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Commencement Address

Each year, in May, to celebrate the graduation of our MFA and Certificate Students, The New York Studio School invites distinguished professionals to deliver the address at our Commencement to honor the accomplishments of each graduate.

Past speakers as follows:

2020Eliza Rathbone
2019Jack Flam
2018Joachim Pissarro
2017Alisa LaGamma
2016Mary Tompkins Lewis
2015Frederick Ilchman
2014Siri Hustvedt
2013Mark Stevens
2012Jed Perl
2011Iriving Sandler
2010Carter Ratcliff
2009Kathryn Calley Galitz
2008Harry Cooper
2007Michael Brenson
2006Francine Prose
2005Carroll Janis
2004Arthur Danto
2003Ruth Miller Forge
2002 
2001Andrew Forge
2000David McKee

Selected PDF’s of past addresses:

To download a PDF of Carter Ratcliff’s 2010 Commencement Address click here.

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