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Kay Takeda in conversation with Dexter Wimberly – New York Academy of Art

Kay Takeda in conversation with Dexter Wimberly – New York Academy of Art

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Kay TakedaSenior Director of Artist Programs, Joan Mitchell Foundation The financial lives of artists can be complex in terms of employment, compensation, and the realities of navigating the nonprofit and for-profit world, each with its own language and expectations. This conversation will focus on a few key areas of personal finance that can make a difference in how artists make decisions in their lives and work, examples of artists making changes in how they approach finances, and a practical discussion of professional sticking points when it comes to money. Kay Takeda has worked for over 20 years to advance artists and the arts sector. She is currently the Senior Director of Artist Programs at the Joan Mitchell Foundation, where she oversees the Foundatio...
Bill Powers in conversation with Michael Kagan – New York Academy of Art

Bill Powers in conversation with Michael Kagan – New York Academy of Art

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Bill Powers owns Half Gallery in New York. He is the author of several books, including What We Lose in Flowers . . . (Karma, 2012) and Interviews with Artists (Gagosian, 2013). His writing has appeared in the New York Times, GQ Style, Purple Fashion, and the Wall Street Journal.   Michael Kagan lives and works in Brooklyn. He holds an MFA from New York Academy of Art (2005), where he was awarded a postgraduate fellowship (2005–6). He has collaborated multiple times with Pharrell Williams and Mr. Williams’s company, Billionaire Boys Club. He has also created a series of commissions based on the archives from the Smithsonian Institution. His artwork was used as the cover of the White Lies’ album Big TV. The album cover was listed on multiple lists of ...
Ledelle Moe Artist Talk – New York Academy of Art

Ledelle Moe Artist Talk – New York Academy of Art

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Ledelle Moe was born in Durban, South Africa in 1971. She studied sculpture there at Technikon Natal and graduated in 1993. Active in the local art community, Moe was one of the founding members of the FLAT Gallery, an artist initiative and alternative space in Durban. A travel grant in 1994 took her to the United States where she embarked on a period of study at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Sculpture Department Master’s program. She completed her Master’s Degree there in 1996 and soon after accepted an adjunct position in the Sculpture Department at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, Maryland. Later she taught at the Corcoran College of Art in Washington, DC, Virginia Commonwealth University and St.Mary’s College ...
Paul Anthony Smith Artist Talk – New York Academy of Art

Paul Anthony Smith Artist Talk – New York Academy of Art

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Paul Anthony Smith (b. Jamaica, 1988) creates paintings and unique picotages on pigment prints that explore the artist’s autobiography, as well as issues of identity within the African diaspora. Referencing both W.E.B. Du Bois’ concept of double consciousness and Franz Fanon’s theory of diasporic cultural confusions caused by colonialism, Smith alludes to African rituals, tribal masks, and scarification to obscure and alter his subjects’ faces and skin. Through Smith’s process of picotage, rendered with the use of a ceramic tool to pick away at surfaces of photographic prints, he achieves rich textures that appear almost iridescent. With this method, Smith questions the potential of a photograph to retain and tell the truth of one’s past.   Smi...
Larry Ossei-Mensah in conversation with Dexter Wimberly – New York Academy of Art

Larry Ossei-Mensah in conversation with Dexter Wimberly – New York Academy of Art

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Photo Credit: Miranda Barnes Larry Ossei-Mensah, MOCAD’s Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator uses contemporary art as a vehicle to redefine how we see ourselves and the world around us. The Ghanaian-American curator and cultural critic has organized exhibitions and programs at commercial and nonprofit spaces around the globe from New York City to Rome featuring such artist as Firelei Baez, Allison Janae Hamilton, Brendan Fernandes, Ebony G. Patterson, and Stanley Whitney to name a few. Moreover, Ossei-Mensah has actively documented cultural happenings featuring the most dynamic visual artists working today such as Derrick Adams, Mickalene Thomas, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Federico Solmi, and Kehinde Wiley.   Ossei-Mensah is also the co-founder of ARTNOIR a...

IDNYC & International Student ID Cards – New York Academy of Art

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IDNYC & International Student ID Cards – New York Academy of Art IDNYC Apply for an NYC ID Card to access hundreds of free and discounted opportunities all over the city. IDNYC cardholders are eligible for free one-year memberships at over 35 museums and institutions and you’ll even get exclusive entertainment, health, and fitness discounts in New York City and nationwide. IDNYC Benefit Guide. Check your eligibility here.   ISIC International Student Identity Card The International Student Identity Card (ISIC), is the ultimate student lifestyle card and the only internationally accepted proof of bona fide student status on the planet. With an ISIC card in your pocket, or a virtual ID on your...
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 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 residency in Ghent, NY) and the advisory boards of CODIFY Art (a multidisciplinary collective of QTPOC artists) and Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn. She was on the board of NURTUR...
Aaron Gilbert Artist Talk – New York Academy of Art

Aaron Gilbert Artist Talk – New York Academy of Art

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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 in Rome. Aaron holds an MFA in painting from Yale, and a BFA in painting from RISD. © New York Academy of Art. All Rights Reserved. 111 Fr...
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...