Root Division Show w/ 18 Artists “MFA Revisited”
Root Division | 1131 Mission St., SF, CA 94103
Juried by: Aay Preston-Myint, Headlands Center for the Arts
Exhibition Dates: March 10- 27, 2021
2nd Saturday Exhibition Reception: March 13, 2021 – 6 -8 pm
Gallery Hours: Online and by appointment (as shelter-in place allows)
Join Root Division this March for MFA Revisited; a re-working of our classic biennial MFA Now exhibition. Through this exhibition we aim to provide space and bolster support for the work and growth of 18 artists who graduated from their MFA programs in 2020.
Throughout its history, MFA Now has sought to showcase work produced by Bay Area MFA candidates as a way to promote and archive current art-making practices and models. This year is different of course, and our seventh iteration of the show finds us adapting to changing times. With an international pandemic collapsing the final year of learning for many MFA students, thesis exhibitions sequestered online, the re-imagining of arts institutions, and increased unsteadiness within academic spaces — we are presenting MFA Revisited.
Juried by Aay Preston-Myint, the exhibition features a dynamic survey of interdisciplinary works, as well as the promotion of each artist applicant through a comprehensive Archive Catalogue Project. We hope you will join us in celebrating this class of 2020.
MFA Revisited 2021 Exhibiting Artists
* Root Division Studio Artist
About the MFA Revisited Archive Project
The MFA Revisited Archive is an inclusive publication of all eligible 2020 MFA graduates set to be released in March 2021. All artists who submitted to the MFA Revisited call for entries will be featured in this archive. The book includes a full page dedicated to each contributing MFA graduate and a compilation of essays by Root Division staff and the exhibition juror. The archive serves to navigate the contemporary moment in Bay Area MFA programs and to find connections between artists and institutions —even in the midst of a turbulent year.
ABOUT ROOT DIVISION
Root Division is a visual arts non-profit in San Francisco that connects creativity and community through a dynamic ecosystem of arts education, exhibitions, and studios. Root Division’s mission is to empower artists, foster community service, inspire youth, and enrich the Bay Area through engagement in the visual arts. The organization is a launching pad for artists, a stepping-stone for educators and students, and a bridge for the general public to become involved in the arts.
Root Division is supported in part by a plethora of individual donors and by grants from National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, Grants for the Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission: Community Investments, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Kimball Foundation, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, Fleishhacker Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Violet World Foundation, and Bill Graham Memorial Fund.
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