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2009-2010 Student / Faculty Exhibitions

Art & Design Graduating Student Exhibition 2010
Metal: FIT Art and Design Faculty Exhibition 2009
Scandal Sandals & Lady Slippers: A History of Delman Shoes
Seung Lim Kim Illustration Seung Lim Kim - Real Face - Acrylic - 2010 Menagerie
Gallery FIT
June 9 - July 3, 2010

Menagerie, the product of the fourth class of MA in Illustration graduates, represented the most wide-ranging work that has yet been exhibited by the School of Graduate Studies. These illustrations truly reflected not only the independently-minded mission of the program, but also the ways in which an illustrator can today have a presence that extends beyond the printed page.

Students working side-by-side over the previous two years brought together a mosaic of cultures from Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Their shared ideas and collaborations mimicked the notion of a “menagerie” in the best sense of the word. Most of the illustrations depicted animals and/or people, but the various stories told and the methods of execution reflected the diversity of the artists who created them.


Art and Design Exhibition Caitlyn Dailey - "Big Bear" -
oil and acrylic on gesso panel - 2010
Art & Design Graduating Student Exhibition 2010
Gallery FIT
May 11 - 25, 2010

This show presented the work of more than 800 students receiving AAS and BFA degrees from the School of Art & Design and was 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 featured 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 was 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 was 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.
Delman shoeDelman - Day shoe - Black Faille -
USA, c. 1937 - lent by Nina
Footwear Corp.

Scandal Sandals & Lady Slippers: A History of Delman Shoes
Gallery FIT
March 9 – April 3, 2010
Online Exhibition

Scandal Sandals & Lady Slippers: A History of Delman Shoes featured a vibrant and detailed selection of the glamorous, innovative, and classic styles that made Delman Shoes—celebrating its 90th anniversary—a leader in women’s footwear. As the first exhibition devoted to the history of the brand, Scandal Sandals explored and revealed the company’s renowned style, advertising and craftsmanship. The objects on display, dating roughly between 1926 and 2007, chronicled the company’s rich and creative past. Delman shoes were worn by many movie stars and distinguished women of society, including Jacqueline Kennedy, Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe, and Marlene Dietrich. Scandal Sandals and Lady Slippers was organized and curated by FIT graduate students of the Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice program. Read more about this exhibition.

connectivity Connectivity: A Selection of Media Design Work from the Communication Design Department
Gallery FIT
January 29 - February 13, 2010

Before computers entered the mix, the production of print material was firmly in the hands of graphic designers. The explosive development of the digital medium has changed the role of the graphic designer dramatically. Instead of focusing on the visual expression, graphic designers today create web-based interactive projects that connect people, facilitate communications, and enable the development of online communities.

The exhibition Connectivity explored the recent trends in the graphic design industry as well as examined the shifting role of the graphic designer. The exhibition included the best web-based design projects done by the students of the Graphic Design program from 2008 to 2009.
Metal Exhibition Image Metal: FIT Art and Design Faculty Exhibition 2009
Gallery FIT
November 14 - December 12, 2009
Exhibition Website

The exhibition Metal showcased work by FIT faculty from more than 10 different departments within the School of Art and Design. Based on the theme of metal, works included fabric, jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, and works on paper.
"Homage to Irving Penn, No.1" - Black and white silver gelatin print - 20"x24" - Terry Falk, faculty, Photography Department