Category:New York Academy of Art alumni
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The following 17 pages are in this category, out of 17 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 17 pages are in this category, out of 17 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. New York Academy of Art – The New York Academy of Art is an American private, not-for-profit art university, located at 111 Franklin Street in the neighborhood of Tribeca in Manhattan borough of New York City. The Academy is a school that combines intensive technical training in the fine arts with active critical discourse. Academy students are traditional methods and techniques. The New York Academy of Art was founded in 1980 by artists, scholars and patrons of the arts, including Andy Warhol, Stuart Pivar, Dennis Smith, the Academy is a graduate school that combines intensive technical training in the fine arts with active critical discourse. The Academy believes that rigorously trained artists are best able to realize their artistic vision, Academy students are taught traditional methods and techniques and encouraged to use these skills to make vital contemporary art. The Academy serves as a creative and intellectual center for all artists dedicated to highly skilled, conceptually aware figurative, the Academy received accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design in May 2013. The Academy was granted an Absolute Charter on June 24,1994 by the Board of Regents of The University of the State of New York and it is institutionally accredited by the Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Education acting under their standing as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The college is the one in the USA to offer a Master of Fine Arts in anatomical. Its critique has been described as its strength, producing a number of engaging and interesting artists who have a relationship with their work. The New York Academy of Art offers one of the most rigorous, MFA candidates may also study additional tracks in Anatomy and Printmaking. On successful completion of study, it bestows on qualified students the Master of Fine Arts degree with concentrations in drawing, painting, the Academy’s faculty of professional artists and experienced academics have extensive exhibition, publication, award, grant history and a variety of professional affiliations. Faculty specialties reflect the major concentrations of the curriculum, assuring that students receive outstanding education in all areas, the high ratio of faculty to students allows for ease of access to instructors for individualized attention. Additionally, students get the opportunity to meet with a stellar cast of visiting artists and critics who are actively expanding contemporary figurative, past guests include Donald Baechler, Barry X Ball, Walton Ford, Anne Harris, Alexis Rockman, and Peter Saul. Similar to many new institutions, the Academy faced its share of early management. In a bizarre series of events in the 1990s, Pivar claimed he was maneuvered off the board in 1994 by Smith. He then sued the academy for losing several of his artworks, a 1994 report by education consultant Robert Montgomery accused the school of failing the basic requirements of an educational institution. Pivars dispute escalated, and in 1997 he sued the college for $50 million for emotional and mental distress, after the dismissal and resolution of all four claims, the Academy began rebuilding on a solid foundation which has ushered in a tradition of excellence. The Academy occupies a renovated five-story, forty-two thousand square foot building constructed in 1861
2. Will Cotton – Will Cotton is an American painter. His work primarily features landscapes composed of sweets, often inhabited by human subjects, will Cotton lives and works in New York City. Cottons works from the 1990s depicted pop icons sourced from contemporary advertisements such as the Nestlé Quick bunny - directly referencing visual modes aimed at evoking desire. Cotton described his works in a 2008 interview, saying My initial impulse to make these paintings really came out of an awareness of the commercial consumer landscape that we live in. Every day were bombarded with hundreds, if not thousands of messages designed specifically to incite desire within us, in 1996, Cotton began to develop an iconography in which the landscape itself became an object of desire. The paintings often feature scenery made up entirely of pastries, candy and he creates elaborate maquettes of these settings from real baked goods made in his Manhattan studio as a visual source for the final works. Since about 2002, nude or nearly nude pinup-style models have occasionally populated these candy-land scenes, as in the past, the works project a tactile indulgence in fanciful glut. The female characters are icons of indulgence and languor, reflecting the feel of the landscape itself, interested in cultural iconography, Cottons art makes use of the common language of consumer culture shared across geographical boundaries. He considers the visual threads in his work, drawn from imagery ranging