While enrolled in the MFA program, our students have been recognized as fellowship award winning artists-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center and at Ox-Bow School of Art and have been recipients in the past decate of Fulbright Scholarships.
Peter Goff (2008) also received a Fulbright Scholarship to Zomba Malawi. Izumi Ryono (2007) and Peter Goff (2008) both received the International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. Phoebe Briley (2007), Izumi Ryono (2007), and Maurice Moore (2011) received scholarships or residencies to Penland School of Crafts for two-week workshops. Eric Kniss (2010) received the increased $15,000 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. Brian Shaw (2006), Joe Kopfler (2006), and Ashlynn Browning (2008) received prestigious $10,000 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grants and exhibited their work at the Cue Foundation in NYC.
After receiving an MFA in Art from UNCG many of our graduates go on to teach art at the college level; attend residency programs throughout the US; exhibit work regionally, nationally and internationally; become directors at art galleries; and receive commissions and grants in the arts.