Category Archives: Exhibitions

BFA Illustration ’19 Students exhibit work @ SMUSH Gallery in Jersey City

See new work by Illustration Seniors at SMUSH Gallery in Jersey City on view November 30-January 27th! The artwork for the exhibition’s poster was created by Hailey Dugan.

 Illustration Seniors:

Sanika Phawde

Alicia Raines

Yogee Chandrasekaran

Hailey Dugan

“Oh The Places You’ll Go” – A Traveling Skate Deck Show

Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 2.53.52 PMAmanda Chung with her skatedeck

In celebration of a new gallery showing in room 806 in 2 West 13th Street, the Illustration department’s peer mentors Kristin Gormley, Robin Yao, and Emily Borges put up a fabulous skate deck show. Select students were asked to revamp a blank skate deck in the correlation to the theme of the show:

“Students are asked to reflect on the notion of travel through poetry and typographic design. Each student was given a deck and asked to choose a poem to depict.”

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Ingrid Yiu

Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 2.55.28 PMJordan Nevins

Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 2.54.26 PMElijah Maura

Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 2.54.50 PMAngela Chen

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The goal for after the show is to pair up with DT students and have the decks sent out into the world to fully realize the idea of travel. Where the decks will be found by a passerby and be asked to use the deck in what ever manner as they take photos and hashtag “parsonseightrium”. In this way the students hope to track the decks with a GPS tracker as it goes around the world, following it’s journey.

Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 2.54.10 PMSam Shumway with his skatedeck

Stop by during the week to see the show in all it’s glory and lets give a big shout out to the artists that participated in this exhibition:

Amanda Chung, Kristin Gormley, Ingrid Yiu, Angela Chen, Elena Lloyd, Elijah Maura, Sam Shumway, and Jordan Nevins.

“Two by Two” BFA Illustration Show 2014 – 5/12 at 6PM

Illustration by Vincy Cheung

Illustration by Vincy Cheung

Come see the work of tomorrow’s image creators today: New works by the graduating Parsons Illustration BFA seniors. The show opens in Space Ninety 8 on May 12th from 6-9PM. RSVP on Facebook! 
Also don’t forget to come join us at the “Words and Pictures : PARSONS ILLUSTRATION BFA SENIOR EXHIBITION” featuring thesis works and more:

Illustration’s 2013 Senior Thesis Book!

After months of hard work all the student’s pieces have been culminated into this interactive and print form book. Down below is the link to download your own copy of the book. Simply ‘right click’ the navigate to ‘save link as’ and presto! You’ve got your own interactive copy of the Illustration Annual.

Enjoy! And happy summer everyone!


This Week’s AMT Parsons Festival Events!

Tonight: MFA DT Exhibition Opening / Tomorrow: AMT’s “Crossing Screens” Opening / Saturday: gadgITERATION

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Wednesday, May 8, 7:00–10:00 p.m. 6 East 16th Street, 6th floor
On view: May 8-May 24, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The MFA Design and Technology thesis exhibition features installations and performances, objects and apps, games and video, and interactive experiences that explore the dynamic role of technology in our lives. We invoke the playful, the informative, the critical, and the subversive to investigate emerging issues and spark discussion. Join us, May 8th – May 24 for a vanguard exhibition of 80+world-changing projects by emerging artists, designers, coders, makers, hackers, educators, and thinkers. Please visit for details.


Thursday, May 9, 2013 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Kellen Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 West 13th Street
On view: May 9, 2013 – May 24, 2013, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Come see work from graduating students representing their undergrad programs within AMT: Illustration, Communication Design, Photography, Design and Technology, and Graphic Design. There will also be selected screenings of shorts in the Bark Room on Thursday night, and for the length of the show (May 9th-May 24th) there will be programming in the gallery to include student performances, presentations and workshops hosted in the Kellen Gallery space.

Free admission; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served



Saturday, May 11, 2013 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
6 East 16th Street, 12th floor

Middle-Schoolers and Families:  Experiment with Interaction Design! Make Cool Gadgets! Turn Trash to Treasure! The purpose of this multigenerational workshop, for kids ages 10-14 and their families, is to prototype your own interactive artifacts. You will tinker with electronics using a simple, safe device called The NoiseMaker.  No previous experience with engineering or computer programming necessary!  We will use electricity to make delightful contraptions that make wonderful sounds and light up.  Bring discarded electronic devices, plastic toys, and boxes that open and close, as well as recyclables such as egg cartons and plastic bottles.  (Materials will also be provided.) GadgITERATION is for anyone interested in any of the following: Electronics, Product Design, Sustainability, Making.  Created just for you by Parsons designers in the AMT Design and Technology Program!

