Visual Arts MFA 2020 student work. Courtesy of Columbia University School of the Arts.

The Visual Arts Program attracts emerging artists of unusual promise from around the world. They join a vigorous community, working alongside an exceptional faculty at a world-renowned research institution in New York City.

The Visual Arts Program is interdisciplinary and offers an MFA degree in Visual Arts rather than in one specific medium. The two-year studio program, taught by internationally celebrated artists, allows students to pursue moving image, new genres, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Click here to register for the Information Session.

Visual Arts students include: Aika Akhmetova, Henry Anker, Catalina Antonio Granados, Roni Aviv, Patrick Bayly, Eric Brittain, Fontaine Capel, Susan M B Chen, Joanna Cortez, Mónica Félix, Baris Gokturk, Jenn Hassin, Yifan Jiang, Clare Koury, Lau Wai, Yushan Liu, Paula Lycan, Cara Lynch, Erica Mao, James J.A. Mercer, Kathryn Ann Miller, Bradley Pitts, Stipan Tadic, Kiyomi Quinn Taylor, Pence Wilson, Mark Yang, and Yi Sa-Ra.

Full-time Faculty include: Gregory Amenoff, Matthew Buckingham (Chair), Gabriel Camnitzer (2019-20), Susanna Coffey (2019-20), Renee Cox, (2019-20), Dana DeGiulio (2019-20), Jon Kessler, Nicola López, Miya Masaoka, Leeza Meksin, Aliza Nisenbaum, Shelly Silver, Sarah Sze, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Tomas Vu-Daniel

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