Two current exhibitions in New York City are highlighting the work of female photographers from SVA’s graduate and undergraduate photography programs. The Humble Arts Foundation (HAF) is presenting “31 Women in Art Photography” at Affirmation Arts, 523 West 37th Street, which includes work by six SVA alumni: Erica Allen (MFA 2008 Photography, Video and Related Media), Alison Malone (MFA 2008 Photography, Video and Related Media), Yamini Nayar (MFA 2005 Photography, Video and Related Media), Sarah Palmer (MFA 2008 Photography, Video and Related Media), Rachel Sussman (BFA 1998 Photography) and Kirsten Kay Thoen (MFA 2009 Photography, Video and Related Media). The show, which HAF has organized in honor of Women’s History Month, will be on view through Saturday, April 10.
Palmer’s work is also the subject of a her first solo exhibition, “As a Real House,” at the Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street, March 18 – May 15 (with an opening reception on Thursday, March 18, 6 – 8pm). Collecting images from a series that uses landscapes, rooms and objects to examine memory and lost time, the show is co-curated by Kate Greenberg and Hilary Schaffner, who are both currently students in the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department.
Image: Sarah Palmer, Post–Post Etiquette, 2009.