Jon Gomez
Class of 2017
Los Angeles, CA Bushwick, NY

Jon was born in East Los Angeles, briefly raised in Mazatlan, Mexico, before settling in the suburbs of Valencia, California. In 2007, Jon graduated from California Institute of the Arts, where he focused on drawing and presentation. Shortly after graduation (08’), Jon accepted a faculty position at California Institute of the Arts. In the summer of 2005, Jon was one of four artist commissioned by renowned science fiction writer Ray Bradbury to create a presentation that visually depicted several of his short stories and novels. In 2012, Jon was featured in a joint show exhibiting 14 of his works at Nye + Brown in Culver City. 

Jon Gomez, class of 2017

The MFA Fine Arts program reflects the diversity of New York’s many art worlds. Together, the faculty and students form a community of established and emerging artists from many backgrounds who work across disciplines and modes of practice. Our main goals are to provide a stimulating and supportive environment in which students can thrive and develop as artists, to foster rigorous critical engagement with contemporary art and other cultural forms, and to produce an ongoing conversation, through work as much as through words, about what we make, how we make it and why.

The MFA Fine Arts program attracts ambitious emerging artists from many countries and backgrounds. In their commitment to art, and to one another, they provide a foundation for artistic growth that extends beyond graduation and forms an ongoing platform of professional support. 

MFA Fine Arts Stories

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