Meet the Artists: Department of Art MFA Open Studios


Dec. 7, 2018, 6pm to 9pm

Campus Location

UNLV MFA Open Studios poster


The public is invited to the UNLV Department of Art MFA Open Studios to meet the MFA candidates and visit their studios where they will be sharing recent work. Light refreshments will be provided.

The annual Open Studios event is an opportunity to learn about the Department of Art's Graduate Program and engage with MFA candidates working in painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, fiber arts, photography, video and performance, investigating a range of aesthetic, formal and conceptual concerns. Participating artists: Douglas Emery, Ali Fathollahi, Homero Hidalgo, Holly Lay, Peter Mengert, Nanda Sharif-pour, Xiaomeng Tang and Shelby Westika.

Graduate art studios are located on the second floor of Archie Grant Hall and across the street at the GRS Building 4570 Maryland S. Parkway (the old Carl’s Jr. at Maude Frazier and Maryland Parkway). Free parking is available in the parking lots in front of Grant Hall and Alta Ham Fine Arts. Limited parking is available on site at GRS.

MFA Open Studios will coincide with the Bachelor of Fine Arts Students' Midway Exhibition at Grant Hall Gallery. Signage will be posted at Grant Hall and GRS to direct visitors that night. 

About the Program:

The three-year Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is studio-based and research-focused with an emphasis on interdisciplinary, community engagement, and professional development. Each MFA student is provided with individual studio space. Graduate Assistantships in teaching, research, and professional development financially support and professionally advance students who have rare opportunities to engage in cutting edge research, contribute to the development of curriculum, manage studios and shops, and work alongside community members, local organizations, and other departments on campus. As the culmination of the program, each MFA Candidate produces a public graduation thesis project. Self-directed artists and designers are welcome to apply for Fall 2019. For more information about the program and the application, please contact Wendy Kveck at

The Department of Art is reviewing and revising its curriculum and programming to create a model for professional development in all areas of the arts, design, and relevant histories, to teach the diversity of culture and identity in the US and its democratic values, and to prepare graduates for success in competitive and evolving communities through access to cutting-edge fabrication equipment, new critical and creative contexts, and opportunities for exhibition, publication, discussion, and critique linked with various partners in Las Vegas and beyond.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public. 

Contact Information

Wendy Kveck

Event Sponsor

UNLV Department of Art