School of Art, Media, and Technology

Fine Arts MFA and BFA Open Studios on March 15

Written by:


An Archetype of Associative Relation, Oak branches, conductive threads, wires, Arduino, speaker, © Shuyi Cao, 2017.


Parsons Fine Arts

Graduate Studios, 5th Floor

Undergraduate Studios, 4th Floor

25 E 13th Street, between University Place and 5th Ave

New York NY 10003

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 6-9 PM

Parsons Fine Arts MFA:

Our vibrant group of 45 graduate students will open their creative spaces to the public and be available to answer questions and discuss their work. Open Studios provides a rare opportunity for visitors to view works in progress and meet these artists in an informal setting. Visitors will gain insight into the diverse practices within our studio art program that embraces interdisciplinary experimentation, intellectual rigor and innovation.

Presenting Artists:

Manar Abdelmaaboud, Arpi Adamyan, Natalia Almonte, Tunie Lauren, Layo Bright, Shuyi Cao, Alonso Cartú, Liyen Chen, Joshua Coates, Gal Cohen, sal daña, Freddie Dessau, Amy Dos Santos, Nicole Economides, Liliana Farber, Jazzmint Dash, Utsa Hazarika, Sarra Hochberg, Sareh Imani, Amorelle Jacox, Paloma Jimenez, Julia Jueun Jo, Elyse Johnson, Geraldine Kang, Nadine Käser Cenoz, Paulina Kim Joo, Laramie Marshall, Andrés Martínez Ruiz, Lisa McCleary, Seungkyung Oh, Rebecca Ou, Anna Parisi, Al Prexta, Tianyu Qiu, Kevin Quiles Bonilla, Alymamah Rashed, Alex Dolores Salerno, Mylo Santifer, Andrew Sapala, Z Spears, Laina Weiss, Scynge Xing, Shunran Xue, Leonard Yang and Steven Yang.

Parsons Fine Arts MFA is a dynamic two-year, cross-disciplinary program committed to expanding the formal, intellectual and conceptual dimensions of emerging artists’ work. We foster studio-based research and scholarship that extends the boundaries of contemporary cultural expression, developed through a global understanding of the arts. Parsons Fine Arts is committed to diversity among students and faculty that provides a potent learning community. Housed within both Parsons School of Design and The New School University, the Fine Arts program is uniquely positioned within a progressive educational environment. Our international student body has access to a wide spectrum of activities, ranging from rigorous formal and aesthetic investigations to cross-disciplinary collaborations with design, performing arts and humanities students, to public forums that address pressing social and political concerns.

Parsons Fine Arts is home to an active, international faculty whose work has been included in the Whitney Biennial, Documenta, the Sharjah Biennial and the Sydney Biennale; and exhibited in institutions such as the Arko Art Center, Seoul and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Additionally our Visiting Artist Lecture Series and our Critic and Curator Series features critically renowned, multi-disciplinary artists, curators and critics who are available for one-on- one visits with graduate students. This culture of dialogical exchange supports our graduate students to redefine the cutting edge of Contemporary Art. The Spring 2018 Visiting Artists Lecture Series features Jamian Juliano Villani, Wu Tsang, Ajay Kurian, Adriane Colburn, Carlos Motta, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Heather Hart, Derrick Adams, Mernet Larsen, and Mika Rottenberg.

For more information please visit or contact MFA Program Director, Simone Douglas, at

Parsons Fine Arts BFA:

The Fine Arts Undergraduates students are exposed to an array of studio practices, ideas, communities and global relationships. Our students learn all the traditional techniques but they also learn to work more innovatively and are encouraged to push the boundaries of what contemporary art is. We have students working across many media, experimenting with public engagement, video, animation, photography and digital imaging. Some students appropriate images from popular culture to make politically charged statements; others re-purpose found materials and ideas from everyday life.

To learn more about the program please visit or contact BFA Program Director, Anthony Aziz, at

Presenting Artists:

Sofia Antonelli, Zoë Argires, Elise Avdakov, Jade Bachman, Catherine Barber, Chase Bindner, TJ Bohm, Cho Caroline, EG Condon, Xinchen Du, Francisco Erazo, Nathalie Solange, Maggie Friedman, Katie Fuller, Juliana Gagné, Savannah Galvin, Amanda Grossman, Morgan Hayes, Mati Hays, Kara Haywood, Kaiyu Huang, Mackenzie Hyde, Suvi Marja Karjalainen, Yasmin Kaytmaz, Sean Kennedy, Hea-Mi Kim, Seungjoo Kim, So Yeon Kim, Isabella Lalonde, Soomin Lee, Xiao Liu, Judy Lui, Quoc Ly, Alexia Mathysen-Gerst, Hanna Margetson-Rushmore, Paola Mateo, Iman Mazhar, Melanie McCarthy, Irina Pushkareva, Athena Rigas, Isabel Sakura, Gayatri Singh Kathuria, Madeleine Sinnock, Xi Song, Will Sultan, Julia Thompson, Victoria Tushnova, Nicoline von Finck, Scott Walker, Isabela Weeks, Millie Weeks and Mingzhu Yuan.

About Parsons School of Design:

Parsons is one of the premier institutions for art and design education. Founded in 1896, it has served as a pioneer in the field for more than a century. Based in New York and internationally active, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the full spectrum of design disciplines. Critical thinking, research and collaboration are at the heart of a Parsons education. Parsons offers rigorous training that allows for interdisciplinary collaboration across five thematic schools. An integral part of The New School, Parsons builds on the university’s legacy of progressive ideals, scholarship and pedagogy. Parsons graduates are leaders in their respective fields, with a shared commitment to creatively and critically addressing the complexities of life in the 21st century.

In 2015, QS World University Rankings, a London-based higher education organization, named Parsons the number one College for Art and Design in the United States, and number two internationally.

All Rights Reserved © 2024. Parsons School of Design.