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TONIGHT: Controlled Burn - Class of 2014 Thesis Exhibition

West Hartford, CT - The International Low-Residency MFA in Photography at the Univeristy of Hartford, Hartford Art School is pleased to present its third MFA thesis show entitled:

Controlled Burn

West Hartford, CT-  Controlled Burn, our third annual MFA in Photography thesis exhibition features the work of MFA candidates: Saleem Ahmed (USA), Christopher Bennett (USA), Pamela Connolly (USA), Tsar Fedorsky (USA), Andrew Fedynak (USA), Lucy Helton (UK), Jerome Ming (Myanmar), Alexander Nichols (USA), Andrew Todd (USA), Amanda James (USA)


A reception with the artists and faculty will take place on Friday August 8, 2014 from 7-9pm at the Joseloff Gallery at the University of Hartford. The exhibition will be open to the public from Monday, August 4- Saturday, August 9. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 11am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm.

The show can be found online at:

The limited residency MFA in Photography at the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford is an innovative program designed for both mature individuals with established experience in the field as well as recent graduates who wish to further their own practice and acquire an MFA degree in order to facilitate their professional credentials as artists and educators. It differentiates itself from existing programs in that the new program is an international low-residency program and is the only low-residency MFA in the United States focusing solely on Photography. More info can be found at:

Faculty and Guest Lecturers Include:


Alec Soth, Mary Frey, Dr. Jörg Colberg, Thomas Weski, Michael Schäfer, Doug Dubois, Misha Kominek,

Alice Rose George, Adam Bartos, Mark Steinmetz, Susan Lipper, Wiebke Loeper, Michael Vahrenwald,

Robert Lyons – Director.


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The priority deadline for application is January 14, 2015. Applications will be considered until the class is full, after that date applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the cohort is filled.

Please note: all applicants must already have a recognized baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Students who earned their degree outside of the USA, will use the World Education Services (WES)  ( validate their transcripts. In addition international students are required to have completed the TOEFL unless waived by the director of the program.

Program Director:Robert Lyons

Program Manager:Erica Ann Flood



University of Hartford

Hartford Art School

200 Bloomfield Ave

West Hartford, Connecticut 06117


The Hartford Art School is accredited by (NASAD) --- The University of Hartford is accredited by (NEASC)