We Tell Stories: Q&A with SVA Faculty Member and Alumnus Yuko Shimizu

We Tell Stories: Q&A with SVA Faculty Member and Alumnus Yuko Shimizu

October 24, 2014

BFA Illustration faculty member Yuko Shimizu is a prolific and successful illustrator whose work has graced everything from graphic novels and international magazine covers to billboard ads and T-shirts. Around the world, she’s well known as an inspiring lecturer and workshop leader; she’s also a proud SVA alumnus (MFA 2003 Illustration as Visual Essay). As such, Shimizu is one of more than 350 protégés of Marshall Arisman showcased in “We Tell Stories”—an exhibition celebrating the 30th anniversary of the department’s founding—on view November 4 through December 17 at the SVA Chelsea Gallery. Here she shares some brief reflections on her career and SVA experience. Continue Reading…

SVA Competes in the 2014 Amazon Fashion Studio Sessions

SVA Competes in the 2014 Amazon Fashion Studio Sessions

October 22, 2014

On Saturday, October 25, 10 fashion-savvy BFA Advertising, BFA Design and BFA Photography students will compete for a chance to win up to $40,000 in the 2014 Amazon Fashion Studio Sessions challenge. Continue Reading…

Q&A with Master Documentary Filmmaker Manfred Kirchheimer

Q&A with Master Documentary Filmmaker Manfred Kirchheimer

October 21, 2014

Longtime BFA Film and Video faculty member Manfred Kirchheimer has been making documentaries for over 50 years, but this year has proven to be one of his busiest yet. After a summer booked with appearances and screenings, Stations of the Elevated, his recently-restored 1981 meditation on graffiti art, is having a weeklong run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music this month along with Claw, his 1968 study of urban destruction and renewal. On October 30, he’ll screen and discuss his latest film, Discovery in a Painting, about Cezanne’s painting Still Life with Apples, at the 3rd-floor amphitheater, 209 East 23 Street, 7:00 pm. SVA Close Up sat down with Kirchheimer to talk about his work in and out of the classroom. Continue Reading…