MFA in Visual Studies

Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series

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Andrea Merkx: "Rio in MIDI"

PNCA’s MFA in Visual Studies is a multidisciplinary, mentor-based program that encourages independent inquiry and supports critical approaches to the production of visual art. The flexible structure and generalist nature of the program allow students to pursue a single discipline, such as painting, or a combined practice that bridges multiple disciplines and media, including but not limited to: animation, communication design, illustration, installation, painting, photography, printmaking, sequential arts, sculpture, sound, performance, and video. As a complement to intensive one-on-one faculty mentorships, students benefit from contact with a rich network of instructors, critical thinkers, writers, and curators in the Portland area, as well as exposure to a dynamic roster of acclaimed visiting artists and designers. Seminars, lectures, exhibition opportunities, and national and international travel, add to a rigorous and investigative educational experience where experienced makers refine and expand their creative practices.

MFA in Visual Studies Program Site

Ward Shelley

Nina Katchadourian

AA Bronson

Alejandro Cesarco

Alix Pearlstein

Amanda Hunt

Andrea Bowers

Ann Hamilton

Andrea Merkx: "Rio in MIDI"

Anna Sew Hoy

Anna von Mertens

B. Wurtz

Bob Nickas

Craig Baldwin

Daniel Joseph Martinez

Edgar Arceneaux

Eileen Quinlan

Gil Blank

MFA VS Lecture: Guillermo Brown

Jonathan Ferrara

Josh Kline

Kanishka Raja

Kate Gilmore

Kota Ezawa

Laura Heyman

Lucy Orta

Larry Rinder

Martin Kersels

Patty Chang

Lisa Anne Auerbach

Nayland Blake

Renny Pritikin

Simon Leung

Tavares Strachan

Vanessa Renwick

Wallace Whitney

MFA VS Lecture: Yvonne Rainer

Caldera Report

Gregg Bordowitz

Jayson Scott Musson

Julie Ault

Caldera Residency Report