Archive for the ‘Student Artwork’ Category

Student Artwork Update: Gregory Mayes

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

We are pleased to present photographs by SVACE student Gregory Mayes! Gregory created this artwork in conjunction with the course, Digital Photography I.

Photo by Gregory Mayes

Photo by Gregory Mayes

Gregory writes: “I had a realization not long ago while walking the streets of New York – my view of the world had shrunk to a corridor ten feet wide and one story high. I paused a moment to expand my gaze, taking in the vibrant details of urban life that I had allowed to become mundane. It is these details perceived in our periphery – a flicker of reflection, movement of shadow or burst of color – which reaffirm the authenticity of our reality.”

Photo by Gregory Mayes

Photo by Gregory Mayes

“I have attempted to capture these details through this series of photographs. To remove them from context and separate into the basic elements of shape, line and color. To transform into something only seen by our subconscious.”

Photo by Gregory Mayes

Photo by Gregory Mayes

“New York is a city with an enormous gravitational pull – it beckoned me almost five years ago. It draws people from around the world, many wishing to practice alchemy on themselves. It was the same for me, a transmutation that is still taking form. I intend to make gold of that.”

Photo by Gregory Mayes

Photo by Gregory Mayes

See Gregory’s work in our exhibition space at 209 East 23rd Street, until April 30!

Student Artwork Update: Nivia Hernandez

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

We are pleased to present photographs by SVACE student Nivia Hernandez! Nivia created this artwork in conjunction with the course, Digital Photography I.

Photo by Nivia Hernandez

Photo by Nivia Hernandez

Nivia writes: “From a very young age, we are taught to hold on to things and/or people that bring us comfort, but as we grow and experience pleasure, pain, and loss we may learn to let go and appreciate the simple things in life. Through these photographs, the subjects I have observed and engaged with express in a simple form that letting go, being still, and appreciating the given moment is a path to vibrant happiness, comfort and freedom.”

Photo by Nivia Hernandez

Photo by Nivia Hernandez

See Nivia’s work in our exhibition space at 380 Second Avenue, 8th floor, until May 31! Find more at Nivia’s website and Instagram.

Student Artwork Update: Andrew Coppa

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

We are pleased to present sculptures by SVACE student Andrew Coppa! Andrew created this artwork in conjunction with numerous courses, including Figurative Sculpture with Dave Cortes and Digital Sculpture with Luis Rodrigo Navarro.

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Artwork by Andrew Coppa

Andrew is a native New Yorker who studied photography at SVA from 1990-1994 as a transfer student. He writes:

“This was a blessing in disguise because it enabled [me] to venture out into multiple facets of art whilst [at SVA]. Since the usual college credits were taken care of at previous schools [I] was able to be like a kid in a candy store and take classes in painting, film, design, writing, computers, video, and advertising.”

Andrew is a professional photographer who works in advertising, editorial, and celebrity photography, and he co-owns Vis Vitae Studios in NYC. He “has never ceased to take continuing education classes over the last 23 years (mostly at SVA) in all mediums. All of these classes greatly influence all of [my] professional and personal works on a daily basis.”

Viewers may agree with Andrew that this show is about his “specific venture into clay and digital sculpture” and that “this experience was more about him pushing himself out of his comfort zone, learning something new, and by having it be more literal it was a clearer gauge to him as far as how he was progressing on his journey.”

Artwork by Andrew Coppa

Artwork by Andrew Coppa

See Andrews’s work at his website and in our exhibition space at 209 East 23rd Street, until March 31!

Student Artwork Update: Nicky Lindeman

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

We are pleased to present portrait paintings by SVACE student Nicky Lindeman! Nicky created this artwork in conjunction with numerous courses, including Portrait Painting with John ParksDrawing with Anton van Dalen, and Portrait Drawing with Alphonse Woerkum.

Artwork by Nicky Lindeman

Artwork by Nicky Lindeman

Nicky writes: “I have been working over the last couple of years on a group of portraits in oil paint and mixed media drawing material. It is an engaging process for me, the interpretation of a live model; mixing careful observation with an expressive response in color and line. Often the portraits feel like character descriptions in a short story. The results are always a surprise, never planned, like meeting a new friend.”

Artwork by Nicky Lindeman

Artwork by Nicky Lindeman

See Nicky’s work in our exhibition space at 380 Second Avenue, 8th floor, until March 31!

Student Artwork Update: Susana Rico

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

We are pleased to present photographs by SVACE student Susana Rico! Susana created her artwork in conjunction with numerous courses, including:

Susana Rico grew up in Setúbal, Portugal and the French part of Switzerland. She returned to Portugal and completed her Marketing and Advertising degree, in Lisbon, in 2005. In 2009, she moved to London to learn English and one year later, left to work in Zurich, Switzerland.

Photo by Susana Rico

Photo by Susana Rico

During a trip to Bali, Indonesia in 2011, she felt in love with the beauty of the images taken and started to take her camera everywhere. Being exposed to different languages and cultures ever since childhood made her become extremely aware of her surroundings and she developed a particular taste for street photography and documentary. The choice of unique characters and subcultures are also imminent in her work. Her photographic style features strong contrasts and extremely bright colors.

Photo by Susana Rico

Photo by Susana Rico

Susana believes that beauty is perception and that everything and everybody has its own beauty.  Her motto: “Always put your soul, creativity and love in everything you do.” Susana is currently based in New York.

Photo by Susana Rico

Photo by Susana Rico

See Susana’s work in our exhibition space at 209 East 23rd Street, until February 28th. Find more at her website and Instagram!