News 2020-05-11T16:56:17+00:00

May 11, 2020

Congratulations to the class of 2020! We are so proud of all that you have accomplished, not least how you have faced the unique challenge of this moment and the disappointment of not having the opportunity to show your thesis work. We are sorry to see you leave but are in no doubt that you will move on to new adventures, and excel at whatever awaits you.

Many thanks to all of the faculty and staff who have worked so hard to support our students this year, and truly rose to the occasion over the last six weeks of remote learning.

In the fall of 2019, none of us could have imagined that this year would end the way it has. Our community has demonstrated that despite the circumstances, we can continue to work together and to care for each other. We do not know what the future holds, but what we can rely on is the strength of our commitment to this care, even when circumstances conspire against us.

I hope that wherever you are you are safe and well, and send you the very best wishes for a bright future,


Jane South | Chair, Fine Arts

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And here’s a message from Pratt’s Communications and Marketing:
The Pratt Shows Portfolio Project is a web-based initiative designed by the Digital Communications and Creative Services teams in the Communications and Marketing division as a celebration of the Pratt Community in this extraordinary historical moment. This project will not in any way supplant or approximate the physical Pratt Shows that traditionally take place on campus and it should not be considered an alternative to the Pratt Shows events.

The plan is to launch the project publicly on May 15th. The project will be supported by the general efforts of the Communications and Marketing division. 

The Pratt Shows Portfolio Project student user guide is attached as a PDF. This guide offers instructions on accessing the project, uploading materials, and finding support. Any questions please email:

Pratt Artists League (PAL) created an Artist Spotlight Series, a project interviewing artists mainly focused on our graduating MFA students of 2020, who were impacted by COVID- 19. The interviews can be seen on PAL’s Instagram and an archive of the conversation videos here.

BFA Graduating Class of 2020, has a dedicated page that will continue to be updated here.

Check out the amazing work by our faculty and students in our studio classes this semester. The image on right by MFA Katie Croft, Blue Stripes from Professor Anne Gillman’s Graduate Drawing into Sculpture class.

Click here to view work >>