Join Root Division this March for MFA Revisited; a re-working of our classic biennial MFA Now exhibition. Through this exhibition we aim to provide space and bolster support for the work and growth of 18 artists who graduated from their MFA programs in 2020. Throughout its history, MFA Now has sought to showcase work produced by Bay Area MFA candidates as a way to promote and archive current art-making practices and models. This year is different of course, and our seventh iteration of the show finds us adapting to changing times. With an international pandemic collapsing the final year of learning for many MFA students, thesis exhibitions sequestered online, the re-imagining of arts institutions, and increased unsteadiness within academic spaces—we are presenting MFA Revisited.

Juried by Aay Preston-Myint, the exhibition features a dynamic survey of interdisciplinary works, as well as the promotion of each artist applicant through a comprehensive Archive Catalogue Project. We hope you will join us in celebrating this class of 2020.


The MFA Revisited Archive is an inclusive publication of all eligible 2020 MFA graduates set to be released in March 2021. All artists who submit to the MFA Revisited exhibition will be featured in this archive. The book includes a full page dedicated to each contributing MFA graduate and a compilation of essays by faculty, Root Division staff, and the exhibition juror. The archive serves to navigate the contemporary moment in Bay Area MFA programs and to find connections between artists and institutions – even in the midst of a turbulent year.


Aay Preston-Myint

(Headlands Center for the Arts)

Exhibition Dates

March 10 – 27, 2021
By appointment:

Second Saturday Reception

March 13, 2021, 6-8pm

Exhibiting artists

Margot Becker
Luis Casas
Calum Craik
Jillian Crochet

Brenda Gonzalez
Santino Gonzales
Nathan Kosta
Collin McEachran

Jeff Maylath
Shara Mays
Alana Rios
Stuart Robertson

Anna Sidana
Christopher Williams*
Lena Wright
Jane Yuan

* Root Division Studio Artist

“MFA REVISTED” will be on view from March 10 – March 27, 2021.
Email us at to schedule an appointment.

2nd Saturday Openings:
Saturday, March 13, 2021 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm  |  Opening reception

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