Introduction

Led by an active and accomplished group of working artists, the MFA program in Sculpture + Extended Media promotes a fluid, liberated, experimental and progressive exploration of the transformative role of art. We rigorously engage the burgeoning philosophical, critical and technical conditions that shape art making today. Our mission is to continually develop a rigorous yet supportive environment that leads to the expansive growth of individual artists.

The Sculpture Department welcomes a broad range of approaches: from spatial-, object- and material-based practices; to performance, film and lens-based media; from social and relational to web-based and evolving technologies. Moreover, within the School of Arts and art community at large, Sculpture + Extended Media tests the limits of objects, images and actions, acting as a speculative laboratory that branches into science, philosophy, anthropology, ecology, ethnology, media studies, history and other practices.

Our task is not only decoding the emergent meanings of materials, methods and movements; it is producing an art capable of modeling significant intensities, experiences and sensations relevant to our time.

Sculpture + Extended Media is a place that legitimizes and also fosters restless becoming, where intellectual, emotional, and physical emancipation is as crucial for the individual as it is for the community. It is a place of ongoing transformation and reconstruction, actively formed and rebuilt by those who join us. In this state everything becomes both beautifully unknown and potentially knowable.