Fine Arts Studio
Department of Art and Design Faculty
Andrew Atkinson, PhD
Andrew Atkinson is a photographer, critic, curator, and director of the MFA in Studio Art program at Montclair State University. He holds a PhD from the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England. He has curated exhibitions in the United States and Italy and exhibits internationally. He wrote for Afterimage and the Architect's Newspaper and was a board member of the Society of Photographic Education Mid-Atlantic.
Joyce Catherine Bebout, MFA
Professor Catherine Bebout is the BA/BFA in Studio Art Coordinator and Area Head of Printmaking and received her MFA degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. She is a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar to India and recipient of a New Jersey State Council on the Arts “Individual Artist" fellowship award in Printmaking. National solo exhibitions include Anchor Graphics, Chicago,William Patterson University, NJ, Dowling College and Adelphi University, NY. Solo exhibitions abroad include the Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai, the Modern Art Workshop, Shanghai, China, Engramme, Quebec, and Whitecliffe College of Arts, Auckland, New Zealand. New York City venues include the Czech Cultural Center, International Print Center, Susan Teller Gallery and The Center for Book Arts, New York Public Library,. Invitational exhibitions include Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, The Print Center, Philadelphia, University of Hawaii, Hilo, Sonoma Museum of Art and Scripps College, California. Her work is also in public collections at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and The Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium.
Dr. Robert Browning earned his EdD from Columbia University in Studio Arts - Sculpture and Jewelry. He heads the Metal and Jewelry area and has also taught as a visiting professor at the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague, Czech Republic, and the University of Chemistry and Technology of Prague extension in Turnov, Czech Republic, and at the College of Art and Design in Lodz, Poland. He has given lectures at The Technical University of Liberec in Jablonec and The University of West Bohemia in Plzen, both in the Czech Republic. His recent work has been shown in museums and private collections in the Czech Republic and Poland and has had pieces in shows in several venues in The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Portugal, and Spain.
|Aissa Deebi, PhD
Department of Art and Design
Aissa Deebi is a visual artist and scholar based in New York and Genève. Dr. Deebi has taught art and design at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton in the UK, Centre de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Design, Mexico, and Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. In 2010, he joined the American University of Cairo’s Arts Department as a Professor of Art and Design, and was appointed as the Director of the Visual Cultures Program in 2011, and served as the Director of the Sharjah Art Gallery at the American University of Cairo. He is a founding member of ArteEast in New York City, as the first Director of the Visual Arts and Director of the Board. He is also a consultant on education for the Birzet University’s Museum in Palestine, and curator of Mizna, the Arab-American Art and Literature Magazine based in Minneapolis. His work has been exhibited at the 55th International Venice Biennale, at the Queens Museum of Art, the Haus am Lutzowplatz in Berlin, the Asia-Pacific Triennial, VCU Art Gallery in Doha, the Elga Wimmer Gallery in New York, as well as Art Dubai.
Nancy Goldring is an artist and photographer, combining drawing, photography, and projections, and was one of the founding members of SITE, Inc., forging a new design approach incorporating sculpture and architecture. She has received two Fulbright grants, one to Italy and another to Southeast Asia. Professor Goldring has exhibited her drawings with photo-projections at Gallery 138 in New York, the Palazzo Pigorini in Parma, Italy, Houston Center of Photography, the Southeast Museum of Photography, and the International Centre of Photography in Mumbai, India. Her work has been included in public collections at the Bibliothèque Nationale, Eastman House Museum, the International Center of Photography (N.Y.), the St. Louis Art Museum, the Smith College Museum, the Houston Museum of Fine Art, the Herzlyia Museum, Polaroid Collection, the Leo Steinberg Collection, among others. She has been a guest artist at the Rhode Island School of Design, Haverford College, and Parsons School of Design.
Julie Heffernan, MFA
Julie Heffernan is a Professor of Fine Arts at Montclair State University. She received her MFA from Yale School of Art. Heffernan is represented by PPOW in NYC, Catharine Clark in SF and Mark Moore in LA. In 2012-14 Heffernan had 7 solo exhibitions including in Berlin and LA and a travelling show, “Sky is Falling,” at the Crocker Art Museum. Heffernan is a Board Member of the National Academy Museum, and was the 2010 Commencement Speaker at PAFA and a Distinguished Artist Lecturer at the SF Art Institute. Heffernan has received a number of grants including a MacDowell Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and a Fulbright-Hayes Grant to West Berlin. Her work is in numerous museums including the Brooklyn Museum and VMFA.
Heffernan’s work has been reviewed in the New York Times, New Yorker, New York Observer, Artforum, Art in America, Art News, Flash Art, Harpers, Chicago Tribune among others.
Klaus Schnitzer’s exhibition career consists of over 200 regional, national and international shows. As a visiting artist he has lectured and taught at, among others, the Chicago Art Institute, Tyler School of Art and Haifa University (Israel). Consulting work includes MIT’s Car Consortium/Media Lab, Polaroid Corporation and the National Park Service. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant, 16 grants from Montclair State University, four from the Polaroid Foundation, and four from the NJ Council on the Arts. Schnitzer’s work can be found in numerous private collections as well as in the Museum of Modern Art, Ellis Island Immigration Museum, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, the Polaroid International Collection and BMW NA. He has over 110 magazine covers and 150+ articles on Automobiles to his credit as well as many book covers. He is a contributor to Bimmer, Roundel, Forza, Excellence, and Vintage Motor Sports magazines.
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Katherine Niewodowski, MFA
Fine Arts: Drawing
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