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, 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 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, 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

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

Suzanne McClelland has exhibited her work extensively in the United States and abroad since the early 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

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 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, 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 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

Dr. Shirly Bahar teaches Critical Issues in Contemporary Art at Columbia University's School of Visual Arts. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Jackie Battenfield is an artist known for luminous paintings and prints of natural forces. She is fascinated by the most abstract qualities of landscape–storms, clouds, brushfires, and water ripples. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Michael Berryhill was born in El Paso, Texas in 1972. He received his BFA at the University of Texas in 1994 (Austin, TX) and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (Madison, ME) before receiving his MFA from Columbia University in 2009 (New York, NY). 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

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 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

Aurélien Couput was born in St. Etienne, France. After receiving his degree from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Aurélien studied at the Haute École dʼArt et de Design in Geneva. full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Lizzy De Vita is an artist, writer, and educator who lives and works in Brooklyn. De Vita’s work occupies a constellation of mediums, including performance, text, sound, drawing, installation, video and sculpture. 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

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

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 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

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

Alumni Spotlight Interview   Was there a specific faculty member or peer who especially inspired you while at the School of the Arts? If so, who and how?   full profile 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Sacha Ingber is a sculptor and multidisciplinary artist, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and living and working in New York. In her works, Ingber documents the body's physical and psychological experience within domestic space and architecture. 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

Dana Lok was born in Berwyn, PA and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from Columbia University (2015), her BFA from Carnegie Mellon (2011), and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2016). full profile 


Gina Malek (b. Rochester, MN) creates portraits that project the intimacy of hidden bodies using a multitude of mark-making languages to highlight their presence. 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 

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

Matthew Morrocco received a BA in Photography and critical theory from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and an MFA from Columbia University. 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

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 

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

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 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

Rachel Stern (b. 1989, NYC) is a photographer whose work challenges conventions of beauty and promotes escapist, constructivist fantasy. Her work images a world that might be, built out of the world that is. It is a kitsch paradise, a queer-washed history, and an attempt at hope. 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 


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

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, 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