MFA Interdisciplinary Arts Program: Winter 2016 residency

MFA Interdisciplinary Arts Program: Winter 2016 residency

Sierra Nevada University (SNU)

Visiting faculty Matt Freedman talking with MFA-IA candidate, summer 2015. Photo: Dane Haman.
October 5, 2015
MFA Interdisciplinary Arts Program: Winter 2016 residency

January 3–12, 2016

Priority application deadline: November 2

Sierra Nevada College
999 Tahoe Blvd
Incline Village, NV 89451-9500
United States

Faculty for winter residency 2016
We are thrilled to announce our visiting faculty, who will join us this winter for our 2nd MFA-IA residency as part of our new low-residency MFA program.

Beth Campbell
Known for her drawings, sculpture, and architectural interventions, Beth Campbell choreographs spaces, crafts uncanny objects, and maps thought. Campbell has shown at various national and international museums and galleries, including but not limited to The Whitney Museum of American Art, the Carnegie Museum of Art, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, and Kate Werble Gallery. Her work is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Sameer Farooq
The interdisciplinary practice of Sameer Farooq aims to create community-based models of participation and knowledge production in order to re-imagine a material record of the present. Farooq’s work has been exhibited internationally, and he has been awarded several grants from the Canada Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, and the Europe Media Fund, as well the President’s Scholarship at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is currently working as an visual artist, educator, and designer, and serves as director of the documentary film collective Smoke Signal Projects.

Jared Stanely
Jared Stanley is a poet, writer, and interdisciplinary artist. He is the author of two collections of poetry, The Weeds and Book Made of Forest. Stanley has received Fellowships from the Center for Art + Environment and the Nevada Arts Council, and currently teaches at Sierra Nevada College, where he co-directs the SNC Poetry Center. His collaborations with the public art group Unmanned Minerals and the Intermedia Artist Megan Berner include It Calls From the Creek and Surrender.

Roman de Salvo
Roman de Salvo is a contemporary American conceptual artist whose sculpture and installations utilize everyday objects and materials in inventive and unexpected ways. De Salvo’s work combines his interest in craft, technology, language, and materials with ever present attributes of wit and play.

Apply here
SNC’s MFA-IA winter priority deadline is quickly approaching. January 3–12 will mark the second residency of our new low-residency MFA program in Interdisciplinary Arts at Sierra Nevada College. With open enrollment already begun, we are excited to invite prospective students to join our growing community of artists and thinkers. As SNC allows for rolling admissions, regardless of the semester in which students enter, they will complete their MFA in five consecutive residencies.

The new low-res MFA-IA consists of two intensive 10-day on-campus residencies during summer and winter sessions over the course of 2.5 years. During the fall and spring semesters, students will work in their home studios and continue relationships with faculty mentors and fellow colleagues via online communication modes such as email exchange, online seminars, blog contributions and other social media.

Our inaugural MFA-IA Residency this past August was a huge success. With students participating from six different states and coming from a variety of backgrounds and media specification, a vital and compelling cross-disciplinary community has begun to form. Faculty for the MFA-IA program will continue to include a rotating list of prestigious Visiting Artist Faculty, made up of working artists and teachers from across the country as well as current members of the SNC-Fine Arts Faculty. The Visiting Faculty members for the summer 2015 residency were: Matt Freedman, Christine Heindl and Peter Rostovsky.


For more information about the program, please see:
Questions? Contact Sarah Lillegard: [email protected]



Winter residency faculty and priority application deadline at Sierra Nevada College

RSVP for MFA Interdisciplinary Arts Program: Winter 2016 residency
Sierra Nevada University (SNU)
October 5, 2015

Thank you for your RSVP.

Sierra Nevada University (SNU) will be in touch.

I have read e-flux’s privacy policy and agree that e-flux may send me announcements to the email address entered above and that my data will be processed for this purpose in accordance with e-flux’s privacy policy*

Thank you for your interest in e-flux. Check your inbox to confirm your subscription.