The Broadway Project
School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents “The Broadway Project,” an exhibition of Broadway-inspired posters by first- and second-year students in the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Department. In the fall of 2012, AKA, a full-service advertising and marketing agency in New York, asked the students to create original works that incorporated a Broadway theme and awarded a total of $4,000 in scholarship money to one grand-prize winner and four runners-up. Curated by Department Chair Marshall Arisman and faculty member Carl Titolo, “The Broadway Project” includes works by Te Chao, Hye Jin Chung, Maëlle Doliveux, Claudia Griesbach-Martucci, Katie Hwang, Federico Infante, Jai Kamat, James P. Kerigan, Aram L. Kim, Jordan Lysenko, Harshad Marathe, Luisa Possas, Ada Price, Douglas Salati, Jade Schulz, Cun Shi, Moonsub Shin, Ashley Seil Smith, Laura Tibaquirá, Andrea Tsurumi, Benjamin Wheatley, Kevin Whipple, Annie Won and Daniel Zender.
The MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay is designed to maximize students’ opportunities as figurative artists, from the conventional gallery wall to the full range of 21st-century media. The program fuses the development of creative thinking with technical and communication skills. Additional focus is placed on best practices in navigating the visual art marketplace while empowering students to choose making art as a way of life.