An Evening with Roz Chast

Nov 28, 2018; 7:00 - 9:00pm
Self-portrait illustration by Roz Chast against a blue diamond-shaped background, with a drawn torn edge around the portrait.
Credit: Self-portrait by Roz Chast

School of Visual Arts will honor illustrator Roz Chast with the 30th annual Masters Series Award and Exhibition. In addition to presenting a comprehensive retrospective of her celebrated career, "The Masters Series: Roz Chast," SVA will host an artist's talk with Chast on Wednesday, November 28, 7:00 – 9:00pm, at SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street.

"The Masters Series: Roz Chast" will include never-before-seen cartooning and illustration work, selections from her more than 20 books, a new hand-drawn mural, notebooks Chast kept in high school, embroideries, hooked rugs and hand-dyed pysanky, or Ukrainian-style Easter eggs. The exhibition will be on view from November 17 through December 15, 2018 at the SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, New York City. Admission is free and open to the public. An opening reception will be held at the gallery on Thursday, November 29, 6:00 – 8:00pm. All events are free and open to the public. 

In 1988, SVA founder Silas H. Rhodes instituted SVA's Masters Series, an award and exhibition honoring great visual communicators of our time. Although the achievements of many groundbreaking designers, illustrators, art directors and photographers are known to and lauded by their colleagues, their names often go unrecognized by the general public. The Masters Series brings greater exposure to those whose influence has been felt strongly and by many, yet without widespread recognition.

Masters Series laureates are Marshall Arisman, Saul Bass, R.O. Blechman, Ivan Chermayeff, Seymour Chwast, Paul Davis, Lou Dorfsman, Heinz Edelmann, Jules Feiffer, Louise Fili, Shigeo Fukuda, Tom Geismar, Milton Glaser, April Greiman, Steven Heller, George Lois, Mary Ellen Mark, Ed McCabe, James McMullan, Duane Michals, Christoph Niemann, Tony Palladino, Paula Scher, Edward Sorel, Deborah Sussman, George Tscherny, Paul Rand and Massimo Vignelli.

Free and open to the public
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