Graduating Student Exhibition 2023

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Sunburst & Starlight Bangle Set

Sunburst & Starlight Bangle Set

Lana Ogilvie
  • 2023
  • Jewelry Design
  • Image
  • Bracelets (jewelry)
Sunburst: Cherry Wood Bangle with Silver Inlay
Ribbon Bracelet

Ribbon Bracelet

Lana Ogilvie
  • 2023
  • Jewelry Design
  • Image
  • Bracelets (jewelry)
Silver Ribbon Bracelet
Floral Palm Cuff

Floral Palm Cuff

Lana Ogilvie
  • 2023
  • Jewelry Design
  • Image
  • Bracelets (jewelry)
Floral Palm Cuff with Garnet Cabochons
Parabola Brooch

Parabola Brooch

Lana Ogilvie
  • 2023
  • Jewelry Design
  • Image
  • Brooches
Bezel set Cabochons with flush set round brilliant Cubic Zirconias
Siren Earrings

Siren Earrings

Akira Mann
  • 2023
  • Jewelry Design
  • Image
  • Design drawings
  • Renderings (drawings)
This was a part of my Sirens suite. I was inspired by the details of vintage leather boots such as O-rings, studs, straps, buckles, and grommets.
Ribcage Earrings

Ribcage Earrings

Akira Mann
  • 2023
  • Jewelry Design
  • Image
  • Design drawings
  • Renderings (drawings)
This was a part of my Bone Structures suite. I wanted to create abstract versions of bone structures. The spine and ribcage became an integral part of this suite.
Flower Petal Earrings

Flower Petal Earrings

Akira Mann
  • 2023
  • Jewelry Design
  • Image
  • Earrings (jewelry)
Since water castings are so unpredictable, I let the metal form its own story. The metal took on the shape of flowers. These earrings are accompanied by two varying sized black freshwater pearls.
Waterfall Earrings

Waterfall Earrings

Akira Mann
  • 2023
  • Jewelry Design
  • Image
  • Earrings (jewelry)
As I poured molten metal into a huge bowl of water, the metal took on the shape of a waterfall. These earrings are accompanied by green freshwater pearls.
Soft Robotics: Handwoven Fabric with Embedded Circuitry

Soft Robotics: Handwoven Fabric with Embedded Circuitry

Andrea Alexander, Alexandra Valdez, Nicole Johnson and Nobuho Nagasawa
  • 2023
  • Textile/Surface Design
  • Image
Group work by 4 students: Andrea Alexander, Alexandra Valdez, Nicole Johnson, and Nobuho Nagasawa. LED/Smart Textile.
BioBling Bio Embellishments

BioBling Bio Embellishments

Brandon Rivera, Ann Galstyan, Jade Ruizsaad, Julia Nordahl and Kimberly Tatarka
  • 2023
  • Textile/Surface Design
  • Image
Group work by 5 students: Brandon Rivera, Ann Galstyan, Jade Ruizsaad, Julia Nordahl, and Kimberly Tatarka. Sequins.
The New Naturalist

The New Naturalist

Kayla Reilly
  • 2023
  • Textile/Surface Design
  • Image
An eclectic home collection for those of us who believe “more is more”, The New Naturalist combines the intensity and boldness of Moody Maximalism with the inquisitive, scientific illustration of 19th Century Naturalism.
Designing with Emerging Materials

Designing with Emerging Materials

Alexandra Valdez, Nicole Johnson, Nobuho Nagasawa and Andrea Alexander
  • 2023
  • Textile/Surface Design
  • Image
Group work by 4 students: Alexandra Valdez, Nicole Johnson, Nobuho Nagasawa, and Andrea Alexander. LED/Smart Textile.
Ambrosia

Ambrosia

Dheeral Bhayani
  • 2023
  • Textile/Surface Design
  • Image
Unwind as the sun sets, stroll beneath grand trees, serenaded by melodious birdsong, while savoring mimosas. The "Ambrosia" collection merges two distinct art forms, uniting them through romantic patterns and vivid scenes. Sheer fabrics lend an exquisite touch of grace and refinement, draping luxuriously upon the wearer. Merging the opulent legacy of Mughal paintings with the contemporary allure of Toile de J ouy, each piece showcases intricate, vibrant designs that embody the essence of both worlds. This collection offers a timeless and versatile wardrobe adaptable to any occasion. Effortless elegance and enduring style harmonize within each garment, effortlessly transitioning from a chic brunch to a captivating evening soiree with a simple accessory change.
The Lodge

