You’ll explore widely, hone your skills, then focus your ideas to make work that stirs emotion, inspires thought, and moves the cultural dialogue.
Working in both classes and one-on-one with professors, you’ll engage in a rigorous curriculum that guides you from initial explorations to personal expression.
Painting and Drawing combines ways of seeing, thinking through material, and conceptual making.
You’ll develop the ability to create and maintain a studio—from your individual junior studio space to your professional practice after graduation.
We value the role of critique in art-making. Everyone participates in critique and review sessions conducted by the faculty and by visiting artists and critics.
And, our proximity to New York City means you’ll regularly visit artists’ studios, galleries, and museums.
The expansive Visual Arts building offers nine studio classrooms specifically designed for painting and drawing with large north-facing windows that provide excellent natural light.
You’ll benefit from the variety of views of faculty members who are all practicing and exhibiting artists.
“I try to instill in every student a sense of creative problem solving. None of the questions we pose have only one answer, so we need students to reflect on assignments in a way that is their own, and to come up with solutions that reflect who they are.”
Visit our Instagram feed to see what our current Painting and Drawing majors are working on right now.
Gallery of Student Work
The work she created during her three-month residency at Detroit’s Red Bull House of Art is on view through May 19.
Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing Matthew Bollinger will have a closing reception of his current exhibition “Between The Days” at Zürcher Gallery in New York.
A special shout out to Julian Kreimer (Associate Professor, Painting and Drawing/Art History) on his LA shows and reviews.