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  • Full Time

  •  Boehman, Jessica

    Boehman Jessica 
    Assistant Professor
    C-745L    
    718-482-5690
    jboehman@lagcc.cuny.edu
    www.jessicaboehman.com 

    Dr. Jessica Boehman graduated summa cum laude with her B.A. in Studio Art and Art History from McDaniel College in 1999. She received her M.A. from Penn State and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009, both in the History of Art. She was a Fulbright scholar to Italy in 2006-2007.

     Brooks, Bruce

    Brooks, Bruce  

    Brooks, Bruce
    Professor
    C-745DD
    718-482-5690
    brooksbr@lagcc.cuny.edu
    bwbrooks.artistwebsites.com 
     

    Been painting and sculpting for 50 years, teaching since 1971. Studied with Ernest Briggs, George Mesologites and John Pai. BFA, MFA Pratt Institute. Exhibited with OK Harris from 1979 to 1997 and Lawrence Oliver, Pam Adler, Frank Marino, Sandy Carlson, Lotus. Work in many collections too boring to mention. Former Program Director of Art and Photography. Currently teach advanced courses.
    My Father was a Milkman.
     

     D'Amelio, Dennis

    D'Amelio, Dennis  

    Lecturer
    C-745EE
    718-482-6038
    ddamelio@lagcc.cuny.edu 


    Dennis D'Amelio is an artist who has lived in Long Island City since 1981. Attracted to the area because of the open space, landscape became the focus of his work. Painting from both observation and memory, the work is a combination of both the place seen and the transitory moment in the perception of it. Dennis teaches design studies. While having a background in education, he was also successful at applying his art skills to freelance commercial design and fabrication work. dennis wrote and has introduced an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Industrial design.

    Commissions and awards include:
    2006 Municipal Arts Society/New York City College Urban Design Research Grant
    2002 The Adolph Gottlieb Foundation Grant
    2001 E.D. Foundation Grant
    2000 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council World Trade Center Studio Residency
    2000 Metropolitan Transportation Authority - Arts for transit
    1998 Van Alen Institute, Projects in Public Architecture

     Elsayed, Dahlia

    Elsayed Dahlia 

    Assistant Professor
    C-745N
    718-349-4074
    delsayed@lagcc.cuny.edu
    www.dahliaelsayed.com/ 


    Professor Elsayed teaches studio courses in Drawing, Painting, and Intro to Art. She attended Bergen Community College before graduating from Barnard College, and then earned her MFA from Columbia University.

    In her work, Dahlia combines text and image to make paintings, installation and books, employing visual narratives to chart an internal and external experience of place, connecting the ephemeral to the concrete. The work pulls from conceptual art, comics, cartography and landscape painting, and uses image and language to continuously modify each other. 

    Her work has been shown at galleries and art institutions throughout the United States and internationally, including the 12th Cairo Biennale, Guggenheim Museum, BravinLee Programs, and solo exhibitions at Aljira Center for Contemporary Art and the New Jersey State Museum. She has received awards from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Edward Albee Foundation, Headlands Center for the Arts, and The NJ State Council on the Arts.

     Fernandez, Hugo

    Fernandez Hugo  
    Assistant Professor
    C-745BB
    718-482-6189
    hufernandez@lagcc.cuny.edu
    lagcc-cuny.digication.com/hugo.fernandez/Welcome/published
     

    Hugo Fernandez was born in Miami, Florida, in 1962, the son of Cuban exiles. He began taking photographs in the early 1980’s, graduating from Miami Dade Community College in 1985 with an Associates degree in Communication and in 1989 from Florida International University with a Bachelors degree in Fine Art in Photography. In 1993 he graduated from the Yale School of Art with a Masters degree in Fine Art Photography. In 2014 he will celebrate 20 years at LaGuardia Community College, as he works towards tenure; he is currently an Assistant Professor. In New York he has continued working in photography with the panorama format, which he began working with at Yale. He has also been working on a long-term project documenting the stories and life of his father. He is married and lives in Fort Greene Brooklyn, New York. He has a 14 year-old daughter from a previous marriage.
     

