Exit Lines, the MFA in Illustration Visual Thesis Exhibition, 2015, is open in Gallery FIT, the Museum at FIT. Nine illustrators have filled the gallery with works that move and emerge on the walls. Explore Times Square in 3D with Scott Fowler, visit the studios of artists vicariously through the work of Lynsey Hirth, travel on an animated journey through the Museum of Natural History with Han Yuan Yu, groove to rock classics and the interpretations with Jorge Saldana, just to name a few! Kudos to the class and to Professor Dennis Dittrich for leading another successful year towards the exhibition.
For the first time this year, our students have developed arts programming in partnership with the Society of Illustrators and the High School of Art and Design, led by Professor Anelle Miller. We’ll be posting pics from that, too, so come back!
Just on the heels of our great news from yesterday, comes another great MFA Illustration and Chroma story! Miki Golod work is on Words Without Borders website, where his autobiographical graphic novel is featured- AND- breaking news! Miki is going to be a speaker at the NY Comics Symposium. WOW! Come hear Miki on August 11. Their site will be updated with location shortly.
If you have not yet seen Chroma, the MFA in Illustration Visual Thesis Show, run over to the Museum at FIT before July 5 for this feast for the eyes. Nine students each explored a body of work that ranges from books to creatures, to graphic novels to digital identity and website. It is just great, if I do say so myself, as a proud chair.
Now, others have taken notice:
Sam Kalda‘s Men with Cats is featured on a Design Week from the UK.
Jennifer Merz retells the tragic but important story of the Triangle Factory Fire in Sew Strong, and was featured on the Triangle Factory Fire Coalition’s site, here.
More to come on all of the great things that have come about from this show!
Save the date, mark your calendars, in just one week, Cloud 9, the MFA Visual Thesis exhibition will host its opening reception! Please join us to celebrate great art and people!
Thursday, June 11,
6-8 pm, Gallery FIT,
the Museum at FIT.
27 Street, 7th Avenue.
The show runs June 8-July 6.