George Mason University School of Art

The School of Art is located within the College of Visual and Performing Arts and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in art with concentrations in Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking, Critical Art Practices, Graphic Design, Photography, and New Media.

Mission: The School of Art offers students an environment in which the pursuit of a degree is a commitment to a way of life that centers on creative thought processes and the production of artworks. The curriculum and the faculty focus on cultivating students’ appreciation of and expertise in studio and digital arts. Students are encouraged to dedicate themselves to academic excellence, skilled artistry, and employing visual literacy within an atmosphere of creative freedom. A principle that underlies the School of Art’s Art and Visual Technology (AVT) program is its focus on fostering student understanding and experience of interdisciplinarity in the visual arts. This focus is important because art today crosses the boundaries of traditional disciplines and integrates traditional and technology-based media into the creation of new art forms.

Kenneth Tyler Collection: National Gallery of Australia
05/17/2019

Kenneth Tyler Collection: National Gallery of Australia

Hope you have a colourful weekend planned!

Here’s artist Paul Jenkins at work in the Tyler Graphics yard, using his signature style of pouring bright pigments and letting gravity and chance direct the composition.

Jenkins, an Abstract Expressionist, taught his painting techniques to the actor Alan Bates for the film ‘An Unmarried Woman’, where he was to play a tormented artist living in New York. He described his style as trying to paint ‘like a crap-shooter throwing dice… it’s a big gamble and that’s why I love it’

#pauljenkins #crapshoot #chance #alanbates #colourfulliving #abstractexpressionism

Kenneth Tyler Collection: National Gallery of Australia
05/17/2019

Kenneth Tyler Collection: National Gallery of Australia

From the #archives:

With a cheeky grin, Jasper Johns watches on as Ken Tyler wipes down the lithography stone for Numeral 1.

While numbers may be a plain subject matter, Leo Steinberg saw in this banality a ‘shift from nature to culture’ in the art of the 20th century. Whereas a landscape may be depicted through painterly illusion, numbers are man-made and ‘no likeness or image of a 5 is paintable, only the thing itself’.

Certainly makes you see Johns’ work in a new light 😮

#jasperjohns #lithography #printmaking #blacknumerals #1 #crunchingnumbers #bigdata #bigDATUMactually

05/16/2019
Art Of Music Land

Art Of Music Land

Keith Richards made by Mitch Davis - #ArtOfMusicLand

05/09/2019

TOMORROW:
Art & Design Senior Show Closing Reception
6:00-9:00 PM
Refreshments provided

05/09/2019
Café Com Jornal

Café Com Jornal

Um projeto em Porto Alegre usa a prática de skate como ferramenta de inclusão social e esportiva. E tem mudado a vida de pessoas com deficiência.
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Update: Show tonight at AU is not sold out, it is FREE! So that means first come first serve for seats. The house opens ...
05/09/2019

Update: Show tonight at AU is not sold out, it is FREE! So that means first come first serve for seats. The house opens at 6:30pm, so come a bit early to snag your seat for tonight's performance!

UpRooted Dance and Susan J. Goldman and Leah Glenn Dance Theatre and Steve Prince present "The Moving Print" a dance and printmaking show at:

American University's Katzen Arts Center: ... See More — with Lilia Browning Cohen, Sara Herrera Kopetchny, Amanda Blythe, Susan Goldman, Keira Hart and Michelle Hayes.

https://mpaart.org/mpachainbridge-exhibitions/
05/09/2019
[email protected] Exhibitions - McLean Project for the Arts

https://mpaart.org/mpachainbridge-exhibitions/

Please join MPA on Saturday, May 18 at 2pm for an Artist Talk featuring the artists behind our current exhibition, Taking Territory: New Works by Susan Goldman, Barbara Kerne, Eve Stockton and Patricia Underwood.

05/09/2019
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VisArts
05/09/2019

VisArts

Join artist Richard L. Dana for an in-depth artist talk at VisArts Kaplan Gallery on Saturday, May 11, about his solo exhibition "Here and Where." In addition to giving a guided tour of his exhibition, Richard will address subjects such as the content of his work, his sources of inspiration and the complicated processes he uses to create his artwork. Richard will also give an illustrated presentation of the genesis and evolution of his digital artwork and some of the techniques he utilized in creating the work in his VisArts exhibition.

Register here: https://www.visartscenter.org/event/richard-dana-artist-talk/

Flex your art muscles! Join us at Olly Olly Tuesday May 7, 6-9pm for Art Gym Sketch Jam & Creative Conversation with the...
05/06/2019

Flex your art muscles! Join us at Olly Olly Tuesday May 7, 6-9pm for Art Gym Sketch Jam & Creative Conversation with the artists of 𝗫𝗬𝗭. Bring your latest artwork, writing, or ideas & create alongside other local artists & writers in a fun collaborative atmosphere! ⚡️🐰⚡️
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Sketch by @vasge_

And it is open! Come by and see the senior showcase located throughout the Art & Design Building! The show will be open ...
05/06/2019

And it is open! Come by and see the senior showcase located throughout the Art & Design Building! The show will be open until closing reception on the 10th from 6-9pm. Refreshments will be provided!

