Flowers Gallery New York is pleased to be hosting the Annual Summer Exhibition of 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 graduate school that combines intensive technical training in the fine arts with active critical discourse. Led by a dynamic faculty including Senior Critics Steven Assael, Will Cotton, Vincent Desiderio, Eric Fischl, Judy Fox, Kurt Kauper and Jenny Saville, the Academy believes that rigorously trained artists are best able to realize their artistic vision. Academy students are taught traditional methods and techniques and encouraged to use these skills to make vital contemporary art.
The juried show at Flowers Gallery features nearly 80 works of painting, drawing and sculpture by Academy alumni, faculty and students. The works were selected from over 650 submissions, a record number, by a jury comprised of Brent Beamon, Director of Flowers Gallery New York, Nicole Berry, Executive Director of The Armory Show, Matthew Flowers, Managing Director of Flowers Gallery, Alice Gray Stites, Museum Director and Chief Curator of 21c Museum Hotels, Ambre Kelly, co-founder of SPRING/BREAK Art Show, and Richard Vine, Managing Editor of Art in America.