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

Jennifer Bowles

Virtual and Open to All

April 27th, 2021 at 5PM EST on Zoom
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Jennifer Bowles is currently working towards an
MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In her STEM master’s program, Designer as Entrepreneur, Jennifer’s thesis research falls under the umbrella of creativity and innovation. Jennifer has an MA from New York University, she studied fine art at Istituto Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy and she has years of experience working as a graphic designer and art director for leading publishing companies in New York City. Jennifer started teaching at CCNY as an adjunct in 2006. Most recently, Jennifer has been remote teaching graphic design and typography at Bradley University and City College of New York. Her life-long interest in design and photography began when she was a young girl with the gift of an antique Ricohflex camera. The simple twin-lens was small—but magical—and with it, she captured images that were her first foray into the world of visual communications.

Pedro Felipe Vintimilla

Virtual and Open to All

April 20th, 2021 at 5PM EST on Zoom
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El Pedro Felipe (Vintimilla Burneo) is a material-based artist, arts educator, and cultural organizer born in Ecuador and based in Queens-New York. His art practice is rooted in an exploration of textiles, paper, and clay as a medium to reflect on Ecuadorian-ness, migration, language, and sex/gender. Some of his objects become performative pieces that are activated through audience participatory actions. In 2012, he started a creative laboratory project to explore outlets of experimentation through artistic processes. This led him to focus on community-based projects with different organizations in Ecuador, South America, and New York. In August 2020, he joined ProjectArt as Head of National Programs, a non-profit organization that brings afterschool art classes free of cost to families nationwide. He is also currently co-producing, with the Ecuadorian American Cultural Center, a docu-series chronicling stories of migration of Ecuadorians to NY during the 1960’s, 70 and 80’s. Pedro Felipe is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Art Department at Norwalk Community College, Connecticut and City College-CUNY, New York.

Natalia Zubko

Virtual and Open to All

April 12th, 2021 at 5PM EST on Zoom
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Sculptor Natalia Zubko, a California-native who has lived and worked in Brooklyn, NY since 2003, illuminates and transforms spaces striping away external noise and inviting people to experience a sense of wonder and quiet. Using concepts of light and space, she explores how intimacy can be experienced in vast spaces and vastness experienced in intimate spaces. Zubko regularly exhibits large site-responsive environments & sculptures as well as smaller 2D + 3D works throughout the US. Most recently, she completed the permanent public commission, River Constellation, a multi-media light and sound sculpture for Waterworks Park in Des Moines, IA. She co-curates the Art Lot, an outdoor public space near Red Hook, Brooklyn, and is an adjunct assistant professor at Parsons School of Design and City College of New York, CUNY.

Farideh Sakhaeifar

Virtual and Open to All

April 6th, 2021 at 5PM EST on Zoom
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Farideh Sakhaeifar is a multidisciplinary artist, educa- tor, and a core member of HEKLER based in New York City. Sakhaeifar’s work investigates the politics of conflict, collective history, and personal accounts. She received her MFA from Cornell University (2011) and her BFA from Azad Art and Architecture University in Iran (2008). Sakhaeifar was awarded the Shed first Open Call (2019) and has been an artist in residence at Queens Museum Studio Program (2018), Residency Unlimited (2017), BRIC media fellowship (2017), BRIC Doc Intensive (2017), and Workspace Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) (2012-13). Sakhaeifar’s work has been shown nationally and internationally and has been widely covered, including ArtFuse, The Guardian, and Hyperallergic.

DIAP Admissions Open House

Virtual and Open to All

February 17th, 2021 at 6PM EST on Zoom https://ccny.zoom.us/j/83057708437
Join the Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice MFA program at City College of New York for a virtual open house. Faculty member Stalgia Grigg will give a presentation on the program followed by a 40-minute Q+A with Stalgia and current students.

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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Welcome CCNY Art Department Students-

Registration is now taking place for Fall 2021 and Summer 2021. Art Department Academic Advising Specialist Suerynn Lee holds remote advising hours Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-4:00pm and Friday: 9:30am-2:00pm by phone or video.  Please email slee1@ccny.cuny.edu or call 212-650-8378 for an appointment.

Summer 2021 will be taking place online. Summer course offerings are available in Photography, Art History, EDM, and Drawing/Painting.

The Art Department is offering both online and hybrid courses for Fall 2021. The memos on CUNYFirst provide further information for the plan for each course.

Please note: it is critical that you use your CCNY email accounts to receive instructions from your professors and CCNY. Please also check your courses on Blackboard; announcements from individual professors will be posted there.

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