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MFAST blends a highly individualized and student-focused approach with collective discussion and inquiry. The program centers on a Mentor/Mentee relation supplemented by an array of other courses including Critical Theory, Professional Development, Tech for Artists, and a Certificate in Teaching. Throughout the course of the program, students have a sustained, long-term engagement with the Mentor Faculty, as well as numerous interactions and one-on-one meetings with renowned Visiting Artists, Lecturers and Critics. 

MFAST is a truly immersive multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary program where Theory and Practice are completely embedded, and various media, approaches and practices are in dialogue with each other. Mentors and Program Director are all practicing artists and active participants in the contemporary art field. 


Fabienne Lasserre

Educated at Concordia University in Montreal (B.F.A., 1996) and Columbia University, New York (M.F.A., 2004), Fabienne Lasserre lives and works in Brooklyn NY.

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Jackie Milad

Jackie Milad is a Baltimore City-based artist whose mixed-media abstract paintings and collages address the layers, history and complexities surrounding multi-ethnic identity. 

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Nadia Hironaka

Nadia Hironaka creates films, videos, public artworks and immersive installations, often working in collaboration to include other artists, musicians and composers.

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Howard el-Yasin

Howard Sizemore el-Yasin is an interdisciplinary artist, as well as curator and educator. His art practice focuses on materiality while investigating marginality and value systems, perceptions of everydayness, as well as racial and gender identities.

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Anthony Hawley

Anthony Hawley is a New York City-based multidisciplinary artist whose hybrid practice spans video, installation, writing, sound, performance, drawing, and more.

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