Current Show In the Student Gallery

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Every week during the Spring and Fall semesters, current New York Studio School students have an opportunity to show their work.  The shows are open to view from Fridays- Thursdays; 10am – 6pm, with an artist reception most Friday nights; 6-8pm during the academic semester. The above images are works of:

Lucy Lamphere – Certificate Candidate

Francoise Cambilargiu – Certificate Candidate

In keeping with the studio practice at the School, both Certificate and MFA Candidates show and make their work side by side as that do in the studios.

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Charles Cajori Remembrance

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A memorial was held for the painter Charles Cajori (1921-2013) at the New York Studio School. As a founder and longtime teacher at the School, Cajori was a huge influence and great mentor to many students. He was deeply committed to the School and was a passionate advocate of drawing, painting and sculpture.

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Rachel Rickert in the Lehman Painting Studio

The Lehman Painting Studio, or ‘Big Painting,’ was one of the first rooms I saw during my tour of NYSS in 2010.  It remains one of the showpieces of tours for visitors and prospective students today.  The skylights in the tall ceilings bring light in even during dark winter days.  The room serves two purposes.  During the Marathon, it’s a whirlwind of charcoal and frenzied activity.  Students travel from around the globe to engage fully with the act of drawing.  During the regular semester, a workmanlike hum descends as full time students begin longer projects not limited by time or scale.

I stopped in to snap a few images of Rachel Rickert painting in her corner nook at the southern end of the studio.  Her figure paintings and studies lined the walls, and the light streamed in the windows facing 8th Street.  See more of Rachel’s work here.

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Jeremy Herrmann and Sirena Laburn

I visited MFA II’s Jeremy Herrmann and Sirena Laburn in their studios to take some photographs.  These two painters serve as our student representatives, as elected by the students.  They sit on the board and act as a liaison between the administration and the student body.  Jeremy works in the Green Room Studio, a lightfilled space on the top floor of the buildings.  There are views of Greenwich Village rooftops out of the southern windows.  Sirena paints in the Fireplace Studio, a lovely workspace with a marble fireplace and a tall window.

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Ariel Kleinberg and Fukuko Harris

Ariel Kleinberg and Fukuko Harris- November 15-21

The Student Gallery is organized and run by students, and gives them the opportunity to see their work outside the studio in a different, independent context while presenting it to their peers and the public. Shows can feature finished works or works-in-progress, and are framed, curated and hung by the students themselves.

Students are also responsible for publicizing the show, mailing invitations and hosting an opening reception. The work is discussed in a seminar held in the gallery, conducted by the exhibiting students.

Exhibitions are usually two-person shows, although group exhibitions from painting and sculpture ateliers may also be featured as part of the program.

See more of Ariel‘s work.

See more of Fukuko’s work.

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Student Exhibitions: Karin Malpeso & Lauren Jones

Every week, a new student exhibition opens in the upstairs student gallery.  These exhibitions usually feature a pair of students who curate, hang and put on the opening themselves.  Past openings have featured bands, DJ’s, and elaborate food spreads.  These openings are a time for the community to come together at the end of the week to view and discuss the work being produced in the studios.

This week Karin Malpeso and Lauren Jones displayed their work.

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Pre-College Life Drawing Session

On Sunday, October 20th, young artists from High Schools across New York City traveled to 8th street to draw from the model.  Artists Jill Nathanson and Josef Zutelgte led students in an exploration of form, contours, and composition.  Students worked with ink, charcoal and graphite in the historic sky lit drawing room at The New York Studio School, and the improvements from drawing to drawing were exciting.

We will be starting a weekly course for teens this winter 2014 on Sundays.  For more information, get in touch at

For more information about our annual Summer Intensive for teenagers, click the link here.

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Photos from DUMBO Open Studios

Photos from the New York Studio School Sculpture Residency during DUMBO Open Studios.  Sculptors Lisa Sanders, Maud Bryt, and Karin Malpeso exhibited their work and invited guests into their space on Jay Street.  To find out more about the Residency Program, click HERE.

Photo Credits: Maud Bryt

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2013 Alumni Exhibition

The 2013 Alumni Exhibition was packed last Friday night.  Friends and former students gathered to celebrate the diverse works on view in the Main Gallery on 8th Street.

Exhibition Information

Exhibition dates: September 19 – October 12

Gallery open daily: 10am – 6pm

Alumni Association Facebook Page

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Marathon Students on the High Line

The September High Line Marathon has quickly become a favorite session at the school.  The Park affords striking views of the Hudson River, Chelsea architecture, and the streets below.  Students work in various media, graphite, charcoal, and watercolor, directly from their experiences in the park.  Then, in the ateliers on 8th Street, students explore spatial and conceptual ideas from their experiences in the park.  Jim Plunkett and Joe Santore are the instructors.  To find out more about the course, click the link HERE.

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