Semester of Graduation
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
School of Art
During my three years in the LSU M.F.A. painting program, I experimented with many different directions, but I have always returned to painterly figuration as the means best suited to the expression of my thoughts and feelings. Symbolism of alienation and isolation have always been extremely important to me, but as my painting has evolved formal issues of composition and color have become increasingly important, allowing me to address more complex metaphorical structures.
Ding, Chao, "Painterly Reality" (2019). LSU Master's Theses. 4951.