Parsons BFA Open Studios

Parsons BFA Open Studios
Thursday, November 3, 2016; 6-9 PM
Parsons Fine Arts
25 E. 13th Street (Between University Place and 5th Avenue), Undergraduate studios 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Image: artwork by Lucy Barthel

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. The community is invited to visit the BFA Fine Arts studios and speak to students about their on-going work, vision and ideas.

Presenting Artists:
Anahid Mishek, Andrea Robertson, Alexandra Woodward, Barbara E. Byrd, Abby Pressberg, Adrienne Bennett, Alessia Reggiani, Casielle Santos-Gaerlan, Alex Oates, Christina Allan, Engie Ezeidin, Ernest Evans, Gio Choi, Hillary Yeh, Huey, Isabella Rodriguez, Jo Rosenthal, Juan Bravo, Juliet Johnstone, Kai Thorlakson, Kathryn Woodward, Ken Goshen, Kitty Mai, Leah Mersk, Lu Han, Lucy Barthel, Maria Paz, Molly Rae, Natasha LeSound, Rachel Rosenthal, Sabine Penteado, Sarah Schulman, Shirin Mazdeyasca, Soomin Lee, Syd, Ting Teal, Tomoka Yoshinaga, Xinyi Hu, Caio Sorrentino

Parsons BFA students are members of a strong lineage, as 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 int he full spectrum of design disciplines. Critical thinking, research and collaboration are are 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. QS World University Rankings, a London-based education organization, named Parsons the number one College for Art and Design in the United States, and number two internationally in 2015.
Join us to celebrate and engage with our current BFA students next Thursday, November 3rd.