Tim Rollins (MFA Art Practice faculty) was recently profiled on masslive.com for his project at the Renaissance Public School in Springfield, MA, that focused on the work of W.E.B. Du Bois. Rollins talks about his decades-long work with at-risk youth through art education: I think art is the best way to learn math, science, political studies, anything because it’s about making knowledge,it’s not just about the consumption of knowledge and the tests and what not, it’s about creativity and the kids love it,” said Rollins. “My kids in New York, they hated school but they loved art, so I took their love of art and made them love education, and that’s how most of them got into major art schools and colleges.
Tim Rollins and K.O.S, Invisible Man (after Ralph Ellison), 2008, matte acrylic and book pages on canvas.
Art Practice faculty member Tim Rollins is featured in the Spring Issue of SVA’s Visual Arts Journal.
Art Practice faculty member Tim Rollins is one of eight artists who has been commissioned to create work for the inaugural Frieze Projects program for Frieze New York, which will be held at Randall’s Island from May 4-7th.
The selected artists also include John Ahearn, Uri Aran, Latifa Echakhch, Joel Kyack, Rick Moody, Virginia Overton, and Ulla von Brandenburg.