College of the Arts Exhibits Works by 2016 Graduates of the MFA Studio Art Program

Transporting “Symposium,” created by second-year MFA Studio Art student Ruth Borgenicht (made with ceramic, wood, and mixed media).

Exhibition is at Magnan Metz Gallery, New York, from June 10-17; opening reception on June 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

The College of the Arts and Department of Art and Design are proud to present the MFA in Studio Arts 2016 Thesis Exhibition, a culminating exhibition featuring works produced by students graduating from the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Art program, off campus at the Magnan Metz Gallery at 521 West 26th Street, New York NY, from June 10-17. An Opening Reception will take place on June 9, from 6-8 p.m.

The exhibition is curated by Eleanor Heartney, the MFA program's 2015-'16 visiting critic. "The class of 2016 works with a wide range of media, themes and ideas.  The eleven artists come from diverse backgrounds and delve into myriad aspects of contemporary life. I have no doubt that their explorations will continue to take them to surprising places as they move forward into the world beyond the academy," said Heartney of the graduating MFA Studio Art students.

View Gathering, the 2016 Thesis Exhibition catalogue here

The Thesis Exhibition features the following artists: 


About the MFA in Studio Art Program 

The Montclair State University MFA in Studio Art is a rigorous two-year interdisciplinary program designed to offer artists a critical, conceptual and intellectual framework to experiment and develop their practice. Offering a wide array of comprehensive and individualized training in art theory, history, criticism and practice, the program provides students with vital skills to pursue their artistic vision and work across a diversity of mediums. Throughout the program, students are immersed in a dynamic environment of creative dialogue with leading faculty and one-on-one mentoring with visiting artists and critics.

Over the years, the program has invited an exceptional group of artists, curators and visiting critics, such as Davis, to the program to engage with students in in-depth capacities. Other notables have included Eleanor HeartneyMatthew Nichols, Roberta Smith, James Rosenquist, Philip Pearlstein, William Wegman, Shirin Neshat and Dana Schutz. Further information about the MFA program may be obtained by contacting program assistant Louise Davies, or its co-directors Dr. Andrew Atkinson and Julie Heffernan, or by calling (973) 655-4074.