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When Parsons The New School for Design was established in 1896 by impressionist painter William Merritt Chase, its purpose was to provide progressive artists-in-training with the opportunity to pursue their work free from the rigidity of a traditional art education. More than a century later, Parsons—renamed after former school president and director Frank Alvah Parsons, who guided the school through its evolution during the Industrial Revolution—continues to be synonymous with top-tier, inspired, out-of-the-box art and design.
With the help of faculty members Steven Guarnaccia and Noël Claro, Fab and Parsons have come together to present a body of work collected from students in the school’s BFA Illustration Program. Students created and submitted hundreds of entries; Fab selected 30 to show and have their work sold on Fab.
“The overall quality of the art we received from students at Parsons was overwhelming, said Fab art buyer Austin Blonde. “We’ve turned this partnership into an opportunity for students to gain access to the design marketplace and experience the business aspect of entering the art market after college.”
From watercolor to photography, printmaking and digital illustration, this collection represents the innovative and amazing work coming out of Parsons The New School for Design today. No wonder it continues to be a program lauded the world across for its creativity, originality and quality.
Don’t miss the Fab + Parsons sale this week!
Who are you, and what do you make?
I am an illustrator /painter.
Where do you illustrate and paint?
I work out of my studio in Western Massachusetts.
What does your workspace look like?
It’s a wonderful, light studio over our two-car garage, next to our house. We live on 40
acres in the boonies.
What do you need to get rolling on a new project?
I try to start my day with yoga or a fitness class in town, about 10 minutes away, or an hour walk or run. I make a big thermos of green tea that I refill and drink all day. Sometimes at around 1 PM, I make a latte if i need that extra energy to finish the day since i start early—around 6:30 AM.
What are three words that describe your work?
Colorful, feminine, lush
What are the five things you can’t live without?
On a spiritual level, love, family, friendship, connection and sunlight. On a material level, my new thong Birkenstocks, many different black dresses, great jewelry, lipstick and great healthy food.
What sort of music do you listen to while you work?
Classical—mostly baroque. I especially love cello. If I really need to concentrate, I can’t listen to music with words. Otherwise I listen to all kinds of music : soul, folk, rock. I love Spotify: I often listen to WFUV, the NPR station in NYC, and then put names of new artists I like into Spotify so I can hear more. Some of my favorites are Sonya Kitchell (my daughter!), The Barr Brothers, The Winterpills, Ray LaMontagne and Joni Mitchell.
What’s your number one skill, according to you?
Networking and planning.
When you’re searching for inspiration, where do you turn to?
Magazines and the Internet, some of my art books, print design annuals, and old fashion magazines—especially European ones.
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