The School of Visual Arts presents Front And Center, the second of two exhibitions of new work by second-year students in MFA Fine Arts, curated by MA Curatorial Practice’s Deputy Chair Jovana Stokic.

The exhibition is on view March 1–March 15, 2014, at the SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, in New York City. Reception is Thursday, March 13, 6–8pm. Admission is free and open to the public.

Participating artists include Julie Bahn, Lucy Brinckerhoff, Graciela Cassel, Youri Choi, Tiffany DiOrio, Leah Dixon, Anthony Donatelle, Byul Han, Alison Kuo, Lin Jiayue, Christopher Martino, Jennifer McDermott, Manuel Vazquez aka Mava, and Jacob Williams.

SVA MFA Fine Arts reflects the diversity of New York’s many art worlds. Together the faculty and students form a community of established and emerging artists from many backgrounds who work across disciplines and modes of practice. The department’s main goals are to provide a stimulating and supportive environment in which students can thrive and develop as artists, to foster rigorous critical engagement with contemporary art and other cultural forms and to produce an ongoing conversation through work as much as through words about what we make, how we make it and why.

SVA MFA Fine Arts attracts ambitious emerging artists from many countries and backgrounds. In their commitment to art, and to one another, they provide a foundation for artistic growth that extends beyond graduation and forms an ongoing platform of professional support.

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