MFA thesis preparations

Last week was a busy week as LIU Post’s MFA students were setting up their thesis group show “Eight of Fifteen” in the Steinberg Museum of Art. The show starts tomorrow, April 6th and runs for a full month until May 8th, 2015. Opening reception is this Wednesday, April 8th, from 5-8 PM!

Artists exhibiting their work: Tyrone Santana Copeland, Miro Kang, Justin Capalbo, Jianan Li, Benjamin James Hoyng, Duaa Khalil, HuNoo – Heon Woo Nam and Meishan Pan.

For directions to the Museum, please see http://liu.edu/CWPost/Academics/Schools/SVPA/Resources-Facilities/Art-Museum

Brianna Vanacoro showing her art in Tribeca!

It has not even been a month since her senior thesis art show was on display (see previous blog post) and she is already showing her art in Tribeca, New York City!

Brianna Vanacoro has been invited to show her art at the Conception: Emerging Artists event next week, Saturday April 11, 2015. The event is held from 7 PM-11.30 PM and tickets costs $15 (or $20 at the door).

photo Brianna reception

For more information about the event and to buy tickets, please see http://conception-mypinly.rhcloud.com/artist/HBJKAxmVBM

Post Art Faculty and MFA show

Benjamin Hoyng’s solo show

MFA student Benjamin Hoyng showed intriguing works in the Hillwood SAL Gallery, March 3-15, 2015.

If you by some (unacceptable) reason managed to miss his two week long exhibition, you will have another chance to experience his art in the MFA Thesis Exhibition, which will be held in the Steinberg Museum of Art between April 6 and May 8.

Reception is on Wednesday April 8, 2015, between 5-8 PM! It is free and all are welcome!

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Brianna Vanacoro’s thesis show

Brianna Vanacoro showcased her senior thesis art exhibition “Shattered” in the Hillwood S.A.L. Gallery last week, March 24-28, 2015.

Brianna Vanacoro at the reception of her thesis show, March 25, 2015

Two years ago, Brianna lost her greatest artistic inspiration and mentor.

In her artistic statement Brianna open-heartedly explained how the art has been her escape and her way of coping with the loss of her grandmother. “Shattered embodies my grandma’s personality as well as her influence on me. It features geometric or “shattered” works of art to represent what I’ve been going through since the loss of my grandmother.”

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Graduating this May, the BFA senior expressed great relief over being done with her thesis. “It feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders now that my thesis show is done, but I’m also sad to see it all come to an end.”

Regarding the artistic process, Brianna felt like the biggest struggle was to keep coming up with new ideas that relate to my theme. “The most enjoyable moment is seeing my paintings come to life. When the vision I had for it in my head finally comes out on the canvas, its the best feeling!”

Her plans after graduation are to find work or an internship in the city, while simultaneously continue to paint and she hopes to be able to freelance her work. Though painting is her favorite medium, she has lately been getting into working 3-dimensional and with sculptures.

“I learned a lot about experimenting with different materials at Post and not to be afraid to try something new. I think that’s why I developed this [characteristic art] style.”

For more information about Brianna Vanacoro and her art, see http://briannasart.tumblr.com/.

Upcoming MFA Thesis shows

Our MFA students have been very busy lately and as the end of the spring semester is approaching, their Thesis Exhibition in the Steinberg Museum of Art is just around the corner!

This year they will also have a Thesis Exhibition in New York City at SIA NY Gallery!

Artist receptions are on Wednesday April 8 (LIU Post) and on Saturday April 16 (SIA NY), 2015.
Show your support and join our talented MFA students for two fun and inspiring evenings!
The events are free and all are welcome!

2015 MFA Thesis Back Postcard

Mary Georgescu at the Starving Artist Café

BFA student Mary Georgescu is currently showing her work at the Starving Artist Cafe and Gallery, Franklin Square, NY. Her artworks will be up for another two weeks.

For directions to the gallery, please see http://www.starvingartistcafe.org/directions.

Mary Georgescu’s works on display at the Starving Artist Gallery / Photo by Mary Georgescu

For more information and pictures of the exhibition, please see Mary’s website http://www.artistmaryag.com/.


Mary Georgescu will exhibit her senior thesis art show in Hillwood S.A.L. Gallery, located on LIU Post campus, from April 28 – May 2 and the reception will be on April 29, 5-8 PM. All are welcome!

Concrete to Data through the Lens of Alexandra Pospelova

 2/28/15

Concrete to Data through the Lens of Alexandra Pospelova

Read the full feature here – http://wp.me/p5Jt5Y-gO

I am excited to share a powerful series of Concrete to Data photographs taken by artist Alexandra Pospelova. The selected works give us a peek into the photographers process and how the space can be viewed.  We are taken through various complimentary color combinations and compositions. I asked Alexandra for a statement about shooting the exhibition and sharing her vision on the show.

Concrete To Data photographed by Alexandra Pospelova

“Unique, Moving, Powerful! Concrete to Data is a unique show because graffiti in its nature is an outdoor art form, while here, in Steinberg Museum of Art, one sees it in a totally different environment. It is moving because it makes the viewer look for hidden meanings by overwhelming, puzzling and, in some way, provocative quality. It is powerful because of its large scale spray-painted pieces that have more authority to a body viewing it in a space, as something one cannot take in with one glance. It was a pleasure to photograph such a large variety of mediums, creative ideas, and interesting stories that allowed me to penetrate deeper into seeing the essence of graffiti itself. The camera served as a great tool to discern that essence that cannot be viewed with a naked eye, but through some consideration.” 

You can explore more of Alexandra’s work on her website – http://alexandrapo.com

Susan Kelly at the Starving Artist Café

Fine art senior Susan Kelly is currently having her art displayed in the Starving Artist Cafe’s Gallery, Franklin Square, NY.

About a year ago, Susan went by the Starving Artist Café for lunch and happened to notice the gallery space near the entrance. “I asked the owner who was exhibiting and how I could get my own exhibit” she explains. “He then pulled out a small notebook and took down my information, phone number and what kind of work I do.”
After a while, Susan started to forget about it. But one day the owner called her saying that the person who was supposed to exhibit backed out and that she was next. “So I packed out my car and was hanging the next day.”

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Susan Kelly at her show in the Starving Artist’s gallery / photo by Susan Kelly

At the moment, Susan is preparing for her senior show at LIU Post in the Hillwood Student Art League gallery. The reception of her thesis will be on March 18th.

Regarding the show at the Starving Artist Café, she was never really worried about what to show since she is constantly creating new works. “I did not have a specific theme for the show. I was thinking of this show almost as a preview for myself for what my senior show would look like. I got to see what my work looks like hanging all together and how much room it takes up. Now I have time to work on what I think my work needs as a whole.”

The show at the Starving Artist Café will be up until Sunday, February 15th and the reception will be tomorrow Thursday, February 12th, starting at 5 PM. All are welcome!
For directions to the gallery, please see http://www.starvingartistcafe.org/directions.