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Full Time Faculty Bios

MFA courses are taught by Art Department faculty and adjuncts, on a rotating basis. For information on who is scheduled to teach a particular course, consult an advisor. The bios of all Art Department faculty are listed below.

  • Becca Albee

    Assistant Professor
  • Becca Albee works primarily in photography often combining her photography with video, sculpture, and installation. Her honors and awards include a residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, two residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, she was a participant in the Artist in the Marketplace Program, and received a College Art Association Professional Development Fellowship. Her work has been featured in exhibitions and screenings at the Bronx Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Whitechapel Gallery, The Hudson River Museum, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, and China Arts Objects Galleries.
  • Colin Chase

    Associate Professor
  • Colin Chase is a sculptor who uses a variety of materials and devices to encourage contemplation. Ideas, forms, textures, synergistically juxtaposed and nestled in incongruent combinations which challenge formal spatial logic, as well as quick intellectual responses. He is represented by June Kelly Gallery in New York. His work has been included in one person and group exhibitions in several galleries including Jamaica Arts Center, Socrates Sculpture Park, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Neuberger Museum of Art. He is a former resident of the Institute for Contemporary Art, P.S. 1 Museum and Longwood Studios. He received public commissions from the Queens Hospital and the Malcolm X Memorial.
  • Megan Foster

  • Megan Foster Megan Foster received a BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2000 and an MFA from Columbia University in 2002. She has an extensive background in traditional and digital printmaking techniques. She has worked as a master printer for artist such as Kara Walker, Kiki Smith, Sarah Sze and Barnaby Furnas. Megan has had solo exhibitions of her paintings and prints in many galleries within the US and in Europe.
  • Leopold Fuentes

    Assistant Professor

  • Ethan Ham

    Assistant Professor
  • Ethan Ham is a sculptor and installation artist. His recent projects include a show at PS 122 Gallery and commissions from Rhizome.org, Turbulence.org, and The Present Group. His background includes a stint the computer game industry in varying roles including game designer, producer, programmer, and executive.
  • Anna Indych-López

    Assistant Professor
  • Professor Indych-López received her Ph.D. in Art History in 2003 from The Institute of Fine Arts of New York University. She specializes in the modern art of Latin America, specifically Mexico, Mexican Muralism, and the reception of Mexican modernity in the United States in the 1930s. Her work focuses on institutional critique, cross-cultural perceptions, reception analysis, and post-colonial theory. Her first book, Muralism without Walls: Rivera, Orozco, and Siqueiros in the United States, is forthcoming with University of Pittsburgh Press in their new series “Illuminations: Cultural Formations of the Americas.” She teaches graduate courses on Euro-American modernism, the modern art of Latin America, the contemporary art of Latin America, and the modern art of Mexico.
  • Catti James

    Associate Professor
  • Catti James is a sculptor. Her most recent exhibitions are Birdhouse, 2007, and Select Encounters, 2006. She is head of the Graduate Art Education Program at the City College of New York since 1995. Professor James is currently writing a manuscript on the use of cardboard in the classroom.
  • Hajoe Moderegger

    Assistant Professor
  • 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, New Museum, Eyebeam, Momenta Art, Art in General, MUMOK Vienna, Neues Museum Weimar, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, TIDF Taipeh and the 11th Biennial of Moving Images, Geneva. They have been awarded a NYSCA film & media grant, a Marion Ermer Grant and are fellows of Macdowell and Yaddo.
  • Sylvia Netzer

  • Sylvia Netzer has had several recent one-person exhibitions: Disturbing, 2003, Appetites, 2004, and Hopeful Monsters, 2007. She has participated in many group shows, including the Fat Attitudes show at Columbia University, the encaustic exhibition at William Paterson College, and the auction for the Watermill Center for Arts and Humanities. She had a residency at the Glen Gerry Brick factory in York, Pennsylvania in 2006, and in 2007 she co-curated an exhibition, Women Touch: Ceramics at A.I.R. Gallery. She also curated several shows at Gallery 128 on the Lower East Side and at A.I.R. Gallery and was included in “One True Thing” at the A.I.R. and Putney School, Vermont, curated by Dena Muller. She was twice-nominated for a Louis Comfort Tiffany grant, 2005 and 2007, and for the annual exhibition of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2006. She teaches courses in all areas of ceramics, on the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • Ina Saltz

    Associate Professor
  • Ina Saltz works primarily in print-based media design with a specialization in typography and publication design. Her creative work is primarily photographic and written documentation of the cultural phenomenon of textual tattoos with respect to their typographical significance and the relationship of type and image. She also writes on a variety of design-related topics for several professional graphic design journals. She is the author of Body Type [2006] a photography book documenting typographic tatoos.
  • Harriet Senie

  • Harriet F. Senie is director of the MA program in museum studies and teaches the required museum studies seminars in that area. She is the author of The ‘Tilted Arc’ Controversy: Dangerous Precedent? (2002), Contemporary Public Sculpture (1992), and co-editor of Critical Issues in Public Art (1992; 1998), as well as numerous articles and essays on public art, memorials, and audience response. She is currently working on a book tentatively titled Transforming American Memorials: From Symbolic Cemetery to a Light in the Sky: Vietnam to 9/11.
  • Tom Thayer

  • Tom Thayer’s work lyrically combines elements frail and feeble in nature, crudely parroting reality, in an effort to reveal the poetry that underlies our own existence. His ideas are realized through a variety of media and activities including paintings, drawings, sculptures, film performance and work- shops. His artworks and performances have been exhibited at The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Living Theater, New York, BBC Radio 3, London, and numerous other national and international venues. He teaches Painting/Diverse Media at the City College of New York.
  • Annette Weintraub

  • Annette Weintraub is the founder of the Department’s Electronic Design and Multimedia program, and currently Department Chair. She teaches courses in Design for the Web (I and II), BFA Thesis and Electronic Design I. She is a media artist whose work is an investigation of architecture as visual language; her projects explore the dynamics of urban space, the intrusion of media into public space and the symbolism of space. Her projects have been shown at The Whitney Museum of American Art in the first Biennial to include internet art, at ICP [International Center of Photography], International Film Festival/Rotterdam, Thirteen/WNET TV’s Reel New York.Web, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires; FILE in Brazil; 5th Biennial of Media and Architecture in Graz and numerous other national and international venues. Commissions include: The Rushlikon Centre for Global Dialogue, CEPA, and Turbulence. In 2007 she was a panelist in Computer Arts for the New York Foundation for the Arts [NYFA].

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