Society of Illustrators' Student Exhibit

Posted by Sam Fox School April 17, 2020

 

Pieces by communication design students Emily Bielski and Claire Warhover have been selected for the Society of Illustrators' annual Student Scholarship Exhibit.

Over three hundred works are chosen from more than 8,700 entries submitted by professors of college-level students nationwide. A jury of professional peers, including illustrators and art directors, selects the most outstanding works created throughout the year. Pieces are accepted based on the quality of technique, concept, and skill of medium used.

Emily Bielski: Ballerina


Created for the class Panel by Panel: Narrative Comics, taught by Shreyas R. Krishnan and Linda Solovic

"I have been working with the help of my professors to really examine and expand the types of people and the narratives that I illustrate, and push myself to draw and represent identities or cultures beyond the ones that I personally am a part of," Bielski said. "I wanted to highlight what issues or obstacles ballerinas of color face in the field of dance through the memory of a single dancer, and her personal journey to becoming a professional performer.

Claire Warhover: The House


Created for the class Panel by Panel: Narrative Comics, taught by Shreyas R. Krishnan and Linda Solovic

"I like the idea of the dead occupying the same spaces as the living, and I often think about the ghosts that might be living with me in my home," Warhover said. "When I came across the poem that inspired my comic, “Haunted Houses” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, I knew that the dichotomy between life and death was something that I wanted to explore visually."