October 19, 2017

Fine Arts Graduate Open Studios

Parsons School of Design at The New School

Elyse Johnson, Renovation, 2017. Performance documentation.

Parsons Fine Arts is pleased to announce the fall 2017 MFA open studios to be held on Thursday, October 26, 6–9pm.

Parsons Fine Arts MFA
Our dynamic group of 47 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.

Artists: Manar Abdelmaaboud, Arpi Adamyan, Natalia Almonte, Tunie Lauren, Layo Bright, Shuyi Cao, Alonso Cartú, Liyen Chen, Joshua Coates, Gal Cohen, sal daña, Freddie Dessau, Amy Dos Santos, Nicole Economides, Liliana Farber, Jazzmint Dash, Utsa Hazarika, Sarra Hochberg, Sareh Imani, Amorelle Jacox, Paloma Jimenez, Julia Jueun Jo, Elyse Johnson, Geraldine Kang, Nadine Käser Cenoz, Paulina Kim Joo, Laramie Marshall, Andrés Martínez Ruiz, Lisa McCleary, Daniel Mølholt Bülow, Seungkyung Oh, Rebecca Ou, Anna Parisi, Al Prexta, Tianyu Qiu, Kevin Quiles Bonilla, Alymamah Rashed, Alex Salerno, Mylo Santifer, Andrew Sapala, Zac Spears, Anna Stahn, Laina Weiss, Scynge Xing, Shunran Xue, Leonard Yang and Steven Yang

Parsons Fine Arts MFA is 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 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 2017 Visiting Artists Lecture Series features Rosanna Raymond, Mark Dion, Cameron Rowland, Xu Bing, Zachary Fabri, Nicole Eisenman, Sheila Pepe, Yamini Nayar, Maria Thereza Alvez*, Stefanos Tsivopoulos and Alfredo Jaar**

*Organized in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School

**Organized by the Public Art Fund in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School

About Parsons School of Design
Founded in 1896, Parsons has served as a pioneer in the field of Art and Design 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. 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.

For more information please visit or contact MFA Program Director, Simone Douglas at douglass [​at​]

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