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 

Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Gabo Camnitzer is an interdisciplinary artist and educator working at the intersection of sculpture and social practice. full profile 

Visiting Professor, Visual Arts

Susanna Coffey is the F.H. Sellers Professor in Painting at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She received a BFA from from the University of Connecticut at Storrs and an MFA from The Yale School of Art. Her portraits are investigations of the iconic human head. full profile 

Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Renee Cox (b. 1960, Colgate, Jamaica; lives in New York) makes photographs, collages, and installations that draw on art history, fashion photography and popular culture. full profile 

Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Dana DeGiulio uses painting to get at other things like writing and citizenship and thinks that art is just the same grief bounding after you day after day, bringing you its wet toy. 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

Born in Santa Fe, NM, Nicola López currently lives and makes art in Brooklyn, NY. Through her work in installation, drawing and printmaking, López describes and reconfigures our contemporary—primarily urban—landscape. 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 

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Visual Arts

Leeza Meksin is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist working in painting, installation, public art and multiples. full profile 

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Visual Arts

Aliza Nisenbaum has presented her paintings in solo shows at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, T-293 Gallery, Mary Mary, Glasgow; White Columns, New York; Lulu, Mexico City; Julius Caesar, Chicago; and Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago. full profile 

Associate 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 

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 2019

Mentor, Visual Arts

Mark Dion was born in 1961 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He initially studied in 1981-2 at the Hartford Art School of the University of Hartford in Connecticut, which awarded him a BFA (1986) and honorary doctorate in 2002. 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

Kiki Smith (American, b. 1954, Nuremberg, Germany) has been known since the 1980s for her multidisciplinary practice relating to the human body and the natural world. full profile 

Mentor, Visual Arts

Rona Yefman was born in Israel and since 2007 is a New York City-based artist, working in Photography, Video and Installation. full profile 

Visual Arts Adjuncts: Fall 2019

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Emile Askey (b. 1982, Inglewood, CA) is an Australian photographer who lives in Brooklyn, NY. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Assistant Professor Jackie Battenfield teaches Professional Practices in the Graduate Program. She is the author of The Artist's Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love, Da Capo Press, 2009. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Gina Beavers (b.1974; Athens, Greece) creates sculptural paintings that explore the digital landscapes of our everyday lives. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Esteban Cabeza de Baca (1985) is from the border town of San Ysidro, CA (USA). In 2019-2020 he will participate and exhibit work in the Drawing Center’s Open Sessions program in New York. 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

Carrie Gundersdorf is based in Brooklyn, NY.  She has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Julius Caesar, Chicago; and Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago. full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Visual Arts

Maren Hassinger was born in Los Angeles in 1947. After studying dance and sculpture at Bennington College, she completed her MFA in Fiber Structure at UCLA. 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

James Hoff is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. He works in a variety of media, including painting, sound, and performance. In recent years, his work has focused on language and media systems at the intersection of developing technologies and traditional artistic genre forms. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Cary Hulbert is a visual artist primarily working in installation and print. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Rola Khayyat is a Lebanese photographer. She holds a BA in History from the American University of Beirut, and a degree in Intensive Drawing from the Florence Academy of Art. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Ajay Kurian is a multimedia artist and writer. He has had solo exhibitions at 47 Canal, New York; Sies+Höke, Düsseldorf; White Flag Projects, St. Louis; Rowhouse Project, Baltimore; Artspeak, Vancouver, and Audio Visual Arts, New York. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Peter LaBier is an interdisciplinary artist working in painting, drawing, music, dance and performance. He is the founding member of the New York based band, Psychobuildings. LaBier’s work has been exhibited in New York, LA, Miami, Houston, and internationally in Berlin and Hamburg. 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 

Lecturer, Visual Arts

JJ PEET is a multimedia artist whose drawings, videos, ceramics, sculptures, and actions explore material and immaterial manifestations of power. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

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Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Tyler Rowland (b. 1978 Reno, NV) was raised in Phoenix, AZ and lives and works in New York City. He received his BA from Vassar College and his MFA from California Institute of the Arts. 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

Alex Strada is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York City. Strada's work has been shown at the Socrates Sculpture Park, Anthology Film Archives, Museum of Moving Image, Jewish Museum, Kaunas Biennial in Lithuania, Times Square with Time Square Arts' Midnight Moment, and more. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Dylan Vandenhoeck (b. 1990, NYC) is a painter and musician living in Brooklyn. He received his BFA from The Cooper Union in 2012 and MFA in visual art from Columbia University in 2017. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Tommy White is the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a Howard Foundation Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Award. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, 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