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Journey to ‘And Then…’ 2018

It’s been one hell of a trip, but the annual thesis show for MFA Visual Narrative’s Class of 2018 is here! Let’s check out some moments that really capture the hard work and dedication of these emerging talents:






Be sure to check out the final show at 209 E. 23rd St until July 21! There’s a big party that you’re welcome to attend on July 20 at SVA. Let us know you’ll be there:

Reserve a spot here


Curated By Jonathon Rosen & Ed Valentine


Friday July 20, 2018 / 6-8PM


209 E 23rd Street, NYC


June 30 – July 21

M-F 9-7PM, SA 10-6PM

We are extremely proud to present the Fourth Annual MFA Visual Narrative Thesis Exhibition, “And Then. . .

Thesis projects of the MFA Visual Narrative, class of 2018:

Roda Al-Thani – “BÖ DARYAH” | Picture Book

Alex Barsky – “Sun Cell” | Risographed Graphic Novel

Jenny Bee – “Negative Space” | Film

Matthew Murphy – “On Silent Ground” Graphic Novel

Kenny Nam – “Medicine Man” | Graphic Novel

Shannon O’Halloran – “Coupling” | Photobook and Video Slideshow

Ethan Gould – “Pericardia” | Printed Comic in Box with Digital Edition

Jie Ren – “Detour” | Graphic Novel

Luísa Ulhoa – “Aroe Maiwu” | Interactive Video

MFA Visual Narrative at School of Visual Arts is a low-residency interdisciplinary graduate program in visual storytelling. Students learn to tell stories through visual arts combined with creative writing, in a way that synergizes the two areas. The forward-thinking curriculum gives equal importance to developing students’ skills in both realms, while also encouraging students to engage with the latest technologies that serve as tools and platforms in their work. The rich and diverse faculty have collectively navigated the worlds of publishing, literature, filmmaking, screenwriting, theater, graphic design, gaming and a wide variety of other professions. The skills they teach make real world viability inherently integral to curriculum. The low-residency program, which is designed to accommodate working individuals, consists of three intensive studio summer sessions in New York City that are complemented with online sessions taught during the two intermediate academic years.

And Then … 2018 graphics by Rachel Shim

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