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Week of November 29, 2021

Patricia Madeja, professor of fine arts and jewelry coordinator, and Maya Rose Weiss, BFA Fine Arts (Jewelry) ’18, are exhibiting in MAD About Jewelry 2021 at the Museum of Arts and Design in Manhattan. The show featuring more than 40 emerging and acclaimed US-based jewelry artists will be on view December 6 to 11.

Sound artist Sheryl Cheung, BFA Fine Arts ’05, was interviewed by the Creative Independent about the creative potential of active listening: “I like manipulating sound and mediating its energy as a way to ease the very strict structures we find ourselves in, structures that frame the way we are situated in this world.”

In America: A Lexicon of Fashion now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art features several members of the Pratt community in its exploration of fashion in the United States. They include Sophie Andes-Gascon, BFA Fashion Design ’15, and Visiting Instructor Claire McKinney, BFA Fashion Design ’15, of SC103; Jeremy Scott, BFA Fashion Design ’95; fashion alumnus Norman Norell; Susan Cianciolo, assistant professor of fashion; and Mike Eckhaus, visiting associate professor of fashion design, of Eckhaus Latta.

The Pratt Institute Interior Design BFA and MFA digital exhibition that looks at how interiors can impact the world was highlighted in the “Ten most popular Dezeen School Shows of 2021.”

Pratt proudly announces its Living Land Acknowledgment, and encourages faculty, staff, and students to honor Lenape people and recognize occupied land by beginning all gatherings with it.

The latest issue of The Prattler, the student-run literary arts magazine, is available to read online. Themed on “(In)Visibility,” it includes interviews with Pratt students about how they view their work, a critique on the hypervisibility of gender in art and advertising, and an exploration of independent bookstores in Brooklyn.

Interior design students envisioned the future of a building in Sara D. Roosevelt Park on the Lower East Side that has been closed to the public since the 1970s. Working with community members, they developed proposals for the revitalization of this urban community anchor, building on previous programming studies by community groups and former Pratt students. Read more @prattinteriors.

For the New York Close Up series, Art21 interviewed Salman Toor, MFA Painting ’09, about his paintings, including “Museum Boys” (2021) which he created to present alongside canvases by Johannes Vermeer at Frick Madison as part of Living Histories: Queer Views and Old Masters.

Architecture student Xiahao Xu⁠ designed the Xi’an Silk Road Train Station which involves the concept of Chinese Shan-Shui painting and traditional Chinese architecture with contemporary materials to emphasize the aesthetics of landscape and beauty. See more @prattsoa.

Sara Greenberger Rafferty, associate professor of photography, was interviewed by Forbes about her current solo show at the Carnegie Museum of Art inspired by the process of shopping before and during the pandemic, such as the samples in makeup stores: “Through the colors that were most tried on you could notice something about the body of people who are in the community.”

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