The VCUarts Department of Painting + Printmaking is a vibrant community of artists, scholars, and students — informed by a practice of studio work and research with strong emphasis in critical and creative thinking. The department is large and diverse, with academic programming designed to impart intelligence and build student’s confidence in their discipline.

To artists working in this century, engaging in our academic studio program in painting + printmaking is akin to entering a workman-like laboratory to investigate and re-define visual culture. We welcome you to join us — to bring your intelligence, ambition, and can-do discipline — as we examine our historical precedents, and challenge the future of studio practice.