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Category: Student Perspectives

Certificate Student Nikheel Iyer Shares His Insights into His Art-Making Experiences

  “Nikheel Iyer’s life has been a long and arduous journey filled with challenges and hard work. He has been hearing impaired since birth and does not communicate through sign language. Instead, he uses hearing aids, cell phones, Facetime, transcription services, speech-to-text systems, and much more to communicate with others. Most of all, Iyer expresses […]

September 14, 2021 · Student Perspectives

Student Perspective: Alison Causer, MFA 2021

I believe it was 2017 when NYSS Alum Case Jernigan wandered into my then studio/living room in Bushwick, Brooklyn. He was visiting his friend who happened to be subletting with us at the time. Case looked at my work and quickly suggested I check out a Marathon at the New York Studio School. I did […]

April 13, 2021 · Student Perspectives

Student Perspective: Irene Cole, Virtual Certificate

My painting practice for years has been to paint when I had spare time, fitting it in around family and work schedules all the while dreaming about going to art school to dive deeper into the process. The need to spend so much time away from home to accomplish my goal has held me back […]

April 6, 2021 · Student Perspectives

Student Perspective: Halle Dillon MFA 2020

I first learned about the New York Studio School as an undergraduate through my college professors at Hollins University. I understood it was a serious art school for committed artists but moving to New York City for grad school seemed like an impossible dream to me at the time. After graduating from Hollins, I joined […]

December 7, 2020 · Student Perspectives

Student Perspective: Jamie Allen MFA 2020

The choice to continue my education was less in pursuit of an MFA, and more so in finding a community that would nurture my growth as a studio artist.  I ultimately decided to apply to the New York Studio School after a series of encounters which showed that this was, undoubtedly, the perfect option for […]

November 17, 2020 · Student Perspectives