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PORTFOLIO 36


The pungent soup of images

has become more complex, varied and overwhelming in this digital age. It is filled with so many spices and ingredients, it is really indigestible. Tumblr archives and Instagram feeds place the greatest masterpieces (usually unaccredited) cheek by jowl with snapshots of precious new kittens—no one can sense the varnish in the pixels, (it could just be the newest filter) and most people are too distracted to take notice. Making some sense (or perhaps nonsense-sense) of all of this pictorial excess is the great challenge to our new generation of artists. By ladling from the sloppy soup they will tell us how they feel, what amuses them, and what they need to say, i.e., the truth. But very different from previous generations, the medium is not the message; the content is what is important, as jpeg stacks upon jpeg, ad infinitum. Figurative artists, illustrators and cartoonists have always had to understand a visual language that communicates without explanation necessary. Today’s new breed must still continue that important tradition. However, the time honored “canon” has been smashed by our mobile devices, and perhaps the common somnambulistic scrolling of images has reduced our once most potent pictures to neutered pap…a tasteless and non-specific broth! But all is not lost, if these new graduates thought deeply, as they were asked; and if they understand that those who dedicate their lives to “picture making” will always have a place of importance in an image obsessed world. They know we cannot live on “selfies” alone. A contemporary artist is expected to be international, and not depend on an overarching style (that’s seen as a tad sad nowadays), and most importantly, they must be flexible thinkers, and able to interpret and reflect our quicksilver (and unfortunately often superficial) world. As you can see from these pages, the future looks bright when it comes to picture making! The skills of these young artists are honed, their voices are original and varied, and the images all speak of our very cacophonous present—while often borrowing some flavors from our collected imagistic past for added heft. I hope you enjoy leisurely looking at these pages as much as I enjoyed making their selection. We all couldn’t be prouder of this visual feast! I would like to thank the Senior Portfolio Illustration and Cartooning faculty who helped in the selection process; Steve Brodner, Chris Buzelli, T.M. Davy, Frances Jetter, Marvin Mattelson, Keith Mayerson, David Mazzucchelli, Gary Panter, Carl Potts, Yuko Shimizu, Jillian Tamaki and Kali Ciesemier. We also thank President David Rhodes for his vision and support of this ongoing document. THOMAS WOODRUFF Chair, BFA Cartooning & BFA Illustration School of Visual Arts 2015


