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​Studio Art and Graphic Design Faculty

Andrew DeRosa
Glenn Goldberg
Tony Gonzalez
Sin-ying Ho
Kurt Kauper
Tyrone Mitchell
Debra Priestly
Gregory Sholette
Ryan Hartley Smith
Kathryn Weinstein
Danne Woo

Arthur Cohen
Maureen Connor
Judith Ackerman
Emily Adams
Natalya Balnova
Judith Bernstein
Nancy Cohen
Elliot Cowan
Susan Spencer Crowe
Laura Dodson
Arnau Dot Sayos
Mariam Ghani
Matt Greco
Dustin Grella
Steven Harris
Diane Karol
Aaron Krach

Lisa Lawley
Hye Su Lee
Nathaniel Lieb
Amelia Marzec
Deborah Mesa-Pelly
Tommy Mintz
Grace Moon
Jesselisa Moretti
Matt Nolen
Matthew Palmer
Anabelle (An Shuan) Pang
Sarah Pearlberg
Ada Price
Yisun Rho
Erika Ranee

David Robinson
Marc Ronquillo
Cecilia Ruiz Lopez
Alana Salcer
Elizabeth Sayles
Susan Shaw
Suzy Sureck
Ramon Tejada
Emily Tenzer
Matthew Thurber
Dasha Tolstikova
Ben Voldman
C. Emily Waters
Annie Won
Esther Wu
Daniel Zender


Full-Time Faculty

Andrew De Rosa

Urban Planar 

Urban Planar
3D typographic installation
laser-fabricated MDF and pigment

Andrew DeRosa is a Brooklyn-based communication designer. He received an MFA in 2D Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and a BFA from University of Colorado in Boulder. His practice balances professional design work, self-initiated projects, and design education. Professionally, Andrew has completed projects for IDEO, Jerry Seinfeld, Whole Foods Market, Showtime Networks, and the Tribeca Film Festival, among others. His work has been been featured nationally in group exhibitions at venues such as the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; and the Autzen Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Andrew's work has been featured in publications such as Guide To Graphic Design by Scott W. Santoro. He has lectured on a variety of design-related topics, most recently at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Andrew has taught courses at Queens College since 2009, as well as at New York University, and the University of Detroit Mercy.

Glenn Goldberg, Associate Professor, Painting

Amidst it All 

Amidst it All
Acrylic and gesso on canvas
9 x 12 inches

Glenn Goldberg lives and works in New York City. He holds an MFA from Queens College and is a graduate of the New York Studio School. Solo exhibitions of his work have appeared in venues in California, Chicago, Boston, St. Louis, Kansas City, New York City, and Munich, Germany. Goldberg is the recipient of awards from the Edward Albee Foundation, Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment of the Arts, and Margaret Hall Silva Foundation. His work has been collected by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, and National Academy of Arts and Letters in New York; the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Rose Art Museum, Waltham; and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

Tony Gonzalez, Chair, Professor, Photography


Gum Bichromate Print
11 x 16.5 inches

Tony Gonzalez lives in New York City and Hudson, New York, and holds a BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art and an MFA from Yale University. In addition to working as a fine artist, he taught undergraduate photography courses at Cooper Union, Pratt Institute, and New York University.  His most recent exhibits include group shows at the Urban Center in New York City as well as solo exhibits at Illinois Central College in Peoria, Illinois and Cheryl McGinnis Gallery in New York City. Gonzalez's series on the New Jersey shore appeared in Professional Photographers of America. Other published work includes The Landmarks of New York, Volume IV and The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes, Second Edition. His photographs are included in various permanent collections, such as the Center for Photography, Woodstock, New York; the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission, Trenton, New Jersey; Numina Gallery, Princeton, New Jersey; and En Foco Inc., Bronx, New York.

Sin-ying Ho, Associate Professor, Ceramics

Garden of Eden series: Temptation-Life of Goods No.2, 2010 Garden of Eden series: Temptation-Life of Goods No.2, 2010

Garden of Eden series:
Temptation-Life of Goods No.2, 2010.
68" x 3.5" Porcelain, hand-painted cobalt pigment, high fire under-glaze,
decal transfer, glaze.

