MFA Art Practice:
department awards 2015–16

MFA Art Practice:
department awards 2015–16

School of Visual Arts (SVA)

Nat Castañeda, Static Background Radiation (still), 2014. Video. Photo courtesy of the artist.
January 26, 2015
MFA Art Practice: department awards 2015–16

School of Visual Arts (SVA)
MFA Art Practice
335 West 16 Street
New York, NY

T +1 212 592 2781
[email protected]

MFA Art Practice is excited to announce over 120,000 USD in available departmental awards for the 2015–16 academic year. These awards are available to both US and international graduate students, and will be awarded according to academic/artistic merit and financial need.

Interested students must apply online to the MFA Art Practice program.


The MFA Art Practice program at the School of Visual Arts offers a low-residency, interdisciplinary approach to an MFA degree. A carefully selected, small group of candidates comes together at SVA’s NYC campus for three successive, intensive summer residency periods where they have the opportunity to work closely with established artists, designers, writers, critics and curators, including David A. Ross (Chair), Suzanne Anker, Alice Aycock, Beth B, Dara Birnbaum, Kathy Brew, Eric and Heather ChanSchatz, Ben Davis, E.V. Day, Lia Gangitano, Laura F. Gibellini, Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, Johan Grimonprez, Lyle Ashton Harris, Daniel Kunitz, Alix Lambert, Steven Henry Madoff, Izhar Patkin, Ernesto Pujol, Alexis Rockman, Tim Rollins, Sarah G. Sharp, Gary Simmons, Stefan Saffer, Jovana Stokic, Mark Tribe, Carrie Mae Weems and Robin Winters.

Facilities 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, interactive, rich-media online coursework from all over the world.

MFA Art Practice aims to create a global community of artists who feel secure in their ability to produce works of art using traditional and nontraditional media in both traditional and nontraditional settings. Successful applicants will join a multidisciplinary assemblage of artists, curators, writers and thinkers.

Participants and alumni from the program have shown at prestigious institutions and events, including MoMA PS1; Queens Museum; The Museum of the Moving Image; Corcoran Gallery of Art, D.C.; Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City; Tate Modern, London; Witte de With, Rotterdam; The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul; The Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art; Gl Hotegaard Museum, Denmark; The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik; The Moscow Museum of Modern Art; The Venice Biennale; The New Museum’s Festival of Ideas; and Art Basel Miami. They’ve had writing and images published by The New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker; Time, Le Monde, and The Brooklyn Rail.

MFA Art Practice is located in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, at 335 West 16th Street. Please contact the Art Practice office to make an appointment to speak with a representative of the program and tour the facilities.

Detailed application and portfolio requirements can be found on the Art Practice website.
Request a graduate catalogue.
All graduate applicants are required to complete the online application form available here.
The 2015 summer residency period will begin June 16.


School of Visual Arts (SVA) departmental awards for 2015–16, MFA Art Practice

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