David Antonio Cruz

David Antonio Cruz uses painting and performance to explore the visibility and intersectionality of brown, black, and queer bodies. David is a professor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. He has exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, National Portrait Gallery and was awarded the Joan Mitchell Painting and Sculptor Grant. He received an MFA from Yale University.

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  • IV

    Level IV

    Students have advanced skill and knowledge of painting and drawing. Students are highly motivated and self­-directed, have a minimum of five years experience in their field and have multiple portfolios of their artwork. Portfolio review is required for admittance to some Level IV classes.

Jul 18 - 22, 2022
9AM - 5PM

Master Class:
Painting the Figure Through a Political and Radical Lens

David Antonio Cruz

Tuition $1,200
Code D0711-22

This workshop for advanced painters explores the fundamental properties of figurative painting and portraiture through the lens of political and historical gestures and poses. The course examines “the figure” in painting, documentary photography, art history and literature, using these examples as sources for live model sessions, studio practice and discussions. Students work on self-directed projects and from live models. They participate in one-on-one and group discussions, as well as individual critiques with the instructor. Students are asked to bring a digital portfolio of recent work to discuss their research, methods and practice. To attend a Master Class workshop, a portfolio review is due by Friday, February 11th, 2022. Instructions on how to submit your portfolio are as follows: Submit digital images of your work in one single PDF (as opposed to individual JPG attachments) via email directly to the Artistic Director of Painting, Drawing and Printmaking, Liz Ferrill at lferrill@andersonranch.org The single PDF must be less than 10 MB to be considered. Include 10 images of 10 works with image identification that lists the title, media, dimensions and year of each image. While not required, it is helpful to see an artist statement addressing the images you send. Include “Advanced Portfolio Review” in the subject line of your email, as well as the title of the workshop for which you are applying. Please provide a phone number where you can be reached and a link to your website. Submissions that do not follow the requested directions will not be reviewed. To be considered, we must receive portfolios by 5 PM MST Friday, Feb. 11th, 2022. If we receive your materials after Feb. 11th, you will be considered on a space-available basis. We will email you regarding your status on or before Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. If you are accepted, a deposit of $500 will be required within one week of notification of acceptance to hold your place. Housing will be assigned on a space-available basis upon enrollment.

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