Programs

Faculty

Josh Bayer, graphic novels, and drawing teacher:  MFA New York School of Visual Arts, 2009. Professional graphic novelist. Listed among 100 outstanding cartoonists by The Best American Comics Anthology for 2007, 2008, and 2009. Past accomplishments include working with acclaimed artist Raymond Pettibon. Exhibits: A.R.C. Gallery in Chicago; the Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, NY; Santa Cruz Civic Center in California. His graffiti influenced drawings were featured in the 2006-2007 HBO series ROME, a 2007 Amnesty International commercial campaign and MTV videos for David Bowie, Metallica and Good Charlotte among many others. http://www.joshbayerart.com

Julia Chen, painting instructor:  MFA New York Academy of Art, MA New York University, BS New York University.  Exhibits: New York Academy of Art, NY, NY; Medialia Gallery, NY, NY; Spring Studio, NY, NY; Richard Demato Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY.  Teaching Experience: Adjunct Professor, Borough of Manhattan Community College; Teaching Assistant, New York Academy of Art; Workshop Instructor, Flushing Town Hall.  http://www.juliachenstudio.com


Cora Cohen, advanced painting instructor: B.A., M.A. Bennington College. Selected solo exhibits: Michael Steinberg Gallery, NY, NY; Markus Winter Gallery, Berlin; Jason McCoy Gallery, NY, NY. Selected group exhibitions: Strokes, curated by John Pomara, The University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX; William Shearburn Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. Awards: Recipient of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Space Program Residency, Brooklyn, NY, 2008-9; The Edward F. Albee Foundation Residency, Montauk NY, 2009; Selected teaching: Vermont Studio Center, Maryland Institute, New York University, Washington University, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. http://www.coracohen.com

Lois Cremmins, collage instructor:
BS Visual Arts, SUNY New Paltz and Ulster.  Permanent instuctor of painting and drawing at the 92nd Street Y.  Grant recipient from the National Endowment for the Arts, SPARC and the Barbara Deming Fund.  Frequently shows her work in solo and group exhibitions and is represented by the Atlantic Gallery in Chelsea. http://www.cremmins.com

Ailene Fields, stone carving instructor: Lehman College: Teacher's College, Columbia University. Teaching Experience: Earthworks Pottery; Sculpture Center; The Compleat Sculptor Inc. Museum Exhibitions: "Allegory: The Timeless Truth," Ocean County Art Center , NJ ; Appleton Museum of Art , FL ; Bergen Museum of Art and Science, NJ; "Ailene Fields: Life Forms," Bergen Museum of Art and Science, NJ. Selected Solo Exhibitions: "Once Upon a Time," "Ailene Fields Fairy Tales" Roslyn Sailor Fine Arts, NJ. Recent sol Exhibition: DFN gallery, NY.

Rich Garr, collage instructor: MA, Cleveland State University; BA, Fordham University. MA Thesis: The Blue Collar White Cube: New Art in Old Places. He spends his days creating artwork and walking tours, and teaching art and history around the city. His new business, Gotham Sidewalks, is a creative community-based walking tour company in New York City. http://www.gothamsidewalks.com

Darin Gehrke, ceramics instructor:
B.S., Art Education/ceramics, and Pennsylvania State University. Studio potter with Tribeca Potters. Teaching experience: Nanyang International School, Guangzhou, P.R.C.; Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Keystone Oaks School District, Pittsburgh, PA. http://www.drgceramics.com

Lynn Goodman, ceramics instructor: M.F.A., Southern Illinois University. B.F.A., University of the Arts. Exhibits extensively in craft shows and exhibitions. Professional Potter for over 20 years. President of the Brooklyn Potters. http://www.lynngoodmanporcelain.com

Chris Hampton, sculpture instructor: PhD,MFA, Florida State University, BFA, University of Georgia. Aluminum and steel sculptor, art educator and administrator.Exhibits: Florida State Museum of Fine Art, Valdosta State University Art Gallery, Gadsden Arts Center, Blue Door Gallery. Teaching and administrative experience: Adjunct Professor, Florida State University; Director of Education, Gadsden Arts Center; Executive Director, 621 Gallery, Inc.

