Announcing First Offerings: A Selection of First Year Paintings, April 2-13 in the Flatiron Project Space, with a reception on April 5th

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First Offerings: A Selection of First Year Paintings

April 2 to April 13
Opening reception: Thursday, April 5 @ 6:00 PM

Flatiron Project Space
133 W 21 Street, ground floor
New York, NY 10011


Curated by Leigh Behnke and Stella Song, First Offerings presents a selection of works by foundation honors painting students. These comprise work done by students from the Design, Fine Art, Illustration and Cartooning departments who are enrolled in the SVA Honors Program.

It has been my pleasure to work with these students during their foundation year. This show represents the first efforts by these students as they develop the skills and techniques that will carry them into their chosen career paths. These paintings, selected and offered for the event by the students, show the range and diversity of the art produced over their first year. I quote my colleague Peter Hristoff when he says, “Our students are awesome.” I believe this show confirms that sentiment.

Participating Artists:

DJ Dejulia
Veronica Fernandez
Hanni Huang
Katherine Krasinski
Sofiya Kuzmina
Haley Lajeunesse
Aynsley Leonardis
Jessica Park
Deanna Iancu
Lesley Qi
Ariana Santiago
Sophia Santella
Zeynep  Samioglu
Jasmine Shi
Stella Song
Nicole Tullo
Ming Wang
Jiho Hwa Lee Yun
Ashley Zhang

Visual & Critical Studies