The College’s announcement of a new graduate program—the MFA in Art Practice—has captured the attention of the art-world press. Artinfo, artdaily.org and Artforum have covered the new low-residency, interdisciplinary program that offers experienced artists an opportunity to deepen their studio practice and to develop an advanced body of work. The department is chaired by museum world veteran David Ross, who says, “With the flexibility that a low-residency program offers, SVA will provide a new option for practicing artists—across the county and the world—to advance their careers while taking advantage of the remarkable range of resources available to students at SVA.”
Faculty members, guest lecturers and mentors for the MFA Art Practice Department include Vito Acconci, Cory Arcangel, Dara Birnbaum, Liam Gillick, Terrence Koh, Ming Wei Lee, Glenn Ligon, Stephen Henry Madoff, Robert Pincus-Witten, Gary Simmons, Andras Szanto, Carrie Mae Weems, Lawrence Weiner and Terry Winters, among others.
Image: Photo of David Ross by Henry Zernike, 2010.