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2013 Alumni Exhibition

The 2013 Alumni Exhibition was packed last Friday night.  Friends and former students gathered to celebrate the diverse works on view in the Main Gallery on 8th Street.

Exhibition Information

Exhibition dates: September 19 – October 12

Gallery open daily: 10am – 6pm

Alumni Association Facebook Page

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Ed Praybe & Jacob Stilley in Upcoming Exhibitions

Recent alumni Ed Praybe and Jacob Stilley are part of a three person exhibition at the Bridge Gallery in Shepherdstown, WV.

Their paintings will be featured through the month of July.  For more information, click HERE.

Ed, the 2012 winner of NYSS’s Hohenberg award, is also part of a group exhibition opening at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland.  Details can be found HERE.

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Recent Alumna’s Mural Project

Amanda Millet-Sorsa, MFA 2013, is actively fundraising in order to travel to Argentine to create a mural project.  She has been invited by the Residency program Proyecto Ace to spend time in Buenos Aires.

To find out more about her fundraising efforts and to support the project, click HERE.

To see her website, click HERE.

Attached find images of her recent work from the 2013 MFA Thesis Exhibition.

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Photos From Ying Li / Eve Aschheim: Recent Paintings

This past Thursday, Ying Li / Eve Aschheim: Recent Paintings opened in the Main Gallery.  Below, see photos from the event.

The exhibition runs June 6 through July 20, 2013 in the Main Gallery on 8 West 8th Street.

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Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Per usual, New York Studio School artists are putting themselves out there.  Below see a short list of upcoming events and exhibitions featuring alumni and faculty.

Asa Schick and Michael Meehan to be featured in the Painting Center’s exhibition ‘Working it Out,’ a celebration of preparatory practices and process.  June 18-July 27, 2013.

Garry Nichols featured in the NY Times Bushwick Open Studios Coverage.

Hadley Nunes, MFA 2011, has been awarded a full residency scholarship to attend the VCCA in Amherst, Virginia.

Olga Sophie Kauppinen: Paintings at WECREATENYC  

Emily Church in Interior Space: Small Scale Abstract Painting. Opening Wednesday, June 5th from 6-8pm. Library Learning Center, Ground Floor, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn NY 11201.

Andrew Seto: Lazy Reader at Theodore: Art in Bushwick.

Thomas Stavovy: Recent Work, June 1 through July 13. West Cove Studio, 30 Elm Street, West Haven, Connecticut.

Maud Bryt‘s bronze ‘Eve’ on view at the Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood exhibition in Stockbridge, MA until October 31, 2013.

Eli Slaydon in Nature / Culture’ at Front Street Gallery in Patterson, New York.

Leo Anker, Lisa Sanders and Greg Whyte in 3x3D at Gallery 212 in Dumbo.  Opening June 6 from 6-8 PM.

Instructor John Lees at Betty Cunningham– May 16-June 22, 2013.

Robert Franca in a group show at Valentine Gallery in Queens, May 21- June 23, 2013.

Hearne Pardee at Alex Bult Gallery in Sacramento, May 7-June 1, 2013.

Elisa Jensen featured in Femalenergy 3 at Woodward Gallery on the LES, May 4-June 30, 2013.

If you know of more exhibitions, email me at wcjernigan (at) and I’ll post them-

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MFA Thesis Exhibition 2013

2013 MFA Thesis Exhibition

Exhibition dates:  May 8 – 22
Open Daily: 10am – 6pm

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Hohenberg Entries

Ed Praybe, MFA 2012, visited last week to present to the community about his travels in Europe.  Ed travelled throughout Europe after receiving the prestigious Hohenberg award, notably visiting Italy, The Netherlands, and Great Britain.  Ed showed slides and spoke about the importance of seeing influential masterworks in person, such as Caravaggio’s St. Matthew cycle in Rome, Lorenzetti’s Allegory of Good and Bad Government, and landscapes by Turner and Constable.  Ed showed slides of his sketchbook pages, careful investigations of the structural qualities of these important works.  In conjunction with the presentation, Ed mounted an exhibition of oil paintings and framed drawings in the downstairs lobby and alcove; paintings that captured the spirit of suburbia as well as faithful drawings from his travels.

This week, the new Hohenberg entries are on display in the student gallery.  Each student submits one piece, along with a statement, to the jury of faculty judges.  See all of the works in the gallery above- and best of luck to the entrants.

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Eleanor Ray, ’12, Upcoming Exhibitions

Recent graduate Eleanor Ray is exhibiting paintings in two upcoming shows.  She is featured in a three person show at 308 at 156 Project Art Space at 156 Fifth Avenue titled Traces of Omnipresence.   Opening reception February 6th from 7-9 PM.  You can find a press release and more information HERE.

Also, Eleanor will be featured at Steven Harvey Art Fine Art Projects at 208 Forsyth Street in the Lower East Side beginning on February 13th, concurrent with the gallery’s show of paintings by Julian Bell. The show runs through March 17th.  Opening reception Wednesday, February 13th, 6-8 pm.

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Edmond Praybe, 2012 Hohenberg Travel Scholarship Exhibition

Each year, one graduating MFA student receives the Hohenberg Travel Scholarship, an award that enables that artist to create their own itinerary for European travel.  Edmond Praybe, MFA 2012, received the award and spent part of the summer in London, Amsterdam, and other European locales to further his own studio practice.

After their travels, students return to the New York Studio School to mount an exhibition of recent work, as well as to give an artist talk to the school community.  Information for the exhibition is below- and attached are a preview of the drawings and paintings hung in the lobby.  Join us on Friday to celebrate Ed’s new body of work, a series of structural and bold paintings and drawings that explore suburban life.

OPENING Friday January 18, 2013 6:30 pm
EXHIBITION DATES January 10 – 25, 2013
GALLERY HOURS Daily 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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Faculty and Alumni in Exhibitions

Tonight at Betty Cunningham, it’s PAINT, a group show featuring current NYSS faculty Judy Glantzman and John Lees.  Guest critic William Bailey is also represented, and the Studio School’s long time drawing instructor Stanley Lewis.  See more HERE!

Next week NYSS alumna Ilse Murdock will be presenting her exhibition entitled “It’s” at Tibor de Nagy.  The reception will be on the evening of January 21st from 5-7 PM.

Recent MFA graduate Edmond Praybe has installed his Hohenberg Travel Award Exhibition in the lobby.  Ed won the prestigious award, given to one MFA graduate, and traveled through Europe.  He’s mounted an exhibition and will be giving an artist talk to the school community.  The reception is next Thursday the 17th here on 8th Street.

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