Another piece of Amy Wilson’s NJ political fiber art makes the news

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in Faculty, Interviews, Press | No Comments
Another piece of Amy Wilson’s NJ political fiber art makes the news

Faculty member Amy Wilson’s politically oriented fiber art is in the news again this week. Via Terrence T. McDonald at The Jeresy Journal: The now-infamous words uttered by U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez after his corruption case ended in a mistrial last month have inspired the holiday season’s must-have gift for New Jersey political mavens. Menendez’s warning […]

An interview with JinHee Kwak on Wild Flower

Posted by on Aug 29, 2017 in Alumni News, Interviews, VCS Alumni | No Comments
An interview with JinHee Kwak on Wild Flower

                      (via Wild Flower / screnshot) The website Wild Flower recently published an interview with VCS alumna JinHee Kwak about her work as a fiber artist, her exploration of sexuality in her work, her thoughts on the representation of women (and particularly queer POC women) in the media, and more. VCS faculty member Amy Wilson […]

Suzanne Joelson and Gary Stephan featured in the latest installment of Hyperallergic’s “Beer with a Painter” series

Posted by on Aug 27, 2017 in Faculty, Interviews, Profiles | No Comments
Suzanne Joelson and Gary Stephan featured in the latest installment of Hyperallergic’s “Beer with a Painter” series

VCS faculty member Suzanne Joelson and painter Gary Stephan are the subjects of the latest interview in Hyperallergic’s “Beer with a Painter” series. The piece covers a wide range of topics, including the couple’s respective studio practices, their thoughts about their work, and how they met. Here’s an excerpt from writer Jennifer Samet’s introduction to […]

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 […]

VCS alumna Lily Maslanka talks with SVA Features about her recent project “The Rise and Fall of Masculinity” and her time here at SVA

VCS alumna Lily Maslanka talks with SVA Features about her recent project “The Rise and Fall of Masculinity” and her time here at SVA

  A new interview with 2017 VCS graduate Lily Maslanka was posted to the SVA website’s front page just a few days ago. In the interview, Lily discusses her recent armor-based body of work and the different notions of masculinity that it explores, and also talks about the VCS program and her time at SVA. […]

An interview with Conner Calhoun on his art practice, Medieval elements in his work, and recent developments in his career

An interview with Conner Calhoun on his art practice, Medieval elements in his work, and recent developments in his career

  An interview with 2015 VCS alumnus Connor Calhoun was published earlier this week on ArtsNow, a site dedicated to news about visual and performing arts in North Carolina’s Triangle region. In the interview, Calhoun talks about his use of Medieval-style imagery in his work, his participation in the group exhibition Submerged at The Mahler […]

Steve DeFrank on humor in art: a new interview on Romanov Grave

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Faculty, Interviews | No Comments
Steve DeFrank on humor in art: a new interview on Romanov Grave

An illustrated interview with VCS faculty member Steve DeFrank was posted late last week on the art site Romanov Grave. In the post, he responds to the question “Is humor valid in artwork?” Here are a couple brief excerpts: “Why is it hard for some people to take humor seriously? Scholars and critics are reluctant […]

A new interview with Emily Weiner on Matter of Hand

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Faculty, Images, Interviews, Profiles | No Comments
A new interview with Emily Weiner on Matter of Hand

A new interview with artist and VCS faculty member Emily Weiner was posted earlier this week on Matter of Hand, an art-practice website that describes its mission as follows: – Often one views a work of art in its final form, isolated from the process of its creation. Matter of Hand seeks to integrate the […]

An interview with Jennifer D’Arbenzio on the Erica Tanov website

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Alumni News, Interviews, VCS Alumni | No Comments
An interview with Jennifer D’Arbenzio on the Erica Tanov website

VCS alumna Jennifer D’Arbenzio was profiled earlier this month in an interview on the Erica Tanov website, which also carries some of her ceramic work. Here’s the site’s introduction to Jen and her ceramics: Jennifer D’Arbenzio is a ceramicist based out of Brooklyn, New York. We fell in love with the way Jennifer re-imagines the […]

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