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CBS This Morning Saturday show did a piece on the exhibition at the SOI.

Fashion Illustration: The Visionaries
A Century of Illustration from the Frances Neady Collection
January 7th to March 7th at the Society of Illustrators
Anthony Mason interviewed our prestigeous and prominent faculty Bil Donovan at the SOI as he took Mason through the show, CBS then filmed Bil at his studio drawing live.
The program will include Glenn Tunstull and Sara Singh.


Congratulation to Caitlin Taduran awarded Winner and Nicholas Keslake awarded Runner-up under the Illustration: Student category in the current Creative Quarterly Magazine Issue 56


art: nicholas keslake


art: cailtlin taduran



Congratulation to Marella Albanese class 2020 and Professor John Nickle both student and professor have their work selected to the 2019 Society of Illustrators 62 Annual Competition.

group of people talking

Artist: Marella Albaneseclass 2020

Gouache on paper

"The painting is about a backyard conversation where one of the people is a getting a hot head. It's meant to capture the inner feelings of a moment between a small group of friends."



station Wagon

Artist: John Nickle, Associate Professor

Acrylic on unprimed Illustration Board

"This was my first car that I learned to drive. My big sister, little brother and I all learned the rules of the road in this beast - a ‘64 Ford Falcon."



BFA Exhibition 2019











The National Arts Club Wil Barnet Student Show 2019

Congratulations to Alecia Fuschetto  and Jessica Karpishin. Their works were selected to represent FIT in the National Arts Club Will Barnet Student Show. The 2019 Will Barnet Student Show and Competition will be held April 4th - April 23 in the Gregg and Marquis Galleries of the Landmark Clubhouse at 15 Gramercy Park.



Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy

         Illustrations by Alecia Fuschetto Class 2019 

yin and yang




Illustrations by Jessica Karpishin Class 2019

Awarded Honorable Mentions with Cash Prize of $200 

2019 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition Winners

Congratulations to Emma DeBobes, Monet Kifner and Caitlin Taduran, their artwork was selected for the 2019 Society of Illustrator's Student Scholarship Competition. Exhibition Dates: May 7 through to June 8, 2019.


Student: Emma DeBobes, Class 2019
Medium: Oil on Wood 


Student: Monet Kifner, Class 2019
Medium: Digital 


Student: Caitlin Taduran, Class 2020
Medium: graphite, digital

The Italian Way, Lessons From the Masters for Our Time

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.