SVA faculty and alumni continue to rack up an impressive number of awards in the world of art, photography and film.
Rome Prize fellows receive a stipend and are invited to live in Rome for six months to two years to pursue professional, artistic and scholarly work.
Sarah Sze (MFA 1997 Fine Arts) was selected as the recipient of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 2014 Medal Award, which recognizes individuals who have made a significant and lasting impact on the art world. Sze will be honored at the annual gala on May 19, held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Previous recipients include Alex Katz, Kiki Smith, Ellsworth Kelly and Ellen Gallagher, among others.
Amy Elkins (BFA 2007 Photography) was selected as the 2014 Aperture Portfolio Prize winner. Elkins submitted two portfolios, both of which chronicle her engagement with issues surrounding capital punishment and the experiences of prisoners on death row. “Parting Words” is a portrait series depicting headshots of the convicted comprised of their last words. “Black is the Day, Black is the Night” includes a collection of materials Elkins has compiled including correspondence with inmates and prison paraphernalia, imagined landscapes representing inmates’ internal experience, and pixilated color portraits.
(watch a trailer below), about two men reflecting on their days as schoolboys in Brooklyn, won Best Narrative Short. Shubhashish Bhutiani’s (BFA 2013 Film and Video) Kush, about a class field trip during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in India, won Best International Narrative Short.