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Rorschach Junyan Hou Opens "By Name" Gallery

Many congratulations to recent MFA Photo/Video graduate Rorschach Junyan Hou on opening "By Name" Gallery @ 324 Bowery, New York, NY!

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The current show at "By Name" features work by fellow 2019 alumni Hao Chen, Yi Chen, Brett Henrikson, Jonathan Ellis and Rorschach Junyan himself.

Interior views of “By Name”

Interior views of “By Name”

"By Name" is a multi-purpose space created to stand out from the typical cafe and art gallery. The goal is to create a contemporary art community for emerging artists by providing a location for them to gain exposure for their work. "By Name" incorporates different concepts—art, food, drink—to break the norm of viewing art in traditional venues. This is a place for all ages and all backgrounds that encourages people to enjoy art with relaxation, while cultivating an environment for creation, collaboration and performance.

MFA Photo/Video Chairman Charles Traub stops by for a visit

MFA Photo/Video Chairman Charles Traub stops by for a visit

The gallery is an art-inspired multi-purpose café concept with space to create, collaborate, perform and share ideas over freshly prepared drinks and food.

Hou's company goal is to create a contemporary art space for the community of local and international emerging artists contributing to the vibrancy of New York and beyond. "By Name" promotes dialogue with fresh artists and supports the introduction of dynamic and culturally relevant work to the existing art world.

Images by Yi Chen

Images by Yi Chen

Jonathan Ellis and friends

Jonathan Ellis and friends

Textiles by Brett Henrikson

Textiles by Brett Henrikson

Installation by Jonathan Ellis

Installation by Jonathan Ellis

Sculpture by Hao Chen

Sculpture by Hao Chen

“By Name” @ 324 Bowery, New York

“By Name” @ 324 Bowery, New York

Congratulations to 2019 Alumni Society Grant Recipients

Three MFA Photo/Video students were recently granted generous awards from SVA's Alumni Society. This year's recipients, among other SVA students across disciplines, were MFA Photo/Video thesis students Brett Henrikson, Wanki Min, and Hanwen Zhang.

Henrikson and Min were awarded the Alumni Scholarship Award, which was established in 1999 by the Alumni Society. This award is distributed annually to undergraduate and graduate students in their final year at SVA to aid in the completion of final thesis/portfolio projects.

Zhang received the The Thomas Reiss Memorial Award, established in 2003 in memory of Thomas Reiss (MFA 1993 Photography and Related Media) by his brother, Richard M. Reiss. An avid environmentalist, Tom passed away in August 2002. This annual award is designated to support a thesis project by a final-year MFA Photography, Video and Related Media major whose project addresses a humanitarian issue.

All three recipients will graduate at the end of this Spring semester, 2019.