The MFA program is guided by a core faculty of four highly active artists who provide critical oversight and intellectual support for students through one-on-one advising, mentorship, and studio visits. In addition to the core faculty, graduate students work closely each semester with additional academic advisors of their choice from throughout the full faculty.
MFA Program Director
Katherine Hubbard uses photography, writing and performance to plumb photography’s continuing significance. Her photography and performances have appeared at the Brooklyn Museum; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; the Whitney Museum of American Art; and The Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX; among many others.
MFA Core Faculty
Lenka Clayton is an interdisciplinary artist whose work considers, exaggerates, and alters the accepted rules of everyday life. Clayton is also the founder of An Artist Residency in Motherhood, a self-directed, open-source artist residency program that takes place inside the homes and lives of artists who are also parents.
Lyndon Barrois Jr. uses magazines, advertising, cinema, and vernacular imagery as primary subjects of inquiry, translating the language of printing and design layout into a variety of formal and material juxtapositions. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at the Carnegie Museum of Art and Artists Space.
As a feminist media artist working in a variety of forms, Angela Washko is committed to telling complex and unconventional stories about the media we consume from unusual perspectives. She is a recent recipient of the Creative Capital Award, the Impact Award at Indiecade, and the Franklin Furnace Performance Fund.
Associate Professor of Curatorial Practice Director, Miller Institute for Contemporary ArtPublic Art Curator, Carnegie Mellon University
Elizabeth Chodos is the Director of the Miller Institute for Contemporary Art at Carnegie Mellon University. She is co-founder of Common Field and previously served as Executive and Creative Director of Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists' Residency.
Andrew Thomas Dunn's research broadly explores the intersections of phenomenology, aesthetics, and critical infrastructure studies in the interpretation of multiple media. His dissertation considers how novels and digital infrastructures mediate our understanding of the world.
Dr. Jongwoo Jeremy Kim is a specialist of modern and contemporary art addressing issues concerning gender, race, and sexuality. Kim is the author of Painted Men in Britain, 1868-1918: Royal Academicians and Masculinities (2012; 2016) and is co-editor of the interdisciplinary anthology Queer Difficulty in Art and Poetry: Rethinking the Sexed Body in Verse and Visual Culture (2017).
Ginger Brooks Takahashi’s collaborative, socially-enraged practice actively builds community and nurtures alternative forms of information distribution.
Alisha Wormsley investigates collective memory and the synchronicity of time, specifically through the stories of women of color. Working with communities around the world, she fosters artistic engagement and celebrates identities. Her project "There Art Black People in the Future" has been shown around the country on billboards, in museums, and at other public venues.