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above, left to right: Angela Washko, Devan Shimoyama, Echo Eggebrecht
Congratulations to the Class of 2015! Please join us this Sunday, May 17, to celebrate students graduating from the Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Interdisciplinary Degree (BXA) programs. School of Art Reception: 12:30pm, Miller Gallery, Purnell Center, Diploma Ceremony: 3pm, Philip Chosky Theater, Purnell Center.
“Experiments and brave new statements, our final exhibition of the season marks a milestone for graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts and Interdisciplinary Art Degree students." The exhibition opens May 1 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Miller Gallery with final work from 36 students on diaplay through May 16.
This semester we are excited to welcome Cara Benedetto, Julian Oliver & Danja Vasiliev, Peter Schumann, Oron Catts, Yun-Fei Je, Roberta Smith, Eric Shiner, Ryoji Ikeda, Rick Lowe, Emily Jacir, and Jules de Balincourt - internationally recognized artists, curators, and critics from around the world.
The School of Art is hiring for two faculty positions: Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Drawing, Painting, Print Media and 2 Year Visiting Professor in Electronic & Time-Based Media application deadlines late January 2015.
Add some art classes to your holiday wish-list! The School of Art is now accepting applicants for our 2015 Saturday Pre-College Program. Classes run Saturday mornings from 9am-12pm between February 21 - April 25. Pre-College is a great way to build your portfolio for college admission...
December 5, join us for our seventh annual Open Studio day from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the College of Fine Arts building. Free and open to the public, this event offers a behind-the-scenes look at over 50 undergraduate and graduate artist studios with work-in-progress...
Internationally recognized artists, critics, and arts professionals from around the world visit CMU each semester to lecture on their practice and state of the arts today. See full bios and schedule HERE.
Please join us in celebrating the graduating BFA, BXA and MFA classes of 2014 and take a last look at the Senior Art Exhibition "Actual Size".
Carl Bajandas, Oreen Cohen, and Yunmi Her present their final work in “Lossless,” the School of Art’s 2014 MFA Thesis Exhibition, opening from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 28, in CMU’s Miller Gallery. The exhibition showcases large-scale installations, video, and sound-reactive art.
Text, sound, and image-based works by artists and scholars spanning Art, Computer Science, English, Human-Computer Interaction, Psychology, Engineering and Robotics are featured in "AFFECT.TXT": an on-line exhibition created by the ART WRITER undergraduate seminar.
Ranging from multimedia installations, sculpture, and audience-interactive projects to sound, video and performance, first-and second-year MFA students present new work in “Gross Domestic Product", opening January 18 from 6-8pm at the Mine Factory.
Happy New Year! This semester series is especially robust, dovetailing with CMU's DRAW2014 Symposium and the 2013 Carnegie International at Carnegie Museum of Art. Free and open to the public, these talks by internationally acclaimed artists, plus related exhibitions and events, are not to miss.
From February 27 - March 1, immerse yourself in a weekend of challenging and inspiring artist talks, commissioned projects, hands-on workshops, demonstrations, and multi-media events that explore what drawing means today.
"Monstroscopy" created by Isla Hansen (MFA'15) and Luke Loeffler (MFA'13) for the Tough Art Residency at Pittsburgh's Children's Museum, gives people young and old the opportunity to explore the body of a mysterious being (Patient M), and watch some magical processes in action.
Speakers include: Shana Moulton (February 5), Charles Atlas (February 12), Tehching Hseih (February 19), Diana Al-Hadid (February 26), Otto Peine (March 5), Carrie Mae Weems (March 26), Pyruupiru (April 2), and Allan Sekula (April 9). Related programming: "Interactive Art, Computational Design, Critical Making" (February 7) with CMU professor of electronic media and Director of the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Golan Levin, presented by CMU School of Design Lecture Series "Design the Future" and School of Architecture's "[En]Coding Architecture" Symposium; and "What Are Museums For?" (March 20) with the Guerilla Girls at the Carnegie Museum of Art.
A two-hour investment may reap you a lifetime of returns, but this isn’t any sort of cash-and-carry deal you’ve ever considered. Instead, your investment is time and the most essential prop is an open mind.
Camille Utterback, Nicholas Van Woert, Julie Heffernan, Graham Harman, Charles Atlas, Moyra Davey and Kimsooja and internationally acclaimed artists and writers whose work and research span sculpture, installation, computation, film and video, photography, and painting. All lectures are free and open to the public, Tuesdays, 5pm Kresge Theater in the College of Fine Arts building.
It’s the School of Art's Try-annual exposition of that iconic, ironic and bombastic event where concepts careen freely down the mild and wild racecourse of the Cut. The Anti-Gravity Art on a Roll Derby, returns on April 19, smack in the middle of CMU's Spring Carnival. This anarchic alternative to CMU's famed Buggy race is now open to all College of Fine Arts students, faculty, staff in Art, Architecture, Design, Drama, and Music.
