Thesis Title

Journey to My Roots

Date of Graduation

Spring 2019


Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies


Art and Design

Committee Chair

Eric Pervukhin


This autobiographical body of work is a visual journey that involved the investigation of my personal identity and roots as well as the exploration of my cultural history through a process that relied on photographs, stories and family traditions, such as crafting. I consider this process and practice to be my passage into a globalized society while simultaneously finding my niche in my newly adopted country of America.


journey, travel, collage, mixed-media, painting, printmaking, identity, globalization, tradition, Kazakhstan

Subject Categories

Art and Design | Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts | Illustration | Painting | Printmaking


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Open Access