News Bites: Painting Alum Caps Fellowship at New York Academy of Art with Postgraduate Exhibition
Alum Nicolas Sanchez (’09, Painting) is one of three artists being featured in the New York Academy of Art’s (NYAA) 2014 Fellows exhibition, which opened on September 3.
Upon graduating from NYAA’s MFA program in 2013, Sanchez was awarded a post-graduate fellowship through a highly competitive application process. During his fellowship he received studio accommodations, a stipend, and exhibition opportunities and teaching assistantships that expanded the depth and breadth of his artistic practice. Previous NYAA fellowship recipients include: Aleah Chapin, Fellow 2013 (2012 winner of the National Portrait Gallery’s BP Portrait Award); Phillip Thomas, Fellow 2009 (Richard J. Demato Gallery, permanent collection of The World Bank), and Peter Simon Mühlhäußer, Fellow 2010 (2013 Venice Biennale).
2014 Fellows will showcase the central themes that permeate Sanchez’s powerful work - battling an unforgotten past and the struggle to preserve his cultural heritage – as well as the culmination of his artistic growth as an NYAA fellow. See below for some of his featured pieces.
For more information on the exhibition, visit nyaa.edu.
"Abuelo" by Nicolas Sanchez
"Lineage" by Nicolas Sanchez
"Puerta Verde" by Nicolas Sanchez
"The Claim" by Nicolas Sanchez