Root Division, San Francisco
Feb 10, 2016 to Feb 27, 2016
Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen, Founder/Director of A Simple Collective
Donna Napper, Assistant Director, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary
Brion Nuda Rosch, Artist & Studio Program Director for Minnesota Street Project
Presented as a counterpoint to our biennial MFA NOW exhibition, MFA NEVER considers artists that took the non-degree path. This exhibition creates visibility for artists who have found a life and practice in the visual arts outside of the academic machine.
The goal of the MFA Never project is to create room for dialogue around alternatives to the MFA route, especially in thinking about how higher education can be exclusive in terms of financial viability, and in representing artists of color, queer artists, "outsider" artists etc.
Selected from over 180 submissions, the 25 artists chosen for this exhibition represent a diversity of mediums, background, age, identity, and reasons for not pursuing advanced degrees in art.