January 12, 2016

Upcoming residency events

Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA)
Left: Deirdre Logue. Right: Machine McLaughlin. Photos courtesy of the artists.

The program is thrilled to announce Allyson Mitchell as our artist-in-residence during our winter residency, January 22–31, 2016. Student exhibitions will be open to the public daily through Saturday, January 30 and the opening of the Graduating Student Exhibition at the VCFA Gallery will be held Tuesday, January 26 at 7pm.

“Killjoy’s Konundrum: The Problematics of Feminist Cultural Production”
Public lecture: Saturday, January 23,2016

Artist Allyson Mitchell will discuss her current projects, Killjoy’s Kastle: A Lesbian Feminist Haunted House and FAG Feminist Art Gallery. These are two feminist/queer art spaces where new forms of cultural production and intersectional politics are in progress with collective participation and feedback that breaks down the boundaries between art and the social, art and craft, sculpture and performance, academic and activist definitions.

Mitchell is a maximalist artist working in sculpture, performance, installation and film. Her work has exhibited at the ONE National Lesbian and Gay Archives at USC, Queerruption, Textile Museum of Canada, MIX Underground Film Festival, Art Gallery of Ontario, Warhol Museum, Tate Modern, numerous zine and craft fairs and the British Film Institute. She is based in Toronto, where she is an Associate Professor in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at York University and runs FAG Feminist Art Gallery with Deirdre Logue.

More information about the winter 2016 residency can be found here.


The MFA in Visual Arts program
Founded in 1991 As the first low-residency program in visual art in the country, the MFA in Visual Art program at VCFA is based on the principle of individualized learning; valuing the knowledge and experience that each student brings to their candidacy in equal parts with the latest developments in contemporary creative and critical discourse.

Through the program’s unique integration of both on-campus and off-campus experiences, each semester begins with an intensive ten-day residency in Vermont comprised of student exhibitions, individual and group critiques, faculty and guest lectures, workshops and a thematic symposium. Off-campus, students continue their studies by completing a series of interdisciplinary visual culture research and writing projects with the close guidance from a faculty member.

Why come to VCFA?
Students in VCFA’s MFA in Visual Art program have the opportunity to connect with a roster of up to 15 faculty members, four artist-teachers (each guiding one semester of studio work), five artists-in-residence, more than 50 guest artists, a student body of more than 70 fellow students, and a wide network of more than 1,000 alumni located across the country and internationally.

MFA in Visual Art students work in their own studio and have monthly studio visits with their artist-teacher each semester, building a network of professional contacts that prepares students for a sustainable practice after they graduate. We have more than 1,500 artist-teachers approved to work with our graduate students wherever they are located across the country. Graduates leave the MFA program with an established studio practice grounded in their own locales.

Our expertise at VCFA supports all studio practices—from painting, photography and new media, to performance, community arts and social practice. Our curriculum’s foundation on individualized learning supports the possibility of experimentation throughout a student’s time in the program.

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–Experience a residency first-hand
–Arrange to talk with an alumni and faculty of the program
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Upcoming residency events at the MFA in Visual Art at VCFA

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