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A Place for My Things: Ashley Stecenko MFA Thesis Exhibition

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The Art Galleries at TCU will be unable to welcome public audiences in-person for any exhibitions or events this spring and until further notice. We will be offering “by-appointment only” viewings for current TCU students, faculty, and staff only for both Moudy Gallery and Fort Worth Contemporary Arts. Email us at to make an appointment.


While we are sad not to have you with us in person, we will make sure you have lots of virtual and digital options to engage with the work of our students, faculty and guest artists. The Art Galleries at TCU will continue to showcase high quality art and artistic practice by contemporary artists.


Thank you,
TCU Art Galleries Director, and Gallery Manager


A Place for My Things

The MFA Thesis Exhibition of TCU Painting Graduate Student Ashley Stecenko

Moudy Art Gallery, Texas Christian University

March 15 - 19, 2021

Virtual Exhibition: Coming Soon


The Art Galleries at TCU presents A Place for My Things, Ashley Stecenko’s MFA Thesis Exhibition. A Place for my things will be on view at Moudy Gallery from March 15- 19, 2021, with an online gallery and other digital materials coming soon.

A Place for My Things consists of a series of image-transfer drawings on fabric. The work revolves around the concept of home, both physically and mentally. In the exhibition, Stecenko references her personal space and furniture as signifiers for intimacy, comfort, and solitude. Through a process of solvent-based image transfers, in which she lifts the ink from the surface of photographs onto a translucent fabric, Stecenko uses drawing and sewing to interpret the house as a body of images and an extension of self.

Ashley Stecenko spent her childhood growing up all around the Midwest and is now living and working in Texas. She is currently a graduate student earning her MFA in Studio Art at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. She received her BFA in Painting from Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ashley’s work focuses on interests in family dynamics, displacement, and memory. Through a process of solvent-based image transfers, she removes the image from its original context in order to construct a psychological space – exploring the places where emotional states collide.



About The Art Galleries at TCU

The Art Galleries at TCU are a dynamic cultural resource presenting unique exhibitions and projects by inspiring contemporary artists. Through a rigorous curatorial process of research, creative collaboration and interdisciplinary partnerships, the galleries showcase excellent artistic practice and high-quality art, while supporting experimentation and innovation. To support students and faculty, the galleries act as a catalyst for critical dialogue and provide a vital avenue for professional development through investigation of contemporary art practices.


* In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TCU students, faculty and staff must make an appointment to view exhibitions. The Art Galleries at TCU will remain closed to off-campus visitors through the Spring 2021 semester. However, we will continue to produce online content and exhibitions, available to the TCU community and our public audience worldwide. For more information about this exhibition, images for press, or details about other activities of The Art Galleries at TCU please visit the Galleries website, email, or call 817-257-2588.


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Online Exhibition Available 

Friday, March 19

Moudy Gallery

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Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students


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painting, MFA, TCUMFA, Studio Art, Ashley Stecenko

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