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Alumni Studio Visit: Carol Diamond

NYSS: Describe a typical day in the studio. Carol Diamond: My studio is in my home and my home is my studio; I walk through it and am IN it most of the day, especially during the months of Zoom teaching. So, being in the studio doesn’t make it a Studio Day. Typically, I multitask […]

September 28, 2021 · Alumni

Certificate Student Nikheel Iyer Shares His Insights into His Art-Making Experiences

  “Nikheel Iyer’s life has been a long and arduous journey filled with challenges and hard work. He has been hearing impaired since birth and does not communicate through sign language. Instead, he uses hearing aids, cell phones, Facetime, transcription services, speech-to-text systems, and much more to communicate with others. Most of all, Iyer expresses […]

September 14, 2021 · Student Perspectives

Student Perspective – Virtual Marathon: Samantha Howard

Before taking Room with a View Virtual Landscape Painting Marathon with Fran O’Neill, I had not done much landscape painting. In my own work, I consider myself a still life painter, but was drawn to this particular Marathon because of the implications of its title. In my recent work I had been increasingly exploring interiors […]

August 31, 2021 · Marathons

Sculpture Forum 22: Clay Figure Critique. New York Studio School with Garth Evans and Bruce Gagnier

“The human figure is an essential touchstone of sculpture, remade generation by generation as it must be today, by contemporary artists. Over three decades working together at the New York Studio School, Garth Evans and Bruce Gagnier conducted life-size figure critiques that are now legendary. Those had been undocumented, but the recent Figure Marathon, taught […]

August 24, 2021 · Marathons

Student Perspective – Virtual Marathons: Liz ZJ Li

­Room with a View: Zoom with Magic More than Painting The 2021 Virtual Painting Marathon “Room with a View” with Fran O’Neill was not just about painting. The two-week intensive program opened so many doors for me: playing with color, bringing life to brushwork, designing a journey on canvas, being empowered to walk out of […]

August 17, 2021 · Marathons

In the Studio with NYSS Instructor Jenny Lynn McNutt

NYSS Instructor Jenny Lynn McNutt shares ceramic sculpture created at Taoxichuan International Studio, Jingdezhen, China, at EKWC in The Netherlands and in Brooklyn, New York.    “The practice of painting and sculpting is both a reckoning with my own body, the body of the world and the urge toward language. For me painting and sculpting […]

August 10, 2021 · Faculty

Alumni Studio Visit: Adrianne Lobel

New York Studio School: Describe a typical day in studio. Adrianne Lobel: My year is split in two. From November to May, I work in my studio in Hoboken, NJ – a big wonderful industrial space that I found right after graduating from the New York Studio School in 2015.  Then from May to November, I […]

August 3, 2021 · Alumni

Alumni Studio Visit: Misato Pang, MFA 2019

NYSS: Describe a typical day in studio. Misato Pang: Honestly, I don’t think I have a “typical day.” Depending on my mood and day, sometimes I paint out in the landscape or at home with the figure, and sometimes I experiment with whatever that comes to my mind. NYSS: Take us through your process. What […]

July 27, 2021 · Alumni

Alumni Studio Visit: Ron Milewicz

NYSS: Describe a typical day in studio. Ron Milewicz: I am not sure that I have a typical day as I sometimes work upstate and sometimes in New York City. Sometimes I draw outside, and sometimes I paint in the studio. I am usually focused on one or the other activity for extended periods of time. […]

July 14, 2021 · Alumni

Alumni Studio Visit: Jeanette Fintz

NYSS: Describe a typical day in studio. Jeanette Fintz: Things are quite different in my studio life, in some respects, then they have been for many years. Instead of walking 30 ft to my studio I’m walking through the streets of Hudson to a rented studio that’s also shared with my husband. That’s the new […]

July 6, 2021 · Alumni

Alumni Spotlight: Caroline Blum

My experience at the New York Studio School was the beginning of my becoming the artist that I am today. I came to the New York Studio School from California and the moment I walked in the door and up the historic staircase, I felt that I was in a place I always wanted to […]

June 29, 2021 · Alumni

Alumni Studio Visit: Elizabeth Hazan

NYSS: Describe a typical day in studio. Elizabeth Hazan: Although I make both drawings with ink and watercolor on paper and oil on canvas paintings, I generally dive right into the painting I’ve been working on recently. When I get to the studio, I might sit down for a minute and try to gather where […]

June 14, 2021 · Alumni

Student Perspective – Virtual Marathons: Camila Chaves Cortes

The Virtual Marathon with Dean Graham Nickson at the New York Studio School was a way for me to excel in artistic skills while enjoying exciting practices, critiques, and guidance which takes one on a journey of discovery and unknown creativity.  Be prepared to give your most and at the end of the marathon you […]

May 11, 2021 · Marathons

Alumni Studio Visit: Chris Duncan

NYSS: Describe a typical day in studio. Chris Duncan: It varies. I work in two different studios, one at Union College, where I teach, and the other at our house in Maine. The Maine studio is seasonal for now. At UC, I try to start by 10am or 11am each morning that I am not […]

May 4, 2021 · Alumni

Student Exhibition: Andrew Bulger and Valerie Glickstein

Certificate Student Exhibition:Andrew BulgerValerie GlicksteinApril 20 – 30, 2021

April 22, 2021 · Student Gallery

Alumni Studio Visit: Sarah King, MFA 2015

NYSS: Describe a typical day in studio. Sarah King: My studio practice and painting are directly linked to my children. When I have a little help, I work for two hours every Monday morning. Then I work from 1-3pm during the kids’ naps (if I am lucky), and then again from 8-11:30pm when they are […]

April 20, 2021 · Alumni

Student Exhibition: Grace Carney, Nick Hill, and Nora Cohen

Student Exhibition:Grace CarneyNick HillNora Cohen April 8th – 18th, 2021

April 13, 2021 · Student Gallery

Student Perspective: Alison Causer, MFA 2021

I believe it was 2017 when NYSS Alum Case Jernigan wandered into my then studio/living room in Bushwick, Brooklyn. He was visiting his friend who happened to be subletting with us at the time. Case looked at my work and quickly suggested I check out a Marathon at the New York Studio School. I did […]

April 13, 2021 · Student Perspectives

Student Perspective: Irene Cole, Virtual Certificate

My painting practice for years has been to paint when I had spare time, fitting it in around family and work schedules all the while dreaming about going to art school to dive deeper into the process. The need to spend so much time away from home to accomplish my goal has held me back […]

April 6, 2021 · Student Perspectives

Alumni Studio Visit: Hearne Pardee

NYSS: Describe a typical day in studio. Hearne Pardee: I go to my studio on the UC Davis campus around 10 AM, where an array of north-facing skylights supplies me with abundant natural light all day. Since 2001, I’ve been living in Northern California and teaching at UC Davis. I have been carrying on my […]

March 23, 2021 · Alumni

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