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October 26, 2016

Graduate open studios

Parsons School of Design at The New School

Haleigh Nickerson, Waiting, 2016. Digital C Print, 29 x 42 inches.

Parsons Fine Arts is pleased to announce the fall 2016 graduate open studios to be held on Thursday, November 3, 6 to 9pm. Our dynamic group of 48 graduate students will open their creative spaces to the public and be available to answer questions and discuss their work. Open Studios provides a rare opportunity for visitors to view works in progress and meet these artists in an informal setting. Visitors will gain insight into the diverse practices within our studio art program that embraces interdisciplinary experimentation, intellectual rigor and innovation.

Parsons Fine Arts MFAis a dynamic two-year, cross-disciplinary program committed to expanding the formal, intellectual and conceptual dimensions of emerging artists’ work. We foster studio-based research and scholarship that extends the boundaries of contemporary cultural expression, developed through a global understanding of the arts. Parsons Fine Arts is committed to diversity among students and faculty that provides a potent learning community. Housed within both Parsons School of Design and The New School University, the Fine Arts program is uniquely positioned within a progressive educational environment. Our international student body has access to a wide spectrum of activities, ranging from rigorous formal and aesthetic investigations to cross-disciplinary collaborations with design, performing arts and humanities students, to public forums that address pressing social and political concerns.

Parsons Fine Arts is home to an active, international faculty whose work has been included in the Whitney Biennial, Documenta, the Sharjah Biennial and the Sydney Biennale; and exhibited in institutions such as the Arko Art Center, Seoul, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Additionally our Visiting Artist Lecture Series and our Critic and Curator Series features critically renowned, multi-disciplinary artists, curators and critics who are available for one-on-one visits with graduate students. This culture of dialogical exchange supports our graduate students to redefine the cutting edge of Contemporary Art. The fall 2016 visiting artists have included Toyin Ojih Odutola, Josh Kline, Lee Mingwei, Rina Banerjee, Nayland Blake, Milagros de la Torre, Paulina Olowska, Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz and Roxy Paine. The fall 2016 Public Art Fund lectures, organized in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, were given by David Shrigley, Heather & Ivan Morison and Spencer Finch.

For more information please visit finearts.parsons.edu or contact MFA Program Director, Simone Douglas at [email protected].

About Parsons The New School for Design
Parsons is one of the premier institutions for art and design education. Founded in 1896, is has served as a pioneer in the field for more than a century. Based in New York and internationally active, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the full spectrum of design disciplines. Critical thinking, research and collaboration are at the heart of a Parsons education. Parsons offers rigorous training that allows for interdisciplinary collaboration across five thematic schools. An integral part of The New School, Parsons builds on the university’s legacy of progressive ideals, scholarship and pedagogy. Parsons graduates are leaders in their respective fields, with a shared commitment to creatively and critically addressing the complexities of life in the 21st century.

In 2015, QS World University Rankings, a London-based higher education organization, named Parsons the number one College for Art and Design in the United States, and number two internationally.

 

Fall 2016 graduate open studios at Parsons Fine Arts

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