Posts Tagged ‘Viktor Koen’

Faculty Updates

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Tristan Elwell, Steve BrodnerJohn Parks, Kris Mukai, and Viktor Koen!

DJ Khaled by Tristan Elwell

DJ Khaled by Tristan Elwell for the Miami New Times

Tristan Elwell produced a hilarious illustration for a Miami New Times story about celebrity DJ Khaled. The image combines Khaled’s likeness with the emoji that Khaled has adopted to his brand vernacular.

Steve Brodner for The Boston Globe

Steve Brodner for The Boston Globe

Steve Brodner illustrated Ted Cruz has always been right for The Boston Globe, documenting episodes in the history of this arch-conservative presidential contender.

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John Parks, “Garden with Landscape,” 2005

See Garden with Soldier (2005), a painting by John Parks, in Winter Salon at 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, on view until Feb 22!

Illustration by Kris Mukai

Illustration by Kris Mukai

Kris Mukai is featured on DART: Design Arts Daily, where she comments on brushes, blogs, and self-publishing.

Viktor Koen (l) hard at work with Marshall Arisman (r)

Viktor Koen (l) hard at work with Marshall Arisman (r) via @svamfaillustration Instagram

Viktor Koen curated Gone, a group exhibition of work by members of the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay class of 2017. Gone is on view Feb 6-March 3.

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Faculty Updates

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

What have SVACE faculty members been up to, besides preparing for Spring 2016 classes? We have exciting updates from Grant ShafferKeith MayersonIlene StrizverMatt Rota, and Viktor Koen.

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Grant Shaffer at La Mama Galleria

Grant Shaffer will open a solo exhibition, Gay Arms, on February 26 at La MaMa Galleria. For Gay Arms, he will present a new body of photographic work. Shaffer writes, “When I’m taking pictures, I think of myself as an alien who’s here for a while, trying to understand the experience of my sliver of life on this planet.  It’s hard to say what my photos and this show are about.  It’s just intuitive.  It’s very personal and at the same time very public. It’s me trying to take in the world and asking people to notice or consider something.”

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Tom Hart, “Rosalie Lightning”

Keith Mayerson, current faculty member, will speak with Tom Hart, recent faculty member, at a public discussion and book signing for Rosalie Lightning, Tom’s new graphic memoir. The book is based on the grieving process of Tom and his wife after the death of their young daughter. Keith and Tom speak on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7pm, Barnes & Noble, 2289 Broadway, New York City.

Sagmeister & Walsh, "The Happy Film"

Sagmeister & Walsh, “The Happy Film”

Ilene Strizver interviewed design titan Stefan Sagmeister for her TypeTalk series with CreativePro.com. Sagmeister speaks about his thinking process, his education, your education, and his dream job. One takeaway: “The current generation of design school faculty all learned about design in the 80s and 90s when ideas and concepts were king, and formal considerations were dismissed – including by me – as decoration. I now think that was wrong. Beauty is very much part of what it means to be human. Good-looking things communicate more effectively.”

Matt Rota for GQ Italia

Matt Rota for GQ Italia

Matt Rota produced new illustrations for GQ Italy about hackers that stole $45 million from ATMs throughout Manhattan. And Viktor Koen crafted a feature illustration for Scientific American magazine about the incredibly sophisticated tracking system our mammalian brain uses to find its way around, before we racked up points using Waze.

Viktor Koen for Scientific American

Viktor Koen for Scientific American

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Faculty Updates

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Steve BrodnerViktor Koen, and Grant Shaffer.

Steve Brodner for the Village Voice

For the current Village Voice cover, Steve Brodner brings together concept and composition in an illustration that demonstrates the disturbing and absurd qualities of Donald Trump’s dominance of the 2016 election primaries. See Brodner’s Trump illustration for The Nation for an extra serving of Trump scrutiny.

Viktor Koen in Graphis Typography 3

Viktor Koen in Graphis Typography 3

Graphis Typography 3 features Viktor Koen’s “Artphabet” from “The ABCs of SVA” subway posters. “The tome presents work by some of the top international design and type design masters in the industry,” according to Graphis. Viktor is a prolific illustrator who deserves a print record of his work, which already thrives in digital formats.

Painting by Grant Shaffer

Painting by Grant Shaffer

Grant Shaffer was included in La Mama Family Show at La Mama Galleria.  For the annual La MaMa Family Show, artists and staff from throughout the institution’s 54 year history are invited to contribute pieces of art for display. Also, Grant recently contributed five illustrations to Robot Takeover by Ana Matronic.

Grant Shaffer art in Robot Takeover

Grant Shaffer art in Robot Takeover

 

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Faculty Updates

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

What have SVACE faculty members been up to? We have exciting updates from Peter Hristoff, Keith Mayerson, Matt Rota, and Viktor Koen!

Peter Hristoff at the Met Museum

Peter Hristoff at the Met Museum

Peter Hristoff is the Artist in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In this interview for the MetKids Blog, he picks his favorite artworks and offers insights on visiting the museum, including an assignment he gives himself.  To learn more about Peter’s work, read his statement about the museum’s influence on the monumental work he’s developing. One highlight: “Being able to spend so much time at the Met has provided me with great lessons in history; I see the fluidity of influences across borders, how one culture’s artifacts are reinterpreted by another. Pagan figures in one gallery evolve into saints in another; Islamic motifs that appear in ceramics are then repeated on a European fabric.”

Keith Mayerson, "My American Dream"

Keith Mayerson, “My American Dream”

Faculty update: Keith Mayerson has debuted the catalog for My American Dream, his vast solo survey at Marlborough ChelseaThe first printing is 200 copies, signed and dated. It has installation views, Keith’s notes about the exhibition, and every painting – and it reads like a comic narrative. It’s available at cost for $75 through Marlborough. 

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Matt Rota has published The Art of Ballpoint with Rockport Books!  Matt has already established a practice of interviewing artists on his Pen and Ink Tumblr, so the new book seems like a natural progression.

Viktor Koen for NYT

Viktor Koen for NYT

Viktor Koen illustrated the cover for this weekend’s New York Times Arts & Leisure section! For his process and thoughts, visit his lively Tumblr.

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Faculty Updates

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

What have SVACE faculty members been up to?  We have some major updates from Grant ShafferMatt Rota, Steve Brodner, and Viktor Koen!

Grant Shaffer did the drawings for a new line of Club Cumming glasses, trays, and mugs.  Find them at Fishs Eddy, where 10% of every sale will go to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Grant Shaffer's "Club Cumming" Plate

Grant Shaffer’s “Club Cumming” Plate

Matt Rota designed a tote bag for the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), illustrating the theme, “There’s More To The Story.”  Get one from CIR for free: Free tote. Listen to their podcasts here.

Tote bag design by Matt Rota

Tote bag design by Matt Rota

 

Tote bag design by Matt Rota

Tote bag design by Matt Rota

American Illustration featured Steve Brodner for his series of illustrations deconstructing Donald Trump! See the images here.

Trump by Brodner

Trump by Brodner

Finally, Viktor Koen has posted images from his ambitious SVA Philanthropy & Sustainability Poster Project in Athens! He writes, “Curating the best 24 entries from the entire last academic year is never easy but thankfully, their sequence and hanging order came together organically and helped the posters interact dynamically.” The show featured students in the SVA MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program. See images and his comments at his Tumblr blog.

Viktor Koen’s SVA Philanthropy & Sustainability Poster Project