We are artists, full of passion for our work, but needing guidance and examples of how to channel that passion into viable professional pathways. At LIU Post Art we are connecting young artists to mentors who have navigated the path to self-supporting creative careers. The Business of the Creative Speaker Panel March 20, 2019 features:
Karen Fitzgerald has been a professional visual artist all of her adult life. Her work is easily found. Her single regret is to not have studied the world of business when she was younger. (Resources provided by Karen Fitzgerald are available here: ReadingResourcesArtIndustryMarch2019)
Susan Boxer Kappel, is an artist and clinical art psychotherapist. She has a private practice and is a clinical supervisor at Hofstra University’s Counseling Mental Health Professions Clinic. She is the 50th Anniversary conference chair for the for the American Art Therapy Association and the former president of the New York Art Therapy Association. She has worked with a variety of populations, created the community after tragedy art therapy resilience initiative and given lectures across the nation on various topics in Art Therapy.
Louise P. Sloane, represented by Spannerman Modern, Amy Simon Fine Art, and and Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Louise P. Sloane has been exhibiting her minimalist abstract color paintings nationally since 1991. Her career encompasses brick and mortar gallery representation to the increasingly important forum of art fairs.
On Friday February 3rd 2017 LIU Post Art Foundation students will use Instagram to learn, record, discover and react at MOMA.
We created the collective hashtag #liupostfoundation for the visit to make our process live and in real-time while exploring specific aspects of the museum. The hashtag creates a unique feed that allows for us to be transparent while learning and also retaining an archivable aspect for reference and later use.
Follow our foundation instagram hashtag #liupostfoundation to follow the discoveries and discussions.
This past week our drawing students in Foundations have been working hard for the upcoming midterm. Students have yet again impressed our Fine Art professors by collaborating each of their drawings into an “Art Wall”.
The Art Wall is comprised of 33-35 student works of still lives and anatomical studies. This collection of work filled a 8’x24′ wall space within our sculpture building. The talents of these freshman students is absolutely incredible.
Students in Studio Foundation use 3D Modeling and 3D Printing to explore light, form and scale. They learned 3D modeling to create forms that juxtapose mass and volume that were printed on a small scale. That form was then “sliced” digitally and output to shapes that were cut and assembled by hand and compared with the small scale version to study light and the impact of a shift in scale scale on form These investigations are extensions of studies of light, space, and form in paper.
The art department sculpture building is transitioning studios to accommodate new technologies for a MakerSpace fabrication center. The sculpture curriculum now includes investigations in 3D design with 3D printing and plans to expand fabrication options with laser cutting and scanning technologies. Plans for the future include a new MakeSpace studio equipped with a broad selection of electronic and hands on media to create, engineer, and design contemporary sculptural form.
World renowned artist Dan Christoffel held a special drawing workshop for students last Saturday March 26 2016, in the Hutchins Gallery at LIU Post. Christoffel let students of all majors draw from his works currently on display in the gallery, with easy to follow step-by-step instructions and formulas for constructing facial proportions.
Dan Christoffel, well-known on Long Island and in New York, studied at Pratt and SVA (School of Visual Arts). Christoffel specializes in portraiture and sculpture with his most famous subject being Abraham Lincoln. His work has been bought and shown all over the world with one of his frequent clients being the White House.
Famous sculptor and abstract painter Sharon Louden visits LIU Post giving an exclusive two hour lecture. Louden describes her life story as an artist as well as her hardships, such as paying for college, financially supporting yourself as an artist and how to inspire one another through your art. Her lecture was one of the most attended events, encouraging young art students of any craft to fight for their dreams and do what they love.