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Sculpture, Installation and New Media Art

June 22–July 31, 2020

Tuition: $3,000

4 undergraduate studio credits

Housed in SVA's state-of-the-art facility, this residency gives traditional sculptors and new media artists an opportunity to experiment with the latest in digital technology in an environment that is conducive to inter-media exploration and critical dialogue. The program is intended for serious artists who work in sculpture and installation, as well as those engaging in digital video, digital sculpture, rapid prototyping, 3D graphics and other new media. 


Our sculpture facilities allow for working with wood, plaster, ceramics, metal, plastics and custom electronics, et al. Those artists whose interests are in digital art can opt to work with high-end digital photography and video. In addition, access to rapid prototyping and laser technologies is available. CNC-related output is dependent on participants' software comprehension for clean model-building and pricing is competitive with industry standards. Integrated computer workstations allow artists to create 3D models for output and edit high-definition videos and professional-quality soundtracks. The facility is designed for fluid movement between digital and traditional media and is well equipped to support inter-media installation and performance work, including multi-channel audio and video installations and performance using interactive media and video. Artists who are interested in hybrid forms and new media in two, three and four dimensions will find the environment conducive to an experimental approach to art-making. The program features a techno-ceramics component, which includes 3D printing with clay.


Located in the heart of New York City's Chelsea gallery district, participants have their own studio space where they meet with faculty for individual critiques. The program includes seminars, equipment demonstrations, lectures, site visits, gallery walks and dialogue with participants of the various residency programs. Residents are suggested to have some basic skill sets. Technical and safety workshops are mandatory and will be held at the beginning of each residency. Staff technicians are on site for consultation only, not fabrication of artwork.


Guest lecturers include artists, critics, curators and gallery directors. Faculty members are selected for their diverse perspectives and professional experience. The critiques and lectures complement the studio work to form an intensive program of hard work, learning and personal development. The program culminates in an open studio exhibition, which enables participants to present their work to the public. 


The Sculpture Center is open Monday–Thursday, 9am–10pm; Friday and Saturday, 9am–6pm; and Sunday, 12 noon–6pm. Artists have access to the studios daily from 8am–11pm. Overnight stays are allowed with entry to the building prior to 11pm. 


Faculty and guest lecturers have included Suzanne AnkerRon Baron, Ofri Cnaani, Will CorwinSteve DeFrankAyana Evans, Michael Joaquin Grey, Alois KronschlägerSaul OstrowDavid Ross, Jerry Saltz and Tyler Rowland.


NOTE: A portfolio is required for review and acceptance to this program. Residents who wish to borrow equipment from the Fine Arts Digital Lab are required to submit 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. 


For further information or questions regarding SVA's Summer Residencies email residency@sva.edu or call 212.592.2188.