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Art Major

Create works in painting, drawing, photography, design, digital media, sculpture, performance, installation and social practice—while informed by contemporary art, critical theory and historical precedent.

As an art major or minor, you will become part of Pomona’s rich creative legacy—guided as you develop your own artistic voice and area of inquiry, whatever the medium. As you create, you will also sharpen your own view, interpreting visual imagery critically and historically.

Our students read widely and examine other artworks closely, discussing theory and contemporary artistic practice and conversing about the creative process with visiting artists.

Art students create a body of work of their own choosing and interest, culminating in an exhibit at the Studio Art Hall's Bernard Charnwut Chan Gallery during their senior year.

Juliette Walker discusses creating 373 cups to celebrate collective experience.
Painting class with Professor Sandeep Mukherjee
Painting class with Professor Sandeep Mukherjee
Student at work on her senior exhibit
Student at work on her senior exhibit
Printmaking with Professor Mercedes Teixido
Printmaking with Professor Mercedes Teixido

What You’ll Study

    • Courses in specific disciplines and techniques
    • Two courses in art history
    • Develop your artwork in advanced seminars
    • Create and exhibit your own body of work

     

35K
Our Studio Art Hall has 35,000 square feet of creative and classroom space.

Creating at Pomona

Traveling down the Los Angeles River in a cardboard boat, Gustafson’s project addressed themes of motion, futility and the imagined ideal.

The Function of Failure: Nissa Gustafson ’15

Traveling down the Los Angeles River in a cardboard boat, Gustafson’s project addressed themes of motion, futility and the imagined ideal.

Painting by Sei-kashe M'pfunya

Enlightening Notions of Religion: Resurrection of the Narrative of Self

Stemming from her own religious cognitive dissonance, in three works Sei-kashe M’pfunya ‘21 breaks down what is meant by the self and the self-narrative as a means to heal and grow.

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Sei-kashe M'pfunya Headshot
Sei-kashe M’pfunya ‘21

Art lets me realize and visualize the complexities and the nature of what it means to be a human being in a non-linear timeline.

Faculty & Teaching

Our professors have exhibited around the world to critical acclaim. Their works range from photography and public art pieces to sculptural installations, performance, computer art and conceptual drawings. They will offer you a unique mentorship experience as you engage with your own artistic process and practice.