Press Archive


Pratt Institute Names Stephen Slaughter New Chair of Undergraduate Architecture

Pratt has named Stephen Slaughter, currently a visiting associate professor at Pratt’s Graduate Architecture and Urban Design Program, as the new chair of undergraduate architecture.

The Architect’s Newspaper

Stephen Slaughter is the new Chair of Undergraduate Architecture at Pratt Institute

Architect, educator, and urban designer Stephen Slaughter has been named the new Chair of Undergraduate Architecture at Pratt effective July 1.


Derrick Adams Create Scenes of Black Joy Through Formalism

Pratt alum Derrick Adams was recently featured in an ARTnews article. Adams work was recently exhibited at Salon 94, MoMA, Milwaukee Art Museum, and will be featured at the Cleveland Art Museum and African American Museum in Philadelphia in upcoming months.


Kelp Yarns Are Coming to a Garment Near You

Kelp-powered yarn means big potential for fashion. AlgiKnit is setting sights on pilots with global brands with news of N.C. innovation hub. AlgiKniet was founded in 2017 by Tessa Callaghan, Aleksandra Gosiewski, and Aaron Nesser MID ’17.

Material Lab

Holiday Gift Guide

Ana Mandalay, MFA Interior Design ’21, and Emily Gordin, MID ’22, created a holiday gift guide for the Material Lab with ideas that support sustainability and recycling.

Movie Maker

You Mean Everything to Me Follows a Young Woman’s Grim Coercion Into the Sex Industry

On December 17, at Cinéma Village in Manhattan, Bryan Wizemann, director of interactive services and visiting assistant professor of film and video, is premiering his feature film You Mean Everything to Me. The film was part of the Sundance Institute Film Music and Sound Design Lab and received a grant from the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program.


Open Studio: Imani Shanklin Roberts’s Vivid Portraits Uplift Often Overlooked Subjects—See Them Here

As part of their Open Studios project, Artnet featured the work of Pratt Admissions Counselor  Imani Shanklin Roberts, BFA ’14, MS ’14, and current student in Pratt’s MA for Creative Arts Therapy.

The New York Times

Joan Semmel Takes an Unflinching View of Her Own Body

The New York Times published an article on the nude self-portraits done by Joan Semmel, BFA ’63 and MFA ’72.

W Magazine

Meet Emma Stern, the Painter Redefining “Internet Art”

The work Emma Stern, BFA ’14, was featured in W Magazine. The article highlights Stern’s use of digital trends and tools.


Essentials: James Arizumi

The Nike design director James Arizumi,  who holds an MA in Industrial Design from Pratt, was interviewed by Hypebeast on his go to personal essentials.

The Guardian

‘This show is a historical event’: Celebrating ‘Unseen’ Asian American Artists

John Pai, BID ’62; MFA Sculpture ’64, and Pratt professor ​​emeritus is featured in The Unseen Professors on three Asian American sculptors who taught in New York in the 1960s and ’70s. The exhibition at Tina Kim Gallery in Manhattan was covered  by the Guardian.

The New York Times

How These N.Y.C. Companies Are Skirting the Supply Chain Crisis

Joanna Reynolds, associate director of Made in NYC, an initiative of the Pratt Center for Community Development, was interviewed for the New York Times story “How These N.Y.C. Companies Are Skirting the Supply Chain Crisis.” Reynolds discussed how new businesses have been focusing on local manufacturing with Made in NYC adding 171 new members during the pandemic.


Thanks to Richard Bernstein You Can Now Face-Time With Marilyn, Liz, and Grace Jones

Vogue highlighted the work of the late artist Richard Bernstein, BFA Communications Design ’61, whose celebrity portraits evoked the glamor of Old Hollywood.

The Creative Independent

On the creative potential of active listening

In an interview with The Creative Independent, sound artist Sheryl Cheung, BFA Fine Arts ’05 discusses working in a void, using the body as an instrument, and the power of exploring our inner landscapes.


Ten most popular Dezeen School Shows of 2021

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.”