from the Candy Land board game and gingerbread houses to pinup art and cotton candy, cotton’s work also builds upon and updates the idea of land of milk and honey in European literature and art. Cotton states “The dream of paradise, of a land of plenty, is a thread that runs all of human history, not just in the affluent times but in fact very often in the lean as well. ”He has also been inspired by painters Frederic Edwin Church, François Boucher and Fragonard. This struck me as a particularly American kind of propagandist message that I wanted to reference in my paintings, I love the idea of showing. What it might be like to experience such a place, —Will Cotton Will Cotton has exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. He is represented by Mary Boone Gallery, New York, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, Colorado, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France, and Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany. His work is in the collections of the Seattle Art Museum, Washington, in 2004 he received the Princess Grace Foundation award for contemporary art in Monaco. Will Cotton was awarded an honorary Doctorate from the New York Academy of Art in 2012, Cotton installed a pop-up French bakery art installation at Partners & Spade in Manhattan, New York. Confections and baked goods the artist used for visual reference were baked on site and were for sale over three weekends in November 2009, bakery staff were fitted with custom-made tiaras of the kind Cotton paints atop the heads of many women in his paintings. Will Cotton was the Artistic Director for Katy Perrys 2010 music video, California Gurls, Perry approached Cotton with an interest in his work, which subsequently became a central visual reference for the video. Cotton created original props for the set, including a three-dimensional Candy Land game board using real baked goods and he worked closely with the video’s director, Matthew Cullen of Motion Theory, and creative team from the music production company EMI to recreate life-size scenery from his paintings
3. Graydon Parrish – Graydon Parrish is a realist painter living in Austin, Texas. He is both trained in and an exponent of the method which emphasizes classical painting techniques. Graydon Parrish was born in Phoenix, Arizona, but spent the majority of his childhood in East Texas and his parents, collectors of American and European nineteenth-century art, exposed him to painting at a young age and influenced his choice to pursue an academic figurative style. Parrish attended the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, unable to find further classical art training, he learned of the newly formed New York Academy of Art in the summer of that year created by Andy Warhol and Stuart Pivar. At the New York Academy, Parrish met his mentor Michael Aviano, since then Parrish has remodeled color theories by Albert Munsell and Josef Albers to fit traditional painting methods. In some ways, he and his colleagues share the reformist attitude of the Stuckist movement in England and are often at odds with mainstream critical taste. After graduating from the New York Academy with an MFA in painting, Parrish went on to study at Amherst College, earning an additional B. A. and majoring in independent studies. Parrish went on to both at Hirschl and Adler Galleries in New York and Galerie Benamou in Paris, where he still exhibits. His subjects were mainly allegories and nudes, in 2001, the Tyler Museum of Art purchased Victory, a nude inspired by the antique bronze An Athlete Crowning Himself in the J. Paul Getty Museum. Parrishs nudes are also informed by his research in French 19th-century art, with Gerald M. Ackerman, a leading expert in the field, he has revised and annotated the Cours de Dessins by Jean-Léon Gérôme and Charles Bargue. In 2002, Douglas Hyland, the director of the New Britain Museum of American Art, the completed painting, The Cycle of Terror and Tragedy, is over 18 feet long and is one of the largest realist paintings ever created in America. It has been compared and contrasted with Pablo Picassos Guernica and Théodore Géricaults The Raft of the Medusa, today it hangs in the Chase Wing of the New Britain Museum of Art next to figurative pieces by Julie Heffernan and Chuck Close. It has become a destination and subject of debate for New England residents. Pitkins ideas of community and family influenced Parrishs subsequent works, including his current Freedom Red project, graydon Parrishs style is a mix of classical realism and contemporary realism. He has shown with avant-garde favorites and reactionary classicists including Lisa Yuskavage and his style has also been described as New Old Master by Donald Kuspit. Parrish counts among his contemporary influences realist painters Odd Nerdrum, Jacob Collins, Steven Assael, Christopher Pugliese and Daniel Sprick, as well as Bridget Riley
