Visual & Critical Studies

A Multidisciplinary BFA Studio Program

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 […]

Announcing the 2017 Leipzig International Art Program awardees

Announcing the 2017 Leipzig International Art Program awardees

Visual & Critical Studies is very happy to announce the awardees of the 2017 Leipzig International Art Program (http://www.liap.eu/).  The scholarship winners were chosen by a committee of VCS faculty from a pool of very strong applicants. Margo Greb and Cassidy Clingman have each has been awarded 6-month residencies in Leipzig, Germany.  Please join me in congratulating them. […]

Images from last semester’s Honors trip to Peru

Images from last semester’s Honors trip to Peru

In addition to serving as chair of the Visual & Critical Studies and Art History Departments at SVA, Tom Huhn is also the coordinator for the school’s Honors Program, an interdisciplinary undergraduate program open to incoming freshmen in Advertising, Animation, Cartooning, Computer Art, Design, Film, Fine Arts, Illustration, and Photography and Video. The Honors Program […]

Morgan King in “Westside Exposure: Whitney Staff Art Show” at the Westbeth gallery, opening this Thursday evening

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Alumni News, Events, Exhibitions, VCS Alumni | No Comments
Morgan King in “Westside Exposure: Whitney Staff Art Show” at the Westbeth gallery, opening this Thursday evening

VCS alumna Morgan King sent us the following announcement about show she’s in that’s opening later this week: I’m really excited to be a part of a group show with other staff from the Whitney Museum. I’ll be showing my video titled MOVING A WAY (pictured below).  The opening is this Thursday, June 22 from […]

More artworks from Amy Wilson’s foundation drawing class

More artworks from Amy Wilson’s foundation drawing class

Here’s the second half of our two-part series featuring student works from Amy Wilson’s spring 2017 session of Drawing II (FID-1135). The images below are taken from the narrative project, in which each student was instructed to interview someone and create ten drawings based on that person’s life story. As with the alphabet project that […]

Images of student works from Amy Wilson’s foundation drawing class (part 1)

Images of student works from Amy Wilson’s foundation drawing class (part 1)

The next two posts feature images of student works from Amy Wilson’s spring 2017 session of Drawing II (FID-1135), the second half a first-year foundation course that explores “drawing as an act of producing independent works of art and as a preparatory process in organizing a finished work.” The pieces were created in response to […]

Images and videos from the 2017 Commencement Exercises are now available on the SVA website

Images and videos from the 2017 Commencement Exercises are now available on the SVA website

The SVA website has posted images from last month’s Commencement Exercises at Radio City Music Hall. You can find a gallery of the Visual & Critical Studies seniors receiving their diplomas here, and watch a full video of the ceremonies here. For a recap of the 2017 commencement exercises, check out this post on the […]

A full video of the panel discussion “Erasure by Exclusion: How Art Schools and Institutions Uphold White Supremacy” is now online

A full video of the panel discussion “Erasure by Exclusion: How Art Schools and Institutions Uphold White Supremacy” is now online

A video of last semester’s panel discussion “Erasure by Exclusion: How Art Schools and Institutions Uphold White Supremacy” is now available to view online. Here it is, along with a repost of the original panel description and participant bios: – – Erasure by Exclusion: How Art Schools and Institutions Uphold White Supremacy Wednesday, March 29 […]

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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