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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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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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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Term Appointed Professor Kambui Olujimi '13 Premiering Film at Lincoln Center in NYC

Full-time term faculty member and alumnus, Kambui Olujimi '13 is premiering his work Where Does the Time Go... in Lincoln Center, New York, NY on November 15th, 2017 at 7:30pm. Where Does the Time Go...

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