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Street Smart: The Intersection of Art and Design in the City | 11.18 - 12.20

Street Smart: The Intersection of Art and Design in the City 
Saturday, November 18 - Wednesday, December 20
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Panel Discussion: Wednesday, December 13, 6:00pm - 8:00pm (RSVP is required for the panel discussion)
SVA Chelsea Gallery
601 West 26th Street, 15th Floor
 

School of Visual Arts presents “Street Smart: The Intersection of Art and Design in the City,” a multimedia exhibition on view from November 18 through December 20 at the SVA Chelsea Gallery. The city has always been a muse to those who inhabit it, and the featured artists in this exhibition—all graduates of SVA—are noted for making work that is for or about the urban environment. Their site-specific and interactive installations, photographs, paintings, sculptures, designs and illustrations are challenging, multilayered and politically and socially engaged, much like the city itself.

“Street Smart” features more than 50 new and recent works by an international selection of established and emerging alumni artists. The 19 participating artists are Kevin Amato (BFA 2003 Photography), Steven Bindernagel (MFA 2006 Fine Arts), Karlos Carcamo (BFA 1997 Fine Arts), Luiz d'Orey (BFA 2016 Illustration), Michael De Feo (BFA 1995 Graphic Design), Brian Adam Douglas, a.k.a. ELBOW-TOE (BFA 1994 Illustration), Natan Dvir (MFA 2010 Photography, Video and Related Media), Carol Fabricatore (MFA 1992 Illustration as Visual Essay), Timothy Goodman (BFA 2007 Graphic Design), Katsumi Hayakawa (MFA 1999 Fine Arts), Robert Herman (MPS 2009 Digital Photography), Natasha Jen (BFA 2003 Graphic Design), Hyesu Lee (MFA 2011 Illustration as Visual Essay), Susan Leopold (BFA 1982 Fine Arts), Dina Litovsky (MFA 2010 Photography, Video and Related Media), SaveArtSpace’s Justin Aversano (BFA 2014 Photography) and Travis Rix (BFA 2014 Photography), Hannah Smith Allen (MFA 2007 Photography, Video and Related Media) and Amy Wu (MFA 2015 Interaction Design).

Notable works on view include a new mural by designer Timothy Goodman. Artist Luiz d’Orey will show two new paintings made from cut and assembled signage found at construction sites. d’Orey uses a process of re-posting images of his paintings to the sites he plunders for materials, allowing them to weather and be painted over, and then reusing the signage for additional paintings. Brian Douglas, a street artist known as ELBOW-TOE, will produce a large scale, interactive, site-specific sculpture inspired by a play structure he made for his children, as well as a new series of drawings based on found images of the injured, orphaned and displaced children of Aleppo, Syria. Illustrator Hyesu Lee will produce a mural to accompany her pocket-sized guides to Brooklyn and Queens, which will be available as takeaways for visitors. SaveArtSpace, a nonprofit public art organization, will invite three recent graduates to create works related to urban ecology for select New York City billboards. And Amy Wu, founder of the QNSMADE website and apparel brand, will build a voting booth in the gallery surveying visitors about their relationship with the borough of Queens.

Accompanying the exhibition will be an exhibition catalog with photos and memories about the artists’ time as students at SVA, a foreword by Jane Nuzzo, director of SVA Alumni Affairs and Development, and an essay by Jamie Keesling (MA 2013 Critical Theory and the Arts), operations manager for SVA Galleries.

An artist panel discussion will be held on Wednesday, December 13. Four SVA alumni with work in Street Smart will discuss navigating their lives and careers as artists in New York City, and how SVA played a role in getting them where they are today. RSVP is required for the panel discussion.

Participating alumni include Michael De Feo (BFA 1995 Graphic Design), Luiz d'Orey (BFA 2016 Illustration), Susan Leopold (BFA 1982 Fine Arts) and Dina Litovsky (MFA 2010 Photography, Video and Related Media). Moderated by Naomi Lev (MFA 2013 Art Criticism and Writing).

Street Smart Alumni Panel Discussion | 12.13

Street Smart Panel Discussion
Wednesday, December 13, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
SVA Chelsea Gallery
601 West 26th Street, 15th Floor 

SVA Alumni Affairs and SVA Galleries present a panel discussion among alumni with work in “Street Smart: The Intersection of Art and Design.” They will discuss navigating their lives and careers as artists in New York City, and how SVA played a role in getting them where they are today.

Panelists include Michael De Feo (BFA 1995 Graphic Design), Luiz d'Orey (BFA 2016 Illustration), Susan Leopold (BFA 1982 Fine Arts) and Dina Litovsky (MFA 2010 Photography, Video and Related Media). Moderated by Naomi Lev (MFA 2013 Art Criticism and Writing).

RSVP required.

SVA X Miami X Pulse | 12.8

SVA X Miami X Pulse
Friday, December 8
8:00 - 10:00pm
Broken Shaker
2727 Indian Creek Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33140

The contemporary art world makes its annual pilgrimage to Miami Art Week, and SVA Alumni Affairs is diving in. Join us in the backyard of the Freehand for a poolside evening of mixing and mingling as we host Miami-based alumni and those in town for the festivities. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres on us.

RSVP today at sva.edu/alumni-miami by Monday, December 4.

Don’t miss the SVA Galleries booth at Pulse Miami Beach, celebrating 15 years of featuring work by recently graduated alumni during Miami Art Week. 

Questions? Contact SVA Alumni Affairs at 212.592.2300 or [email protected].

Career Development Events

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Alumni Model Drawing
The alumni model drawing program is currently on hiatus as we reevaluate the program and consider alternative locations available on campus. We know the model drawing sessions are of great value to SVA alumni and we appreciate your patience as we determine the best way forward. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or 212.592.2300.
Korean Alumni Association

South Korea is home to one of the College's largest international alumni populations. Nearly 2,000 Korean students have graduated from SVA. In an effort to support this growing group of alumni, SVA recently opened an office in the Hyewa-dong neighborhood in Seoul, known for its university art centers, schools, theaters and museums. The office hosts monthly alumni exhibitions, is home to the Korean Alumni Association, and serves as a place where alumni can gather to catch up and pursue their career goals.

Learn more about the Korean Alumni Association in ENGLISH.

Learn more about the Korean Alumni Association in KOREAN.

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