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Category: Alumni

Alumni Studio Visit: Jonathan Harkham, Certificate 2008

NYSS: Describe a typical day in studio. Jonathan Harkham: I always start the day with a double shot of coffee and try for a consistent 8 hours of painting/drawing. These days I work from sunlight only, so my hours are always determined by sunset. I spend around 12 hours in the studio everyday give or […]

July 13, 2020 · Alumni

Alumni Studio Visit: Kim Uchiyama

New York Studio School: Describe a typical day in the studio. Kim Uchiyama: I often start by meditating for 20 minutes before starting in the studio. It helps me clear the decks of extraneous impulses and helps focus my priorities. Starting a new painting involves a lot of looking at the canvas. I try to […]

July 6, 2020 · Alumni

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