Becca Albee‘s work includes photography, sculpture, video, and performance. Albee’s work has been presented in solo exhibitions at MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA; Situations, New York, NY; Et al., San Francisco, CA; 356 S. Mission Rd, Los Angeles, CA; and group exhibitions at the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, NC; and Art in General, Brooklyn, NY. Fellowships and residencies include MacDowell, Yaddo, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Fundación Botín, Artlink at Fort Dunree, Blue Mountain Center, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Albee received an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a BA from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and is currently an Associate Professor of Photography at The City College of New York, CUNY.
Electronic Design and Multimedia
Stalgia Grigg builds computer simulations that explore the relationship between ideology and solidarity. Their work takes the form of indeterminate cinema; often depicting agents and avatars of revolutionary will, animated and shaped by neural networks, undergoing the process of ‘training’ during the exhibition of the work. Stalgia also creates open-source software tools for artists + designers as part of the Processing Foundation, as a project steward for p5.js, and as the initiator of p5.xr. They are dedicated to building tools that interfere with normative restrictions on access and power within software. They hold a Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts from Purchase College and an MFA from UCLA. Stalgia has exhibited work at Human Resources, the Hammer Museum, The Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Coaxial Arts Foundation.
Molly Emma Aitken
Molly Emma Aitken is a specialist in Asian art history, in particular the arts of South Asia. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2001 with a concentration on the art of South Asia. She has curated traveling exhibitions on South Asian jewelry and contemporary folk quilts, and has published numerous articles on Mughal and Rajput painting. Aitken received CAA’s Charles Rufus Morey book award in 2011 and the AAS Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy Book Prize in 2012 for her book The Intelligence of Tradition in Rajput Court Painting (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010). Currently focused on the late 16th and early 17th centuries, she is looking at Mughal receptions of Rajput court arts in the context of social pleasure.
Associate Professor, Program Director
Marit Dewhurst is the Director of Art Education and Assistant Professor of Art and Museum Education. She completed her doctorate in education from Harvard University in 2009 youth empowerment, activist art-making, and social justice education. She has worked as an educator and program coordinator in multiple settings both nationally and abroad including community centers, museums, juvenile detention centers, and international development projects. Prior to joining the faculty at CCNY, she founded and coordinated The Museum of Modern Art’s free studio arts programs for teens. She is currently the advisor to the youth-led Museum Teen Summit. Publications include chapters in several books on the use of art in social justice education and articles in The Journal of Art Education, Excellence and Equity in Education, and The Journal of Research Practice. In addition, she has collaborated on an exhibition and book on traditional art and HIV/AIDS education with partners. Her research and teaching interests include social justice education, community-based art, anti-bias/multicultural education, youth empowerment, and the role of the arts in community development.
Digital & Interdisciplinary Art Practice
DIAP MFA Program Director
Electronic Design & Multimedia
Hajoe Moderegger works in collaboration with Franziska Lamprecht as eteam. Their work fuses land ownership, participation and utopian ideas through the use of new media tools and physical presence. They have produced work in many media including video, web, installation and live performance. Their work has been featured at the PS1 MoMA, New Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Eyebeam, Momenta Art, Art in General, MUMOK Vienna, Neues Museum Weimar, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, TIDF Taipei the 11th Biennial of Moving Images, Geneva and the 41st International Film Festival Rotterdam. They have been awarded a NYSCA film & media grant, a Marion Ermer Grant, a NYFA fellowship in the category of Architecture / Environmental Structures / Design and a Creative Capital Grant in emerging media. They are multiple fellows of Macdowell and Yaddo and are the recipients of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and a LMCC Workspace residency. In 2017 they received a Whitney Museum Artport Commission and from September 2017-June 2018 they were scholars in residence at the Hong Kong Baptist University in Hong Kong. Their novel “Grabeland” has been published by Nightboat Books in February 2020.
College Lab Technician
Manal Abu-Shaheen is a photographer. She received her MFA in Photography from the Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT in 2011; a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY in 2003; and attended Lebanese American University, Byblos, Lebanon in 1999. Her work has been exhibited at the Queens Museum, Queens, NY (2016); The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (2016); Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN (2016); The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY (2015); The Print Shop at MoMA PS1, Queens, NY (2014); Camera Club of New York, NY (2013); and Welch School of Art and Design Galleries, Atlanta, GA (2012), among others. She is a recipient of the 2016/17 A.I.R Gallery Fellowship, and the 2015 Artist in the Marketplace Residency at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. She is a 2016/17 participant in Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace residency program. Manal works as a College Laboratory Technician and an adjunct instructor teaching photography at CCNY.