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Student Perspective – Virtual Learning: Erin Miller, MFA 2021

MFA candidate Erin Miller describes her experience in the MFA Program and Virtual Learning during the pandemic. I first came to the New York Studio School to take part in a Drawing Marathon with Dean Graham Nickson. I was not sure exactly what to expect, but from reading about the Marathons, I was prepared for […]

May 26, 2020 · Student Perspectives

Alumni Studio Visit: David Humphrey

NYSS: Describe a typical day in studio. David Humphrey: I have to clear the decks of most responsibilities, like correspondence and bill paying, before I immerse into the instrumentalized madness of a day in the studio. Even after I’ve carved out a provisional freedom, I might begin by continuing to prime a canvas or sharpen […]

May 19, 2020 · Alumni

Alumni Spotlight: Mona Shen, MFA 2018

When I came to study at Studio School in 2016, I immediately realized it was a place where I could see myself becoming a more dedicated painter and my instinct was correct. The community opened my perspective to a world of painters and paintings and the ability paintings have to convey and transform the most […]

April 29, 2020 · Alumni

Alumni Spotlight: Avital Burg, Certificate 2013

Students at New York Studio School are probably the hardest working painters that you will ever meet. This was, and still is to this day, a huge inspiration for me. It instilled in me an almost physical need to go to the studio every morning, and to spend as much time as I can painting, […]

April 28, 2020 · Alumni

Alumni Spotlight: Mark Milroy, MFA 2018

As soon as I came to the New York Studio School, I knew I had finally found my people. Coming to the school at the beginning of mid-career gave me the visual vocabulary to construct paintings that for the past decade and a half I hadn’t been able to make. It shaped the path that […]

April 16, 2020 · Alumni

Student Perspective: Helen Kohnke MFA 2020

I first heard about the New York Studio School from a former Alum, Natasha Wright. At the time I was painting in my bedroom apartment. I was desperate to dive deeper into my studio practice in a supportive community. I’d been looking into MFA programs at the time but hadn’t found one that felt like […]

March 31, 2020 · Student Perspectives

Student Perspective: Rachael Bohlander MFA 2020

             If someone had told me, as I embarked upon my Studio School journey (and the New York Studio School MFA Program is most certainly a journey), that my final thesis project upon graduation would be comprised almost entirely of large very abstracted plaster semi-figurative sculptures, I would have laughed […]

March 10, 2020 · Student Perspectives

Alumni Spotlight: Carlo D’Anselmi, MFA 2015

“I’ve never known another place quite like the New York Studio School. The excitement and dedication of the teachers and students is infectious for a lifetime. I am forever grateful to my mentors and peers who intensified my desire to create, taught me how to see, and encouraged me to develop a voice with which […]

March 8, 2020 · Alumni

Alumni Spotlight: Katie Ruiz, MFA 2015

“The New York Studio School is the best educational experience I have ever had. I learned so much at the school about how to be a good painter. As a student, I got to meet people that I never would have otherwise and I got to be a part of the New York Art World. […]

March 7, 2020 · Alumni

Pushing the Wall Projects: Jim Condron & Martin Dull

Jim Condron Statement:My recent works are operatic paintings and assemblage constructions where nostalgia, remorse, repression, stamina, chance, and vitality intermingle with paint, thickening mediums, solvents, adhesives, remnants, wood, foam, cement, scrap metal, plastic, repurposed animal fur, clothing, and occasionally metal, mannequins, and farm equipment.  Discarded fragments carry a history and I embed that history, the […]

March 3, 2020 · Dumbo Sculpture Studio

2019 Larry Einbender Award Winner Marco Palli

2019 Larry Einbender Award Winner Marco Palli “The Origin of Sculpture” in the New York Studio School Lobby. Reception: Wednesday, January 29th, 6 – 8 PM, 2020Exhibition on view January 26th– February 7th, 2020   The work explores the object as a mirror, where one can see what one knows about. The exhibition presents works […]

January 28, 2020 · Travel Scholarships and Grants

Sculpture From 8 West 8th Street

January 27, 2020 · Dumbo Sculpture Studio

2019 Hohenberg Award Winner Charity Baker

  2019 Hohenberg Award Winner Charity Baker presents “The Red Passion Suite” in the New York Studio School Lobby. Reception: Wednesday, January 22nd, 6 – 8 PM, 2020Exhibition on view January 12th – 24th, 2020   The Red Passion Suite The Red Passion Suite is a series of paintings, describing a relationship between two people who got back […]

January 10, 2020 · Travel Scholarships and Grants

Student Perspectives: Charity Baker MFA 2019

My work is partly autobiographical. I am captivated by human interaction, intimacy and landscape. Responding to real-world people and places, my paintings unfold from a winding, obsessive autobiographical narrative; influenced by a cosmist philosophy in which figures and landscapes are transformative. My curiosity with natural light is used to elaborate this running narrative of people in the […]

January 7, 2020 · Student Perspectives

Student Perspectives: Carlo Cittadini MFA 2019

I came to the New York Studio School a few years after completing my BFA at Pratt Institute. I was working a studio building in Crown Heights, and although I treasured the community I had there, I felt there was something missing in my paintings; I was almost happy with my work, and I found […]

January 6, 2020 · Student Perspectives

Pushing the Wall

November 4, 2019 · Dumbo Sculpture Studio, Exhibitions

Alum Review: “Object Form: Thomas Stavovy” by Marco Palli

Thomas Stavovy is the artist in residency in the Dumbo Sculpture Studio and Gallery of the New York Studio School (NYSS) for the 2018-19 program. With a background in painting, he has dedicated three years to earning a certificate degree in sculpture from NYSS under the mentorship of Jilaine Jones, Bruce Gagnier, Jock Ireland, and […]

June 26, 2019 · Alumni, Dumbo Sculpture Studio

Object Form: Thomas Stavovy

NYSS DUMBO Sculpture Studio and Gallery The DUMBO Sculpture Studio and Gallery is located at 20 Jay Street, Studio 307, in Brooklyn. The studios and gallery are open during DUMBO First Thursday Gallery Walks, which are held on the first Thursday of each month from 6 – 8 pm, or by appointment. To schedule a visit please […]

May 28, 2019 · Dumbo Sculpture Studio

2019 DUMBO Open Studios: Thomas Stavovy

The New York Studio School DUMBO Sculpture Studio and Gallery is pleased to present in conjunction with DUMBO Open Studios work by recent graduate Thomas Stavovy. Stavovy explores structures of object-making and display, using wood, cardboard, and plaster, to reconsider an object’s validity and privilege. Saturday, April 27 + Sunday, April 281-6PM DUMBO Open Studios 2019 […]

April 23, 2019 · Dumbo Sculpture Studio

Alum Todd Bienvenu interviewed by Noah Becker in Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art.

Alum Todd Bienvenu interviewed by Noah Becker in Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art.  Todd’s exhibition “Dad Bod” at Galerie Sébastien Bertrand is on view from January 3 – April 27, 2019. Full Interview

March 5, 2019 · Alumni

Snapshots From NYSS

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