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 

Assistant 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, 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 of Professional Practice, Visual Arts

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

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, 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 

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Visual Arts

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

Assistant 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 

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, 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, 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

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 received a BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1977 and a MA from New York University in 1980. He has shown nationally and internationally and has received numerous awards including the Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the Rome Prize. 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. full profile 

Mentor, Visual Arts

Since the early 1990s, Suzanne McClelland has exhibited her work extensively in the United States and abroad. full profile 

Mentor, Visual Arts

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

Mentor, Visual Arts

Exploring the seduction, magic, and desperation of our hyper-capitalist, globally-connected reality, Mika Rottenberg’s elaborate visual narratives draw on cinematic and sculptural traditions to forge a  language––one that uses cause and effect structures to explore labor and globalization, econ full profile 

Mentor, Visual Arts

Sable Elyse Smith is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and educator based in New York. Her practice considers memory and trauma while enacting an undoing of language. 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: Spring 2018

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

Tatiana Berg (b. 1985) grew up in Washington DC, La Paz Bolivia, and Paris, France. She received her BFA in painting with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009 before relocating to Brooklyn. 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

Peter Clough Peter Clough makes performance, sculpture, video and collage that engage queer sexuality and fetish through humor and childhood wonder. Clough's work is insistently personal, celebrating narcissism as a political tool and queer strategy. 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 Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Sam Cockrell makes paintings, sculptures, and videos that think about the animals that find themselves in the locus of America's cultural and political tension. He was born in 1989 in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia and received his BFA in 2-dimensional art from the University of Tennessee. 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

(b.1988/Ventura, California) Zuniga attended Otis College of Art and Design, where he attained his BFA in 2015 and recieved his MFA in Painting from Columbia University in 2017. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Described by The New York Times as “one of the quiet giants of post-conceptual photography,” Deschenes has exhibited her work regularly since receiving her BFA in 1988 from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Jessica Dickinson’s practice is primarily situated in abstraction and encompasses painting, works on paper, graphite rubbings and installations. Explorations of time, matter, psychology, and perception are at the center of her work. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Ben Hagari's films and video installations tell absurdist tales that explore identity, communication and the environment. 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 Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

EJ Hauser is a painter who lives and works in Brooklyn. EJ’s paintings and drawings have been shown in numerous group exhibitions, including Sperone Westwater, Cheim & Read, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, James Fuentes, The Journal, and 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

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

Kai McBride is a photographer who shares an apartment in Brooklyn with his darkroom, teaches photography at Columbia University, and co-hosts thePhotoShow podcast.   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 over a decade, while continuing to produce figurative works, portraits and still life paintings. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Early life: vines, sewers, soft pretzels. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Zoe Nelson received an MFA from Columbia University and a BA from Barnard College. 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 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Kambui Olujimi’s work challenges modes of thinking that commonly function as "inevitabilities." This pursuit takes shape through interdisciplinary bodies of work spanning sculpture, installation, photography, writing, video and performance. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, 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 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

b. 1986, Perth Amboy, NJ full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Guadalupe Rosales (USA b. 1980) is an artist and archivist based in Los Angeles. She holds an MFA from The School of The Art Institute Of Chicago. Rosales is the founder of Veteranas and Rucas and Map Pointz, both digital archives found on Instagram. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Victoria Roth (b. 1986, in Paris, France) is a visual artist living and working in New York City. She received her MFA from Columbia University in 2014 and her BA in Visual Arts & Art History from Brown University in 2008. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Sasha Rudensky is a Russian-born artist residing in New York City and Connecticut. She studied Studio Art and Russian Literature at Wesleyan University where she received a BA in 2001. She received her MFA in photography from Yale University in 2008. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, 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 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Pamela Sneed is a poet, author, performer, visual artist and professor. She teaches online for the Low-Residency MFA program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a Visiting Artist in the summer MFA program. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Rachel Stern is a photographer whose work challenges conventions of beauty and promotes escapist, constructivist fantasy. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Dan Torop is an artist who lives and works in New York City. His photographs have been published in the catalogue Dan Torop: Frozen Period (Bradley Family Foundation, 2015), and Skydiving (A-Jump Books, 2010). full profile 

Adjunct Professor, Visual Arts

James Welling was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1951. He studied painting at Carnegie Mellon University and modern dance at the University of Pittsburgh, and received BFA and MFA degrees in Art from the California Institute of the Arts. 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 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Saya Woolfalk is a New York based artist who uses science fiction and fantasy to re-imagine the world in multiple dimensions.  With the multi year projects No Place, The Empathics, and ChimaTEK, Woolfalk has created the world of the Empathics, a fictional race of women who are ab 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