April 15, 2019

April 15, 2019 

Please join us for our MFA Thesis exhibitions in Dekalb and Steuben Galleries and our BFA Painting and Drawing Thesis exhibitions in East Hall Gallery and on view is the BFA Jewelry Thesis exhibition the Rubelle and Norman Schafler Gallery. All openings are on Mondays from 5-8pm weekly.

Upcoming events:
Big Damn Print on Tuesday, April 16th

Faculty Lunch Talks with Landgon Graves on Tuesday, April 16th and Philemona Williamson on Tuesday, April 23rd.

ALL IN, an exhibition of work by second-year MFA Fine Arts candidates, curated by LeRonn P. Brooks. The opening reception is Tuesday, April 30th from 6-8pm and will be on view through May 21, 2019 at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 West 14 Street, 2nd Floor.

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Faculty Lunch Talks


An Exhibition of Work by Second-Year MFA Fine Arts Candidates

Curated by LeRonn P. Brooks

On view from April 30 – May 21, 2019

Opening: Tuesday, April 30 from 6-8pm

Saturday, May 11, 2019, 4-6pm. Panel discussion with curator LeRonn P. Brooks, Brooklyn Museum Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art,  Ashley James, and artist William Villalongo.

Pratt Manhattan Gallery
144 West 14th Street, 2nd floor

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Saturday 11am-6pm
and Thursday until 8pm

ANNOUNCING Full-time Faculty Appointments:

Steve Locke will join us as full-time faculty in Painting.

Steve Locke is an African American artist who explores figuration and perceptions of the male figure, and themes of masculinity and homosexuality through drawing, painting, sculpture and installation art. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, raised in Detroit, Michigan and is currently living and working in Boston, Massachusetts.


Many thanks to the search committees whose thorough, conscientious and diligent work enabled us to arrive at these successful conclusions. Thanks also to all of you who attended the lectures, critiques, lunches, and dinners to contribute your feedback.

We are looking forward to welcoming Steve and Carlos to our community this coming Fall!

Carlos Motta will join us as full-time faculty in Interdisciplinary Practice.

Carlos Motta 
was born in Bogotá, Colombia and lives and works in New York City. He received his MFA from Bard College (2003) and completed the Whitney Independent Study Program (2006). Motta’s multi-disciplinary art practice documents the social conditions and political struggles of sexual, gender, and ethnic minority communities in order to challenge dominant and normative discourses through visibility and self-representation. As a historian of untold narratives and an archivist of repressed histories, Motta is committed to in-depth research on the struggles of post-colonial subjects and societies. His work manifests in a variety of mediums including video, installation, sculpture, drawing, web-based projects, performance, and symposia.