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New York Academy of Art A graduate school teaching traditional skills and techniques to further the creation of vital contemporary art. Join us for engaging exhibitions, lectures and events. For more information about studying at the Academy, email [email protected].
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For over thirty years, the New York Academy of Art has been the place where talented emerging artists develop a personal vision by building upon the enduring traditions of figurative painting, drawing and sculpture to create vital contemporary art. Each year the Academy is home to more than one hundred artists pursuing the master of fine arts degree, as well as hundreds of individuals enrolled in our continuing education program. Founded in 1982 by Andy Warhol and other influential artists, collectors and patrons, the Academy is the first and most significant graduate school in the United States to focus on the human body. Its distinguished faculty, visiting critics, lecturers and master class instructors include renowned artists Eric Fischl, Jenny Saville, Will Cotton and Vincent Desiderio and critic Donald Kuspit.

Mission: The New York Academy of Art is a graduate school that combines intensive technical training in the fine arts with active critical discourse. We believe that rigorously trained artists are best able to realize their artistic vision. Academy students are taught traditional methods and techniques and encouraged to use these skills to make vital contemporary art. The Academy serves as a creative and intellectual center for all artists dedicated to highly skilled, conceptually aware figurative and representational art.

#AcademyAlumni Tim Buckley MFA 2014 @t__buckley was selected for New American Paintings Juried MFA Competition and featu...
12/23/2019

#AcademyAlumni Tim Buckley MFA 2014 @t__buckley was selected for New American Paintings Juried MFA Competition and featured in Issue #141 with his #painting "Cursed Gazebo" seen here!

@newamericanpaintings #alumniartwork #artprizes #NYAAalumni #newyorkacademyofart #111Franklin

Alumnus Tim Buckley MFA 2014  was selected for  New American Paintings Juried MFA Competition and featured in Issue #141...
12/23/2019

Alumnus Tim Buckley MFA 2014 was selected for New American Paintings Juried MFA Competition and featured in Issue #141 with his painting "Cursed Gazebo" seen here!

Alumna Allison Hill-Edgar MFA 2016 was awarded the Michael DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine at the National...
12/22/2019
NLM Announces 2020 Michael E. DeBakey Fellows in the History of Medicine

Alumna Allison Hill-Edgar MFA 2016 was awarded the Michael DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine at the National Library of Medicine (part of the National Institutes of Health), working within their collection for her project Reframing Anatomical History Through the Female Body.

Following its April 9, 2019, call for applications to the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine, the NLM is pleased to announce its 2020 DeBakey Fellows:

#AcademyAlumni Elody Gyekis MFA 2019 @elodygyekis curated the exhibition "Monet's Garden" featuring work by members of t...
12/22/2019

#AcademyAlumni Elody Gyekis MFA 2019 @elodygyekis curated the exhibition "Monet's Garden" featuring work by members of the MFA Class of 2019: Antonia Barolini, Sullivan Giles, Elody Gyekis, Sally Han, Jackson O'Brasky and Monika Rosen. The show is on view through February 1 at Green Drake Gallery in Millheim, Pennsylvania. @greendrakeartgallery. These are works from the show from (in order) Elody, Jackson, Sullivan, Sally, Monika.

@ant0niajaneart @sullivangiles @sallyj.han @jackson_obrasky @monikarosenart #alumniartwork #NYAAalumni #monetsgarden #newyorkacademyofart #111Franklin

Prospective students -- application deadlines are coming up sooner than you think!  Masters of Fine Arts: Early Consider...
12/20/2019

Prospective students -- application deadlines are coming up sooner than you think!

Masters of Fine Arts:
Early Consideration January 15
Regular March 15

Certificate of Fine Arts:
Early Consideration March 15
Regular May 15

Summer Undergraduate Residency in New York:
February 20

This holiday season, please consider a gift to the Academy's new Studio Materials Fund. Tuition scholarships do not cove...
12/19/2019

This holiday season, please consider a gift to the Academy's new Studio Materials Fund. Tuition scholarships do not cover materials like canvas, paints, brushes and clay, which can often run art students hundreds of dollars a month. Go to nyaa.edu/give today!

