Root Division presents MFA Now 2013, an archive project featuring Bay Area MFA Candidates and juried exhibition presenting twenty-six of those artists’ work.


Opening Reception: Saturday, February 9, 7-10pm


Artists include:

Dalia Anani, Megan Atherton, Gwynessa Balvanz, Barbara Boissevain, Missy Engelhardt, Joey Enos, Taylor Friend, Adam Henderson, Jonathan Huang, Beckey Kaye, Marie-Luise Klotz, Kat MacKinnon, Elizabeth Moran, Sarah Nantais, Eleanor Oakes, Byron Peter, Simon Pyle, Tamra Seal, Dimitra Skandali, Lauren Marie Taylor, Sarah Tell, Kevn Tijerina, Katy Warner, Tali Weinberg, Dawn Weleski, Ansley West Rivers



Dimitra Skandali SD, "In Memory of my Grandmother", 2012. Dimensions variable Seaweed, fishing line.


The MFA Now 2013 Archive, is an inclusionary publication of all eligible MFA candidates, set to be released in February 2013 with a full page dedicated to each contributing MFA candidate and a compilation of essays by Juror, Brian Karl, faculty from each MFA program, and Root Division staff. Designed by the Gold Collective, this printed archive will serve to navigate the contemporary moment in Bay Area MFA programs and find connections between the artists and institutions.


Juror, Brian Karl, Program Director of Headlands Center for the Arts, selected twenty-six works from the submitted archive materials to be shown in Root Division’s gallery for the month of February. This Second Saturday event serves as an exhibition opening and release party for the archive project.



Missy Engelhardt Gray 3D, 2012. 120 x 100 in. Paper and nails.

Simon Pyle, The River Lethe, 2012. Dimensions variable 6000 video frames resaved repeatedly.