Photo/Video: The Lens and Screen Arts
Dates: July 1–August 12, 2020
4 undergraduate studio credits
Hosted by the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department at SVA, this intensive studio residency offers lens-based artists an immersive experience in contemporary art-making. Weekly critiques and individual meetings with faculty mentors will be supplemented with lectures, screenings and workshops (video installation and performance). Particular attention will be given to helping artists
refine the relationship between their practice, the history and traditions of lens-based arts (photography, video, multimedia installation, VR etc.) and critical theory.
Each resident will be given a small studio/workspace and have full access to the printing and studio facilities at the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department, including studio equipment, digital imaging and output centers. Studio facilities are available from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm daily, and overnight stays are allowed with entry to the building prior to 11:00 pm.
This residency will encourage participants to explore the full potential and diversity of the lens-based arts and is ideally suited for artists interested in seeking a graduate degree or who wish to advance their creative practice in a supportive and rigorous environment. The residency will conclude with a final exhibition and screening.
Scheduled faculty and guest lecturers include Elinor Carucci, Natasha Chuk, Isaac Diggs, Ben Hagari, Laura Parnes, Lyle Rexer and Liz Zito.
Prerequisites: Participants must have completed a minimum of two years of college and demonstrate fluency in the photographic medium.
Note: A portfolio is required for review and acceptance to this program. Residents who wish to borrow equipment from the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department are required to provide proof of insurance with rental endorsement, listing SVA as a co-insured. Participants will be held responsible for payment of any loss, theft or damage incurred to the equipment. SVA provides information on affordable insurance plans.