Say hello to Ali Momeni and Adam Zaretsky: new faculty in the School of Art who are helping to expand what it means to be an interdisciplinary artist and teacher in the 21st centutry.
Ali is a builder, composer and performer who makes use all manners of technology to explore the social lives of objects and their embedded performative qualities: ranging from kinetic sculptures and sound installations to urban interventions and music theater performance. Adam is an artist, court jester, mad-scientist and misbehaving ethicist working in the world of bioart.
Join us February 24 for our annual Alumni & Friends Reception during the 2012 College Art Association Conference (Feb 22-25) in Los Angeles. The preeminent international forum for the visual arts bring together over 5,000 artists, art historians, students, educators, critics, curators, collectors, librarians, gallerists, and more.Don't miss presentations and exhibitions from Carnegie Mellon School of Art faculty and alumni at the conference and around town.
Whether responding personally or collectively, how can artists recognize what has been destroyed and speak to how (or whether) it can be restored? Can their creative efforts redeem or act as empathic restitution? Can their efforts enact or embody recovery from ruin? OUT OF RUBBLE is a project that reacts to the wake of war - its realities and its representations.
Art faculty Jon Rubin and alumnus John Pena take home the 2011 Artist of the Year and Emerging Artist of the Year award, respectively. On view through January 22 at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, there is still time to catch their exhibition.
"Dealing" is a two-part project, whereby a series of private moments Agnes Bolt (MFA '12) intervened into the lives of two Washington DC art collectors, Philippa Hughes and Philip Barlow, with the intention of exploring the consequences of the artists’ undeniable presence in their lives. This is how it played out...
POP Cabaret returns with a winter solstice celebration: "FROSTBITE", a rollicking variety show featuring Misfit Toys, Yule Logs and Holiday Calamity at the Warhol Museum, December 16, 2011.
40+ studios filled with works in progress from Senior painters, sculptors, performers, animators, writers and creators of spectacle. Meet students, faculty, and join us for a school-wide, end-of-semester celebration.
The 2011 Art Awards were not about to be shown up on April 29, 2011. No. We had pomp and circumstance to spare in this year's display of talent, tradition, innovation, fashion and...of course...love.
"...we were determined to extend this tradition with a mock "Visiting Artist Lecture Series" performance in which A.C and I assumed the roles of two world famous French/American artists who dabbled in kinetic sculptures constructed entirely from roadkill..."
“For the Birds” is a visual symphony created by Daniel Allende and Tucker Marder (MFA16) for Pittsburgh's National Aviary’s Helen M. Schmidt FliteZone™ Theatre in celebration of International Migratory Bird Day. This collaboration aims to inspire a new perspective on and respect for the beauty and power of birds through theatrical performance.
Fourty-three students graduating with bachelor’s degrees in fine art (BFA) and interdisciplinary art (BXA: art and computer science, humanities, and science) present final work in “Actual Size”, opening 6-8pm, Friday May 2 at CMU’s Miller Gallery. The exhibition spans video, performance, drawing, printmaking, photography, painting, sculpture, interactive and code-based works and more.
In this special edition of Trans-Q TV, art critic, lecturer, lofty person Maria Denolt takes you on an exclusicve tour of the 2013 "Queernegie International" at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Catch Pittsburgh's largest exhibition of contemporary art from around the world before it closes on Sunday, March 16, 2014!
The Anti-Gravity Downhill Derby, a satirical parade presented by the School of Art, is a witty and provocative alternative to the buggy race tradition during Carnival at Carnegie Mellon University.
Thirty-three students graduating with bachelor's degrees in fine arts and interdisciplinary arts present their final work in "I'm Feeling Lucky," opening from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, May 3 at Carnegie Mellon University's Miller Gallery. The exhibition will be on view through May 18, with an artists and faculty talk at the gallery from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 14. Admission is free and open to the public.
Seven MFA candidates present their final work in "Basement Mircale" the School of Art's 2013 MFA Thesis Exhibition, opening March 29 from 6-8pm in the Miller Gallery, at Carnegie Mellon University. The exhibition features new work by Scott Andrew, Felipe Castelblanco, Craig Fahner, Steve Gurysh, Luke Loeffler, Dan Wilcox, and Erin Womack.
"We're interested in anyone producing creative work that challenge static concepts of gender and sexuality. Orientation and self-labeling is not a criteria, we are interested in what is available to push the limits of expression and lifestyles..."
We couldn't help but notice and feel proud that a number of CMU faculty and alumni were in the galleries. On view through October 23, we recommend you make the rounds if you haven't already.