     Luskin, Fern

    Luskin Fern 

    Lecturer
    C-745TT
    718-482-708
    luskinfe@lagcc.cuny.edu

    Fern Luskin is the author of “Unchaste Veneration in Titian’s Worship of Venus,” in New Studies on Old Masters: Essays in Renaissance Art in Honour of Colin Eisler, John Garton and Diane Wolfthal, eds., Toronto Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2011 and of the book review of Anthony Colantuono’s Titian, Colonna and the Renaissance Science of Procreation: Equicola's Seasons of Desire, published in caa.reviews in 2012. She has also presented papers at all the major Renaissance conferences and given gallery talks at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her discovery that a row house on West 29th St. was an Underground Railroad Station, and her campaign to preserve it, has been the subject of documentaries (National Geographic’s “Civil Warriors; Free at Last,” Secrets of New York) as well as articles and broadcasts (The New York Times, Daily News, WSJ, Huffington Post, Washington Post, NBC, ABC, NY1, WCBS, WNYC/WQXR, etc.). She has, in addition, received various preservation awards.

     Richter, Ari

      Richter Ari  

    Assistant Professor
    C-745V
    718-349-4072
    arichter@lagcc.cuny.edu
    aririchter.com

    Ari Richter was born in Tampa, FL in 1983. He received a BFA from Florida State University and a MFA from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Richter is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work explores material narratives, collaborative practice and performance. Recent projects include staging an art show for dogs at the University of Texas at Dallas, curating a comedy performance series for Arts in Bushwick, producing a how-to web video series for the Museum of Contemporary Art in L.A., lecturing in a tent during the Celebrate Brooklyn! music festival, installing a modern day wunderkammer at Flux Factory, dancing Gangnam Style for Ai Weiwei, becoming a German citizen and becoming an uncle. Ari Richter lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
     

     Rodriguez, Michael

    Michael-Rodriguez
    Professor/Chair Humanities Department
    C-745AA
    718-482-5903
    mirodriguez@lagcc.cuny.edu

    Michael Rodriguez has been exhibiting his work since 1984 starting as an active member of the influential Artifacts Artist Group in Miami Florida. He graduated with an MFA from Brooklyn College in 1992 and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in the same year. He has exhibited with Feature Inc. NY, Galerie G-Module, Paris, White Columns, NY and numerous other galleries and museums internationally.

    Michael Rodriguez has won a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant as well as a grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts. His work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, NY as well as numerous private collections.

     Simms, Arthur

      Simms Arthur 

    Associate Professor/Fine Arts Program Coordinator
    C-745Y
    718-482-5664
    asimms@lagcc.cuny.edu
    arthursimms.com/home.html

    Arthur Simms was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1961. He emigrated to Brooklyn, New York in 1969. He received his Masters Degree in Fine Arts in 1993 and Bachelor of Arts in 1987 from Brooklyn College.

    Numerous awards have included the Rome Prize Fellowship, Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Creative Capital Grant, Guggenheim Fellowship, Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, Residency from the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency Fellowship, Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and Pollock-Krasner Grant.

    He has exhibited nationally and internationally, including representing the country of Jamaica in the 49th Venice Biennial in 2001. Other venues have included Musée International des Arts Modestes, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, Neuberger Museum, American Academy of Arts and Letters, MOMA P.S.1, American Academy in Rome, and the Queens Museum.
     

     Vayzman, Liena
    Liena Vayzman
    Assistant Professor
    C-745T
    718-482-5690
    lvayzman@lagcc.cuny.edu 
    www.lienavayzman.com 

    Liena Vayzman is an art historian specializing in Modern and Contemporary Art and the Histories of Photography. Dr. Vayzman earned the BA with Honors in Art History at Vassar College and the MA and PhD in History of Art at Yale University. Her PhD dissertation analyzes the photographic self-portraits of French Surrealist photographer Claude Cahun in terms of gender, geopolitics, and the history of the Resistance during WWII. Liena Vayzman is also a photographer and curator of contemporary art. 

    At LaGuardia, Professor Vayzman teaches courses on Art in New York, Art and Society, Introduction to Art, and History of Photography, often incorporating visits to museums and galleries in New York as well as using technology and studio projects to enrich learning. 

