Directed by internationally renowned artist, Gregg Bordowitz, the Low-Residency MFA program is taught by a core of SAIC faculty along with a rotating roster of visiting artists, writers, critics, curators, and historians. During the summer residency, visiting artists will each spend weekends presenting their work, participating in the Graduate Studio Seminar, and visiting with you and your peers in your studios. These practicing mentors and peers will serve as models for navigating the current art world and engage you in a collective learning experience—exchanging ideas and thinking in an environment committed to mutual support and constructive criticism. Situated within an acclaimed school of fine art and design, the Low-Res MFA provides you the opportunity to work with SAIC's renowned core faculty as they enhance your work through interdisciplinary research and practice. You are encouraged to develop a plan of study and work with faculty, visiting artists, and alumni advisors across disciplines as you continue to expand and deepen your practice.

Confirmed Core Faculty 2016

Lee Blalock
Stephanie Brooks
Dana DeGiulio
Andrew Falkowski
Claudia Hart
Kelly Kaczynski 
Terri Kapsalis
John Neff
Hamza Walker
Molly Zuckerman-Hartung
Andrew Yang

Core Faculty, Summer 2015

Graduate Studio Seminar
Lee Blalock Profile
Stephanie Brooks Profile
Dana DeGiulio Profile
Andrew Falkowski Profile
John Neff Profile
A. Laurie Palmer Profile
Molly Zuckerman-Hartung Profile
Art History Faculty Summer 2015
Gregg Bordowitz (year 1) Profile
David Getsy (year 2) Profile
Professional Practices Summer 2015
Joseph Carr (year 1) Profile
Molly Zuckerman-Hartung (year 2) Profile

Online Faculty Fall 2014/Spring 2015

Gregg Bordowitz Profile
Tyler Coburn Profile
Corrine Fitzpatrick Profile
Andrea Ray Profile
Nathanaël Profile

Program Mentors

Madeleine Bailey Profile
Shawnee Barton Merriman Profile
Elizabeth Brown Profile
Dorota Chudzicka Profile
Liz Ensz Profile
Sunny Givens Profile
Cristina Goberna    
Chelsea Knight Profile
Lily Kuonen Profile
Colin Matthes Profile
Liene Muller Profile
Aliza Nisenbaum Profile
Cynthia Pelayo Profile
Marissa Perel Profile
Kellie Romany Profile
Carrie Schneider Profile
Nicole Seisler Profile

Participating Faculty

The following faculty members have been involved in the Low-Residency MFA in an advisory capacity and will become more involved as the program expands.

James Elkins Profile
Mary Jane Jacob Profile
Alan Labb
Stanley Murashige Profile
Claire Pentecost Profile
David Raskin Profile
Nora Taylor Profile