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.
Visual Arts News:
Seven Columbia Artists Featured in Group Exhibition in Pasadena
Keith Mayerson’s Friends and Family exhibit at the Peter Mendenhall Gallery in Pasadena, CA features seven artists from Columbia University: Marc Handelman '03, Dana Schutz '02, Jesse Bransford '00, Esteban Cabeza de Baca '14 (Faculty), David Humphrey (Mentor), Bea Parsons '12, and Heidi Howard '14.read more
Art by Faculty and Alumni Featured in Gulf War Exhibit at MoMA
The MoMA PS1 show Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991–2011 features works by artists who respond to the legacies of American military involvement in Iraq, beginning with the Gulf War in 1991.read more
Six Columbia Artists Featured in 'Proposition,' Showing at Hesse Flatow
The exhibition Proposition at HESSE FLATOW in New York brings together seventeen video artists and showcases their work in a screening room.read more
Current Student John Rivas Featured in New York Exhibit this Winter
Current student John Rivas is currently in a two-person show with February James at Ross+Kramer Gallery in New York. Titled double trouble, this show is curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah.read more
Conversations with Artists in Art Getting Art: Erin Elise Holland
Conversations with Artists in Art Getting Art is a bi-weekly series and a play on Jerry Seinfeld's Conversations with Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.read more
Conversations with Artists in Art Getting Art: Joseph Liatela
This week we sat down with current student Joseph Liatela to talk about being an introverted performance artist, the DSM, and the nuances of public touch.read more