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Bengali women serve as inspiration for CFDA award winner Mohua Goswami

Admiration and inquiry of Bengali women are at the center of award-winning knitwear design major Mohua Goswami’s CFDA collection. Goswami’s work showcases the free-flowing and personalized styles of the Bengal region in eastern India, where her family roots are. They … Continue reading

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Seeing Stars with Emmanuel Agwam

“The stars and big smiles around Black figures in my portraits tell the viewer that this is a person who deserves to be present and that the person deserves to ‘shine.’” – Emmanuel Agwam, Illustration (‘22). The smiles, stars and … Continue reading

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The Image-Makers: Documenting Protests

By now, we’re no strangers to photos and videos of police escalating confrontations with demonstrators and the killing of individuals in custody. Such visceral imagery has been captured for decades: “What the camera had to do was expose the evils … Continue reading

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Jasmine Garoosi: compassion, art and social distancing

Since her college experience was dramatically altered by COVID-19, two things have been brought into greater focus for Photography major Jasmine Garoosi: her mother and her photography. To help her mother by day, means having to hone her craft by … Continue reading

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Students Shape Pellon for Macy’s Far-Out Flower Show

One might think that Pellon, a stiff fabric usually used for linings, might have limited design options. Not so. In Prof. Susanna Moyer’s class students had no trouble crafting wildly diverse designs that captured the outer space theme of this … Continue reading

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Mariam Khan’s “Don’t Triptych” project addresses anxieties of Gen Z digital world

Graphic design student Mariam Khan (’20) is immersed in a digital world. One can see quickly that she excels at merging imagination and digital design, her medium of expression, to great effect. Born into a technology era considered synonymous with … Continue reading

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The Power of Pronouns: Blue Summerfield’s Joyful Inktober

“My comic sketch during Inktober, came from my enthusiasm for starting my transition,” says Taylor “Blue” Summerfield (Computer Animation-Interactive Media ’19). “It shows a conversation between myself and my partner, so lighthearted and happy.” Summerfield received his AAS in Illustration. He … Continue reading

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Anna Niklova captures the swagger of “extravagant” socks and mismatched footwear

When Anna Niklova (Illustration ’18), notices an appealing flash of color in a passerby’s outfit, she is quick to offer a compliment.  In her senior year she began noticing a less subtle trend. Call it accessories grandstanding. “Funky, colorful socks … Continue reading

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Chelsea Exploration for Textile Inspiration

Fabric Styling BFA students come from a variety of majors and not all have the painting experience that Professor Sara Petitt finds important for creating original fabric designs. Students painting from inspiration cards before translating to Bristol paper and digital … Continue reading

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Michaela Lawson deconstructs Kendrick Lamar Grammy album

Photography student Michaela Lawson was struck last August by inspiration so strong for Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy album Damn that she was compelled to “speak her truth” about it.  Unintimidated by the album’s stature, she became part of an informal community … Continue reading

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