A mobile-friendly artist interview series where we get to know some of our recent art and design grads and talk about their creative work. Watch on YouTube (linked below) or on our IGTV @ritcityartspace.
Artist Short Sesh Ep.1
RIT City Art Space's Artist Short Sesh features interviews and a showcase of work with artists in the College of Art and Design. The series, started by Gallery Director John Aasp, originally launched on Instagram.
Madeline Rile Smith
Artist Short Sesh Ep.2
In the second episode, Madeline Rile Smith ’20 MFA (Glass) provides insight into art school and controversial glass-blowing, and delivers an exclusive performance.
Artist Short Sesh Ep.3
In the third episode, Marcia Liu ’20 MFA (Fine Arts Studio) compares art school in Shanghai versus Rochester and shares her experience in both printmaking and contemporary sculpture.
Ileana Doble Hernandez
Artist Short Sesh Ep.4
The fourth episode features Ileana Doble Hernandez ’19 MFA (Photography and Related Media), who uses photographs, video and installation to express her experience as an immigrant in American culture.
Artist Short Sesh Ep.5
The fifth episode features Drishti Bhandari ’20 MFA (Metals and Jewelry Design), who often expands beyond jewelry, making use of other materials such as plastic, fabric and paper to explore themes of creation and destruction.
Artist Short Sesh Ep.6
The sixth episode features Fatmah Bamashmous ’18 MFA (Furniture Design). She combines Arabic inspiration with traditional woodworking techniques, infusing her cultural heritage with contemporary functional furniture.