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Application deadline: January 15, 2023
The three-year, reasonably priced MFA in Studio Art program at Hunter College was created to provide artists with several possibilities to develop their work in a setting that promotes exploration, creation, and critical discourse. The outstanding faculty at Hunter engages with MFA students individually, in small seminars that emphasize group discussion and contemporary practice, and in courses on art theory, criticism, and history. Students have a comprehensive schedule of meetings with visiting artists, curators, and critics each semester. Additionally, students have the option of directly collaborating with faculty members and curators on the creation of open exhibitions at Hunter College’s three different galleries. These courses can count toward the Curatorial Certificate, a unique program offered by the department of art and art history.
The Hunter MFA Program provides students with unprecedented access to the cultural wealth and resources of New York City. It is situated in Tribeca at the intersection of Hudson and Canal Streets. The formation of professional artists capable of ongoing creative and intellectual innovation far beyond the constraints of the graduate school environment is our educational goal, and immersion in the art world is essential to achieving this goal.
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: Visitors are regularly brought to campus and into graduate studios for discussions and evaluations by the Hunter College MFA program. These visits are funded by the Hunter’s MFA Student Organization, the Foundation To-Life Goldberg Curatorial Workshops, and the Zabar Visiting Artist Program (MFASO). Please visit our website for more details on all of this semester’s visitors.
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.