SVA Tumblr Fine Arts. The School of Visual Arts in New York (SVA) is widely recognized as one of the finest art schools in the United States for its innovative and experimental programs. The SVA Fine Arts Department merges traditional media with digital alternatives; it also includes a Nature and Technology Art Lab and Digital Sculpture facilities. Students are encouraged to engage in project-based learning and to think critically about the ways art practice is incorporated into the social order.
Fine Arts Department
School of Visual Arts
335 West 16th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY
September 27 - October 18, 2014 Reception: Wednesday, October 1, 2014. 6-8pm
SVA Flatiron Gallery 133/141 West 21st Street Tel: 212.592.2145 email@example.com
Free and open to the public Monday through Friday 9:00am – 7:00pm, Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm Closed Sunday and federal holidays.
Where is the Art in Bio Art?
School of Visual Arts presents Where is the Art in Bio Art?—an exhibition of biologically-infused art that makes use of a variety of materials and media including sculpture that grows mushrooms, fluorescent bacteria paintings, and a bio-luminescent bubble machine. Also video, sculpture and other media artworks are presented. The exhibition will be on view September 27 through October 18 at the SVA Flatiron Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street, New York City. The Opening Reception will be held on October 1st, from 6 to 8pm.
Created by BFA Fine Arts students, alumni and faculty, these works were generated in the state-of-the-art SVA Bio Art Lab, the first facility of its kind in the United States. The exhibition is curated by Suzanne Anker, chair of BFA Fine Arts and an internationally recognized Bio Art pioneer.
“Bio Art summons awareness of the political, economic and social consequences of altering life,” explains Anker. “It is supported in myriad formats, from painting and sculpture to performance art and new media installations. Artists employ biological processes such as cloning, tissue engineering and plant breeding, and incorporate plants, animals, microorganisms, sensors and soil, among other materials, into their work.” Read full article by Suzanne Anker: The beginnings and the ends of Bio Art at Artlink
The Bio Art Lab was founded in 2011 as part of the BFA Fine Arts Department at SVA as a place where scientific tools and techniques become tools and techniques in art practice. Housing skeleton collections, specimen collections, slide collections, microscopes for photo and video, an herbarium, an aquarium and a library, the Lab is located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea gallery district at 335 West 16th Street.
The artist Janet Biggs talks about her work in video, photography and performance addressing the human psyche when confronted with physical and environmental extremes, including recently visually compelling and remote landscapes. Presented by SVA BFA Fine Arts