Whitney Biennial 2014: Amy Sillman

Whitney Biennial 2014: Amy Sillman

April 16, 2014

For the run of the exhibition, SVA Close Up is highlighting members of the SVA community selected for the 2014 Whitney Biennial (March 7 – May 25). This is the fifth installment in the series.

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SVA Alumnus Illustrates Memoirs of Civil Rights Legend Congressman John Lewis

SVA Alumnus Illustrates Memoirs of Civil Rights Legend Congressman John Lewis

April 16, 2014

Illustrator Nate Powell (BFA 2000 Cartooning) is drawing inspiration from history—literally. The SVA alumnus is collaborating with venerated Civil Rights leader Congressman John Lewis and his staffer Andrew Aydin on a three-part graphic novel about Lewis’ lifelong fight for justice through nonviolence. In March (Top Shelf Productions), Powell’s art vividly recounts Lewis’ fearless journey from sharecropper’s son to student activist to the U.S. House of Representatives. Lewis, who helped plan the 1963 March on Washington, will also be making his way to SVA soon: He has accepted the College’s invitation to speak at commencement exercises this year.

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Photographers to Watch: SVA Alumni Picked for PDN’s 30 2014

Photographers to Watch: SVA Alumni Picked for PDN’s 30 2014

April 14, 2014

The April issue of Photo District News (PDN) features the highly anticipated PDN’s 30, the magazine’s annual spotlight on new and emerging photographers. Among PDN’s select choices for 2014 are Jenny Riffle (MFA 2011 Photography, Video and Related Media) and BFA Photography alumni Bobby Doherty (2011), Dina Litovsky (2010) and Ilona Szwarc (2013).

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