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 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 

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 

Associate 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 

Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Sable Elyse Smith is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and educator. 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: Spring 2020

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

Rona Yefman was born in Israel and since 2007 is a New York City-based artist, working in Photography, Video and Installation. 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: Spring 2020

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Yasi Alipour is an Iranian artist based in New York. Her research-based practice spans folding, sculpture, installation, performance, drawing, writing, lectures, and experimentation.  full profile 

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

Dr. Shirly Bahar’s writing and curatorial work explores the relationships between representation, politics, and the body. Shirly’s first book, Relating Pain, Living On: Performance and the Body in Documentaries from Israel/Palestine, 2002-2009 (working title) is forthcoming with IB Tauris in 2020. 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

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

Lucy Lord Campana is an artist whose observational based painting practice explores the limits of our collective vision. Recent projects include images from the Hubble Space Telescope, a series around X-ray use in diamond mining, and methane detection with infrared technology. 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

Lizzy De Vita is an artist and writer based in Brooklyn. Her work occupies a constellation of mediums, unified by a focus on viral moments: places where the boundaries between ourselves and others are blurred.  full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Abigail DeVille (b. 1981, New York, NY) received her MFA from Yale University 2011 and her BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2007. DeVille has exhibited a constellation of site-specific installations in the United States and Europe. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Tamar Ettun is a sculptor and a performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work explores notions of empathy and ethics through the body.  full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Adama Delphine Fawundu received her MFA from Columbia University. She is the co-author of MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora. Recent awards and residencies include the Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Award, The New York Foundation for the Arts Photography Fellowship and full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Visual Arts

Rochelle Feinstein is a painter working across varied media, while fundamentally drawing upon the attitudes, attributes and conventions embedded in painting practices. She has exhibited her works nationally and internationally, has written about art and artists; and has lectured at universities full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Ivan Forde (b. 1990) works across printmaking, digital animation, sound performance, and installation. Using a wide variety of photo-based and print-making processes (and more recently music and performance), Ivan Forde retells stories from epic poetry casting himself as every character. 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

Ben Hagari’s films and video installations are tragicomedies that unfold in absurdist environments. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

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

EJ Hauser is a Brooklyn painter; she is represented by Derek Eller Gallery. In 2020 EJ will have her first solo exhibition with Philipp Haverkampf in Berlin. Her paintings have shown in numerous group exhibitions in New York. 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

Em Joseph uses photography, video, sculpture and writing to explore triangulations between landscape, the body and larger geopolitical issues. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Em Joseph uses photography, video, sculpture and writing to explore triangulations between landscape, the body and larger geopolitical issues. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Liz Magic Laser is a video and performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her site-specific work intervenes in semi-public spaces such as bank vestibules, movie theaters and newsrooms and has involved collaborations with actors, dancers, journalists, therapists, political st full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Edward Minoff is a realist artist. A fascination with both water and waves has directed his attention towards the ocean for the past decade, while continuing to produce figurative works, portraits and still life paintings. 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 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Ken Okiishi. BFA, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, 2001. full profile 

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

Jahi Sabater is a Fellowship MFA graduate of the Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts program, and the BFA program at Parsons, New School of Design.    full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Lauren Silva received her BA from UCLA and her MFA from Columbia University, where she received the Tobey Devan Lewis award. In 2011, she also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. 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 Stern is an interdisciplinary artist. Working across moving image, sculpture, performance, printmaking, and photography, she casts buildings, objects, histories and sites as characters in experimental narratives. 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

Leah Wolff (born in Cleveland, OH) is a Brooklyn-based artist who received her MFA in Printmaking from Columbia University’s School of the Arts in 2011, and her BFA in Printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design in 2006. full profile