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

Current Student Jeffrey Meris Wins $2,500 Bahamas Art Competition Scholarship

Current Visual Arts student Jeffrey Meris is one of the winners in the Open Category of the 35th Annual Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Competition.

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Bat-Ami Rivlin '19 Produces Short Film in NewFest

Bat-Ami Rivlin '19 Produces Short Film in NewFest

Current student, Bat-Ami Rivlin '19 produced the short film, A Prayer with Alon Borten (director) and it's premiering in New York with NewFest, New York’s LGBT Film Festival.  

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Alumna Harty du Pont '76 Gifts the Helen Hartley Mead Platt Prize for Visual Arts

Alumna Harty du Pont '76 Gifts the Helen Hartley Mead Platt Prize for Visual Arts

Columbia School of the Arts alumna Harty du Pont '76 has made a generous gift for a new prize in the Visual Arts program.

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Alumnus Adam Liam Rose '17 Exhibits Site-Specific Installation at Ortega Y Gasset Projects

Alumnus Adam Liam Rose '17 Exhibits Site-Specific Installation at Ortega Y Gasset Projects

Visual Arts alumnus Adam Liam Rose '17 is currently exhibiting a site-specific installation at Ortega Y Gasset Projects in The Skirt, the collective’s dedicated space for site-specific installations.

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Adjunct Assistant Professor Edward Minoff in Exhibition at Cavalier Galleries

Adjunct Assistant Professor Edward Minoff in Exhibition at Cavalier Galleries

Visual Arts Adjunct Assistant Professor, Edward Minoff, is in exhibition at Cavalier Galleries in New York from October 17 to November 18.

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Mentor Ralph Lemon Receives $250,000 Heinz Award

Mentor Ralph Lemon Receives $250,000 Heinz Award

​Visual Arts Mentor, Ralph Lemon, has been awarded the prestigious Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities Category for a cash prize of $250,000.

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