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Open House offers a comprehensive exposure to our department faculty and facilities as well as Admissions and Financial Aid staff. Portfolio reviews are not available during Open House events. Prospective students who attend an SVA Open House event will receive an application fee waiver if they apply for Early Action by December 1st.
This is the first in a two-part series exploring labor, equity, representation, and the femme body, co-organized by artist, producer, and department alum Zackary Drucker and Department Chair Joseph Maida. Moderated by journalist Diana Tourjée, this panel includes activist Ceyenne Doroshow and artists/activists Río Sofia and Juniper Fleming, a department alum. A reception will follow.
“1986’s Working Girls is a vérité–style fictional look inside the life of women working in a Manhattan brothel. It still stands today as one of the most non-sensational, realistic, filmed depictions of sex work.” – Jordan Flaherty, Counter-Punch
For Part 2, this screening of Lizzie Borden’s feminist classic Working Girls will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker moderated by Zackary Drucker. A reception will follow.
Alumni Conversation with Zak Krevitt, Molly Matalon, Corey Olsen, Pat O’Malley, Tim Schutsky, and Caroline Tompkins
Join Department Chair Joseph Maida in conversation with 2014 department alumni discussing their notable trajectories since their time as students at the School of Visual Arts. A Q&A and reception with book signings will follow.
While the creative fashion and beauty industries appear to be changing in the face of the powerful social calls for greater diversity and representative equality, it’s hard to know how optimistic - and skeptical - we should be about the future of fashion image-making. This discussion aims at exploring – and possibly answering – that challenge.
In this event organized in collaboration with curator and writer Charlotte Cotton and Great Bowery’s Pete Forester, a panel of creative talent including photographers Paola Kudacki, Hanna Moon, and Joyce Ng, casting director Sarah Benjamin, and curator Shonagh Marshall come together to draw on their individual and shared experiences. The conversation will recognize what has changed, what hasn’t changed, and where there is still work to be done for female representation in fashion’s visual and experiential futures. This event’s panel of voices is led by Charlotte Cotton and will be made richer with your voice and participation.
This event is free and open to the public.
SVA Admissions invites accepted students and their families to campus for Accepted Students Day!
Accepted undergraduate students will be officially welcomed to the SVA community and have the opportunity to meet faculty, students, alumni and department representatives from across campus. You will also be able to experience our state-of-the-art facilities through a series of tours, demos and interactive experiences. Students and families can also get more information on enrollment, financial aid, housing, campus life, student support services and much more during our Info Fair.
*A schedule of events including arrival time and exact locations will be sent by mail and email leading up to the event.
BFA Photo & Video Annual Faculty Award Recipient Peter Garfield gives an artist talk that extends a look into his practice, which studies the interaction of personal, familial, national, and world events and explores how they shape psychic identities.
This annual departmental award aims to celebrate a holistic approach to teaching and culminates with a presentation to recognize the recipient’s achievement. A reception and book signing will follow.
Join BFA Photo and Video Chair Joseph Maida in conversation with alumni Brandon Isralsky (2013) and Ina Jang (2010) to discuss their trajectories since graduating from SVA including their new book Utopia Centerfolds at Play. This publication pairs Isralsky and Jang with Berlin-based artist, Dean Sameshima, to constellate overlapping visual explorations of censorship, ephemera, and sexuality across gender and social spectrums. A reception and book signing will follow.
An exhibition of works by students in the BFA Photography & Video Department at the School of Visual Arts, inspired by their working relationships with leading members of the New York City arts community.
Drawn from the ranks of the city’s best-known photographers, curators, art directors, publishers, art dealers, critics and writers, mentors are matched with students based on their field of expertise and the student’s area of concentration. The 2018 – 2019 mentors include assistant curator at the International Center of Photography, Marina Chao; artist and gallerist Janice Guy; artist Jack Pierson; photographer and senior photo editor at Vice magazine, Elizabeth Renstrom; artist, writer and associate curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Legacy Russell; and The New York Times Magazine director of photography, Kathy Ryan.
The Mentors program at SVA is designed to cultivate relationships between established and emerging artists and to introduce new talent to the broader community. Established in 1992, this program pairs select fourth-year students with key figures in the New York arts community, giving them objective and professional insight into their work during a culminating point in their education.
On view: March 12 - 26, 2019
Gallery hours: Monday - Saturday, 10am-6pm
Opening reception: Thursday, March 14, 6-8pm
A panel organized on the occasion of the release of Janice Guy, the first monograph devoted to Guy’s radical experiments in photography during the late 1970s. Panelists include Janice Guy (artist and gallerist, Murray Guy gallery); Matthew Buckingham (artist, filmmaker and chair of Visual Arts, Columbia University); Naomi Fry (staff writer, The New Yorker); Justine Kurland (photographer); and Joshua Lubin-Levy (writer, curator and senior teaching fellow at the Whitney Museum). A reception and book signing will follow.
School of Visual Arts and BFA Photography and Video present “BeCoMiNg,” an exhibition based on picture conversations between distinguished program alumni and students in its class of 2020. This collaborative exhibition, curated by Department Chair Joseph Maida began with Maida’s invitation to 12 alumni, whom he paired with 12 students based on formal and conceptual intersections. Each graduate provided their student partner with a picture prompt, to which the student responded with one of their own pictures; in turn, each student provided their partner with a picture prompt, to which the graduate responded with one of their own pictures.
Faculty member Allen Frame will share work from his new exhibition Innamorato and present selections from his tenure at the American Academy in Rome. Frame’s compositions with found ephemera and his own photographs unlock new narratives inherent in the imagery. A reception and book signing will follow.
Photographer Mario Sorrenti and creative director Dennis Freedman will be discussing Sorrenti’s career and the recent publication of Kate, an intimate collection of fifty never-before-published portraits of a young Kate Moss on the brink of international supermodel-stardom in collaboration with Phaidon. A reception and book signing will follow.