- LAST CHANCE: “Model Citizen,” a show of distinct fashion lines by 19 first-year MFA Design Department students inspired by political points of view; curated by Kevin O’Callaghan. SVA Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street, through Saturday, May 31.
- LAST CHANCE: MFA Computer Art Thesis Exhibition, a selection of approximately 50 thesis projects from the graduating students of the MFA Computer Art Department, including experimental linear video, networked media, video and visual music installation, non-narrative and narrative 3D animation, and interactive installation and performance; curated by SVA faculty member Russet Lederman. Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, through Saturday, June 7.
- “Publicly Personal,” an exhibition of installation and performance art by MFA Fine Arts Department students critiquing historical and cultural legacies. The artists include Rebecca Goyette, Kahori Kamaya and Theodoros Zafeiropoulos; the exhibition is curated by Richard Brooks, assistant director of student galleries. Westside Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street. May 31 – June 21; Reception: Wednesday, June 4, 5 – 7pm.
- “Unseen Realities,” a sculpture and photography exhibition by current students and recent alumni that plays with the concepts of and intersection between fantasy and reality; curated by Richard Brooks. Artists in the exhibition include: Cynthia Bittenfield, Nathan Freise, Lynn Herring and Tina Schula. SVA Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street, June 7 – 28; Reception: Monday, June 9, 5 – 7pm.
- “Surrounded by America,” an exhibition of work from students in the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department—both American and foreign-born—who offer a thought-provoking assessment of the material and spiritual condition of America today in this thesis exhibition, curated by Bonnie Yochelson. Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, June 13 – 28; Reception: Tuesday, June 17, 6 – 8pm.
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Image: Wei-An Chen, Radiance/Fusion, 2008; from MFA Computer Art Thesis Exhibition.