LinkedIn, Surrogates, Artist/Printer and Books
School of Visual Arts presents “LinkedIn: From Photography, to Painting, to Sculpture and New Media,” “Surrogates,” “Artist/Printer” and “Books,” four exhibitions of work by BFA Fine Arts students. Curated by department chair Suzanne Anker, Gary Sherman, assistant to the chair, and faculty members Gunars Prande (MFA 1993 Fine Arts) and David Sandlin, respectively, the exhibitions are on view Saturday, February 27, through Saturday, March 12, at the SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, New York City.
Participating artists in “LinkedIn” include Martica Apicella, Domenica Battaglia, Christy Bencosme, Andrew Cziraki, Katherine Blackburne, Alexander Bustamante, Alexandra De Foe, David Huerta, Jialin Liu, Ryan Margulies, Evan Peltzman, Arezu Salamzadeh, Rebecca Schwartzstein, Tsai Ling Tseng, Dillon Utter and Lauren Ziroli.
Participating artists in “Surrogates” include Amy Destefano, Adebunmi Gbadebo, Devin Tamiazzo and John Wells.
Participating artists in “Artist/Printer” include Justin Adkins, Abdulmosen Albinali, Tae Su Kim, John Sandroni and Masamitsu Shigeta.
Participating artists in “Books” include Daphne Brophy, Seungkyung Oh, Paul Simundich, Yafei Wang and Brigitte Woltjen.
The gallery space also features Soiled, a soil-testing kit prototype created by a team of BFA Fine Arts students and alumni last year, which won the 2015 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) award for best art and design project. The project proposed a less harmful, more ecologically friendly way to gauge nutrient levels in soil, as current testing methods employed by the agricultural industry require the handling of several toxic chemicals. The team was led by BFA Fine Arts Chair Suzanne Anker, and advised by Joseph DeGiorgis, a scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory, and Oliver Medvedik, a synthetic biologist and co-founder of Genspace.
BFA Fine Arts at SVA prepares students to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing field head on. With a faculty of approximately 90 active artists, critics and curators, a distinguished roster of guest lecturers and various exhibition opportunities, the department offers direct and multifaceted engagement with New York’s art community. From course work in anatomy, figure drawing and color theory to interdisciplinary workshops in digital and photo-based media, the curriculum provides a broad platform for expression. The department boasts a digital lab with recording, editing and projection technology; fully equipped printmaking facilities; sculpture studios with computerized milling machines; and the Nature and Technology Lab, where living materials can be employed in art production.