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FACULTY EXCELLENCE

MECA students work closely with seasoned faculty mentors who are highly-accomplished in their own field. Our faculty take pride in getting to know each student are the core of MECA’s educational experience. Professors bring extensive academic, career, and life experience into the classroom and studio while striving to actualize the highest potential of each student. 


Academic and studio courses are delivered by our core faculty, who lead on-campus seminars in summer and teach through our interactive teaching website during the fall and spring trimesters.

Our interest in nurturing research-intensive, cross-media, interdisciplinary practices is reflected in the diversity of instructors who teach for the MFA. Each year we invite practitioners to teach with us who model the expansive, exploratory attitudes that the MFA hopes to foster amongst its student body.

Current faculty:

 

VISITING ARTISTS

Each summer the MFA program brings at least eight nationally and internationally known artists to lecture, teach, curate, and critique with students during an interdisciplinary summer intensive. A sample of recent visiting artists include:

2014

Abigail DeVille
Sharon Hayes
Rick Lowe
Michael Oatman
Richard Renaldi
Jay Sanders
Lisa Sigal
Trevor Smith

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2013

Laylah Ali
Jim Drain
Spencer Finch
Kate Gilmore
Jennifer Gross
Alix Lambert
William Villalongo
William Wegman

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2012

Radcliffe Bailey
Francis Cape
Amze Emmons
Stanya Kahn
Michael Kimmelman
Beth Lipman
Denise Markonish
Anne Wilson
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2011

Lee Boroson
Hamish Fulton
Elllie Ga
Juan Logan
Allan McCollum
Sina Najafi
Lisi Raskin
Anne West
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2010
 
Lois Andison
Regine Basha
Harry Gamboa Jr.
Hope Ginsburg
Bernie Miller
Jeanne Randolph
Kenneth White
Kit White
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2009
 
Paul Butler
Brian Dunn
Jonah Freeman
Amelia Jones
Ken Lum
Benny Nemerofsky
Ramsay Jane Wildgoose
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2008

Martha Buskirk
Brian Conley
Nina Katchadourian
Jason Lewis
Karyn Olivier
Mark Wethli
Amy Yoes
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2007

Bracha L. Ettinger
Mary Flanagan
Charlie Hewitt
Ernesto Pujol
Joan Retallack
Lawrence Rinder
John Schmor
Hamza Walker
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2006
 
Chuck Agro
Gideon Bok
Daniel Bozhkov
Michelle Grabner
Mary Jane Jacob
Tom Leeser
Alison Saar
Jason Simon
Allison Smith 

NON-RESIDENT
STUDIO ADVISORS

During the Fall and Spring trimesters, each student is carefully paired with a studio advisor from their home location. With over a decade of experience, the program has established an extensive network of studio advisors across North America and abroad, and are able to support students living in any location. While many of our instructors are practicing studio artists, we are committed to exploring other disciplinary perspectives through faculty whose research areas lie outside the arts Advisors meet one-on-one with students in their personal studios to offer mentorship, critique, and feedback. 

The program has established an extensive network of studio advisors across North America and abroad who can support students living in any location. Each student is carefully paired with a local studio advisor who meets with them one-on-one in their studios throughout the Fall and Spring Trimesters.

