April 24, 2009

School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois: 2009 MFA Exhibition

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School of Art + Design: Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
May 9 through May 17, 2009, Opening Reception: Saturday, May 9, 5-7 pm, Krannert Art Museum
In this annual exhibition, BFA graduates display a range of art and design studio practices that illustrate new and established technologies in material and virtual realms. The exhibition gives public form to an undergraduate curriculum committed to the arts as both a distinct and necessary approach to understanding, as well as a vibrant expression of diverse human experiences.

NEW INSIGHT at Art Chicago, the International Fair of Contemporary and Modern Art
May 1-4, 2009, Opening Reception, Thursday, April 30, 6-9pm
New Insight is an annual exhibition curated by Susanne Ghez, director of the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago featuring top MFA students from some of the country’s most influential graduate art programs. The School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois is proud to announce the inclusion of work from MFA candidates Bobby Belote and Ryan Thompson! This exhibition will be held at Art Chicago 2009 in the Merchandise Mart from May 1-4, 2009.

2009 Masters of Fine Arts Exhibition at ISPACE
July 10 – August 8, Opening Reception: Friday, July 10, 5-7pm
A selection of works from the 2009 Masters of Fine Arts Exhibition will be featured in the University of Illinois I-Space Gallery in Chicago, IL.

About the MFA of the School of Art + Design at the University of Illinois:
The MFA Program of the School of Art + Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a three-year course of study committed to training artists and designers at the highest professional levels. The School of Art + Design is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and is regarded as one of the outstanding public university art programs in the United States. The MFA program at the University of Illinois emphasizes the development of individual or collaborative practice in preparation for careers in both fine arts and client based contexts, including gallery practice, product/media design, university research/education, public or community-based work, curatorial practice, performance or activism. MFA students at the University of Illinois are typically motivated, independent, and interested in contextualizing their traditional and non-traditional practices within a stimulating environment of rigorous interdisciplinary critique. The University of Illinois MFA Graduate Faculty are professional artists and designers—active at the highest levels of academic, professional and creative production. Current faculty in the MFA Program include Mark Arends, Conrad Bakker, Luke Batten, Eric Benson, William Bullock, Stephen Cartwright, Nan Goggin, Ryan Griffis, Jennifer Gunji-Ballsrud, Kimiko Gunji, Kevin Hamilton, Laurie Hogin, John Jennings, Ron Kovatch, Jimmy Luu, Deana McDonagh, Alan Mette, Melissa Pokorny, Kevin Reeder, Linda Robbennolt, Joel Ross, Tammie Rubin, Ernesto Scott, Joseph Squier, Billie Theide, Timothy Van Laar, Deke Weaver, and David Weightman.

If you are interested in learning more about the Graduate Programs in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, please contact Conrad Bakker, Assistant Director of Graduate Studies: [email protected]

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
School of Art + Design
408 East Peabody Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-0855

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