As the nation and the world have spent the last month transitioning to a new way of living, PNCA Graduate Studies students and alumni have responded to the COVID-19 crisis in profound and dynamic ways.
Off The Cost PDX is an online platform that was founded and is run by VS ‘19 Alumni Jen Bacon and Brittany Vega. This resource is an ever evolving collection of free opportunities for artists in the Portland area and beyond.
Our creative community extends beyond social isolation.
MFA in Visual Studies is excited to welcome L.A. based curator, writer and educator, Ceci Moss, for a lecture as part of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Spring 2020 Lecture Series.
February 26, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
A group of VS students along with program chair, MK Guth, spent the weekend at the coast on a professional practices retreat where they also stayed at the Willipa Bay Artist in Residence and chatted with residency Director Cindy Hayward.
MFA in Visual Studies and the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture are excited to welcome curator, writer and artist Legacy Russell for a lecture on her work and practice as part of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Spring 2020 Lecture Series.
February 5, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Second year Candidates spend the first days of the semester proposing their thesis projects
MFA in Visual Studies is excited to welcome Rashawn Griffin for a lecture on his work and practice as part of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Spring 2020 Lecture Series.
January 22, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
This free, annual event is an opportunity to get a private view of what graduate students have been working on and to engage with them in conversation about their individual practices and projects.
Every October VS students head out to Sisters, Oregon for the Caldera Artist Residency where they spend a week engaging in art making, research, and visual and written investigations.
MFA VS alumnus Taka Yamamoto debuted his new performance in Seattle and received a new commission from the Portland Art Museum, supported by Oregon Community Foundation Creative Heights Grant
We are excited to announce the Fall 2019 Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Lecture Series! Now occurring on select Wednesday evenings throughout the semester, the Graduate Studies Lecture Series sparks meaningful dialogue across the graduate programs, PNCA, and the larger creative communities.
Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Director and Visual Studies Chair, MK Guth, opens her solo exhibition at Cristin Tierney Gallery in NYC on September 13, 2019. Menu presents several new sculptures by MK Guth. Each work takes the shape of a book with instructions for various performances and actions, all oriented around shared experiences and ritual.
We are now accepting graduate applications for Fall 2020! Applications are available online and the priority deadline is February 1, 2020 for all of our programs.
Congratulations to all of the artists in the Portland2019 Biennial at Disjecta! The roster is packed with Visual Studies and PNCA alums, mentors, friends and faculty among the 18 selected artists.
Huge congratulations are in order for VS 2nd year, Daniela Repas, who was awarded the Princess Grace Award Graduate Film Scholarship
MFA in Visual Studies candidate Payton Barronian is featured in OUT Magazine with his new video, presenting, that queers iconic film monologues
Rachel Wolf VS '14 talks with Oregon Artswatch's David Bates about her recent exhibition at the Chehalem Cultural Center and the magic of cameraless photography
VS '16 alums BriAnna Rosen and E.M. Fuller, owners of Fuller Rosen Gallery, are featured in Portland Mercury's Queer Issue
Huge congrats to the MFA Visual Studies Class of 2019! The exhibition is up, oral defense presentations are done and thesis papers are in. After 2 years of dedicated hard work and lots of hours in the studio the every growing group of Visual Studies alumni just gained 16 new artists
The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies is proud to present the 2019 MFA Thesis/Capstone Exhibition featuring 26 graduates from the MFA in Collaborative Design, Print Media and Visual Studies programs
Our alumni take many creative paths. At the LA debut of the Frieze art fair, Barrett's culinary pop-up Cinqué was featured on Paramount's backlot
We are currently accepting applications for our Fall 2019 cohort and are proudly still offering scholarships. Inquire to get more information about Visual Studies or get in touch!
Converge 45, The Center for Contemporary Art and Culture and the MFA in Visual Studies program are excited to welcome Liz Glynn for a lecture on Friday, April 5th starting at 12:30pm in PNCA's Shipley/Collins Mediatheque.
PNCA’s Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies is pleased to present an exhibition featuring 37 candidates from the MFA in Collaborative Design, Print Media and Visual Studies and Low-residency Visual Studies programs. This exhibition highlights the exciting progress and development these artists and designers have made as they approach the end of their first year in graduate school.
The 2019 Whitney Biennial artist list is out and we are so excited to see so many friends and visiting artists on that list! Congrats Lucas Blalock, Wangechi Mutu, Josh Kline, Ellie Ga and Paul Mpagi Sepuya!
MFA VS '15 alum Katie Piatt recently announced that they'll be presenting their participatory performance piece/one-person show Male Fragility: A Night of Rant and Reason at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas in May 2019.