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A roundup of ideas and projects from around the Institute

  • Simon Arizpe, visiting instructor of undergraduate communications design, has been selected as a 2024 artist-in-residence for Zion National Park in St. George, Utah. The art created during the monthlong residency program “helps visitors understand and appreciate Zion and reflects the National Park Service’s mission to conserve the park’s landscapes, plants, animals and history.”

  • Mickalene Thomas, BFA Fine Arts ’00, and Jane South, chair of fine arts, will be honored as a “Dynamic Duo” at the 2024 Badass Art Woman Awards hosted by Project for Empty Space on April 10. “Together, Mickalene Thomas and Jane South founded Pratt>Forward, which is a free platform that inspires and mentors emerging artists by nurturing artistic exploration, bolstering career development skills, empowering cultural advocacy, and collaborating to develop new artist-led models for cultural engagement.”

  • Liv Ryan, BFA Fashion Design ’18, is profiled in Brooklyn Magazine in a piece that focuses on her multidisciplinary practice, studio in Red Hook, and commitment to sustainability. “I decided that if I was to be making clothes, I needed to implement as many sustainable practices as possible. Within all my productions, I’ve worked with deadstock materials, reworked vintage pieces, or organic fabrics.”

  • LEGO made a short film about Katherine Duclos, MFA Fine Arts (Painting and Drawing) ’12, and her use of LEGO building blocks in her artwork to express ideas about neurodivergence. “Katherine’s relationship with color and her unique use of bricks is a great inspiration to continue pushing the boundaries of creativity and play—that building with LEGO bricks can come to life in a million different ways.”

  • Chantal Galipeau, BFA ’15, is profiled in Saveur for her commitment to sustainable fashion and her upcycled kitchen aprons. “Every piece of mine is one of a kind,” she said.

  • Sam Lasiter, BFA Film/Video ’23, and Calyssa Lavery, BFA Film/Video ’23, will have their film What People Burn to Stay Warm screened at the Nighthawk Cinema Shorts Festival. The short film explores domestic abuse. 

  • The New Village: Ten Years of New York Fashion exhibition on display at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery through March 16 is featured in Vogue. “The show gathers a diverse group of designers whose unifying quality is the fact that at some point they have likely been described as having a slight anarchic approach to fashion.”

  • Danielle Fennoy, MS Interior Design ’05, is profiled in Domino. The article explores her expansive and innovative approach to interior design as she renovated her Brooklyn brownstone.

  • Alexander Brewington, MFA Fine Arts ’23, has his first solo exhibition on display at the Thierry Goldberg Gallery through March 16. What Burns Beneath “sympathetically captures the intricate contours of growing into early adulthood amidst New York City’s tumultuous terrain.”

  • Jodie Niss, MFA ’08, discusses her goals as an artist, her daily practice, and what a day in her studio looks like with Collect Bean. “An ideal day in the studio is when I get to be there with no interruptions. I like to feel like I have all the time in the world to think and create. There is a beautiful freedom in that.”