JAMIE ADAMS

jadams.fineart@gmail.com  | jadams.nyc


JUNG YEON AN

avaan1024@gmail.com | avaanart.com


AMANDA APONTE

jahnnyvommit@gmail.com | jahnnyvommit.com


NELSON A. ARROYO naa3art@gmail.com


AIMEE BROOKS

abrooks@sva.edu | aimeebooks@gmail.com


ZACHARY BROWN zbrown@sva.edu


LAUREN BUDNEY

lbudney@sva.edu | ehlbee@hotmail.com


MICHELE E. CARLSON

micheleecarlson@gmail.com | michelecarlsonart.com


VANESSA CHENG vcheng@sva.edu


HYELIN CHOI

hchoi24@sva.edu | hyelinchoi.com


NOEL CROOKS

noelcrooksillustrator@gmail.com | noelcrooks.com


ADAR DARNOV

adarinthecity@aol.com | behance.net/adardarnov


EROS DERVISHI

erosdervishi@gmail.com | erosdervishi.com


MARQUES DUGGANS

oduggans@gmail.com | marquesduggans.com


STEPHANY DZIEGIELEWSKI sdziegielewski@sva.edu


EMILY EVANOWSKI

e.evanowski@gmail.com | emilyevanowski.com


JAIQUAN FAYSON jaiquanfayson@gmail.com


YADER FONSECA

yaderfonseca@gmail.com | yaderfonseca.com


YADER FONSECA

yaderfonseca@gmail.com | yaderfonseca.com


GABRIEL FREIRE gfreire1@sva.edu


REBECCA D. GEORGE rgeorgeart@gmail.com | rgeorgeart.com


CURTIS GODINO

curtisgodino@gmail.com | curtisgodino.com


LAURA HANNEMA

lhannemalaura@gmail.com | laurahannema.com


CATHERINE HOM

catehom@gmail.com | catherinehom.com


KEVIN HONG

kevinhongnyc@gmail.com | kevinhongart.com


KEVIN HONG

kevinhongnyc@gmail.com | kevinhongart.com


DENISE HRIC

denisehric@gmail.com | denisehric.com


CHUNG YI HUANG chuang7@sva.edu


JOEYREX

joeyrex@aol.com  |  joeyrex.com | @iamjoeyrex


JOEYREX

joeyrex@aol.com  |  joeyrex.com | @iamjoeyrex


HANASAFIYA JONES

hanasafiya.jones@gmail.com | artofhanasafiya.com


YOG JOSHI

yogeshj25@gmail.com | yogjoshi.com


YOG JOSHI

yogeshj25@gmail.com | yogjoshi.com


DANA (DAEUN) JUNG danaj.illust@gmail.com | danaj-illust.com


HYOJIN LAUREN KANG hkang9252@gmail.com | hlk-illustration.com


MIN KYUNG KANG

minkang912@gmail.com | minkang.co


ANNA KAZAN

annakazan.com  | anna.d.kazan@gmail.com


HYE KYUNG KIM (SKYLAR H. KIM) skylarhkim@gmail.com | skylarhkim.com


SOOIN KIM

sooninkim87@gmail.com | sooinkim.com


MICHELE KNAFO

knafomichele@gmail.com | micheleknafo.com


JENNIFER KOSTMAN

jen.kostman@gmail.com | jenkostman.com


ANNA LAM

meritha.seridot@gmail.com | annalam2001@netzero.net


JACK LAMBERT

Jlambert1@sva.edu | jacklambertstudio.com


ELLIE LEE

elliespecially@gmail.com | eellieelee.com


HYERIN LEE

roum.h.lee@gmail.com | roumlee.com


SOOYOUNG LEE slee123@sva.edu


CHLOE SUHYUN LIM

suhyunchloelim@gmail.com | chloeslim.com


EDWARD LIMA

edwardjlima@gmail.com | edwardlima.com


KAYLEE TZU-CHI LIN kayleetlin@gmail.com | kayleelin.com


ALICE LIU

alice@alicestration.com | alicestration.com


SAM DEAN LYNN

sam@samdeanlynn.com | samdeanlynn.com


SAM DEAN LYNN

sam@samdeanlynn.com | samdeanlynn.com


AMBER (XINRAN) MA

amberma.com | amber19870120@gmail.com


AMBER (XINRAN) MA

amberma.com | amber19870120@gmail.com


AMBER (XINRAN) MA

amberma.com | amber19870120@gmail.com


STEFANIE MASCIANDARO stefmasciandaro@gmail.com | stefmasc.com


TYLER MORITZ

tmoritz@sva.edu | tmoritz93@gmail.com


SYDNEY NEWMAN

sydney@sydneynewman.com | sydneynewman.com


KRISTA NICHOLS

krista.lee.nichols@gmail.com | kristanichols.com


KRISTA NICHOLS

krista.lee.nichols@gmail.com | kristanichols.com


DAN NICOLETTA

dnicoillustration@gmail.com  |  dnicoillustration@gmail.com  | 

@D1niko


MICHELLE PAER mpaer@sva.edu


YOUNGEUN PARK ypark16@sva.edu


YOUNGEUN PARK ypark16@sva.edu


ANA T. PIMENTEL

ana.teresita@gmail.com | atessapv.com


CARMEN PIZARRO carmenpizarro.com  | 

@bizarropizarro


CARMEN PIZARRO carmenpizarro.com  | 

@bizarropizarro


ADRIEN QU

adrien825@hotmail.com


ANDREA SAAVEDRA andreasaavedra009@gmail.com


NICOLETTE SACCA

nicolettesacca@gmail.com | nicolettesacca.com


GISELLE SARMIENTO gisellesarmi@gmail.com | weebly.com


WON HYUNG SOHN wsws9031@gmail.com | wonsohn.com


DAKYUNG SONG

jsallys4210@gmail.com | ssongillust.com


KATY STUBBS katystubbs.com


KATY STUBBS katystubbs.com


MINJU SUN

minjusun@gmail.com | minjusun.com


YUFEI SUN

rachel.yufei.sun@gmail.com


WILSON TANNER wilsontanner.com


WILLIAM TAYLOR wmorey@sva.edu


JONATHAN TONELLO jtonel12@hotmail.com | j-tonello.com


ZOE VAN DIJK

zoe@zoevandijk.com | zoevandijk.com


PETER VIOLINI

petarvee@gmail.com | peterviolini.com | thesisters-comic.com


KURT WANDELMAIER

kewandel@att.net | kurtwandelmaier.com/contact


KURT WANDELMAIER

kewandel@att.net | kurtwandelmaier.com/contact


DING WANG dingwang2@sva.edu


LEONARD WEE leonardwee.com


SEUNG WON WOO swoo1@sva.edu | ashleewoo.com


JAMILLA WU

jamwuart@gmail.com | jwu-art.com


JIALING (VANESSA) XU

vanessaxu428@gmail.com | behance.net/vanessax


YANGDI XUE

917.480.7114 | yangdixue@gmail.com | yangdixue.dquarespace.com


SHANG CHI YU syu6@sva.edu


NAI ZAKHARIA nzakharia@sva.edu


SOPHIA ZDON

sophia.zdon@hotmail.com | sophiazdon.com



SVA Illustration Magazine 2015