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
Virtual and Open to All
April 12th, 2021 at 5PM EST on Zoom
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.
Virtual and Open to All
April 6th, 2021 at 5PM EST on Zoom
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/83057708437Join 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
A TYPOGRAPHIC EXPLORATION
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
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 •
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
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.