NYSRP Newsletter #1!


AICAD/NYSRP Newsletter #1!

The New AICAD/NYSRP Monthly Newsletter! Edition #1!


The AICAD/New York Studio Residency Program has announced the hiring of new Artistic Co-Director William Powhida.  For several years Powhida worked as an art critic for the Brooklyn Rail while developing his own artistic practice. Powhida’s work, reflecting his critical background, displays a concentrated fascination with the politics of access and the powers that control the assignment of value in the artworld. All roles are fair game, from nouveau-hot artists and the market-setting collectors that buy them, to the branded dealers that sell the work and the critics paid to provide intellectual justification for the prices.

William earned his BFA from Syracuse University and his MFA from Hunter College. He is represented by Postmasters Gallery in New York, Platform Gallery in Seattle, and Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles.

Bill has also been selected for artist residencies at The Headlands Center for the Arts, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, and the Lower East Side Printshop.

Powhida will work closely with recently appointed Administrative Co-Director Alan Lupiani and the NYSRP faculty to devise a dynamic and educationally enriching path for the AICAD/NYSRP for years to come.

Link to upcoming exhibition at Postmasters Gallery : CLICK LINK HERE   
Link to recent Brian Lehrer Interview with Jerry Saltz on NYC Arts Tours discussing Bill's art work: CLICK LINK HERE 

Bill's Website: CLICK LINK HERE

Statement by Artistic Co-Director
William Powhida

I’ve now had the pleasure of working as the Artistic Co-Director of the NYSRP for a little over a month with Administrative Co-Director Alan Lupiani, the faculty, and our residents.  The residents dove into their work upon arrival, which I have been learning more about each week through thoughtful presentations and sharing the studio space with them. In addition to taking on the Co-Directorship, I’ve moved my studio here to DUMBO.  I’ve been working nearly every day alongside the residents as both a director and an artist.  It’s given me the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community that has bonded quickly through work, learning, and a little play.

As the semester has quickly progressed, I’ve been learning more about what makes this program so special, while envisioning ways to expand opportunities for the residents.  The notion of reciprocity is something I’ve been thinking about moving forward. This is a vibrant community engaged in dialog about art and ideas with our outstanding faculty.  Halsey Rodman, filling in for Pam Lins this semester who is preparing for the Whitney Biennial, has brought his generous intellect and energy to the program.  It’s been my pleasure to get to know Glenn Goldberg, Jan Avgikos, and Dominique Nahas, and interim instructor Halsey Rodman as we begin to think about the ways in which our program connects our residents to the city and our network of alumni, the scope of which I am starting to understand.  I also look forward to interacting with Pam Lins upon her return from the prestigious Radcliffe Residency at Harvard.


Case in point, I was on the phone with former NYSRP alumnae Bret Nicely at LA MoCA regarding a video project when I mentioned my new role here.  Bret enthusiastically informed me he was proud alum and shared a little about his formative experience here under retired director John Tomlinson when the program was housed in Tribeca.  Bret explained the importance of the program to his artistic development.  Alan and I are beginning alumni outreach to start to create opportunities of reciprocity between our residents and the alumni.  That network is both an incredible resource and a legacy of the John’s work here.  I look forward to many more alumni exchanges, and if anyone has experience making zines, we’d love to hear from you, alumni or friend of the NYSRP.


I also hope you’ll join us at the Pony Bar in Hell’s Kitchen for an alumni happy hour from 4 - 6 pm on March 6th to catch up, introduce yourselves, or share a post-Armory cocktail. Stop by even if you aren’t an alum and just want to learn more about the program and decompress after the art fair.  


William Powhida
Artistic Co-Director


Spring 2014 NYSRP Residents

The AICAD/New York Studio Residency Program welcomed 18 new residents for the spring 2014 semester.  Faculty and residents will be engaging in mid-semester crits on Friday, March 28th.  The semester will end with a one-night only final exhibition of the residents art work on Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 4 - 9PM.  Stay tuned for more details!

NYSRP Alumnus Tommy Kha serves as Teaching Assistant

The AICAD/NYSRP is pleased to have Tommy Kha, '10 NYSRP, '11 MCA, and, 2013 Yale MFA in Photography, serve as our Teaching Assistant for the Spring 2014 semester. Tommy brings a fresh voice regarding issues in contemporary discourse as well as a robust individual studio practice. Last fall, Tommy engaged NYSRP residents in a conversation about his art work and led them on a Chelsea gallery tour.  The success of this project prompted the NYSRP to invite Tommy back as a Teaching Assistant for the spring 2014 semester and we greatly appreciate his contributions to the NYSRP community.