    Liena Vayzman's writing on art has been published in X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly (Los Angeles), Art Practical (San Francisco), Huffington Post, DailyServing.com, the Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin, and other publications. She curated the Crystal Palace Experimental Film and Video Festival and served as new media curator at ATA: Artists Television Access in San Francisco. 

    Prior to joining the LaGuardia faculty in 2014, Dr. Vayzman taught at Wesleyan University, Rutgers, the Rhode Island School of Design, San Jose (California) State University, the New School University (NY), and CUNY-York College. She also has worked as a curatorial fellow at the Yale University Art Gallery and as an educator at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

  • Part Time

  •  Bakalli, Emil

    Bakalli Emil 

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    C-745
    718-482-5690
    www.emilbakalli.com
     

    Emil Bakalli was born in Elbasani-Skampa, Albania. He is an artist living and working in New York City. Bakalli received his B.A. in Fine Arts and Philosophy from Hunter College, CUNY, in 2006. He received his M.F.A. from Parsons The New School For Design in 2009. At Parsons, Bakalli majored in Fine Arts. Meanwhile, at the New School For Social Research, he studied extensively in the M.A. program of Philosophy. Therefore, Bakalli’s expertise, experience-practice is greatly related to Fine Arts and Philosophy, alike.Bakalli regularly exhibits his work both nationally and internationally. This has included exhibitions at Tirana National Gallery, Albania; the Dimotikon National Gallery, Athens, Greece; European Culture Center, Italy; PULSE Art Fair, Chelsea, New York; and The Kitchen Gallery, Chelsea, New York. Bakalli has been published and has received various honors/awards such as those in: Tricycle Magazine; Direct Art Magazine, Manifest International-Painting, Poughkeepsie Journal, Art in Vogue and Creative Genius-Masters-of-Today.www.emilbakalli.com

     Blackwell, Matthew

      Blackwell Matt 

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    C-745
    718-482-5690
    mblackwell@lagcc.cuny.edu
    mattblackwellstudio.com

    Matt Blackwell received his BFA from the Portland School of Art, Maine, participated in the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and received his MFA from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC. Blackwell received a Purchase Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2006) and his work was included in the 2013 Maine Biennial. Fellowship residencies include Yadoo; Sculpture Space in Utica, NY; Vermont Studio Center; Triangle Arts Association and Art Lot in Red Hook Brooklyn. Blackwell is represented by the Edward Thorp Gallery, New York where he has had five solo and has been included in numerous group exhibitions. In addition to a solo exhibition at Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, Blackwell’s work has been exhibited at Studio 10 and Parker’s Box in Brooklyn, Hartwick College (Oneota, NY) Savannah College of Art and Design ( Atlanta GA) and numerous group shows in New York City and Maine.
     

     Branca, Paul

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    C-745
    718-482-5690
    pbranca@lagcc.cuny.edu

    I received my MFA from Bard College in 2009. Since then my work has been exhibited in galleries and institutional shows such as solo exhibitions such as Satin Island, at Scaramouche, NY, and L’origine de l’espace prive at Sabot, Cluj, Romania and Couch Crash, at Golden Parachutes, in Berlin. Institutional shows include Sculpture Center’s In Practice, titled Double Life, curated by Kristen Chappa, and Matter Out of Place, curated by Lumi Tan, at the Kitchen, both in NY. My exhibitions have been reviewed in Flash Art, Art Forum, Modern Painters, Time Out New York, New York Observer, Art Papers and Fillip.

     Bukowski, Steven

    Bukowski Steven 

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    C-745
    718-482-5690
    sbukowski@lagcc.cuny.edu 
     

    Steven grew up in Buffalo, NY, where he learned how to use a hammer before he learned how to ride a bike. Ever since then, he's been building things or taking them apart; tinkering and learning how things work and how to improve them.

    Steven received his BFA in 2010 from the Cleveland Institute of Art, where he focused on Industrial Design. After graduating he relocated to Brooklyn, NY, to work with KleinReid, a renowned ceramics and home goods design studio in Long Island City.

    In 2012 Steven left KleinReid to help found Automata Design & Fabrication, an interdisciplinary studio that works closely alongside a diverse range of clients in the fields of product design, fashion and set building, architecture, and the medical industry. Automata assists in bringing their ideas to successful fruition.

