Art Criticism and Writing | MFA Program

Our Faculty:

Phong Bui

Phong Bui,

Artist and editor

Phong Bui is an artist and the co-founder, editor and publisher of the monthly journal The Brooklyn Rail and The Brooklyn Rail/ Black Square Editions press, as well as the host/producer of Off the Rail on Art International Radio. From 2007 to 2009 he was a curatorial advisor at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center/Museum of Modern Art, and is currently a member of the Artists Advisory Committee of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation and the International Association of Art Critics, United States Section (AICA/USA). As a visual artist, his numerous installations have won the Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Eric Isenbeurger Annual Prize for Installation from the National Academy Museum (2003).

  • New York Studio School of Painting, Drawing & Sculpture, NY, NY Post Graduate/ Independent Study with Nicolas Carone
  • University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA Bachelor of Fine Arts
Teaching experience includes:
  • Columbia University, Graduate School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, Visiting Senior Critic
  • Rhode Island School of Design,  Graduate School of Visual Arts, RI, Visiting Senior Critic
  • Graduate School of Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, NY Visiting Senior Critic
  • Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Visiting Critic
  • Cooper Union – Architecture School, New York, NY Visiting Critic
Contributing editor:
  • Publisher, Editor of monthly journal The Brooklyn Rail and publishing press The Brooklyn Rail/Black Square Editions
Other publications:
  • The Brooklyn Rail
  • Matador
  • P.S.1 Newspaper
  • Perceval Press
  • Art and Auction
Awards and honors:
  • Honoree of Nurture Art’s 2009 Award, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York
  • On Ron Gorchov, Robert Storr, David Levi Strauss, John Yau, Phong Bui, The Brooklyn Rail/Black Square
  • On the New York – Hawley Bus, A Poetry Book with Raphaël Rubinstein, Collectif Génération

The Brooklyn Rail

  • Phong Bui, Leslie Heller Gallery, New York, NY
  • New Installation, Sideshow, Brooklyn, NY
  • An installation for Tatlin, Four 1/2 Projects, Brooklyn, NY
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