Sanjit Sethi, Director
“I’m excited to see how work that we do at the Corcoran can transform the way we use creativity as a major driver for understanding communities and working to address pressing critical issues that we see around us.”
– Sanjit Sethi, Director
BFA Fine Art, 2010
Illustrator/Artist, Washington, D.C.
During my time as a student at the Corcoran, I sought out a variety of internships and found some really great organizations and galleries to work with, due inpart to the guidance I received from the Career Center.
Since graduation, Christopher Cunetto has become an integral member of the blossoming D.C. art scene. For starters, he is a co-founder of Boys Be Good, an artist collective that has gained notice for its cutting-edge shows. He regularly exhibits his work in galleries around town and he does illustrations for The Washington Post, among other publications. He even finds time to manage the artist membership program for Washington Project for the Arts as it opens its new home on U Street in 2015.
BFA Photojournalism, 2007
Photographer for Ai Wei Wei Studio, Beijing, China
Because classes are so small, you can have access to any teacher you want, even if they are not in your program.
Eric Powell has carved out his own niche in the photography business in Beijing. As an in-studio photographer for the internationally renowned artist Ai Wei Wei, Eric has traveled to New York and Venice to record the artist's installations and has aided in the production of mural-size digital images on behalf of the artist. He also puts his skills to work for magazine assignments, most frequently photographing portraits of art-world personalities. In addition, Eric is a contributing photographer for Getty Images and collaborates on photographic projects with the sculptor Not Vital.
BFA Fine Art, 2005
Hip Hop Artist and Designer, Los Angeles, CA
Through my years at the Corcoran, I learned that not everyone's going to 'get' the work, and that's okay.
Originally a self-taught artist in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, Gary Lockwood (a.k.a. Freehand Profit) moved to Los Angeles after completing a BFA in Fine Art from the Corcoran. Once on the West Coast, he built his career at the intersection of art, fashion, design and hip-hop. On his website, visitors can buy screen-printed tees, posters and Gary's signature artwork: nonfunctional gas masks constructed from trendy sneakers. The sneaker gas-mask sculptures started in 2010, after Gary embarked on MASK365, an ambitious, self-assigned project to create one mask every day for an entire year. He credits the Corcoran's BFA curriculum with giving him the inspiration.
The Flagg Building, an integral part of the Corcoran School's history, is currently undergoing a multi-year, multi-phase renovation.
Graduates of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design and alumni of the Corcoran College are invited to become engaged members of the vibrant GW alumni community.
Gifts to the Corcoran School support faculty and student artwork, Corcoran legacy exhibits, graduate fellowships and academic enrichment activities, such as guest speakers, visiting artists and symposia.