That’s a wrap on MFA thesis crits for 2019! Over 40 presentations over three days by our second year students, including...
12/18/2019

That’s a wrap on MFA thesis crits for 2019! Over 40 presentations over three days by our second year students, including Anne Herrero MFA 2021, seen here @anneherrero. Thanks to today’s guest critic Claire Gilman of the Drawing Center @drawingcenter!

The Academy’s exhibition at the Mandarin in Miami during Art Week, and our conversation with guest curators Brooke Shiel...
12/18/2019
Legends in Miami: Brooke Shields and Helena Christensen host art week’s most exclusive cocktail

The Academy’s exhibition at the Mandarin in Miami during Art Week, and our conversation with guest curators Brooke Shields and Helena Christensen, was the subject of a feature in the Miami Herald!

Luminaries from the international art world joined some of the city’s VIPs for an intimate cocktail at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami to celebrate the luxury hotelier’s partnership with the prestigious New York Academy of Art | INDULGE Miami

Second day of thesis crits! 30 MFA students have presented their work so far (David Flick MFA 2020 @dflick seen here). T...
12/17/2019

Second day of thesis crits! 30 MFA students have presented their work so far (David Flick MFA 2020 @dflick seen here). Thanks to today’s guest critic Amy Bennett MFA 2002 @amybennettstudio. Tomorrow we wrap up with the last batch!

Second day of thesis crits! 30 MFA students have presented their work so far (David Flick MFA 2020 @dflick seen here). T...
12/17/2019

Second day of thesis crits! 30 MFA students have presented their work so far (David Flick MFA 2020 @dflick seen here). Thanks to today’s guest critic Amy Bennett MFA 2002 @amybennettstudio. Tomorrow we wrap up with the last batch!

End of semester crits! A three day marathon where every second year MFA student presents their thesis work to the whole ...
12/16/2019

End of semester crits! A three day marathon where every second year MFA student presents their thesis work to the whole community, including faculty and fellow students. Many thanks to today’s guest critic Didier William @dueyart. (That’s Tosin Adesanya - Olaleye MFA 2020 in the hot seat!)

The #SummerUndergraduateResidencyProgram is now accepting applications! Two four-week sessions (June + July) for talente...
12/15/2019

The #SummerUndergraduateResidencyProgram is now accepting applications! Two four-week sessions (June + July) for talented undergrads to study #drawing #painting #sculpture at the Academy and explore the New York art world -- an incredible opportunity. Scholarships available!

800 happy art buyers, hundreds of art works sold and over $65,000 raised in one night! Many thanks to everyone who made ...
12/14/2019

800 happy art buyers, hundreds of art works sold and over $65,000 raised in one night! Many thanks to everyone who made #DecktheWalls a success, from donor artists and volunteers to our fantastic sponsors @neimanmarcus @108_leonard @ozymandiaswines @vossworld and #Williamgrantandsons!

We are wheels up on #DecktheWalls in 60 minutes! This year's theme is "Let's Party Like It's 1929" so put on your best f...
12/13/2019

We are wheels up on #DecktheWalls in 60 minutes! This year's theme is "Let's Party Like It's 1929" so put on your best flapper gear and come to the speakeasy on Franklin Street to imbibe bathtub gin and listen to dirty jazz, plus of course your chance to buy over 300 paintings, drawings and sculptures from #AcademyArtists!

Tonight! Our annual holiday party Deck the Walls, featuring over 320 artworks by Academy artists. Stop by for drinks, ar...
12/13/2019

Tonight! Our annual holiday party Deck the Walls, featuring over 320 artworks by Academy artists. Stop by for drinks, artists sketching live models and holiday cheer!

Thanks to our sponsors Neiman Marcus Voss Water Ozymandiaswines 108 Leonard and William Grant and Sons.

Our annual holiday extravaganza Deck the Walls is this Friday!Let’s party like it’s 1929Glitter and glamour at the Frank...
12/12/2019

Our annual holiday extravaganza Deck the Walls is this Friday!

