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John McVay

MFA Candidate, Graduate Assistant
Department(s): Art
Mail Code: 5002
Email: mcvayj1@unlv.nevada.edu


John McVay works between printmaking, collage, and more recently, collaborative sound and video installations. He thinks of the Las Vegas Strip as a richly textured and collaged landscape. He’s pursuing his MFA at UNLV to research Las Vegas, contemporary consumerism, American culture, ideology, nostalgia, and the spaces between high and low culture. He aims to push the boundaries of traditional printmaking techniques, bring printmaking into contact with sculptural installation, and combine sound and video elements in order to create immersive experiences. He earned a BFA in Printmaking with a minor in Art History from Arizona State University.