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Congratulations to SACI's MFA Class of 2020! Meet our Graduates and View their Virtual Final Exhibition

Congratulations to the 2020 graduates of SACI’s MFA in Communication Design, Photography, and Studio Art programs! Get to know our graduates and explore their thesis works in our MFA video interviews, virtual catalog, and Artsy exhibitions.

2020 MFA Graduates:

Neha Bharadwaj - Communication Design
Averi Biswas - Studio Art
Tatjana Lightbourn - Studio Art
Kelli M. Perletti - Photography
Iris Richardson - Studio Art
Lucia Simental - Studio Art
Wayne Stoner - Studio Art

“These artists and designers explored the pursuit of peace, compassion, equality, and morality through personal, heartfelt life experiences. They journeyed through the eye of the storm in a steadfast manner, pursuing and developing their artistic goals to the limit.”

– SACI President Steven Brittan

MFA Video Interviews

To learn more about their journey in the MFA programs at SACI, we interviewed each of our graduating students during the spring for the 2020 MFA Video Interviews. We asked: How would you describe your work? How has your work changed from when you first arrived at SACI? What has it been like developing your research in Florence? The resulting video presents an in-depth look at the practices of these seven international artists, photographers, and designers. Hear their heartfelt testimonies about this once-in-a-lifetime journey of artistic and personal growth.

MFA Exhibition Catalog

Though the 2020 SACI MFA Final Exhibition at Frittelli Arte Contemporanea Gallery in Florence could not be held as scheduled, we are proud to bring you MMXX – The Year of Change, an expanded virtual exhibition catalog presenting thesis works by the 2020 graduates of the MFA in Studio ArtPhotography, and Communication Design programs.

Complete with opening texts by SACI President Steven Brittan and the MFA program directors - Camilla TornaKirsten StrombergRomeo Di Loreto, and Jacopo Santini - critical texts by established artists and designers who have acted as mentors to these graduates, and extensive interviews of the MFA graduates conducted by students in the MA in Art History program, the expanded MMXX - The Year of Change catalog delves into the research and bodies of work developed throughout these two-years at SACI in Florence.

In addition to our virtual version, the printed catalog is a limited edition box set of seven individual artist catalogs.


SACI Exhibitions on Artsy

This year, our graduates' works were included in two online exhibitions on Artsy: MMXX - The Year of Change and The Next Generation of Artists: MFA 2020. Wayne Stoner, MFA in Studio Art 2020, contributed to the Artsy editorial piece 2020 MFA Grads on What it Means to Be an Artist Today.

MMXX - The Year of Change - SACI MFA Final Exhibition, June 5th – July 17th
The Next Generation of Artists: MFA 2020 - Online Group Exhibition, June 17th – July 1st
2020 MFA Grads on What it Means to Be an Artist Today - Artsy Editorial featuring SACI graduate Wayne Stoner
Studio Arts College International on Artsy

Congratulations to the SACI MFA Class of 2020!

Learn more about graduate programs at SACI

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