VCU In Mexico City!

A week in Mexico City with VCU MFA Painting + Printmaking Graduate Students, Oct. 11 – 17, 2015. An in-depth look at contemporary art, artists,galleries and project spaces set in the context of Mexico City’s incredible history and culture.

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VCU in New York

Two days in Chelsea and Lower East Side with VCU MFA Painting + Printmaking and VCU Sculpture Graduate Students.  A tour of fall gallery shows with critic Gregory Volk and students in conversation with artists and gallery directors.

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MFA Open House – October 17

We will be hosting an open house for prospective MFA students on October 17!

October 17, 2015

11 a.m. Coffee and pastries at the Depot, 814 W. Broad Street

11:30 a.m. Welcome

12-2 p.m. Department visits (Please check departmental websites to see if RSVP is required and for additional information.)

2-3:00 p.m. Open Studios

*** Please contact Ron Johnson, at prior to your visit so that we know to expect you.

Click HERE for more information concerning schedule, directions, and parking.

Emmy Thelander – They Accrue Meaning by Being in the Foreground

Emmy Thelander  PAPR Fountainhead Fellow – Opening at Reynolds Gallery

They Accrue Meaning by Being in the Foreground

April 10 – May 30, 2015

Opening reception for the artist  Friday, April 10, 7 – 9 pm


Emmy Thelander is an interdisciplinary artist whose methods include painting, video, installation, and drawing. She is interested in the interaction between images and inhabited space, spontaneous activity within confined zones, and superficial efforts of communication. She is currently the Fountainhead Fellow in Painting and Printmaking at VCU. In 2014 she received her MFA from Yale University, and has been an artist-in-residence at ACRE (2014) and the Yale/Norfolk Summer School of Art (2009). She has previously exhibited in Brooklyn, San Francisco, Chicago, and Cambridge, and will present a new work at ITP in Jackson Hole, WY this summer.

MFA Candidacy Exhibition!

First year graduate students in PAPR : Saulat Ajmal, Carolina Aranibar-Fernandez, Eric Diehl, Mat Gasparek, Devin Harclerode, Will Matheson, Beatrice Modisett, and Jake Reller will be showing their candidacy work in the old tobacco drying warehouses at 2601 Maury Street.