The USC Roski School of Art and Design MFA program in Studio Art is located in the center of Los Angeles — one of the most important art capitals in the world — surrounded by renowned artists, critics, and curators, many of whom are USC faculty or participate in Roski’s Visiting Artist and Scholar Seminars.
Led by Vice Dean of Art Nao Bustamante, MFA students work closely with Roski’s roster of internationally acclaimed faculty, including Edgar Arceneaux, Patty Chang, Shannon Ebner, Sherin Guirguis, Mary Kelly, Suzanne Lacy, Keith Mayerson, Kori Newkirk, and Jennifer West.
The Roski MFA program maximizes student’s studio experience with a focus on critical dialogue as provided by regular studio visits with faculty artists and scholars, as well as guest artists, scholars, and curators. Group critiques with student peers also play a crucial role.
MFA candidates also take Critical Studies courses. The MA program, led by Amelia Jones, includes courses with Roski’s renowned Critical Studies faculty, examining intellectual and artistic histories, theories applied to the arts, and global art practices.
Program electives offer a platform for interdisciplinary experimentation; providing expansive possibilities for complementary fields of study at one of the world’s leading research universities. The program culminates with an MFA graduate thesis and thesis project for exhibition.
Prominent Roski alumni include Alex Israel, Elad Lassry, Paul McCarthy, Ken Price, Amanda Ross-Ho, and Robert Therrien.
With Paradise Camp, artist Yuki Kihara attempts to challenge and undermine colonial images of Sāmoa through a radical camp aesthetic.
Combining elements of Surrealism, Symbolism, and portraiture, Vicuña’s paintings are parables of personal and political awakening.
The Newark Museum of Art Presents Jazz Greats: Classic Photographs from the Bank of America Collection
Photographers Antony Armstrong Jones, Milt Hinton, Chuck Stewart, Barbara Morgan, and more capture a breadth of legendary and local musicians and performance artists. On view through August 21.
Featuring a delicate lead performance by Christine Froseth, this is a smart, sometimes purposefully discomfiting comedy about taking control of one’s sexuality.
Masaaki Yuasa’s latest anime feature embodies a revolutionary spirit in its tale of outcasts breaking ground in medieval Japan.
Art and photographs, publications from the 19th and 20th centuries, manuscripts, posters and more are set to cross the auction block on August 18.
Lebanese art dealer Georges Lotfi, who once helped authorities seize looted antiquities, is now accused of doing his own share of trafficking too.
An exhibition depicts how people have reimagined the medieval period in the centuries since, and how they have revealed their own interests and ideals with each new interpretation.
During his 84-year life, Liu Shiming helped shape a new Chinese cultural image rooted in the contributions and sacrifices of everyday people.
Playing at several film festivals this late summer, Ana Vaz’s It Is Night in America asks the viewer to take on unusual perspectives.
The sealant used for gem-crusted ancient Maya teeth had medicinal properties that prevent tooth infections and decay, according to a new study.