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Throughout its history, the School has seen a variety of students pass through its doors.

From those who helped form the School at its very beginning under the leadership of Mercedes Matter, to the most recent group of MFA graduates. Alumni are spread across the world, and we consider it a privilege to have such a diverse group of people representing the School.

The New York Studio School Alumni Association (NYSSAA) can be accessed here. This website is alumni-run and gives up to date information on alumni activities and opportunities. We do hope you will visit the website The New York Studio School Alumni Association is a voluntary, membership-oriented arm of the New York Studio School composed of former graduates and students of the school. We believe our alumni are fundamental stakeholders of the institution and value their contributions to the School, the art world and to each other’s creative lives.

The mission of the NYSSAA is to

  1. Foster an extended artistic community of alumni to communicate information and ideas that will support, enhance and promote each other’s professional artistic endeavors and
  2. Support the New York Studio School and its goal of educating future artists in a rigorous pursuit of drawing, painting or sculpture.

Are you an Alumni? Would you like to join the Alumni Association?

Visit the Alumni Association Website to sign up for all Alumni Association mailings & opportunities.


The Studio School is excited to release our first ever NYSS Alumni Apparel! We are using this initiative to begin our fundraising efforts for an Alumni Funded Scholarship.

The campaign only runs until AUGUST 11! Click here to buy this exclusive design!

The design features our logo with the addition of “Alumni” on the front, with the signatures from the New York Studio School founding Manifesto on the back, belonging to a group of incredible artists: Alexander “Sandy” Calder, James Brooks, Mark Rothko, Jack Tworkov, Barnett Newman, Adolph Gottlieb, Willem de Kooning, Ibram Lassaw, Isamu Noguchi, Jasper Johns, and Jacques Lipchitz. Check out the Manifesto below!

This design is featured on a Premium Unisex T-Shirt (white and dark heather grey), Crewneck Sweatshirt (white and sport grey), and a 3/4 Sleeve Baseball Tee (premium heather and heather white).

Please consider buying apparel today to make this important fund a reality. Let’s see what we can accomplish as a community and how, through Scholarship support, we can expand our network and elevate alumni of the future!

Snapshots From NYSS

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