February 18, 2011
Sarah Carpenter (B.F.A. ’10), Mollie Miller (B.F.A. ’10), and Andrew Schwartz (B.F.A. ’10) were the featured artists at the annual Post-baccalaureate Exhibition in New York City in January. The Post-baccalaureate Exhibition is a commendation awarded annually by art faculty to those graduating B.F.A. thesis students whose work is most consistently engaged within the context of a professional art practice. In the year after graduation, recipients curate, install, and showcase new work in an exhibit at AAP NYC.
All three of this year’s recipients are currently working and living in New York City. Carpenter is training and working as a printmaker at Burnet Editions, where she is engaged in the collaborative process of working with artists in the production of intaglio print editions; Miller is pursuing an associate’s degree in fashion design at The New School; and Schwartz is an assistant in the studio of painter David Reed.
“We were under immense pressure to live up to a gallery space in New York, and took very seriously the chance to expose our work to colleagues, other artists, AAP students, faculty, and alumni and even potential buyers,” says Carpenter. “The turnout and positive response were more than we hoped for.”