Creative Counterpoints presents a selection of artworks in a variety of media, produced by the undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the Women’s Literature in Global Perspective class, taught by Prof. Marika Preziuso, Liberal Arts Department, Spring and Fall 2015. The exhibition includes works by MFA students who have contributed to the class either as guest speakers or during critiques.

In Creative Counterpoints the artists examine and reflect on the intersections of creativity and women’s identities. Their art draws inspiration from personal narratives and the works of women writers across cultures that we read in class. The artworks are inspired, among others, by the writings of Jean Rhys, Edwidge Danticat, Maryse Condé, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Marjane Satrapi, Grace Nichols, Alok Vaid-Menon, Joy Ladin, Audre Lorde, Achy Obejas, and Anne-Marie Slaughter.

Creative Counterpoints is curated by Marika Preziuso and Elizabeth Carre, with the invaluable support and curatorial expertise of the Community Exhibitions student team of the Center for Art and Community Partnerships (CACP) at MassArt.

Conceptual Autobiography No. 2 - Sy Salinas and Anna Steinman

Mindys - Anne Sisto

Beacons: Prod, Safety & Freedom, Nob - Anneloes van Beek

Yo No Se - Rebecca Shea

Huge amnions of watermelons you can't cup - Danielle M. Potwin 

It ain't taught it's caught - Franko Kosic-Matuli 

Perceiving Race - Hannah Bernard

Procatalepsis - Julia Dudley-Krame 

Pewegil - Lily Nicolazzo

My Personal: My Political - Melissa Masters

Swallowing the Siren - Avielle Gilligan and Michelle Thomas

Tsunami - Christy Cho 

Bring Closer - Diana Jean Puglis 

Cocoon - Elizabeth Carr 

Femininity in Society - Hannah Farmery

sMashed - Leah Gilbode

Them, Me, All of Us - Lindsey Caputo

Curves - Paul S. Briggs

Floating inside Remembrances - Marissa Iamartino

Aware - Yukiko Nishin 

Aware - Yukiko Nishin