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Postponed: POSTPONED: Mah Cualli Ohtli: MFA Thesis Exhibition of Francisco Jose Alvarado Araujo

Amidst concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the United States, TCU has extended Spring Break through March 20th, and will move all classes online until April 6th. In light of these measures to protect TCU’s students, faculty, and staff; Moudy Gallery will be closed until April 6th and Fort Worth Contemporary Arts will be closed until April 8th.


We are still working through what this means for our programing for the rest of the spring 2020 semester. Please contact the galleries at with any questions you may have, and continue to follow our socials for more updates.


Thank you,
TCU Art Galleries Director, and Gallery Manager


Mah Cualli Ohtli

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


Moudy Art Gallery, Texas Christian University

March 16 - 20, 2020

Opening reception, Monday, March 16th, 5-7 pm


The Art Galleries at TCU presents Mah Cualli OhtliFrancisco Jose Alvarado Araujo’s MFA Thesis Exhibition. Mah Cualli Ohtliwill be on view at Moudy Gallery from March 16 - 20, 2020, with an opening reception on Monday, March 16th, from 5-7pm.


Francisco Jose Alvarado Araujo’s MFA thesis exhibition Mah Cualli Ohtlitraces 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 Josue 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. 




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Friday, March 20 at 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

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