This studio residency offers artists the opportunity to explore the wealth of resources available to professional illustrators in New York City while developing a portfolio of work that embodies personal vision.
With guidance from award-winning illustrators, participants will complete a body of work composed of images created from assigned projects, as well as those self-directed by the artist, with the aim of showcasing personal style and aesthetic direction. The goals are to advance to the next level of artistic practice and to attain an enhanced position in the illustration marketplace.
A rigorous instructional program, including sessions in portfolio development, sequential illustration and painting from life, and visits to professional studios will complement independent work. Together these initiatives form an intense program that fosters professional growth and an expansion of personal voice. Special lectures by guest artists, gallery directors, publishers and art directors are designed to provide additional insight regarding the realities of a career in illustration.
Participants have access to a digital facility, as well as the opportunity to work in a variety of mediums. The program culminates in an open studio exhibition.
Faculty and lecturers have included Maëlle Doliveux, Tim Hamilton, Paul Hoppe, Viktor Koen, Aaron Meshon, Anna Raff and Andrea Tsurumi. Lecturers and portfolio reviewers have included Marshall Arisman, Paul Buckley, Martin Gee, Karl Heine, Charles Hively, Kat Irannejad, Francesca Messina, Yuko Shimizu, Sara Varon and Alexandra Zsigmond. Program coordinator: Viktor Koen.
Note: A portfolio is required for review and acceptance to this program.
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SVA’s Artist Residency programs are hosted by the Division of Continuing Education.
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Residency Experience Summary
To apply, please compile the following materials and submit them through our online application.
- Work sample (see guidelines below)
- Image list including title, medium, size and date (for visual work samples only)
- Artist's Statement / Statement of Purpose (250-500 words)
Illustration and Visual Storytelling: Art and Industry
Session 1: May 30–June 30, 2023
Session 2: July 11– August 11, 2023
$3,000 per session / $6,000 for both sessions