Encompassing 10,000 square feet of studio space, the sculpture studio provides an ample area for woodworking, metal fabrication, mold making and casting, as well as a critique/lecture room and individual MFA and BFA studio spaces. Sculpture students have access to a wide range of equipment that includes welding and metal fabrication tools, woodworking machinery, video and sound equipment and a computer lab for digital video/sound editing, 3D modeling, and robotic programming. Students also can access other studios, such as the digital fabrication laboratory and wood studio, via elective course work. A large dock area and indoor rotunda provide space for student display of experimental and installation art.
The main sculpture studio serves all art majors and is open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day. Students who declare a BFA in sculpture are granted an individual studio and access until 2 p.m. every day. MFA Studios are semi-private and located in a separate room in the sculpture studio. Graduate students have access to their studios seven days a week and have full access to all equipment after tool orientation.
Materials are readily available at hardware stores locally and from sources throughout the New York City area. Nearby art destinations include Dia:Beacon, Storm King Art Center, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Art Omni, Wassaic Project, Mildred's Lane, and Mass MOCA. The BFA and MFA Thesis exhibitions are exhibited in the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, located on the campus of SUNY New Paltz.
Throughout the academic year, SUNY New Paltz invites several visiting artists, historians, designers, and critics to campus to meet with students, critique their work, and share their thoughts and insights. Our proximity to New York City allows us to attract a diverse list of exemplary figures including:
David Levi Strauss
Paul Ramirez Jonas
Tim Rollins and KOS
Ursula von Rydingsvaard
The Yes Men
and many more.
24 hour access via electronic access.