Faculty in the School of Art provide deep and dynamic experiences for students. As formal and informal mentors, they give academic and professional guidance to students in the classroom and studio. A 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio allows for intense and individualized learning experiences. All with active professions of their own, faculty in Art have obtained awards and grants from Creative Capital, the Ford Foundation, Art Matters, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Heinz Endowments, W.K. Kellogg, the Jerome Foundation, Lannan Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Pollack-Krasner Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation. They have held Fulbright fellowships, as well as National Endowment for the Arts, National Science Foundation, Canadian Arts Council, and state arts council fellowships as well as university teaching awards.
Collectively, School of Art staff provide expertise and support for faculty and students in myriad ways. Administrative staff enable all aspects of the school to operate smoothly and are the primary point of contact for most external inquiries and communications. Technical support staff have specialized knowledge of shop tools and equipment in each area. Trainings, equipment lending, and assistance are available to all faculty and students in the School of Art. These ongoing services enable students and faculty to push the bounds of their creative practice by allowing them access to a broad array of processes and technologies.
Generations of Alumni extend the School of Art community around the world. Graduates of our programs go on to be artists, academics, researchers and professionals in diverse and varied fields, many establishing entirely unique and pioneering careers. Notable School of Art alumni include Andy Warhol, Mel Bochner, Philip Pearlstein, Raymond Saunders, Nancy Hagin, Jonathan Borofsky, Joyce Kozloff, Deborah Kass, Renee Stout, John Currin, Katharine Kuharic, Rob Rogers, Peter Coffin, Shana Moulton, Paul Vanouse, and Institute for New Feeling.