Graduate Programs

Rinehart School of Sculpture (MFA)

The oldest program of its kind in the country, Rinehart trains 21st-century artists to follow their passions—whether that be through traditional working methodologies or art of the moment.

Program Overview

In Rinehart, you are encouraged to follow your passions in a range of media and materials from video and digital media to steel, concrete, and fiber. Central to the program are critical readings and writing workshops, which balance intensive studio practice with a rigorous focus on history and theory. Students participate in weekly seminars that include guests who reinforce the varied practices of students in the program and who support networking and career development. In this program, you are prepared to contribute to the discourse surrounding contemporary art as exhibiting artists, faculty, and critics.

Program Facilities & Resources

Individually assigned studios open onto a common work area for easy access to a complete wood and metal shop and to peer interaction so that ideas are exchanged and peer interaction and discourse occur naturally. 

Who Should Apply

Rinehart seeks to create a stimulating environment by enrolling artists with multiple perspectives and diverse cultural, academic, and professional backgrounds who share an interest in exploring the possibilities for creating art in a multidimensional environment. These students create a vibrant, stimulating community that is both challenging and supportive of individual exploration.

Director of Rinehart School of Sculpture

Interview with Jann Rosen-Queralt

"My objective when teaching is to empower a student, providing them with the resources, materials, techniques, and concepts that will charge their own individual decisions," Jann Rosen-Queralt said when asked about her teaching philosophy. Click the link below to read the full interview, conducted by Rinehart students.

Large carved obelisk in a gallery space that has been painted deep red. The obelisk is surrounded by intricately designed bronze gags and bridles encased in glass and set atop thin pedestals.
Site-specific installation between the Fox building and Brown Center. A series of craggy rock-like structures appear to grow from the pavement.
The artist sits on a large gray pillow with a glowing red orb in both her hands. Across the table from the artist is a second orb glowing white.
In the foreground, the Chinese dictionary on a pedestal. In the background, two projected videos. The larger video still is of a hand moving across the pages of a dictionary. The smaller still is of President Xi.
Large carved obelisk in a gallery space that has been painted deep red. The obelisk is surrounded by intricately designed bronze gags and bridles encased in glass and set atop thin pedestals.

Kelimeler Kıyafetsiz (:Words Naked/Are Not Enough) – Monument III, Ornaments I-VII

Rinehart School of Sculpture M.F.A.

Artist
Sera Boeno ’18
Date
2018
Medium
Installation, bronze, and leather
Credit

Joseph Hyde

Site-specific installation between the Fox building and Brown Center. A series of craggy rock-like structures appear to grow from the pavement.

Isla

Rinehart School of Sculpture M.F.A.

Artist
Cristal Tadeo
Date
2018
Medium
Concrete, wire, foam and acrylic
Credit

Joseph Hyde

The artist sits on a large gray pillow with a glowing red orb in both her hands. Across the table from the artist is a second orb glowing white.

Pulse, Visualizing Consciousness

RInehart School of Sculpture M.F.A.

Artist
Cynthia O'Neill
Date
2018
Medium
Pulse sensor, cast acrylic LED ball, feather boards, electrical parts, meditation pillow, lavender, buckwheat hulls
Credit

Image courtesy of the artist.

In the foreground, the Chinese dictionary on a pedestal. In the background, two projected videos. The larger video still is of a hand moving across the pages of a dictionary. The smaller still is of President Xi.

President Xi reads Chinese dictionary

Rinehart School of Sculpture M.F.A.

Artist
Chuxi Guo
Date
2018
Medium
2 channel video
Dimensions
8 hours 44 minutes
Credit

Joseph Hyde

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