Sculpture and Integrated Practices
Sculpture and Integrated Practices 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 B.F.A. 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.
Recent Visiting Artists and Critics: Nancy Princenthal • Janine Antoni • Ken Johnson • Charles Long• 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 • 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 • Francis Cape •Gerrard Byrne • Jill Magid • Kirby Gookin • Matt Freedman • Amanda ross Ho• Jim Hodges• Ann Agee • Francis Cape • Josh Kline • Anne Chu• Lia Gangitano • Rob Fisher • David Hunt • Eleanor Heartney • Alejandro Pereda • Ross Knight • Matt Freedman • Agnes Berecz