Wilde at SVA

February 22, 2002

Pro.ject, another whimsical spectacular exhibition from Richard Wilde’s Advertising and Graphic Design Department, opened this week; there will be a reception on February 25. That’s right, this Monday (5 to 7pm) the SVA Gallery at 209 E. 23rd Street will be a flaring, blaring onslaught of assemblage, video alchemy, and sui generis whatnot, along with a panoply of 3-D yuk yuk frenzy, like gas masks re-imagined as art fodder. (Are these strange times or what?) The show is up through March 6.

Image: Chief of Defense by Robert Conlon

SVA Advertising and Graphic Design students won 7 out of 14 awards granted at the recent Type Directors Club Student Competition. Chad Roberts won first prize; Lauren Panapinto won third prize; and Natasha Jen, June Kim, and Shigeto Akiyama won merit awards. As recipients of this prestigious award, their work will be published in the Typography 23 Annual and shown in an exhibition in New York this summer, as well as in a traveling exhibition touring the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, and Mexico.

There’s more for Richard Wilde and the SVA community to be proud of. Former students Olga Krigman and Basia Grocholski were selected as “Design’s New Faces” in this month’s HOW magazine. Olga and Basia worked so well together while at SVA, that after graduating in 1998 they joined creative forces and started their own successful company, 280: design. One of their biggest assignments to date was to design the Art Directors Club exhibit, in which they displayed work as if it were raining from the sky. Also chosen as one of “Design’s New Faces” was Paris Fleezanis (BFA Computer Art 1999), who now runs a graphics and web design firm in Brooklyn called Engine Three.

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