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PAFA Appoints Clint Jukkala New Chair of Graduate Programs
PHILADELPHIA (September 10, 2013) – Artist and administrator Clint Jukkala has been selected as the new Chair of PAFA’s Graduate Programs. Professor Jukkala comes to PAFA from the Yale University School of Art, where he served as Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Yale School of Art. He previously served as the Yale School of Art Graduate Coordinator.
“Clint joins the Graduate Programs department at an important time in its development,” says Jeffrey Carr, Dean of the School of Fine Arts. “He and the Graduate Faculty Committee will be working together on new programming, scheduling and marketing initiatives to make a great program even better.”
Jukkala received a BFA from the University of Washington and an MFA from Yale University School of Art. His work has been shown at Bravin Lee Programs and Feature Inc. in New York, The deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA, and Fred Giampietro Gallery in New Haven, CT. In 2010 Jukkala's work was featured in a two-person exhibition with PAFA alumnus Mia Rosenthal (MFA, 2008) at Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Philadelphia.
“I'm very excited to be part of the PAFA team as the new Chair of Graduate Programs,” says Jukkala. “Both the MFA and Post-Baccalaureate programs are running strong, with thanks to Dan Miller and Michael Moore who have been at the helm since their inception. I'm eager to take on this new role and work with the faculty, students and administration to continue the school's great traditions, while looking forward and finding ways we can enhance and develop our graduate programs for the future.”
Chair of Graduate Programs Dan Miller and Chair of Post-Baccalaureate Programs Michael Moore have both stepped down as Chairs in the Graduate Programs Department. Both Miller and Moore are returning to the faculty at PAFA.
Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is America's first school of fine arts and museum. A recipient of the 2005 National Medal of Arts presented by the President of the United States, PAFA is a recognized leader in fine arts education. Nearly every major American artist has taught, studied, or exhibited at the Academy. The institution's world-class collection of American art continues to grow and provides what only a few other art institutions in the world offer: the rare combination of an outstanding museum and an extraordinary faculty known for its commitment to students and for the stature and quality of its artistic work.