New Britain Art Museum, Final Crits and Studio Visits

By Ian Factor (MFA 2014) 

Last week of classes, three more final class crits and then it's summer break.

Last week I had the incredible pleasure and honor to have a piece of mine shown at the New Britain Museum Of American Art in CT. Lily Koto Olive, Zach Brown and I rented a car and drove up for the opening, where we saw our work hanging, met some amazing people and had a great overall road trip away from NYC for the day.

Also last week a small group of students from JP Roy's Painting II class visited him in his studio in Brooklyn. He spent a ton of time with us going through all his studio practices, his new work, and even some science experiments! He also had set out a sweet spread of food and drink, a true host.

Last weekend was the 2nd years' final crits: three full days, I went to all of them. There are too many images to post here at once, but below are a few to get an idea of the intensity of the weekend. Congrats to all the second years for kicking some serious butt. Incredible work all around!

Yesterday, a small group of students went to John Alexander's Studio in Tribeca where he spent several hours with us, talking and showing us his new work for an upcoming Museum show. Wonderful experience. His work is inspiring and his stories are priceless!

Below is a selection of photos from these highlights of the last two weeks. There are many other things to add, but since I have three paintings due this week, I better get back to work!

Till next post, after the semester ends, hope you're all enjoying the spring!

New Britain Museum Of Art
Artist's Reception with Ian Factor, Lily Koto Olive and Zach Brown.

JP Roy's studio visit:

2nd Year critiques:

Ian Factor (MFA 2014) has been blogging here throughout the academic year about his first year at the Academy and moving to New York City. Check the label "First Year Experience" or "Ian Factor" for more posts about his first year at the Academy.

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