We Tell Stories: Q&A with SVA Alumnus Hyesu Lee

We Tell Stories: Q&A with SVA Alumnus Hyesu Lee

December 12, 2014

Hyesu Lee (MFA 2011 Illustration as Visual Essay) describes herself as a “happy, clumsy, and messy illustrator,” but that hasn’t stopped Mental Floss, Time Out New York, The Boston Globe and others from featuring her adorable signature doodles. And one look at the sheer ebullience of her website is enough to prove why HOWdesign.com designated it a “Top 10 Website for Designers.” But don’t let all that whimsy fool you: her freelance work may be fun, but she’s serious about her craft. She also has her own product line featuring everything from mugs to rugs. Lee is among the 300+ MFA Illustration as Visual Essay alumni in “We Tell Stories,” an exhibition celebrating the department’s 30th anniversary at the SVA Chelsea Gallery through December 17. Continue Reading…

Photographer Clay Patrick McBride Creates SVA’s Latest Subway Poster Series

Photographer Clay Patrick McBride Creates SVA’s Latest Subway Poster Series

December 12, 2014

SVA alumnus Clay Patrick McBride (BFA 1995 Photography, MPS 2013 Digital Photography) knew early on that success would depend on getting his work noticed. He hustled relentlessly, creating a newspaper of his images to leave on the subway and hand out to everyone from junior art directors to receptionists at record companies. Before long, his client roster grew with A-listers including LeBron James, Allen Iverson, Jay-Z, Norah Jones, Kid Rock, Metallica and Brian Wilson.

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NYC Exhibitions: SVA Alumni John Arsenault, Amy Elkins and Kate Gilmore

NYC Exhibitions: SVA Alumni John Arsenault, Amy Elkins and Kate Gilmore

December 11, 2014

Current alumni exhibitions in New York City explore topics ranging from nature and technology to capital punishment and female identity.

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