2023 MFA Thesis Exhibition Announcement
We are thrilled to announce Pacific Northwest College of Art's 2023 MFA Thesis Exhibition!
On view across three locations in downtown Portland, Oregon May 4 ~ May 21, 2023
Please join us for a First Thursday Opening Reception on May 4 from 5pm - 8pm!
April 6th First Thursday Exhibition Openings!
Join us next week for First Thursday openings at PNCA and the greater Portland area!
Weaving Data Art Walk at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Re-cap!
Last Friday our students visited the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art for a guided tour of the Weaving Data Exhibition featuring Visual Studies alum Vo Vo!
Visual Studies Program Alumni Daniela Repas & Simone Fischer Artist Panel 3/17 @ 5PM
This Friday 3/17 @ 5PM join alumni Daniela Repas & Simone Fischer at Sator Projects for their panel on their current exhibition Pour the Water as I Leave: Vol 1
March First Thursday Photo Re-Cap!
We celebrated First Thursday with exhibitions across PNCA! Congrats to all artists showing!
Parallax 2023 GLEAN Exhibition Art Walk Re-cap
Last week graduate students visited Parallax gallery who hosted the 2023 GLEAN exhibition
Elevate Your Career: Willamette University Graduate Recruitment Fair
Thinking of going back to school in 2023? Get a jump on your resolutions by learning about Willamette University’s graduate school opportunities.
Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Lecture Series
The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies is thrilled to welcome a series of dynamic and thought-provoking artists, designers, and scholars to present lectures on their work and practice.
Graduate Lecture Series: Christian Viveros-Fauné
The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at PNCA is thrilled to welcome Christian Viveros-Fauné to present a public talk, as part of The Ford Family Foundation Visual Arts Program’s Critical Conversations series, hosted by Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) at Willamette University.
November 8, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm
PNCA MFA in Visual Studies Alumna Elizabeth Malaska Named 2021 Guggenheim Fellow
Pacific Northwest College of Art extends a huge congratulations to MFA in Visual Studies alumna Elizabeth Malaska, who was recently named one of the 2021 Guggenheim Fellows in Fine Arts.
Poet and novelist Ocean Vuong reading followed by conversation with Dao Strom
On Thursday, April 15 at 6:30 pm, poet and novelist Ocean Vuong reads from his recent creative works. Following the reading, Vuong is joined by faculty mentor and interdisciplinary artist Dao Strom for a conversation.
Portland Art Museum Acquires Painting by Nationale Artist and PNCA Alumna Anya Roberts-Toney ‘14
The museum obtained the painting through a generous gift on behalf of PNCA Board Chair Scott. D. Musch.
Alumni Spotlight: Precipice Fund Grantees
Three groups of MFA Visual Studies Alumni (and one incredible student) were awarded grants to fund artist-run projects for the 2018-19 year. Chingada Gallery(Rubén García Marrufo VS '18 and Diego Morales-Portillo VS '19), Nat Turner Project(Melanie Stevens VS '17 and maximiliano VS '17) and First Brick(James Knowlton VS '18, Eric Long VS '18, Molly Alloy VS '18 and Allynn Carpenter VS '18).
Just by applying or visiting PNCA, interested prospective students may be eligible for PNCA scholarships.
Suzy Halajian Lecture
The MFA Visual Studies program is excited to welcome curator and writer Suzy Halajian to PNCA for a lecture on Thursday, November 29th.
Alumnae start new gallery in SE Portland
MFA '16 Alumni, EM Fuller and BriAnna Rosen recently opened their inaugural exhibition at Fuller Rosen Gallery featuring MFA '17 Alumna Angélica Maria Millán Lozano.
Fall 2018 Open Studios
Thanks to everyone who came out to Open Studios! All 6 programs in the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies came together and opened their studio doors to show off their work and share it with the community. The Visual Studies cohorts
Graduate Open Studios
Every fall the Graduate Students at PNCA open their studios to the public for a lively evening filled with art and dialogue. Join us for our Annual Open Studios on November 17th!
Students head to the Caldera Artist Residency
12 Visual Studies students, program chair Peter Simensky along with artist, performer and writer Will Rawls headed out to Sisters, Oregon for a 7 day artist residency.
Visiting Artist Will Rawls
Visual Studies is excited to welcome Will Rawls as part of the MFA in Visual Studies Lecture Series and the Caldera Artist Residency.
Visiting Artist Vaginal Davis' Performance, Class Visit and Studio Visits
We kicked off the Visiting Artist Lecture Series this year with a sparkly bang. Visiting Artist, Vaginal Davis, spent a whirl wind couple of days in Portland for the TBA Festival, to open an exhibition at Adams and Ollman Gallery and to spend time in the classroom as well as the studios with the Visual Studies students.
Congratulations Cvllejerx featured in WW
Big congratulations to MFA in Visual Studies alumni Angélica Maria Millán Lozano and maximiliano whose conceptual fashion project Cvllejerx is profiled in the Willamette Week.
2018 Graduate Symposium
Join us on October 12th + 13th for the 2018 Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Symposium.
VS Alumna Elizabeth Malaska Awarded 2018 Hallie Ford Fellowship
A huge congratulations are in order for MFA VS ‘11 Alumna Elizabeth Malaska who was recently named one of the 2018 Hallie Ford Fellows!
First Brick Pop Up at Williamson|Knight Gallery
First Brick, a curatorial collaboration led by 2nd years Molly Alloy, Allynn Carpenter and James Knowlton, hosted a one night only exhibition at Williamson|Knight Gallery last night that featured a performance by artist Lu Yim and VS '13 alum Takahiro Yamamoto with artwork by Kaija Xiao.