    Aside from his work with Automata, Steven currently teaches the Intro to Woodworking class, part of the newly formed Industrial Design program at LaGuardia Community College.

     Chin, Lili

    Lili Chin
     

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    C-745
    718-482-5690
    lichin@lagcc.cuny.edu
    lilichin.org/home
     

    Lili Chin is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and holds an MFA from the University of California, San Diego. In 2013, she was an Artist in Residence at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai. She spent her summer in a cabin in the Catskill mountains at the Platte Clove Artist Residency. In 2012 she was a resident at the Weir Art Farm and produced a site-specific installation on a Nature Preserve.

    Her films and installations have been exhibited at numerous venues including All Thing Projects in New York, the New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, Millennium and more. Her work has been shown internationally in Los Angeles, San Diego, Austin TX, San Francisco, Edinburgh, Equador, Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City, New York and more. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Central Connecticut State University and LaGuardia Community College.

     Creede, Mary

      Creede, Mary
    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    C-745
    718-482-5690
    mcreede@lagcc.cuny.edu
    www.jerardstudio.com 

    Teaching Artist, Fine Artist and Professional Commercial Artist with 30 years experience in creative problem solving across many disciplines.

     Cristofaro, Cris

      Cristifaro, Cris 

    Adjunct Associate Professor
    M223
    718-482-6037
    ccristofaro@lagcc.cuny.edu

    Cris Cristofaro has been teaching Sculpture, 3-D Design, and Introduction to Design, at LaGuardia for the past 27 years. He is also the director of the LaGuardia Gallery of Fine Arts, and is responsible for the exhibitions of artwork throughout the college including the Atrium Gallery Showcases, and the 4th and 5th Floor E building galleries. He has an extensive exhibition record, and his work is represented in the Queens Museum, and many other public and private collections, and is a two-time winner of the Adolph & Ester Gottlieb foundation grant.

     Curtin, Lenka

    Curtin Lenka 

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    C-745
    718-482-5690
    clenka@lagcc.cuny.edu
     

    I grew up in the Czech Republic surrounded by glass and printmaking tradition with the respect for handmade object. 
     
    As an artist, I am taken by the studio process, which brings me the unplanned, where desire and thought are diminished. On the other hand, returning to the studio in daily routine opens the door to a sense of special place, an interest in the phenomenology of location or what Gaston Bachelard calls the "poetic of space".
     
    I studied at LaGuardia Community College, where I earned degree in Fine Arts. I gained concrete foundation in Arts, on which I build till today. 

    I earned my BFA in the the School of Visual Art, where I used their digital technology and explored mew media.

    Currently I am studying torts my MFA degree in the New York Studio School. This school emphasizes a work from observation and development in the studio practice.

     Fernandez, Arianne

      Fernandez, Arriane 

    Adjunct Lecturer
    M223
    718-482-5709
    afernandez@lagcc.cuny.edu

    Arianne M. Fernandez graduated with an Associate’s of Science in Fine Arts from LaGuardia Community College. Arianne also holds both a Bachelor's of Arts in Art History (with a concentration in Fine Arts), where she graduated summa cum laude with highest honors in Art History and an M.A. in Art History (with a concentration in Modern Art) from Queens College, CUNY. Arianne has been teaching Introduction to the Visual Arts, Art History Survey I & II, 20th Century Art and Art and Society, at LaGuardia Community College since 2008. Arianne has contributed to various essays for the Godwin Ternbach Museum in Queens College, including those in the exhibition catalogue, “SCHOLARS, EXPLORERS, PRIESTS: How the Renaissance Gave Us the Modern World” -G T M, Queens College, CUNY, February 2 - March 27, 2010.

     Frederick, Jeff

      Frederick Jeff 

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    C-745
    718-482-5690
    jfrederick@lagcc.cuny.edu

    Jeff Frederick is an artist and writer who lives and works in New York City. He received his MFA in Painting and Drawing from Brooklyn College (CUNY). He has taught at LaGuardia Community College since Spring 2012.
     

