The University of Nevada, Reno’s low-residency MFA Interdisciplinary Arts program celebrates its most recent summer residency—and announces that applications are open to join the program in January 2024.
The University of Nevada, Reno’s low-residency MFA Interdisciplinary Arts program just completed its most recent summer residency.
This summer’s student body included five cohorts of students, including five graduating thesis students who installed a group exhibition in the Garage Door Gallery at the Holman Arts and Media Center on the Lake Tahoe campus and three students who presented public midway projects onsite at Tahoe Gallery in Prim Library.
The faculty and visiting artist lineup included: Tyler Calkin-Low, Sofía Córdova, Mariah Dekkenga, Russell Dudley, Raquel Gutiérrez, Austin Pratt, Gabie Strong, and Minoosh Zomorodinia.
With four separate courses ongoing alongside two workshops and four artist lectures, the ten-day intensive was filled to the brim. Highlights of note include a robust panel discussion with thesis students about the role of landscape, memory, and the ethics of care within their group exhibition Found & Lost, as well as an experiential workshop led by Minoosh Zomorodinia exploring walking as a form of artistic practice.
Applications are open for new graduate students to begin the MFA-Interdisciplinary Arts program in January 2024—see the program website for application instructions. The priority scholarship deadline is October 1, 2023.
The MFA-IA is a low-residency program and consists of two intensive ten-day, on-campus residencies during summer and winter sessions over the course of two and a half years. During the fall and spring semesters, students work in their home studios and continue relationships with faculty mentors and fellow colleagues remotely through online seminars and other points of contact.
The low-residency MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts is a locus for creative problem-solving fostered by creative thinking with an emphasis on community. The experience and exploration of embodied place is a central element of this distinctive program, encouraging students’ multi-dimensional relationship with their environment both in the Tahoe Basin and within their own communities.
Rotating visiting faculty include Annie Albagli, Roman De Salvo, Nina Elder, Rodney Ewing, Sameer Farooq, Walter Kitundu, Amy Khoshbin, Julia Schwadron Marianelli, Ayanah Moor, Scott Oliver, Macon Reed, Rob Reynolds, Gabie Strong, and Julie Weitz.
Learn more here or contact program director Kara Q. Smith at email@example.com with questions.