Steven Chapman
Patrick oil on Linen, 24" x 70"
oil on Linen, 24" x 70"
I survey the relationships people have with their own self-image within the overarching context of media culture. By using the same visual formatting found in cinematic compositions, Photoshop, social network tagging, among various other tropes, I bare the conforming influence that pervades everyday life.
Steven Chapman, class of 2012

The MFA Fine Arts program reflects the diversity of New York’s many art worlds. Together, the faculty and students form a community of established and emerging artists from many backgrounds who work across disciplines and modes of practice. Our main goals are to provide a stimulating and supportive environment in which students can thrive and develop as artists, to foster rigorous critical engagement with contemporary art and other cultural forms, and to produce an ongoing conversation, through work as much as through words, about what we make, how we make it and why.

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