Ivy Castellanos
Conveyor Belt (detail), 2009, mixed media, 6' x 2'
Conveyor Belt
(detail), 2009, mixed media, 6' x 2'

Transformation of energy.

Residue that lingers evolves into potential energy. Experimentation and memory collectively compete and compromise as part becomes whole. Performance is an all inclusive gesture that executes a summary of the physical.M

Transformation of energy becomes sculpture, performance, and then action through video.

Ivy Castellanos, class of 2011

The MFA Fine Arts program reflects the diversity of New York’s many art worlds. Together, the faculty and students form a community of established and emerging artists from many backgrounds who work across disciplines and modes of practice. Our main goals are to provide a stimulating and supportive environment in which students can thrive and develop as artists, to foster rigorous critical engagement with contemporary art and other cultural forms, and to produce an ongoing conversation, through work as much as through words, about what we make, how we make it and why.

The MFA Fine Arts program attracts ambitious emerging artists from many countries and backgrounds. In their commitment to art, and to one another, they provide a foundation for artistic growth that extends beyond graduation and forms an ongoing platform of professional support.