New York Academy of Art

Founded in 1982 by artists, scholars, and patrons of the arts, including Andy Warhol, New York Academy of Art is a not-for-profit cultural and educational institution which combines intensive technical training in the fine arts with active critical discourse. Academy students are taught traditional methods and techniques and encouraged to use these skills to make vital contemporary art. Through major exhibitions, a lively speaker series, and an ambitious educational program, the Academy serves as a creative and intellectual center for all artists dedicated to highly skilled, conceptually aware figurative and representational art.

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The Academy has become one of the brightest lights in the city’s cultural landscape since it started in the 1980s. No longer just a school, it is now a center of progressive figurative art, producing some of the most compelling voices in the art world today.

The works available here are by alumni of the Academy’s MFA program, an intensive two-year degree imparting technical skills training in drawing, painting, and sculpture.

Meet NYAA artist, Erin Pollock! Paddle8 goes one on one with Pollock and brings you into her world.

By incorporating fresh and vibrant, and rotten and blemished produce, the work represents the full cycle of life, making fertility and fecundity coexist in a parallel with decay and death.

Alonsa Guevara [Art Zealous]


June 18 - 21, 2019

13th Annual Juried Summer Exhibition

The New York Academy of Art is pleased to announce its annual Summer Exhibition, a juried show featuring new works from the Academy community. In its thirteenth year, the Summer Exhibition features over 70 works of painting, drawing, and sculpture by Academy alumni, faculty, and students.

The works were selected from over 460 submissions by a jury comprised of Ben Davis, national art critic for Artnet News, Peter Plagens, chief art critic for The Wall Street Journal, and Christine Wachter-Campbell, gallerist and founder of Winston Wachter Fine Art. The exhibition will be on view at the Academy through July 21.

Two innovations mark this edition of the Summer Exhibition. The show will be exhibited at the Academy itself, in the Academy’s newly renovated landmark 19th century Tribeca home. In addition, thanks to a partnership with Paddle8, for the first time all works in the show will be available for sale online beginning June 24.