Visual & Critical Studies

A Multidisciplinary BFA Studio Program

Welcome back!

With the start of a new academic year, we’d like to offer a warm welcome all of you who are new to the Visual & Critical Studies Program, and welcome back our returning students, faculty, and everyone else in the VCS community. Although this semester is bound to be fairly different due to our temporary […]

Catskill Art Society presents a solo exhibition by Suzanne Joelson, on view August 29-October 25, 2020 at CAS Arts Center in Manor, NY

Posted by on Aug 21, 2020 in Exhibitions, Faculty | No Comments
Catskill Art Society presents a solo exhibition by Suzanne Joelson, on view August 29-October 25, 2020 at CAS Arts Center in Manor, NY

Artist and VCS faculty member Suzanne Joelson has a solo exhibition coming up at the CAS Arts Center in Manor, NY, which will run concurrently with another solo exhibition by artist Liza Phillips. Here are the details from the Catskill Art Society website:   Suzanne Joelson and Liza Phillips Saturday, August 29, 2020 11:00 AM […]

This Monday, August 24th at 6:30: SVA Continuing Education presents a Virtual Drawing Marathon with VCS faculty member Peter Hristoff

Posted by on Aug 19, 2020 in Continuing Education, Events, Faculty | No Comments
This Monday, August 24th at 6:30: SVA Continuing Education presents a Virtual Drawing Marathon with VCS faculty member Peter Hristoff

            Virtual Drawing Marathon with Peter Hristoff This complementary drawing session, with long-time SVA faculty member Peter Hristoff, uses working from memory, imagination and word association to create 30 fast, loose drawings. We tap into surrealism, popular culture,and current events -the zeitgeist- to draw in a spontaneous, free way, letting go […]

Recommended reading: “Shellyne Rodriguez’s Drawings Expand the Definition of ‘Essential Workers’,” an interview by Valentina Di Liscia in Hyperallergic

Posted by on Aug 18, 2020 in Activism, Alumni News, Faculty, Images, Press | No Comments
Recommended reading: “Shellyne Rodriguez’s Drawings Expand the Definition of ‘Essential Workers’,” an interview by Valentina Di Liscia in Hyperallergic

Yesterday, Hyperallergic published an article by Valentina Di Liscia about a recent series of drawings and paintings by VCS faculty member Shellyne Rodriguez that depict some of her fellow political organizers and members of her immediate community in the Bronx. It’s an excellent profile, and extremely timely. Here are a few excerpts and images from […]

Announcing The ANT Project Virtual Workshop, August 21st at 2 pm, including a conversation with Kara Rooney on Trabajo de Sombra

Posted by on Aug 16, 2020 in Events, Faculty, Performance, seminars | No Comments
Announcing The ANT Project Virtual Workshop, August 21st at 2 pm, including a conversation with Kara Rooney on Trabajo de Sombra

Faculty member Kara Rooney sent us an announcement of the upcoming ANT Project Virtual Workshop, which will take place this Friday, August 21at at 2 pm Eastern Time. Kara will be participating in the workshop with a conversation Trabajo de Sombra (2019), her collaborative project with Nestor Quiñones. Here’s more about the event, including a […]

Recommended reading from Jeremy Cohan – The American Prospect’s “Unsanitized” column by David Dayen, on the politics of the pandemic

Posted by on Aug 15, 2020 in Faculty, Other | No Comments
Recommended reading from Jeremy Cohan – The American Prospect’s “Unsanitized” column by David Dayen, on the politics of the pandemic

Earlier this week, Honors Program Director Jeremy Cohan posted a recommendation to the VCS Twitter for the daily “Unsanitized” column by David Dayen in The American Prospect, which he described as “the single best source for analysis of the politics of the pandemic.” He recommended that I share the link here too. You can check […]

Presenting Ozaki Studios, the latest venture from alumna Megumi Ozaki

Presenting Ozaki Studios, the latest venture from alumna Megumi Ozaki

After seeing some of our recent posts about what people in the VCS community have been up to this summer, Megumi Ozaki (VCS 2017) decided to send us some information about her current business Ozaki Studios. Here’s her bio blurb from the site’s About page: Megumi Ozaki is a New York based visual artist, she […]

Yuan Fang: Rushing Down The Cliff – opening this Saturday, August 8th at LATITUDE Gallery in Brooklyn (reception 5-8 pm, or by appointment)

Posted by on Aug 6, 2020 in Alumni News, Exhibitions, VCS Students | No Comments
Yuan Fang: Rushing Down The Cliff – opening this Saturday, August 8th at LATITUDE Gallery in Brooklyn (reception 5-8 pm, or by appointment)

A solo show of works by alumna Yuan Fang (VCS 2019) is opening this Saturday at LATITUDE Gallery at 174 Roebling St., 1L in Brooklyn. Here’s the announcement and press release, with information about the show and a link to set up an appointment to visit:     YUAN FANG: Rushing Down The Cliff A […]

Recommended reading – Flailing States: Pankaj Mishra on Anglo-America

Posted by on Aug 4, 2020 in Faculty, Other | No Comments
Recommended reading – Flailing States: Pankaj Mishra on Anglo-America

Last week, Honors Program Director Jeremy Cohan posted a link on the VCS Twitter and Facebook accounts to the recent London Review of Books essay “Flailing States: Anglo-America Loses its Grip“ by Indian writer Pankaj Mishra, which VCS Department Chair Tom Huhn had suggested as recommended reading for the VCS community. The piece discusses the […]

Catching up with Third Project Curatorial about cloud 9, on view through August 17th in the virtual Flatiron Project Space

Catching up with Third Project Curatorial about cloud 9, on view through August 17th in the virtual Flatiron Project Space

Back on March 8th, I posted an interview with VCS alumnae Victoria Hristoff and Gabriella Moreno, a.k.a. Third Project Curatorial, whose show cloud 9 was set to open in the Flatiron Project Space at the end of that week. Two days later on the 10th, SVA closed its campus and temporarily postponed all exhibitions in […]

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