Aysha Fatima now has her Picasso-esque painting of the Statue of Liberty hanging in one of the most famous museums in the world. Fatima is just one of the New York City kids that has her artwork displayed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a new exhibit.
P.S. Art 2017 highlights the work of younger New York generations, from prekindergarten students through grade 12. The Met describes the works as demonstrating “personal experience, imaginative use of media, the results of close observation and an understanding of artistic process.” The artworks were chosen by a panel of art specialists from the Department of Education and Studio in a School, who selected 393 semifinalists from 1,050 submissions. Distinguished members of the New York City art community chose the works to display in P.S. Art 2017.
The exhibit, which will be on display from June 13 to Oct. 29, allows students to see their work in a professional light, and all of their works are unbelievably compelling. You can take a look at some of the pieces below.
Lady Liberty, Aysha Fatima, Grade 1, P.S. 119 Amersfort, Brooklyn
In A Nutshell, Cyra Cupid, Grade 12, Brooklyn High School of the Arts, Brooklyn
All Wired Up, Kiana Hong, Grade 12, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School, Queens
Rock City, Elijah Claudio, Grade 2, P.S. 110 Florence Nightingale, Manhattan
The Mysterious Forest, Yasmin Lopez, Grade 5, P.S. 200 Benson School, Brooklyn
Majic, Tamia Reyes, Grade 12, Art and Design High School, Manhattan
Coming To Nyc On The Great Wave, Jessica Dukes, Grade 2, P.S. 160 Walt Disney, Bronx
Summertime, Valery Vlasenko, Grade 8, Mark Twain I.S. 239 for the Gifted & Talented, Brooklyn
Self As Alexander, Delia Cadman, Grade 12, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, Manhattan
Little Trees, Zara Abbasova, Grade K, P.S. 048 William G. Wilcox, Staten Island