Kenneth Tyler Collection: National Gallery of Australia
05/06/2019

Kenneth Tyler Collection: National Gallery of Australia

James Rosenquist worked so large for his print ‘Time Dust’ that he had to use a stucco spray gun (or pattern pistol) to apply wet coloured paper pulp to the work, while a team of people moved him along a wheeled platform.

Rosenquist’s original sketch for this epic work can be seen at his left. The final work measures over 10 metres long!

Photo: Marabeth Tyler-Cohen, 1990

#Rosenquist #epicspray #artonwheels #timedust #scaledupjustslightly

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
05/03/2019
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

Thank you, Washington Post for your coverage of Forward Press: 21st Century Printmaking!

Mark Jenkins calls this exhibition bold, drawing attention to its rule-bending and unexpected display of printmaking techniques.

Check out this dynamic display until August 11!

Printmaking Legacy Project, Inc

05/02/2019

Enjoying our artist spotlights? Come see their work in person in just five days at the Senior Art and Design Show! Tell your friends and show support for this semester’s graduating class. Opening the 7th with closing reception on the 10th from 6-9pm. Come for the food, stay for the art!

Breaching Waterways: Along The Anacostia River
04/30/2019
Breaching Waterways: Along The Anacostia River

Breaching Waterways: Along The Anacostia River

An Art & Science-Inspired Walk led by performance artist, Katie Kehoe and leading climate scientist, Dr. Jagadish Shukla, also featuring an interactive performance by Heloisa Escudero. Date/Time: Sunday, May 5th, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Meeting Point: Kingman and Heritage Islands Park, 575 Oklahoma....

Our photo faculty J Carrier is giving an artist talk TODAY, Tuesday, April 30, at 11am in the Main Reading Room of Fenwi...
04/30/2019

Our photo faculty J Carrier is giving an artist talk TODAY, Tuesday, April 30, at 11am in the Main Reading Room of Fenwick Library (2001). This is a unique opportunity to hear more about J's practice and the development of his photobook Elementary Calculus, which is now on view (including prints, maquettes and photographs that did not make the cut) at Fenwick Gallery April 24-May 24.

"Elementary Calculus" through a series of portraits, landscapes and still life photographs, observes the publicly private moments of migrants and refugees in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem as they attempt to connect back to their homes. In photographing these peregrine foreigners, this project by J Carrier explores the distance between reality and desire – the want for what was and the hope for what will be – and traces the manner in which we navigate this desolate geography. The photographs resonate with the sense that in a foreign landscape distance loses its physical measure and home feels like a hazy memory, a half-remembered dream.

Photo Credit: J Carrier

Ashley Sowell - @commandurr14 - is a new media artist and illustrator. Using traditional mediums like colored pencils an...
04/29/2019

Ashley Sowell - @commandurr14 - is a new media artist and illustrator. Using traditional mediums like colored pencils and markers, along with digital video and painting, Ashley is focused on identity and the emotional landscape. Reaching into the territory of personal narrative and history her work investigates and helps her to understand the nature of our insecurities.

Come see some of Ashley’s work in the exhibition XYZ which features the art of GMU undergraduate students, from different artistic concentrations, all exploring how our individual histories shape way we relate to one another.

Engaging ideas of multiplicity, repetition and diversity, XYZ aims to celebrate the personal and unique experiences of the individual. This selection of portraiture, illustration, photography and video art investigates the commonalities of experience, turning ‘me’ into ‘us’ and ‘I’ into ‘we’. 🎨

Olly Olly, located at 10417 Main Street, 2nd Floor in Fairfax, VA, is open for special events and by appointment.

XYZ will be on view at Olly Olly from May 2, 2019 through May 11, 2019.

opening reception // may 2 from 6-8

#xyz #gmuxyz #ollyolly #gmusoa #virginiaart #gmuartists #dmvart

Lazaria Roseboro @koa_lala is a digital artist with a focus on animation.  She is working towards a BFA at George Mason ...
04/27/2019

Lazaria Roseboro @koa_lala is a digital artist with a focus on animation. She is working towards a BFA at George Mason University and will graduate in the Fall of 2019. Lazaria’s works are striking explorations of color focused on the figure and the personal landscape. She is currently working on “Heathens”, pictured above, a comic she created, which carries these investigations through in a serial narrative.
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Come see some of Lazaria’s work in the exhibition XYZ which features the art of GMU undergraduate students, from different artistic concentrations, all exploring how personal narrative and expression shape the way we relate to one another.

