MFA Fine Arts Department Open Studios at SVA

MFA Fine Arts Department Open Studios at SVA

School of Visual Arts (SVA)

December 12, 2011
MFA Fine Arts Department Open Studios at SVA

December 15–17, 2011

Reception: Thursday, December 15, 5–9pm
Friday, December 16, 12–8pm
Saturday, December 17, 12–6pm
133/141 West 21 Street, Floors 8 and 9

Chelsea, one of the most engaging arenas of art in New York City, is, from December 15–17, illuminated with the prismatic brilliance of artworks by 64 artists. They are all students in the MFA Fine Arts Department at the School of Visual Arts.


Dedicated to the discovery and exploration of new visual expressions, these adventurous young artists of international origins will afford you the rare opportunity to view in the artists’ studios a representation of some of the most exciting art of the contemporary art scene. It will also afford you the special chance to discuss the works with the artists who created them.


The MFA Fine Arts Department at SVA offers 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, Dan Cameron, Petah Coyne, Kenji Fujita, Marilyn Minter, Gary Stephan, William Wegman, Jackie Winsor and Fred Wilson, 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 further information on the MFA Fine Arts Department, please visit and, or contact the department at 212 592 2500 or [email protected]. Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions by phone at 800.436.4204 or by email at [email protected]


School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.



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