NYAA Summer Exhibition 2020

16 June - 22 August, 2020

New York Academy of Art, 111 Franklin St, NYC

The New York Academy of Art’s fourteenth annual Summer Exhibition, a juried show featuring new works from the Academy community.  The Academy Summer Exhibition features 67 works of painting and sculpture by Academy alumni, faculty and students selected by a distinguished jury of gallerists, critics and artists.  The 2020 jury is comprised of Joeonna Bellardo-Samuels a Director at Jack Shainman Gallery, Andrea Scott, long time staff art critic for The New Yorker and Alia Williams, a Director at Jeffrey Deitch Gallery.

Although the exhibitions is deliberately un-themed, multiple works allude to or directly portray out current moment of isolation, grief and anxiety, from Annamaria Trombetta’s disquieting depiction of a socialy distanced picnic to James Razco’s collage-like painting of torn tabloid headlines, with the word ;Liberty’ visible.  The digital show, which recreates the experience of physically walking though ta gallery space, is now live at https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/1353856/summer-exhibition-2020 and will be on view through till 22 august 2020.  There will be an online gallery “reception” via Zoom on Tuesday, June 23, featuring the New York Academy of Art’s President David Kratz discussing his highlights of the show.

About the New York Academy of Art

Founded in 1982 by artists, scholars and patrons of the arts, including Andy Warhol, the New York Academy of Art is a not-for-profit educational and cultural institution which combines intensive technical training in drawing, painting, and sculpture with active critical discourse.  Academy students are taught traditional methods and techniques and are encourages to use these skills to make vital contemporary art.  Through major exhibitions, a lively speaker series, and an ambitious program, the Academy serves as a creative and intellectual center for all artists dedicated to highly skilled, conceptually aware figurative and representational  art.