Date of Award
Master of Arts
Marital and Family Therapy
School or College
College of Communication and Fine Arts
Joyce Yip Green, Ph.D., LMFT, ATR-BC
This research project aims to explore the relationship between art-making and wellbeing in professional artists during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study involves 14 respondents who were invited to complete a Qualtrics survey as well as a process of arts-based inquiry. Researchers analyzed participants’ survey and art responses using an iterative collaborative process to identify emergent themes. These themes included a non-optional and internally-located drive to create; positive emotional, social, and physiological impacts associated with art-making and art-sharing; and, positive impacts on art practice associated with the pandemic. These findings emphasized the unique strengths and challenges associated with the professional artist identity.
Lindsey, Ilyse; Mahammadie-Sabet, Schelsey; and Rademacher, Nicole, "Art-making and Wellbeing with Professional Artists During a Pandemic" (2021). LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations. 956.