• Sculpture class with Professor Michael O’Malley
    Sculpture class with Professor Michael O’Malley
  • Painting class with Professor Sandeep Mukherjee
    Painting class with Professor Sandeep Mukherjee
  • Photography class with Professor Lisa Auerbach
    Photography class with Professor Lisa Auerbach
  • Printmaking with Professor Mercedes Teixido
    Printmaking with Professor Mercedes Teixido
  • Professor Mark Allen emceeing the dedication of the Studio Art Hall
    Professor Mark Allen emceeing the dedication of the Studio Art Hall

Improve your skills in painting, drawing, photography, design, digital media, sculpture, performance, installation and social practice, while learning about contemporary art, theory and historical precedent. 

Pomona College’s innovative new Studio Art Hall creates a village of interconnected studios.

Upcoming Events

in hopes of realizing a dream we hold dear is a group exhibition curated by Marcus Polk including works by Sarah Armstrong, James Flemons, No Sesso, Brandon Stanciell, Toni Stroman, and Rikki Wright. On view March 13 - April 4,  in the Gray Space, Room 206 of Studio Art Hall. Closing reception on April 4th, from 8-10pm.

Ian Byers-Gamber solo exhibition If They Can Do It, Why Can't We? at Chan Gallery. On view from March 18 – April 5, 2019. Closing reception is April 4, 2019 from 8-10 p.m. with a Bob Baker Marionette Theater performance starting at 8:30 p.m. This evening event is co-sponsored by the Pomona College Art Department and the Pomona College Museum of Art: Art After Hours.

Scores group exhibition on view from March 18 - April 5, 2019. Closing reception is Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 8-10pm​. Mark Allen and Kareem Collie are team teaching an advanced design course this semester with their class meeting between Studio Art Hall and The Hive. Chan Gallery will present one of the projects that students will create: a score that is visualized through the application of vinyl text and/or design.

Our art department has a rich creative past, present and future. We have alumni of global renown, professors whose work is critically acclaimed, and students developing their own artistic practice in spaces that inspire.

We offer courses in sculpture, painting, drawing, photography and digital art, and you can take classes at the other Claremont Colleges as well. All of these courses are defined broadly and many students combine media.

Our classes are small, so you will interact closely with your professors as you create a body of work that reflects your interests and ever-growing skills. Our professors are practicing contemporary artists—painters, sculptors, photographers, and performance and computer artists.

As you refine your artistry, your awareness of contemporary and historical contexts will expand. The culmination of your curriculum will be a senior exhibition at the Studio Art Hall's Bernard Charnwut Chan Gallery.

Our home in the striking new Studio Art Hall is an environment that nurtures imagination and invites collaboration. Our facilities allow students to work in a tremendous variety of 2D and 3D forms.

Our proximity to Los Angeles will expose you to the work of a great range of artists, artist practices and institutions.

Marcia Hafif '51, Barbara T. Smith '53, Richard Chamberlain '56, Helen Pashgian ’56, Mowry Baden '58, Caroline Hightower '58, Michael Spafford '59, Phil Van Aver '61, James Turrell ’65, Judy Fiskin '66, Michael Brewster '68, Chris Burden ’69, Hap Tivey '69, Peter Shelton ’73, Denise Marika ’77, Michael Parker ’00, and Kim Ye ’07 are among our notable alumni.