Santa Fe Art Institute’s mission is to cultivate creative leadership, and to invest in community, culture, and place to reimagine a more equitable world. SFAI supports over 70 artists, activists, and creative practitioners annually through residencies, workshops, civic engagement, and innovative public events. Santa Fe Art Institute’s core program which informs all of its satellite activities is its International Thematic Residency. Organized into two-year cycles that revolve around social justice themes, it invites up to 80 artists per cycle to come to Santa Fe for periods of one to three months to pursue collaborative, interdisciplinary projects. SFAI encourages conversation– both formal and informal – between artists and members of the communities they are researching, and helps artists to produce collaborative projects that are respectful of all participants.
Andy Warhol graduates from the Carnegie Technical Institute (now Carnegie Mellon University) with a degree in Pictorial Design.