Parsons Fine Arts Spring 2022 MFA Open Studios


Parsons Fine Arts Graduate Studios, 5th floor
25 East 13th Street, Between University Place and 5th Avenue
Thursday, March 31, 6 – 9pm

Parsons Fine Arts is thrilled to announce the return to an in-person, on-campus Spring 2022 MFA Open Studios event. We welcome members of the public and The New School Community on Thursday, March 31, 6 – 9pm.

Our vibrant community of graduate students will open their creative spaces and be available to answer questions and discuss their work. Open Studios provides a rare opportunity to view works in progress and meet these artists in an informal setting. Visitors will gain insight into the diverse practices within our studio art program that embraces interdisciplinary, experimentation, intellectual rigor and innovation.

Artists:  Aliah Al-Adwani, Ash Moniz, Ashleigh Abbott, Austin Casebolt, Bel Andrade, Boya Ye, Carolina Muñoz Awad, Chelsea Steinberg-Gay, Daisy Latham, Darian Stewart, Fiel Guhit, Ghazi Sikander, Gino Romero, Hali Nelson, Henrik Nordahl, Katie Chin, Kris Peng, Lily Moebes, Lipika Bhargava, Magnus Orri Magnusson, Mauve Martineau, Michelle Silva, Molly Bliss, Nat Peterson, Noah Zhou, Summer Perry, Pauline Rossignol, Rengu Zhang, Richard Valentín, Shay Salehi, Shining Zhu, Tianyi Sun, Xianfan Zhu, Ye Cheng, Zoë Fitzpatrick Rogers and Zhiyi Zhang.

Parsons Fine Arts MFA is a dynamic two-year, cross-disciplinary program committed to expanding the formal, intellectual and conceptual dimensions of emerging artists’ work. We foster studio-based research and scholarship that extends the boundaries of contemporary cultural expression, developed through a global understanding of the arts. Parsons Fine Arts is committed to diversity among students and faculty that provides a potent learning community.  Housed within both Parsons School of Design and The New School University, the Fine Arts program is uniquely positioned within a progressive educational environment. Our international student body has access to a wide spectrum of activities, ranging from rigorous formal and aesthetic investigations to cross-disciplinary collaborations with design, performing arts and humanities students, to public forums that address pressing social and political concerns.

Parsons Fine Arts is home to an active, international faculty whose work has been included in the Whitney Biennial, Documenta, the Sharjah Biennial and the Sydney Biennale; and exhibited in institutions such as the Arko Art Center, Seoul and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Additionally our Visiting Artist Lecture Series and our Critic and Curator Series features renowned, multidisciplinary artists, curators and critics who are available for one-on-one visits or intimate conversations with graduate students. This culture of dialogical exchange supports our graduate students to redefine the cutting edge of Contemporary Art. The Spring 2022 Visiting Artists Lecture Series features Morehshin Allahyari, Guadalupe Maravilla, Sadie Barnette, Tuan Andrew Nguyen/The Propeller Group, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Rasheedah Phillips/Black Quantum Futurism, Leslie Wayne, Brie Ruais.


All visitors must wear a mask at all times in all university buildings and indoor spaces, and those who are not New School members must present proof of being fully vaccinated and boosted to gain entry. Please pre-register in advance of the event HERE –or you can register on-site at the door of 25 East 13th when showing your vaccination papers. 

For more information, please visit or contact MFA Program Co-Directors H Lan Thao Lam andLydia