Pratt Shows 2016 to Showcase Best Work of Graduating Students

Pratt Institute is excited to participate in a multitude of year-end shows featuring work by the 2016 graduating class. More than 20 events and exhibitions hosted by the School of Art, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Design, School of Information, School of Architecture and School of Continuing and Professional Studies will be on view this spring. All lectures are free and open to the public.


Fine Arts
M.F.A. Exhibitions

An exhibition of selected works by second-year M.F.A. students curated by Daniel S. Palmer
April 8–17 , Reception: Friday, April 8, 7–9 PM

The Boiler
191 North 14th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 12–6 PM

An M.F.A. exhibition of work by all second-year graduate students will be on view in the Schafler Gallery on Pratt’s Brooklyn campus.

June 6–September 5
Post Pratt Alumni Discussion, Thursday, September 1, 6–8 PM

Throughout the spring semester, M.F.A. thesis exhibitions will be held in Steuben and DeKalb Galleries on Pratt’s Brooklyn Campus.

B.F.A. Exhibitions

March 21–30, Reception: Monday, March 21, 5–8 PM

April 5–13, Reception: Monday, April 4, 5–8 PM

Sculpture Section I
April 18–27, Reception: Monday, April 18, 5–8 PM

Sculpture Section II
May 2–12, Reception: Monday, May 2, 5–8 PM

The Rubelle and Norman Schafler Gallery
Chemistry Building, First Floor
Pratt Brooklyn Campus, 200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Drawing and Painting
B.F.A. thesis exhibitions for Drawing and Painting will be held in East Hall Gallery throughout the spring semester.

April 6–10, Reception: Monday, April 4, 5–7 PM
Pratt Studios
Pratt Brooklyn Campus, 200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Digital Arts
M.F.A. Thesis and Senior Projects

Animation Screening

May 2, 6–9 PM , Doors open at 5:30 PM

BAM Rose Cinemas
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

A film festival featuring the senior project and thesis animation work of students in the Department of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute.

Tickets are free but must be reserved at and picked up in the lobby at BAM upon entering the event.

M.F.A. and B.F.A. Digital Imaging and Interactive Arts Exhibition

April 30–May 8, Reception: Sunday, May 1, 6–9 PM

One Art Space
23 Warren Street
(between Church and Broadway)
Street level, Gallery 1
New York, NY 10007

Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11:30 AM–5 PM

An exhibition of M.F.A. Digital Imaging thesis projects, M.F.A. Interactive Arts thesis projects, and B.F.A. Interactive Arts senior projects. Artworks range from digital prints to interactive installations, objects, and screen-based work.

This exhibition is part of Creative Tech Week, an industry-wide gathering for the creative technology field taking place April 28–May 8 in New York City.

Art and Design Education

Exhibiting Education

May 2–9 , Reception: Monday, May 9, 6 PM

Nancy Ross Project Space
Main Building, Second Floor
Pratt Brooklyn Campus, 200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

This exhibition of work by Art and Design Education (ADE) thesis students and by the pupils of ADE student teachers reflects their preparation as artists,designers, and accomplished educators who can work effectively with pupils in diverse cultural contexts.


All We Are
May 13–21 , Reception: Thursday, May 12, 6–8 PM

Pratt Manhattan Gallery
144 West 14th Street, Second Floor
New York, NY 10011
Gallery Hours: Monday–Saturday, 11 AM–6 PM, Thursdays until 8 PM

Curated by Melissa Catanese and Ed Panar, All We Are presents work from the Photography B.F.A. students unified by a collective inquiry into the relationship between personal histories and current realities.

Film and Video

Film/Video Senior Thesis Show

At BAM Rose Cinemas
May 16, 8 PM

BAM Rose Cinemas
30 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217

This screening will feature all of the graduating senior thesis films.

To reserve a free ticket, please email Anyone who has not emailed a reservation will be placed on standby.


Graduating Students Exhibition 2016

May 16–June 15 , Reception: Monday, May 16, 6–8 PM

Hazel and Robert Siegel Gallery
And Higgins Hall, First floor

61 St. James Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Gallery Hours: 9 AM–5 PM

Featuring work by graduating students in:
• Bachelor of Architecture Program
• B.S. and B.P.S. Construction Management
• M.S. Facilities Management M.S. City and Regional Planning
• M.S. Sustainable Environmental Systems
• M.S. Historic Preservation
• M.S. Urban Placemaking Management
• M.S. Architecture
• M.S. Architecture and Urban Design
• Master of Architecture Program


Fashion Design
2016 Pratt Institute Fashion Show + Cocktail Benefit

Honoring Harold Koda, Former Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fashion Show + Award Presentation
Thursday, May 5, 6 PM

Showcasing collections by the Department of Fashion Class of 2016

Cocktail Benefit to Follow
Thursday, May 5, 7:30 PM

Spring Studios
50 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013

For information and tickets:,

Proceeds benefit Pratt scholarship funds and the Institute’s Department of Fashion.

