Visual Arts

The Visual Arts Program attracts emerging artists of unusual promise from around the world. They join a vigorous community, working alongside an exceptional faculty at a world-renowned research institution in New York City, the center of the art world. 

Contemporary art has become increasingly interdisciplinary. To that end, the Visual Arts Program offers an MFA degree in Visual Arts rather than in one specific medium. The two-year studio program, taught by internationally celebrated artists, allows students to pursue digital media, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation, performance and video art.
 

2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition
Mon, April 25–Mon, May 16, 2016, 12–5 pm
Reception: Sun, April 24, 2016, 2–5 pm
Fisher Landau Center for Art
38-27 30th St, Long Island City

News

Edie Falco, Award-Winning Actress from The Sopranos and Nurse Jackie, Will Address School of the Arts Graduates at Columbia University
updated May 2016

Edie Falco, the award-winning actress best known for her roles in The Sopranos and Nurse Jackie, will be the speaker at the Celebration of Graduates, Wednesday, May 18, 2016.
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updated April 2016
 
Visual Arts MFA student Iris Hu ’17 has been awarded a 2016 Soros Fellowship for New Americans.
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updated April 2016
 
Five School of the Arts alumni have received 2016 Guggenheim Fellowships: Marina Adams ‘83 in Fine Arts; Jesse Ball ‘04 in Fiction; Edmund Campion ‘93 in Music Composition; Amanda Petrusich ’05 in General Nonfiction; and Sue de Beer ’98 for Fine Arts.
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updated April 2016
 
Professor Sanford Biggers’s solo exhibition the pasts they brought with them is on view at Monique Meloche Gallery through April 2. This is the second time his work has been exhibited in the Chicago gallery.
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updated April 2016
 
Alumna and adjunct faculty member Inbal Abergil’s ’11 solo exhibition N O K - Next Of Kin was recently on display showing at Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New York.
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updated March 2016
 
Yve Laris Cohen ‘11 received a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in dance. The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, founded in 1963, awards grants to support, encourage and promote artists’ experimentation in pioneering new works.
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updated March 2016
 
Mentor Mark Dion’s solo exhibition The Library for the Birds of New York and Other Marvels is on view at Tanya Banakdar Gallery through April 16.
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updated February 2016
 
Revisiting the Art of Inequalit, an exhibit featuring work by Emily Kloppenburg ’16 and IIaria Ortensi ’15, is on view through February 29 at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University.
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updated February 2016
 
Tracy Molis’s ’11 solo exhibition OSg-OSz was held at Night Gallery in Los Angeles recently. The exhibition opened on October 24, 2015, and closed December 5; you can view some of the paintings included in the exhibit here.
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updated January 2016
 
Jessica Segall ’10 has been awarded a Film, Media and New Technology Production grant from NYSCA for her work Earthscapes II.
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Visual Arts Program
310 Dodge Hall
Mail Code 1806
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 854-4065
visualarts@columbia.edu

 
 
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Columbia University School of the Arts offers MFA degrees in Film, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Writing, an MA degree in Film Studies, a joint JD/MFA degree in Theatre Management & Producing, a PhD degree in Theatre History, Literature, and Theory, and an interdisciplinary program in Sound Arts.