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.
Columbia University School of the Arts Visual Arts Program, in association with the Fisher Landau Center for Art, presented the 2013 MFA Thesis Exhibition, encompassing work by the 26 artists who graduated from the program this past May.
The show was curated by Fionn Meade.
David Castillo Gallery is currently exhibiting 3 Dollars & 6 Dimes, a solo exhibition by Visual Arts faculty member Sanford Biggers. The artist will present new mixed media painting, installation, and performance.
On May 21, 2014 the School of the Arts graduates in Film, Theatre, Visual Arts and Writing gathered in Miller Theatre to celebrate the end of their time as students, and the beginning of their lives as professional artists.
Visual Arts faculty member Sarah Sze and mentor Mark Dion participate in the group show The Bigger Picture: Work from the 1990s, along with several other artists. The exhibition, which celebrates the 20-year anniversary of the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, opens on June 12 and runs through August 1.
Joan Jonas ('65) was selected by the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, which promotes cultural exchanges worldwide, to represent the United States at the 56th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, which runs from May 9 through November 22, 2015. For the American pavilion, Jonas will create a site-specific installation incorporating v