A pair of SVA graduate programs are getting ready to mount year-end exhibitions in the Visual Arts Gallery. In the front room will be “Pitch,” featuring thesis projects from 18 students in the MFA Design Department, who set out to ignite socially and globally minded change. The exhibition includes fully realized lines of graphic, motion, Web and 3D designs that are intended to be both commercially viable and culturally significant. The exhibition is curated by Dorothy Twining Globus, a faculty member and curator of exhibitions at the Museum of Arts and Design.
The gallery’s three project rooms are being filled with thesis projects by 21 students from the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Department. The exhibition is curated by graphic artist and faculty member Gary Panter, and the projects on display range from handmade children’s books to multi-panel series of large-scale paintings. Both thesis shows will be at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, May 2 – 17; there will be an opening reception for the artists on Tuesday, May 13, 6 – 8pm.
Image: Bomina Kim, Nu, 2008; from “Pitch.”