Archive for the ‘Exhibitions’ Category

Student Artwork Update: Roque Rey

Sunday, 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

Student Artwork Update: Writing and Illustrating Children’s Books

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Visit our office to see artwork by SVACE students in the course, “Writing and Illustrating Children’s Books” with Katie Yamasaki! The exhibition features artwork by Amelie Persson, Julia Franques, Richard Sansone, Sibba Hartunian, and Sibu Puthenveettil, on view at 209 East 23rd Street until September 30th!

“Creating Chldren’s Books,” and other related illustration courses, begin next week!


Artwork by Amelie Persson (l) and Julee Kim (r)

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Artwork by Rick Sansone


Artwork by Sibu Puthenveett


Artwork by Sibba Hartunian


Student Artwork Update: Laura Sordillo

Monday, September 14th, 2015

We are pleased to present artwork by SVACE student Laura Sordillo! Laura created her paintings in conjunction with the course, “Painting: From Realism to Abstraction” with Andrew Castrucci.  See Laura’s work in our exhibition space at 380 2nd Avenue, 8th floor, until September 30th!

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Painting by Laura Sordillo

Laura writes: Born and raised in New York City, I spend most of my time painting in Manhattan and in the small town of Amagansett, New York. My art work centers around the way light interacts with the flesh. Through selected wavelengths of light (represented by ultramarine blue, Naples yellow and cadmium red) and defined structures (produced by the photonic and electromagnetic properties of light), images on canvas are created. I have studied with Andrew Castrucci and Peter Fiore at the School of Visual Arts.

As an extension of my art, I hold a graduate degree in physics where I explore the use of various optical techniques as a method to investigate disease. I have published more than 30 manuscripts on light specifically in the areas of photonics, ultrafast spectroscopy and lasers.

Painting by Laura Sordillo

See more of Laura’s work at her website and Instagram page!

Going Gray

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Grayson Cox, SVACE faculty member and Residencies alum, is busy this season!  Hot on the heels of a summer group show at Marc Straus, Grayson’s work is featured in two group shows this month.

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Grayson Cox and Nadja Frank, “Lost in Reality,” 2015

Halftone, a group show at Planthouse, features Lost in Reality (2015), a collaborative silkscreen and letterpress print with Nadja Frank.  Grayson and Nadja teamed up last spring for SELF Check Out,  a two-person show at the same gallery.


Grayson Cox and Nadja Frank, “Lost in Reality,” 2015

Published by the Artist at International Print Center New York (IPCNY) is a much larger group show, bringing together approximately 100 artists.  The show focuses on self-published editions.  Grayson will exhibit We came here on a meteor and evolved (2014).

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Grayson Cox, “We came here on a meteor and evolved” (2014)


Tune in to our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for updates about Grayson and other faculty members!

Student Artwork Update: Wayne Gregory

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

We’re proud to present SVACE student artwork by Wayne Gregory! Wayne has taken our Fine Arts courses, including Pastels, taught by Shelley Haven.  See Wayne’s artwork in our display cases at 380 Second Avenue, 8th floor, until September 1st!

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Wayne Gregory, “Wild Tulips”


From Wayne’s artist’s statement:

“My name is Wayne Gregory.  I am an aspiring artist and have been interested in art since I was a child growing up in Jamaica.  I have worked in most of the mediums from oil to acrylic to water colour and charcoal/pastels.  I love pastels the most since I have more range of control and it gives me better freedom to move colour around on the paper. I have taken classes at SVA for the last four years and I am currently enrolled in the Pastels Continuing Education class being taught by Shelley Haven.  I have also taken the Nature and Landscape class.  It has been a serene pleasure for me so far and I look forward to many more years here at SVA.”

See more of Wayne’s artwork on his website and his Facebook page!

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Wayne Gregory, “Alien Flowers”

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Wayne Gregory, “Spring Orchid”