Digital Short Story
School of Visual Arts presents “Digital Short Story,” an exhibition of projects by MFA Visual Narrative students. Curated by faculty members Jim Rugg and Mark Sable, the exhibition is on view May 27 through June 14 at the SVA Flatiron Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street, New York City. Admission is free.
Participating artists include Ryan Ansel, Zachary Ares, Louisa Bertman, Katie Brier, Ann Coddou, Craig Coss, Anna Eveslage, Jenny Goldstick, Steven Little, Melissa Malzkuhn, Ivory Nùñez-Medrano, Alison Paul, Jacob Reilly, Feifei Ruan, Ryan Weber and Nadia Wilson.
“‘Story: Visualized’ is the motto and mission statement of SVA’s groundbreaking MFA in Visual Narrative program, where the artist is author,” Rugg and Sable write. “From storyboards to comics to picture books, these digital short stories and their accompanying physical art are the culmination of the year’s work from the inaugural class, visualizing stories that showcase their wide array of talents and distinct authorial voices.”
MFA Visual Narrative at SVA is an evolutionary, low-residency graduate program in visual storytelling, chaired by editorial illustrator and comic book artist Nathan Fox. Comprised of three eight-week summer sessions in New York City and two academic years online, the program places equal emphasis on creative writing and figurative visual expression. It is designed for both working professionals and recent graduates from all creative disciplines who are dedicated to the art and craft of visual storytelling as both artist and author.