Full-time Faculty

Professor of Professional Practice, Discipline Director of Painting and Drawing, 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

Sanford is an installation, video, and performance artist whose work has been exhibited worldwide, including at the Tate Britain and Tate Modern, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Studio Museum Harlem. full profile 

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Chair, Interim Discipline Director of Photography, 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 

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. Recent exhibition titles Terribly Vulnerable and Terribly Hard, American Genre, Queen, conse full profile 

Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Katherine Hubbard uses photography, writing and performance to plumb photography’s continuing significance. full profile 

Professor of Professional Practice, Discipline Director of Sculpture, 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 a composer, teacher, and sound artist living and working in New York City. Her work operates at the intersections of sound, composition, improvisation, spatialized perception and social interaction. full profile 

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Discipline Director of New Genre, Visual Arts

Leeza Meksin is an interdisciplinary artist, who makes paintings, installations, public art and multiples. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at Miller Contemporary, NYC (2017) and a 2-person show at GBS, Los Angeles. 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, Discipline Director of Moving Image, 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, Discipline Director of Printmaking, 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

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

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

Suzanne McClelland has exhibited her work extensively in the United States and abroad since the 1990s. 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

Sable Elyse Smith is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and educator based in New York & Richmond Virginia. 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 2018

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 now in it’s tenth printing. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels makes site-intruding installations that often embed into existing architecture with sculptural outcrops that sit somewhere between folklore and sci-fi, an exploration of the seams between the real and the imagined and how one becomes the other. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

(b. 1986 / The Valley of the Sun) BFA in Photography, Arizona State University. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Spanning video, performance, writing, installation and sound, Tyler Coburn's artwork engages trends in computing and manufacturing, counteracting the prevalent optimism surrounding technological progress. full profile 

Adjunct 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 

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

Tamar Ettun is a sculptor and a performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her multidsciplinary practice generates playful and collaborative platforms considering radical empathy, trauma and healing.   full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Carla Herrera-Prats received her BFA at “La Esmeralda,” in Mexico City (1995-2000), and her MFA in Photography at CalArts, Los Angeles (2001-2003). She participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program (ISP) in New York (2004-2005). full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Laleh Khorramian's work of the past decade has spanned stop motion animation films, sound, monoprints, drawings, painted landscapes, portraits and collage. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Laleh Khorramian's work of the past decade has spanned stop motion animation films, sound, monoprints, drawings, painted landscapes, portraits and collage. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Kai McBride is a photographer born on the island of Kauai. He received his MFA from Columbia University in 2008 and works on long-term photographic essays such as About Face: Picturing Tampa, a monograph published in 2016. full profile 

Part-Time Lecturer, Visual Arts

JJ PEET's work takes form through a multitude of processes, utilizing drawing, video, ceramics, painting, sculpture, any available material in the construction of an ongoing narrative that marries PEET’s political investigations and civil protests with the creation of art.    full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Pepe is an artist and educator known for her large-scale, ephemeral installations and sculptures made from domestic and industrial fibrous materials. full profile 


b. 1986 Pittsburgh, PA BFA Rhode Island School of Design 2008 MFA Columbia University 2014 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