Professor Carrie Moyer appointed Director of Hunter MFA in Studio Art

Professor Carrie Moyer appointed Director of Hunter MFA in Studio Art

Hunter College

Professor Carrie Moyer. Photo: @ 2017 Girl Ray.

September 18, 2017
Professor Carrie Moyer appointed Director of Hunter MFA in Studio Art
Hunter College Art and Art History

The Hunter College MFA in Studio Art is pleased to announce the appointment of painter and writer Carrie Moyer as the new director of Hunter’s nationally ranked graduate studio program. A member of Hunter’s studio faculty since 2011, Professor Moyer has exhibited in the US and Europe for over twenty years and has been the subject of two solo museum exhibitions: Carrie Moyer: Pirate Jenny, Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY (2013) and Carrie Moyer: Interstellar, Worcester Museum of Art, MA (2012). Her paintings were included in the 2017 Whitney Biennial. Between 1991–2008, Moyer and photographer Sue Schaffner collaborated as Dyke Action Machine!, a public art project that humorously dissected mainstream advertising through the insertion of lesbian imagery. Moyer’s writing has appeared in Art in America, Artforum, the Brooklyn Rail and other venues, and she is the author of monographic essays on Louise Fishman and Nancy Grossman. She has been the recipient of a number of awards, including grants from the Guggenheim and Joan Mitchell Foundations, Anonymous Was a Woman, and Creative Capital. Professor Moyer takes over from Professor Joel Carreiro, who guided Hunter’s MFA program for nearly two decades.

The Hunter College MFA in Studio Art is an affordable three-year program designed to offer broad opportunities for artists to develop their work and an ongoing studio practice in an environment that encourages experimentation, production, and critical dialogue. MFA students work with Hunter’s exceptional fulltime faculty both individually in tutorials and in small seminars focusing on student work and contemporary practice, as well as in classes in the theory, criticism, and history of art. Students in the MFA also have the opportunity to work closely with faculty and curatorial staff, and with students in Hunter’s MA Art History program, developing public exhibitions for the College’s four galleries. These exhibition-based courses may be used to earn a Curatorial Certificate, a new program in the Department of Art and Art History. 

Located at the corner of Hudson and Canal in Tribeca in Manhattan, the Hunter MFA offers students and faculty exceptional access to intellectual, cultural, and creative resources.  Our presence in the middle of New York’s art world is crucial to our educational goal: the development of professional artists capable of continued growth once they leave the relatively structured graduate school environment.

Hunter’s MFA Studio Faculty  
Drew Beattie, Andrea Blum, Daniel Bozhkov, Joel Carreiro, Susan Crile, Lisa Corinne Davis, Constance De Jong, Gabriele Evertz, Valerie Jaudon, Reiner Leist, Jeffrey Mongrain, Carrie Moyer, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Juan Sanchez, Nari Ward, Thomas Weaver, Brian Wood

Faculty Artists in Residence in 2017–18

A.K. Burns
An interdisciplinary artist focused on the body as a site of social and political agitation.  Burns employs video, installation, sculpture, drawing, and collaboration to query the space between materiality and language.

Alexandro Segade
A performance artist whose work spans fields of video, theater, and visual art, with an emphasis on collaboration across disciplines.  Segade is a founding member of the group My Barbarian

Faculty in Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism, and Theory
Emily Braun, Thierry de Duve, Lynda Klich, Michael Lobel, Harper Montgomery, Antonella Pelizzari, Joachim Pissarro, Howard Singerman

Visiting artists
The Hunter College MFA program has an active schedule of visiting artists, curators, and critics brought to campus and into graduate studios for talks and critiques through the Zabar Visiting Artist Program, the Kossak Program in Painting, the Foundation To-Life Goldberg Curatorial Workshops, and Hunter’s MFA Student Organization (MFASO). 

Fall 2017 visitors include Zabar Visiting Artists Robert Longo on October 18 and Michael Smith on November 1. For more information on all of this semester’s visitors, please visit our website at

Application details
Deadline: January 15, 2017

MFA Tours for perspective students by Professor Carrie Moyer, MFA Program Director, are scheduled for:
Tuesday, September 26: 11am–12pm
Friday, October 20: 5–6pm (prior to Open Studios)
Tuesday, November 14: 11am–12pm
Tuesday, December 12: 11am-12pm

Please contact gradart [​at​] to sign up for a tour date. 

For details on how to apply and links to the application and other important information, visit:


T 212 772 4995 / Graduate inquiries: gradart [​at​]
T 212 396 7301 / mfabuilding [​at​]

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