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2017 Alumni Invitational Catalog

Click below to view the 2017 Invitational Catalog, including essays by Elena Sisto and Glenn Goldberg. Learn more about the Exhibition.

October 12, 2017 · Alumni, Exhibitions

Dumbo Sculpture Studio presents COLORSCULPTURE

COLORSCULPTURE November 2 – December 15, 2017 Opening reception Friday November 3, 5-8pm Artists Talk December 15, 6:30pm Gallery open Fridays 2-6pm, and Thursdays Nov 2 and Dec 7 as part of First Thursdays, and by appointment “When color is particular and integral to a sculpture, it is not descriptive, literal, arbitrary, provisional or secondary, […]

October 11, 2017 · Alumni, Exhibitions, Faculty, Uncategorized

Ruth Miller-Forge on doubt

Painter Ruth Miller-Forge answers an audience member’s question on how an artist can continue to work when feeling self-doubt. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School. Recorded November 11, 2008. For information on our current lecture season please visit us here.

Geoffrey Dorfman reads “Panic and Fate” from Milton Resnick

Artist and writer Geoffrey Dorfman reads “Panic and Fate,” written by Milton Resnick, and looks closely at one of Resnick’s late works on paper. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School. Recorded on March 8, 2017. For information on our current lecture season please visit us here.

David Cohen reads from Timothy Hyman’s “The World New Made” on Philip Guston

David Cohen reads a passage on Philip Guston working in the 1960s, after Timothy Hyman’s book, “The World New Made: Figurative Painting in the Twentieth Century.” Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School. Recorded on February 8, 2017. For information on our current lecture season please visit us […]

Dore Ashton on feeling pleasure when looking at art

Dore Ashton reflects on seeing an exhibition on Matisse and the emotional vs intellectual responses when looking at art. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series and recorded on December 7, 1973. For information on our current lecture season please visit us here.

David Reed and Christopher Wool on their time at NYSS

Artists David Reed and Christopher Wool speak with curator Katy Siegel on what the New York Studio School was like for them. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series and recorded on February 21, 2017. For information on our current lecture season please visit us here.

Hokusai Life Coloured Exhibition by Claudia Piscitelli

The New York Studio School presents a special exhibition, “Hokusai Life Coloured” with works by NYSS Alum Claudia Piscitelli, September 21- October 4, 2017, in the NYSS Lobby & Student Gallery.  Join us for the Opening Reception Thursday, September 21, 6-8pm. Claudia Piscitelli lives and works in Italy, mostly in Naples, Rome and Todi. She […]

September 11, 2017 · Alumni, Events, Exhibitions, Uncategorized

Art critic Max Kozloff describes color as the salvation of painting

Art historian, photographer, and former Artforum and The Nation editor, Max Kozloff, reflects on the role of color in painting. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School. Recorded on February 11, 1975. For information on our current lecture season please visit us here.

John Ashbery reads his poems Faust and These Lacustrine Cities

In memoriam: John Ashbery gives a poetry reading at the New York Studio School, from his collection of poems “The Tennis Court Oath” and “Rivers and Mountains.” Recorded on March 3, 1970.

Polly Apfelbaum on some of her ‘fallen paintings’

Polly Apfelbaum describes the materials and creative process behind a number of her “fallen paintings.” Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series. Recorded on March 7, 2017. For information on our current lecture season please visit us here.

Nicolas Carone in his studio

In these excerpts from the 2004 documentary, Nicolas Carone: Pushing Tradition, Nicolas Carone discusses “the new painting” of New York City and the artists’ inquisition of space, the figurative tradition, and pure artistic perception. Nicolas Carone: Pushing Tradition (59 mins) dir. Bill Page, can be viewed in the NYSS Library by appointment only. To watch the […]

Jeffrey Gibson on the origins of his beaded punching bags

Inspired by the clothing of Native American powwow dancers, painter and sculptor Jeffrey Gibson describes the ways in which his punching bags convey messages of art making and cultural identity. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School. Recorded on February 28, 2017. For information on our current lecture […]

Noreen Naughton on Nicolas Carone’s drawing exercises

Painter Noreen Naughton reflects on some of the exercises done in Nicolas Carone’s classes at the New York Studio School, and describes the concepts that accompanied them. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School, with an introduction by Martica Sawin. Recorded on March 4, 2015. For information on […]

Noreen Naughton on a 1969 photograph of Nicolas Carone teaching at NYSS

Painter Noreen Naughton reflects on a Newsweek photograph of Nicolas Carone teaching in the first years of The New York Studio School. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series, with an introduction by Martica Sawin. Recorded on March 4, 2015. For information on our current lecture season please visit us here. “The Things Unseen: […]

Francis Morrone on the Whitney Studio

In this excerpt, architectural historian Francis Morrone describes the creation of the Whitney Studio, designed by Robert Winthrop Chanler and Grosvenor Atterbury. Recorded on December 7, 2016.

Balthus and cats

Met curator Sabine Rewald looks at prints of cats created by an 11 year old Balthus, as well as discusses some of his early portrait work. Recorded on October 9, 2013.

Mary Frank on why she began painting

Artist Mary Frank reads a list on what art is for and describes her transition from sculpture to painting. Recorded on January 30, 2001.

Jeanne Silverthorne excavates her studio

In this excerpt, sculptor Jeanne Silverthorne explores the various elements of a studio space while creating work about her excavations. Recorded on October 4, 2011.

Louise Fishman on her 1973 “Angry Women” series

Abstract painter Louise Fishman describes her brief departure from painting to sculpture and her seminal 1973 “Angry Women” series. Recorded on October 8, 2013.

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