An interdisciplinary, low-residency approach to a masters in fine arts degree
- Interdisciplinary, research-based program that addresses the intellectual, aesthetic, technical and practical concerns of the artist
- Low-residency format combines three intensive summer residency periods with four semesters of rigorous online coursework, and the ongoing guidance of a mentor
- Students will engage with artists, thinkers, curators, critics and culture producers from around the world, participating in a global conversation about the arts
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The Art Practice program offers a fully interdisciplinary approach to an MFA degree. We approach artmaking holistically: artists in the program are not defined or separated by medium or discipline. We view process as a kind of critical thinking.
Artists in the program engage in research-based practices, and are encouraged to converse and collaborate across subject matters using a combination of traditional and non-traditional media, technologies and techniques. Participants combine personal narrative with critical theory to create works that comment on societal issues. We aim to create a global community of artists and culture producers who look beyond a consensus driven approach to how we define what’s important in contemporary art.
To that end, a carefully selected, small group of MFA candidates come together at SVA’s NYC campus for three successive, intensive summer residency periods where they have the opportunity to work closely with artists, thinkers, writers, critics and curators in facilities that include a digital sculpture center, a bio-art lab and video and sound editing facilities in addition to a wood shop, metals shop, ceramics studio and fibers lab. In the intervening fall and spring semesters, participants engage in required, rich-media online coursework from all over the world, as well as work under the close guidance of a mentor.
Faculty members include: Angel Abreu, David A. Ross, Suzanne Anker, Beth B, Kathy Brew, Lia Gangitano, Laura F. Gibellini, Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, Johan Grimonprez, Isaac Julien, Baseera Khan, Steven Henry Madoff, Glendalys Medina, Ernesto Pujol, Sarah G. Sharp, Stefan Saffer, Heather Schatz, Jovana Stokic, Jacquelyn Strycker, Carrie Mae Weems, TUG Collective (Gaelyn and Gustavo Aguilar) and Robin Winters. Visiting artists, guest lecturers and mentors include: Vito Acconci, Cory Arcangel, Charles Atlas, Alice Aycock, Suzanne Bocanegra, AA Bronson, Mel Chin, Holland Cotter, Teresita Fernández, Chrissie Iles, Paddy Johnson, Maira Kalman, Tony Oursler, Ester Partegàs, Izhar Patkin, Carolee Schneemann, Lorna Simpson and Cecilia Vicuña.
Like the nature of the work we hope to help students produce, this program itself is a work in progress, and is continuously refined as a function of the experience of all its participants.
July 15th, 3:32pm
MFA ART PRACTICE OPEN STUDIOS
July 10th, 11:57am
Panel Discussion: After School: Creating Opportunities & Communities Outside of the Institution https://t.co/X7QFrOqrQ8
July 10th, 11:03am
Ezra Hubbard (AP '19) at Van Der Plas Gallery https://t.co/cV0U0VCQUE
July 8th, 10:41am
Tomorrow afternoon! https://t.co/srcG6pGj8A
July 8th, 9:55am
Non-Location Specific: MFA Art Practice Second Year Show https://t.co/DwTFY1ubOa
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Monday, July 15, 2019
Wednesday, July 10, 2019