Department Day/MFA Open Studios


Location: Riley Hall (View on map )

First and second-year MFA students will have open studios in Riley Hall from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm. The guest critic is Craig Drennen, an American artist based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Drennen is best known for his ongoing long-term Timon of Athens project, for which he has produced paintings, drawings, prints, videos, performances, sculptures. His work shows technical agility across a wide range of influences that spans abstraction, representation, and conceptual practices. In a catalog essay, the curator Diana Nawi writes that Drennen's "…multifaceted, dense, and ambitious practice suggests a world of meaning defined by symbols that emerge in different media and coalesce across projects." Learn more about Craig Drennen.

2nd Year MFAs
10:30 am–12:30 pm

  • Junyoung Park, ID – 201 Riley
  • Hans Miles, Ceramics – 119E Riley
  • Nik Swift, VCD – 215 Riley
  • Joe Matty, Photo – 3rd Floor Office Gallery
  • Jacob Lehmann, Painting – 315A Riley
  • Riley Fichter, Sculpture – 100 Riley

1st Year MFAs
2:00 pm–4:00 pm

  • Griffin Liu, Sculpture – 112 Riley
  • Emma Ryan, Painting – 315A Riley
  • Thomas Callahan, Photo – 210 Riley
  • Norah Amstutz, Ceramics – 120E Riley
  • Katherine Lestingi, ID – 201 Riley
  • Jason Daniels, VCD – 215 Riley

All studio and design classes are canceled in celebration of Department Day/MFA Open Studios.

Free and open to the public.