Free admission. Registration is required here.


Find the full list of AMT-related Parsons Festival events here!

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Reading Paintings one-night-only group show in DUMBO tonight

Reading Paintings showcases a group of (mostly) recent Parsons Illustration graduates with works that address literature and the collaborations between image and text. It is a one night only event. “It’s going to be a really fun time with booze, music and cool art by cool people.”

Featuring: Charlie Carroll, Leigh CunninghamJohn GarciaJordin IsipMasuko JoSo Yoon KimSu-kyung LeeRachel LevitRay Masaki, Luna Medina, Monica RamosHazel Lee SantinoPaula SearingJulee Yoo

Date: Friday, April 26, 2013, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: 135 Plymouth Street, suite 411, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY


6 Parsons Students Awarded Scholarships from the Society of Illustrators; Masuko Jo gets top prize!

Six Parsons Illustration students were awarded scholarships in the 2013 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition. Only 33 works from the 271 selected by the jury for the show from the initial 8,595 submissions received scholarships. Congratualtions to them for this incredible achievement.

Masuko Jo, $5,000 Nancy Lee Rhodes Roberts Scholarship  for OdoriJordin Isip (faculty)

Monica Ramos, $2,000 MicroVisions Scholarship for Naked Ladies 2Jordin Isip (faculty)

Julee Yoo, $1,500 In Memory of Les Kanturek Scholarship for Offering, Nora Krug (faculty)

Annie Seo, $1,000 in Memory of Lila Dryer Scholarship for Meeting,  Steven Guarnaccia (faculty)

Rachel Levit, $500 in Memory of Harry Rosenbaum Scholarship for Pool, Jordin Isip (faculty)

Chelsey Pettyjohn, $250 Leo & Diane Dillon Scholarship for To Covet, Jordin Isip (faculty)



images: Masuko Jo, Monica Ramos, Julee Yoo, Annie Seo, Rachel Levit, Chelsey Pettyjohn


19 works from the Parsons Illustration Program selected for the 2013 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Exhibition

Parsons Illustration seniors Kristin Chae, Kristen Davis, Annalise Olson, Annie Seo, and Meghann Stephenson, and recent graduates Leah Goren, Katie Gross, Masuko Jo, Su-kyung Lee, Rachel LevitChelsey PettyjohnMonica Ramos, and Julee Yoo  (class of  2012) were selected by a distinguished jury to appear in the 2013 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship exhibition. Only 271 works were chosen from a record 8,595 submissions. Congratulations to them and their teachers!

Scroll down to view the selected works or go to: Parsons Illustration Program Winning Images

Kristin Chae, Happy Birthday, Noel Claro (faculty); Underground, George Bates (faculty)


Kristen Davis, Go to the Devil, Junior Concepts, Sergio Ruzzier (faculty)


Leah Goren, Kurosawa Pattern, James Yang (faculty); Bees Pattern, Jordin Isip (faculty)


Katie Gross, Play Ball 01, Printmaking, Scott Nobles (faculty)


Masuko Jo, Odori, Senio Thesis 2, Jordin Isip (faculty); Wifi, Senior Thesis 2, Jordin Isip (faculty)


Su-kyung Lee, The Bedroom, Senior Thesis 2, Jordin Isip (faculty)


Rachel Levit, Pool, Sr. Thesis, Jordin Isip (faculty); Philip Larkin, Sr. Thesis, Jordin Isip (faculty)


Annalise Olson, Skeleton Parade, Senior Thesis, Steven Guarnaccia (faculty)


Chelsey Pettyjohn, Commandments: To Covet, Senior Thesis 2, Jordin Isip (faculty)


Monica Ramos, Naked Ladies 2Jordin Isip (faculty); Blue Eyes, George Bates (faculty)


Annie Seo, Meeting, Senior Thesis, Steven Guarnaccia (faculty)


Meghann Stephenson, Wet and Dry, Junior Concepts, Sergio Ruzzier (faculty)


Julee Yoo, Offering, Independent Study, Nora Krug (faculty)


Julee Yoo, Whim, Senior Thesis 2, Frank Olinsky (faculty)