Left to right: Bradley Pitts '20, Roni Aviv '20, Mark Yang '20, Stipan Tadić '20, Meredith Wilson '20, Floor piece: Eric Brittain '20 at Aesthetically Functional Only: 2019 Columbia MFA Summer Show

Visual Arts & Sound Art Summer Show On View Now

BY Zoe Contros Kearl, August 6, 2019

Columbia University's Visual Arts & Sound Art Summer Show Aesthetically Functional Only is up now. The show runs from July 24 to August 10 with a Closing Reception on Saturday, August 10 from 5 to 9 pm ET. The Summer Show is a yearly off-campus exhibition by students at Columbia’s MFA program and includes work by both first and second-year students. Each year the Summer Show is initiated and created by students in the MFA Visual Arts Program. The aim of this process is to provide an opportunity for students to work together organizing a group exhibition in New York as a collaborative career development exercise. 


The 2019 MFA Summer Show, Aesthetically Functional Only, is curated by Edsel Williams. Williams curates private and public art collections and owns and directs The Fireplace Project in East Hampton NY, where he presents 3-5 exhibitions per year. The students and curator are deeply grateful for the support and generous contributions of Beth Rudin DeWoody, The Rudin Family, Dayna and Steve Novenstein, and UOVO. Without their support, the MFA program would not be able to produce this exhibition.


Artists in the show include: 

Priscilla Aleman '19

Nicole Burko '19

Rosana Cabán '19 (Sound Art)  

Vivian Chiu '19

Vikram Divecha '19

Rafael Domenech '19

Travis Fairclough '19

Annette Hur '19

Noah Jackson '19

Esteban Jefferson '19

Taejoong Kim '19

Susanna Koetter '19

Saskia Krafft '19

Rachel LaBine '19

Kate Liebman '19

Ruhee Maknojia '19

Jessica Martinez '19

James McCracken Jr. '19

Jeffrey Meris '19

Dante Migone-Ojeda '19

Bat-Ami Rivlin '19

Emma Schwartz '19

Hinda Weiss '19

Xirin '19

Coco Young '19

Ayoung Yu '19

Henry Anker '20

Catalina Antonio Granados '20

Roni Aviv '20

Patrick Bayly '20

Eric Brittain '20

Susan M B Chen '20

Joanna Cortez '20

Mónica Félix '20

Fontaine Capel '20

Julian Day '20 (Sound Art)

Baris Gokturk '20

Joan D. Hacker '20 (Sound Art)

Jenn Hassin '20

YiFan Jiang '20

Clare Koury '20

Wai Lau '20

Yi Sa-Ra '20

Yushan Liu '20

Paula Lycan '20

Cara Lynch '20

Erica Mao '20

James J.A. Mercer '20

Katie Miller '20

Bradley Pitts '20

Stipan Tadic '20

Kiyomi Taylor '20

Meredith Pence Wilson '20

Mark Yang '20


Location: 1675 Broadway, New York, NY (at 52nd Street) 

Open hours: Tues - Saturday from 1 to 6 pm ET, or by appointment

Closing Reception: Saturday, August 10 from 5 to 9 pm ET