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Two painting students accepted to top MFA programs

The Painting and Drawing area is please to announce that Bill Warden has been accepted to the Yale University School of Art, and Sam Cockrell to Columbia University School of the Arts.

Bill Warden makes abstract paintings with inventive, scraped surfaces. His paintings allude to both landscape and still life, but can’t quite be categorized as either. Bill, originally from Knoxville, received both a BA in Philosophy and a BFA in studio art from UT.

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Bill Warden, Still Life with Flowers and Tape
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Bill Warden, Southern Levant (Nuevo Laredo)

Sam Cockrell’s abstract paintings translate cultural and personal experiences into coded reflections. His artwork is fueled by his interest in popular culture, color, and technology. Sam, originally from Murfreesboro, will receive his BFA in Studio Art from UT this spring.

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Sam Cockrell, Under the Door
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Sam Cockrell, We All Have Something To Hide

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