Sculpture majors at Pratt explore a multitude of mediums, techniques and ideas reflective of contemporary practices in a dynamic learning environment. The Sculpture Curriculum is built around core studio and elective courses that investigate diverse conceptual approaches, mediums and processes. Students have access to extensive Wood, Metal and Ceramic studios/shops as well as advanced digital and alternative mediums. The curriculum builds progressively toward mastery of concepts, processes and tools so that by the senior year, students are working independently in their own studios, developing their most advanced work within a course structure of public presentations, individual and group critiques. The graduation year culminates in a BFA Thesis exhibition on the Pratt Campus that is open to the public.
New York’s vital art scene is incorporated into the curriculum and offers students a dynamic environment for inspiring their work. Visiting artists and critics bring a dynamic addition to studio learning through public lectures as well as individual and group critiques. Pratt’s Fine Art faculty are active in the New York art world and have received recognition from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Tiffany Foundation, Creative Capital and Art Matters. Alumni of Pratt’s sculpture program are accepted to leading MFA programs including Yale’s School of Art, Columbia University, Cal Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Slade School in London. Students and alumni participate in selective artist residencies at Skowhegan, Yale Norfolk, Oxbow and the Vermont Studio Center.
Visiting Artists and Critics:
Dennis Oppenheim • Nancy Princenthal • Janine Antoni • Ken Johnson • Charles Long • Beverly Semmes • Dan Cameron • Saul Ostrow • Ward Shelley • Jude Tallichet • Diana Cooper • Andrew Ginzel • Kristin Jones • Alex Bag • Mary Ceruti • Phoebe Washburn • Matt Freedman • Polly Apfelbaum • Paul Ramirez Jonas • Phyllis Baldino • Heide Fasnacht • Petah Coyne • Holly Block • Justin Lowe • Gregory Volk • Janet Koplos • Sophia Hernandez • Lily Wei • Alix Pearlstein • Charlotta Kotik • Jill Magid • Tom Butter • Nancy Davidson • Lesley Dill • Ray Rapp • Regina Basha • Hans Winkler • David Schafer • Alison Taylor • Catherine Morris • K8 Hardy • Andy Coolquit • Wendy Hirshberg • Takashi Horisaki • Kate Gilmore • Wynne Greenwood