By Roya Fathalizadeh–

The biannual Bachelor of Fine Arts art show began Nov. 17, showcasing the paintings, photos and ceramics of eight graduating students.

“The art show displays a body of work that culminates the curriculum that students have learned during their time at the Hite,” Coordinator of Collections and Exhibitions Jessica Kincaid said.

Each student showcased their senior thesis and received praise from family, friends and art show attendees. One artist, Robyn Kaufman, focused her thesis on photography.

“I made a series of photographs that are life size nudes of women,” Kaufman said. “I wanted to promote women empowerment and body positivity.”

The photographs present an array of women who range in size, style and beauty.

“I want women to feel comfortable with themselves,” Kaufman said. “I want women to know that they are fine just the way they are and do not have to be what the media says they should be. I believe everyone has their special little quirks and that’s okay.”

The show runs until Dec. 9.

Photos by Cassidy Meurer/ The Louisville Cardinal