Pratt Design

May 12–16

ARC Building
Pratt Brooklyn Campus, 200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Gallery Hours: 9 AM–9 PM

Reception for Alumni and Industry Professionals

Wednesday, May 11, 6–9 PM

Please RSVP to the Center for Career and Professional Development at

Alumni Lounge at Pratt Design

Wednesday, May 11, 6–9 PM

Please stop by to socialize with alumni and enjoy a first look at this year’s boldest designs. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to as space is limited.

Friends and Family Reception

Monday, May 16, 6:30–8 PM

Pratt Design is the School of Design’s annual exhibition of work by exceptional seniors and postgraduates that provides an opportunity to see a diverse range of what’s next in:
• Advertising
• Communications Design
• Fashion Design
• Graphic Design
• Illustration
• Industrial Design
• Interactive Design
• Interior Design
• Jewelry Design
• Package Design

Shuttle service to be provided. Check NYCxDesign website for details.

Industrial Design

Design Schools Workshop and Exhibit at WantedDesign 2016

May 11–16
Daily Workshop Sessions

WantedDesign Brooklyn
Industry City, 220 36th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232

May 16
Exhibition and Presentation: 5–8 PM

WantedDesign Manhattan
269 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10001

A collaborative project with leading international design schools, including Art Center College of Design (CA), Ensci Les Ateliers (Paris), ECMH (El Salvador),Aalto University (Finland), Centro (Mexico), and Pratt Institute.

The interdisciplinary team from Pratt will include students from Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Communications Design.

International Contemporary Furniture Fair
Post-Digital Exhibition

May 14–17

Jacob Javits Center
655 West 34 Street
New York, NY 10001

The essence of Post-Digital approach is to address the humanization of digital technologies through interplay between digital, cultural, and spiritual systems, between high-tech and high-touch experiences, between the visual and the haptic. Selections of work by Pratt students and graduates span the entire design field, from hardware to furniture and architectural elements for the home. Different in scale and function, these projects share attention to detail, explore materials, and refine form. Above all, they address human needs and desires. For more information, visit



May 17
Student Show and Conference: 5–7 PM, Reception: 7–9 PM

Pratt Manhattan
144 West 14th Street, Second and Sixth Floors
New York, NY 10011

#infoshow16 is the annual showcase and celebration of Pratt School of Information student work. #infoshow16 is modeled as a professional event with panel presentations, talks, poster presentations, demos, and more. #infoshow16 is an opportunity to share all of the work that students have completed over the past year with fellow students, their families, friends, and the New York professional community. It is an occasion to celebrate the School’s accomplishments and achievements.

Please RSVP to or 212.647.7682.


Critical and Visual Studies
Senior Thesis Reading and Reception
Words, Images, Theory, and Practice

April 20, 5–7 PM

Pratt Institute Library
Alumni Reading Room, Third Floor
Pratt Brooklyn Campus, 200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Join us to hear from seniors in the Critical and Visual Studies program who will read from their thesis projects. Topics this year include examining connections between shame and mental illness, anime and gender roles, public spaces and violence against women, and more. Reception to follow.

Graduate Program in Media Studies
M.A. Thesis Presentations

April 28, 5–9 PM

Pratt Institute Library
Alumni Reading Room, Third Floor

Reception to follow

B.F.A. in Writing
Annual Writing Major Senior Reading

May 10 and May 12

ARC Building, Amphitheater Steps (outside)
Pratt Brooklyn Campus

Video works based on the senior thesis will also be shown on monitors around campus, including the one in the entrance area of the ARC Building, from May 4–16.

M.F.A. in Writing Thesis Reading

May 13, 6–8 PM

The Commons
388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

The first graduating class of the Pratt M.F.A. in Writing will celebrate with readings and performances.

Reception to follow


Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)/Associate of Occupational Studies (A.O.S.)

A.A.S. Painting/Drawing and A.O.S. Illustration and Painting Show

May 9–26

Pratt Manhattan
144 West 14th Street, Second Floor
New York, NY 10011

A.A.S. Graphic Design/Illustration

May 9–26

Pratt Manhattan
144 West 14th Street, Third Floor
New York, NY 10011

Hours: Monday–Thursday, 10 AM–4 PM