New Old: Designing for Our Future Selves, installation view, photo by Jason Mandella Photography.
The goals of Pratt Manhattan Gallery are to present significant innovative and intellectually challenging work in the fields of art, architecture, fashion, and design from around the world and to provide a range of educational initiatives to help viewers relate contemporary art to their lives in a meaningful way.
144 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011
Hours: Monday - Friday 11 am - 5 pm
Open to the Pratt Community
Temporarily closed to the public
Admission is free.
Fashion credit: Samara Huggins, Installation view
Film image credit: Yajarrah Paul, UNO: Secret Little Recipes, film still.
Community Quilt, Fashion Class of 2021
July - October 2021
Community Quilt celebrates the Pratt Fashion Department Class of 2021 and highlights three recent graduates, Samara Huggins, Keyin Wang, and Miray Atakan from July - October 2021. Starting August 30, 2021, Miray Atakan’s work is featured in the Windows; Keyin Wang’s work is featured inside the gallery; Samara Huggins work is featured at the Brooklyn main campus, in the Fashion Department display.
The film Community Quilt on view represents a virtual coming together and celebration of the work of Pratt Fashion seniors who continued their final year of studies with the challenges of virtual learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Including: Jillian Arzoomanian, Miray Atakan, Sabrina Brokenborough, Jasmine Bryant, Zimu Cai, Abby Chen, Yuhan Chen, Tamara Cohas, Lara Darling, Elizabeth Difiglia, Alyssa Domenico, Marissa Giordano, Erin Hayes, Junyang He, Samara Huggins, Sarah Howland, Emilia Kaplan, Caroline King, Katrine Kirsebom, Matina Kulusic, Ieok Kio Lam, Xinyu Mao, Madelen Nyau, Dong Hyun Oh, Xue Pan, Yixin Ren, Sophia Simonds, Leihan Tang, Bettina Wagner, Keyin Wang, Yutong Wang, Songlan Wu, Jiajie Xu, Wen Xu, Ziling Xu, Xinyao Ye, Hanxiao Zhang, Vicky Zhou, and Zikun Zhu.
2021 Film/Video Senior Showcase
August 30th - October 2021
On view for the first time all together, Pratt Manhattan Gallery presents the 39 film/video projects from the 2021 Film/Video graduates.
Including Directors: Jianhao An, Tamia Bailey, Fiona Bailey, William Bermudez, Thos Brown, Aaron Buckley, Mylo Butler, Amos Chiu, Gianna Cullen, Justin Dorazio, Ben Ettlinger, Matthew Francescani, Sam Friedman, Caden Ghen, Kelley Grade, Alexander Hashim, Abraham Howard, Griffin Kaiser, German Kuzyura, Erika Larson, Calyssa Lavery, Trevor Legeret, Alex Leombruno, Matt Loudon, Shannon Jo Lyons, Nicole Majewski, Begum Malkoclar, James Orr, Yajarrah Paul, Cole Raser, Rego, Mia Russell, Vinny Sacchetti, Yessenia Sánchez, Jake Schwartz, Allison Sirota, Adam Sosnicki, Katrin Spiridonova, and Peter Steininger.
Exhibition on view at Pratt Manhattan Gallery Windows
Pratt Fine Arts, Civic Engagement Series
On view April 29 - June 22, 2021
A collaboration with Recess: Assembly artists and peer leaders Saint Forza, Tyra Gibbs, Princess Kelly, Geremia Romain, and Darrell Santana.
Curated by Amy Khoshbin, Fine Arts Civic Engagement Fellow, with Brooklyn Engaged: Erin Benard, Taylor Dean, Alexis Laneuville, Malena Ramsey, and Zichen Oliver Yuan.
Participating Candidates & Representatives: Erik Bottcher, Jabari Brisport, Phara Souffrant Forrest, Michael Hollingsworth, Crystal Hudson, Kristin Richardson Jordan, Paperboy Prince, and Jumaane Williams.
