Painting studio
two students looking at a painting in the painting studio
Katie Minyard installation in her studio

The artist opens a portal through which a viewer can observe the artist’s perspective of the world. The history of the discipline of mark making offers a multitude of perspectives from which all artists and cultural makers can sample. Marks made without the hand illuminate processes in the world that give rise to actions. These processes become a surrogate for the hand and offer artists a new context for mark making. The Drawing and Painting Area fosters an environment of exploration and promotes a variety of approaches to art making, ranging from traditional media, such as oil paint on canvas, to experimental tactics that challenge the idea of tradition and blur boundaries between media. Moreover, the Drawing and Painting Area approaches material and conceptual explorations as inextricable and encourages students to carefully consider the implications of their decisions when making art.