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MFA Alum Ana Vizcarra Rankin '12 Speaks to Camera on her Work in the PAFA Museum Exhibition "Taking Space"

Artist Ana Vizcarra Rankin graduated from the Master of Fine Art program in 2012. She received the Judith McGregor Caldwell Purchase Prize at the Annual Student Exhibition in May 2012 for her work Global Optimization Diagram. The painting is on view at the museum in “Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale.“

Page image: “Taking Space” installation view with, from left to right, Ellen Harvey "Mirror" ; Ana Mendieta "Untitled"; Ana Vizcarra Rankin "Global Optimization Diagram."


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Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is America's first school and museum of fine arts. A recipient of the National Medal of Arts, PAFA offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts, innovative exhibitions of historic and contemporary American art, and a world-class collection of American art. PAFA’s esteemed alumni include Mary Cassatt, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Thomas Eakins, William Glackens, Barkley L. Hendricks, Violet Oakley, Louis Kahn, David Lynch, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.