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Visual Arts Journal is the magazine of the School of Visual Arts. Published twice a year, in the fall and in the spring, the Journal covers recent and upcoming projects by SVA community members, SVA news, notable alumni, and trends and topics in art, design, filmmaking, photography and their related fields. The magazine is produced by SVA External Relations and designed by the Visual Arts Press. 

To contact the editors of the Visual Arts Journal, write to [email protected]

Spring 2017

  • Pursuing a career in the arts while raising a family
  • In the paintings of alumnus Inka Essenhigh, everything is animated
  • Four alumni living and working in Tokyo
  • Politician and alumnus Peter Svarzbein on his efforts to reconnect El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico
  • Expanding the idea of universal design
  • Illustrator and 2017 Masters Series honoree Christoph Niemann on his work

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Fall 2015

  • Alumnus Crystal Moselle's award-winning debut documentary, The Wolfpack
  • Six gallerists on their role in a changing art world
  • The art of alumnus Patrick McDonnell, creator of Mutts and animal-rights advocate 
  • Analog photography in our digital age 
  • Alumnus Sean Lopano on rebranding fashion retailer Old Navy
  • Interior design moves from "sustainability" to "resilience"

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Spring 2015

  • Resources and initiatives for making New York City affordable for artists again
  • The bold, bright paintings of alumnus Andrew Brischler
  • MFA Interaction Design students bootstrap their own businesses
  • Artists explore 3D printing technology
  • Alumnus Amelie Klein on curating international design exhibitions
  • Character design, from sketch to screen
  • Diversity in comics: a call for greater inclusivity 

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Fall 2014

  • Alumnus and illustrator Nate Powell collaborates with congressman and civil rights hero John Lewis
  • The photos of alumnus Mark Yankus turn unloved buildings into objects of mystery and fascination
  • 30 years of MFA Illustration as Visual Essay at SVA
  • The aural art of alumnus Christine Sun Kim
  • Off the charts: new frontiers in data visualization
  • Ad agencies founded by SVA alumni

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