We sat down with Graduate Program Director Jeannie Simms and MFA students Jamie Kay and Kimberly Barnes, for a discussion on contemporary art practice through the lens of their experiences at SMFA.
“It was important to me that whatever program I found myself in I would have a lot of freedom. I valued the freedom to work in any material I wanted and craft an individualized curriculum that would support my interests.”
“For me concept always comes first, and then the medium is what shapes and translates it into a physical form.”
"I was serious about my work, and the faculty acknowledged that and took me seriously from day one."