Ivoire Foreman
Class of 2017
Earth, Sol, Milky Way, Local group and Virgo cluster, Laniakea, Universe Brooklyn, NY

Gender Queer- they them pronoun preference. I was born in a space and have lived in many other places. Artistically pollinating, biking for revolution. I spent the last decade roasting epic coffee for an awesome organization living somebody else's dream. Presently being brave, doing me and holding fast.

<p>Looking into the artistic landscape I rarely see examples of work that reflects me and my communities. Through my art&nbsp;I&rsquo;m striving to weave the stories of the multiple marginalized communities and body identities I inhabit into the broader story of our culture. We are missing. My story is not reflected- the story of a forever kid, a person of color, a radical queer growing up in poverty, coming of age&nbsp;hand-in-hand with the rise of computers, a product of the&nbsp;80&#39;s, 90&#39;s, now.</p>
Ivoire Foreman, 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.