Casey Inch, painting instructor: M.A., Pratt Institute. B.F.A., University of Colorado. Exhibits: Aswoon Gallery, DUMBO, Brooklyn; Hun Gallery, NY, NY; Betty Barker Gallery, New Canaan, CT. Teaching experience: Graduate Assistant, Pratt Institute; Art Instructor, Sax Middle School, New Canaan, CT. http://www.caseyinch.com


Jeremy Leichman sculpture and drawing instructor: M.F.A., New York Academy of Art. B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design. Director Isaac Design, custom furniture design. Exhibits: 3rdWard, Brooklyn; Firehouse Studio Gallery, Kingston, NY; New York Academy of Sciences; Katz Gallery, Boston, MA; James Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Guildford Handcrafts Association. http://www.leichman.com

J. Thomas Legaspi, painting instructor: MFA Graduate School of Figurative Art New York Academy of Art, BFA St John's University, Jamaica New York. Currently exhibiting with Dacia Gallery, Lower East Side, Karen Lynn Gallery, Florida, Kazakhstan State Museum, Kazakhstan, Lexington Art League, Kentucky, Richeson Gallery, Wisconsin, Wright State University Galleries,Illinois, Lexington Art League, Kentucky.  http://www.thomaslegaspi-art.com 

Toinette Lippe, chinese ink painting instructor: Trained in East Asian brush painting for nearly a decade. Formerly rights director and editor at Alfred A. Knopf and founder/editorial director of Bell Tower. Edited the Feng/English translation of Lao Tsu's Tao Te Ching, Frederick Franck's The Zen of Seeing, and over 100 other spiritual books. Author: Nothing Left Over: A Plain and Simple Life and Caught in the Act: Reflections on Being, Knowing, and Doing. http://www.toinettelippe.com

Michael Meyer, photography instructor: B.F.A. Photography, New York University. Exhibits: AFA Gallery, Curious Matter, Daniel Kany Gallery, destination, Gallery 5 & Safe T Gallery . Clients include: Beverage Association, National Supermarket Association, NES Group, NYC Coalition for a Smoke Free City, New York Magazine & Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice. http://www.michaelmeyerphoto.com

Seth Mulvey, drawing instructor: http://sethmulvey.com/

Zawadi Noel, graphic novels instructor: is a seasoned cartoonist and teaching artist with over 10 years of experience. He is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, were he majored in Cartooning. He has designed curricula in both Cartooning and Animation, working primarily with grades 3 through 12. As a freelancer, he has storyboarded music videos, for recording artists, as well as independent films. He now creates custom comics for clients in the New York area. http://zawadinoel.wix.com/arts

Walter O'Neill, art school director: MA, CUNY, Hunter College, BFA, School of Visual Arts, Skowhegan Residency School. Exhibits: Caldbeck Gallery, Rockport ME; Inter Church Center, NY, NY; Adelphia University, Ny; Osuna Gallery, Washington, D.C.; School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD; Group exhibits: Curious Matters, Jersey City, NJ; Flushing Council on the Arts, NY; Snug Habor Art Center, Staten Island, NY. Fresco mural commissions: Los Angeles, New York and Maine. Recent exhibits: Hullaballoo Collective, Natura Spa, Astoria. http://www.zhibit.org/profile/walter_oneill

John Pavlou, stone carving instructor: M.F.A., Queens College, K-12 Art Teaching Certificate, Parsons, New School University, B.F.A., New York Institute of Technology. N.Y. State Certified Art Teacher. Exhibits: The Puffin Room, Westchester Community College Gallery, Le Petit Versailles Garden, North Salem Free Library, Agni Gallery, Ridge Street Gallery. http://www.johnnyart.net

Dana Riseberg ceramics instructor:  M.A., Higher Education Administration, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York; A.A.S., Display and Exhibit Design, Magna cum Laude, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York; B.A., Classics/Latin, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Experiences: Junior high teacher as well as design faculty and academic and administrative department head roles within higher education while continuing to work in clay and other mixed media. http://danariseberg.com

