Schroeder is taking the Senior Projects
in Studio Art course this year with
Professor Tulu Bayar, art & art history.
During the fall, students developed
their ideas, met to discuss them and
began creating and critiquing their work.
This spring, they further refined their
projects while writing artist statements,
preparing snap talks and planning
Mindscape: the Annual Senior Student
Art Exhibition, held April 12–May 1
in the Samek Art Museum.
Schroeder’s collection of paintings,
Night Sweats, has evolved as he’s
developed his painting style. “I’ve
illustrated each story with a dreamlike
quality,” he says. “Over time, through
natural progression and critical feed-
back, I’ve loosened and abstracted the
style to further challenge the viewer.”
Standing in the middle of a second-
hand bedframe that will be part of
the exhibition, he says that each new
painting has become his favorite. “I
think that’s because I’ve been getting
comfortable with the style and gradually
dared to do new things with it.”
Bayar says she is impressed with how
the students have embraced critical BR
Frederick Schroeder ’ 16 was having recurring nightmares — his sleep disrupted by anxiety. As a coping mechanism, Schroeder turned to his interest in inter- disciplinary fine arts. The studio art major revisited each nightmare and wrote a memoir about his experience, but as he developed the concept for his senior art project, he began to look beyond himself. Building relationships between art
and people just might o�er a way to share the often-taboo experience of anxiety.
Developing an Artistic Voice
Seniors sort out the challenges of developing a body of work for a
By Paula Cogan Myers
Frederick Schroeder ’ 16 explores
anxiety through painting.