Dessarae Bassil

Mentor: Dr. Lisa Iglesias
College of Art and Art History
"To enhance my undergraduate experience, and to be part of an art theoretical conversation."





Research Interests

  • Humor
  • Play
  • Art

Academic Awards

  • N/A


  • Cinders Gallery
  • Fla Gallery


  • Harn Museum of Art

Hobbies and Interests

  • Swimming
  • Comedy
  • Art Hisrory
  • Making things

Research Description

Creative Lube: A Discourse Between Humor, Play and Art
Through a two pronged approach of personal and art theoretical/historical research, I intend to show the creative worth of humor and play. I feel these are often devalued in the "high" arts. I want to show that there are serious creative benefits to playing around and that humor is key in navigating difficult topics.