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Alumni Perspective: Mark Milroy (MFA 2018) Discusses his Exhibition at Nancy Margolis Gallery

What a great surprise it was the day I received a letter from Lilian the Associate Director of Nancy Margolis Gallery. At first, I thought how do they know me? Is this real? I knew the gallery and several of the artists that they have shown and more than that the significance of the gallery. Nancy […]

February 8, 2022 · Alumni

Alumni Studio Visit: Georgia McGovern (MFA 2019)

NYSS: Describe a typical day in your studio. Georgia McGovern: I often work “in the field” out in nature or cities taking notes and sketching, but I also have a small studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn, that I share with a soapmaker. The bulk of my studio time is in the preparatory drawings. Even if […]

February 1, 2022 · Alumni

Library Internship at NYSS: Saoma Ozoria

Thanks to a grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the New York Studio School was able to host a paid internship for a rising high school senior or early undergraduate student in the John McEnroe Library during the summer of 2021. Saoma Ozoria, an honor roll student with an interest in illustration, was chosen […]

January 26, 2022 · Travel Scholarships and Grants

2021 Hohenberg Travel Award: Bee Chessman

The Hohenberg travel award allowed me a month of the freedom an artist craves: time to simply look with the quietness of mind and internal space to welcome the effect of beautiful and astounding things. This past November was spent wandering, seeing and drawing. Weeklong returns to the same museum were punctuated by treasure hunt […]

January 12, 2022 · Travel Scholarships and Grants

Alumni Studio Visit: Rosie Lopeman (Certificate 2016)

NYSS: Describe a typical day in your studio. Rosie Lopeman: What feels meaningful keeps changing, so I’m finding ways to follow it. To begin, I have to let all this content arise:— anxiety, restlessness, inspiration, doubt, ambitions — all this stuff has to be allowed to wash over me for a while. I just need […]

November 9, 2021 · Alumni

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

  Art is a tool that transcends all barriers of communication, language, culture, and vocabulary. It is here to stay, now and forever, waiting to be explored and expanded to greater heights and depths of human emotions and experiences. Nikeel Iyer knows this firsthand, as after being born hearing impaired, he has used art to […]

September 14, 2021 · News

Student Perspective: Samantha Howard on “Room with a View” Virtual Landscape Painting Marathon with Fran O’Neill

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, Student Perspectives

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: Liz ZJ Li on “Room with a View” Virtual Landscape Painting Marathon with Fran O’Neill

­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, Student Perspectives

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 (CERT 2015)

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: Camila Chaves Cortes on the Virtual Marathon with Graham Nickson

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, Student Perspectives

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

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