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Category: 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

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

National Association of Women Artists: Hagar Shur Fletcher

Hagar Fletcher, MFA 2018, interviewed by the National Association of Women Artists. “Being aware of society’s ills, I wanted to collaborate with women from deprived conditions. In Israel I chose to work with five refugees from Sudan and together we worked for nine months on that installation. We all benefited. In the future, I will […]

August 13, 2018 · News, Student Perspectives