What Lies Beneath-The Spirit of Art at Studio 5404 Massapequa, NY

What Lies Beneath-The Spirit of Art, at Studio 5404, featuring one of our MFA grad’s Candice Licalzi

Opening: Oct 24, 5:00-8:30PM

5404 Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY (516-748-4196)



MFA Students Setup For An Exhibition At The Ripe Art Gallery In Huntington, NY

Masters of Fine Arts Fall 2015 students setup for their first group show of the semester at the Ripe Art Gallery in Huntington, NY. Students hung their work alongside other well know artists such as Michael Krasowitz, Beth Giacummo, Lawrence Mesich, Joan Harrison and many more!

Congratulations MFA!!!


Foundations Fall 2015 Learning New Techniques With Professor Neill Slaughter

Here in professor Neill Slaughter’s class, our fall foundations students are just about to finish their second project of the semester.

With each passing project our students heighten their skills in drawing, by learning new approaches as far as techniques and materials, then by taking these learnings and applying them to better develop what they observe.

IMG_3312 IMG_3313 IMG_3314 IMG_3315 LIU Post Drawing Class Fall 2015

LIU Post Foundations 2015 Metropolitan Museum of Art Trip

Despite the rain, today was an awesome day for exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art! This trip not only amazed but inspired our students in their artistic progression.

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LIU Post Foundations 2015 MingleFest!

LIU Post Foundations MingleFest

New Studio Foundation students get connected at orientation by creating secret handshakes.

MA Thesis exhibition in the Hutchin’s Gallery

Tonight, Jennifer Lacava, Hsin-Pin Tsai, Chuxiao Wang and Ellen Connolly host the opening reception of their MA Thesis exhibition in the Hutchin’s Gallery, located in the Library’s lower level.

The event is free and all are welcome!


Studio 5404 Art Space this Friday!

Studio 5404 Art Space and LIU Post are proud to present a show of diverse and dynamic works created by the faculty and MFA students of the LIU Post Art Department. Works ranging from painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and installation will display the diversity of artists working at LIU Post. Come converse and celebrate the breadth of work with the artists themselves!

The opening reception is this Friday, April 24th from 7-10 PM. Refreshments will be served, alongside live music by Gail Storm. Studio 5404 is located on 5404 Merrick Rd., Massapequa, NY.

Alexandra Pospelova’s thesis show

Alexandra Pospelova, aka Alexandra Po, displayed her senior thesis art show “Focus” in the Hillwood SAL Gallery last week, from March 31 to April 4, 2015.

LIU Post’s student run paper The Pioneer featured Alexandra and her show in this week’s issue, published April 7, 2o15. See the full article to read more about her thesis show and her plans for the future here: http://liupostpioneer.com/2015/04/07/focus-a-senior-expo/

Here are some photos of the show, taken during the reception held on April 1st:

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For more information and art by Alexandra Po, see her artist website alexandrapo.com, Facebook account facebook.com/alexandra.pospelova.3 or Instagram account nstagram.com/alexandrapopo.

Special Exhibition: Luminous Coordinates

There is a lot of art to be seen around campus right now!

Today is the opening reception for our MFA student’s thesis exhibition in the Steinberg Museum of Art. Art is also being shown by BFA Lindsay Bauer in the Hillwood SAL Gallery and in the Sculpture Gallery by MFA Victoria Pendzick Sinacori. All shows are having their receptions tonight from 5-8 PM!

Don’t forget to also stop by Post’s library and the Hutchins Gallery for a magnificent art exhibition! The AHL Foundation is presenting Luminous Coordinates curated by Eun Young Choi and two of the exhibiting artists are MFA alumnis!


AHL Foundation’s press release:

 Luminous Coordinates:
Zaun Lee, Sungwook Jake Seo, Zin Helena Song, Yusam Sung, JooYeon Judy Yang
April 2 – April 17

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 4, 3-5pm

Hutchins Gallery
Long Island University, Post Campus
720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, NY 11548

The AHL Foundation is pleased to present a Special Exhibition at Long Island University’s Hutchins Gallery curated by Eun Young Choi. Luminous Coordinates brings together five artists of Korean heritage who explore human relationships and complex social phenomenon in visually colorful metaphors that range from minimalist abstract paintings to multi-layered collages. The artworks act as interwoven pieces of the puzzle that combine Eastern and Western traditions as they interpret and define fascinating and intricate narratives of the human condition in order to find coordinates to anchor themselves within the ever changing contemporary world.

Yusam Sung’s “Arrows” series are austere minimalist paintings composed of frenzied and chaotic scribbles, which reference the uniquely defined directionality of arrows, yet explores the complexities of our lives and the world that may not be so unidirectional or orderly. Sung is interested in examining the duality of order and disorder inherent in human life and the challenge of defining what that means. His work often re-examines art history and reinterprets the purpose of familiar objects.

Zin Helena Song’s sculptural paintings are composed of vibrant geometric planes. Though abstract in their final form, Song’s paintings develop out of line drawings and are informed by the fragmented urban landscape. Song’s interests lie in the interaction of color, shape, space, and geometry as the polygonal planes meet and create unexpected effects. Song views these phenomena as metaphors for people and society.

JooYeon Judy Yang’s “The One Nation Banknote Series” is an ongoing project that deals with the idea of Utopia and the end or beginning of the world. The intricate collage made of real international banknotes act as currency for a fictional country called the One Nation. Taking its cue from myths, religious stories as well as reality, Yang’s fanciful narratives utilize the utopian symbols that each unique bank note carries within them, the often hidden and forgotten historical social catastrophes and the exploitation of the social and economic weak.

Zaun Lee’s paintings and drawings utilize the grid as a starting off point and a practical tool to efficiently shape and understand contemporary society in physical and symbolic ways. She considers the grid a compositional unit of individual pixels as it is often used in postmodern technology and internet media and by manipulating, reducing or expanding the grid units, she explores the dual functions of mathematic system of division and segmentation that simultaneously functions as connecters to unify individualization, differentiation, multiplicity, and divergence. Lee’s beautifully sublime surfaces are filled with both architectural precision and expressive drips.

Sungwook Jake Seo’s work is inspired by his experience in the laundromat. The daily chore can tell myriads of stories through its distinct textiles and colorful folds that come together to form a harmonious pattern just as different races, cultures, beliefs, and personalities come together and commingle in our society. Traces of people’s lives and stories remain on the clothes and as these clothes are washed and neatly folded, they came to symbolize the people’s hopes and dreams for the future. Seo views the folded cloths as stand-ins for the diverse aspects of daily life that he encounters in the city.

Eun Young Choi is a New York-based independent curator, museum educator, artist and arts administrator originally from Seoul, Korea. She holds a MFA from the School of Visual Arts and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Choi has organized exhibitions and performance events in collaboration with various organizations including the New Museum’s IDEAS CITY Festival, National Academy Museum, United Nations Headquarters, Asian American Art Centre and Arario Gallery New York. Her exhibitions and programming have been featured in the New York Times, New York magazine, VOGUE magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Artcritical and numerous other media outlets. Her most recent project is a feature in Culturehall (http://culturehall.com/feature_issues.html?no=118).

AHL Foundation is a 501(c)3 visual arts organization with a mission to support Korean artists living in the United States and is committed to promoting and providing greater exposure of their work. This exhibition is organized by the AHL Foundation with the generous support from Long Island University, Post Campus, Jason J. Kim Oral Design and numerous other donors.