Our Painting department is distinguished by both tradition and rebellion. The program celebrates the development of strong painting and drawing skills, an exploration of old and new forms (representational and abstract, 2D, and 3D), and an appreciation of independent, personal expression and risk-taking.
The department's curriculum is generous, varied, and attuned to the individual needs of its majors. Painting electives represent a wide array of artistic experiences ranging from
Faculty and visiting artists and critics have a diverse array of aesthetic sensibilities, maintain active studio practices, and exhibit their work in various venues - and also act as role models and mentors as you find your own voice as an artist.
Our Painting majors are consistently accepted into the country's top ten fine arts graduate programs, including those at MICA, Yale, Columbia, ISD, and the Cranbrook Academy. Many have received prestigious awards, grants, and fellowships, such as the Fulbright Fellowship, Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, and the Freeman-ASIA Award.