We Fancy: A Legacy of LGBTQIA+ Artists at The Art Students League

 

 

 

Doug Safranek, Free Time, 2014; Egg tempera on panel, 25 x 36 in. courtesy ACA Galleries, New York © Doug Safrnek

The Art Students League is proud to announce We Fancy, an exhibition that examines the work and legacy of over 30 LGBTQIA+ artists who have studied or taught at the League throughout its history and have played a unique role in laying the foundation for the acceptance and popularization of queer aesthetics. The exhibition includes works by well-known League artists including Judith Godwin, Deborah Kass, Robert Rauschenberg, Emilio Sanchez, Chitra Ganesh, and Cy Twombly, as well as work by artists including Bernard Perlin, William Behnken, Doug Safranek, Dominique Medici, and Coco Dolle. The exhibition will also feature a new commissioned work by Chicago-based Ajmal Millar who will create a site-specific installation at the League. We Fancy is organized by Guest Curator, Eric Shiner and is on view at the League’s Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery October 27–November 27, 2022.

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The Art Students League’s 2022 Final Project Exhibition

 

 

 

Kumi Hirose courtesy of the artist

The Art Students League of New York is proud to present the annual Final Project Exhibition, curated by The League’s 2022 Curator-at-Large, Jillian Russo. Featuring the work of artists who have recently completed The League’s four-year Certificate Program, the Final Project Exhibition offers graduating students the opportunity to present a cohesive body of work that represents their selected discipline. This year’s exhibition, on view at the Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery from June 9-25,2022, includes work by the six 2022 Certificate Program Graduates: Agnes Collins Hunt, Guada Luz Cruz, Kumi Hirose, Lola de Miguel, Mayumi Nakao, and Lau Nató.

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Liza Donnelly + Roxie Munro in Conversation ~ Very Funny Ladies ~ at The Art Students League

 

 

 

Liza Donnelly + Roxie Munro ~ in conversation

The Art Students League is proud to present a conversation between League alum and award-winning cartoonist Liza Donnelly and author and illustrator Roxie Munro. Donnelly is a prolific author, visual journalist, and public speaker, whose popular TED Talks have been viewed more than a million times.

Munro, an author of more than 45 children’s books, will lead Donnelly in a discussion of her latest book, Very Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Women Cartoonists, 1925–2021. Described as an “anthology of funny, poignant, and entertaining cartoons, biographical sketches, and social history,” Very Funny Ladies includes Donnelly’s insights and memories of a decades-long career as a cartoonist for The New Yorker, exploring the history and legacy of the many women she’s worked alongside and whose footsteps she’s followed in.

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Join The Art Students League for a Valentine’s Day Free Sketch on YouTube LIVE

 

 

Artwork by Andrew Drilon

The Art Students League of New York is hosting its third annual Valentine’s Day Free Sketch event on Monday February 14 at 7:00 PM on YouTube Live. Hosted by League instructor Valentine Aprile, the event is designed for anyone interested in figure drawing and the opportunity to sketch from a model for free, all from the comfort of their own home.

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The Art Students League + ChaShaMa presents ‘Searchlight’ at One Brooklyn Bridge Park

 

 

 

Web Banner Option B Miho Hiranouchi, Being., 2021 Watercolor, charcoal, pastel, oil ink, 22 x 48 in.  Image courtesy of the artist

 The Art Students League’s Exhibition Outreach program presents its first student exhibition of 2022, in partnership with ChaShaMa and featuring 25 artists exploring themes of mystery, magic, and light. Titled Searchlight, the exhibition is organized by guest Curator Samuel Rowlett, a League alumnus, and is on view at One Brooklyn Bridge Park January 6–March 10, 2022. The exhibition plays in a range of shadowed depths and colorful surfaces, taking viewers from the small, quiet space of a computer screen to the vast landscape of an entire world. A glowing thread weaves its way through each work on view; it runs through a cloud-covered sun in winter and chases a pair of friends ambling through a forest. Light, and the ways in which it can be filtered and interpreted, appears before us in steel thorns, in driftwood textured with beeswax, and in rich abstractions. What is this guiding light in search of? Where will it take us?

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It’s Time for the Art Students League Annual Holiday Art Sale!

 

 

Image courtesy Art Students League Holiday Sale, 2019

The Art Students League of New York is pleased to announce the return of its Holiday Art Sale featuring works for sale by League artists. The exhibition and annual sale is free and open to the public to browse available works and take home a piece of The League. All purchases directly support emerging artists and help The League continue to offer accessible, affordable, high-quality arts education and instruction.

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The Art Students League Presents The Annual Instructor Salon 2021

 

 

 

Image Credit: Doug Safranek, Maize and Capsicum, 2018

Since the late nineteenth century, The Art Students League of New York has launched its Fall exhibition season with a presentation of work by current League instructors. Notable artists who have had their work displayed as a part of this historic tradition include Peggy Bacon, Thomas Hart Benton, William Merritt Chase, Norman Lewis, Charles Alston, Hilda Terry D’Alessio, Robert Henri, and Anita Steckel, just to name a few. This year’s exhibition features work by 85 accomplished, diverse League instructors, and exemplifies their resiliency and innovation in these unprecedented times.

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The Art Students League presents ‘Creating Community. Cinque Gallery Artists’ in May, 2021

 

 

 

Ruth Jett’s business card, circa 1980-2001. She was Executive Director of Cinque Gallery. Image via Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

The Arts Student League and The Romare Bearden Foundation team up to present the first introductory survey of Cinque Gallery, one of the United States’ most innovative and enduring non-profit artists’ spaces with the exhibition, Creating Community. Cinque Gallery Artists.

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Art Students League: Model for Monuments, 2019 ~ 2020

 

 

Image courtesy Art Students League

Art Students League unveiled this season’s Model to Monument Public Art in the Parks installations on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Riverbank State Park. This year, three sculpture pieces were installed along the Hudson River at 145th Street.

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Art Students League Printmakers’ Portfolio 2018 at The Old Print Shop

 

 

The Old Print Shop, 150 Lexington Avenue, NYC

We’ll take any reason to visit the historic Old Print Shop.  Founded in 1898, it was originally located between 9th and 10th Streets on Fourth Avenue, in back of Wanamaker’s.  The Shop moved to its current location at 150 Lexington Avenue in 1925. The rest is history.

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Final Project Exhibition 2018 ~ Art Students League

 

 

Art Students League
Images courtesy of the Gallery

The Art Students League of New York will exhibit works by recent graduates and alumni in a new exhibition entitled ‘Final Project Exhibition 2018.’  The group exhibition will include painting, printmaking, sculpture and mixed media.

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