Visual & Critical Studies

A Multidisciplinary BFA Studio Program

Catching up with Andrea Garcia Vasquez

Catching up with Andrea Garcia Vasquez

Today’s post presents an update on 2014 VCS alumna Andrea Garcia Vasquez. After graduating from the program in 2014, Andrea went on to a five-month VCS-sponsored residency at the Leipzig International Art Program, which began in January 2015. Andrea sent us a few comments on what she’s been up to since the residency, along with […]

A profile of REALSPACE, a recently launched photo/video/VR studio founded by Olivia Obin and Tenshi Fan

Posted by on Aug 12, 2017 in Alumni News, VCS Alumni | No Comments
A profile of REALSPACE, a recently launched photo/video/VR studio founded by Olivia Obin and Tenshi Fan

Today’s post is the first entry in a late-summer series that will focus on a few of our alumni and what they’ve been up to since they graduated from VCS. First up is a profile of REALSPACE, a multi-service photo, video, and virtual reality studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn founded by 2010 VCS alumna Tenshi Fan […]

Opening this Thursday, August 3rd from 6 to 9 pm – Poster Show at 29 Ludlow, hosted by Romke Hoogwaerts and Rubber Factory

Opening this Thursday, August 3rd from 6 to 9 pm – Poster Show at 29 Ludlow, hosted by Romke Hoogwaerts and Rubber Factory

Here’s announcement from VCS alumnus Romke Hoogwaerts, co-founder of Mossless magazine:   Romke Hoogwaerts and our friends at Rubber Factory are hosting a Poster Show, opening this Thursday, including a special performance by photographer Nathan Bajar. Facebook event See you there? A small bit of Mossless news — the store page has been downgraded, since we are […]

Images from Jonathas Nazareth’s upcoming exhibition Land, opening August 3rd in the Flatiron Project Space

Images from Jonathas Nazareth’s upcoming exhibition Land, opening August 3rd in the Flatiron Project Space

In advance of his upcoming solo exhibition Land, VCS alumnus Jonathas Nazareth has sent us images of four of the paintings that will be on display. Here they are, followed by the exhibition announcement. Land will open in the Flatiron Project Space this Thursday, August 3rd, with a reception and artist’s talk scheduled for Tuesday […]

An article in She Shreds Magazine on “Spool,” the new video from Natasha Jabobs’s band Thelma

An article in She Shreds Magazine on “Spool,” the new video from Natasha Jabobs’s band Thelma

She Shreds Maggazine recently published an article by Amanda Silberling about the new video for the song “Spool” from VCS alumna Natasha Jacobs’s band Thelma. Here is an excerpt from the article’s opening paragraphs: The best way to describe “Spool” is by starting at its end: the song off of Thelma’s debut self-titled album finishes […]

Announcing a Kickstarter for Dripkit: Portable Pour Over Coffee, designed by Ilana Kruger and Kara Cohen

Posted by on Jul 22, 2017 in Alumni News, Other, VCS Alumni | No Comments
Announcing a Kickstarter for Dripkit: Portable Pour Over Coffee, designed by Ilana Kruger and Kara Cohen

  Today’s post features a recently launched Kickstarter campaign for Dripkit, a portable one-cup coffee brewing system designed by 2013 VCS alumna Ilana Kruger and her collaborator Kara Cohen. The campaign’s website describes the Dripkit system as follows (all images via Kickstarter):   Dripkit: Portable Pour Over Coffee Dripkit is the pocket-sized pour over you’ve […]

This Friday, July 21st at 8 pm – a performance by Julia Santoli and Cynthia Chang in Brooklyn, as part of “Just Situations: A Performative Convention”

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Alumni News, Events, Performance, VCS Alumni | No Comments
This Friday, July 21st at 8 pm – a performance by Julia Santoli and Cynthia Chang in Brooklyn, as part of “Just Situations: A Performative Convention”

Tomorrow evening (Friday the 21st), VCS 2015 alumna Julia Santoli will be performing at Grace Exhibition Space as part of  the Just Situations festival and conference in Brooklyn. Here’s a brief comment she sent us: This Friday I will be presenting a collaboration with artist Cynthia Chang  at Grace Exhibition Space for the Brooklyn International Performance […]

A Gothamist interview with Oona Tempest on her work as a sushi chef and her recently launched restaurant Sushi By Bae

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Alumni News, Interviews, Other, VCS Alumni | No Comments
A Gothamist interview with Oona Tempest on her work as a sushi chef and her recently launched restaurant Sushi By Bae

On Monday, Gothamist published a profile of 2014 VCS alumna Oona Tempest and her recently launched Manhattan restaurant Sushi By Bae. In the piece, Oona discusses her three-year apprenticeship with Toshio Oguma at Tanoshi Sushi; her thoughts about being one of the few female sushi chefs in New York (and in the sushi industry as a whole); […]

An interview with Emily Weiner about her current exhibition with Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir and Theresa Himmer in Iceland

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Exhibitions, Faculty, Interviews | No Comments
An interview with Emily Weiner about her current exhibition with Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir and Theresa Himmer in Iceland

SVA’s Features blog recently published an interview with VCS faculty member Emily Weiner about her current three-person exhibition with Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir and Theresa Himmer in Iceland. Here are two excerpts that provide some background information about the show. — “The In, With and Between Us” opened in early June at Gerðarsafn, a modern and contemporary […]

Waves To Live By, curated by Conner Calhoun and featuring works from five VCS alumni, opening tomorrow at Lump in Raleigh, NC

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Alumni News, Exhibitions, VCS Alumni | No Comments
Waves To Live By, curated by Conner Calhoun and featuring works from five VCS alumni, opening tomorrow at Lump in Raleigh, NC

Tomorrow evening, Lump gallery in Raleigh, North Carolina will host the opening reception for WAVES TO LIVE BY, a group exhibition curated by VCS alumnus Conner Calhoun featuring works from 11 artists, including VCS alumnae Julia Santoli, Rachel Zaretsky, Jinhee Qwak, Harris Bauer, and Julia Stoddard. Here’s the gallery’s show announcement, including a brief statement […]

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