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Category: Alumni

Alumni Studio Visit: Rachel Rickert (MFA 2015)

NYSS: Describe a typical day in studio; walk us through your process. What are you most excited about in your current work? What are some of the questions you ask yourself as you are working? What keeps you motivated/what are you most passionate about? Rachel Rickert: My paintings are responses to moments I observe in […]

October 6, 2022 · Alumni

Jamie Allen (MFA 2020) Interviewed in Two Coats of Paint

“While the paintings definitely begin in more of an intuitive manner, the way in which the space becomes articulated revolves around the idea of creating a structure, similar to a scaffold, that can then be built upon itself; playing with the edges of the rectangle and the way in which the forms can be considered […]

August 23, 2022 · Alumni, NYSS in DUMBO

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

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