  • Vito Acconci, Brooklyn NY
  • Erika Adams, Jamaica Plain, MA
  • Karen Adrienne, Gardiner, ME
  • Chuck Agro, Brooklyn NY
  • Karina Aguillera, Skvirsky NY
  • Jody Ake, Brooklyn NY
  • Rosanne Altstatt, Lafayette IN
  • Lelia Amalfitano, Boston, MA
  • Mary Anderson, Cambridge MA
  • Holly Andres, Portland, OR
  • Warren Angle, Philadelphia, PA
  • Bill Arning, Cambridge MA
  • Hartmut Austen, Rochester Hills, MI
  • Joan Baches, Seekonk MA
  • Justyna Badach, Philadelphia, PA
  • Lillian Ball, New York, NY
  • Paul Bartow, Watkins Glen, NY
  • Regine Basha, Brooklyn NY
  • Lisa Bateman, New York, NY
  • Christina Bechstein, Portland, ME
  • Caitlin Berrigan, Cambridge MA
  • Anne Bertus, Portland, ME
  • Mark Bessire, Portland, ME
  • Dara Birnbaum, New York, NY
  • Lucinda Bliss, Bath, ME
  • Gideon Bok, Camden, ME
  • Lee Boroson, Brooklyn NY
  • Corinne Botz, Brooklyn NY
  • Nancy Bowen, Brooklyn NY
  • Daniel Bozhkov, New York, NY
  • Kathy Bradford, New York, NY
  • Rocky Bridges, Tarpon Springs, FL
  • Adam Brown, East Lansing, MI 
  • Sherry Buckberrough, Hartford, CT
  • David Bumbeck, Middlebury, VT
  • Phillip Buntin, Storrs, CT
  • Tom Burckhardt, New York, NY
  • Jonathan Calame, South Portland, ME
  • Jim Cambronne, Jamaica Plain, MA
  • Christine Cantwell, Portland, ME
  • J. George Cisneros, San Antonio, TX
  • Tracey Cockrell, Portland, OR
  • Bonnie Collura, Brooklyn NY
  • Anna Collette, Austin, TX
  • Jorge Colombo, New York, NY
  • Jillian Conrad, Brooklyn NY
  • Julie Courtney, Philadelphia, PA
  • Christoph Cox, Amherst, MA
  • Michael Crespo, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Eda Cufer, Freeport, ME
  • Paul D'Amato, Chicago, IL
  • Leila Daw, Branford, CT
  • Grace DeGenarro, Yarmouth, ME
  • Richard Deutch, Chicago, IL
  • Mark Dion, Beach Lake, PA
  • Lydia Dona, New York, NY
  • Ellen Driscoll, Cambridge MA
  • Rebecca Duclos, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Mitch Eckert, Louisville, KY
  • Marlene Ekola Gerberick, Bath, ME
  • Evergon, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Lauren Fensterstock, Portland, ME
  • Alison Ferris, Brunswick, ME
  • Mary Flanagan, New York, NY
  • Harrell Fletcher, Portland, OR
  • Sean Foley, Worthington, OH
  • Andrea Fraser, New York, NY
  • Josh Gaetjen, New Haven  CT
  • Barbara Gallucci, Brooklyn NY
  • Harry Gamboa Jr., Los Angeles  CA
  • John Giancola, S. Pasadena, FL
  • Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Santa Monica  CA
  • Hope Ginsburg, Richmond, VA,
  • Dewitt Godfrey, Hamilton, NY
  • Stephen Goody, Rochester  MI
  • Michelle Grabner, Oak Park, IL
  • Terry Graff, Fredericton, NB
  • Julie Graham, Medford, MA
  • Joanne Greenbaum, New York, NY
  • Catherine Hall, Burlington, VT
  • Margo Halverson, Portland, ME
  • Lorie Hammermesh, Auburndale MA
  • Allyn Hart, Alta, UT,
  • Don Harvey, Cleveland, OH
  • Ron Hayne, Washington  DC
  • Laurence Hegarty, New York, NY
  • Anna Hepler, Portland, ME
  • Adriane Herman, South Portland, ME
  • Paul Hester, Houston TX,
  • Corin Hewitt, Brooklyn NY
  • Alison Hildreth, Falmouth, ME
  • William Hill, Jacksonville, FL
  • Peter Hocking, Providence, RI
  • Andrea Hoelscher, Forest Park, IL
  • Desiree Holman, Oakland CA
  • Stuart Horodner, Portland, OR
  • Barbara Houghton, Alexandria, KY
  • Jane Hudson, Jamaica Plain, MA
  • Lynn Hughes, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • David Humphrey, New York, NY
  • Cynthia Innis, Oakland, CA
  • Katherine Jackson, Somerville, MA
  • Yumi Janairo Roth, Boulder, CO,
  • Catherine Jansen, United States
  • Leon Johnson, Portland, ME
  • Cassie Jones, Brunswick, ME
  • Jo Ann Jones, Exeter, NH,
  • Stayna Kahn, Los Angeles, CA
  • Shirley Kaneda, New York, NY
  • Nina Katchadourian, Brooklyn NY
  • Martha Kennan, Houston, TX,
  • Iain Kerr, Portland, ME
  • Julia Keydel, New York, NY
  • Joe Kievitt, Portland, ME
  • Justin Kirchoff, Eliot, ME
  • Vivian Koorland, New York, NY
  • Suzanne Lacy, Oakland, CA
  • George LaRou, South Portland, ME
  • First Last, Location
  • Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, West Chester, PA
