Image: Participating artist, Medina Alisultanova
December 21, 2019 – February 8, 2020
How do our surroundings shape us? From the neighborhoods we grew up in, to the natural
world we inhabit and the community of people around us, our environment can greatly
influence our perspective, outlook and artistic practice. In the age of the internet
and global inter-connectivity, to what extent does our geographic location still inform
our sense of identity?
In Homegrown, student artists of FIT's Urban Studio club explore these concepts of home, environment,
and culture through various media and artistic approaches. While visiting this exhibition,
the viewer is invited to ponder their own history and reflect on what home means to
Exhibition creatively conceived by Urban Studio President Mariel Tepper, Fine Arts
BFA Advisor: Melissa Starke/Fine Arts Department.
Image: #DESIGN, Gallery FIT
November 19 – December 14, 2019
We are living through a fundamental workforce transformation during which digital
technology has begun to alter the skills companies are searching for. Inspired by
FIT President Dr. Brown’s Workforce of the Future initiative, FIT’s Advertising &
Digital Design (A&DD) BFA, Creative Technology & Design (CT&D) subject area, and Center
for Continuing and Professional Studies (CCPS), worked closely with our industry partners
to create a series of specialized credit courses and noncredit certificate programs
that are career-driven and forward-thinking. In addition, CT&D also initiated a wide
range of Guided Experiential Learning (GEL) projects and career development events
in collaboration with some of the most well-known companies and brands in the world.
To celebrate the 8-year anniversary of the CT&D subject area, this year's annual exhibition, #DESIGN, showcased some of the most exciting industry collaboration projects and award-winning
design projects. CT&D's mission is to initiate a transformative journey for creatives
worldwide so they can enter some of the most rewarding careers in the age of digital
media. We believe designers are innovators, activists, and visionaries, and our goal
is to nurture the next generation creative workforce that will design digital content,
products, platforms, experiences, and other solutions that leverage technology to
solve business problems and to improve people’s lives. We believe the year of 2020
will be the beginning of an exciting new phase of our Creative Workforce of the Future
Image: Courtesy of Daniella Liguori.
September 14 – October 26, 2019
Reflections was an exhibition featuring work by ten student artists from the Photography and
Fine Arts departments of FIT’s School of Art and Design. Under the guidance of Professor
Curtis Willocks, the students put together an exhibition of photography, drawing,
and mixed media collage. Reflections offered the visitor a look at artistic explorations and interpretations of summertime
thoughts and experiences.