Come January, fourth-year interdisciplinary student Yulia Startsev will be immersing herself in the vibrant cultural milieu that’s NYC. As the most recent recipient of NSCAD’s prestigious New York Studio Program Scholarship, Yulia will spend the winter 2011 term working alongside other artists in the famed DUMBO studios in Brooklyn.
“The NYSP allows me to work in the same space as other young artists from around the country,” says Yulia. “This will expose me to new influences and allow me to see my work from a new perspective.”
“Given that my work has developed in a university setting, it will be good for me to experience how experimental art works in a market situation.”
Much of Yulia’s art is interactive, ranging from works that reference historical pieces of art to performance pieces that rely on empathy. For Yulia, “The art of perceiving my work is part of its interpretation and meaning."
"I would like to continue my investigations in this direction, and create environments and interventions in places outside the gallery.”
NSCAD’s New York Studio Program Scholarship, generously supported by a friend of the university, funds a three-month residency as part of the New York Studio Program run by the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD).