Meleko Mokgosi

Meleko Mokgosi was born in Francistown, Botswana, and lives and works in Wellesley, MA, and is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the Yale School of Art, and Director of the Interdisciplinary Art and Theory Program. He received his MFA from the University of California Los Angeles. He participated in the Rauschenberg Residency at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Captiva, FL and the Artist in Residence Program at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY.

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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 31 - Aug 4, 2023

Master Class: The Elements and Concerns of Painting

Meleko Mokgosi

Tuition $1,250
Code D0916-23

In this master class workshop for advanced painters, students investigate their intentions and concerns within their painting practice while working at a rigorous pace in the studio. The class consists of one-on-one and group critiques, discussions, readings, and ample studio time to make new inquiries into their work. Participants are challenged to explore new avenues and dive deep into the content and methods behind their practice. Topics for discussion are narrative structures, research methodologies, discursive frameworks, color and gesture, symbolism, and more. Students are asked to bring a digital portfolio of recent work to share with the class. The instructor teaches only from 9 am – 3 pm. The Artistic Director of Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking teaches from 3 – 5pm.   ‏‏‎ ‎Portfolios will be accepted on a rolling basis. 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 Artistic Director Liz Ferrill at The single PDF must be less than 10 MB to be considered. Include 5-10 images of your work 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. If you are accepted, a deposit of $650 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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