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Category: Student Perspectives

Student Perspective: Helen Kohnke MFA 2020

I first heard about the New York Studio School from a former Alum, Natasha Wright. At the time I was painting in my bedroom apartment. I was desperate to dive deeper into my studio practice in a supportive community. I’d been looking into MFA programs at the time but hadn’t found one that felt like […]

March 31, 2020 · Student Perspectives

Student Perspective: Rachael Bohlander MFA 2020

             If someone had told me, as I embarked upon my Studio School journey (and the New York Studio School MFA Program is most certainly a journey), that my final thesis project upon graduation would be comprised almost entirely of large very abstracted plaster semi-figurative sculptures, I would have laughed […]

March 10, 2020 · Student Perspectives

Student Perspectives: Charity Baker MFA 2019

My work is partly autobiographical. I am captivated by human interaction, intimacy and landscape. Responding to real-world people and places, my paintings unfold from a winding, obsessive autobiographical narrative; influenced by a cosmist philosophy in which figures and landscapes are transformative. My curiosity with natural light is used to elaborate this running narrative of people in the […]

January 7, 2020 · Student Perspectives

Student Perspectives: Carlo Cittadini MFA 2019

I came to the New York Studio School a few years after completing my BFA at Pratt Institute. I was working a studio building in Crown Heights, and although I treasured the community I had there, I felt there was something missing in my paintings; I was almost happy with my work, and I found […]

January 6, 2020 · Student Perspectives, Uncategorized

The Chautauquan Daily: Lois Jubeck and Don Kimes

Alumni and former NYSS faculty Don Kimes discusses his time as Director of the Chautauqua School of Art. “Kimes took the job as visual arts director in 1986, soon after he started teaching at American University. He’d already worked as a faculty member and program director at the New York Studio School, and wanted to […]

August 15, 2018 · News, Student Perspectives