The nation's most coveted and prestigious artists' residency program has selected one of our first year MFA students for their intensive nine-week summer residency program. Congratulations Shan!
Richard Torchia has exhibited internationally in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Norwich School of Art and Design in the UK and locally at the Eastern State Penitentiary, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Institute of Contemporary Art. He received a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant in 1999 and was awarded a Pew Fellowship for photography in 1994. He is director of Arcadia University Art Gallery. His work investigates the state of suspension between seeing and knowing and moves the viewer through progressive stages, as Aristotle suggested, "from perplexities close at hand to perplexities about the origins of all that is."
The March 2007 issue of American Photo Oncampus features work by a number of MFAs including Francesca Pfister, Su Yen Chae, Shayna McConville, and many others.
A letter from two of our MFAs (Amsterdam scholarship recipients):
March 8, 2007
Hello everyone! Damon and I have fallen in love...with Holland!! This country has been incredible so far. We are visiting the museums in Amsterdam this weekend and heading back to Groningen to participate in the preparations and celebration of the program during their Open House next week. FMI is fantastic!
Shayna + Damon
Connie Butler, Chief Curator of Drawing at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), has selected two of our second year MFAs for the 7th Biennial at the A.I.R. Gallery in Chelsea (511 West 25th Street). Congratulations Milana Braslavsky and Alexis Granwell.