“Artists Rising” captures the rigor and ambition of aspiring teen artists throughout NYC


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Studio Institute is proud to present Artists Rising: Visions from the Teen Studio. This exhibition is comprised of work of 46 young artists from 17 New York City public high schools who participated in Studio Institute’s free Saturday art workshops, our “Studio Intensives.” These workshops are a point of convergence where NYC teens from across the city create art and share artworks. Led by artist instructors and our Teen Programs staff, the classes are designed to provide individual guidance and support teens’ college goals and interests.

The Portfolio Development Intensive is designed to develop drawing techniques, needed for admission to art schools. Working with live models providing short and longer poses, the teens created a variety of charcoal figure drawings included in this exhibition. These young artists also developed oil pastel techniques and perspective studies by creating cityscapes. These pastel drawings on display demonstrate the teens’ observations and viewpoints: blending colors and exploring mark-making and visual texture. Their work reflects personal choices and creates unique portraits of our city.

In the Painting Intensive, teens produced rich, dimensional acrylic paintings featuring snippets of their personal lives, from their cherished objects and pets to their favorite locations, utilizing advanced painting techniques, such as creating paint layers, color mixing, and managing paint palettes.

Congratulations to the teen artists, their families, and schoolteachers. We are honored to share these portfolio-ready artworks by our rising young artists.


Plan your visit:

Artists Rising: Visions from the Teen Studio

February 15 – April 7, 2023

The Studio in a School Gallery

One East 53rd Street

New York, NY 10022

Open to the public 8am – 8pm, Monday – Friday