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Faculty Perspective: Clintel Steed “Silent Heroes in the Times of Darkness”

There is so much going through me right now that it’s even hard to begin at the word “the”. So as I do let’s begin with the date, it’s 6-3-2020 and it’s currently 4:15. Today temperature wise it feels like it should. The sun is shining and the air feels clean. It’s that time when […]

June 22, 2020 · Faculty

Alumni Spotlight: Jeffrey Morabito, MFA 2018

Upon coming to the New York Studio School and seeing the work ethic of the students, I understood the profound reason why the word studio is ingrained in this school’s name. The School has been an invaluable part of countless artists’ journey and it is a place where I grew as an artist and a […]

June 16, 2020 · Alumni

Alumni Spotlight: Minku Kim, MFA 2017

My time in NYSS sharpened my critical lens and taught me what it means to evolve as an artist. It requires a tremendous amount of focus and discipline.  Graham Nickson’s Drawing Marathons gave me rigorous mental and physical strengths that have been an invaluable foundation for my daily artistic practice. Not only have I learned […]

June 16, 2020 · Alumni

Alumni Spotlight: Todd Bienvenu, MFA Program 2007

  The studio school got me to New York, taught me how to be an artist and introduced me to lifelong friends. I learned how to see, how to use materials, and how to construct paintings. During this time of social distancing, the New York Studio School celebrates our alumni and their unwavering dedication to […]

June 16, 2020 · Alumni

Alumni Spotlight: Fukuko Harris, MFA 2014

I was introduced to the New York Studio School through Dean Graham Nickson’s Marathon Program. The courses were incredibly rich and intense and deepened my understanding of the language of art and showed me that there was much more to learn. Graham taught me that the drawing was its own language and could be used […]

June 16, 2020 · Alumni

Alumni Studio Visit: Gina Werfel

NYSS: Describe a typical day in studio. Gina Werfel: These days very little is typical – I wake up to news about the disturbing political and racial conflicts we live with, in hopes that the protests nationwide will compel national and local leadership to jump start the process of reform. I usually bike 2 miles […]

June 15, 2020 · Alumni

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

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