VCS faculty member Jeff Edwards quoted in “4 Tips for Writing a Good Artist Statement” on Artsy

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 in Faculty, Interviews | No Comments
VCS faculty member Jeff Edwards quoted in “4 Tips for Writing a Good Artist Statement” on Artsy

  On Monday, Artsy published the article “4 Tips for Writing a Good Artist Statement,” which includes advice from Jennifer Liese, director of the Rhode Island School of Design’s Center for Arts & Language, and writer and critic Jeff Edwards. Jeff teaches three classes in the VCS program, including the second semester of the foundation […]

Shannon Broder featured in a video and profile article on House Beautiful

Shannon Broder featured in a video and profile article on House Beautiful

VCS faculty member (and 2011 alumna) Shannon Broder and her business Broderpress were the subject of a profile last week in House Beautiful. The article and video discuss Shannon’s career as a silkscreen printer, and the Broderpress line of screenprinted animal pillows. Here’s a brief excerpt: From the start of her time at the School […]

New on YouTube – Whitney Stories: Shellyne Rodriguez on Ja’Tovia Gary

New on YouTube – Whitney Stories: Shellyne Rodriguez on Ja’Tovia Gary

The Whitney Museum’s YouTube channel recently posted “An Incomplete History of Protest,” a new video featuring VCS faculty member Shellyne Rodriguez. I highly recommend it. Here’s the museum’s description, followed by the video:   Whitney Stories: Shellyne Rodriguez on Ja’Tovia Gary Artist and activist Shellyne Rodriguez responds to Ja’Tovia Gary’s film An Ecstatic Experience and […]

Oona Tempest featured in last week’s issue of Crain’s New York Business

Oona Tempest featured in last week’s issue of Crain’s New York Business

  VCS alumna Oona Tempest was just featured in in last week’s issue of  Crain’s New York Business. The interview covers Oona’s thoughts on training to become a sushi chef, being one of only a handful of female chefs in the industry, her current gig working with David Bouhadana at a sushi bar at the Jue […]

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. […]

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