Spring 18 Semester Summary

This essay is a summary of my first semester in the low-residency MFA program. I’ve divided the semester into three sections: mentorship, practice, and study. First, I will discuss my work with my creative mentor; then I will review my practice and imagemaking; I will...

Defining and Expanding the Idea of Portraiture

Last month the Museum of Modern Art broadcast a livestream lecture with a question and answer session called Expanded Portraiture. The event was held in conjunction with the MoMA’s current show Being: New Photography 2018. In the video, artists and curators discuss...
May 18 MFA Studio Work Update

May 18 MFA Studio Work Update

Greg my mentor stresses that it’s not good enough to make pictures, they need to be beautiful. As the semester comes to a close, I feel I’ve not made many beautiful images; save the one here at the top of the page. I lost my way a bit this semester, my...

MFA Work Update

Last week I had a Zoom meeting with my mentor Greg Miller. We reviewed my work with models Suzi, Billy, Regina and brother-in-law Danny. In the review he noted that some of the images were going in a different direction and he wanted to know what that was about. He...

New Tumblr

One of my MFA requirements is to keep a blog. I’ve been updating this site with new work, but I also started a tumblr, Eileen’s MFA. On the tumblr I have recent work, but also I have artists I’m watching; shows or workshops I’ve attended, and...