     Harmon, Joan

      Harmon Joan 

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    C-745
    718-482-5690
    jharmon@lagcc.cuny.edu
    www.joanharmon.com

    Joan Harmon is a sculptor and installation artist who earned her MFA from Rutgers University and her BFA from the Californis College of Art. Harmon uses a variety of media from cast cement, fired clay, wax and mixed media and incorporates sound and light in her sculptural installations. Her work explores psychological journeys created by merging architecture, landscape and references to the human body. Joam has taught at various Universities and has been teaching at La Guardia since 2001. She exhibits nationally and internationally and is President of the Phoenix Gallery in Chelsea, NY.
     

     Jefferson, Kristin Marie

    Jefferson Kris 

    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    C-745
    718-482-5690
    kjefferson@lagcc.cuny.edu

    Professor Jefferson’s background is Visual-Culture: combining the Anthropology of Art and Video-Ethnography. She originally began teaching art at CUNY while earning her first Masters (1975). Mentored by Conceptual Artist Robert Morris, Kris began doing performance art and installations using video as her medium of choice. Initial graduate work concluded, Kris traveled the world for years as an ethnographic art dealer often returning to CUNY as a guest-lecturer before again contracting to teach – this time at La Guardia.
    As educator, curator and documentarian, Kris grounds her knowledge of visual cultures in a global and intercultural context. She is an international art dealer, curator and consultant who has helped build major public and private collections in the Americas and abroad.
    As a conceptual artist, Kris sources original and re-purposed video (2nd Masters 1999) to explore, dissect, and cross-reference culturally specific aesthetics. Her work is in public and private collections throughout the world.
     

     Jerard, John

    Jerard, John 

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    C-745
    718-482-5690
    JJerard@lagcc.cuny.edu
    www.jerardstudio.com

    Sculptor/Painter, Designer/Fabricator: Owner Jerard Studio Inc., Custom Design and Fabrication For Theater, Interior Design, Print and Film Industries. Problem solving for the Arts.Selected Exhibitions: Fountain Gallery, Portland Ore, Seattle Arts Commission, Mermaid Show, Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY, Hallwalls Gallery Buffalo, NY, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn NY, Cooper Union Gallery, NY ,NY.

     Kato, Nozomi

    Kato Nazomi 

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    C-745
    718-482-5690
    nkato@lagcc.cuny.edu
    lagcc-cuny.digication.com/nozomirose/Intro//

    I grew up in Kobe and Hawaii, went to school in Paris, Rome, and New York City, and studied Fine Arts at the City University of New York where I was awarded an honor residency at Barnard College/Columbia University as an ICP Scholar. Later, I graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting. My Master of Fine Arts Degree in Photography came from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, one of the top museum schools in the country and the world. As a visual artist, I have exhibited my work at Johnson Museum of Art in Ithaca, Vermont Studio Center, Sullivan Center at the Art Institute of Chicago, Bridge Art Fair NY, LVL3 Chicago, Evanston Art Center, New Century Artist Chelsea, Kravets|Wehby, and the Swan Hill Museum of Contemporary Art in Hyogo (Japan), among others.

     Kelly, William

      Kelly, William 

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    E-405
    718-482-5117
    williamk@lagcc.cuny.edu
    http://www.burdenofeden.com

    William Kelly, filmmaker and writer, received the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival’s Spirit Of Independents Award for his feature film, Comeback, which the The International Film Journal called "vibrant and creative.”
    He edited the feature film, Broken Sole Trilogy starring Danny Aiello, Judith Light, Margaret Colin, John Shea, with music by Phillip Glass. Man’s Best Friend, an anti dog-fighting spot for the Humane Society, can be seen on YouTube. He is currently making a documentary film, The Burden of Eden, about the history and design of the NYC housing complex, Stuyvesant Town.
    As Chief Film of Critic COVERArts magazine he interviewed a wide range of creative artists—Claude Chabrol, Agnes Varda, Atom Egoyan, Gianni Amelio, Isabelle Huppert and Claire Denis among others. His work has also appeared in Film Quarterly.
    Kelly directs print design and in house-video production in the Marketing and Communications Department at LaGuardia Community College.

