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Presented by MA/MAT Art Education

Pillars of Resilience

June 26 - July 31

Illustration of twenty-one women standing against a light pink background with botanical motifs behind the figures.
Credit: La Shel Olivere

School of Visual Arts presents “Pillars of Resilience,” an exhibition of artworks by MAT Art Education students. Curated by Dr. Cathy Rosamond, program chair, the exhibition will be on view from Friday, June 26, through Friday, July 31, at galleries.sva.edu.

 

Resilience is generally considered a positive characteristic—a resilient person or material is able to bounce back from tough conditions. However, societal expectations and the “bootstrap theory” mentality of rewarding only those who are resilient can also have adverse consequences for individuals and communities. Just as no single pillar can hold up a building, a group of pillars even with cracks and broken pieces can hold up an entire structure or community. This exhibition presents nine pillars that weave together stories of resilience.

 

Artists featured in this exhibition are Paul Demuro, Miranda Jang, Erica Koplitz, Natasha Korzeniewski, Lizzy London, Adrianna Molina, Karis Oh, LaShel Olivere and Amanda Stefanese.


SVA MA/MAT Art Education is a graduate program that prepares students for careers as certified art teachers in classrooms or teaching artists in a variety of museum and community contexts. We welcome full-time or part-time candidates to be immersed in contemporary art while learning the foundations, theories and practices necessary for a successful career in art education.

Illustration of twenty-one women standing against a light pink background with botanical motifs behind the figures.

La Shel Olivere, "To Women of Color," 2020, Digital mural, 30 x 42 inches