January 15, 2019

MFA in Studio Art

Maine College of Art

Kylie Ford (MFA ’18), Object Analogy, 2017. 52 x 36 x 48 inches, wood and paint.

Interdisciplinary research, self-directed studio practice, national and international travel
The Master of Fine Arts at Maine College of Art offers an interdisciplinary approach that encourages students to think across traditional academic boundaries, expand their art practice, challenge their intellectual curiosity, and contribute to their field.

Our two-year, trimester structure emphasizes the intersection of studio production, individual research, critical analysis and curatorial experimentation. Built on a rigorous curriculum and a commitment to one-on-one student mentoring by distinguished faculty, visiting artists, critics and curators, MECA’s MFA program offers a dynamic and supportive learning environment for artists who want to define and pursue a sustainable and attainable vision for their art practice.

Projected Visiting Artists for Summer Intensive 2019
Our 8-week on-campus summer intensive in Portland provides the foundation for the MFA experience at MECA. Students work with a diverse range of resident faculty as well as visiting artists, designers, critics and scholars each week. The 2019 visiting faculty includes a range of makers and thinkers, among them Charlie Hewitt, Jamillah James, Bradford Nordeen, Jessi Reaves and Sonya Schoenberger. Visiting faculty deliver public lectures, conduct studio visits, and participate in critiques with graduate candidates during their respective week-long visits.

Graduate Faculty
Chris Stiegler, Chair of the MFA in Studio Art and Assistant Professor of Art History
Gail Spaien, Professor of the MFA in Studio Art + Painting
Adriane Herman, Professor of the MFA in Studio Art + Printmaking
Joshua Reiman, Assistant Professor of the MFA in Studio Art + Sculpture
Lauren Fensterstock, Adjunct Assistant Professor of the MFA in Studio Art
Kyle Patnaude, Visiting Assistant Professor, Metalsmithing & Jewelry + MFA in Studio Art
Julie Poitras Santos, Adjunct Assistant Professor of the MFA in Studio Art + Art History
Katie Vida, Adjunct Assistant Professor of the MFA in Studio Art
Bukola Koiki, Visiting Assistant Professor of Printmaking + MFA in Studio Art
Sophie Hamacher, Adjunct Instructor of Art History + MFA in Studio Art
Brandon Alvendia, Adjunct Instructor of the MFA in Studio Art

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