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SVA Veterans: Nikki Woods

SVA Filmmakers Abound at the 2019 DOC NYC Festival

SVA's Doc NYC Preview 2019
SVA Horror Society group photograph. Image courtesy of the SVA Horror Society.
VASA's 2019 Halloween Party. Photographs by Olivia Boryczewski and Niki Brisnovali-Grillakis.

12 Awesome Autumn 2019 Exhibitions

Betye Saar; Lo, The Mystique City, 1965. Image courtesy of the artist and Robert Projects. On view at The Museum of Modern Art. Photo by Rob Gerhardt.
The 2019-20 SVA Shuttle. Photograph by Jacqueline Iannacone.
SVA Clubs
Image by BFA Interior Design student Hwanil Chang
The Times Square-themed piece featured in the new "Hemlines from Skylines: Architectural Fashion" installation on Madison Avenue.​
​Oliver Jeffers; None So Blind (Those Who Don’t Want To See), 2018.​ Courtesy the artist
A group of new BFA Animation students pose for a picture at SVA's 2019 Welcome Luncheon with the new BFA Animation chair, Hsiang Chin Moe​. Photo by Bridget Badore.​
BFA Advertising student Jaewoo Park

SVA x SIGGRAPH 2019: Bringing the Community Together

Jane Nuzzo, Director of Alumni Affairs; Kull (Seung Y.) Shin (MFA 2000 Computer Art, BFA 1997 Computer Art); Ye Won Cho (MFA 2002 Computer Art); Photo by Star Montana (BFA 2013 Photography)
An image of Sophia Santella for Voices @ SVA
An image of Yearin Park for Voices @ SVA
Video still of MFA Art Writing student Sahar Khraibani

SVA and San Diego Comic-Con: 2019 Preview

From left: The cover of John Hendrix's The Faithful Spy, Luke Cage Noir illustrated by Shawn Martinbrough, and the cover of Aaron Campbell's Infidel
An image of Sofiya Kuzmina for Voices @ SVA
Image still from SVA Archives video
An image of Cheryl Okonkwo for Voices @ SVA
A portrait of Georgia Raddon

Alumni Scholarship Award Winner Combats Pollution With Seaweed-Based Packaging

"Both literally and metaphorically, I am choosing to never turn my back on the power of mother nature."

Sway by Julia Marsh

Alumni Scholarship Award Winner Portrays Growing Up as a Young Woman of Color

"Always remain true to yourself and your ideas"

​Mayoridad (Coming of Age), 2018. Image courtesy of the artist.
Installation view of the "Camp" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Image courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Alumni Scholarship Award Winner's Visual Narrative on Life as a Gay Minority

"There is no better time to break who you are into pieces, and then reassemble them into who you are capable of being."

'The Lightness of Being,' a page from Wang's thesis project titled 'Late Bloomer and Other Stories'
Photo by Joseph Sinnott
Katrina Catacutan (left) and Kaitlin Brito, BFA Illustration students and roommates at SVA's 23rd Street Residence.
An image of the School of Visual Arts' Chairousel. Photo by Kevin O’Callaghan.
Photos from @WhyIDidntReportIt Instagram account

MFA Fine Arts Hosts Exhibitions on Governors Island

See what "Life on an Island" is all about

Heather Renee Russ, Body Exaltations and the End of Land, 2016.

Alumni Scholarship Award Winner's Book Explores Courage, Empathy and Creativity

"Don’t be afraid to try something new and fail, you’re still young and one failure doesn’t mean the end of everything."

"Little Plum and The Closet" development art by Lian Cho.

Alumni Scholarship Award Winner's Film About Sacrifice and Secrets

“You have to make your art first and foremost for yourself”

Poster for "The Quiet," a short film by Mateo Márquez
"Rhythm Tech Drums" by Robert Pizzo (BFA 1980 Media Arts).
Housing Scholarship recipients Chelsea Pitti Fernandez, Make Wen and Bella Miller

SVA Style Asks the Movie Experts

The Breakfast Club
A still of Maria McCune. Image courtesy of Joes@Moe's video.
Sang Hyock Lee, "Jacob and Esau," 2018. Mentor: Anthony Goicolea, artist.
Left to Right: BFA Design students Panini Priyesh Pandey, Laney Lynn, and Zuheng Yin
A Happy Excursion by Xinmei Liu

The New Creators: SVA Talent Shows 2019


2019 SVA Talent Shows logo
A still from Vivienne Medrano's YouTube series "Hazbin Hotel"

Alumni Scholarship Awards 2019: Supporting Bold and Honest Stories


a man looks over a rocky half wall into a beautiful green hilly area and a bright blue sky.