Let’s party like it’s 1929
Glitter and glamour at the Franklin Street speakeasy
Bathtub gin, flapper girls, and Jazz Age cool
No secret password needed to get in –
just tell ‘em Harry the Barkeep sent you

Doors open at 6:30 pm and over 300 small artworks will go up for grabs. Seasoned Deck the Walls guests know to get there early!

Many thanks to this year's sponsors @neimanmarcus @vossworld @ozymandiaswines 108 Leonard,
l#williamgrantandsons

Our annual holiday extravaganza Deck the Walls is this Friday! Let’s party like it’s 1929Glitter and glamour at the Fran...
12/12/2019

Our annual holiday extravaganza Deck the Walls is this Friday!

Let’s party like it’s 1929
Glitter and glamour at the Franklin Street speakeasy
Bathtub gin, flapper girls, and Jazz Age cool
No secret password needed to get in –
just tell ‘em Harry the Barkeep sent you

Doors open at 6:30 pm and over 300 small artworks will go up for grabs. Seasoned #DecktheWalls guests know to get there early!

Many thanks to this year's sponsors @neimanmarcus @vossworld @ozymandiaswines @108_leonard #williamgrantandsons

#AcademyAlumni Laura Karetzky MFA 1997 @lkaretzky has a solo show "Homing" on view December 11 - February 8 at Elizabeth...
12/10/2019

#AcademyAlumni Laura Karetzky MFA 1997 @lkaretzky has a solo show "Homing" on view December 11 - February 8 at Elizabeth Houston Gallery in New York. This is her painting "Embedded MidDrift" from the show.

#alumniartwork #newyorkacademyofart #NYAAalumni #figurativepainting

#DecktheWalls is THIS FRIDAY! Our annual art sale holiday extravaganza features over 300 artworks from #AcademyArtists u...
12/09/2019

#DecktheWalls is THIS FRIDAY! Our annual art sale holiday extravaganza features over 300 artworks from #AcademyArtists up for grabs at rock-bottom prices. Doors open at 6:30 pm sharp — don’t be late!

Academy faculty member Clifford Owens will present his performance "Clifford Owens: Five Anthology Scores" at the The Ba...
12/09/2019
Performance: Clifford Owens

Academy faculty member Clifford Owens will present his performance "Clifford Owens: Five Anthology Scores" at the The Baltimore Museum of Art on December 12. He is also featured in the concurrent exhibition "Every Day: Selections from the Collection" on view at the museum through January 5.

Join renowned artist Clifford Owens (b. 1971, Baltimore, MD) in an interpretation of scores written for him by Charles Gaines, Shinique Smith, Joyce J. Scott, and Senga Nengudi in an evening of performance at the BMA. Owens selected the scores, or instructions for a performance, from his project exp...

Faculty member Barbara Segal is featured in the recently published book "50 Contemporary Women Artists."
12/08/2019
50 Contemporary Women Artists: Groundbreaking Contemporary Art from 1960 to Now - $45.00 : Schiffer Publishing

Faculty member Barbara Segal is featured in the recently published book "50 Contemporary Women Artists."

Schiffer Publishing 50 Contemporary Women Artists: Groundbreaking Contemporary Art from 1960 to Now - This one-of-a-kind compendium features a selection of women artists and architects who have made groundbreaking contributions to contemporary art. Profiling an international cross-section of artists...

The #SummerUndergraduateResidencyProgram is now accepting applications! Two four-week sessions (June + July) for talente...
12/08/2019

The #SummerUndergraduateResidencyProgram is now accepting applications! Two four-week sessions (June + July) for talented undergrads to study #drawing #painting #sculpture at the Academy and explore the New York art world -- an incredible opportunity. Scholarships are available; go to nyaa.edu/surp to learn more.

We're at the Art Miami fair through Sunday, and although we've sold tons of works, these #alumniartwork are still availa...
12/08/2019

We're at the Art Miami fair through Sunday, and although we've sold tons of works, these #alumniartwork are still available for purchase! Email [email protected] or stop by our booth at @artmiamifairs #AcademyinMiami

"Review and Redecision" by Gabriel Zea MFA 2015 @gabrizea
"Self Portrait" by Meg Franklin MFA 2013 @gabooldra
"Heads Together Hands Together" by Zachary Sitrin MFA 2019 @artist_in_fleece
"Mylar Drawing" by Gabriela Handal MFA 2015 @gabrielahandal

Thanks to our shipping sponsor @cadogantate!

