Parsons MFA Open Studios

MFA Open Studios
Thursday, November 3, 2016
6-9 PM
Parsons Fine Arts
25 East 13th St. (Between University Place and 5th Avenue), MFA Studios 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003


Image: Haleigh Nickerson

Parsons Fine Arts is pleased to announce the Fall 2016 Graduate Open Studios to be held on Thursday, November 3, 6–9pm. Our dynamic group of 48 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, Layo Bright, Joshua Coates, Shuyi Cao, Gal Cohen, Freddie Dessau, Amy Dos Santos, Sareh Imani, Paloma Jimenez, Paulina Kim Joo, Verity Mackenzie, Andres Martinez Ruiz, Lisa McCleary, Seungkyung Oh, Rebecca Ou, Anna Parisi, Al Prexta, T Qiu, Kevin Quiles Bonilla, Alex Salerno, Andrew Sapala, Zac Spears, Shunran Xue, Steven Yang, Scynge Xing , Katie Chambers, Yeu Ryang Choi, Catherine Fenton Bernath, Francesca Fiore, James Hsieh, Luma Jasim, Shenyuan Ke, Cali Kurlan, Bridget Leslie, Xin Liu, Daniel Llaria Gaspar, Marija Markovic, Haleigh Nickerson, Lydia Nobles, Robert Panichpakdee, Lucas Perez, Mihika Shah, Gregory Simoncic, Justin Sterling, Yue Sun, Hillary Wagner, Daria Zhestyreva

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 Fall 2016 visiting artists have included Toyin Ojih Odutola, Josh Kline, Lee Mingwei, Rina Banerjee, Nayland Blake, Milagros de la Torre, Paulina Olowska, Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz and Roxy Paine. The Fall 2016 Public Art Fund lectures, organized in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, were given by David Shrigley, Heather & Ivan Morison and Spencer Finch.

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