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2012-13 Student / Faculty Exhibitions

Art & Design Graduating Student Exhibition 2013
Boots: The Height of Fashion
Cloud 9: Master of Fine Arts in Illustration Visual Thesis Exhibition
Fantastic: FIT Art and Design Faculty Exhibition
The Fourth Dimension: The Media Club at FIT
Interior Design Annual Senior Thesis Exhibition, Class of 2012

""A Voyage to Panjikant, detail. Watercolor on digital print by Marguerite Dabaie Cloud 9: Master of Fine Arts in Illustration Visual Thesis Exhibition
Gallery FIT
June 8 - July 6, 2013

Cloud 9 represented the culminating body of work - a "visual thesis" - of the students of the MFA in Illustration program. The exhibition included works-on-paper, digital painting, three-dimensional sculpture and animation, all designed to address a myriad of markets. As diverse in their works as they are in their backgrounds, these nine students showed a singular goal – to present visual stories.







Art & Design Graduating Exhibition

Art & Design Graduating Student Exhibition 2013
Gallery FIT and elsewhere
May 8 - 23, 2013

This show presents the work of more than 800 students receiving AAS and BFA degrees from the School of Art & Design and is on view throughout the main floors of the Marvin Feldman Center, the Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center, the Shirley Goodman Resource Center, and the John E. Reeves Great Hall.

The exhibition features work in seventeen areas of study - Accessories Design, Advertising Design, Communication Design, Computer Animation & Interactive Media, Fabric Styling, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Jewelry Design, Menswear, Packaging Design, Photography, Textile/Surface Design, Toy Design, and Visual Presentation & Exhibition Design.

The art selected is the culmination of each student’s unique experience in the Fashion Institute of Technology’s diverse, challenging, and demanding undergraduate Art & Design programs. Featuring juried, award winning, and thesis projects, this presentation is the manifestation of several years of research, experimentation, critical thinking, and artistic proficiency.

The Graduating Student Exhibition advances the College’s applied philosophy that integrates practice in industry with theory and teaching inside the studio.


Jack Jacobus boot Jack Jacobus, Ltd., boot, leather, circa 1900, Austria, gift of Victoria and Albert Museum. Boots: The Height of Fashion
Gallery FIT
March 5 - April 6, 2013

Boots: The Height of Fashion examined how boots emerged as a modern fashion phenomenon during the last century and evolved to become a staple of the fashionable woman’s wardrobe. The exhibition featured 20 pairs of women’s boots from the museum's permanent collection, including boots originally worn by fashion icons Jane Holzer and Tina Chow. Boots, as objects, are expressive of power, and the exhibition explored this concept via three significant sub-themes: sex, rebellion, and status.

Students in the Fashion and Textile Studies M.A. program at FIT's School of Graduate Studies collaborated with the Museum at FIT to present Boots: The Height of Fashion.

Read the press release here.

Fourth Web The Fourth Dimension: The Media Club at FIT
Gallery FIT
January 26 - February 9, 2013

According to researchers from Oxford University, “time” is the most commonly used noun in the English language; however, it remains a mystery. What is time? Does everyone experience time the same way? Is time a scientific phenomenon that can be universally measured and catalogued? How do different cultures interpret time in their own unique ways? Through the use of motion and interactive technology, this exhibition explored personal, artistic, academic, and scientific concepts of time.

The Media Design Club at FIT (MDC) was established in 2009 by Prof. C. J. Yeh from the Communication Design Department. It brings together students interested in digital media together outside of the traditional classroom setting. Currently, MDC has 160 members from Communication Design (AAS), Graphic Design (BFA), Advertising Design (BFA), Computer Graphics (BFA), and Illustration (AAS) programs. It is one of the most active student clubs at FIT.

Fantastic: FIT Art and Design Faculty ExhibitionPhotograph by Ron Amato, Giardini di Boboli, Florence, Italy Fantastic: FIT Art and Design Faculty Exhibition
Gallery FIT
November 10 - December 8, 2012

This exhibition of FIT faculty artists featured a variety of artworks from ten different departments within the School of Art and Design. Media include painting, drawing, digital, animation, sculpture, photography, and jewelry, based on the theme of the fantastic, otherworldly, and imagined. Many of the artists’ works are for sale and are featured online at sites.fitnyc.edu/depts/fantastic. Participating artists are donating proceeds from their sales to Kids in Distressed Situations, an organization that supports relief efforts in Haiti.

Interior Design Thesis exhibition 2012 Interior Design Annual Senior Thesis Exhibition, Class of 2012
Gallery FIT
October 2 - 27, 2012

This exhibition showcased a selection of outstanding senior thesis presentations from the FIT Interior Design department’s four-year degree program. The program’s yearlong thesis project had two parts: a semester of research followed by a semester of design. Upon entering the eighth semester of study, students translate their research and 4 years of cumulative experience into final design solutions. They establish horizontal and vertical circulation patterns as they locate stairs, elevators and means of egress. While shaping and composing the various interior volumes they anticipate mechanical systems for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, power, fire, and life safety. In addition to selecting colors, finishes, furniture, and equipment students develop extensive space plans, lighting plans, elevations, perspectives, and details to illustrate their design intent.
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