There’s Nothing Strange Here: 2022 MFA Graduating Students’ Exhibition

August 8, 2022 - September 10, 2022

There’s Nothing Strange Here is the 2022 MFA Thesis Exhibition presenting the work of four artists from the University of Calgary’s Graduating Master of Fine Arts class.

Organized by the Department of Art and Art History, hosted by Nickle Galleries.

  • Beyond Virus, Shuduo Qu
  • Here in the big unknown, after all the deaths and departures: Exploring place attachment and memory, Melika Forouzan Pour
  • Altar To The Unknown God, J. Klassen
  • Bear Grease & Smudge Smoke, Audie Murray (see online works, here)

Other 2022 MFA Thesis Exhibitions included: 

  • Floating Bodies, Parnia Shahab (shown at Contemporary Calgary, August 7-Sept 9, 2022)


Audie Murray, Bear Smudge, 2022, film still from performance piece. Photo credit Audie Murray.

Shuduo Qu. Untitled member, After Untitled (Your body is a battleground). 2022. 30 x 24″ Oil and acrylic on canvas. Photo by Shuduo Qu

Melika Forouzan Pour, Here in the big unknown, 2021. oil color on canvas, 58.5 x 65.5″ Photo by Melika Forouzan Pour

J. Klassen, I Feel This Emptiness, Howling Out Comp. #1, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 60″ x 60″. Photo by Jesse Klassen

Parnia Shahab, Floating Bodies App, 2022.

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