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Human Tribe

April 1 - 15, 2021
Wenying Zhang, Nature #2, 2020, Archival inkjet print, 8 x 12 inches

School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents “Human Tribe,” a juried exhibition of multidisciplinary works by SVA students. Organized by SVA Galleries, the exhibition will be on view online from Thursday, April 1, through Thursday, April 15, at galleries.sva.edu.


“Human Tribe” features 14 artists using storytelling and mark-making to cope with feelings of isolation, ennui and fear. Their paintings, drawings, animations and photographs convey a sense of disconnect with our own nature and reckon with its effects on the human psyche. Wide-ranging in scope, covering topics such as death, desperation, lack of belonging, a search for spirituality in daily life and destruction of the human habitat, this exhibition acknowledges the pain and confusion of our times while simultaneously pointing toward the need for interpersonal connection. Collectively, these explorations shed light on our common bond of the human condition. 


Artists featured in this exhibition are current students Samuel E. Anderson (BFA Photography and Video), Mary Lindstrom (BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects), Haolun Liu (BFA Design), Keyi Liu (BFA Illustration), Carolina Paz (MFA Fine Arts), Juliet Schreckinger (BFA Illustration), Simiao Wang (MFA Illustration as Visual Essay), Zhihan Wang (BFA Illustration), Zichun Wang (MFA Computer Arts), Meixi Xu (BFA Interior Design), Qiyue Zhang (BFA Illustration), Tira Zhang (BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects), Wenying Zhang (MFA Photography, Video and Related Media) and Tianyi Zhou (BFA Illustration).