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Forensic Sculpture 2019 – New York Academy of Art

Forensic Sculpture 2019 – New York Academy of Art

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The New York Academy of Art will host an exhibition of clay busts created in its “Forensic Sculpture” workshop from April 18 – May 5. This nationally-acclaimed annual workshop is the result of a unique partnership between the Academy and the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, in which art students used skulls from actual “cold cases” to recreate the faces of the victims, in the hope of identifying unknown persons. Fourteen students each received a replica of the skull from a real unidentified body and used their sculptural and artistic training to accurately reconstruct the face of the victim in clay. The New York Academy of Art is the national leader in teaching contemporary figurative art and its students follow a rigorous technic...
Tips and Advice For Artists – New York Academy of Art

Tips and Advice For Artists – New York Academy of Art

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Heather Darcy Bhandari: Tips and Advice For Artists – New York Academy of Art   Heather Darcy Bhandari is an independent curator and co-founder of The Remix (a project-based curatorial team), an adjunct lecturer at Brown University, and a consultant to several for-profit and nonprofit arts institutions. She is also the Creative Director of Art World Conference, a new professional development conference for visual artists. The second edition of her book, ART/WORK, was published by Simon and Schuster in October of 2017. Bhandari also lectures and participates in portfolio reviews and panel discussions across the country. She is on the board of directors of visual arts at Art Omi (an artist...
Aaron Gilbert Artist Talk – New York Academy of Art

Aaron Gilbert Artist Talk – New York Academy of Art

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Aaron Gilbert Artist Talk – New York Academy of Art Aaron Gilbert is a painter whose work depicts symbolic and psychological narratives. He is a 2015 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award recipient, and has been awarded by the American Academy of Arts and Letters as the 2010 ”Young American Painter of Distinction.” Gilbert has exhibited paintings at Deitch Projects in New York, Marc Selwyn Fine Arts in LA as well as galleries in Berlin, Providence, and Barcelona. His work is currently in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Residencies include 2013 Fountainhead Residency, 2012 Yaddo, 2008 LMCC Workspace Residency as well as a 2008 Affiliate Fellowship at the American Academy i...
A Conversation with Hrag Vartanian, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hyperallergic – New York Academy of Art

A Conversation with Hrag Vartanian, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hyperallergic – New York Academy of Art

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  The editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic, Hrag Vartanian is an editor, art critic, curator, and lecturer on contemporary art with an expertise on the intersection of art and politics.   Hrag co-founded the publication Hyperallergic in 2009 in response to changes in the art world, the publishing industry, and the distribution of information. Breaking news, award-winning reporting, informed opinions, and quality conversations about art have helped Hyperallergic reach an audience as high as a million visitors per month.   In 2016, Hrag launched the Hyperallergic Podcast and travels around the globe to uncover the evolving world of art (iTunes). Some notable episodes have delved into the history of Surrealism in Egypt, the little-known story of fe...
Teaching Today with Nayland Blake – New York Academy of Art

Teaching Today with Nayland Blake – New York Academy of Art

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Nayland Blake is an artist, writer, educator and curator. Born in New York City in 1960, they attended Bard College and then California Institute of the Arts. After receiving their MFA, they moved to San Francisco in 1984. They have had one-person exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; University Art Museum, Berkeley; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, and the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College and their works are in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Brooklyn Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and many others. They have authored numerous catalogue essays, as well as articles and interviews appearing in such publications as Artforum, Out, Interview, and...
Andrew Russeth, Ryan Lee Wong, Jessica Bell Brown and Paddy Johnson – New York Academy of Art

Andrew Russeth, Ryan Lee Wong, Jessica Bell Brown and Paddy Johnson – New York Academy of Art

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Andrew Russeth, an art critic based in New York, has been executive editor of ARTnews since 2014. He previously edited GalleristNY, a website that he co-founded at the New York Observer about the New York art world. His writing has appeared in W, New York, Parkett, Bijutsu Techo, and other publications. In 2005 he started 16 Miles of String, a blog about contemporary art and art history in New York that was supported by the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program. In 2013 he was named Critic of the Year in the Rob Pruitt Awards. He has a B.A. in art history and political science from Columbia University and an M.S.T. in early childhood and special education from Pace University.   Ryan Lee Wong is a writer and arts organizer based i...
a conversation with Rachel Uffner – New York Academy of Art

a conversation with Rachel Uffner – New York Academy of Art

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The Gallery/Artist Relationship: a conversation with Rachel Uffner – New York Academy of Art Rachel Uffner opened her eponymous gallery in fall 2008. Originally located on Orchard Street in New York City’s Lower East Side, the gallery relocated to its current two-story home at 170 Suffolk Street in 2014. The gallery has built up a significant roster of emerging to established artists whom exhibit in significant museum and gallery exhibitions worldwide. Uffner is also on the Board of Directors for the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), and before opening the gallery, she worked for Christie’s and later as a director at D’Amelio Terras Gallery, NYC.   This talk is part of the New York A...
Seph Rodney – New York Academy of Art

Seph Rodney – New York Academy of Art

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Working with Museums: Seph Rodney – New York Academy of Art Seph Rodney was born on the island of Jamaica and grew up in New York City. He has an English degree from LIU, Brooklyn, a studio art MFA from the University of California, Irvine, and a PhD in museum studies from Birkbeck College, University of London. He is an editor for the Hyperallergic blog, writing about contemporary art and related issues, and a current adjunct faculty member at Parsons School of Design. He can be heard on the podcast “The American Age” and is also currently under contract with Routledge press to produce a book based on the customization of the museum visit. He has appeared on the AM Joy show, written f...
Omar Lopez-Chahoud – New York Academy of Art

Omar Lopez-Chahoud – New York Academy of Art

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Art Fairs: Omar Lopez-Chahoud – New York Academy of Art Omar López-Chahoud has been the Artistic Director and Curator of UNTITLED. since its founding in 2012. As an independent curator, López-Chahoud has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions in the United States and internationally. Most recently, he curated the Nicaraguan Biennial in March 2014. López-Chahoud has participated in curatorial panel discussions at Artists’ Space, Art in General, MoMA PS1, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. López-Chahoud earned MFAs from Yale University School of Art, and the Royal Academy of Art in London.     This talk is part of the New York Academy of Art’s Profession...
Donald Kuspit in Conversation with Peter Drake – New York Academy of Art

Donald Kuspit in Conversation with Peter Drake – New York Academy of Art

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Donald Kuspit in Conversation with Peter Drake – New York Academy of Art Eminent critical theorist Donald Kuspit in conversation with Provost Peter Drake, discusses his life in the arts, his training as a psychoanalyst and developments in the progressive figurative and representational art world. Donald Kuspit is one of America’s most distinguished art critics. In 1983 he received the prestigious Frank Jewett Mather Award for Distinction in Art Criticism, given by the College Art Association. In 1993 he received an honorary doctorate in fine arts from Davidson College, in 1996 from the San Francisco Art Institute, and in 2007 from the New York Academy of Art. In 1997 the National Associ...