Visual & Critical Studies

A Multidisciplinary BFA Studio Program

Shellyne Rodriguez featured in a recent interview on the MoMA learning blog

VCS alumna Shellyne Rodriguez is one of two artists featured in “Moving Through the Migration Series,” a recently published interview on the MoMA Learning blog. The post presents a discussion between MoMA Associate Educator for Teen and Community Programs Calder Zwicky, Kerry Downey, and Shellyne about their experiences leading tours through the current exhibition “One-Way […]

This Friday (June 27th): Either Way I’m Celebrating

Here’s an announcement from recent VCS graduates Harris Bauer and Rachel Zaretsky about a group exhibition they’re presenting this Friday evening. — Hi there! For the past year and a half we (Harris Bauer, Lucia Sanchez, and Rachel Zaretsky) have run Hosting Projects: an alternative weekend residency in the Lower East Side, where artists have […]

Presenting a teaser for “The Accidental Pursuit of The Stateless” by Elektra KB

Here’s an announcement from VCS alumna Elektra KB about a piece she’s preparing for an upcoming solo show in New York: I am excited to share with you the teaser for: “The Accidental Pursuit of The Stateless”. An upcoming Elektra KB short film opening on September 10th in the occasion of my solo show on […]

This Friday, June 19th at 7:30 pm: Julia Santoli performs SEREY at Flux Factory as part of STROBE Network

Here’s an announcement from VCS alumna Julia Santoli about an upcoming performance of her piece SEREY that will take place this Friday evening in Long Island City: I will be doing something at Flux Factory in LIC on June 19th. Doors are at 6:30, I perform at 7pm, and there will also be performances, installations, […]

Presenting the JC West Side Billboard by Santiago Demecio Chavez

Today’s post features a new public art project organized by VCS faculty member Amy Wilson in Jersey City’s West Side district. The project’s inaugural entry is a mural located at 760 West Side Avenue by VCS student Santiago Demecio Chavez, sponsored by the JC West Side Community Alliance (WSCA) with Ando West Indian & African […]

William Patterson in this weekend’s Bushwick Open Studios

This weekend, VCS alumnus William Patterson will have works on display at two locations during the Bushwick Open Studios. Here’s some information that he forwarded to us: You are cordially invited to my studio this weekend as I will be participating in Bushwick Open Studios for my second consecutive year! My most recent body of […]

This weekend (June 6-7): “On Taking Photographs,” curated by Rachel Zaretsky

Recent VCS graduate Rachel Zaretsky has contacted us with news that she’s curated a two-day exhibition set to coincide with this weekend’s Bushwick Open Studios. The three-person show includes work by VCS alumna Julia Santoli and artists David Johnson and Lucia Del Sanchez. Here are the details: On Taking Photographs: David Johnson Lucia Del Sanchez […]

Opening Tuesday in the VCS Gallery: Amarcord, curated by Peter Hristoff

June 2-June 25, 2015 Reception: Tuesday, June 2, 6:00-8:00 PM   It was an experience that to this day still unravels itself to me. Sometimes I see it in my paintings or drawings, a certain predilection towards a specific shape, or form. Sometimes it’s when I choose to stand up at a Starbucks counter to […]

An essay by VCS Department Chair Tom Huhn in Vision Anew, from UC Press

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Faculty, Faculty Writings | No Comments

We are happy to announce that Tom Huhn, the Chair of Visual & Critical Studies, has contributed an essay on the fate of photography to the new collection of essays on the lens and screen arts. (See below for more information on the book.) The following description of Vision Anew is quoted from the University […]

Opening this Thursday: “Cuts Noon Light” at Brian Morris Gallery, featuring work by Kara Rooney

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Exhibitions, Faculty | No Comments

  This Thursday, May 21st from 7 to 9 pm, Brian Morris Gallery will hold the opening reception for the three-person exhibition “Cuts Noon Light,” featuring artworks by VCS faculty member Kara Rooney and artists Steel Stillman, and Andrew Ginzel. The following excerpt from the gallery’s press release provides this overview of the show and […]

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