Fiorella Gonzales-Vigil Mohme
Class of 2015
Lima, Peru New York, New York

Fiorella Gonzales-Vigil Mohme (1983), born and raised in Lima, Peru. She studied painting at School of Arts of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and Digital Graphic Design in the Peruvian Institute of Art and Design. She has participated in several exhibitions in Peru and other countries, such as Finland, Greece, United States and Italy. She has been twice a finalist in the National Young Artists Competition, and received an Honorable Mention.

In 2009 she created the project "Designing for Equality" along with two artists, aimed at developing productive capacities in women victims of gender violence. In 2011 she had her first solo show based on the human behavior reflected in the traffic of Lima. In 2013 she had her second solo show, "Id, Ego, Superego, Miniego, Not Ego, Other", which reflects on human behavior, expressing the instability on a personal level and in various other dimensions such as psychological, familiar and professional. She currently lives in New York City where she is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts at SVA.

Fiorella Gonzales-Vigil Mohme, class of 2015

MFA Fine Arts is a full-time, two-year, 60-credit program
Seminars and workshops are complemented by weekly visits from artists, curators, critics and gallerists, who are invited to give lectures and meet with students in their studios. Students may audit up to four undergraduate and continuing education courses, and take advantage of SVA’s lectures and other resources. Each student is given a private studio with 24-hour access. At the end of each semester, open studios provide students with opportunities to present their work to the public and gain professional exposure. Graduating students take part in our annual thesis exhibition. 
We respect craft and form, but we also encourage an approach to art-making in which ideas or questions serve as points of departure for artistic processes that may lead in unforeseen directions. While some students may remain committed to a single medium for the duration of their study, most experiment with multiple modes of production.
In addition to drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture, students may explore animation, digital art, installation, performance, photography, public projects, social practice, video, and numerous other disciplines. Students in the MFA Fine Arts program have the freedom to reinvent themselves. And with access to private departmental facilities for photography, video production, large format printing and woodworking, and to innovative labs at SVA for digital fabrication, bio art, printmaking, metalworking, ceramics, textiles and risography, students can pursue many approaches to making their art.
The close relationship between faculty and students—formed in studio visits, critique groups, seminars and workshops, but also through informal interactions—gives students the confidence to produce as much work as they can and to follow a personal course of intellectual and aesthetic investigation.
A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required for degree conferral. In exceptional instances, students may be allowed to transfer up to 15 credits from other accredited graduate programs, and be eligible to complete the program in three semesters

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