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Exhibition: The Italian Way, Lessons From the Masters for Our Time — Opens 10/22 to 11/10

Opening Event 10/22 6-8pm  @the Museum of FIT

This month-long study abroad program is held in Florence, Italy and focuses on bridging the art of the Italian Renaissance to the contemporary artist. Participating students, sophomore through senior years, are from programs in the Fine Art, Illustration, Packaging Design, and Graphic Design departments within the School of Art and Design at FIT. Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and home to many famous artists such as Michelangelo, Botticelli, Brunelleschi and Leonardo da Vinci. The program offers students a rich opportunity to spend the majority of class time on location, exploring the city’s magnificent architecture, paintings and sculptures of the era. Visits to museums, churches and nearby towns give inspiration to the group. On view in the exhibition are paintings and sketchbooks that reflect the rich culture, and history of the region. Students are taught to paint with egg tempera, a medium of choice of many Renaissance artists. The egg tempera medium was used to create all of the paintings in this exhibition. The choice and instruction of this medium was designed to bridge the students and their painting experiences to the artists of the Renaissance. The goal was not to have a finished painting, but to give each student a first-hand experience of what the artists of the Renaissance did to create their masterpieces. Through the process, students gained a better understanding of and appreciation for the craftsmanship in the work of artists in 15th century Italy.



Professor Melanie Reim Receives "Distinguished Educator in the Arts" Award

The Illustration Department is proud to announce that Professor Melanie Reim was awarded the "Distinguished Educator in the Arts" Award. The award ceremony took place at the Society of Ilustrators on May 11, 2018.

professor Reim

BFA Illustration Exhibition 2018

two snakes

2018 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition

Congratulations to Anna Niklova, class of 2018. Anna's art work was selected for the 2018 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition.

Exhibition Dates: May 8 through to June 9, 2018 

"Girls is a piece that I completed as a personal project in my Mentor Class with Anthony Capparelli. At first, I drew the image digitally using a Cintiq, and then printed my four color separations on vellum paper and individually burned them into a coated silkscreen. I mixed the specific colors I wanted using water-based acrylic inks and transparent base and printed an edition of 25 prints at the Gowanus Print Lab in Brooklyn. I also later turned it into a GIF for which I digitally changed the colors of the girls’ skin." Three women

The National Arts Club Wil Barnet Student Show 2018

Congratulations to Jessica Karpishin and Kreg Franco. Their works were selected to represent FIT in the National Arts Club Will Barnet Student Show. The 2018 Will Barnet Student Show and Competition was held March 29 - April 26 in the Gregg and Marquis Galleries of the Landmark Clubhouse at 15 Gramercy Park.

Illustrations by Kreg Franco

woman with spiderman t shirt  woman in spaceship 

Illustrations by Jessica Karpishin (Jessica was awarded second prize at the National Arts Club Will Barnet Student Exhibition 2018)

 earth goddess  nude woman on bed