Engaging ideas of multiplicity, repetition and diversity, XYZ aims to celebrate the personal and unique experiences of the individual. This selection of portraiture, illustration, photography and video art investigates the commonalities of experience, turning ‘me’ into ‘us’ and ‘I’ into ‘we’. 🎨

Olly Olly, located at 10417 Main Street, 2nd Floor in Fairfax, VA, is open for special events and by appointment.

04/26/2019

Alaa Zabara @alaazabara is a Yemeni-American Director and Cinematographer. Drawn to the power of photographs from an early age, the driving passion behind Alaa’s work is to highlight the stories that need to be told and to amplify the voices of those not heard. Her current artistic practice is centered on the moving image and she is interested in the ability of film and sound to engage and provoke our emotions.

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Come see some of Alaa’s photographs in the exhibition XYZ featuring the work of GMU undergraduate students, from different artistic concentrations, all exploring how personal narrative and expression shape the way we relate to one another.

Engaging ideas of multiplicity, repetition and diversity, XYZ aims to celebrate the personal and unique experiences of the individual. This selection of portraiture, illustration, photography and video art investigates the commonalities of experience, turning ‘me’ into ‘us’ and ‘I’ into ‘we’. 🎨

Olly Olly, located at 10417 Main Street, 2nd Floor in Fairfax, VA, is open for special events and by appointment.

XYZ will be on view at Olly Olly from May 2, 2019 through May 11, 2019.

opening reception // may 2 from 6-8

#xyz #gmuxyz #ollyolly #gmusoa #virginiaart #gmuartists #dmvart

Minh Pham @bionias is an illustrator based in Northern VA. He is currently pursuing a BFA with a concentration in drawin...
04/24/2019

Minh Pham @bionias is an illustrator based in Northern VA. He is currently pursuing a BFA with a concentration in drawing at GMU. Minh’s practice focuses on narration and world building. His early works were a series of digital futuristic ukiyo-e that reinterpreted the classical genre in a modern and fantastical way. From these illustrations Minh continues to explore the evolution of classical design, and traditional figurative representation in the conceptual & digital realm. Primarily working with digital fabrication methods, Minh continues to investigate his interests in a wide range of mediums and still prefers the simplicity and beauty of pen & ink.

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Come see Minh’s drawings in the exhibition XYZ featuring the work of GMU undergraduate students, from different artistic concentrations, all exploring how personal narrative and expression shape the way we relate to one another.

Engaging ideas of multiplicity, repetition and diversity, XYZ aims to celebrate the personal and unique experiences of the individual. This selection of portraiture, illustration, photography and video art investigates the commonalities of experience, turning ‘me’ into ‘us’ and ‘I’ into ‘we’. 🎨

Olly Olly, located at 10417 Main Street, 2nd Floor in Fairfax, VA, is open for special events and by appointment.

XYZ will be on view at Olly Olly from May 2, 2019 through May 11, 2019.

opening reception // may 2 from 6-8

#xyz #gmuxyz #ollyolly #gmusoa #virginiaart #gmuartists #dmvart

George Mason University School of Art's cover photo
04/24/2019

George Mason University School of Art's cover photo

Meghan Romance is currently a BFA student with a concentration in New Media Arts at George Mason University. At the cent...
04/23/2019

Meghan Romance is currently a BFA student with a concentration in New Media Arts at George Mason University. At the center of Meghan’s work are an analytical eye and critical mind and an interest in pushing each project towards a new evolution. Working in animation offers her the freedom and flexibility to constantly try new things.



Come see Meghan’s video installation in the exhibition XYZ featuring the work of GMU undergraduate students, from different artistic concentrations, all exploring how personal narrative and expression shape the way we relate to one another.

Engaging ideas of multiplicity, repetition and diversity, XYZ aims to celebrate the personal and unique experiences of the individual. This selection of portraiture, illustration, photography and video art investigates the commonalities of experience, turning ‘me’ into ‘us’ and ‘I’ into ‘we’. 🎨

Olly Olly, located at 10417 Main Street, 2nd Floor in Fairfax, VA, is open for special events and by appointment.

XYZ will be on view at Olly Olly from May 2, 2019 through May 11, 2019.

opening reception // may 2 from 6-8

Gabriela Candelario @mothcans is an Ecuadorian artist based in Virginia. Since moving to America in 2004 her focus has c...
04/23/2019

Gabriela Candelario @mothcans is an Ecuadorian artist based in Virginia. Since moving to America in 2004 her focus has centered on the arts and she is currently pursuing a BFA with a concentration in painting at GMU’s School of Art in Fairfax. Gabriela’s interest is in depicting and investigating emotional expression through portraiture.

