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Yetti

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About Yetti

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  • Location
    San Francisco
  • Application Season
    2017 Fall
  • Program
    Sculpture
  1. They were in Dogpatch previously, talk about a hike. North Beach to the Marina is pretty close.
  2. I know both of these programs well. I prefer SFAI, given the smaller size and very strong network of alumni that seem to be running the emerging scene in SF. The work is a bit more intellectual than CCA, which is a mixed bag. The campus is also ridiculously beautiful and the grad studios are moving into Fort Mason into a big warehouse pier that juts into the bay. The programs are comparable, and the alumni tend to exhibit and mix well together in the end. I would try to see which one offers the best scholarship, and which neighborhood would be more affordable. Most SFAI students (who aren't supremely wealthy) live in the Tenderloin, which is still gritty, but becoming hip very fast.
  3. Go to Calarts. Its got a better reputation than CCA and LA has so more of a dynamic art scene than SF. Also, the average 1 bedroom in SF is $3500 a month............its rough.
  4. Y'all, if I died tomorrow, Imma haunt this realm until I hear back from Columbia. For Real.
  5. Sure thing, tylereash.com Best, Tyler
  6. So, I interviewed at Yale for sculpture. They ask you to do a formal presentation of your work to the students and faculty. I was not flustered, I spoke from the heart and hip about my practice. However, they took issue with me not having an arts degree. A faculty member had stated that my work was too emotional to critique, and that the work I presented containing my brother's ashes (though absolutely relevant to my research about "performative objects", and the feature of an entire conceptual exhibition) was a faux pas. I had gotten rejected from Yale. I interviewed at Columbia. I have not heard anything, and I realize that if I were to gain acceptance, I'd likely be a second or third choice after other artists have passed due to their high tuition. I had been conversing with faculty at UCLA and I had current grad students advocating on my behalf. I had gotten a rejection without even an interview. I know we all understand this sentiment; of feeling yourself and your practice under repetitive scrutiny and valuation, only to be confronted with the hard realization that some people have the ability to prevent you from moving forward. I had expected nothing as a self taught artist, then my morale was so high from the offer of interviews at these schools. I had thought, "finally, my god, thank you." Visions of vast studios and dynamic conversation of art critiques quickly populated my mind. I am an idealist, and as such I am consistently let down. The rejection had me reeling in self doubt, without any touchstone to regain my faith in the art world. How am I to function if my work is too emotional to critique? How am I to move forward from this? Truthfully, I have always done my best by proving people wrong. I realize that you should never ask permission for what others do not own. Your art is your's, your intention should be sincerely your own. If your work is not compatible with a program, that does not make it irrelevant, it simply means its different. I had an interview at Goldsmiths this morning, a radical mfa program that had seemed like a wildcard in my applications. I had spoke from the heart and the hip about my work. I was immediately granted admission. Every thing that these ivy leagues took issue with, they appreciated. Grad school is dating and you should find someone who loves you back.
  7. Just wondering, how was the interview experience for you? I felt like mine went really well, but they do a good job of keeping a poker face. I ate an entire funfetti cake yesterday because I've been so anxious.
  8. I did mine on Tuesday Feb 28
  9. I was basically introduced to art through the SFAI MFA crew. I'm friends with all of them. I have answers if you got questions. BTW SF is stupid beautiful but stupid expensive. It's rough to stay afloat here financially.
  10. After meeting the faculty, grad students, and viewing the facilities I was soooo excited about the opportunity. Those grad students just seemed so content (good sign) and were genuinely good people. The interview was way more focused than others. They are definitely making efforts to figure out you and your work. I appreciated that. Would be doing backflips if I get in.
  11. Hey all I've been lurking for a second, but my anxiety has reached a point where I'm eager for answers. I interviewed for Columbia and Yale for sculpture but I have yet to get any notice in regards to acceptance. I've been on the edge of my seat all week because I would be ecstatic to attend Yale. I've been waiting to exhale and have put every aspect of my life in a financial/emotional limbo for this process. Skype Interview at Goldsmiths upcoming and I haven't heard aaaaaanything from UCLA.
  12. I am, for sculpture, but I see Poodle Doodle has received an acceptance already. I haven't heard anything.