Anyone who has gone on a study abroad will tell you that it was an irreplaceable experience, that it changed their lives. I believed these people but didn’t fully understand this until attending the Pratt in Venice program.
Pratt in Venice has had an exhilarating summer and fall preparing for the 34th annual Pratt in Venice exhibition! Unveiling the latest artwork by our students in Pratt Institute’s East Hall Gallery this past Monday, the opening reception was a whirlwind of celebration and excitement for the Pratt in Venice program. We were very proud to show our 2018 cohort’s fabulous accomplishments. Works on display included paintings, prints, mixed media, textile-based art, 3D modeling, glasswork, posters showcasing student art historical research—and even a hand-forged sword!
The night was a huge success! The opening reception was crowded and bustling with attendees, including Pratt Institute President Frances Bronet, numerous alumni/ae of the Pratt in Venice program, practicing artists, interested students, faculty, administrators, friends, family, and supporters.
The work this year was so strong that the exhibition has been extended to be open an additional week, until Friday, October 27th, so that more people can experience the pieces.
Be sure to swing by Pratt Institute and see the amazing artwork now on view in the East Hall Gallery. While you’re in the gallery, be sure to participate in our silent auction of select student work exclusively to benefit the Pratt in Venice Scholarship Fund!
Pratt in Venice alumna, Cynthia S. Brenwall (PiV ‘07), has written a book, The Central Park: Original Designs for New York’s Greatest Treasure.
Pratt in Venice was honored to have a visit from an alumna of the program, Monique Rollins (PiV ‘04), back in July! During our class tour of the Baroque church, Santa Maria della Salute, Monique came by to say hello and revisit one of Venice’s most iconic monuments with us. Afterwards, she joined Diana Gisolfi, director of Pratt in Venice, for an aperitivo in order to catch up!
After Monique attended Pratt in Venice as a student in 2004, she returned to the program as Diana’s on-site assistant in 2007. In 2005, Monique graduated with an M.F.A. in Painting from Pratt Institute. She pursued her education further at Pratt, receiving an M.S. in History of Art and Design in 2006.
Monique is now a successful artist, working between New York City and Florence, Italy. She recently had an exhibition in Beijing at the Zhu Naizheng Research Center of Art.
We love having visits from alumni of the program, especially in Venice!
Pratt in Venice alumna Kelly Flaherty (PiV ’07) will begin a position as Drawings Cataloger at the Princeton University Art Museum in Princeton, New Jersey.