Date of Award
Master of Arts
Marital and Family Therapy
School or College
College of Communication and Fine Arts
Joy Yip Green
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.