     Lozano, Elysa

      Lozano Elysa 

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    C-745
    718-482-5690
    elysalozano@yahoo.com
    http://www.autonomousorganization.org

    Trained at the Rhode Island School of Design and Goldsmiths College, Elysa Lozano’s art practice emulates a not-for-profit, called Autonomous Organization, which has produced proposals for Socialist colonies in a high-rise building in Houston, Texas, re-branded an exhibition space in London as a construction site, and created a web archive of project space survival strategies.

     

     Mutter, William Robert

      Mutter,William 

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    C-745
    718-482-5690
    wmutter@lagcc.edu

    I am a figurative artist and having spent my early years in a trailer park in New Jersey, I was around a lot of outsider types. These experiences formed my art. As an artist, I am attracted only to extreme personalities. As a painter, heavily tattooed people, circus freaks and professional wrestlers, to name a few, were natural subjects.

    In the mid-80s, I began a series of lifesize ceramic sculptures of cowboys fighting with each other. My most recent series of sculptures, large pastel drawings and small pen drawings is of children in Halloween costumes.

    I received a BFA from Monmouth College in West Long Branch, NJ, and an MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

    My work has been included in many galleries and museums from the Lower East Side galleries in the ’80s to the Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris. Awards include New York Foundation For The Arts and the Warren Tanner Memorial Art Fund.

     Nagle, Julie Ann

      Nagle, Julie 

    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    C-745
    718-482-5690
    jnagle@lagcc.cuny.edu
    http://www.julieannnagle.com/ 

     

     Julie Ann Nagle received her BFA from the Cooper Union and completed her MFA in Sculpture and Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009. She has completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Core Program, Sculpture Space, Franconia Sculpture Park, the MacDowell Colony, Seven Below, and AirSpace at Abrons Art Center. Nagle currently lives and works in New York.

    Nagle’s work explores the performative nature of objects and the monumentalization of individuals. She composes installations akin to three dimensional paintings, considering common methods of display in contemporary sculpture and 18th century still life painting and photography. Representational and graphic elements within these spaces introduce illusion and perceptual shifts in depth.

    Nagle stages anachronistic fictions in which facets of historical unconscious are explored using contemporary material forms. Below the surface of these fictions are actual histories of innovation, exploration, and ambition which are traced with wry humor, comparing their promises of social and scientific utopias against the present.

     Nisenbaum, Aliza

    Nisenbaum Aliza 

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    C-745
    718-482-5690
    anisenbaum@lagcc.cuny.edu
    http://www.alizanisenbaum.com

    Aliza Nisenbaum was born in Mexico City and currently lives in NY. After initiating her studies at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, she earned her MFA and BFA degrees from the Art Institute of Chicago with a Trustee Merit Scholarship in Painting. She has taught at The University of Chicago, Northwestern University, SVA and Purchase College in NY. Her work has been shown internationally, with solo shows at Julius Caesar gallery and Shane Campbell gallery in Chicago. In spring of 2011 her work entered the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Collection. In the fall of 2011 her work was chosen to participate in the XV Contemporary Painting Biennial for the Rufino Tamayo Museum in Mexico. In 2013 her work was shown at the Susanne Hilberry Gallery and in Kevin Kavanagh gallery in Dublin and she received a Rema Hort Mann NYC Visual Arts Award.

     O'Keeffe, Arthur Paul

     

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    C-745
    718-482-5690
    P_O_Keeffe@yahoo.com
    www.coroflot.com/apok

    Educated as an Industrial Designer in Ireland & England, since lived and worked in San Francisco and more recently New York. Several years experience developing and mentoring the process of designing innovative and highly stylized consumer products. Avid interest in biomimicry and how it can help people through design.
     

     Pizzarello, Dina

    Pizzarello, Dina 

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    C-745
    718-482-5690
    dpizzarello@lagcc.cuny.edu
    http://dinapizzarello.com 


    Dina Pizzarello is a Brooklyn born oil painter. She received her BA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts. In 2008 she took first place at the Emaar Art Symposium in Dubai. Pizzarello completed her Masters in Education and Special Education at Touro College in 2012 and is currently working on her diploma project for her MFA at the New York Academy of Art.

