BFA Design students repurpose a two-wheel trailer to explore personal space. Curated by Kevin O’Callaghan, chair of 3D Design, the exhibition is on view March 13 through April 12 at the SVA Gramercy Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street, New York City. Admission is free and open to the public.
In this exhibition, each artist is given a two-wheel trailer with which to illustrate the idea of personal space. O’Callaghan explains, “In a time when personal space is disappearing, I’ve asked these artists to create a compact, functional space that can serve as a personal outlet. After each student designed their own personal haven, the environment was retrofitted onto its own mobile utility cart—one the designer can tow with them and hide inside when needed most. Each vignette on display is an expression of internal creativity, motivation and inspiration.” The design of efficient and affordable housing and alternative living spaces also factors into the exhibition’s thematic direction.
Under the guidance of Art Directors Club Hall of Fame laureates and AIGA medalists as well as the industry's rising talents, SVA BFA Design students focus on conceptual problem solving—based on visual literacy, technological skills and an in-depth study of formalism—while preparing a marketable portfolio that showcases their individual voices. Multidisciplinary in its curriculum and faculty, BFA Design offers four concentrations: 3D Design, Graphic Design, Interactive Design and Motion Graphics. The program facilitates student participation in major design competitions and graduating students attend a job fair to expand their network of prominent industry professionals.