School of art

School Notes: School of Art
July/August 2023

Kymberly Pinder |

New student opportunities

The School of Art offered more options to returning and graduating MFA students in Spring 2023 than ever before—including residencies, research opportunities, and fellowships—through new collaborative partnerships with institutions across Yale and arts organizations around the world. New additions include a residency at Horse Island hosted in partnership with the Peabody Museum of Natural History; an opportunity to participate in Windowed Worlds, a program that activates empty storefront windows with art installations in downtown New Haven; and the Pasanella Residency at Villa Cannizzaro, which provides the opportunity for students to create work close to Carrara marble quarries and foundries that have collaborated with artists such as Isamu Noguchi, Alberto Giacometti, and Michelangelo.

New external fellowships and residencies include the STPI Apprenticeship in Singapore, which provides firsthand experience with unparalleled state-of-the-art presses and customized machinery for print and paper making; a residency at the Mahler-LeWitt Studios (established around the former studios of stone sculptor Anna Mahler and conceptual artist Sol LeWitt) in Spoleto, Italy; a new Burning Man Pilot Artistic Engagement Opportunity, through which a collective of graduating sculpture students will create a work for this year’s event; and the Schneider Museum of Art VAST Residency, an artist residency in Ashland, Oregon.

2023 Guggenheim, Rome Prize winners

Three members of the Yale School of Art community are among the 171 individuals who were awarded Guggenheim fellowships in 2023: Tammy Nguyen ’13MFA (a recent visiting artist at the school), Curran Hatleberg ’10MFA (former visiting artist), and Pao Houa Her ’12MFA, critic in photography. 

Included in this year’s cohort of Rome Prize Winners in Visual Arts are Estefania Puerta Grisales ’18MFA, winner of the Philip Guston Rome Prize; and Mike Cloud ’03MFA, winner of the Jules Guerin Rome Prize. In addition, the Terra Foundation Affiliated Fellowship was awarded to Lan Tuazon ’02MFA. These highly competitive fellowships support advanced independent work and research in the arts and humanities.

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