2015 MFA Computer Art upcoming events

2015 MFA Computer Art upcoming events

School of Visual Arts (SVA)

Yi Ju Tsai, In A Good Way, 2015. 2D animation.
April 27, 2015
2015 MFA Computer Art upcoming events

Thesis presentations: Wednesday, May 6, and Friday, May 8, 6–9pm

SVA Theatre
333 West 23rd Street
New York, NY

T +212 592 2980


Thesis exhibition: May 26–June 7, 2015
Reception: Thursday, May 28, 6–8pm

SVA Chelsea Gallery
601 West 26th Street
15th floor
New York, NY

T +1 212 592 2145
F +1 646 862 2110

[email protected]


The School of Visual Arts (SVA) and the MFA Computer Art Department will host the
MFA Computer Art 2015 thesis presentations. The event will be held on two days at the SVA Theatre and will include short talks and videos of graduating students’ work. The Wednesday evening presentations will highlight motion graphics and fine arts. Friday night will feature 3D animation. The order of the presentation is listed on mfaca.sva.edu. Both events will be streaming live here.

The presentations showcase our graduates’ unique approaches to the themes and modes of creative self-expression. Over 40 thesis projects incorporate a variety of media, materials and cutting-edge technologies that address a range of topics, including: a poetic 2D animation about the fear of social values by Yi Ju Tsai, an iOS app that presents a new way of experiencing digital images by Kristoffer W. Mikkelsen, and a 3D animated short about self-discovery by collaborators Maria Cecilia Pugliese and Yijun Liu.

The presenting artists made use of programming languages, digital fabrication methods, projection mapping, as well as traditional art production methods to realize their creations. Linear video works include single and multi-channel installations exploring both narrative and abstract expression through 3D animation, motion graphics and traditional animation. Department chair Bruce Wands comments that, “We place a strong emphasis on creativity and personal vision. This is essential in the development of an artist. Since our department is multidisciplinary by nature, our students have a broad palette of courses and a state of the art facility within which any idea in the digital and contemporary art realm can be realized.”

School of Visual Arts presents the 2015 MFA Computer Art thesis exhibition, an exhibition that brings together selected thesis projects from graduating MFA Computer Art students. Curated by Director of Operation Hsiang Chin Moe, and Project Coordinator Milan DelVecchio, the exhibition is on view May 27 through June 7 at the SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street,15th floor, New York City. The exhibition explores the different themes and media of digital art. “In this annual event, MFA Computer Art graduating students showcase their talents to communicate stories and concepts,” Moe says. “This exhibition is the next step in the evolution of our students’ work,” says Bruce Wands, MFA Computer Art chair. “It includes 3D animation, motion graphics, experimental video, interactive installations and digital fine art. What makes it unique is the multidisciplinary artistic approach of our graduates.”

The MFA Computer Art Department emphasizes creative experimentation and a multidisciplinary approach to making art with computers and emerging technologies. Dedicated to producing digital artists of the highest caliber, the department guides each student in the development of a personal artistic style in a course of study that is individually tailored to meet his or her needs. Students come from around the world to study in this two-year MFA degree program, which has distinguished itself with eight Student Academy Awards. Please visit mfaca.sva.edu.

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers, and creative professionals for more than six decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, a dynamic curriculum, and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. For information about the College’s 31 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, visit sva.edu.


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