Artists on View: The Brothers Sick (Ezra and Noah Benus), Elektra KB, Ellen Coleman Izzo, Sarah Kanu, Olek, Paperboy Prince, Steve Powers, and Matisse Robinson.
Political Intimacy demystifies and humanizes the process of running for local office through a series of video interviews between local political candidates and representatives, Recess: Assembly participants, and Pratt Institute students. An aligned exhibition at Pratt Manhattan Gallery also tackles questions regarding some of the most pressing issues at the citywide level.
For more information, click here.
Thank you to the Pratt Studio in Social Practice students, Pratt Electoral Working Group, Recess Art, and NYPIRG.
Wish We Were Here
The Department of Digital Arts presents recent projects by M.F.A. graduates.
On View: March 9 - April 7, 2021
Including Jack DiLaura, Suzi Hyun, Sumin Lee, Zoe Li, Tong Lin, Noth (Qinyuan) Liu, MK Luff, Ofer Shouval, Mohit Shukla, and Jake Wright.
Jake Wright, Identity Mask, 2020. Interactive Sculpture/Wearable
Zoe Li, Comb Machine: The Regulation of Hair, 2020, mixed media;
“Wish We Were Here is a group exhibition by recent Digital Arts MFA alumni separated by the pandemic. This exhibition creates experiences that provide audiences agency to explore critical issues in this unique moment in time.
The artwork in this exhibition demonstrates a nuanced understanding by these artists of interactive installations and objects, digital images, video, animation, and digital mixed media.
We are proud of the accomplishments of this group and of all our Digital Arts alumni whose work can be found featured in important publications, collections, galleries, museums, and new media institutions.”
-Peter Patchen, Chair
Digital Arts and Animation
While we remain closed to the public, many of the works can be seen from the street! A free exhibition brochure will be published this spring and posted on this website.
NEW OLD: Designing for our Future Selves
February 7–May 23, 2020
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 6, 6–8 PM
In Conversation: Jeremy Myerson, Helen Hamlyn Professor of Design
Royal College of Art with Pattie Moore, designer, and author of "Disguised a True Story"
Friday, February 7, 5–7 PM
Room 213 adjacent to the gallery
To download the free Pratt Manhattan Gallery exhibition brochure, click here.
NEW OLD examines how innovation and design can reimagine how we live the later stages of our lives. Set against a backdrop of radical demographic change, the exhibition looks at how design can help people lead fuller, healthier and more rewarding lives into old age, asking the question: how can designers meet the challenge of a rapidly ageing society? From robotic clothing to driverless cars, this exhibition rethinks design approaches to ageing.
Curated by Jeremy Myerson, Helen Hamlyn Professor of Design at the Royal College of Art, the exhibition presents creative, provocative, and engaging concept designs across six themes: Ageing, Identity, Home, Community, Working, and Mobility.
Alongside infographics, videos and existing physical exhibits, each section features a special design commission by a leading designer or design team. New projects by Yves Béhar /Fuseproject and Superflex, Konstantin Grcic, Future Facility, Special Projects, IDEO and PriestmanGoode create solutions for demographic change and address the challenges of ageing.
This installment is updated with work by five faculty members from Pratt’s School of Design, including, Andrea Katz, Karol Murlak, Mitchell Reece, Alex Schweder, and Keena Suh, along with additional US-based projects.
A touring exhibition from the Design Museum, London, in partnership with the Helen Hamlyn Trust. Sponsored by AXA PPP Healthcare with additional support from Versus Arthritis. NEW OLD is sponsored by The Achelis & Bodman Foundation at Pratt Manhattan Gallery.
Aura Power Suit by Yves Béhar, Fuseprojects and Superflex, courtesy The Design Museum, London.
Scooter for Life by PriestmanGoode. Photo by Adam Woodward, courtesy The Design Museum, London.