Sculpture is an inclusive, diverse, and ever-changing discipline.
Our Sculpture program honors traditional skills and techniques while encouraging experimental ideas and the exploration of new media. Addressing contemporary concerns, you’ll build your practice making objects, site-specific work, installation art, inter/multimedia and video projects.
“Sculpture at Purchase is multidisciplinary, engaging traditional and new genre practices. Our wood, metal, ceramic and bronze casting facilities are state of the art and courses in performance, social practice, installation, and digital media round out an exciting program that produces socially conscious global citizens.”
Rachel Owens, Chair, Sculpture
Gallery of Student Work
Students Experience Traditional Birchbark Canoe Techniques
Ken Weeks demonstrated how he builds canoes by hand entirely from natural materials.
President’s Award for Public Art: Debora Martinez ’22
Hue TV, a conceptual and performance work by Martinez, is the President’s Award for Public Art selection for 2022 and will be on view on campus (and on Instagram) for the remainder of the spring 2023 semester.
Sophie Glenn ’12 Receives John D. Mineck Fellowship
Awarded by Boston’s Society of Arts + Crafts, the fellowship is given annually to an early-career furniture artist. “Her work in steel is like no other I have seen.”
Camille Seaman ’92 on PBS’ Brief But SpectacularThe photographer shares her insight on climate change after years of photographing icebergs.