Thesis work by Filip Lav '16
Photo by Joel Jares

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 Visual Arts Program is interdisciplinary and 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 moving image, new genres, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

2017 Thesis Exhibition
Visual Arts and Sound Art
Lenfest Center for the Arts

Visual Arts News

Adjunct Faculty Member Kiki Smith in Solo Exhibition

Visual Arts adjunct faculty member, Kiki Smith, is featured in a solo exhibition titled, From the Creek, at The Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, NY. From the Creek will run until November 17th, 2017.  

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Student Spotlight: Kiyan Williams ‘19

The Student Spotlight series aims to highlight the work of current MFA students, asking them to share thoughts on their practice by answering curated and peer-submitted questions. Kiyan Williams ‘19 is a first-year Visual Arts MFA student.  

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Two Visual Arts Faculty in Exhibit Exploring U.S. Imperialism

Visual arts faculty members, Tomas Vu-Daniel and Rirkrit Tiravanija, are featured in a group exhibit titled, Green Go Home, at the Vargas Museum in Manila, Philippines.  

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Sanford Biggers One of Twelve Artists Commissioned in Photography Exhibit at The Met

Faculty member, Sanford Biggers, is one of twelve artists commissioned for the exhibition, Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations Between Artists, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibit will run until December 17th, 2017.  

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Student Spotlight: Vivian Chiu ‘19

The Student Spotlight series aims to highlight the work of current MFA students, asking them to share thoughts on their practice by answering curated and peer-submitted questions.   Vivian Chiu ‘19 is an MFA Visual Arts student in her first year.    

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Four Alumni Featured in The Socrates Annual Exhibition

Four alumni, Valerie Piraino ‘09, Xu Wang ‘13, Tali Karen ‘16, and Alex Strada ‘16, are exhibiting their sculptures at The Socrates Annual in the Socrates Sculpture Park located in Astoria, NY.  

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