Virtual Open House
On November 8, meet program faculty and take a 360° online tour of our spaces. The open house will begin at 9am (CST). The event is free; registration is required.
Plus, get your copy of Otherwise, the official MFA in Visual Art (MFA-VA) publication, and our new thesis exhibition catalogues!
About the MFA-VA Program
The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts’ MFA-VA program 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, intellectual generosity, and professional preparedness. Our community instills students with the agency and resiliency essential for this generation of artists.
Facilities & Location
MFA-VA studios are located in Weil Hall, a brand-new, LEED-Platinum facility. Students 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 Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, which recently hosted Ai Weiwei: Bare Life and is the site for the annual MFA-VA Thesis Exhibition.
We are proud of our location in St. Louis, which serves as 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.
In addition to program chair Lisa Bulawksy, our faculty members include 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 2021 Visiting Artists & Critics
Jess T. Dugan, Meleko Mokgosi, Stephanie Syjuco, Taryn Simon and Ingrid Schaffner, Cole Lu, Hugo Crosthwaite, Deborah Roberts, and Adrian Octavius Walker.
Contact graduate recruitment specialist Taylor Yocom at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Lewis’s tattered canvases and pasted over drawings mirror a world in need of constant upkeep and repair.
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Who says tragedy has to be tragic? Co-presented with National Black Theatre, this fresh, Pulitzer-winning take on a classic centers Black joy and liberation.
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Imelda Marcos and her husband were accused of plundering billions of dollars from the country.
Probably not, but it sure looks like one.
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I won’t bother you with talk about how obscenely decadent and out of touch the Frieze art fair is. And yet…
Curators Tahnee Ahtone, La Tanya S. Autry, Frederica Simmons, Dan Cameron, and Jeremy Dennis offered the public a window into their curatorial processes through the work they produced during their fellowships.
As part of Hyperallergic’s Emily Hall Tremaine Journalism Fellowship for Curators, Jeremy Dennis presents an exhibition to offer insight into his curatorial process.