October 13, 2022

MFA in Studio Art

Hunter College

Jessica Willittes. Installation view, Hunter College, 2022. Photo: Timothy Laun.

The Hunter College MFA in Studio Art is an affordable three-year program designed to offer artists broad opportunities to develop their work in an environment that encourages experimentation, production, and critical dialogue. MFA students work with Hunter’s exceptional faculty in individual tutorials, small seminars focused on group critique and contemporary practice, and classes in the theory, criticism and history of art. Each semester, students meet with a full calendar of visiting artists, curators, and critics. Students may also choose to work closely with faculty and curatorial staff on the development of public exhibitions at Hunter College’s three different galleries. These courses may be used toward the Curatorial Certificate, a special program within the Art and Art History Department.

Located at the corner of Hudson and Canal Streets in Tribeca, the Hunter MFA Program offers students extraordinary access to cultural riches and resources of New York City. Immersion in the art world is crucial to our educational goal: the development of professional artists capable of continued creative and intellectual innovation far beyond the confines of the graduate school environment.

Full-time Studio faculty: Andrea Blum, Daniel Bozhkov, A.K. Burns, Joel Carreiro, Lisa Corinne Davis, Chitra Ganesh, Valerie Jaudon, Reiner Leist, Dave McKenzie, Jeffery Mongrain, Carrie Moyer, Juan Sanchez, Nari Ward

Visiting Studio and Writing faculty 2022-23: Nadia Ayari, Tamy Ben-Tor, Mira Dayal, Chie Fueki, Jules Gimbrone, Anthony Hawley, Lauren O’Neill-Butler, Alan Ruiz, Cullen Washington

Faculty in Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism, and Theory: Emily Braun, Thierry de Duve, Uchenna Itam, Lynda Klich, Michael Lobel, Harper Montgomery, Antonella Pelizzari, Joachim Pissarro, Howard Singerman

Visiting artists, curators and critics: The Hunter College MFA program has an active schedule of visitors brought to campus and into graduate studios for talks and critiques. These visits are sponsored by the Zabar Visiting Artist Program, the Foundation To-Life Goldberg Curatorial Workshops, and Hunter’s MFA Student Organization (MFASO). For more information on all of this semester’s visitors, please visit our website.

Please attend open studios at 205 Hudson on Saturday, October 15, from 3–9pm. More than 120 studios will be open, and be sure to see the exhibition in the ground floor gallery featuring our current students. All works for sale, and proceeds will benefit our student organizations. More information here.

MFA tours given by Professor Carrie Moyer and Lisa Corinne Davis, MFA Program Co-Directors, will occur on these days: Wednesday, November 9, 3pm (in person) / Thursday, December 1, 2022, 1pm (on Zoom). To register for a tour, visit here.

Application deadline: January 15, 2023. For details on how to apply and links to the application and other important information, visit here.

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: gradart [​at​]

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

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