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As members of the community, students participate closely in the creation of an atmosphere of serious work and mutual respect.

Student Shows

The Student Gallery is organized and run by students, and gives them the opportunity to see their work outside the studio in a different, independent context while presenting it to their peers and the public. Shows can feature finished works or works-in-progress, and are framed, curated and hung by the students themselves.

Students are also responsible for publicizing the show, mailing invitations and hosting an opening reception. The work is discussed in a seminar held in the gallery, conducted by the exhibiting students.

Exhibitions are usually two-person shows, although group exhibitions from painting and sculpture ateliers may also be featured as part of the program. Exhibitions are generally available to students who have studied at the School for more than one year.

Openings are on Fridays from 6pm – 8pm, during the Spring and Fall Semesters.

Student Governance

As members of the New York Studio School community, students participate closely in the creation of an atmosphere of serious work and mutual respect that is expected of staff, faculty and student alike.

The Board of Governors represents a sample of the New York Studio School’s community, including two members of the Board of Trustees, faculty and two Student Representatives. Each fall, elections are conducted for the student positions. Any Certificate or MFA student who has completed at least one year at the School can and is encouraged to become involved. The main responsibility of the Student Representatives is to act as a voice for the concerns and opinions of the student body. Those interested in taking an active part in the governance of the School should speak to the Program Coordinator.

As well as serving on the Board of Governors, the Student Representatives are also responsible for organizing the listings for shows in the Student Gallery, as well as scheduling the associated discussions between the exhibiting students and their peers, which take place every week. Student Reps are also active in encouraging student participation in other events and openings, and often serve as a liaison between the main student body and staff and administration.

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