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 [email protected] for more information.
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