change of he(art)

change of he(art)

School of Visual Arts (SVA)

Jintong Yang, Chrysalis (still), 2023. Multimedia installation. Courtesy of the artist.


May 22, 2023
change of he(art)
MFA Computer Arts 2023 thesis exhibition
June 1–17, 2023
Opening reception: June 8, 6–8pm
SVA Chelsea Gallery
601 West 26th Street, 15th floor
New York, NY 10001
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School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents change of he(art), an exhibition of select thesis projects by more than 20 students from the MFA Computer Arts class of 2023, curated by department advisor and faculty Lotte Marie Allen and MoMA assistant exhibition designer LJ McNerney. The exhibition will be on view from Thursday, June 1 through Saturday, June 17, 2023 at the SVA Chelsea Gallery at 601 W 26th St, New York, New York.

change of he(art) explores the many connections between bodies, minds, hearts and relationships through interactive installations, animations, prints, games, tattoos and more. Jintong (Sylvie) Yang’s Chrysalis traces three generations of her maternal family history in a piece that explores her relationship with and memories of her mother and grandmother in an interactive oval structure filled with colors, moving images and shapes. Kristie Kish augments her thesis film Lonely Island with one of her main characters, an interactive floating crab, searching for the proverbial inner ocean. Mori Ortiz presents a giant hand in sculpture form from his film On Skyros, a multimedia piece exploring trans identity through a loose prism of Greek mythology. 

The SVA Chelsea Gallery is open Monday through Saturday, from 10am to 6pm, and closed on Sundays. It is fully accessible by wheelchair. Masks are encouraged but not required.

The MFA Computer Arts program at SVA 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 their needs. Students come from around the world to study in this two-year degree program, which has distinguished itself with nine Student Academy Awards. For more information, visit

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for seven 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. Comprising 7,000 students at its Manhattan campus and more than 41,000 alumni from 128 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. For information about the College’s 30 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, visit

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