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Max Avi Kaplan

Part-time Faculty
max.a.kaplan@gmail.com

B.A. Individualized Study, New York University, 2009
M.A. Costume Studies, New York University, 2013
M.F.A. Photography, Tufts University, 2016

Max Avi Kaplan is a visual artist and fashion arts scholar with a studio practice that explores the intersections between photography, sculpture and industrial design. He has exhibited work internationally, with commissions featured in public and private collections. Selected exhibitions include: Neither Here Nor There at the Yuan Art Museum; Merry Go Round at Yve YANG Gallery; Current Obsession at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and ASA Open Studios at the Hochschule für bildende Künst in Hamburg, Germany. He co-curated the exhibition Double Vision: Duality in Dress at NYU’s 80WSE, which explored the interconnections between Fashion and Fine Art through an object/designer centered lens. Kaplan holds a BA with a concentration in Material Culture Studies from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and an MA in Visual Culture: Costume Studies from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education, where he wrote a thesis reconstructing the Viennese designer Joseph Urban’s work for the Wiener Werkstätte’s first showroom in America. He also earned an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, where he received the Boit Award and a fellowship with the Hochschule für bildende Künste to study in the workshops of Anselm Reyle and Thomas Demand. Recent teaching positions and coursework development include Tufts University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Photo Credit: Michael George

Teaching and Research Interests

Costume studies, fashion theory; material culture; contemporary art; studio art; research methods for artists; 20th century design; interdisciplinary visual art projects

Max Avi Kaplan