Graduate Fine Arts Exhibition view
Graduate Fine Arts 2018, installation view, photo by Madison Burger.

The Schafler Gallery presents exhibitions by Pratt Institute faculty, students, and alumni from all departments. The gallery favors cross-disciplinary topics that reveal how ideas and issues affect our lives from many different perspectives, and provides an open forum for the presentation and discussion of contemporary culture. 

Pratt Institute
Chemistry Building, 1st Floor
200 Willoughby Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11205


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Fall/Spring semester hours: Monday–Friday 9 AM–5 PM, Saturday 12–5 PM
Summer hours: Monday–Friday 9 AM–4 PM

Current Exhibition

Multiple, Obsessed, and Meaningful:

The Web of Contemporary Communications Design Practices

An alumni exhibition organized by the Graduate and Undergraduate Communications Design Departments at Pratt Institute.

January 24–March 6, 2019
Opening reception, January 30, 5–6 PM
Closing reception, March 5, 5–7:30 PM
Panel Discussion: Design as Social Practice, Wednesday, February 6, 6-7: 30 PM in Memorial Hall 

As an active, participatory conversation about contemporary communications design, this exhibition explores the breadth of the field and its many possible practices through a selection of alumni contributions from the Undergraduate and Graduate Communications Design programs. Individual projects, open workshops, panel discussions and lectures activate the space and highlight the many forms of current practice.

In-house and independent, practical and speculative, long-term and on-the-fly—for contemporary practitioners, points of connection, infusion, contradiction and separation with the field are acknowledged and embraced. Facilitators, researchers, activists, collaborators, analysts, synthesizers, opportunity seekers, question-posers—communications designers move fluidly between roles using their work to build community in a shifting landscape.

Including alumni:

Maria Arenas
Jillian Lea Barkley
Aryn Beitz
Jared Bell
Weston Bingham
John Chaich
Joseph Cuillier
Diagram, Miya Osaki & Tina Park
Aleks Gryczon
Other Means (Gary Fogelson, Phil Lubliner, Ryan Waller)
Mira Rojanasakul
Sabroso Projects (Hernán Ayala & Antonio Delvalle-Lago)

Garrett Traya
TXTbooks (Robert Blair, Thomas Colligan, Nichole Shinn, and Kurt Woerpel)
Chris Wu, Wkshps
War Pickles (Bill Hayden, Sam Pulitzer, Antek Walczak)

COMD Exhibition poster