Senior Show One 2023
SHOW ONE is an exhibition featuring works in photography, digital imaging, and multimedia by 21 graduating seniors from the Class of 2023 in New York University’s Department of Photography & Imaging at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. These projects, and more, can also be viewed as part of our BFA Virtual Exhibition.
A reception for the show will be held on February 2nd, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM and is open to the general public.
SHOW ONE is the first in a series of two BFA exhibitions of the work of the graduating Photography & Imaging class. It is installed in the Lobby Galleries and the 8th Floor Gallery at 721 Broadway (at Waverly Place). It will remain on view through March 19th, 2023.
The 2023 DPI BFA Exhibition (Show One) presents 21 artistic thesis projects from this year's graduating class and the next rising generation of artists. These artists in this year’s graduating class go above and beyond traditional notions of the photograph, blurring the lines between mediums, materials, and fields of knowledge, to redefine what it means to be a photographer, an artist, and a student in a constantly evolving world. Expanding across the first and eighth floor of NYU Tisch, the exhibition features everything from photographs, books, videos to sounds, and sculptures. Their work addresses contemporary themes of identity, the body, place, time, spirituality, technology, memory, and globalization and serves as their capstone project providing just a peek into their global perspectives and critical thinking. Below are all the artists and their respective projects featured in SHOW ONE.
These images represent my efforts to make sense of the unpredictable urban landscape and present a coherent and aesthetic response to the world I see everyday.
In “Steward of Books,” a humorous series of sculptures, book scans, and photographs, I confront the irony of working with the physical book as a digital archivist and collections documenter for the New York University Bobst Library.
Found Elsewhere is a project I made to reconvene with nature, create balance in my world, and make contact with the earth after moving to New York City and coping with the loss of nature.
Queer Alienism captures the comfort, pain, trust, and support I have found amongst my queer community living in spite of the undermining of our so-called "lifestyle."
The Chinese traditions under my shot have faded away.
Cindy Kay Kang
Hope the viewers may find the same solace I do in these images, if at least one if not none.
Simply Paper or Architecture...
An ongoing project creating images that act as records of natural forms and places, inscribing into permanence these things that are in constant states of change, and speaking to the somewhat unknowable forces that govern them.
The stills in this series show an exploration into different instances of romance that is further intensified by living in urban cities.
Personas is a photographic study of contemporary, youth fashion throughout the cities of Paris, New York, and London.
Cora’s practice attempts to reveal the limitations of the human condition through the female body by utilizing mediums such as: photography, sculpture, and performance.
Brendan F. Rains
Changing Stripes signifies the end of a four year-long-performance in which I wore the same identical outfit without variation; I offer those who wear them a chance to step into my world and take a chance at representing their ideas of me.
Basil Lee Rivers
I just want to have gay sex.
Gavin Elian Ben Rodriquez
They are just photographs. For now, I delight in this simplicity.
These works serve to spark a dialogue about the unsustainable practices behind fashion and to poke fun at the unattainability of couture fashion, creating pieces entirely out of recycled materials, turning one man’s trash into treasure.
These images are a documentation of moments where I have felt an established emotional depth within a landscape– in attempts to illustrate how landscapes can be a visual representation of affective states.
The visual aspect of my work allows me, and hopefully others, to insert themselves into my lived experiences.
By montaging cropped compositions of mundane daily occurrences and staged narratives that makeup how I experience the world, Unfinished Epilogue aims to connect the fragments from my memories to form a web of new information from lived experiences.
Just give everything back to time and then hand over the testimonies of love.
What is Youth? Youth is being young. Youth is being expressive. Youth is being fragile. Youth is once in a lifetime.
A curious project of photographically recording time and space.