     Richarson, Judy

      Richardson Judy 

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    C-745
    718-482-5690
    jrichardson@lagcc.cuny.edu
    www.judy-richardson.com/

    Judy Richardson is a sculptor living and working in Brooklyn. She spent many years sculpting and painting scenery for the San Francisco Opera and all kinds of rock n¹ roll shows before she came to New York in 1990. Judy makes her own versions of functional objects out of lots of different recycled materials that address political and emotional situations. She is the recipient of the Roswell Artist in Residence grant, the Vermont Studio Fellowship, the C-Scape Dune Shack Residency, and the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant. She shows her work in New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, California, and New Mexico.
     

     Salomon, Debra

      Salomon Debra 

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    C-745
    718-482-5690
    dsalomon@lagcc.cuny.edu

    Debra Salomon has a BFA in painting from Kent State University. She followed up her undergraduate training at the New York Studio School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, where she studied with Phillip Guston, George McNeil, and Mercedes Madder, among others. She has shown her figurative abstract work in many group shows, and maintains a studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Along with teaching art and design, Debra works as a designer and has practiced graphic, exhibition and interior design with a painter's eye for two dimensional space and color.
     

     Saltz, Mark

      Saltz Mark 

    Adjunct Associate Professor
    C-745
    718-482-5690
    msaltz@lacc.cuny.edu
    www.marksaltz.com/

    Mark Saltz is a Painter who lives and works in New York City. His Paintings, Drawings, and Prints may be found in Museum, Academic and Public Cooperate Collections throughout the United States and Europe. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Grant for Painting, A Mid –Atlantic States Grant for Painting and a Pollack/Krasner Foundation grant for Painting.
    His Graphic work is published and represented by VanDeb Editions, NYC, and his Paintings and Works on Paper by JHB Gallery. NYC
    Mark Saltz is both an Adjunct Assistant Professor at LaGuardia Community College, and a part time teaching professor in The School of Design Strategies and Department of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons School of Design/New School, NYC. He is a graduate of Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY and Goddard College Independent Study Graduate Program, Westbury, Vt.
     

     Schuwerk, Michael

      Schuwer Mike 

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    C-745
    718-482-5690
    mschuwerk@lagcc.cuny.edu
    mikeschuwerk.info/

    Michael Schuwerk was born in Chicago, raised in Houston and currently lives in New York. He received an MFA from Hunter College and a BA with Honors in History from the University of Chicago. In 2010 he attended The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Recent exhibitions and screenings include: the 92Y Tribeca, 255 Canal, Gallatin Galleries, 3rd Ward, Chashama, Zora and Tompkins Projects in New York; Champion Contemporary in Austin; Director’s Lounge in Berlin; and Citta’ al Muro in Trento.
     

     Segre, Michelle

    Segre Michelle 

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    C-745
    718-482-5690
    msegre@lagcc.cuny.edu
    derekeller.com/michellesegre.html

    Michelle Segre is a sculptor who has exhibited her work widely since the mid-1990's. She has had solo shows at the University Art Museum at SUNY Albany, the Derek Eller Gallery in New York, the Daniel Weinberg Gallery in Los Angeles, Murray Guy Gallery, NY, and the Susan Inglett Gallery in NY. Selected group shows include the American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY; the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in NY; the Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield, CT; the Tang Teaching Museum in Saratoga Springs, NY; the Kemper Museum in Kansas City; and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado, amongst others. Segre has taught at both New York University and the Cooper Union School of Art. She is currently an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts MFA Program in New York. Segre is represented by the Derek Eller Gallery in New York, where she lives.
     

     Tabibian, Fabian Golban

      Tabibain Fabian 

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    C-745
    718-482-5690
    ftabibian@lagcc.cuny.edu
    www.tabibian.org

    Fabian G. Tabibian is a Brooklyn based artist, born in New York City. He received his MFA from Hunter College, studied at the Royal College of Art in London and at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. His work has been exhibited at Parallel Art Space in Brooklyn, SOIL Gallery in Seattle, Momenta Art in Brooklyn and at the Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY. His work has been selected as a best of 2011 by the editorial board of Rhizome.org and is featured in the 2013 Northeast edition of New American Paintings. He currently teaches at Hunter College and LaGuardia Community College.
     