10 Must-See Art Exhibitions for 2019

Rochelle Feinstein, "Copy Cats," 1996, Xerox prints, acrylic on linen. Courtesy of the artist and Stellar Projects © Adam Reich.
The Seven Deadly Sins by Jen Yoon.
tiny trump cardboard cutouts lined up against a fence. Image by Nikki Woods.

Art Is Attire: SVA Students Get in Style this Season

A young man in a red leather jacket, black-and-white striped shirt and heart-shaped sunglasses.

We've Got The Perfect SVA Gifts For This Holiday Season

Sva holiday gift guide product edition.
Indigestible Feast​ by Giulia Mangoni​. Image courtesy of the artist.
An artist works on a sculpture. Photograph courtesy of Anderson Ranch.

Escape New York Next Semester: Spring 2019 SVA Destinations

It's not too early to start making your spring break plans

Postcard image of Disney Animation Studios, reads "Become a California insider"
SVA Students by Bridget Badore

Four Cities, 140 Alumni, 13 days: SVA in Asia 2018

Connections with companies, schools and alumni were highlights

A person standing in front of flowers at a temple in Taipei.
A student dressed up in a costume for the SVA Halloween party. Photograph by Myla Wall and Bobby Bagla.

My First Year: SVA Student Sofiya Kuzmina

We asked some new undergraduates to tell us how they got here and how their SVA experience is going so far

BFA Illustration student Sofiya Kuzmina.
A banner at the New York Comic Con.

SVA Fall Art Preview: 10 Exhibitions To See

A selection of this fall's best art shows in New York City

A conspiracy-inspired abstract painting by artist Sue Williams.
SVA Shuttle

My First Year: SVA Student Rianne Pyle


Rianne Pyle

Computer Art Students Summer 2018 Internships

BFA Computer Art students interned this summer at companies including Pixar, Cartoon Network, Disney Animation, Warner Bros Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks

BFA Computer Art Summer Internships and to the right is the Sony Pictures imageworks logo, Disney logo, WB Animation logo, Cartoon Network logo and Pixar logo.

My First Year: SVA Student Mauricio Velazco


Mauricio Velazco
Jerry Saltz, courtesy of New York Magazine and Frieze New York.

My First Year: SVA Student Yearin Park

We asked some new undergraduates to tell us how they got here and how their SVA experience is going so far

BFA Interior Design student Yearin Park.
Photo by Bridget Badore.
Maya Lin giving her 2018 commencement speech at SVA.
A woman with graduation gown on in front of an audience.
"Interior design is the art and science"
people gathered around a screen

Green Space in New York: Where to Take a Break

Stressed? Overworked? We have five perfect spots for you to relax and reset.

This is a scene of a lake which is surrounded by colorful trees. in the far background are a few buildings.

Alumni Scholarship Award Winner Ken Castaneda​​​ Examines Latinx American Identity​ Via Mexican Lucha Libre

"The sport is so performative and high action, and held secrets that ... I always tried to unlock."

A wrestler in a mask and a green shirt is doing sit-ups.

Alumni Scholarship Award Winner Ora Xu Explores Human Struggle Through Surreal Paintings

"I want to visualize the challenges we all face with paintings of ... bizarre fairytale environments."

A dead fix with human-like legs and arms has a string tied to its tail and is lying on top of a pinkish-red background with purple veins drawn throughout.
An illustration of a woman on a white wall.

Joes@Moe's: SVA Accepted Students Day


New talk show

Artist Attire: SVA's Most Stylish Strike A Pose

Looking to update your closet for Spring? Here are inspired looks from SVA's most fashionable.

attractive young woman looking backwards

The SVA Spring Art Preview Is Here

It's time to get out into the world and take in some art.

Headless black kneeling figures positioned in triangle in an museum exhibit
flowers in a red curtained room

The New Creators: SVA Talent Shows 2018

An Annual Series of Exhibitions, Presentations, Open Studios, Portfolio Reviews and Screenings

sign that says "school of visual arts talent" text is in many colors and stripes against a teal and yellow background

Alumni Scholarship Awards 2018: Making the Impossible Possible

66 SVA students awarded $64,000 worth of scholarships for their original projects

Different colored lower legs.

What We're Reading: The Students Of BFA Visual & Critical Studies

SVA Style checks out the reading recommendations of VCS

Reading glasses, books, and a cookie that has been bitten.

SVA Style's: Shopping Spotlight

Only In New York: Eight Unique Stores

Contemporary prints

SVA Style Launches With A Love For Shoes

Cool sneakers, blinged-out boots, sky-high heels. SVA students' style starts on their feet.

colorful trainers

A West Side Gathering Space Opens For The SVA Community

A newly renovated space opens in SVA's 133/141 West 21st Street building

Photograph of several people working in groups or individually in a study room within a library.

