November 5, 2018

Fine Arts MFA Open Studios

Pratt Institute

MFA candidate work. Courtesy Pratt Institute.

We'd love to see you at our Fine Arts MFA Open Studios on November 10 from 1–6pm.

Aftewards, please join us for an exhibition reception of selected works by MFA candidates curated by Lara Nasser, MFA ‘15 from 6–8pm. The event is co-organized by the Pratt Artists League (PAL) and the Fine Arts Department.

This event is free and open to the public, no registration required.

About Pratt Institute’s Interdisciplinary MFA Program in Fine Arts
Pratt’s Interdisciplinary MFA program offers an advanced education for artists. Driven by exploration and enriched by the abundance and inspiration of New York City, critically engaged faculty respond to each MFA student’s individual practice, supporting their development and enabling an intense and transformative immersion in the diverse cultures of contemporary art making.

Pratt’s MFA degree is in Fine Arts rather than any specific medium or discipline. Though many students are committed to an area of interest—whether painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture, or integrated practices—they are free to explore other forms and approaches as their work evolves. The curriculum is both rigorous and flexible, offering wide latitude for exploration while fostering critical perspectives and a deeper understanding of the histories, issues, and cultural contexts that inform art practices today.

MFA faculty members are active professional artists distinguished by their numerous national and international exhibitions. Faculty and students build close relationships through structured studio visits, seminars, and informal conversations. These relationships create a vital community and support network that endures long after graduation.

MFA facilities are outstanding! Located in Brooklyn’s Pfizer Building, graduate students have individual studios for both years of the program with dedicated fabrication shops, temporary exhibition spaces, seminar rooms, and a student lounge.

The MFA community is diverse, committed, socially-engaged and vibrant! The department holds many discussions around contemporary issues and collaborates with arts organizations to ensure that we reach beyond our gates to actively participate in the cultural life of the broader national and international community. Two initiatives that enable us to this are PROJECT THIRD and PIE. PROJECT THIRD is a ten-week summer residency where we invite artists/collaborative groups whose community work is research oriented and/or motivated by the desire to instigate social change, to inhabit one of our gallery spaces. This enables us to create aligned programming and connect their work to our students. PIE (Pratt Institute Editions) works with artists and alumni to produce collaborative and limited edition prints in collaboration with our students. We are constantly thinking of innovative ways to make sure that we are part of the cultural conversation and actively include students in developing these initiatives.

Attend an information session
Saturday, November 10, 10–11:30am
​Brooklyn campus
We invite prospective students and their families to visit us for a Fine Arts Graduate Information Session. Click to learn more and to sign up.

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