December 14, 2013

Call for applications: MFA in Studio Art

Hunter College
Lazaro Juan (MFA 2015) in his studio at 205 Hudson Street. Photo by Carlos Rigau.

The Hunter College MFA in Studio Art is a 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 full-time 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.  In addition, many artists, curators, critics, and historians are invited to meet with students.

Hunter’s brand new MFA facility at the corner of Hudson and Canal in Tribeca in Manhattan 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. Studio space is available for all matriculated graduate students in the building at 205 Hudson Street, and students are required to maintain a studio and work in the building throughout their residency.  Facilities include a woodshop, a metal shop, clay studio, printmaking studio, computer lab, audio and video editing facilities, black-and-white and color photo darkrooms, a flexible performance space, and a 5,000-square-foot gallery, which houses the MFA thesis show each semester in addition to exhibitions curated by Hunter College faculty and curatorial staff.  Students have access to graduate courses in all of Hunter’s academic departments and throughout the CUNY system.

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

Faculty in Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism, and Theory
William Agee, Emily Braun, Antonella Pelizzari, Joachim Pissarro, Katy Siegel, Howard Singerman

Visiting Artists
The Hunter College MFA program has an active schedule of visiting artists, brought to campus and into graduate studios for talks and critiques through the Zabar Visiting Artist Program, the Kossak Program in Painting, and Hunter’s MFA Student Organization (MFASO).  Recent visitors have included Vito Acconci, Janine Antoni, Jules de Balincourt, Peter Doig, Charles Gaines, Michelle Grabner, Glenn Ligon, Sharon Lockhart, Lucy McKenzie, Lisa Oppenheim, Gabriel Orozco, Elizabeth Peyton, Walid Raad, Doris Salcedo, Fred Tomaselli, and Carrie Mae Weems.

Application deadline: January 15, 2014

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

Prospective MFA Informational Tour: December 17, 2013
If you are interested in learning more about the Hunter College MFA program, sign up for an informational tour on December 17 at 5pm.
[email protected]
Tour registration automatically closes at 45 patrons, so don’t delay.

Hunter Art & Art History Department, Main Campus
695 Park Avenue
11th Floor North Building
New York, NY 10065
T +1 212 772 4995
Graduate inquiries: [email protected]

Hunter MFA Building
205 Hudson Street
Second Floor, Room 200
New York, NY 10013
[email protected]
T +1 212 396 7301

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