WW Reviews MFA Exhibitions
June 11, 2017
"Perhaps more than any other corner of the art world, these artists ask for all they can from their viewers—and from art itself."
Shannon Gormley reviews our MFA Exhibitions for the Willamette Week in a piece entitled, "PNCA’s MFA Exhibits Have A Lot To Say."
Focusing on the work of Angélica Maria Millán Lazono, Savanna Youngquist, Jenna Reineking, and Aruni Dharmakirthi, Gormley notes that, "Most of the works aren't exactly confrontational, but they're rarely serene." She locates art school as a place that artists can make work free from market considerations, a place where work can delve into that which is uncomfortable for the viewer, places demands on the viewer.
The MFA Thesis Exhibition is open through June 16.
We are thrilled to announce PNCA’s 2023-24 Visiting Artist Lecture Series!
PNCA’s Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies and Center for Contemporary Art & Culture welcomes prominent artists, scholars, designers, curators, and critics from around the country and beyond, to engage with the Portland arts community.
Oregon’s Sculptor, Lee Kelly BFA ‘59, passed away on March 28, 2022, at age 89.
Pacific Northwest College of Art is offering an affordable and accessible option for transfer students who want to earn a BFA degree.
We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Cole has accepted our offer to become the next dean of the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), effective March 2022, and delighted that she will hold Willamette’s first named deanship, recognizing a generous new gift from Jordan D. Schnitzer.
Willamette University and the Pacific Northwest College of Art today finalized their merger, officially making the Northwest’s oldest school of art and design an integral part of the region’s leading liberal arts university.