Full-time Faculty

Professor of Professional Practice, Visual Arts

Gregory Amenoff (b. 1948) is a painter who lives in New York City and Ulster County, New York. He is the recipient of numerous awards from organizations including the American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts and Tiffany Foundation. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Visual Arts

Matthew Buckingham has presented solo exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, New York; Camden Arts Centre, London; Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Dallas Museum of Art; Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin; the Kitchen, New York; Kunstmuseum, St. full profile 

Visiting Professor, Visual Arts

Susanna Coffey, Director of Undergrad Studies in Columbia University’s School of Visual Art has been a Visiting Professor of Painting since 2018. She recently retired as the F.H. Sellers Professor in Painting at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. full profile 

Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Adama Delphine Fawundu is a visual artist born in Brooklyn, NY to parents from Sierra Leone and Equatorial Guinea, West Africa.  Ms. Fawundu is a co-author/editor of the critically acclaimed book MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Visual Arts

Jon Kessler received a B.F.A. from SUNY at Purchase and the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. He has exhibited his work widely in Europe, Japan, and the United States. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Visual Arts

Nicola López’s work in drawing, printmaking, site-specific installation, sculpture and video examines and reconfigures our contemporary, human-built landscape, engaging architecture and urban structure as ever-accumulating, physical evidence of our human aspirations and failures. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Visual Arts

Miya Masaoka is an American composer and sound artist. Her work explores bodily perception of vibration, movement and time while foregrounding complex timbre relationships. full profile 

Associate Professor, Visual Arts

Naeem Mohaiemen combines photography, films, archives, and essays to research the many forms of utopia-dystopia (families, borders, architecture, and uprisings)– beginning from Bangladesh’s two postcolonial markers (1947, 1971) and then radiating outward to unlikely, and unstable, transnational alli full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Visual Arts

Shelly Silver's work in film, video, and photography spans an eclectic range of genres, exploring the personal and societal relations that identify and restrict us; the indirect routes of pleasure and desire; the stories that we dream or fabricate about others, and ourselves. full profile 

Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Sable Elyse Smith is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and educator based in New York. Using video, sculpture, photography, and text, she points to the carceral, the personal, the political, and the quotidian to speak about a violence that is largely unseen, and potentially imperceptible. full profile 

Professor, Visual Arts

Sarah Sze represented the US at the Venice Biennale in 2013, and was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2003. She has exhibited in museums worldwide, and her works are held in the permanent collections of prominent institutions, including the MoMA, the Guggenheim, and the Whitney and more. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Visual Arts

Thai artist Rirkrit Tiravanija is recognized as one of the most influential artists of his generation. His work defies media-based description, as his practice combines traditional object making, public and private performances, teaching, and other forms of public service and social action. full profile 

LeRoy Neiman Professor of Professional Practice, Visual Arts

Tomas Vu-Daniel (b. Saigon, Vietnam) received a BFA from the University of Texas and an MFA from Yale. He has been a professor at Columbia since 1996, when he helped found the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies. In 2000, he was appointed the LeRoy Neiman Professor of Visual Arts. full profile 

Visual Arts Mentors: Fall 2021

Mentor, Visual Arts

Rochelle Feinstein is a painter working across varied media, while fundamentally drawing upon the attitudes, attributes and conventions embedded in painting practices. full profile 

Mentor, Visual Arts

Valerie Hammond maintains a fluid artistic practice, distinguishable for her organic approach and deft interaction with different mediums. full profile 

Mentor, Visual Arts

David Humphrey is a New York artist who has been showing his paintings and sculpture internationally since the 1980’s. Blind Handshake, an anthology of his art writing, was published in 2010 and includes a variety of reviews, essays, and curatorial statements. full profile 

Mentor, Visual Arts

Michael Joo is a New York based artist. He uses sculpture, performance and installation in his work, as well as a combination of scientific language and complex structures that exemplify and parody the potential of form. full profile 

Mentor, Visual Arts

Ralph Lemon, is choreographer, writer, visual artist and curator, and the Artistic Director of Cross Performance, a company dedicated to the creation of cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary performance and presentation. His most recent works include Scaffold Room (2015), Four Walls (2012), and full profile 

