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Art Students and Alumni Find Success during Armory Arts Week in NYC

LIU Post students and alumni displayed and sold art at the Fountain Art Fair

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artsSeveral LIU Post M.F.A. alumni, and one graduating M.F.A student, displayed their art at the Fountain Art Fair during Armory Arts Week, from March 4 to 9. Armory Arts Week, which drew more than 50,000 visitors, began 16 years ago and is America’s leading fine art fair devoted to the most important art of the 20th and 21st centuries. LIU alumni, including Dong Hee Alex Lee (M.F.A. ‘12), Emily Harrison Ach (M.F.A. ‘13), Ok Kim (M.F.A. ‘12), Jeong Min Park (M.F.A. ‘09), and Jongwon Lee (M.F.A. ‘13), in addition to current M.F.A. student Zin Helena Song and Eunkyounk Park, displayed pieces at the Fountain Art Fair at the 69th Regiment Armory and several sold their art as well.

Dong Hee Alex Lee, who sold seven pieces at the show, credits her education at LIU Post with preparing her for her career as director of High on Visual Arts, a collective company that seeks to challenge the traditional approach to visual art through revolutionary projects and provides opportunities for new artists. Prior to her current position, she spent two years as a curator at the Yegam Art Space in Queens, N.Y. “While studying at LIU Post, I gained valuable experience mounting exhibitions of my work, organizing peer group exhibitions, and coordinating a solo show of internationally known Chinese artist He Jinwei at the Hutchins Gallery,” said Lee. “The experiences I had at LIU really helped prepare me for my career in art.”

The LIU Post M.F.A. program is an intensive 60-credit program that offers advanced art students two- or three-year plans of study in painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, or computer graphics. Students and faculty make full use of the vast resources of New York City’s museums, galleries, and alternative spaces. Recent graduates from the M.F.A. program have gone on to positions as college-level faculty, curators, museum program coordinators, arts alliance staff, and artists in residence. Inquiries about the program can be directed to Professor Seung Lee, M.F.A. program director, at seung.lee@liu.edu.

Fountain Art Fair was founded in 2006 and has grown to represent over 80 international galleries and artist collectives showing in New York, Miami, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

Posted 04/04/2014

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