Focused on making, the Department of Visual Arts is one of the many specialized knowledge communities at the University of Chicago, one of the world’s great research institutions. We aim to stimulate and provoke both graduate and undergraduate students, encouraging the development of independent and challenging thought as expressed and inscribed in the visual arts. We propose that art is inquiry. Our faculty, diverse in pursuits, is critically engaged in dialogue nationally and internationally. Our students benefit from this dialogue, and are also encouraged to pursue areas of overlap with the many other disciplines represented at the university – history, art history, science, philosophy, aesthetics, theater, music, and creative writing to name a few.
- Jessica Stockholder, DoVA Faculty
Watch interviews with the faculty about the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago.
- Kevin Pang (MFA '19) and William Pope.L (faculty) acquired by the Smart Museum
- Anthony Adcock (MFA '13) and Sara Rouse (MFA '15) interviewed in Voyage Chicago
- John Preus (MFA '05) featured in "Furniture From Closed CPS Schools Ends Up In Surprising Places" on WBEZ
- Laura Letinsky Receives Research Funding
- Elisabeth Hogeman (MFA '16) interviewed in Musée
- "20 Female Artists Are Pushing Sculpture Forward" featuring new DoVA faculty, Julia Phillips
- Gabriel Moreno (MFA '16) interviewed by VoyageChicago
- DoVA Faculty Theaster Gates: On "Black Madonna"