Fredric Snitzer Gallery is pleased to present a summer group show of forthcoming and recent MFA graduates from Columbia University. This exhibition, comprised of twenty-one emerging artists, highlights a diverse range of culture makers across intersecting disciplines and media. Each artist explores different ideas and themes within their work while collectively building a cultural web of our current reality, thinking critically about materials, histories, social dynamics, and what the future holds.
Curated in collaboration with artist Tomas Vu, the Artistic Director of the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies at Columbia University, this exhibition seeks to spotlight the superlative and robust quality of work from the next generation of contemporary artists.
Columbia University’s Visual Arts Program attracts emerging artists of unusual promise worldwide. The school offers students vast opportunities to expand the depth and complexity of their studio practice while working alongside exceptional faculty at a world-renowned research institution in New York City.
The Visual Arts Program is interdisciplinary and offers an MFA degree in Visual Arts rather than in one specific medium. The two-year studio program, taught by internationally celebrated artists, allows students to pursue moving image, new genres, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture in tandem with electives outside of the Visual Arts Program in writing, theatre, film, architecture, philosophy, and other areas throughout the university.
Notable alums from the program include David Altmejd, Dana Schutz, Yasue Maetake, Ann Craven, Mika Rottenberg, Cy Gavin, Derek Adams, Hugh Hayden, Korakit Arunanondchai, Barnaby Furnas and Lisi Raskin, among others.
Founded in 1977, Fredric Snitzer Gallery is running strong as a leader in the contemporary art market in Miami. Committed to presenting work across all media including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, and performance from a diverse range of contemporary artists, the gallery has maintained a rigorous exhibition schedule that features at least eight rotating exhibitions by its artists each year.
Fredric Snitzer was one of the early champions of contemporary Latin American art in the United States. The gallery is known in leading the way with Cuban artists exhibitions early on, noteworthy was the Cuban rafters exhibition “They would rather die” in the 80’s. Avant-garde Cuban artists in particular continue to have a strong presence in the gallery’s roster. The gallery has also launched international careers for emerging Miami artists, such as Hernan Bas. Important Miami based artists are significant to the gallery’s roster, as well as New York artists- Alice Aycock, Alan Sonfist, Los Angeles artists-Jon Pylypchuk, Alexander Kroll, Iva Gueorguieva, Kenny Scharf and Cuban based artists, Alexander Arrechea (former member of Los Carpinteros), and Cuba’s National Fine Arts Award winner Lazaro Saavedra.