Tommy's website: CLICK LINK HERE

***If you are an alumni of the New York Studio Residency Program and would like to serve as a Teacher Assistant in the future, please send us an email @ NYSRP@aicad.org and we will include your request to the pool of applicants.  Please include your updated CV, a statement of purpose, 350 word or less, and whey you would like be a Teacher's Assistant at the NYSRP.  Benefits of being a Teacher's Assistant include a studio space (depending on availability) and an opportunity to engage and learn with the NYSRP residents, faculty, and staff, in a professional capacity.  Currently, the TA position is for one semester and may change as the NYSRP further defines it's future goals and objectives.


NYSRP Alumni Spotlight - Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle

Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York is currently presenting “Say It Isn’t So…,” the New York debut of critically acclaimed contemporary artist and NYSRP alumna, Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle, NYSRP '08, MICA '09, CalArts '12. The opening will be held on Thursday, January 20th from 6 – 8pm, running through April 5th.

Jenkins Johnson Gallery is located at:

521 W. 26th St.
5th Floor
New York, NY

Interview with Kenyatta on the NYSRP website: CLICK HERE
Kenyatta's Personal Website:


Come Join Us!  NYSRP Happy Hour @ Pony Bar During Armory Week.

The NYSRP would like to invite all alumni and friends to our second Happy Hour @ the Pony Bar in NYC.  We will be getting together on Thursday, March 6th from 4 -6PM.  This will be an opportunity to take a breather from all the activities during Armory week and catch up. It will also be a chance to meet with new Artistic Co-Director William Powhida who is eager to get to know all of you better.  The Pony Bar is located at 37 10th Avenue @ 45th Street.  The phone number is: (212) 586-2707  Link to Pony Bar website: CLICK LINK HERE


Pam Lins wins Radcliffe Residency @ Harvard.

Pamela Lins, studio practice instructor at the NYSRP since 2000, has been selected as a 2013-2014 fellow at The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, joining a very select group of artists to be so honored.  As a fellow she will be among 49 artists and scholars who will have a funded year to write books, create art, pioneer research, and bring together theory and practice. Only five percent of applicants were accepted to the fellowship program, an admission rate comparable to that of Harvard College, according to the Radcliffe Institute.

“I am delighted to have the time and support,” Lins says of her invitation to the Radcliffe Institute. “Although I proposed a project with a thematic focus, the research and work could go a different direction,” she adds, “I will also get exposed to other types of research at Radcliffe.” Of the nearly fifty fellows, Lins is one of only two artists invited every year since 1999. She joins Cooper alumnae Leslie Hewitt (A’00), who completed the fellowship in 2009-2010. Starting in January 2014 Lins will spend six months away from teaching—"My first semester off from teaching at Cooper in over ten years!" she says—while on the fellowship, pursuing her upcoming project, tentatively titled, "Come Back Volume and Space."

-this excerpt via Cooper Union Website.  
FULL ARTICLE on Cooper Union Website:  Click Link Here
Radcliffe/Harvard Website link: Click Link Here


Pam Lins to Participate in 2014 Whitney Biennial.

What a year it has been for Pam Lins! In addition to receiving the prestigious Radcliffe Residency @ Harvard, Pam will be participating in this year's Whitney Biennial. This Biennial will be the last to take place in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s building at 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street before the Museum moves downtown to its new building in the spring of 2015.

Congrats Pam!

2014 Whitney Biennial website: Click Link Here

Alan Lupiani promoted to AICAD/NYSRP Administrative Co-Director

After serving 16 years as Studio Manager for the AICAD/New York Studio Residency Program, Alan Lupiani was promoted to Administrative Co-Director in July 2014.  Lupiani stood in as Interim Director for the fall 2014 semester and will now team with newly appointed Artistic Co-Director, William Powhida to implement their shared CORE based approach to developing the NYSRP into the future. 

CORE stands for: C=Collaboration O=Outreach R=Residents  E=Expansion

Lupiani's new role will focus on developing the overall marketing strategy for the NYSRP, which includes alumni outreach, improving communications with the AICAD schools, and working with new Artistic Co-Director William Powhida to provide additional and unique opportunities for current NYSRP residents.

Alan's Personal Website: CLICK LINK HERE

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                                               -- Pablo Picasso

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