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

Columbia Artists in Group Exhibit Exploring Love and Pain

Columbia Artists in Group Exhibit Exploring Love and Pain

More than two dozen Faculty, Alumni, and Current Students are featured in the group exhibition, Love 2018: Purple Hearts, currently running at Columbia University’s LeRoy Neiman Gallery.

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Mentor Sable Elyse Smith in Solo Exhibit Examining Trauma and Incarceration

Mentor Sable Elyse Smith in Solo Exhibit Examining Trauma and Incarceration

Visual Arts Mentor Sable Elyse Smith is in a solo exhibit titled, Ordinary Violence, at Queens Museum in Flushing, New York. Ordinary Violence explores the "trauma and emotional violence affected on incarcerated individuals and their loved ones," according to the museum’s press release.

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Vesna Pavlović '07 in Group Exhibition Examining Post Cold-War Europe

Vesna Pavlović '07 in Group Exhibition Examining Post Cold-War Europe

Alumna Vesna Pavlović '07 is one of two dozen artists featured in a group exhibition titled, The Travellers: Voyage and Migration in New Art from Central and Eastern Europe, at Kumu Art Museum in Estonia.

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Alumni Begin Year-Long Lecture-Performance on Politics, Race, and Gender

Alumni Begin Year-Long Lecture-Performance on Politics, Race, and Gender

Alumni Alex Strada '16 and Tali Keren '16 will begin their year-long series of lecture-performances titled, Fictive Witness, on February 13th, 2018, 7pm, at the Goethe Institute’s Ludlow 38 art space in downtown Manhattan.

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Adjunct Faculty Member Sondra Perry in Solo Exhibition

Adjunct Faculty Member Sondra Perry in Solo Exhibition

Adjunct faculty member Sondra Perry is in a self-titled solo exhibition at the Bridget Donahue Gallery, located in downtown New York.    

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Faculty Member Rirkrit Tiravanija Creates 'Bamboo Maze' in Singapore

Faculty Member Rirkrit Tiravanija Creates 'Bamboo Maze' in Singapore

Visual Arts Faculty member Rirkrit Tiravanija’s latest site-specific installation—a four-meter high bamboo maze with a traditional wooden tea house at the center—is currently on display at National Gallery Singapore.

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