Visual artists reflect and reimagine the world we live in. Art reminds us of our humanity, even asks us how we might redefine and enrich that humanity. Encounters with art allow us to explore our inner lives but also to critically engage worlds far beyond our own place, time and experience. As art makers and viewers, we visualize and embody our shared future. Art is quite literally a practice of living and freedom, of vitality even in the face of threat, a practice of culture: growing life. At Berkeley, we are honored to teach and share the practice of art with our students and our community.
The Department of Art Practice has graduated some of the most influential artists and thinkers of our time. Our rigorous courses focus on criticality and process, emphasizing interdisciplinary and experimental modes of making. As a faculty member, I can proudly say that we continually strive to develop the next generation of creative leaders and makers.
Your donation to the Art Practice program directly impacts key areas within our graduate and undergraduate program, including supporting a robust visiting artist lecture series, cutting-edge equipment and facilities, student travel opportunities to national art centers, and the development of an artist-in-residence program where our students collaborate with leading contemporary artists.
Whether you were an undergraduate art major, an MFA student, or are just interested in helping to support the next generation of artists, we hope that you will take this opportunity to ensure the arts remain an integral part of today’s culture. We are grateful for your donation of any size!
Associate Professor and Head Graduate Advisor
Art Practice Department