SVA MFA Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

SVA MFA Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

School of Visual Arts (SVA)

K.C. Tidemand “Blow Up Room,” 2015. Plastic, box fans, duck tape.

May 16, 2015
SVA MFA Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
May 16–June 6, 2015

Curated by Lumi Tan.

This transitional moment between student and working artist is foregrounded by the deliberately public location of this year’s exhibition­–for the first time, the thesis show steps away from the 15th floor SVA Chelsea gallery to a storefront space on a commercial street in Williamsburg, a neighborhood now associated with waves of artists who have brought striking economic and cultural change over the past few decades. A temporary space for exhibitions that will then be demolished for the construction of affordable housing, it quite bluntly speaks to the context of reinvention. By engaging with disparate audiences—those who seek out the exhibition, artists living and working in the neighborhood, and curious passersby—the work moves from the certain comforts of the Chelsea gallery district and the school studio into an undefined space in which it must speak for itself. Most simply put, this collection of artworks may have left a school in Manhattan together, but will be returned to a multifaceted group of artists throughout the boroughs, and far further afield.

The MFA in Fine Arts at the School of Visual arts was founded in 1983 in New York City, and counts among its faculty such artists as Marilyn Minter, Fred Wilson, Laurel Nakadate, Leigh Ladare, Angel Nevarez, Dave Mackenzie, Julianne Schwartz, and Mark Tribe.

Participating Artists

Brandy Bajalia
Richard Borashan
Trojan Boy
O Woomi Chung
Sarah Dineen
Nadine Faraj
Pik-Shuen Fung
Guido Garaychochea
Fiorella Gonzales Vigil
Elizabeth Grammaticus
Claire Haik
Kathie Halfin
Nicole Handel
Sarah Johansen
Sora Kang
Jeawon Kim
Hyunho Kim
Dominika Koziak
Rebecca Kuzemchak
Jsun Laliberte
Seung Hyun (Sierra) Lee
Dana Majana
Emily Marshall
Jung Hee Mun
Dominique Palladino
Shinyoung Park
Sydney Phelon
Laura Protzel
Hee Sun Shin
Panayiotis Terzis
K.C. Tidemand
Kate Verdict
Aran Winterbottom
Hyeonkyeong Yeo
Lulu Zhang

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