The Academy is excited to partner with Moulin Rouge The Musical on Broadway. On February 18, you can buy a ticket to see...
12/07/2019
Moulin Rouge! The Musical x New York Academy of Art – New York Academy of Art

The Academy is excited to partner with Moulin Rouge The Musical on Broadway. On February 18, you can buy a ticket to see the hit musical and attend an exclusive party with the cast members afterwards, and all ticket proceeds go to the Academy! Buy tickets below!

The New York Academy of Art is pleased to announce a partnership with the producers of the critically acclaimed Moulin Rouge! The Musical to benefit the next generation of artists to reach its creative goals and artistic dreams.

Our reception tonight at @mo_miami celebrating our #MiamiArtWeek exhibition “Bliss” curated by @helenachristensen and @b...
12/07/2019

Our reception tonight at @mo_miami celebrating our #MiamiArtWeek exhibition “Bliss” curated by @helenachristensen and @brookeshields

#AcademyinMiami! #AcademyFaculty John Jacobsmeyer @johnjacobsmeyer is featured at @pulseartfair during #MiamiArtWeek wit...
12/06/2019

#AcademyinMiami! #AcademyFaculty John Jacobsmeyer @johnjacobsmeyer is featured at @pulseartfair during #MiamiArtWeek with @gallerypoulsen! This is his #painting "Colossus" on view there.

A peek behind the curtain with exhibitions staff Amanda Borosavage at our booth at @artmiamifairs. We’ve sold over 20 wo...
12/06/2019

A peek behind the curtain with exhibitions staff Amanda Borosavage at our booth at @artmiamifairs. We’ve sold over 20 works at the fair for #MiamiArtWeek and will be there through the weekend so stop by!

#MiamiArtWeek curators reception at our booth at @artmiamifairs! @brookeshields @helenachristensen
12/06/2019

#MiamiArtWeek curators reception at our booth at @artmiamifairs! @brookeshields @helenachristensen

12/05/2019

Our exhibition “Bliss” of #alumniartwork at @mo_miami for #MiamiArtWeek! Stop by tomorrow evening 7-9 pm to meet the curators @brookeshields and @helenachristensen

Our booth at @artmiamifairs is now open! Stop by the fair to view incredible #alumniartworks curated by Academy friends ...
12/04/2019

Our booth at @artmiamifairs is now open! Stop by the fair to view incredible #alumniartworks curated by Academy friends @helenachristensen and @BrookeShields -- and you can meet the curators at our reception on December 5. For more info, email [email protected] #MiamiArtWeek

12/04/2019

Our booth of alumni artworks at @Art Miami for #MiamiArtWeek! Stop by and say hello!

12/03/2019

#sneakpeek! One of tonight’s #livestream artists, Will Kurtz, preps his sculpture base for tonight. Watch the livestream on Facebook at 6 pm EST! @willkurtz

12/03/2019
12/03/2019

Today's the day! Watch us right here on Facebook starting at 6 pm to view our livestream of Academy artists working from a model and sharing technique and tips for drawing, painting and sculpture.

'Tis the season! #DecktheWalls comes roaring back FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13! Our annual holiday blowout + art sale extravaganz...
12/02/2019

'Tis the season! #DecktheWalls comes roaring back FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13! Our annual holiday blowout + art sale extravaganza kicks off at 6:30 PM as art lovers storm the doors for their chance to buy #AcademyArtists -- and enjoy live music, (almost) nude models and holiday cheer.