     Van Dyke, Marjorie

    Van Dyke Marjoie 

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    C-745
    718-482-5690
    Mvandyke@lagcc.cuny.edu
     


    Marjorie Van Dyke is a painter and a master printer who has worked with many artists including Paul Resika, Lucio Pozzi, Nell Blaine, Faith Ringgold, Sharon Horvath, Ken Buhler, Mark Saltz, Mimi Gross, Joseph Haske and Betye Saar. She started her own etching atelier in 1997 after printing at Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop for fifteen years. In 1999 she co-founded of VanDeb Editions, Inc. Van Dyke’s painting and prints have been exhibited at many museums and galleries, and Van Dyke’s art is included in numerous collections including the Houghton Library at Harvard University, the New York Public Library, The Library Of Congress, The J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Victoria Albert Museum in London.

     Youens, Rachel

      Youens Rachel 

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    C-745
    718-482-5690
    ryouens@lagcc.cuny.edu
    www.ryouens.com 
     

    Rachel Youens, originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA in 1980 and an MFA from Brooklyn College, CUNY in 1993. She has exhibited in numerous galleries in the NY metropolitan area, including Sideshow Gallery, Valentine Gallery, Open Source, and Long Island University. Youens has attended artist residencies at the Fundación Valparaiso and Ragdale Foundation and has been a guest lecturer at Montclair State University. She has written art criticism for The Brooklyn Rail’s artscene section (1999-2005), artcritical, Cover Magazine, NY Arts Magazine, and NowChelsea. She received a Pollock-Krasner Grant in 2005, a PSC CUNY grant in 2008, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008-09. She currently teaches at LaGuardia Community College and at the Parsons School of Design

     Zegeer, Brian

      Zegger, Brian 

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    C-745
    718-482-5690
    zegeer@gmail.com
    http://www.brianzegeer.com

    Brian Zegeer makes stop-motion animations, enacting physical changes to an environment in order to unearth the network of stories arising from the site’s particular history or the politics associated with its use.
    Zegeer received his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, and attended Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting in 2010. He has recently exhibited at the Queens Museum of Art, The Delaware Art Museum. Louis V. ESP, Regina Rex, Thompkins Projects, Elga Wimmer Gallery, and Stephan Stoyanov Gallery.

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  •  Eppich, Helmut

      Helmut Eppich 

    College Laboratory Technician

    M-223G
    718-482-5709
    heppich@lagcc.cuny.edu

    After graduating from LaGuardia Community College with an A.A., and The City College with a B.F.A., I began freelancing in comic books: Pacific Presents #4:The Shell Game; Blackthorne Publishing:Star Flight Squadron #3; Harris Comics:Q-Unit; Demon Boy Comic Book: Issues 1 and 2.
    During a brief period I became involved with creating astronomy paintings utilizing a self-taught method, bordering on realistic,semi-abstract, and abstract concepts. These paintings have been shown in various juried exhibitions in Soho and Tribeca, including a solo exhibition at 55 Mercer Gallery. Some of these paintings are on display around the college.
    Currently, I relive classic tv shows, old movies, and the 1964 Worlds Fair as futile attempts to avoid impending reality. This ongoing conflict, fortunately, inspires creativity utilized to write and illustrate contemporary fantasy scenarios.

     Vollo, Gary

      Vollo, Gary

    Chief College Laboratory Technician
    M223 
    718-482-5709
    gvollo@lagcc.cuny.edu

    Gary received his Associates Degree from La Guardia Community College and his Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from Queens College. His studies in studio art evolved into a passion for both analog and digital photography. He has now been working with photography for over 35 years and has exhibited photographs at numerous galleries and museums, including the Paul Klapper Library, Queens Museum, The Greater Astoria Historical Society, and Saint Peter’s Church in the Citicorp Building. In collaboration with the Greater Astoria Historical Society Mr. Vollo recently had the book “Then & Now, Long Island City” published by Arcadia Publishing. The book consists of vintage photographs of Long Island City taken 80, 90 (and in some cases over 100 years ago) juxtaposed with images taken by Gary in the past several years. Mr. Vollo has taught beginning, advanced and digital photography, and is currently teaching computer art courses here at the college.

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