A low-residency, intensive year round program providing the conceptual, critical, historical, and practical knowledge needed to sustain a successful studio.

Sarah Hulsey
Class of 2013 Artist
Adjunct Professor at Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge, MA

"The MFA Book Arts + Printmaking program at the University of the Arts assisted me in identifying and developing themes that drive my work today. One of the greatest strengths of the program is the guidance students receive in developing their individual artistic voices. We were encouraged to follow our ideas where they led and to allow the work to drive the medium and materials, whether that be book, print, installation, fiber, or something else. The program is truly interdisciplinary with a foundation based in the book and print arts. Most importantly it is ultimately driven by the conceptual development of each student’s work.

Being in Philadelphia provided many wonderful contemporary art opportunities. During my first year at UArts, I was an Apprentice at the Fabric Workshop and Museum. This was an amazing learning opportunity, both in the design and production of repeat silkscreen printing, but also in learning about the fabrication of contemporary art works exhibited at the museum. After my semester as an apprentice, I stayed on as a Print Fellow for an additional year. The work I created during that fellowship became the basis of my MFA thesis work.

Currently, I have a printmaking, letterpress, and book arts practice based in Somerville, Massachusetts. My work explores the inner workings of language, using linguistics to create visual art work that captures the rich knowledge of language inherent in all of us. I also teach letterpress and artists books at Lesley University College of Art and Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I have a solo exhibition this fall at the Walter Feldman Gallery in Boston, MA and most recently exhibited work at the New Print Summer 2016 at IPCNY in New York City."