BFA Show

Publication Date

Spring 5-2023

Document Type


Degree Name

B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts)


School of Art and Design


The works in this series explore and question gender roles and stereotypes within work and domestic environments. Throughout history, men have been the breadwinners who come home to a fully cooked meal made by a woman. But today, everyone has career goals no matter their gender identity. Women have worked hard to break down barriers put up in male-dominated work environments, such as in the sports industry. Similarly, men are now able to explore hobbies and careers that had a feminine label in the past, such as taking care of the housework and cooking.

Although we’ve made great progress as a society, there are still issues that need to be talked about more often to keep moving in a positive direction. Many environments can be toxic for someone who is a minority within a group of individuals. If people instead chose to celebrate everyone’s individual successes life would be different. From the females who work in the male-dominated sports industry to males who take care of the housework and cooking, many have found their own success in life despite society saying, “you can’t”.