Objects and Subjects in 2015

Presented by BFA Photography and Video Department at The School of Visual Arts

Curated by Claire Christerson

Featuring: Mike Bailey-Gates, Dana Davenport, Juniper Flemming, Logan Jackson, Zak Krevitt, Ken Lavey, Molly Matalon, Signe Pierce, Tim Shutsky, Jake Sigl, and Ian Stoner

Each artist invited to participate in this show uses the photographic medium as a platform of power to address topics of identity – gender, sexuality, and the body, to name a few. Many of these artists create visual images strongly tied to their own personal lives, generally relating to the body. At its base level, this project looks at how we express ourselves through art to manage our own attitudes towards more relevant identity issues we face in 2015.

Students in the BFA Photography Department are immersed in all aspects of commercial and fine art photography, giving them a better understanding of various genres, ideas and vocabularies. With access to cutting-edge facilities—as well as a 100-plus faculty of photographers, museum directors, critics, art directors, photo editors and photography collectors—students are able to cultivate their own sensibility and visual style.

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.