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July 29, 2015

Yearbook exhibits Piet Zwart Institute and Yale School of Art—School Watch reports from Columbia School of the Arts MFA

Art & Education
(1) Columbia’s first-year MFA student exhibition, spring 2015. Photo: Ilaria Ortensi. (2) View of PLOT: Yale Graphic Design MFA 2015 Thesis Show. (3) Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki, The Fold of the Cube, 2015. Piet Zwart Institute’s MFA exhibition.

art&education now features Yearbook, a platform for schools to present student work from MFA shows, open-studio presentations, and other annual student exhibitions.

Yearbook exhibitions on view:

Piet Zwart Institute
2015 Master of Fine Art Exhibition
High-Rise, guest curator Maaike Gouwenberg.
Featuring: Sol Archer, Sighle Bhreathnach-Cashell, Tiffin Breen, Susanna Browne, Hunter Longe, Alice Mendelowitz, Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki, and Sriwhana Spong.

Yale School of Art 
Graphic Design MFA 2015 Thesis Show
Featuring: SeungEun Chung, Richard Espinosa, Jonathan Gorman, Yotam Hadar, Jenny Hung, Yuanchen Jiang, Marvin de Jong, Jiyoni Kim, Kee Kim, Erin Knutson, Loide Marwanga, Ryan Gerald Nelson, Eric Nylund, Michela Povoleri, Nejc Prah, Timothy Ripper, Ria Roberts, and John-Paul Wolforth.

 

School Watch reports from New York:

Top-Notch, Top Dollar: Columbia University School of the Arts MFA Program
By David Everitt Howe
Columbia’s visual arts MFA program is so synonymous with the New York art world that it’s nearly impossible to discuss one without looping in the other. At perhaps the height of its visibility in the early 2000s, by some accounts 20 percent of the artists in PS1’s 2005 Greater New York exhibition held advanced degrees from the school.And if they didn’t receive their MFAs from Columbia, they probably taught at the university; or participated in the mentorship program established by former chair Jon Kessler; or were invited to lecture as part of the Visual Artists Lecture Series (VALS); or took a walk somewhere on campus; or slept with someone who wears an ill-fitting Columbia sweatshirt; or something. [read more]

School Watch presents distilled perspectives on degree programs in the arts, with interviews, critical texts and editorial exposés on MFAs, Masters, Doctorates and certificate programs in fine arts, art history, curatorial, cultural and film studies, and other related areas of specialty.

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