Jess Ruliffson, drawing instructor: BFA, School of Visual Arts, 2008. Graphic novelist and Illustrator. Her work has been recognized and featured by The Society of Illustrators and American Illustration. Selected Clients include The Portland Mercury, Visual Arts Journal, and The University of North Florida. Selected exhibits include group shows at The Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Kings County, Destination Art Space and Lucky Gallery. www.jessruliffson.com

Rudolph Serra, sculpture instructor: M.F.A., M.A. University of California, Berkeley. Solo exhibitions: Art Sites Gallery, Riverhead, NY; Commission, Wall Relief, Muhlenberg College; Haenah Kent Gallery, NY, NY; John David Gallery, NY, NY; Kenmare Square, NY, NY. Selected Group exhibitions: Grounds for Sculpture "Masters in Clay", Hamilton, NJ; Charles Cowles Gallery, NY; Franklin Parrasch Gallery, NY, NY; Rutgers University, Faculty-Graduate Exhibition, New Brunswick, NJ. Awards: Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant; Three National Endowment for the Arts Grants for Sculpture; Research Grant, University of Connecticut. www.rudolphserrastudio.com

Avron Soyer, painting instructor: B.A., Bard College, M.A., Cornell University, Additional studies: Brandeis University Teaches: New School University, Phoenix House Foundation and Center for Urban Community Services Exhibits: B.W.A.C., Phoenix House Foundation, Quinnipiac College, New School University. http://www.soyerlaiartspace.com 

Preet Srivastava, painting instructor:  B.S.,University of Redlands 1994, Academy of Art College, San Francisco 1996. Co-Owner of Galoka Art Gallery, Jazz
Bar, and Fine Dining 1999-2003, La Jolla CA. Co-Created Governors Island Art Fair, 2008, NY. Exhibitions include Lincoln Center, NY, The Bronfman Center Gallery, NY, Vision Festival, NY, and dib Gallery, Chelsea, NY. A documentary based on the works of preet srivastava "Bombay to Brooklyn" was shown at the SDA Film Festival, 2010. Working as an Art Consultant, Guest Teaching Artist, Opening Studio, and Interior Designer in India, Italy, Jamaica, California and New York. www.preetworks.com

Matthew White, clay sculpture instructor: http://www.mattwhitesculpture.com

Jess Worby, drawing instructor: is a visual artist, freelance illustrator, sometimes curator and cartoonist. He got his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2011 and his BA from Colgate University in 2007. His work has been selected by American Illustration. Clients include The Blue Man Group, Doodle Republic, Koyama Press, and Source Media. Recent exhibitions include Andromeda Gallery, Bottleneck Gallery, Launchpad, and The Visual Arts Gallery. www.jworby.com

Chris Wright, painting instructor: M.F.A., Pratt Institute, B.F.A., Pacific NW College of Art. Exhibits: Cal State Fullerton, Hunter College, Muhlenberg College, New York Academy of Art / Phillips de Pury & Company, New York University, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Swiss Institute-Contemporary Art, The AAF Contemporary Art Fair, UMass Amherst; Represented by George Billis Gallery, New York City. www.chriswrightpaintings.com



 

 

Past faculty includes the following artists:

Jon

Bauch

http://jonathanbauch.blogspot.com

Martin

Beck

http://www.beckstudio.com/default.asp

Joan

Benefiel

http://www.figurationstudio.com

Zen

Browne

http://zenbrowne.com/

Cynthia

Capriata

http://www.artistregister.com/capriata.html

Alfredo

Cardenas

http://alfredocardenas-studios.com/

James

Cooper

http://studiocooper.com/

Andy

Coppola

http://andycoppola.com/

Judy

De Zanger

http://www.creativityinstitute.net/contact.htm

Aurelio

DelMuro

http://aureliodelmuro.carbonmade.com/projects/3751659#1

Branislava

Duranovic-

http://branaart.com/

Ailene

Fields

http://www.sculptworld.com/go.php?q=artists/002-aileneFields.html

Rich

Garr

http://www.gothamsidewalks.com/

Ayala

Gazit

http://www.ayalagazit.com/

Darin

Gehrke

http://www.drgceramics.com/Home.html

John

Goodrich

http://www.johngoodrich.net/

Rachael

Gorchov

http://www.rachaelgorchov.com/

Michelle

Greene

http://www.michellegreenephotography.com/

Adrienne

Hecker

http://adriennehecker.blogspot.com/

Martin

Holiday

http://martinholiday.com/

Wendy

Klemperer

http://www.wendyklemperer.com/

kristina

Kozak

http://kkozak.home.mindspring.com/kkozak/pages/home.html

Natalie

Lanese

http://www.natalielanese.com/

Thomas

Lanigan-Schmidt

http://www.pavelzoubok.com/node/thomas-lanigan-schmidt-tenement-symphony

Peter

Lapsley

http://peterlapsley.com/02/

Laure

Leber

http://laureleberphoto.com/

Thomas

Legaspi

https://sites.google.com/site/thomaslegaspi/

Marion

Lerner-Levine

http://www.princestreetgallery.com/m_levine.html

Yali

Lin

http://www.yalilin.com/

Toinette

Lippe

http://www.toinettelippe.com/

Paul

Lucchesi

http://www.paullucchesi.net/Home.html

Michael

Macioce

http://www.macioce.org/

Erin

McGrath

http://www.teachingstudios.com/index.php/erin-mcgrath

Michael

Meyer

http://www.michaelmeyerphoto.com/

Ken

Millington

http://www.kenmillington.com/

Azi Kiwe

Mohammed

http://www.azikiwephoto.com/

Christina

Nalty

http://www.christinanalty.com/index.html

Aaron

Nicholson

http://www.aaronleifnicholson.com/HOME.html

Kensuke

Okabayashi

http://www.javacomics.com/Piggy_Back_Studios/Welcome_to_Piggy_Back_Studios.html

Dana

Parlier

http://figureworks.com/parlier/parlierhome.html

John

Pavlou

http://www.johnnyart.net/

Sheila Pepe

Al

Peters

http://www.alpeters.org/index.html

Alex

Pimienta

http://artpimienta.net/

Lahary

Pittman

http://laharypittman.wordpress.com/

Jennifer Poueymirou

http://momaps1.org/studio-visit/artist/jen-poueymirou

Mark

Powers

http://www.marklpower.com/html/sculpture/index.html

Richard

Press

http://www.richpress.com/

david

Pullman

http://www.davidpullman.com/

Lisa

Ramsay

http://www.lisaramsayphotography.com/

Maria del

Rivera

http://www.mariadelmarrivera.com/

Saul

Robbins

http://www.saulrobbins.com/

Aurora

Robson

http://aurorarobson.com/

Mark

Roussel

http://markroussel.com/#home

Jahi

Sabater

http://jahisabater.com/

Veronica

Saddler

http://www.veronicasaddler.com/

Katia

Santibanez

http://www.danese.com/Main/Artists/Santibanez/SANT_images.html

Rachel

Selekman

http://www.rachelselekman.com/

Matthew

Septimus

http://www.matthewseptimus.com/

Rudolph

Serra

http://www.rudolphserrastudio.com/

Susan

Shatter

http://www.dfngallery.com/artists/artists_represented/susan_shatter.htm

Ezra

Silverman

http://ezrasilverman.com/press/

Kelli

Sinner

http://kellisinner.com/

Gamble

Staempfli

http://www.gamblestaempfli.com

Avron

Soyer

http://www.soyerlaiartspace.com/

lee

Vasu

http://www.leevasu.com/art/

Mimi

Wlodarczyk

http://www.mimiwlodarczyk.com/

Chris

Wright

http://www.chriswrightpaintings.com/

Chris

Zirbes

http://www.chriszirbes.com/

Boris

Zoubkous

http://www.boriszoubkous.com/


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