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Academy Summer Residencies 2016: Giverny

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Our third essay from Giverny, France comes from Kristina Reddy MFA 2017. Every morning I would wake up with the sun – happy, and excited to start the day. And who wouldn’t be, if they awoke in a beautiful home, situated amidst gardens and chirping birds! It is impossible not to see the French countryside as somehow “romantic.” I think… Read More

Academy Summer Residencies 2016: Giverny

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Our second essay from Giverny comes from Matthew Durante MFA 2017. Giverny is an inspiration. I paint both the landscape and the figure, but here the landscape is such that to paint anything else would seem to miss the point. It is enchanting. I want to thank the New York Academy of Art and the Terra Foundation for an unparalleled experience…. Read More

Academy Summer Residencies 2016: Beijing

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Our final dispatch from Beijing is from Amina Kerimova MFA 2017.  I’ve been lucky to have visited many places around the globe in my life. Asia happens to be one of my favorites. Compared to Hong Kong, where I once lived for a couple of months, it quickly became apparent how different and unique a city like Beijing truly was…. Read More

Academy Summer Residencies 2016: Russia

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Our final dispatch from Russia comes from Sarah Hall MFA 2017. It was an honor to be chosen for the Russia Residency and after being here for almost a month I am even more grateful for the opportunity. We have gone to many tourist destinations in Moscow and St. Petersburg that have blown us away in both the art and… Read More

Academy Summer Residencies 2016: Giverny

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Our first dispatch from France comes from Naudline Pierre MFA 2017.  The Normandy region. What a lush place—the colors are so fresh and vibrant: golds, greens, more greens, and all manner of chromatic excitements found in the flora. This place is like a dream. Old medieval towns with faces and figures carved into their wooden beams, church bells ringing to… Read More

Academy Summer Residences 2016: Russia

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Our third dispatch from Russia is from Alex Merritt MFA 2017, who describes his week-long experience painting a street mural in St. Petersburg. My time in Russia has been an experience which is hard to find words for. These two cities are filled with a long history that is amazing, beautiful, and tragic all at the same time. Some moments… Read More

Academy Summer Residencies 2016: Beijing

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Our third dispatch from Beijing comes from Tania Alvarez MFA 2017 Beijing: the food, the cheap art supplies, the wonderfully talented studios mates, CAFA, the architecture – all combined made for the perfect residency. This was the first of what I hope to be many residency experiences and one that I think will be impossible to forget.  It was also the… Read More

Academy Summer Residencies 2016: Russia

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Our second dispatch from Russia comes from Anders Fernbach MFA 2017 Our adventure began on July 16th at JFK International Airport.  We met at gate 7 set to depart for Moscow, Russia at 2:20 pm (NY time).  We would arrive in Moscow at 6am local time.   Upon boarding the plane, there was a clear shift from what we were… Read More

Academy Summer Residencies 2016: Leipzig

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Our third dispatch from Leipzig comes from Anastasiya Tarasenko MFA 2017It’s no simple task to sum up two months in one essay. I can begin by saying that I arrived with certain expectations of what I wanted to be doing and ended up being carried away by the consuming influence of this place. I had certain ideas of what I wanted my… Read More

Academy Summer Residencies 2016: Beijing

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Our second dispatch from Beijing comes from Isaac Mann MFA 2017.Getting StartedHere we are, halfway through our month in Beijing on the Central Academy of Fine Arts Artist Residency and none of us want to go home. I can tell you that lately not a day has gone by without one of us suggesting a new strategy for tricking the… Read More