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A THESISSS SHOW



A THESISSS SHOW: 20 ARTISTS CURATED BY 20 ARTISTS is an online art exhibition connecting a global roster of artists whose final undergraduate exhibitions were compromised by COVID-19. Curated like a game of telephone, each student artist elected another student artist to be included in the show. This pattern continued from country to country, medium to medium, until a twenty-person line-up was complete. The exhibition explores the notion of digital connectivity and community during an era of interrupted physical correspondence.

A THESISSS SHOW is a ssspecial project led by Something Special Studios. The concept for an online student exhibition was brought to SSS by Chloe Walecki, as a proposal for her final internship project with the studio. Chloe is the first artist featured in the exhibition.

Something Special Studios


Something Special Studios is a creative company in New York City, offering a range of 
 services - from idea to execution. Built on a studio model of collaboration, the agency 
 partners with a global family of artists and experts to create projects that push us all 
 to think a bit differently.

Select clients include: Nike, Beats by Dre, Calvin Klein, Brooklyn Museum, Budweiser, 
 Uniqlo x Alexander Wang, Slam Jam, Moncler, Levis, and Dior.

ssspecial projects


ssspecial projects is the studio’s platform for studio-born initiatives. At times this means 
 creative pursuits originating within the walls of SSS. Other times this means utilizing our 
 network and services to bring the ideas of our creative partners to life. ssspecial projects 
 enables exploration and experimentation within the studio, as well as the opportunity 
 for creative exchange with artists, non-profits, cultural institutions, and the like.

ARTIST ROSTER


Chloe Walecki, New York University, New York, NY USA
Sierra Harris, Cal State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA USA
Liam Black, Alberta University of the Arts, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Courtney Faulkner, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Carlan Savage, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Yuii Savage, Alberta University of the Arts, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Hannah Lim, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
Jay Darlington, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Harriet Davey, Kingston School of Art, Kingston, England
Laura Bella, Central Saint Martins, London, England
Del Juan Brown, Ravensbourne University, London, England
Iphigenia Garant, Central Saint Martins, London, England
Renata Del Riego, Columbia University, New York, NY USA
Uncle’s Boy Landscaping, Irene Song and Curtis Ho, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY USA
Rey Carlson, VCUarts, Richmond, VA USA
Raven Lu, ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA USA
Sasha Filimonov, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI USA
Musa Ghaznavi, Bennington College, Bennington, VT USA
Harry Cole, Stanford University, Stanford, CA USA
James McBride, Bennington College, Bennington, VT USA

LAUNCH

A THESISSS SHOW will launch on May 22, 2020 on a-thesisss.show