Student Artwork Update: Roque Rey

October 4th, 2015

We are pleased to present artwork by SVACE student Roque Rey! Roque created his sculptures in conjunction with the course, “Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture” with Nicolas Touron.  See Roque’s work in our exhibition space at 209 East 23rd Street until October 31st!

Ceramic sculptures by Roque Rey

Roque writes: “I started this collection as an exercise on interacting geometric shapes. It just happened: legs ambled along a path of human relations and emotions. Inevitable, the addition of an inflatable valve took these pure geometries down a road of perdition and sin…  No – of lust and pleasure.”

Ceramic sculptures by Roque Rey

See more of Roque’s work at his website, on Facebook, and on Instagram!

Ceramic sculptures by Roque Rey

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Friday Hot Links

October 2nd, 2015

Happy Friday! We want to share some interesting articles and stories shared online by the SVACE faculty and community.

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A Bug’s Death (via Adweek): Volkswagen’s deception undoes generations of great ads. (via Kevin Brainard)

Tinybop for Tots (WIRED): A new app for kids uses stunning illustrations and physics-based animation to encourage Earth exploration. (via MFA Visual Narrative)

Mexico’s Monarch (Print Magazine): Peter Kuper discusses Ruins, his opus graphic novel about Oaxaca, Mexico. (via Steven Heller)


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September 23rd, 2015

One particularly promising innovation of our fall 2015 semester is the addition of courses from SVA’s MFA Visual Narrative program.  These include two Risograph printing courses taught in the brand new Risograph printing studio and a storytelling class called InFORMed by Story.  Their respective instructors, Pan Terzis and Ryan Weber, recently shared lessons and insights in two different outlets.


Pan Terzis sat down for an interview on SVA’s RISOLAB blog.  Pan shares his initiation with Risograph printing, and the fascination that followed. He also reveals the astonishing efficiency of Riso printing:

“I managed to print a 36 page book in an edition of 150 with 52 layers of color in less than twelve hours. To Screenprint that many colors with that quantity would take weeks of backbreaking labor. I was immediately hooked.”


Ryan Weber, “Two Brothers” (with Christopher Weber)


Ryan Weber recorded an interview with SVA’s Story: visualized blog.  He covers many ideas, including the fun and freedom of self-publishing.  He also outlines a goal of his upcoming course:

“It’s about opening a discussion and dialogue about form can inform story and story can inform form; how those things can work together.  Rather than just writing something and plopping it into a template.”

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