School of Art students, alumni dominate Mercedes-Benz Financial Services “Experiencing Perspectives” art exhibition


The artwork of three dozen TCU students and alumni is currently on display at the Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Fort Worth facility as part of the ninth annual MBFS Experiencing Perspectives art exhibition.

From clockwise, left to right: Vivian Yeh, TCU, BFA 2018. Missing. Copic marker on paper, 2016, 10″w x 13″h; Maria Barrientos, TCU, Art Education 2018. Paper Planes. Intaglio print on BFK paper, 2016, 13″w x 19″h; Kacie L. Baker, TCU, MFA 2019. Wish. Cyanotype on Arches aquarelle, 2017, 12″w x 9″h. Erika Duque, TCU, MFA 2018. Grand Prismatic. Acrylic on canvas, 2016, 60″w x 60″h.

The exhibition, designed to recognize the importance of art in stimulating and enhancing workspaces and communities, is part of a nearly decade-long partnership with TCU and Southern Methodist University. Faculty members encourage students to submit photos of their artwork for consideration to MBFS, and following a visit to each university’s school of art by both the MBFS brand identity manager and curatorial manager, select the winning works.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to demonstrate their career readiness,” said Dick Lane, director of the School of Art. “The process drives students to establish their voice as they evaluate and identify their artistic concept, and instills self-confidence when their work is selected and professionally displayed.”

“MBFS also provides cash scholarships for students. The scholarships alternate between TCU and SMU each year and range from $2,500 to $10,000. This year, the program includes an artist residency in Berlin, the winner of which will be announced in April.”

View the more than 160 diverse works on display.