NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
- 100% of Studio Art graduates are employed; 80% in their field of study.
Internationally renowned artist Janet Echelman, who will be transforming Philadelphia’s historic Dilworth Plaza next to City Hall with one of her signature “living, breathing sculpture environments,” is Moore’s very special guest for its MFA in Studio Art Studio Conversations on September 19.
- Natasa Stojanovic '13 has a new installation that was commissioned by Mr. Edward Richards. Visit her website for more information about the installation " Informational Phantasmagoria": http://cargocollective.com/NatasaStojanovic/Topography-of-the-Spaces
Conceptual Artist and Fine Art Figure Model Melinda Houvig Enjoys the Graduate Program in Moore's This Week's Story: http://moore.edu/stories/this-weeks-story/conceptual-artist-and-fine-art-figure-model-enjoys-the-graduate-program
Caitlin Peck '13 had the opportunity to exhibit her work at the fair and was listed in Make Magazine as one of the favorites! http://makezine.com/2014/04/28/industrial-strength-fun-at-the-lehigh-valley-mini-maker-faire/
Ben Panter '12 has a residency this summer through Artscape Gibraltar Point in Toronto. He will be starting on a new body of work using cyanotype photography.He is also running a Kickstarter.com campaign: Cyanotype Photography Series - Residency in Toronto.
Studio Art emphasizes international perspectives, rigorous, immersed study in fine art studio practice and challenges the artist to confront established practical and philosophical methods of working. A required four-week international graduate residency in Burren, Ireland during the second summer term, in addition to concept-based seminars and frequent interaction with nationally and internationally recognized visiting artists throughout the program, deepen the artist’s studio practice, strengthen and re-define work in new and innovative ways and positions the artist and their work within a global arts environment.
This seven-semester program is designed to support individuals who are available for intensive full-time study for six-weeks during three concentrated summer terms. Evening seminars and advisor-guided independent studio tutorials maintain the program’s emphasis on studio work and continuity with peers and faculty during the fall and spring terms. It is essential for students to have ample work space outside of the six-week summer intensive.
The program utilizes a variety of media as a means to explore and execute work based on content and intent. A required professional practices seminar instills essential business skills and, for those interested in teaching, an elective graduate teaching assistantship and teaching seminar prepare artists for work in postsecondary education.
Critical dialogue with faculty, visiting artists/critics and other graduate candidates are key components within group and individual critiques, seminars, lecture courses and in independent graduate tutorials.
The program culminates in the completion of a mature body of work accompanied by a written thesis, which is presented at the end of the final summer term to the faculty during the thesis exhibition in The Galleries at Moore.