Meghan Kirkwood to Chair Undergraduate Studio Art
Photographer Meghan Kirkwood becomes chair of undergraduate studio art at the Sam Fox School at WashU. She believes the creativity of visual artists will be key to solving problems of our time.
Class Acts: Meera Lee Patel
Graduate student Meera Lee Patel is an author and illustrator who encourages readers to “start where you are” and “create your own calm.” A self-taught artist, she has sold over a million copies of her books and journals. Patel could rest on her laurels, but instead she decided to explore a new interest: children’s literature.
Class Acts: Chenyue Wang
Chenyue Wang wasn’t familiar with St. Louis before arriving here for graduate school. But over the last two years, the Beijing native has come to appreciate the city’s creative opportunities, quality of life and plentiful greenspace.
Sam Fox School Student Awarded Residency at Des Lee Gallery
Alex Rosborough Davis, MFA ’23, will be the inaugural artist-in-residence at the Des Lee Gallery this May through September. The residency was created specifically as an opportunity for alumni of the Sam Fox School’s MFA programs to create and publicly present an exhibition, project, performance, or workshop. In addition to access to space for making and showing work, Davis will also be awarded with a $3,000 unrestricted honorarium and take part in an open studio event September 2.
The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis is a leader in architecture, art, and design education.
We are advancing our fields through innovative research and creative practice, excellence in teaching, a world-class university art museum, and a deep commitment to addressing the social and environmental challenges of our time. Through the work of our students, faculty, and alumni, we are striving to create a more just, sustainable, humane, and beautiful world.