Come see Gabriela’s paintings in the exhibition XYZ featuring the work of GMU undergraduate students, from different artistic concentrations, all exploring how personal narrative and expression shape the way we relate to one another.

Engaging ideas of multiplicity, repetition and diversity, XYZ aims to celebrate the personal and unique experiences of the individual. This selection of portraiture, illustration, photography and video art investigates the commonalities of experience, turning ‘me’ into ‘us’ and ‘I’ into ‘we’. 🎨

Exhibition: 5/01 - 5/11
Reception: 5/02

#xyz #gmuxyz #ollyolly #gmusoa #virginiaart #gmuartists #dmvart

PUPPIES & PIZZA!Featuring Roxy!🍕🐶✌🏼 @ Art and Design building at GMU
04/22/2019

PUPPIES & PIZZA!
Featuring Roxy!
🍕🐶✌🏼 @ Art and Design building at GMU

PUPPIES & PIZZA! Today 1230-130 A&D building RM 2044! ❤️✌🏼🐶🍕
04/22/2019

PUPPIES & PIZZA!

Today 1230-130 A&D building RM 2044!

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Kristina Lung is from Williamsburg, VA and graduating with a BA in printmaking. Come see her work alongside other GMUSOA...
04/21/2019

Kristina Lung is from Williamsburg, VA and graduating with a BA in printmaking. Come see her work alongside other GMUSOA artists at OllyOlly on May 2nd- May 11th!

The exhibition XYZ features the work of GMU undergraduate students from different artistic concentrations and explores how personal narrative and expression shape the way we relate to one another.

Olly Olly, located at 10417 Main Street, 2nd Floor in Fairfax, VA, is open for special events and by appointment. XYZ will be on view at Olly Olly from May 2, 2019 through May 11, 2019.

#gmusoa #ollyolly #dmvartists #printmakingartist

Grant Schultz @granted_studio is an artist based in Fairfax, Virginia working towards a BA in Art and Visual Technology....
04/18/2019

Grant Schultz @granted_studio is an artist based in Fairfax, Virginia working towards a BA in Art and Visual Technology. His interest is in portraiture -- from celebrities to classical Greek myths, and exploring aspects of abstract painting. His true love however is painting boats on the ocean.

Olly Olly, located at 10417 Main Street, 2nd Floor in Fairfax, VA, is open for special events and by appointment. XYZ will be on view at Olly Olly from May 2, 2019 through May 11, 2019.

#gmusoa #xyz #ollyolly #dmv #fairfax #artistsoninstagram #gmu #georgemasonuniversity #schoolofart #artschool #art #artshow #artist #artwork #painting #drawing #printmaking #studioarts #graphite

04/17/2019

Posted @withrepost • @fenwickarts

***📸🔥❤️💎💥📸***

We’ve dropped mentions of this, but here’s the official news: GMU Libraries are excited to announce the Mason Libraries Artist-in-Residence Program! For our first (pilot) year, Adriana Monsalve (@amfoto + @homiehousepress) joins us for a research and visual arts project.

Monsalve will spend time in the University Libraries and the Mason School of Art giving lectures, workshops, and researching in the library’s collections. The residency will conclude with an exhibition, artist’s talk, and the publication of a collaborative zine produced by Mason students and faculty. See previous posts and link in bio for details!

Do you know someone who is looking for an on-campus job in Marketing? The GMU School of Art is currently looking to hire...
04/17/2019
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Do you know someone who is looking for an on-campus job in Marketing? The GMU School of Art is currently looking to hire a Social Media/ Marketing Assistant! This is a work-study position so students must be eligible for Work-Study to be considered. This position is GREAT for someone who is enthusiastic, creative, and interested in the field of Marketing, Public Relations, Web Design, and/ or Business. You will get to work right in the School of Art and your contribution to the team will be for both internal and outreach purposes. Do apply if you have BIG ideas, want a fun work- environment, Friday's off, and want to gain applicable Marketing experience for that post- graduation resume!

Applications open today at 3:45 and close on May 3rd!

Thanks!

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General information

The School of Art offers degrees in the following areas: Master of Fine Arts Graphic Design New Media Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Master of Arts Graphic Design Teaching in Art Education (MAT)* Undergraduate Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Visual Technology Drawing Graphic Design New Media Art Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Pre-Art Education Minor in Art and Visual Technology Minor in Graphic Design Honors in Art and Visual Technology (by invitation only) * Students who intend to seek licensure to teach art in Virginia public schools or who intend to apply for entrance to the master of arts in teaching program for art education should pursue a BFA (any concentration) with the coursework suggested in the GMU University Catalog.

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Sunday 07:45 - 00:00

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