Home Front
Jan 18 - Feb 1, 2014 The first of two exhibitions of new work by the class of 2014
Still from Home Front

Here Together

Thursday June 10, 2021 - Thursday June 24th, 2021
Please join us in person for the SVA MFA Fine Arts' 2021 Thesis Exhibition
Curated by María del Carmen Carrión

The Aftermath - Life After SVA MFA Fine Arts

January 16, 2021 - January 30, 2021
a virtual exhibition of moving images featuring SVA MFA Fine Arts alumni curated through open call
Curated by Kaja Cxzy Andersen (MFA Fine Arts 2016)

With works by Yael Azoulay (MFA Fine Arts 2016), Jason Elizondo (MFA Fine Arts 2020), Scott Ferguson (MFA Fine Arts 2017), Sid and Geri (MFA Fine Arts 2018), Aaron Hillebrand (MFA Fine Arts 2011), Georgia Lale (MFA Fine Arts 2016), Dulce Lamarca (MFA Fine Arts 2020), Isabel Llaguno (MFA Fine Arts 2018), Susan Luss (MFA Fine Arts 2016), Dominique Palladino (MFA Fine Arts 2015), Dana Robinson (MFA Fine Arts 2019), Michelle Sumaray (MFA Fine Arts 2016).

Please Don't Come to This Show

Saturday, May 2, 2020 through Saturday, Aug 29th, 2020
A series of student curated online exhibitions made for social distancing
Curated by Elise Warfield and Daniel Almeida

Believing You

Saturday, January 11, through Saturday, February 1, 2020. Gallery hours Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm.
An interdisciplinary exhibition that explores belief, truth, and communicating through aesthetic, material, and formal vernaculars in an era of #metoo and #fakenews. The exhibition features an all women and nonbinary roster of artists, most of whom are also SVA alumni.
Curated by Risa Puleo and assistant curator Carlos Rosales-Silva

Life on an Island

May 4 through July 31, 2019. Open hours Fri-Sun, 11am-5pm.
MFA Fine Arts goes to Governors Island for the summer to stage a program of group exhibitions and artist projects by alumni, current students, faculty, invited artists, and partner arts organizations
Curated by Mark Ramos and Alison Kuo

Cycle 1 Exhibiting Artists: Rebecca Adorno, Hanna Alvgren, Eun Young Choi, Boyce Cummings, Shih Chieh Huang, Taezoo Park, Valerie Guinn Polgar, Mark Ramos, Federico Muelas Romero, Heather Renée Russ, and Jeremiah Teipen. Cycle 2 Projects: MFA Brown Art organized by Carlos Rosales-Silva, Marvin Touré, Georgette Maniatis, Leah Dixon, Jennifer Alexandra McDermott, Pedro Mesa, and Ivoire Foreman. Cycle 3 Projects: Regina Viqueira, Zoë Frederick, Dongsuk Lee (DS LEE), Georgia Lale, BombPop!Up, Kaja 'Cxzy' Andersen, Roberto Vega, Hee Sun Shin , and Owen Keogh.

4 x 4

January 12 through February 2, 2019
A group exhibition presenting four student curated shows, each featuring four current MFA Fine Arts students. Each exhibition offers a distinct angle from which SVA students perceive and interact with the art worlds of New York and beyond: from interactive, world building and deconstructing performance art, to figurative works that bare mixed identities, to irreverent multimedia art that places the viewer inside exaggerated set pieces, and queer art that queers the gallery itself.
Curated by Pei-Ling Ho, Ferguson Amo, Weird Eggplant Collective, and Jason Elizondo

Tactics, Works, Terms, Forms, Statements

May 4 through May 13, 2018. Open hours daily, 12-8pm.
MFA Thesis Exhibition
Curated by Kari Conte, Director of Programs and Exhibitions, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) with Alison Kuo, Program Coordinator, SVA MFA Fine Arts department.

The Craftswomen

March 5 to March 29
"The Craftswomen" showcases a diverse range of bold, unapologetic craft.
Curated by Sarah Malekzadeh

elmuseo@SVA: May Contain Moving Parts

Saturday, January 13, through Saturday, February 3, 2018. Gallery hours Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm.
Co-presented by SVA’s MFA Fine Arts Department and El Museo del Barrio, New York's leading Latino cultural institution that highlights the artistic landscape of Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures.
Curated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado


November 28, 2016 to February 4, 2017
The exhibition’s title reflects the dual relationship the featured artists have with each institution. All are either SVA alumni or faculty who have equally benefitted from the prestigious summer residency program at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in Madison, Maine.
Curated by Lauren Haynes

With work by Negar Ahkami, Sharona EliassafAlejandro Guzman, Ulrike Heydenreich, Saskia Jorda, Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Gregg Louis, Dave McKenzie, Miryana TodorovaMarvin Touré and Fred Wilson.

Lounge Corp. at Satellite Art Show

December 1 to December 5
Artists are curated into the carpet installation, invited to create work inspired by objects that could be found in a hotel room, transforming the room into a collaborative indoor sculpture park.
Curated by Ragnheidur Karadottir and Kaja 'Cxzy' Andersen

The Secret: Shape of Destiny

September 28 to October 14
Jilka and Ferguson search for the “key to an extraordinary life” through the digital material of celebrity icons and self-help gurus. They have excavated the raw essence of the platform that give these figures such tremendous power: Red, Green, & Blue (RGB) light.
Curated by Zoë Frederick

With work by Andrew Jilka and Scott Ferguson

Gypsies' Picnic

July 1st, 2016
Curated by program coordinators Pamela Council and Alison Kuo

Performance by MFA Fine Arts faculty member Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow

Popular Culture Is Where The Pedagogy Is

Friday, May 27 through Sunday, June 5th, 12-7pm, 2016
Explorations of Provocation and Praxis, MFA Thesis Exhibition
Curated by Jasmine Wahi


January 16 through February 20, 2016
An exhibition of work by latino MFA Fine Arts alumni.
Curated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado of El Museo del Barrio

With work by Manuel Acevedo and MFA Fine Arts alumni Soledad Arias (2002), Vladimir Cybil Charlier (1993), Guido Garaycochea (2015), Alejandro Guzman (2009), Erik Guzman (2003), Elisabeth Jobim (1992), Elan Jurado (2012), Cynthia Rojas (2003), Diana Santiago (2008), K.C. Tidemand (2015), Denise Treizman (2013) and Juana Valdes (1993).

ME ​​U AND THE ROBOT: The Gift of Dyslexia

November 6-30
Performance & Reception: Friday, November 13th, 6-8pm
Curated by Ali Shrago-Spechler and Jonathan Schouela

With works by Ragnheidur Karadottir and Eli Barak

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards

Jan 17 - Jan 31
Curated by Gianni Jetzer

With work by Johan Grimonprez, an SVA MFA Fine Arts alumnus and faculty member.

Front and Center

Mar 1 - 15, 2014
The second of two exhibitions of new work by the class of 2014
Curated by Jovana Stokic

Home Front

Jan 18 - Feb 1, 2014
The first of two exhibitions of new work by the class of 2014
Curated by Jovana Stokic