“Please Wait.”, my thesis show, is comprised of art works that question institutional and cultural ideology. The installation and encompassed works derive from my experiences with doctors, hospitals, and countless waiting rooms. Framed as a medical waiting room in the gallery, the MFA Thesis show raises issues including the cultural conception of wellness, how we perform as patients, and how spaces intended to seem innocuous can harbor ideology. The threads that tie the thesis work together are my use of self as source and subject, my extrapolation of the personal to a social and political significance for others, my goal to complicate rather than solve or simplify issues, and a challenge to the notions of the normative, of authority, and of sociocultural presumptions that are harmful or limiting.