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Photographer Janelle Lynch’s Summer at NYSS

  This summer, more urgent than wander or rest, I immersed myself—a large-format landscape photographer with a 20-year practice—in six weeks of Marathons at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture. I spent two weeks working in each medium. In the Drawing Marathon, I drew with charcoal from life with Graham Nickson […]

August 8, 2018 · Marathons

The Chautauquan Daily: Painter Baker Returns to the School of Art After a Architecture Career

Charity Baker, MFA 2019, recipient of the New York Studio School Chautauqua School of Art Scholarship interviewed about her experience this summer at Chautauqua. “Baker recalled her time at Chautauqua, where she learned how to paint and draw and fell in love with the craft. She enrolled in a 12-hour-a-day marathon drawing program at the […]

July 16, 2018 · News, Student Perspectives

Tracking The Curve: Pop-Up Exhibition

Tracking the Curve showcases works created during Graham Nickson’s Drawing Marathon based on establishing the closest point to the artist’s eye, then trying to understand the complex space that emanated from that. With paper, paint, and charcoal, the students created drawings from life on the convex surface of umbrellas. These works represent the bold way of […]

June 18, 2018 · Events, Exhibitions, Marathons

Susanna Coffey on creative breakthroughs

Susanna Coffey speaks on painting her self-portrait as a way to prepare for teaching, which led to an important realization on breakthroughs. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School. Recorded on February 13, 2018.

Christopher Rothko on a dialogue between Turner and Mark Rothko

Christopher Rothko speaks with Metropolitan Museum of Art curator, Kathryn Calley Galitz, on affinities between J.M.W Turner and the work of his father, Mark Rothko. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School. Recorded on February 6, 2018. For more information on our lecture season, please visit us here.

Student Perspectives: Mona Shen MFA 2018

Mona Shen, a second year MFA student, shares with us her Studio School experience.  When I was still in undergraduate art school, I struggled with all the theoretical art talks and arguments about painting more as a concept instead of a practice. I felt quite lost because of the lack of studio practice for my painter’s […]

April 23, 2018 · Student Perspectives

Leon Golub on painting truth, 1979

In the first of his many lectures at the New York Studio School, painter Leon Golub answers a student’s question on his work’s “battle on the canvas.” Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series. Recorded on July 12, 1979. For more information on our current lecture season please visit us here.      

David Humphrey on meeting John Cage at NYSS

Painter David Humphrey describes his encounter with John Cage at the New York Studio School, during the Q&A portion of a lecture from the 1970s. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School. Recorded on February 17, 2015. For information on our current lecture season please visit us here.

Philip Pearlstein on drawing with Mercedes Matter

Painter Philip Pearlstein describes what it was like to draw with Mercedes Matter in the 1950s, when they were both still faculty at Pratt Institute. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School. Recorded on January 1, 2008. For information on our current lecture season please visit us here.

Donald Kuspit on art and money

Art critic and poet, Donald Kuspit, reflects on the relationship between art and money in the contemporary world. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School. Recorded on February 22, 2007. For information on our current lecture season, please visit us here.

Student Perspectives: Marco Palli MFA 2018

Marco Palli, a second year MFA student, shares with us his Studio School experience. I care not about objects themselves, but about the experience objects offer. As simple as this concept may appear to be, it has cost me many years of ongoing observation, meditation, and experimentation to arrive at it. My upbringing in science is the […]

March 12, 2018 · Student Perspectives

Student Perspectives: Hagar Shur MFA 2018

Hagar Shur, a second year MFA student, shares with us her Studio School experience. When Adam and Eve where expelled from paradise, Eve said, “I think we are in a time of transition.” I am not as innocent as Eve, and I have not been expelled, yet, but I do feel Studio School is a place […]

March 1, 2018 · Student Perspectives

DUMBO Sculpture Studio Presents Objecthood

  New York Studio School DUMBO Sculpture Studio 20 Jay Street, #307 Brooklyn, NY 11201  

February 26, 2018 · Dumbo Sculpture Studio

Rachel Stern on Degenerate Art

Founding Director of the Fritz Ascher Society, Rachel Stern, describes modern art in Germany soon before and during World War 2, and what it meant to be an artist during that time. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School, recorded on November 8, 2017. For information on our […]

Student Perspectives: Emily Nam MFA 2018

Emily Nam, second year MFA student, shares with us her Studio School experience. It was in the periphery that my life would take course at the New York Studio School.  My thoughts had wandered on its name and a desire to take graduate studies allured me. With minimal training in Painting and Drawing, I was […]

February 14, 2018 · Student Perspectives

Roberta Smith on two works from Elizabeth Murray

New York Times art critic Roberta Smith speaks with curator Jason Andrew, describing two paintings from Elizabeth Murray. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School. Recorded on November 29, 2017. For information on our current lecture season please visit us here.

Irena Jurek on the importance of story

Irena Jurek describes how story motivates her in her work. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series. Recorded on November 14, 2017. For information on our current lecture season please visit us at: http://www.nyss.org/lectures.

Peter Saul on recent works and painting with acrylic

Painter Peter Saul looks at two recent works and gives some technical advice on acrylic paint. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series. Recorded on October 10, 2017. For information on our current lecture season please visit us at: http://www.nyss.org/lectures.

2018 Open Studios

The New York Studio School will open its doors to the public on Sunday, February 11, 1-5pm, to welcome guests to visit the Studios of many of our MFA II and Certificate III students. Every studio is different, from the architecture and character of the space, to the work being made. Our Recruitment Coordinator will […]

January 23, 2018 · Events

2017 Larry Einbender Travel Award Winner Thomas Stavovy presents New Sculpture

  2017 Larry Einbender Travel Award Winner Thomas Stavovy presents New Sculpture in the New York Studio School Lobby. Exhibition on view January 22 – 28, 2018 Reception Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 24, 6:00-8:00 PM LARRY EINBENDER Travel Award — awarded for use as a stipend for European travel to a full-time qualified sculpture student who […]

January 22, 2018 · Alumni, Travel Scholarships and Grants

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