Painting and Mixed Media
Now in its fourth decade, this internationally renowned program offers artists an opportunity to work intensively in a private studio and receive individual critiques from faculty selected for their diversity, professional achievement and critical engagement. Artists are supported in their painting, drawing, printmaking, installa- tion and mixed-media work, and are encouraged to push their practice to the next level, aesthetically and conceptually. Attention is given to contextualizing resident artists’ work within contemporary interdisciplinary discourse.
Each artist has exclusive use of a studio throughout the program. Located in Chelsea, the studios offer privacy, while supporting a community that encourages experimentation and the development of new ideas and directions. Faculty will conduct studio visits and discuss each participant’s work on an individual basis. Exposure to the New York City art world complements the on-site residency program. Equally important to the faculty critiques are the special lectures, scheduled approximately once a week. Given by guest artists, critics and gallery directors, these dialogues are designed to offer further insight into the realities of the working artist. Gallery tours are also included.
Artists have access to the studios and woodshop daily from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm. Overnight stays are allowed with entry to the building prior to 11:00 pm. The printmaking lab is available for an additional fee, providing access to silkscreen, etching, lithography, letterpress and digital facilities. The program culminates in an open studio exhibition.
Faculty and lecturers have included Andrea Champlin, Gregory Coates, Steve DeFrank, Peter Hristoff, Tobi Kahn, Amy Myers, Bruce Pearson, Danica Phelps, David Ross, Jerry Saltz and Simon Watson.
Note: A portfolio is required for review and acceptance to this program. Residents who wish to borrow equipment from the MFA Fine Arts Department are required to provide proof of insurance with rental endorsement, listing SVA as a co-insured. Participants will be held responsible for payment of any loss, theft or damage incurred to the equipment. SVA provides information on affordable insurance plans.