  • Ronald Leax, St. Louis, MO
  • Annette Lemieux, Brookline, MA
  • Ellen Lesperance, South Portland, ME
  • Robert Lieber, Portland, ME
  • Laura Lisbon, Portland, ME
  • Juan Logan, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Whitfield Lovell, New York, NY
  • Carolina Loyola Garcia, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Kenneth Lum, Vancouver BC
  • Honour Mack, Portland, ME
  • Norman Magden, Knoxville, TN,
  • Dale Malner, Madison, WI,
  • Adam Manley, Portland, ME
  • Dennis Manley, Milwaukee, WI,
  • Rose Marasco, Portland, ME
  • Denise Marika, Brookline, MA
  • Bonnie Marranca, New York, NY
  • George Mason, Nobleboro, ME
  • Inga McCaslin Frick, Washington, DC
  • Kevin & Jennifer McCoy, Brooklyn NY
  • Phyllis McGibbon, Wellesley, MA
  • Rita McKeough, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • William Miller, Providence, RI
  • Pard Morrison, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Petia Morozov, Montclair, NJ
  • Bennett Morris, Portland, ME
  • Julia Morrisroe, Gainsville, FL
  • Cris Moss, Portland, OR
  • Matt Mullican, New York, NY
  • Jessica Murray, Brooklyn NY
  • Chris Nau, Ithaca, NY
  • Gerry Nichols, United States
  • Ann Noel Williams, Berlin, Germany
  • Michelle O'Marah, Los Angeles, CA
  • Michael Oatman, Troy, NY
  • Elizabeth Olbert, Gorham, ME
  • Barak Olins, South Freeport, ME
  • Frank Owen, Keene Valley, NY
  • Bruce Parsons, United States
  • Alix Pearlstein, New York, NY
  • Roxana Perez-Mendez, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Scott Peterman, Hollis, ME
  • Stan Pipkin, Houston, TX,
  • Amy Podmore, Williamstown, MA
  • Julie Poitras Santos, Portland, ME
  • William Pope L., Lewiston, ME
  • Linda Post, Brooklyn NY
  • J. Morgan Puett, Sausalito, CA
  • Ernesto Pujol, Brooklyn NY
  • Rosamond Purcell, Medford, MA
  • Tom Rankin, Hillsborough, NC,
  • Janet Reaves, Eugene OR
  • Jill Reynolds, Cambridge MA
  • Joao Ribas, Cambridge, MA
  • Celeste Roberge, Gainesville, FL
  • Riley Robinson, San Antonio, TX
  • Will Rogan, Albany, CA
  • David Ross, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Johnnie Ross, United States
  • Katherine Ross, Valparaiso, IN
  • Marianne Roth, Provincetown, MA
  • Robert Rutman, Berlin, Germany
  • Julia Scher, Sommerville, MA
  • Sa Schloff, Chicago, IL
  • John Schmor, Eugene, OR
  • Carolee Schneemann, New Paltz, NY
  • Mira Schor, New York, NY
  • Kelli Scott Kelley, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Warren Seelig, Rockland, ME
  • Abby Shahn, Solon, ME
  • Michael Shaughnessy, Windham, ME
  • Jessie Shefrin, Providence, RI
  • Peter Shellenberger, Edgecomb, ME
  • Heddi Siebel, Cambridge MA
  • Jeanne Silverthorne, New York, NY
  • Peter Simensky, Brooklyn NY
  • Kaiti Slater, Salt Lake City, UT
  • George Smith, Portland, ME
    Raechell Smith, Kansas City, MO
  • Gail Spaien, Kittery Point, ME
  • Aaron Stephan, Portland, ME
  • Paul Stopforth, Jamaica Plain, MA
  • Robert Storr, New York, NY
  • Robert Sulkin, Roanoke, VA,
  • Andrea Sulzer, Woolwich, ME
  • Stacey Switzer, Kansas City, KS,
  • Leigh Tarantino, United States
  • Christopher Thompson, Cumberland Foreside, ME
  • Patricia Thornley, New York, NY
  • Shellburne Thurber, Cambridge MA
  • Dan Tranberg, Cleveland, OH
  • Michelle Trudo, Portland, ME
  • Ling-Wen Tsai, Portland, ME
  • Sam Van Aken, Portland, ME
  • Philip Vanderhyden, Chicago, IL
  • Sergio Vega, Gainsville, FL
  • Hamza Walker, Chicago, IL
  • Mikey Walsh, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Jonathan Wayne, Cleveland, OH
  • David Weinkauf, Conneautville PA
  • James Wentzy, New York, NY
  • Katarina Weslien, Portland, ME
  • Anne West, Smithfield, RI
  • Luanne West, Smithfield, RI
  • Mark Wethli, Brunswick, ME
  • Christopher White, Ancramdale, NY
  • Chris Whittey, Portland, ME
  • Deborah Wing Sproul, Cape Elizabeth, ME
  • Geoff Winningham, Houston, TX,
  • Kryzsztof Wodiczko, New York, NY
  • Fred Woell, United States
  • Colleen Wolstenholme, Hantsport, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Amy Yoes, New York, NY
  • Mary Lou Zelazny, Chicago, IL