Art

Field Description

The Master of Fine Arts program requires four terms of residence with a minimum of sixty credits; it is intended for those who want to further their education as artists. Candidates must complete eight credits of course work in the history of art, either as graduate or undergraduate students, and must earn at least twelve credits for academic work outside the Department of Art.

Every M.F.A. candidate must (1) prepare a written statement, (2) offer a thesis exhibition of studio work completed during residency, and (3) give an oral defense of the written statement and exhibition. The written statement may deal with the major concerns of the student's own work or with some aesthetic or historical issue in art. The oral defense of the written statement is presented at the time of the thesis exhibition.

The art facilities are housed in buildings that are open twenty-four hours a day and are located near the Fine Arts Library (about 140,000 volumes) and the university's Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.

There are private graduate studios located in the Centre for Graduate Studies in Art/Foundry building, a 45 x 180 foot converted building with 14 foot ceilings that includes work and critique spaces.

Print Media located in Tjaden Hall includes relief, intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, and various photographic processes. Also includes etching presses, lithographic presses, and proof presses.

Photography located in Tjaden Hall includes processes such as black and white, color, non-silver, and large-format.

Sculpture is located in the Foundry and includes a bronze casting facility, complete gas-and arc-welding facilities, heavy-duty grinders, a drill press, a band saw, and a variety of portable power tools.

MFA students share AAP College production facilities in Rand, Sibley and Tjaden Halls.

Contact Information

Website: http://aap.cornell.edu/academics/art
Email: artinfo@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-6730

235 Sibley Dome
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-6701

 

Data and Statistics

Subject and Degrees

Creative Visual Arts

Concentrations by Subject

Creative Visual Arts

  • painting
  • photography
  • printmaking
  • sculpture
  • studio art

Faculty

Michael Ashkin

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Creative Visual Arts: painting; photography; printmaking; sculpture; studio art
  • Research Interests: painting; photography; printmaking; sculpture

Roberto G Bertoia

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Creative Visual Arts: painting; photography; printmaking; sculpture; studio art
  • Research Interests: sculpture

Muhammad Iftikhar Dadi

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Creative Visual Arts: painting; printmaking; sculpture; studio art
  • Research Interests: painting; photography; printmaking; sculpture; studio art

Kevin M. Ernste

  • Campus: Cornell ILR NYC
  • Concentrations: Creative Visual Arts: studio art

Maria Fernandez

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Creative Visual Arts: painting; photography; printmaking; sculpture; studio art
  • Research Interests: painting; photography; printmaking; sculpture; studio art

Renate T. Ferro

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Creative Visual Arts: painting; photography; printmaking; sculpture; studio art
  • Research Interests: painting; photography; printmaking; sculpture; new media

Joanna Monika Malinowska

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Divisional Member)
  • Concentrations: Creative Visual Arts: sculpture; studio art

Leeza Meksin

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Creative Visual Arts: painting; printmaking
  • Research Interests: Deconstructed Painting, Sculptural Painting, Collage, Mixed Media, Fiber Art, Textile Art, Plastics, Site-specific installation, Multiples, Wearable Art, Gender Studies, Queerness, Documentary Filmmaking, Curation, Creative Visual Arts, Collaborative Practice, Drawing, Installation Art, Interdisciplinary Art, Landscape Architecture, Painting, Print Media, Sculpture, Sustainability, Visual Representation

Elisabeth Haly Meyer

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Creative Visual Arts: painting; photography; printmaking; sculpture; studio art
  • Research Interests: intaglio

Carl A Ostendarp

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Creative Visual Arts: painting; photography; printmaking; sculpture; studio art
  • Research Interests: painting

Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Divisional Member)
  • Concentrations: Creative Visual Arts: studio art

Maria Y. Park

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Creative Visual Arts: painting; photography; printmaking; sculpture; studio art
  • Research Interests: painting; photography; printmaking; sculpture

Benjamin Piekut

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Divisional Member)
  • Concentrations: Creative Visual Arts: studio art
  • Research Interests: sound, performance, critical theory

Karen E. Pinkus

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Creative Visual Arts: painting; photography; printmaking; sculpture; studio art
  • Research Interests: painting, photography; printmaking; sculpture; studio art

Paul Ramirez Jonas

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Creative Visual Arts: printmaking; sculpture
  • Research Interests: Participatory public art, socially engaged art, sculpture, publishing and multiples

Jolene K. Rickard

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Creative Visual Arts: painting; photography; printmaking; sculpture; studio art
  • Research Interests: painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, new media

Alexandro Abraham Segade

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Creative Visual Arts: painting
  • Research Interests: Critical theory, queer art and performance, contemporary LatinX art, public art, digital media, drawing, film/video/sound, painting, performance art, print media

Dan Torop

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Creative Visual Arts: photography; studio art
  • Research Interests: photography

Jaret Vadera

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Divisional Member)
  • Concentrations: Creative Visual Arts: studio art