Within the Foreground: MFA in Studio Art Alumni, Faculty, Mentors and Students

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery

Curated by Cynthia Nourse Thompson, director of the MFA in Book Arts + Printmaking and Studio Art programs, this exhibition highlights works from current faculty, mentors and students in the MFA in Studio Art program, as well as alumni.

The forefront of contemporary art is ever expanding in the areas of technology and information, audience and arena, and language and voice. The MFA in Studio Art program at the University of the Arts maintains the commitment to research, chronology and the critical theory of the fine and liberal arts and their interconnectivity to the practice of art making as vanguard. Our program places prominence on the artist as catalyst through multi-dimensional forms and narratives; and, an oath to the professional artist’s tradition of a master of the skills, technologies and social responsibilities of the fine arts reinterpreted in contemporary platforms. Thus, our students firmly reside within the cutting edge of this arena. This foreground serves as the foundation for this survey of works representing the MFA program in Studio Art at the University of the Arts.

Reception: Friday, December 5, 5 – 7 p.m.

Above: "Upside Down Devil Variation" by program mentor James Siena, 2004
engraving
Hahnemühle bright white paper
image size: 19 1/8 x 15 inches
edition of 42
Harland and Weaver

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333 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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