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:
The Senior Undergraduate Thesis Show Opened This Week
This show marks the midway point in the seniors’ final year at Columbia University. Works by these visual arts majors are on display in the LeRoy Neiman gallery at Dodge Hall from December 5-18, 2019.read more
Twenty Columbia Artists Exhibiting Work at Art Basel in Miami Beach
Twenty Columbia visual artists, including two faculty members and nineteen alumni, will exhibit work at the 2019 Art Basel and other associated art fairs in Miami during the first week of December.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
Six Columbia Students in Group Exhibit at Collective 131, 'Study Sessions'
Collective 131, a gallery based in Hoboken, New Jersey, is a space devoted to promoting the work of women artists. For the past month, they have held a group exhibit called Study Sessions, which features work from six Columbia students.read more
Alumnus Matthew C. Wilson '13 in Two Group Exhibits this Winter
This winter, alumnus Matthew C. Wilson ’13 has artwork in two group exhibits—one in Belgium, the other in the Netherlands.read more
Professor Susanna Coffey in Solo Exhibit Opening this Month
Professor Susanna Coffey will have a solo exhibit opening November 20, 2019 at the Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects in New Yorkread more