New York Academy of Art
is pleased to launch its fall programming with “2014
Fellows,” an exhibition of new paintings by three of its most recent Fellows. Featuring
Glaessner, Yunsung Jang
Nicolas V. Sanchez,
the show signifies
the beginning of each artist’s
promising career and the culmination of their Post
graduate Fellowships. Opening with a reception
, 111 Franklin Street, “2014 Fellows”
will be on view through Septe
With a shared devotion to strong narrative and an affinity for evoking raw emotion,
Nicolas V. Sanchez’s
paintings exemplify the mastery of technique and conceptual
exploration central to the Academy’s rigoro
While the basis of their education is the same,
each artist has developed a signature style that champions the resurgence of contemporary figurative
Fresh on the heels of a solo show at PPOW Gallery,
slowly reveal intricate allegories suspended in time.
Her chromatically vivid, psychologically dense,
personal narratives take the viewer on a journey
through the artist’s interior life.
strategic and wildly intuitive, eac
h detail of her work has a jewel
like quality that is the result of the
artist’s extreme focus.
And yet, when taken as a whole, the improvisational nature of the work links
every component into a rapturous symphony of exotic symbols and voluptuous color.
reflect both vulnerability and strength simultaneously
process is a
painterly excavation that is extremely physical and personally revealing.
Jang’s application of paint is
similar to the way one would plaster a wall. Tro
wels, knifes and brushes slather paint onto the faces of
Once dry, he is as likely to carve back into a cheek as gently glaze over an eye or a wisp of
Ultimately the paint has a mesmerizing ability to transmit the dynamic terrain of
landscape, an effect first seen in his portrait
currently on view at the National Portrait Gallery
Nicholas V. Sanchez
is driven by a prolific compulsion to bear witness to everything he holds dear. In
paintings that depict
blind horses, decaying walls and scabrous surfaces, Sanchez suggests a world that
is not only falling apart but one that could easily fade into oblivion. Battling an unforgotten past and
preserving his heritage are central themes that permeate Sanchez’s po
memories that seem to be slipping through his fingers, Sanchez creates an illusion, first for himself and
then for viewer, of their continuity.
Annually, the Academy awards Post
graduate fellowships to three ex
emplary graduating students
chosen through a highly competitive selection process.
During their Fellowship year, the fellows receive
studio accommodations, a stipend, exhibition opportunities and teaching assistantships to expand the
depth and breadth of
their artistic practice.
Previous recipients include:
Ali Banisadr, Fellow 2009
(Sperone Westwater, Metropolitan Museum of Art); Amy Bennett, Fellow 2003 (Richard Heller Gallery,
Metropolitan Museum of Art);
Aleah Chapin, Fellow 2013 (2012 winner of the N
ational Portrait Gallery’s
BP Portrait Award);
Phillip Thomas, Fellow 2009 (Richard J. Demato Gallery, permanent collection of The
World Bank), Peter Simon Mühlhäußer, Fellow 2010 (2013 Venice Biennale)
About New York Academy of Art
Founded in 1982 by ar
tists, scholars and patrons of the arts, including Andy Warhol, New York Academy
of Art is a graduate school that combines intensive technical training in the fine arts with active critical
The Academy believes that rigorously trained artists a
re best able to realize their artistic
Academy students are taught traditional methods and techniques and encouraged to use these
skills to make vital contemporary art.
The Academy serves as a creative and intellectual center for all
cated to highly skilled, conceptually aware figurative and representational art.
Wilkinson Gallery at the New York Academy of Art is free and open to the public from 2
8 pm or by
It is closed Wednesdays and holidays.
he gallery is easily accessible by the A, C, E trains
to Canal Street or 1 train to Franklin Street.
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resolution jpegs of the selected works and artists bios are available upon request.