MFA Thesis Student Profiles: Kathleen Granados


MFA Thesis Student Profiles: Kathleen Granados

Kathleen Granados (b. 1986, Long Island, NY) uses materials derived from the domestic sphere to create works that span installation, sculpture, and sound. In utilizing her personal history, Granados investigates memory, generational inheritances, and identity. Her work also considers the tension between personal, public, and political experiences of home.

Hunter Movie Club: A Conversation with Karen Cytter – Online Event, May 2, 7pm

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Hunter Movie Club: A Conversation with Karen Cytter

Online Event via Zoom

May 2, 7pm

Conversation moderated by Sydney Shavers

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David Levi Strauss in Conversation with Susan Meiselas and Peter van Agtmael – Online Event, April 23, 7-9pm

David Levi Strauss in Conversation with Susan Meiselas and Peter van Agtmael

Online Event
April 23, 7pm

David Levi Strauss in conversation with Susan Meiselas and Peter van Agtmael, discusses the new book CO-ILLUSION Dispatches from the End of Communication (MIT Press 2020). Co-hosted with the Magnum Foundation.

View a recording of his event here

Michael Lobel: Inside Vincent’s Creative Process: Van Gogh and Popular Culture – April 23, 3pm, Online Event

Michael Lobel: Inside Vincent’s Creative Process: Van Gogh and Popular Culture

Online Event Hosted by Hunter @ Home

April 23, 3pm

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Renowned and prize-winning art historian Michael Lobel, Professor, Art History at Hunter College, shares insights from his ground-breaking research exploring the influences from the period’s print popular culture on the thinking and art of Vincent Van Gogh, one of the most beloved and enigmatic artists of all time. While we’ve all seen the work of Van Gogh in innumerable printed formats—in posters, exhibition catalogues, and full-color reproductions of all sorts—many are less familiar with the artist’s keen interest in the print culture of his time. This lecture will survey some of Van Gogh’s most significant influences of that type, particularly from the 19th-century English illustrated press, and explore their profound impact on his thinking and his art. Event will conclude with live virtual Q&A.

MFA Thesis Student Profiles: Amra Causevic and Andrew Foster

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MFA Thesis Student Profiles: Amra Causevic and Andrew Foster

Amra Causevic is a combined media and installation artist and is interested in orchestrating instances of potentiality or concrete possibilities that proposes the futurity of play through means of touch, activation, assembly, and interaction.

Through the manipulation of light, surface, near-defunct-technologies, objects and traditional painting materials, Andrew Foster’s process based works vibrate at the edge of articulation and experience.

Constance De Jong: A survey exhibition of the artist’s work – Postponed

Constance De Jong: A survey exhibition of the artist’s work

Leubsfdorf Gallery
132 East 68th Street
New York, NY


The Hunter College Art Galleries are pleased to present Constance De Jong, a survey exhibition marking the artist’s first solo show at an institutional gallery. For over four decades, De Jong—“a person of language”—has made daring, original forays into the intersections of the formal avant-garde in experimental prose writing, multi-media spoken text works, and user-navigated digital projects. Well known for her contributions to New York’s downtown performance art and avant-garde music scene in the 1970s and ’80s, De Jong is considered one of the progenitors of media art, or “time-based media.” This exhibition highlights De Jong’s hybrid mode of art making, featuring work from the past three decades and debuting several new works by the artist.

Curated by Sarah Watson and Jocelyn Spaar with Lazarus Graduate Curatorial Fellow Sigourney Schultz

Image info: Flame, 2019, Spoken text with sound material and video on 12-inch sensor-controlled digital frame, 3 minutes. Courtesy of Bureau, New York and the artist.

Spring 2020 MFA Thesis Exhibitions Postponed Until Fall


The Spring 2020 MFA Thesis exhibitions, originally scheduled for April and May, have been postponed until the Fall. See below for the new dates. Visit the MFA website for more information and to see the Weekly Featured Artist.

Spring 2020 MFA Thesis Exhibition Part I – September 10 – 26

Spring 2020 MFA Thesis Exhibition Part II – October 8 – 24

Image: Thesis student Johanna Strobel in her studio.

Madhvi Subrahmanian, walk and chew gum…

Madhvi Subrahmanian, walk and chew gum…

Thomas Hunter Project Space
930 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

Madhvi Subrahmanian’s practice has been informed, defined and transformed by her migratory life and the opportunities and challenges of her constant relocations. Her exhibition walk and chew gum…captures her response to New York City during her Visiting Artist Residency at Hunter College Department of Art and Art history.

“As I was exploring the grid and responding to the city in clay, paper and photo documentation, I became fascinated with the persistent gum marks on the pavements.  The marks tell a story of where people congregate, connect, and depart, while disclosing the social structure of a neighborhood. Having lived in Singapore, a country where chewing gum is banned, these marks become more evident to me, revealing the movements of people in the city and spaces where they take a break from its relentless energy”.

Based between Mumbai and Singapore, Subrahmanian is an artist, curator, and writer. Her initial training was in Pondicherry, India and she has a Masters in Fine Arts from Meadows School of the Arts, Dallas, TX.  She is a founder member of the Indian Ceramic Triennale and a member of International Academy Of Ceramics, Geneva and Artaxis, USA.  Her works can be seen in numerous public collections in India, Japan, China and Singapore.

Illustration and its Histories Online Symposium – March 27, 9am – 5pm

Illustration and its Histories:
New Resources, New Voices, New Directions

The Symposium will be held online

March 27, 9am – 5pm


Organized by the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies at the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and the Department of Art and Art History at Hunter College, New York City, this one-day interdisciplinary symposium brings together scholars, curators, and artists who are exploring new approaches to the study of illustration within historical and contemporary frameworks.

As a set of practices and a cultural force, illustration emerged in the 19th century as a new and distinctly modern phenomenon. A vital component of the visual languages of advertising, design, publishing, and entertainment, illustration is omnipresent in modern culture, yet its historical and theoretical specifics have remained relatively unexamined. This symposium aims to bring together researchers and practitioners across multiple fields who are interested in the history, practice, and subjects of illustration, and who want to contribute to the emerging field of illustration studies.

The theme of the symposium’s morning panel on immigration and migration in illustrating is inspired by the Norman Rockwell Museum’s current exhibition, Finding Home: Four Artists’ Stories.

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