The School of Visual Arts (SVA) was founded in 1947 in New York City. It seeks to educate students through undergraduate degree programs, which prepare them for professions in visual arts.
The SVA Artist Residency Project
Istanbul based artist, Leman Akpınar has been honing her skills of oil painting since 2009. She examines the complex nature of being human and the effect of society on individuals in her artwork. Originally an oil painter, Leman blended her paint materials with her sculptures. As a result, she up-cycled her used up oil paint tubes and created sculptures with them. Leman had her first solo show, “Psychic Desert” at PG Art Gallery’s PG Basement space in December 2019. This was a show inspired by her nomadic experience of living in a red Chevy Astro and traveling the cross country that started from The Mojave Desert in California and ended in NYC.