The Lodge

Emily Chibnik
  • 2023
  • Textile/Surface Design
  • Image
This collection was inspired by the Hygge design concept - Its intention is to transport you to a cabin in the winter - Sitting by the fireplace with a warm cup of hot chocolate. These thick and soft textiles will keep you comfortable as pillows, upholstery, or even curtains.
Bioluminescent

Bioluminescent

Andrea Alexander
  • 2023
  • Textile/Surface Design
  • Image
"Bioluminescent" is a collection of textile designs and accessories for women's apparel inspired by the glowing organisms of the undersea world.
Multiblock Weave

Multiblock Weave

Delila Rose Funtleyder
  • 2023
  • Textile/Surface Design
  • Image
The shift to an inclusive approach on gender has greatly impacted the children’s market. I wanted to create a collection tackling the gender neutral idea to push the idea “colors are for everyone”. My woven's could work altogether in a nursery/kids room.
A.A. : ALIEN X ASTRONAUT

A.A. : ALIEN X ASTRONAUT

Kanghyun YG Yoo
  • 2023
  • Menswear
  • Image
YG got inspired by Korean traditions and culture while he was born and raised in Korea. He emphasizes masculinity by using large silhouettes, straight shape, and strong color contrasts. In addition, he uses several techniques to experiment and develop his own original textiles for his unique fashion.
Fabrications

Fabrications

Samantha Struzzieri
  • 2023
  • Illustration (School of Graduate Studies)
  • Image
  • Paintings (visual works)
Creating my thesis was combining the familiar with the unfamiliar. Before my graduate studies, I was primarily a painter with a fine art approach, and have always appreciated fun, beautiful patterns. Thinking about how to marry the two, expanding my skills at FIT by getting my MFA felt like the right move. I have broadened my textile knowledge, which has led me to design my own patterns. My visual thesis combines these two passions while also acknowledging the very special people in my life.
This body of work explores portraiture in both the literal and the abstract sense. Each pattern has been carefully planned to capture the essence and story of each person depicted. I have taken into account motifs, color scheme, and composition to cultivate each design. Some motifs are more literal, some are more symbolic. All imagery chosen reminds me of each person I love and their unique energies. I have also communicated with each person through this process to ensure the designs chosen resonated with them.
Using paint as my medium was an easy choice for me. Although each piece was meticulously planned digitally, I wanted them to have a more personal touch - returning to my roots. My passion for painting fuels my love for art, and painting will always hold a special place in my heart. While painting is natural to me, the tedious nature of painting a repeat pattern was not, and I felt that this combination of familiarity and challenge really elevated my work.
During this process, it was apparent how vastly unique each piece became. This variety was important to me - the individuals I chose each have a special place in my life and reflect a different type of relationship. My thesis has also given me the opportunity to explore new ways to design a pattern. I am immensely grateful for this experience and the opportunity to create a body of work that I am truly passionate about.
Stitches of Time

Stitches of Time

Meina Zhang
  • 2023
  • Illustration (School of Graduate Studies)
  • Image
  • Mixed media works
As an artist, my embroidery illustrations titled 'Stitches of Time' are a celebration of the beauty and complexity of life, and the many ways in which our experiences are woven together over time.
The process begins by dyeing the canvas with watercolor paints, which serve as a vibrant and dynamic backdrop for the embroidery thread and wool felt. These materials are carefully selected and combined to create a tactile, textured surface that draws the viewer in and invites exploration.
To further enhance the visual impact of the work, I also incorporate watercolors and colored clay, which add depth and dimension to the finished piece. Through the use of these varied materials and techniques, I am able to create a work that is both visually striking and emotionally resonant to me.
To bring my family's story to life, I use a range of materials and techniques, starting with dyeing the canvas with watercolor paints, serving as a vibrant and dynamic backdrop for the embroidery thread and wool felt. I carefully select and combine these materials to create a tactile, textured surface that reflects the complexity and depth of our family's journey.
'Stitches of Time' are a tribute to my family and the unique experiences we shared. Growing up with four sisters and a single mother was a challenging yet rewarding journey, and I am grateful for the many memories we created together.
Rus and Moose

