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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 fall 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


Mah Cualli Ohtli

The MFA Thesis Exhibition of TCU Sculpture Graduate Student Francisco José Alvarado Araujo


Moudy Art Gallery, Texas Christian University

August 24 - 31, 2020


The Art Galleries at TCU presents Mah Cualli OhtliFrancisco José Alvarado Araujo’s MFA Thesis Exhibition. Mah Cualli Ohtliwill be on view at Moudy Gallery from August 24 - 31, 2020, with an online gallery and other digital materials coming soon. 


Francisco José Alvarado Araujo’s MFA thesis exhibition Mah Cualli Ohtli traces his exploration of balance, entropy and uncertainty through delicate gestures and interventions with found objects and machines. Francisco draws from his personal experience to create playful and at times emotionally charged moments of tension and contact, movement and decay, resulting in hypnotizing and tense moments in the space.  Materiality and function are considered in the works, and Francisco uses these to create conditions of spill through physical and auditory connections. Various moving parts inhabit and transform the space into an active environment, fueled by electrical connections. 


The works in Mah Cualli Ohtliinclude configurations of found objects precariously balanced and under tension, a video projection, sound, and kinetic sculpture. 


Francisco Josué Alvarado Araujo is a Master of Fine Arts Candidate in Sculpture at Texas Christian University, where he also teaches Design and Color courses. He acquired his Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Printmaking in 2015 from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. He has lived in the DFW area for 21 years and is currently based out of Fort Worth, Texas.  He has exhibited throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as well as internationally. 




About Moudy Gallery

Moudy Gallery is located in Moudy North Building on TCU’s campus.  2805 S. University Dr., Fort Worth, Texas. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Art Galleries at TCU will remain closed to the public through the Fall 2020 semester. Current TCU students, faculty, and staff can make an appointment to view this exhibition. Admission is free. For more information about this exhibition, images for press, or details about other activities of The Art Galleries at TCU visit the Galleries website or call 817-257-2588.


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