School of art

School Notes: School of Art
May/June 2021

Kymberly Pinder |

Annual open studios event goes online

The Yale School of Art hosted its annual graduate open studios virtually for the first time in 2021, on April 10 and 11. The platform was conceptualized alongside a special series of virtual programming in an effort to realize an authentic digital representation of what is traditionally an intimate experience with each MFA student’s work and practice. Featuring work from the Departments of Graphic Design, Painting/Printmaking, Photography, and Sculpture, the 2021 Open Studios digital platform can be accessed through March 2022 at the event website

Dean names presidential visiting fellow

Professor Marta Kuzma, dean of the Yale School of Art, has named Sondra Perry as the 2021 Presidential Visiting Fellow in Fine Arts. Perry’s appointment within the Department of Photography, with an extended engagement among each of the school’s departments for interdisciplinary research and studio work, reflects the school’s endeavor to broaden its established commitment to image making with respect to evolving technologies, social media, and race. As an artist, Perry’s commitment to net neutrality and ideas of collective production and action involves using open-source software to edit work and leasing it digitally for use in galleries and classrooms, while also making videos available for free online. Perry’s artist practice has been noted with excellence both nationally and internationally—particularly for the perspective it provides the convergence of Black studies, art, and technology. 

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