SVA Guide to NYC 2018: Harlem

An Art Student's Guide to The Neighborhood

Harlem graphic image

MoMA Design Store Unveils Latest Products of MFA Products of Design

MFA Products of Design

Ladies hand holding sauce pan

MARS Club’s Peer Tutoring Program Encourages Students To Create Community

Two people looking at the same monitor
botanical artwork with abstract design.

SVA Guide to NYC 2017: Bushwick


Retro style banner

SVA Gifts for Everyone on Your 'Nice' List

logo for Sva Holiday Gift Guide

SVA's Podcast Pros on Their Favorite Shows

An European male, a Japanese woman and an American guy.

Disney•Pixar’s Coco co-director Adrian Molina visits SVA

SVA Computer Art student, Kayleen Acosta interviews Co-director and writer, Adrian Molina

A promotional banner for the movie "COCO"
Williamsburg in red diamond
A red Trapezoid saying "West Village"
Costume party group shot

Electric Encounters

MFA Computer Arts Fall Exhibition

A logo for electric encounters against a colorful background.
Lower East Side

Navigating NYC Like a Pro

Essential Tips and Secrets for Getting Around the Five Boroughs

Artistic subway line.

My First Year: SVA Student Ellis Edwards

A series in which returning students reflect on their first year at the College

A young brown eyed female looking into the camera.

SVA's Guide to NYC: Flatiron District


An advertisement on top of a blueprint.

My First Year: SVA Student Carlos Flores

A series in which returning students reflect on their first year at the College

Big brown eyes looking happy.

SVA's Guide to NYC: Chelsea

An art student's guide to the neighborhood

An overhead map of part of Chelsea pier in New York
The man with glasses has his hand on his face
A woman's brown eyes. Dark skin toned woman.

SVA's Guide to NYC: Gramercy


A woman laughing.
A group of 9 younger people taking a fun picture
A modern building with people walking on multiple floors in a city scene with trees and other buildings.
"Imagination also ability to form images"
Cartoon sailor talking to magical character
blue work
White t-shirt.
Be good. Do good. Always good.
The man is walking outside
Three trophy figures against a black background.
clock with black and white
Two women shaking hands and posing for the camera
Older woman wearing sunglasses and smiling outdoors.
a man with a clock for a head
a tiger an Asian lady and a flower  notebook
Two photos of what appears to be the same landscape are shown side-by-side. One is of the natural setting the site used to be, and one is of the location after a city is built.
black woman
Woman using two muffins as eye glasses and smiling
A piece of a circuit board in a frame
painting of wall
painting styles
A woman wearing an united states flag tank top.
A group of three adults sitting at a table chatting amid a room full of others.
Black and White rulers on contracting background
People at Walt Disney animation studios
cartoon of brown lady with yellow sports bra
A photograph of a partial human face including eyes and nose
please disturb

PLEASE DISTURB: Renegade Art in the Face of Trump

An ad for a sponsored event by SVA MFA Art Practice showing the time and place of the event.
A man in front of album covers.
colorful forest
The portrait of a man in oil canvas.
A crowd of people at an outside mall.

The Power of Virtual Reality

Two people wearing Oculus branded equipment over their eyes
An illustration of a girl in a surreal, dark landscape with friendly looking ghosts and trees
A logo on a camouflage background.

SVA First Person: Disney’s Special Presentation of ‘Moana’

Unity is strength
Ready to ride again? NYC bike rental and a man crossing the street.
A computer screen showing a room with shelves. There is a person with a stylus in their hand hovering over the computer screens.
a stand with a mouth
Four women dressed in costume for Halloween smiling while having the photo taken.
Technology that derives.

SVA Student Wins Coca-Cola and Regal Films Competition

Ameer Kazmi's trailer begins screening in theaters on October 28

people watching advertisement of soft drink
A painting of a tall, strange, house.
Lego shopping bag
People hanging out reading and talking
The wooden clock has a digital display that shows the time and temperature.
Four friends or coworkers (3 women, 1 man)  laughing together in an office cubicle setting

SVA Guide to NYC: Gramercy


East 20th Street "Gramercy" sign
live radio

SVA Guide to NYC: Flatiron District


Pastel colored logo labeled as "FLATIRON"

SVA Guide to NYC: Chelsea

An art student's guide to the neighborhood

Chelsea graphic image
magazine dresses

Welcome Back to SVA!

happy women making peace signs with fingers

A Look Inside SVA's Newest Residence Hall [slideshow]

Micro-Apartment Design helps students thrive in NYC

man and woman sitting at picnic table
The writing is of a date
a cartoon layout of  abuilding
Single female in the mist of multiple young white males and females dancing
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