Foundations: Drawing Class Prepares For Midterm

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.

Foundation Students Use Digital Technology to Study Space

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. 

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MFA Thesis 2016 Makes It’s Way To SIA Gallery In Chelsea NYC

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MFA Thesis Show “Nexus of 12” at the Steinberg Museum (April 11, 2016-May 6, 2016)

Official website for  Nexus of 12

Come see the MFA Thesis Show titled “Nexus 0f 12” which will be featuring 12 graduating MFA students here at LIU Post . This is LIU’s most interesting and will rounded exhibitions, featuring local and international artists. Works shown range in all types of techniques, styles, and cultural traditions in the fields of painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and animation.

This show features artists, Chris Ann Ambery, Sohee Conover, Nickolas Frizalone, Carrie-Anne Gonzalez, Yuheng Hou, Candice Licalzi, Juan Lopez, Suzi Pastorelli, Ashley Schriefer, Chelsea Soldner, Yuan Yin, and Tingting Zhang.

Please join us for food and drink at the reception of Nexus of 12 on Wednesday April 13th from 5pm-8pm.

Artist Dan Christoffel Held A Drawing Workshop For Students

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.

 

MFA’s Chosen for Chicago Show

LIU Post’s Candice Licalzi was chosen for Chicago’s “Wet Paint MFA Biennial Competition” at the Zhou B. Arts Center.  Licalzi and alum Jordan Walker (MFA 2014) were chosen out of 500+ entries from all over the nation to participate in the “Wet Paint MFA Biennial Competition” in which, only 40-45 artists were chosen. The exhibition will be held at the Zhou B. Arts Center in Chicago curated by Sergio Gomez. The exhibition will be held from January 15th-Febuary 13th, 1029 W 35th St, Chicago IL. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8XRzqu9Udw

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Piece Chosen: Title: Aurum Size: 36″x48″ Medium: Oil & Charcoal on Canvas Date: 2015

LIU Post Scholarship Portfolio Day (Feb 27)

Come join us for LIU Post’s Scholarship Portfolio Day on Saturday February 27th from 9am-1pm at Sculpture Building (Studio A). Show off your talents and have your portfolios be juried by our artisticly well-rounded faculty for a chance to win the Portfolio Scholarship.

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Class-with-Martynka

On Tuesday 11/24/15 artist Martynka Wawrzyniak came to LIU Post’s MFA & MA graduate thesis class to present her work and lead a critique on student work. Martynka gave a great time-line based presentation about her work both past and present. She presented her work directly from her website. (There is a lot to discover there so please further investigate when you can)

 Students presented a piece of their current work to the class and gained insight and advice from Martynka.

Students have been asked to leave their reactions in the comments section on our class blog. They have been asked:

What did you think of Martynka’s work?

Do you have a favorite piece or project?

Do you resonate with her ideas? If so, how?

How do her initial ideas play a role in how her works will be presented and displayed?

You can follow the thread of comments on the class blog here – https://goo.gl/u643Ii

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

LIU Post Art Students Represent The GIF the Portrait Project

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LIU Post Art Students Represent The GIF the Portrait Project 2014!

Created by Professor Ryan Seslow, this open call/rolling deadline project has had extensive LIU POST ART student and professor participation presence. Check out the outstanding work by Professor Joan Harrison’s foundation photoshop students, as well as Professor Ryan Seslow’s New Media in Art, Graduate Design, and ART 550 students.

Check out the site here – http://giftheportrait.tumblr.com