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MANDEM is the art name of Maize Arendsee (an art instructor and Studio Art MFA student at Florida State University), shared with her life-partner, Moco Steinman-Arendsee. Drawing on an academic background in classical mythology, gender studies, and critical theory, MANDEM works across media and materials (painting, assemblage/collage, film, sculpture, and book-making), intentionally destabilizing genre in terms of content and media. MANDEM has received numerous awards, including Juror's Merit at the LaGrange National XXVII (2014) and First Place at the FSU Museum of Fine Arts Summer Annual Exhibition (2014). While being widely published and nationally exhibited, MANDEM remains actively involved in the Tallahassee art scene.

» Studio Art, MFA
» Interdisciplinary Humanities, MA
» Interdisciplinary Humanities and Classical Civilizations, BA

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MANDEM (MFA, Studio Art) - Painting, Assemblage/Collage, Film, Sculpture, Book-Making. With an academic background in mythology, critical theory, and gender/queer studies, MANDEM works across media and materials, intentionally destabilizing genre in terms of content and media. MANDEM's work has been widely exhibited and published. As Maize Arendsee, MANDEM can be found teaching university-level art classes and presenting original art historical research at academic conferences.