MFA Fine Arts Department:
Open Studios

MFA Fine Arts Department:
Open Studios

School of Visual Arts (SVA)

Tina Han, Untitled, 2013. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches. Photo: JP Forrest.
April 8, 2013
MFA Fine Arts Department: Open Studios

April 25–27, 2013

Reception: Thursday, April 25, 5–9pm
Friday, April 26, 12–8pm
Saturday, April 27, 12–6pm

SVA MFA Fine Arts Department
Graduate Studios: 8th and 9th Floors
133 21 Street, between 6th and 7th Ave.
New York, New York 10011

From April 25 to 27, the 61 students in the School of Visual Arts MFA Fine Arts Department will open their studios, located in New York City’s vibrant Chelsea gallery district, to show and discuss their work with the viewing public.

The MFA Fine Arts Department at SVA offers a specialization in painting, sculpture, installation, printmaking, new media, or mixed media, while fostering an ideology of stylistic pluralism. The two-year, 60-credit degree program encourages artists to follow a personal course of intellectual and expressive evolution as they experiment with diverse artistic persuasions, discover new aspects of their creative abilities, and develop greater technical mastery.

Led by Department Chair David L. Shirey, the program features a roster of internationally renowned artists as faculty members, including Polly Apfelbaum, Jake Berthot, Petah Coyne, Kenji Fujita, Kate Gilmore, Suzanne McClelland, Marilyn Minter, Amy Smith-Stewart, Gary Stephan, Fred Wilson, and Jackie Winsor, among others.

Graduates from the program include Katherine Bernhardt, Luca Buvoli, Andy Collins, Steve DeFrank, Inka Essenhigh, Kate Gilmore, Johan Grimonprez, Michelle Lopez, Gary Peterson, Brian Rutenberg, Sarah Sze, and Phoebe Washburn, among others.

For more information on the MFA Fine Arts Department, visit and or contact the department at 212 592 2500 or [email protected]. The Office of Graduate Admissions may be contacted at 800 436 4204 or [email protected].

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers, and creative professionals for more than six decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, a dynamic curriculum, and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world.

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