Rus and Moose

Chuyin Wang
  • 2023
  • Illustration (School of Graduate Studies)
  • Image
  • Drawings (visual works)
  • Children's books
The idea for my children’s picture book that I wrote and illustrated, “Rus & Moose,” is a fictional story inspired by my experience, with an element of exaggeration. My husband Rus was a long-haul truck driver, and before we were married, he had been driving a 70-foot-long semi-truck across the United States. I also lived with him in the truck during summer and winter vacations. I thought life on the truck was interesting. I treated every day as a road trip. Thanks to his unique job, I have been to forty states in the United States and experienced many different cultures.
When I talked to my friends about the new things I saw during the trip, I realized through their reactions, that ordinary people have no idea what it looks like inside the truck, even though you see trucks on the road every day. I told my friends that there were two large double beds, a refrigerator, a small dining table, and a microwave inside each truck. Whoever heard about this was quite surprised. I realized it was a good subject for my book, and my unique experience allowed me to focus my perspective on it. After all, not all illustrators are married to truck drivers.
I fabricated the character of Moose. He is like me, who just experienced the truck for the first time. He sees everything with new eyes, smells and touches everywhere, and occupies too much space. But his company made a difference in Rus's life. The life of a truck driver is very dull. They often have to drive for more than ten hours at a time, and they must strictly abide by the delivery time. But when Rus found Moose, they became friends and shared this journey. This is the story of my book. While Moose helped Rus, Rus also took Moose to see different landscapes. Moose was a teenager, so he was rebellious and mischievous. He always wanted to escape from his family and see the outside world.
I used Procreate on the iPad to complete the entire book. I didn’t use too many fancy brushes and textures. My style is organic, and sincere. I want this simple story to express the most profound theme, the relationship between man and animals, nature, and family.
MYSA

MYSA

Reyha Mete
  • 2023
  • Interior Design
  • Image
Scandi style is renowned for its simplicity, functionality, and
understated elegance. Mysa is a Swedish non-seasonal, and readyto-wear brand. It’s created for women to have the perfect basics to
embody the confident, chic, and laid-back person on the go.
The design of the showroom follows this minimalistic style along
with the curves of a Swedish landscape painting. The space is open,
light, and airy that allow the women who enter to follow the curves
and shop their dream shoe collection.
NYC BALLET

NYC BALLET

Reyha Mete
  • 2023
  • Interior Design
  • Image
New York City Ballet, one of the foremost ballet companies in the world, pursues the highest levels of artistic excellence and innovation. The Company remains dedicated to their vision as it pursues two primary objectives:to preserve the ballets, dance aesthetic, and standards of excellence created and established by its founders; and to develop new work that draws on the creative talents of contemporary choreographers and composers, and speaks to the time in which it is made.
Ballet is an art form created by the movement of the human body. It’s a language without words, where the body expresses everything through the movement alone. The dance is magical, exciting and tells a story through the motions it creates. The veils within the space are fluid like representing the movements of the dancer and mimicing the dance with free flowing movements.
GGE

GGE

Reyha Mete
  • 2023
  • Interior Design
  • Image
Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) is an intergenerational organization committed to girls’ and women’s physical, psychological, social, and economic development. Through education, organizing, and physical
fitness, GGE encourages communities to remove barriers and create opportunities for girls and women to live self-determined lives.
GGE envisions a society with optimal physical, economic, educational, and social systems to foster the growth and fulfillment of all its members. To that end, they provide programs that develop strengths, skills, and self-sufficiency in girls and women and help them make meaningful life choices with minimum opposition and maximum community support.
By adopting feminine curvilinear shapes and adding a vibrant color palette with the colors gold and violet, which represents meanings of creativity, wisdom, dignity, and power, a powerful space is created for the generation of girls and woman. With the vibrant color palette, the curvilinear design reiterates feminism as the ever-growing power movement by women pursuing equal rights
STUDIO 3 - 5 DESIGN PROJECTS

STUDIO 3 - 5 DESIGN PROJECTS

Mia Felicissimo
  • 2023
  • Interior Design
  • Image
This submission contains several selected projects from a wide range of my personal and
academic projects archive. The projects selected specifically to show a variety of my skills and thought process put into
my work. The projects also portray works done throughout multiple fields such as hospitality, residential, corporate, landscape architecture
and so on.
LEAP - Non-Conventional Immersive Health & Therapy Center

LEAP - Non-Conventional Immersive Health & Therapy Center

Irena Voronina
  • 2023
  • Interior Design
  • Image
Leap is a unique place that replicates parts of the natural environment around the world. With technology and biophilic design married within one space, this center is a prime destination for those in the Tri-State area, stripped of the opportunity to travel long-distance/internationally.