October 29, 2020

Call for applications & virtual open house: MFA in Visual Art

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis

Cover of Otherwise, the official publication of the MFA in Visual Art program at Washington University in St. Louis.

Students Adrian Gonzalez, Madeleine DeMichele, and Chris Scott compare proofs produced by Duane Slick during Slick's residency as the fall 2019 Arthur L. and Sheila Prensky Island Press Visiting Artist. Photo: Joshua White/, 2019.

VIew of Anabeth and John Weil Hall (right) from the plaza outside Steinberg Hall. Photo: Peter Aaron/OTTO, 2019.

MFA students meet for a socially distanced open studio event in Weil Hall, where enhanced safety protocols have enabled them to work in-person this semester. Photo: Whitney Curtis/WUSTL Photos, October 2020.

Kuehner Court in Weil Hall. Photo: James Ewing/JBSA, 2019.

Dana Levy, the 2019-20 Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellow, meets for a studio visit with student Liz Moore. Photo: Whitney Curtis/WUSTL Photos, 2019.

Jessica Bremehr (MFA21), I think I'll just stay home tonight. Acrylic and guoache on wood panel, 14 x 14 inches.

Takura Suzuki (MFA21), Now They See You. Inkjet print, 23.3 x 14.6 inches.

Graudate art student Q&A with visiting artist Pablo Helguera. Photo: Stephanie Schlaifer, February 2020.

Richard Pan (MFA21), Warning. Digital image, 19" x 13".

Alexa Velez (MFA21), From Below. Digital photographic quadriptych, archival inkjet prints, 30" x 25 1/2".

MFA in Visual Art studio in Weil Hall. Enhanced safety protocols have enabled students to work in-person this semester. Photo: Whitney Curtis/WUSTL Photos, October 2020.

Visit us virtually
Get your copy of Otherwise (the MFA-VA’s official publication) and visit us at our November 19 virtual open house.

About the Sam Fox School
The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual ArtsMFA in Visual Art program (MFA-VA) is an inclusive, close-knit community of renegade makers and thinkers. Drawing on the vast resources of Washington University in St. Louis, a tier-one research institution, the program offers students a site for rigorous inquiry, humanity, and intellectual generosity. It instills students with the agency and resiliency essential to the next generation of artists.

Learn about our newly appointed chair, professor Lisa Bulawsky; our new curriculum, launching fall 2021; and our enhanced safety protocols to support students’ on-campus learning this semester.

MFA-VA studios are located in Weil Hall, a brand-new, LEED-Platinum facility. Students also have access to numerous specialized spaces for making, including a 3D digital fabrication lab, a textile studio, an expansive printmaking suite (home to Island Press and the Kranzberg Book Studio), and more. Studios are adjacent to the School's Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library and the Kemper Art Museum, which reopened last fall with Ai Weiwei: Bare Life.

Engaging with the City
We are proud of our location in St. Louis, which serves as both an extension of the studio and a site of engagement for art and artists. Learn about our Office for Socially Engaged Practice and the cultural scene in St. Louis.

Core Faculty
Core faculty include Lisa Bulawsky (chair), Jamie Adams, Michael Byron, Amy Hauft, Meghan Kirkwood, Richard Krueger, Arny Nadler, Patricia Olynyk, Tim Portlock, Jack Risley, Denise Ward-Brown, Cheryl Wassenaar, and Monika Weiss.

Fall 2020 Visiting Artists & Critics
Jamal Cyrus + Stephanie Weissberg, Jess Dugan, Corey Escoto, Vanessa German, and Mika Rottenberg.

Apply online by February 5, 2021.

Contact Taylor Yocom, graduate recruitment specialist: mfa-va [​at​]

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