Yale photographers exhibit work in New York

Photos: Yale MFA Photography Thesis Show

Thomas Gardiner
Thomas Gardiner
Peter Baker
Peter Baker
Katie Koti
Katie Koti
Pao Houa Her
Pao Houa Her
Felix R. Cid
Felix R. Cid
Kate A. T. Merrill
Kate A. T. Merrill
Sarah Muehlbauer
Sarah Muehlbauer
Richard Choi
Richard Choi
Maayan Strauss
Maayan Strauss
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The work of nine photographers who recently graduated from Yale School of Art will be exhibited at the Ana Tzarev gallery, 24 West 57th Street in Manhattan, June 28–July 21.

An informal discussion with the artists and art critic Rick Moody will take place at the gallery on July 12, 6–8 p.m.

Titled  “'Group Portrait', the 2012 Yale MFA Photography Thesis Show,” the exhibition will feature artwork the students completed in Yale’s rigorous two-year photography program, which is directed by Gregory Crewdson ’88 MFA.

The exhibition, which was curated by Sabrina Wirth, is a New York debut for artists Peter Baker, Richard Choi, Felix R. Cid, Thomas Gardiner, Pao Houa Her, Katie Koti, Kate A. T. Merrill, Sarah Muehlbauer, and Maayan Strauss.

The 2012 edition of the MFA students’ yearbook with their photographs includes an introductory essay by Moody. Titled “Group Portrait” (the inspiration behind the exhibition title), “the essay is itself an intimate portrait that carefully reveals each artist’s personality and character,” notes Wirth. “Moody describes the class of 2012 as ‘a group’ . . . that is bound together by respect and admiration for each other.”  Despite the cohesiveness of the group, however, “each member could not be more unique in his or her own background and exploration of photography,” adds the curator.

All press inquiries and requests for artist bios and photographs can be sent to Sabrina Wirth at info@wirthartadvisory.com.