Honor Roll: MFA Fine Arts Department Alumni in “First Look”

May 31, 2011

Three artists educated at SVA have been chosen to participate in “First Look III,” an exhibition of 12 outstanding MFA students from across the United States presented at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill, New York. Steven Chapman (2012 MFA Fine Arts), Jong Hyun Oh (2011 MFA Fine Arts) and Joseph Varas (2011 MFA Fine Arts) were selected for the honor. SVA is the only college represented to have multiple winners.

First nominated by a curatorial team that travelled nationwide to over 30 universities and over 2000 studios, the participating artists were then selected by a review committee of gallerists, curators, collectors, artists and museum staff.

“First Look III” is on view at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art through July 24, 2011. For more information, visit the center’s Web site.

Image: Joseph Varas, Here Today, 2010.

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