4. Aleah Chapin – Aleah Chapin is an American painter who won the BP Portrait Award in 2012. Born in Seattle, Washington, Chapin grew up on Whidbey Island and she studied at the Cornish College of the Arts, before studying for her Masters at the New York Academy of Art. She was immediately made a fellow of the Academy. While still completing her course, Chapin entered the London National Portrait Gallerys 2012 BP Portrait Award exhibition. She beat 2,100 international entries to win first prize for her work Auntie, the prize included £25,000 and a £4000 painting commission to be added to the National Gallerys collection. She was the first female American artist to win the award, Chapin has painted a series of nude portraits, of women from her home area, whom she describes as aunties. She paints in oils, using photographs of the subjects as a source and she describes her award winning painting, Auntie, as a map of her journey through life with a personification of strength through an unguarded and accepting presence. Chapin lists her influences as contemporary painters Andrew Wyeth and Jenny Saville and her first solo exhibition, Aunties Project, at the Flowers Gallery, New York, ran from January to February 2013. He described Steps, her 2012 painting of a group of aunties as probably Chapins most ambitious painting to date, at least one critic has not received Chapins works well, Brian Sewell called her piece which won the 2012 BP Award a “repellent…a grotesque medical record”
5. Ng Woon Lam – Ng Woon Lam is a full member of National Watercolor Society NWS and American Watercolor Society. He learnt from Singapore Master Watercolour Artist Mr and he is constantly searching for balance and harmony in the dynamic image making process. 2009 American Watercolor Society 142nd International Juried Show 2009, AWS Bronze Medal of Honor,2002 National Watercolor Society 82nd International Juried Show Philadelphia Water Color Society Award. Singapore Art Society 2007 National Open Juried Show 1st Prize in Western Representational Painting and he contributed to major art journals, Watercolor Magic, The Artists Magazine and International Artist His watercolor artwork Trafalgar was included in Watercolor Splash 8 New Discovery. Nanyang Technological University Bachelor of Applied Science, Materials Engineering, National University of Singapore Master of Science, Materials Engineering and Science
6. Richard T. Scott – Richard T. Scott is an American figurative painter and writer working in New York and Paris, France. He is a member of the Artistic Infusion Program, one of nineteen artists, in 2016, Scott was inducted as an associate living master by the Art Renewal Center. His contributions as a writer and aesthetic theorist have also noted in realist circles. He is an author to The Nerdrum School, a collection of paintings. Scott is a proponent of an alternative philosophical superstructure for figurative painting, along with Helene Knoop and Jan-Ove Tuv, Scott is one of the most vocal members of The Kitsch Movement. Scott was born in Stone Mountain, Georgia in 1980 to a working-class family and he witnessed in first person the Heritage High School shooting on May 20,1999, which profoundly influenced a later body of work. He later said of that experience that it had crystallized his perspective that his calling was to be an artist, after graduation he worked for two years as a painter for Jeff Koons, then three years as a studio assistant to Odd Nerdrum in Norway and Paris, France. Scott began work for the United States Mint in 2014, the first major piece in the series When the Man Comes Around is in the permanent collection of the Georgia Museum of Art. His largest work to date, Hearts of Men was unveiled at Paul Booth Gallery in New York City August of 2016, the works are fraught with allusions to Old Masterpieces, suggesting they are New Masterpieces. Adam Miller, David Molesky and Richard T. - Donald Kuspit Im interested in ambiguity because it allows the viewer to enter the piece and bring their own subjective life experiences. For me a great painting must have both intellectual content and a content, because that is what seduces the viewer into the work. Im searching for a content that transcends my own experience, something that reaches for a more universal human experience. Scott has acted in films directed by Odd Nerdrum as well as an extra in the 1999 film The Price of a Broken Heart. Scott appears as a character in Exodus, a memoir by NY Times best-selling author Deborah Feldman and he appeared in American Painting Video Magazine, in podcast via the Newington-Cropsey Cultural Center, and Radio France International. Also, from his own studio Scott gave a video interview named Artist Spotlight in which he discusses aspects of visual art modalities. In addition to magazines, Scotts work has been included multiple books, including, Kitsch More than Art, The Nerdrum School. Scott has made a stance against internet censorship, and as an advocate for internet freedom, facebook made an official apology, and altered their automated systems for dealing with complaints. 2009-2012 Apprentice to Odd Nerdrum in Stavern, Norway and Paris, 2005-2007 MFA in painting at the New York Academy of Art 2001-2005 BFA in painting at the University of Georgia Scotts work is influenced by Rembrandt, Hammershoi, Vermeer, and late Goya