The City College Art Department draws upon the cultural riches of the New York City, while offering art students a strong education in the liberal arts. The department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in studio art, electronic design & multimedia, art history, and art education.

Upcoming & Recent Events

Fables of Aesop


January 30 — March 5, 2020 in The City College Archive Reading Room 5-301

The City College Archive Reading Room will host the exhibition, Fables of Aesop: A Typographic Exploration from January 30—March 5, 2020. Work exhibited explores visual interpretations of the fables, as well as employing design as a tool and weapon to communicate ethical purpose. The books in this exhibition were created in Professor Anne Bartoc Fink’s Typography 2 class in Spring, 2019.

Electronic Design & Multimedia BFA Thesis Show

Fall 201​9

Thursday, December 19th, 5-8 pm in the Art Department’s Compton-Goethals Hall Gallery room 134.

The exhibition reception is Thursday, December 19th from 5-8 pm in the Art Department Gallery in Compton-Goethals Hall, CG134. Exhibition dates: Monday, December 16th-Friday, December 20th.  Gallery Hours: M-F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fall 2019 Thesis Projects include: • a stop-motion animation on paper recycling • UX/UI app that teaches idiomatic Chinese expressions  [Chengyu} • branding of a Filipino dessert cafe • a photo book  celebrating NASA’s achievements that encourages students to go into STEM fields • a social app that helps you find new friends to BreakBread  with • an illustrated zine about plastics recycling in New York City • three illustrated books teaching the alphabet, shapes and numbers through color •

Miguel Gutierrez

Artist Presentation

Thursday December 5th 2019, 1:30pm in the [DIAP] MFA Studio (S-408)

Miguel Gutierrez creates dance-based performances, music and poetry that focus on desire, identity and the search for meaning. He is a 2016 Doris Duke Artist. His work has been presented in venues such as Centre National de Danse, Centre Pompidou, ImPulsTanz, Fringe Arts, Walker Art Center, TBA/PICA, MCA Chicago, New York Live Arts, Live Arts Bard, and the 2014 Whitney Biennial. He has received support from Creative Capital, MAP, National Dance Project, and Jerome Foundation and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, United States Artists, New York Foundation for the Arts, Tides Foundation as well as a Foundation for Contemporary Art award and four NY Dance and Performance Bessies. He recently premiered This Bridge Called My Ass, a group performance that bends tropes of Latinidad to articulate new relationships to identity and form. It was presented by The Chocolate Factory as part of American Realness 2019. He currently performs a music project called SADONNA, where he turns Madonna’s upbeat songs into sad anthems. He runs LANDING, an educational initiative at Gibney, and his book When You Rise Up is available from 53rd State Press. www.miguelgutierrez.org

Alumni Exhibition

Fall 201​9

October 28 – November 15, 2019

The Art Department at The City College of New York, CUNY is pleased to present a group exhibition of new works by Studio Art MFA Alumni, Co-Curated by Jannette Jwahir Hawkins and Marcie Revens, Of A Sacred Dimension reflects the deeply personal visions of six artists working from a range of lived experiences and tackling what it means to make art in the current economic, social, and political climate.

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These are challenging times, but the Art Department faculty and staff are excited to welcome you back!

With warm wishes to all for health and happiness,

Hajoe Modederegger (current chair of the Art Department)


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