Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition Featuring Sylvia Kim and Juliana Magnifico, BMC '09

Bryn Mawr College seniors Sylvia Kim and Juliana Magnifico will display their senior thesis fine arts projects at Haverford’s Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, May 9-31, 2009. An opening reception will be held Saturday, May 9, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Gallery.

The Fine Arts Department is pleased to present thesis exhibitions by Sylvia Kim (Drawing Concentration) and Juliana Magnifico (Photography Concentration).

All majors in Fine Arts are required to prepare a thesis exhibition as part of an intensive, year-long Senior Seminar. Group critiques, slide presentations, individual advisory meetings, and creative practices constitute the core curricular elements of this process.

Presenting work created during the Senior Seminar in the College’s Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery provides seniors valuable experiences: they learn to create a coherent body of work in their own themes and to master techniques in each concentration. Exhibiting in a public venue helps them to self-critique their work, while viewer feedback equips seniors to study in graduate programs and to work in professional fields.

Seniors are still student artists, but they are artists to be. We invite viewers to experience their freshly budded ideas and to applaud their efforts in these accomplished works.

Hee Sook Kim Chair, Fine Arts Department 2009

Sylvia Kim is a double major in Fine Arts with a concentration on drawing and Growth and Structure of Cities with a concentration in architecture. Kim was born in San Francisco but moved at age four with her family to South Korea, where she spent the bulk of her childhood and teenage years. She has been a visiting student at the Rhode Island School of Design studying landscape architecture. Her work focuses primarily on large-scale tree drawings inspired by her recent studies of traditional Asian landscape paintings.

Juliana Magnifico is a Fine Arts major concentrating on photography and printmaking, and began studying photography in seventh grade. She works as a teaching assistant for printmaking classes and as staff manager for the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford. Her multimedia work explores the themes of desertion and connection.

Located in Whitehead Campus Center, the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery is open Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday noon-5 p.m., and Wednesdays until 8 p.m.

For more information, contact Matthew Seamus Callinan, Campus Exhibitions Coordinator, at (610) 896-1297 or

Haverford College is located at 370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041.