Date of Award

Spring 6-6-2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Digital Media

First Advisor

Nora Khan

Second Advisor

Mark Cetilia

Third Advisor

Shawn Greenlee


Being an artist represents a lifelong commitment to nonstop development, despite life circumstances. I fully utilized my two years at graduate school to develop a sustainable way of living an artist’s life by creating a standard operating procedure (SOP), guiding my research and practice. An SOP is a strategic method designed to reach an objective in a systemic manner. Mine shows it is possible for an artist to stay productive, creative, and healthy under high pressure, even during unexpected contingencies like the COVID-19 pandemic. My personal experience completing graduate school during a pandemic presents a possibility to other artists of how to live an artist’s life effectively and healthily. It could show the possibility of art practice to enhance and give meaning to life.


View exhibition online: Zongxian Huang, Contemporary Art Warfare



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