(interviewer)David C. Levy
(subject)Parsons School of Design
(subject)New School (New York, N.Y.). New School Archives and Special Collections
(publisher)Parsons School of Design
June 7 1994
In this audio interview, Paul Resika describes his role as the founding chair of the Master of Fine Arts program at Parsons School of Design between 1978 and 1990. He discusses his initial conversations with Dean David C. Levy, as well as his initial hiring decisions, including staff members Leland Bell, Patricia Bailey, Paul Russotto, Bruce Gagnier, John Heliker, Robert De Niro, Sr., and Natalie Charkow. He recalls former students, including Mark Heyer and Ying Ying Hu. While relating his background as an artist and teacher, Resicka explains his foundational theory, connecting his experiences at the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts to those he tried to create for MFA students at Parsons.
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