Investigate what moves you to create art.
Ask yourself not only what personally motivates you, but also how your work potentially
engages a larger audience and art world.
The graduate program in painting requires that the student/artist possess a strong
sense of direction in their work. The image, idea, method or process is a concerted
pursuit of form in service of content. I strongly believe that painting is not defined
purely by its materiality but more importantly by the issues and ideas that surround
it both historically and contemporaneously. Whether representational, abstract, dimensional,
or digital, the key is to find the best means for realizing one's vision.
Graduate painters forge connections to creative communities beyond the University
through department exhibition programming, visiting artist lectures and critiques,
and trips to area art institutions. The Dallas/Fort Worth area offers a vast and vibrant
art community providing a continual stream of world-class events and exhibitions.
The MA and MFA program in Studio Art draws students involved in a multiplicity of
practices, interests, and professional aspirations. Through the programs emphasis
on studio and professional practices these students evolve into practicing artists
exhibiting their work, engaging in residencies, curating exhibitions, and teaching