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Room still available in SVA’s Bio Art Summer Residency program

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 in Other, Art education, Residencies | No Comments
Room still available in SVA’s Bio Art Summer Residency program

There are still several spots still available in this summer’s Bio Art Residency at SVA, which will be led by BFA Fine Arts Department Chair Suzanne Anker and marine biologist Joseph DeGiorgis. Here’s more about the program from Suzanne Anker’s website; you can also find images of works from past residency alumni at bioart.sva.edu, and […]

Raina Briggs awarded the 2016 VCS Derby Scholarship Award during last weekend’s SVA Accepted Students Day

Raina Briggs awarded the 2016 VCS Derby Scholarship Award during last weekend’s SVA Accepted Students Day

Last Saturday during this year’s Accepted Students Day, VCS Department Chair Tom Huhn announced the recipient of the 2016 VCS Derby Scholarship Award. The winning submission for this year’s contest (shown above) was made by Raina Briggs, who will receive a $10,000 award towards her tuition for the upcoming 2016/2017 academic year. Congratulations, Raina! Here’s […]

This Tuesday, April 12th at 7 pm – Kara Rooney in “Bad Girls and Brooklynites: The Review Panel” at the Brooklyn Public Library

Tomorrow (Tuesday the 12th) at 7 pm, VCS faculty member Kara Rooney will take part in “Bad Girls and Brooklynites: The Review Panel” at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Dweck Cultural Center. Here’s a little about the event from a recent listing on artcritical.com: Three Brooklyn-based critics join David Cohen at the podium April 12 for […]

Maggie Dunlap in the solo show “Variations on a Theme,” this month at Southside Gallery in Oxford, Mississippi

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016 in Exhibitions, VCS Students | No Comments
Maggie Dunlap in the solo show “Variations on a Theme,” this month at Southside Gallery in Oxford, Mississippi

Works by VCS student Maggie Dunlap are now on display in the solo show Variations on a Theme, one of four concurrent exhibitions at at Southside Gallery in Oxford, Mississippi. Also up is Shifting Perspectives, a group show curated by Maggie and featuring three recent lace works by VCS faculty member Amy Wilson. Here’s the […]

This Monday, April 11th at 6:30 pm: VCS Presents Sheroes – Henrietta Mantooth, Joan Snyder, Betty Tompkins

This Monday, April 11th at 6:30 pm: VCS Presents Sheroes – Henrietta Mantooth, Joan Snyder, Betty Tompkins

SHEROES SHE HERO EROS Henrietta Mantooth, Joan Snyder, Betty Tompkins Location: School of Visual Arts, 133 West 21st Street, room 101c Monday, April 11, 6:30 PM BFA Visual & Critical Studies is pleased to present a panel discussion on the works and careers of artists Henrietta Mantooth, Joan Snyder and Betty Tompkins. Perseverance, sexism, censorship, career […]

An open call for “Matter of Fact,” a found-object show to take place during the VCS Open Studios on April 29th

An open call for “Matter of Fact,” a found-object show to take place during the VCS Open Studios on April 29th

VCS student Ben RY has put out a call for submissions for “Matter of Fact,” a group exhibition of found objects set to take place during the VCS open studios on April 29th. The show is open to all non-senior students and faculty, including people from SVA departments outside the Visual & Critical Studies program. […]

Announcing Amy Wilson’s VCS watercolor workshop, Fridays 6-9 pm, April 8, 15, and 22

Dear VCS Students, Come take a free mini-course and learn all the basics of watercolor! The class will go through all the steps of watercolor application and color theory, moving on quickly to working from life and reproduction. The skills learned in this workshop will also be helpful if you want to improve your use […]

Just posted: a new video of our recent Art in the First Person lecture Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs

Just posted: a new video of our recent Art in the First Person lecture Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs

A video of our recent Art in the First Person lecture The Great Age of the Seljuqs – A Conversation with Dr. Deniz Beyazit is now available online. You can find it at its permanent home in the VCS website’s event listing, on our Vimeo page, and right here:

Jessica Kennedy accepted into the MPS Art Therapy program at SVA

Posted by on Mar 26, 2016 in VCS Students, Art education | No Comments

We recently learned that VCS senior Jessica Kennedy has been accepted into SVA’s Master of Professional Studies Art Therapy program, which she will enter at the beginning of the 2016-2017 academic year. Here’s a short text that Jessica wrote for us about herself and her decision to pursue a career in art therapy: As a […]

Announcing a new VCS course for Fall 2016 – Digital Performance: New Media Meets Performance Art, taught by Ofri Cnaani

Announcing a new VCS course for Fall 2016 – Digital Performance: New Media Meets Performance Art, taught by Ofri Cnaani

This fall, the VCS Department is adding a new Digital Performance course taught by artist Ofri Cnaani to our curriculum. Here’s the course description from the SVA 2016-2017 Registration Book: AHD-2326-A Digital Performance: New Media Meets Performance Art Thursday 12:00-2:50 Fall semester: 3 art history credits Instructor: O. Cnaani In this course we will explore the […]

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