The University of Washington’s MFA in Visual Arts is Made for Renegades

Virtual Open House
On November 8, meet the professors of the program and take a 360° online tour of our spaces. The open house will start at 9am (CST). The event is free; registration is mandatory.

Plus, get your copy of Otherthe official publication of the MFA in Visual Art (MFA-VA) and our new catalogs of thesis exhibitions!

About the MFA-VA program
the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual ArtsMFA-VA Program is an inclusive and tight-knit community of renegade creators and thinkers. Drawing on the vast resources of Washington University in St. Louis, a leading research institution, the program provides students with a site of rigorous inquiry, intellectual generosity, and professional preparation. Our community instills in students the agency and resilience essential for this generation of artists.

Learn more about our new programteacher program manager Lisa Bulawskyand our accomplishment faculty mentors.

Facilities and location
MFA-VA studios are located in Weil Room, a brand new LEED-Platinum facility. Students have access to many specialized training courses spaces to doincluding an 3D digital manufacturing laboratorya textile workshop, a vast engraving suite – house for Island Press and the Kranzberg Book Workshop – and more. The studios are adjacent to the school Kranzberg Library of Art and Architecture and the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museumwho recently hosted Ai Weiwei: The Naked Life and is the site of the annual exhibition of MFA-VA theses.

We are proud of our location in St. Louis, which serves as an extension of the studio and a place of engagement for art and artists. Learn more about our Office of Socially Engaged Practice and the cultural scene of Saint Louis.

Basic faculty
In addition to program chair Lisa Bulawksy, our teachers include Jamie Adams, Michael Byron, Amy Hauft, Meghan Kirkwood, Richard Krueger, Arny Nadler, Patricia Olynyk, Tim Portlock, Jack Risley, Denise Ward-Brown, Cheryl Wassenaar and Monika Weiss.

Fall 2021 Guest Artists and Critics
Jess T. Dugan, Meleko Mokgosi, Stephanie Syjuco, Taryn Simon and Ingrid Schaffner, Cole Lu, Hugo Crosthwaite, Deborah Roberts and Adrian Octavius ​​Walker.

Visit to register for the Virtual Open House on November 8, 2021, and submit your application before January 15, 2022.

Contact Graduate Recruitment Specialist Taylor Yocom at for more information.