Sneak peek of the exhibition of  Chubb Fellows at the Art Basel art fair in Miami, on view December 5 - 8, part of #Miam...
12/01/2019

Sneak peek of the exhibition of Chubb Fellows at the Art Basel art fair in Miami, on view December 5 - 8, part of #MiamiArtWeek. The Chubb Fellowship is a yearlong artist-in-residence award awarded to 3 top alumni every year, sponsored by Chubb . Chubb is showcasing the work of the Fellows at the fair, including these pieces:

"La Ventana de la Subaru" by Esteban Ocampo MFA 2016
"Falling on Deaf Ears" by Chloe Chiasson MFA 2019
"Dress Rehearsal" by Atalanta Xanthe MFA 2018

A sneak peek of our exhibition "Bliss" going on view at Mandarin Oriental, Miami as part of #MiamiArtWeek! Blissful artw...
11/30/2019

A sneak peek of our exhibition "Bliss" going on view at Mandarin Oriental, Miami as part of #MiamiArtWeek!
Blissful artwork by our alumni will be on view December 2 - 6, with a closing reception on December 6, including these pieces:

"Meridian" by Reisha Perlmutter MFA 2015
"Cake Heaven" by Theresa Kasun MFA 1992
"Torbay View" by Lisa Lebofsky MFA 2006
"Saxophone Player" by Will Kurtz MFA 2009

Curated by Academy supporter Helena Christensen and trustee Brooke Shields Many thanks to our shipping sponsor Cadogan Tate!

Sneak peek of our booth at the Art Miami art fair, on view December 3 - 8 during #MiamiArtWeek! Alumni artwork that will...
11/29/2019

Sneak peek of our booth at the Art Miami art fair, on view December 3 - 8 during #MiamiArtWeek! Alumni artwork that will be available for purchase includes:

Zeynep Tekiner CFA 2016 MFA 2018 "Untitled"
Jay Miriam MFA 2019 "Lovers in the Graveyard"
Elisabeth McBrien MFA 2014 "By the Window"
Tyler Vouros MFA 2011 "Strix Varia Feather"
Nicolas V Sanchez MFA 2013 "Bahama Dip"

Curated by Academy supporter Helena Christensen and trustee Brooke Shields Many thanks to our shipping sponsor Cadogan Tate! For complimentary tickets to the fair, email [email protected]

This month we wrap up the Fall 2019 edition of Talks at the Academy with an artist talk on December 3 by faculty member ...
11/26/2019

This month we wrap up the Fall 2019 edition of Talks at the Academy with an artist talk on December 3 by faculty member Judy Fox discussing her sculpture and artistic practice. You can watch the whole Fall 2019 season on our Vimeo channel: vimeo.com/nyaa
And stay tuned next month for the announcement of the Spring 2020 Talks at the Academy schedule, which will feature Barnaby Furnas, Didier William, Brendan Fernandes, and Jerry Saltz!

Academy Faculty member Vincent Desiderio has a solo exhibition of his recent paintings at Marlborough Gallery in New Yor...
11/25/2019
Recent Paintings « Exhibitions « Marlborough Gallery

Academy Faculty member Vincent Desiderio has a solo exhibition of his recent paintings at Marlborough Gallery in New York, on view November 26 - December 21:

The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce an exhibition of recent paintings by the American artist Vincent Desiderio. The show opens Tuesday November 26th, 2019 with a reception from 6:00-8:00 pm and will continue through December 21st. This will be Desiderio’s tenth show with M...

The Academy is going to Miami Art Week! Two exhibitions of alumni artwork: our booth at the Art Miami art fair (on view ...
11/23/2019

The Academy is going to Miami Art Week! Two exhibitions of alumni artwork: our booth at the Art Miami art fair (on view December 3 - 8) and a show at Mandarin Oriental, Miami (on view December 2 - 6). Both are curated by supporter Helena Christensen and Academy trustee Brooke Shields. Contact our Development Office at [email protected] for tickets to the fair!

Congratulations to Academy student Anna Park CFA 2018, MFA 2020, who was just announced as the 2019 winner of the AXA Ar...
11/22/2019

Congratulations to Academy student Anna Park CFA 2018, MFA 2020, who was just announced as the 2019 winner of the AXA Art Prize by jurors Sanford Biggers, John Currin, Will Cotton and Tschabalala Self. The AXA Art Prize is the most prestigious figurative art prize for students in the US. Park was chosen from 40 finalists, who themselves had been shortlisted from over 500 submissions. The 2020 edition of the AXA Art Prize opens in January, go to axaartprize.com to learn more!

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