Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Printmaking Show

The printmaking show which is currently on view here at City showcases the work of our very own Melissa Walker.  The show opened on Thursday, December 12th and undergraduate artists Toni Ann Moreno and Monika Uchiyama (pictured below) were in attendance. 
Great show! 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Fall Open Studios!!! // Thursday Nov. 14th

// Fall Open Studios // 

Come out on Thursday, November 14th as the MFA Studio Art and DIAP candidates' studios will be open to the public.


Our studios are in two buildings:
Compton-Goethals Hall Room 201 (On the SE Corner of W 140th St & Amsterdam Ave)
Shepard Hall 4th Floor (Convent Ave & W 140th St-One block east Amsterdam Ave)


Public Transportation:
Take the A, B, C, or D train to 145th OR the 1 to 137th St.


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

City's Six at One Art Space, Reception August 1, 2013

City's Six
City College MFA Group Show

August 1st through 22nd, 2013

One Art Space Gallery
23 Warren Street (between Church and Broadway)

Opening Reception Thursday, August 1, 6-9 pm.

One Art Space Gallery is pleased to present City’s Six, a group exhibition of New York City based artists publicly showcasing their artwork together for the first time. The artists: Sasha Cohen, Andrea Coronil, Gayla Martin, Shannon McBride, Katie Simpson Spain and Alison White are the City College of New York’s MFA Spring 2013 graduating class. Each artist relates to her materials differently, but seen as a group, the work creates a dialogue based on viewer interaction and exploration of environments.
Sasha Cohen, Gayla Martin and Alison White play with the idea of hanging and draping in unique ways to explore space. Cohen’s paintings become three dimensional objects with the inclusion of fabric and her manipulation of the surface, while Martin’s hanging thread sculptures act more like simple line drawings that portray an intimate attention to detail. White’s fabric sculptures are complex compositions that evoke a sense of chaotic, yet ordered beauty.
Shannon McBride, Katie Simpson Spain and Andrea Coronil invite viewers to examine the plays with illusion in their work. McBride's sculptures seem at first recognizable and familiar, like fruits or commonplace objects, but upon close inspection reveal subtle distortions of reality. Simpson Spain, on the other hand, develops invitingly warm spaces that remind the viewer of past experiences: camping trips, Girl Scout troops, late nights, and explorations. Coronil paints iconic images of boxers and organs, and imbues them with personal narratives of loss and transcendence that are both transparent and layered.

Together this group of artists compose varied atmospheres full of playful inquisitiveness, reminders of past experiences, and an intimate attention to detail. The curators celebrate and admire each of the artists and their work. City’s Six is curated by Blake Ruehrwein and Stephanie Crawford, respectively a graduate and a candidate from the Masters in Art History program at the City College of New York. The exhibition is a launching pad for both the artists and the curators at this stage in their careers.
Visit One Art Space at: http://www.oneartspace.com/

Thursday, June 13, 2013

CCNY MFA Members in Kiosk Gallery Show

CCNY MFArs in Kiosk Gallery Show!


A few of the CCNY Studio MFA Team have work in an awesome show called Currents, Abstract at Kiosk Gallery in Kanas City, MO, from June 21st to July 12th, 2013.

Kiosk Gallery is located at 3951 Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri 64111!

Sarah Goodchild Robb, Shannon McBride, Melissa Walker and I (Katie Simpson Spain) are super excited and honored to be part of this great show.

You can find out more about the gallery at: http://kioskgallerykc.com/, and about the show at: https://www.facebook.com/events/173620982812878/permalink/174108732764103/, or http://kioskgallerykc.com/2013/06/11/june-21-july-12-currents-abstract/.

Thanks for checking out this great gallery and show!

Take good care,

Friday, April 26, 2013

Spring Open Studios!

Come to our first MFA open studios with CCNY's new MFA program, DIAP!

TWO DAYS: Thursday AND Saturday!  Can't come during the week?  Come on Saturday between 12pm and 6pm!

See More Art:  Thursday is the reception for the Annual CCNY Student Photography Exhibition in Compton-Goethals Hall, 5-7pm. 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Shannon McBride: MFA Thesis Exhibition
Please join me for my MFA Thesis exhibition reception:  
Wednesday, April 24, from 5-9pm.
*The show is on view April 22-26, 10am-5pm daily.

The City College of New York
Compton Goethals Hall, 1st Floor Gallery
140th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
(southeast corner)
New York, NY 10032

A,B,C,D trains to 145th street
1 train to 137th St 

“Is this darkness in you, too?
Have you passed through this night?”

                                            -Explosions In The Sky
Have You Passed Through This Night? is a sculptural installation that walks the subtle line between the natural and the artificial; the playful and the malignant; the real and the imagined.

Bulging protuberances cluster in small heaps on the floor. Human fingers emerge from snail shells, reaching out to explore the room. A patch of hair gives life to unassuming architecture, accentuating an eyelid asleep inside the wall.

The work is rooted in an infatuation with nature, gut reactions to social and environmental issues, and my own personal history, along with an exploration of the absurd or impossible.
*Poster design by CCNY BFA student Adriana Moreno

Sunday, April 14, 2013

New Residency Site...

This site shows upcoming deadlines for residencies and also will be collecting info from people who went to those residencies! Rate my artist residency! Check it out.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Studio Art and DIAP MFA Programs Open Studios

Thursday, May 9, 5-9 pm
Saturday, May 11, 12-6 pm

Join the Studio Art and DIAP (Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice) MFA Programs students at The City College of New York for two days as their studios are open to the public.

