If you are an upcoming artist, considering pursuing your Master‘s degree in Fine Art, (specifically in the related areas of painting, interdisciplinary studies, illustration etc.) this blog is for you. These are some questions you should consider answering and thinking about when starting your application process. (I answered the questions with my original responses). Instead of thinking “I’m applying for graduate school” think of it as “I am pursuing my masters.” In better context, your larger purpose is to become a master of your craft. Education is meant to be transformational, not transactional.
Name, Birth date, Academic History (College or University you’ve attended)
Lakeem A. Wilson
Septermber 6, 1991
BFA from The University of Texas At Austin.
(Bachelors of Fine Art, Studio Art)
Which Program You are applying for? Ex.
MFA From Otis College Of Art and Design, California LA
(Masters Of Fine Art, Emphasis in Art + Social Practice)
MFA From The University of Houston in Texas
(Masters Of Fine Art, Emphasis in Interdisciplinary Practice and Emerging Forms)
MFA From Temple University Tyler School of Art and Architecture
CV (Curriculum Vitae) - An index of solo and/or group exhibitions, gallery showcases, or relevant events you were involved in. Also and publications, awards, fellowships, or residencies.
Resume - An index of relevant history including both professional jobs and relevant entrepreneurial contracted projects and work.
List any academic and/or professional accomplishments.
Hidden America Book, Self Published Autobiography
NaturalBorn Studios Creative Publishing, Austin Tx.
September 7, 2020
Got It Covered (National Art Competition Finalist)
Dame Dash Studios, Burbank, California
The Embodiment Series, CAAD Artist in Residency
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Art. Austin Tx.
(Center For African Art and Diaspora).
January 2019 - April 2019
Hidden Gems of Austin Airport Exhibition
Six Square Dixtrict, Austin, Tx.
May 2018 - Dec 2018
Each One Teach One Solo Exhibition | Future Leaders Children’s Book Launch