Alison Kuo
Class of 2014
Make You a Drink 2014, performance documentation, fabric, rubber glove, sugar, vodka
Make You a Drink
2014, performance documentation, fabric, rubber glove, sugar, vodka
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Texas New York, New York

Alison Kuo is a Texas native with a BA from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, who lives and works in NYC. She has exhibited her work at CANADA, Christopher Henry Gallery, ICI, Present Company, and Art Jam in NYC, 1117 Garland, SOFA Gallery, Co-Lab, and Domy in Austin, and OHWOW in Miami. Kuo is the Art Editor at the literary magazine GIGANTIC, and she is often best known as the person behind the popular blog Accidental Accidental Chinese Hipsters. Her first solo show in NYC, Juicy, Juicy Special Request Deluxe, was at Superchief Gallery in 2013. She likes to cook in her spare time.

Alison Kuo, class of 2014

MFA Fine Arts is a full-time, two-year, 60-credit program
Seminars and workshops are complemented by weekly visits from artists, curators, critics and gallerists, who are invited to give lectures and meet with students in their studios. Students may audit up to four undergraduate and continuing education courses, and take advantage of SVA’s lectures and other resources. Each student is given a private studio with 24-hour access. At the end of each semester, open studios provide students with opportunities to present their work to the public and gain professional exposure. Graduating students take part in our annual thesis exhibition. 
 
We respect craft and form, but we also encourage an approach to art-making in which ideas or questions serve as points of departure for artistic processes that may lead in unforeseen directions. While some students may remain committed to a single medium for the duration of their study, most experiment with multiple modes of production.
 
In addition to drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture, students may explore animation, digital art, installation, performance, photography, public projects, social practice, video, and numerous other disciplines. Students in the MFA Fine Arts program have the freedom to reinvent themselves. And with access to private departmental facilities for photography, video production, large format printing and woodworking, and to innovative labs at SVA for digital fabrication, bio art, printmaking, metalworking, ceramics, textiles and risography, students can pursue many approaches to making their art.
The close relationship between faculty and students—formed in studio visits, critique groups, seminars and workshops, but also through informal interactions—gives students the confidence to produce as much work as they can and to follow a personal course of intellectual and aesthetic investigation.
 
A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required for degree conferral. In exceptional instances, students may be allowed to transfer up to 15 credits from other accredited graduate programs, and be eligible to complete the program in three semesters
 

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