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

MFA Thesis Show

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.

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

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

Nicole DiGiovanni at fotofoto gallery

Fotofoto gallery in Huntington has the month long group show “Your Best Shot” on display from February 27 to March 28, 2015. BFA senior Nicole Angelica DiGiovanni has four of her photos in the show.

Nicole DiGiovanni at fotofoto gallery in Huntington / Photo credit Nicole DiGiovanni

When fotofoto gallery had an open call for the show “Your Best Shot”, photography students at Post were encouraged to submit work by their professor Thom O’Connor and that is what Nicole DiGiovanni did.

“I grew up in Long Island and have always enjoyed going to fotofoto gallery and I used to dream that I’d have an opportunity to have my artwork displayed in their gallery. I was so excited when Thom made the announcement and I knew I would finally have the chance to have my photographs on display in one of my favorite photo galleries!”

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“Your Best Shot” at fotofoto gallery / Photo by Sofie Hoff

Nicole submitted 3 horse portraits and 1 self-portrait, which are all included in the show.

“I am extremely passionate about the horses and have had the chance to work close with them while being on the LIU Post Equestrian Team. Horses are one of my favorite subjects to photograph; there is something so magical, beautiful, and magnificent about horses. Horses truly are a work of art and I find so much pleasure in being able to capture their beauty with my camera. Horses and photography are two of my greatest passions.”

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Studying Photography at LIU Post, Nicole explains that she has tried a few different artistic mediums although photography is her favorite way to express herself and the world around her.

“My favorite subjects to shoot are horses, landscapes and portraits. I act as if my camera is my “third eye” and never go anywhere without my camera. I do not limit myself to shooting one subject and always keep an open mind to whatever my camera and I may see. I enjoying being out in nature with my camera but there’s nothing like being in the studio. Photography has been my creative outlet since elementary school. Photography is my favorite art form; it allows the viewer to be able to interpret the world through images created by the photographer. I find it most interesting to understand the exact moment photographer’s capture and why they are willing to share that image with a viewer.”


“Your Best Shot” is up February 27 – March 28, 2015.
Artist reception is on Saturday, March 28, 5 – 7 PM.
It is a free event and all are welcome!

For more information regarding directions to the gallery and opening hours, please see http://fotofotogallery.org/.

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!

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.