Mentor, Visual Arts

Rachelle Mozman Solano grew up in New York City. She works between New York and Panama the country of her maternal family. Starting often from her biography and family history Mozman Solano explores how culture shapes individuals, how environment conditions behavior. full profile 

Mentor, Visual Arts

Matthew Ritchie’s installations of paintings, texts, wall drawings, light boxes, sculptures, projections and performances depict the story of information; explored through science, architecture, history and the dynamics of culture. full profile 

Mentor, Visual Arts

Rona Yefman working in Photography, Video, and Installation. Her work explores social, political, and personal issues of identity through a range of human experiences by collaborating with individuals who have formed Radical personas that inscribe the iconic and the absurd of our time.   full profile 

Mentor, Visual Arts

Craig Zammiello is a Master Printer with over 40 years of experience in all areas of printmaking.  He is the author of a studio manual on photogravure, and the book Conversations from the Print Studio published by Yale University Press.   full profile 

Visual Arts Adjuncts: Fall 2021

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Yasi Alipour is an Iranian artist who lives in Brooklyn and wonders about paper, politics, and performance. She is also a teacher at SVA and is currently a resident at the Sharpe Walentas Studio program. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Roni Aviv (she/they) is a visual artist based in New York. Aviv works with photography, text, and installation to give form to a psychological space of re-processing experiences. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Dr. Shirly Bahar’s writing and curatorial work explores the relationships between representation, politics, and the body. Shirly’s first book, Documentary Cinema in Israel-Palestine: Performance, the Body, the Home is out in July 2021with Bloomsbury/IB Tauris. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Pablo Montealegre Barba was born in Santiago de Chile and lives and works in New York. His work has been exhibited at venues including The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Galería Animal, Galeria BECH and Balmaceda 1215. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Dana Buhl is an artist based in New York City. She earned a BFA in Photography from Arizona State University, an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University, attended the Whitney Independent Study Program, and a 2020-2021 artist in residence at the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Nathan Catlin is the Studio and Project Manager at the LeRoy Neiman Center with over 8 years of experience in professional editioning. He is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University teaching relief printmaking. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Spanning writing, performance, sculpture, video, and installation, Tyler Coburn’s artwork broadly considers how notions of “subjectivity” and “the self” are defined and refined in scientific, legal, military, and technological contexts. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Visual Arts

Diana Cooper lives and works in Brooklyn. She earned her BA from Harvard and received her MFA from Hunter College. She is represented by Postmasters Gallery, and has exhibited extensively both in the US and abroad. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Aria Dean is an artist and writer based in New York. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Matthew Deleget is an artist, gallerist, curator, writer, educator, and arts worker. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Nash Glynn is a trans-disciplinary artist currently working in New York City. Using painting, photography, video, and performance, she uses her body as a medium to illustrate ramifications of historical categories such as Nature, Female, and Human. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Emily Henretta received her MFA from Columbia University in 2011 and is currently living and working in New York. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Justine Kurland, known for her utopian photographs of American landscapes and their fringe communities, has spent the better part of the last twenty years on the road. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Kate Liebman is an artist in New York. By working serially, she tests whether seeing leads to understanding. Her work attends to the passage of time as recorded in history, art history, and memory. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Lives and works in Harlem.  Finalist for the New York Foundation for the Arts Grant in Film in 2015.   Recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, Joan Mitchell Award and NYFA for drawing. Recipient of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation for the Arts residency.   full profile 

Part-time Lecturer, Visual Arts

Through a focus on formalism and the craft of object making, JJ builds work that tells a story specific to its respective medium and its implicit hierarchy.  full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Victoria Roth (b. 1986, Paris, France) is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from Columbia University (2014) and a BA in History of Art & Architecture from Brown University (2008). Roth has exhibited her paintings and drawings internationally. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Emma Schwartz was born in 1992 in Toronto, Canada and raised in Nashville, TN. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014 and her MFA from Columbia University in 2019. Her work has been exhibited internationally. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. full profile 

Adjunct Associate Professor, Visual Arts

Pamela Sneed is a New York-based poet, writer, performer and visual artist. She is author of Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom than Slavery, KONG and Other Works and a chaplet, Gift by Belladonna. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Sara VanDerBeek lives and work in New York City. She has exhibited her work internationally since 2004. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

(b.1988 in Ventura, California) full profile