It has already been one year since I began my studies at the New York Academy of Art. I am thankful for all of the wonderful professors and classmates I was able to work with this year. This first year was focused on foundations, but in the upcoming year, I will begin my Thesis work. I already have a plan, and look forward to beginning on it in September. There have been quite a few highlights this year. My work was featured in a group show at Di Donna Gallery. I received the 2018 NYAA Leipzig International Art Program Residency in Leipzig, Germany as well as the 2018 New York Academy of Art Alumni Association Scholarship. It was also my first year participating in NYAA Open Studios and Tribeca Ball.
"Precipice", 18 x 24 inches, oil on canvas, 2017. This work was featured at Di Donna Gallery in a NYAA student exhibition, and it was sold on Paddle8 in the preview for the Tribeca Ball.
Here is a shot of me in my studio at Tribeca Ball.
This is my final painting of the semester, "After the Storm", 48" x 48", oil on panel, 2018.
It has been one month since I began my studies at the New York Academy of Art, and I am absolutely loving every single day! It is even better than I imagined. My classes are Artistic Anatomy, Art and Culture, History and Theory of Composition, Drawing 1, and Painting 1. We have a different class each day of the week, and they are each from 9:30 to 5:30. This gives us a lot of time to focus. Between the classes, homework, and critiques, I can feel and see myself growing so much. The school has also provided wonderful evening lectures from artists such as Ali Banisadr, Eileen Cooper, Alyssa Monks, Jean Pierre Roy, and Amy Bennett.
I can also feel my subject matter shifting after moving to New York. I live in Brooklyn, and I have a 30 minute commute to school. My work in Columbus, Georgia, was about our sense of place and our connection to home. Living in New York is much more disjointed and transitory experience. As you walk through the city streets, the windows are continually reflecting and refracting the world. There are so many people sharing one space, yet most of the time there is a lack of connection. The subway system is also very disorienting. All of these factors add up to a very dream like quality in daily life. It will be interesting to see how these ideas influences my work.
I was also involved with the recent show Single Fare 4 at the Highline Stages which was featured by Juxtapoz and the Huffington Post. It was an exhibition in which hundreds of artists submitted thousands of small artworks on metrocards. The show was incredible, and it had a great turnout. I was a volunteer and was thankful to have work in the show as well. It was hosted by the NYAA Alumni Association to raise money for scholarships.
Thank you so much for following my journey as an artist, and I appreciate you support. I am always happy to hear any thoughts, so please feel free to reach out!
I am proud to announce that I was recently accepted into the New York Academy of Art, and will be going there for graduate school. I have a few months left here in Georgia, but then it will be on to the big city. I am so thankful for this opportunity, and I cannot wait to see what it brings.
I attended the New York Academy of Art's Summer Undergraduate Residency Program last summer, and it was a huge growing experience. The MFA program will be much more in depth, and I cannot wait to share the changes it will bring. It reminds me of Hogwarts for if you like to draw and paint!
This is a photo of my in my academy studio from last year. I cannot wait to be working in my new studio! Anyway, just wanted to share a bit about my adventure to come. Have a good day! Cheers from the studio!
Dear Friends, you are invited to attend "ROOTS" the thesis exhibition of CSU seniors graduating this semester. It will be May 6, from 3-6:30 pm. The first half will take place in the Rankin Photography Center from 3:00 to 4:00 and the second half will be in the CSU Seaboard Depot.
Bo Bartlett Master Class 2016. http://theodysseyonline.com/columbus-st/bo-bartlett-master-class/369221
The Scientific Justification of Neo-impressionist Color Theory. http://theodysseyonline.com/columbus-st/how-our-eyes-read-colors/354077
The Photography of Céline Clanet. http://theodysseyonline.com/columbus-st/photographing-quiet-moments/346557