The Printed Image

February 9 - 25, 2019
Photo of printmaking artwork hung from inset walls, with pedestals in middle of room displaying books and a large lightbox print on plexiglass to the far right.


Tue, Feb 19; 6:00 - 8:00pm

School of Visual Arts presents “The Printed Image”: an exhibition of printmaking by BFA Fine Arts students. Curated by Gunars Prande and David Sandlin, the exhibitions will be on view from Saturday, February 9, through Monday, February 25, at the SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, New York City.

The Printed Image, curated by Gunars Prande (prints) and David Sandlin (books)

The artists in this show have all chosen to work with traditional forms of printmaking to create unique works and artist books. By working as both artist and printer they have the chance to make creative decisions and variations while printing, changing a traditionally reproductive process to one of direct image-making. The artists in this show come from backgrounds in drawing, painting, sculpture and illustration and have found creative ways to use traditional printmaking processes. There is something intriguing about using your creativity in a new way, of finding a new process and creating art by hand and in multiples.

Featured print artists: Alexandre Brodski, Michael Hannan, Maeve McGlinchey, Jacob Mills, Carlos Vela, Kairong Zhang.

Featured book artists: Mathew Bustamente, George Cardozo, Stanley Chen, Xin Yuan Huang, Letao Ma, Sophia Margolin, Haomin Shi, Mai Ta.

BFA Fine Arts at SVA prepares students to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing field head on. With a faculty of approximately 100 active artists, critics and curators, a distinguished roster of guest lecturers and various exhibition opportunities, the department offers direct and multifaceted engagement with the largest art community in the world. From coursework in anatomy, figure drawing and color theory, to interdisciplinary workshops in digital and photo-based media, the curriculum provides the broadest possible means of expression. A digital lab with advanced recording, editing and projection technology, fully equipped printmaking facilities and sculpture studios with computerized (CNC) milling machines are among the department’s many resources.

Presented in the same space is China: 2019,Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones But Words Will Never Hurt Me, and Liminality, three exhibitions of painting, sculpture and new media by BFA Fine Arts students.

Free and open to the public