Satirist and SVA Faculty Member Steve Brodner to Receive 2019 Masters Series Honors
March 28, 2019
by Folake Ologunja
Steve Brodner, the inimitable illustrator, political satirist and longtime SVA faculty member, will be honored this fall with the 31st Masters Series Award and Exhibition. "The Masters Series: Steve Brodner" will be a comprehensive retrospective of his celebrated career and include never-before-seen political art and illustration work set along a timeline covering the past five decades. The exhibition will be on view from October 5 through November 2 at the SVA Chelsea Gallery.
Over a career spanning five decades to date, Brodner's caricatures, art, visual essays and original reporting have appeared in innumerable publications, including Esquire, The New York Times, The New Yorker and Rolling Stone, and he is a regular contributor to Columbia Journalism Review, Harper's Magazine, Hollywood Reporter, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation and The Washington Post. He has published numerous books featuring his writing or illustrations, and in 2011 served as editor of Artists Against the War, a collection of graphic work protesting the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Among his many honors, in 2008 he became the first living illustrator to receive a career retrospective at the Norman Rockwell Museum, in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
Started by SVA founder Silas H. Rhodes in 1988, the Masters Series honors the great visual communicators of our time, with an exhibition and award ceremony held every fall at the College. As such, this will be the second consecutive year in which Brodner figures in one of the College's major exhibitions: Last fall, he co-curated "Art as Witness: Political Graphics 2016-18," which featured more than 200 politically motivated works from 53 artists.
"The Masters Series: Steve Brodner" will be on view at the SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor; a reception and award ceremony will be held at the gallery on Thursday, October 10, 6:00 – 8:00pm. Additionally, Brodner will give an artist's talk on Wednesday, October 30, 7:00 – 9:00pm, at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street.