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Student and Faculty Exhibitions

2019-20

#DESIGN 
Homegrown
Reflections 

young girl in red jacket holding hands with adult male while walking down the street
Image: Participating artist, Medina Alisultanova
Homegrown
Gallery FIT
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 explored 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 them.

Exhibition creatively conceived by Urban Studio President Mariel Tepper, Fine Arts BFA Advisor: Melissa Starke/Fine Arts Department. Read more about Homegrown.

 


installation view of gallery
Image: #DESIGN, Gallery FIT
 #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 initiative.

 

 


 

Black and white photo of woman lying on ground in abandoned building
Image: Courtesy of Daniella Liguori.
 Reflections
Gallery FIT
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.

 

 

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