Philanthropy Poster Project Debuts In New York City

    January 20, 2018 – February 10, 2018 all-day
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    209 E 23rd St
    New York, NY 10010


    A Visual Discussion on the Essence of Philanthropy Begins January 20, 2018

    January 20- February 10, 2018

    SVA Gramercy Gallery,
    209 East 23rd Street, NYC

    COST:  Free

    The Philanthropy Poster Project, a collection of 24 posters by School of Visual Arts (SVA) MFA Illustration as Visual Essay students that use familiar and unfamiliar quotes to illuminate philosophy, will debut at the SVA Gramercy Gallery in New York City for the first time. Curated by Viktor Koen, the unique collection showcases the way young artists and designers-in-training perceive the subject of giving through a literal, symbolic or purely aesthetic expression.

    Additionally, the international make up of SVA’s student body generates a multicultural approach to the theme of philanthropy that has evolved into a global sampling of ideas, quotes and expressions of the highest quality. Presenting works included by:

    • Chris Bonnell
    • Brian Britigan
    • Efi Chalikopoulou
    • Steve Cup
    • Sarah Dvojack
    • Alfonso de Anda
    • Wenyi Geng
    • Alina Gorban
    • Joseph Gough
    • Gregory Hedderman
    • Lisha Jiang
    • Clara Kirkpatrick
    • Michael Lauritano
    • Nicholas Little
    • Eugenia Mello
    • Shin Yeon Moon
    • Luisa Possas
    • Ignacio Serrano
    • Cun Shi
    • Nikki Smetters
    • Vesper Stamper
    • Elaheh Taherian
    • Kevin Whipple
    • Daniel Zender

    Since 2014, SVA MFA Illustration as Visual Essay students research, choose a quote about philanthropy, and interpret it by combining images and type in the poster format to be considered for the Philanthropy Poster Project exhibition at the Annual Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) International Conference on Philanthropy in Greece, which brings together internationally renowned speakers and participants to discuss best practices and exchange ideas within the wider field of philanthropy. The body of work developed by MFA Illustrators, along with contributions by Graphic Design students and Summer Illustration Residents, becomes a visual extension to the SNF Conference with more than 96 posters displayed over the years.