Jillian Mayer‘s work explores how technology and the Internet affect our identities, lives, and experiences. Through videos, online experiences, photography, telephone numbers, performance, sculpture, and installation, her work examines and plays with the tension between physical and digital iterations of identity and existence.



Sponsored in part by Blick-Utrecht Art Supplies, the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, and MFA Happy Hour, the PSU MFA Studio Lecture Series brings together artists from a variety of disciplines to explore the subjects of their own work before a live audience. Lectures are held throughout the year, most often in Shattuck Hall Annex (SW Broadway at SW Hall on the PSU Campus) on Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM. Lectures are free and open to the public.

PSU’s MFA in Contemporary Art Practice/Studio degree program is dedicated to interdisciplinary experimentation and the exploration of ideas through the experience of making. Students are supported in a range of research and production, from the traditional to the emerging, as they consider the multiple ways art can live in and beyond the studio.