The studios are located in two buildings on campus:

Compton-Goethals Hall 2nd floor, room 201 located on the
southeast corner of Amsterdam and 140th street
Shepard Hall 4th floor located on the southeast corner of Convent Avenue and 140th street.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Katie Simpson Spain Thesis Show!

Katie Simpson Spain


March 18-22, 2013

Studio Art MFA Thesis Show

Reception Wednesday March 20th, 6-8:30 pm

Meet & Greet Thursday March 21st, 5-6 pm

Compton-Goethals Gallery
Compton-Goethals Hall, room 134
The City College of New York
160 Convent Ave.
New York, NY 10031

Focusing on methods of navigation in nature, this installation combines recycled materials, fabrics, painting, sculpture, video, live plants and printmaking to create a strange mapped and staged situation. This work examines organized outdoor activities, exploring relationships people have with the natural environment, and the trappings of preparation for these relationships. I am interested in the thin membranes of safety that lie between the natural world and organized modern life. You are invited to experience this version of nature, re-creations of natural environments and recreational activities, from the safety of Compton-Goethals Gallery.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Reception TODAY 5-8:30pm

Constructed Impressions 
Gayla Martin
MFA Thesis Exhibition
March 11th – 15th

Reception Wednesday, March 13th 5-8:30pm
Workshop Friday, March 15th 1-5pm

Sculptures form impressions of space outlined with thread. The fragile and visually permeable tubes appear as shadows of solid structural forms. In addition to responding to the gallery the installation is a three-dimensional drawing within the confines of four walls.  Activation of the work includes the transference of movement, through a breeze, from body to sculpture and in involving the viewer with the seats.  I draw connections to meditation and relaxation to my process and the experience.  Low profile wooden seats are situated throughout the gallery where viewers may rest, and experience the installation from a different vantage point. Friday, March 15th, from 1pm-5pm I will activate the project room as a workshop/performance space where I will weave on my handmade loom. It will be interactive in that I will respond to any questions posed by viewers.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Andrea Coronil's MFA Thesis show

Sabes tanto que sabes a Casabe
We know so much, we know so little

Reception: Thursday March 7th, 5-9pm
Show dates: March 4-8th, 9-5pm

Location: Compton Goethals Gallery, The City College of New York CUNY

This show draws from uncertain certainties in life: sickness, death, and loss. These are experiences that we all live yet cannot plan or know how they will come.  The work includes paintings that act as projections when light is cast through them. Rooted in the idea of fighting illness and the struggle to survive, the boxers in the paintings refer to the celebratory yet combative daily dances we engage in to get well.

The City College of New York Art Department
Compton-Goethals Hall 160 Convent Ave.

New York, NY 10031

Subway Directions:
1 train to the 137th City College stop
A/B/C/D trains to the 145th St.stop
Go to City College
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Thesis Exhibitions!

They've officially started!  Starting Monday, March 4th the Studio Art MFA Thesis Exhibitions begin.

The line up:

Andrea Coronil: Sabes Tanto que sabes a Casabe We know so much, we know so little

March 4th - March 8th.  Reception: Thursday, March 7th from 5 - 8:30pm.

Gayla Martin: Constructed Impressions, March 11th -15th.

Reception: Wednesday, March 13th from 5-8:30pm.

Katie Simpson Spain: Recreation, March 18th - March 22nd.

Reception: Wednesday, March 20th from 6 - 8:30pm

Sasha Cohen: April 8th- April 12th.  Reception: Thursday, April 11th from 5 - 8:30pm.

Alison White: April l5th - April 19th.  Reception: Wednesday, April 17th from 5 - 8:30pm.

Shannon McBride: Have You Passed Through This Night? April 22nd - April 26th.  
                                 Reception: Wednesday, April 24, from 5 - 8:30 pm. 

Check back for upcoming reception dates.

Exhibitions will take place at The City College of New York's Art Gallery located in Compton-Goethals Hall, Room 134.  Compton-Goethals is located on the Southeast corner of W 140th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.   Subways: 1 @ 137th St and A, C, B, D @ 145th St. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

MFA Outing

This Sunday the MFA students had a great time at an exhibit that consists of two separate shows, that share one title which has work by painting professor Tom Thayer and other CCNY faculty and alumnus.

Baseless Legion of Architects Rent Asunder,  at the gallery's 195 Chrystie location,  is a solo, Miko + Thayer exhibition of animations projected onto painted, aluminum panels. 
Baseless Legion of Architects Rent Asunder, at the gallery's 11 Rivington location, is a group exhibition curated by Miko +Thayer.  The work in this show was made in collaboration between: 

Jenny Borland
Whitney Claflin
Bill Hayden
Matt Hoyt
John Jines
Andrei Koschmieder
Thomas Kovachevich
Dave Miko
Ben Morgan-Cleveland
Annie Ochmanek
Ben Phelan
Sam Pulitzer
Colleen Rochette
Joanna Spinks
Tom Thayer
Annette Weintraub
Bo Wilsdorf.

A few shots from the collaborative installation:

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

City Editions


The semester has started and things are getting exciting at City College! Some students from our program are working on a great printmaking project with artist Nicola Lopez. The program, City Editions, was started by Megan Foster, a fabulous painter and printmaker who's been a master printer for lots of artists you've heard of, and this is the second year the program is editioning prints with a visiting artist.

It's really fun!

Here are some pictures.

PS The CCNY Studio Art MFA program deadline has been extended to Feb 15th because of magical glitches in the whole CUNY system, you should apply! It's totally awesome!