Ceramic artist Sin-ying Ho was born in Hong Kong, immigrated to Canada, and currently resides in New York City. She holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and an MFA from Louisiana State University. Ho has taught and run workshops, lectures and exhibitions all across Canada, as well as from Metropolitan Museum of Art and Harvard University to Hong Kong and Jingdezhen - over 1000 years old city of porcelain in China. She has taught at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond; Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary; and Concordia University in Montreal. Among her honors, she has received the San Angelo National Ceramic Competition Merit Award, Canada Council Grant for the Canada Year of Asian Pacific, Canada Council of the Art Research and Development Grant, and a PSC-CUNY Grant. She was nominated for a 2011 Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award. She was one of the  feature artist on a documentary TV series, Routes: The Spiritual Odyssey of Chinese American Artists. Recently, the series of "Eden" was exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Her pieces are in the permanent collections of the Icheon World Ceramic Centre in Korea, Glenbow Museum in Canada, Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taiwan, and Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong. Her work Music serves as the cover image of Utopic Impulses: Contemporary Ceramics Practice, edited by Ruth Chambers, Amy Gogarty & Mireille Perron (Ronsdale Press 2007).

Kurt Kauper, Associate Professor, Painting

Cary Grant #2 

Cary Grant #2
Oil on birch panel
90 x 56 inches
Kurt Kauper received a BFA from Boston University in 1988 and an MFA in painting from UCLA in 1995. He has had solo shows at ACME Gallery in Los Angeles and Deitch Projects in New York City. He has been featured in numerous group exhibitions in the United States and Europe, in such venues as the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston; the Stedelijk Museum in Gent, Belgium; Castello da Rivoli in Turin, Italy; the Pompidou Center in Paris; and the Kunsthalle Vienna. Among numerous awards, he has received two Elizabeth Greenshields Grants, a Tiffany Foundation Grant, and two Pollock Krasner Foundation Grants. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Oakland Museum of Art; the Weatherspoon Museum at the University of North Carolina Greensboro; and the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven. He has taught at Orange Coast College, the Museum School in Boston, and Yale University. Kauper's paintings have, for the past ten years, been images of familiar cultural icons—opera divas, Cary Grant, and hockey players—seen in unfamiliar ways.

Tyrone Mitchell, Professor, Sculpture


Mixed media
72 x 43 inches

Tyrone Mitchell received his education from the New York Studio School and the Art Students League. He has had solo exhibitions at G.R. N'Namdi Gallery in Chicago and Birmingham; Bomani Gallery in San Francisco; the Bronx Museum of Art; and the Newark Museum. Mitchell has been included in group exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia, and the Fukui Fine Art Museum in Japan, to name but a few. His honors include fellowships from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Lila Wallace, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Mitchell has taught at Bard College, Hunter College, and the Delhi College of Art in India. He currently lives in New York.

Debra Priestly, Professor, Painting

Company B 
Company B, 92nd Division,
365th Infantry Regiment,
A. E. F. 1918 – 1919
, 2014

Charcoal pencil on arches
paper, mounted on board.
An installation of 212 panels
measuring 28 x 294 inches. 

Debra Priestly is a mixed media visual artist living and working in New York City and Upstate New York. She holds an MFA from Pratt Institute and a BFA from The Ohio State University. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally and throughout the United States and is featured in several publications; most recently, Characters of the Blood: Black Heroism in the Transatlantic Imagination by Celeste-Marie Bernier and Creating Their Own Image: The History of African American Women Artists by Lisa E. Farrington. Priestly's work is represented by June Kelly Gallery, New York City and is part of several public and private collections including AT&T, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NY; The Francis Greenburger Collection, New York, NY; The Sandor Family Collection, Chicago, IL; and the Petrucci Family Collection, Wayne, NJ. Priestly received two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships in Painting. She is a 2015 Studio Immersion Project Fellow at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and recently completed a The Marie Walsh Sharpe's The Space Program Residency. Priestly joined the Queens College art faculty in 1998. She previously taught art at Cooper Union, Sarah Lawrence College, Massachusetts College of Art, Parumoana Community Polytechnic New Zealand, and The Ohio State University.

Gregory Sholette, Associate Professor, Sculpture and Social Practice Art

Gregory Sholette is a New York-based artist, writer and activist. His recent projects include Our Barricades at Station Independent Projects Gallery in NYC, Imaginary Archive at the Las Kurbas Center in Kyiv, Ukraine and at the Institute for Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He is active with Gulf Labor Coalition and was a co-founder of the collectives Political Art Documentation/Distribution (PAD/D: 1980-1988), and REPOhistory (1989-2000). A Mellon Fellow at the CUNY Center for the Humanities he on the editorial board of FIELD, a new online journal focused on socially-engaged art criticism, and his most recent publications include It's The Political Economy, Stupid co-edited with Oliver Ressler, (Pluto Press, 2013) and Dark Matter: Art and Politics in an Age of Enterprise Culture (Pluto Press, 2011). A graduate of the Whitney Independent Studies Program, the University of California San Diego, and The Cooper Union he teaches studio art and administers the new Social Practice Queens MFA concentration at Quens College CUNY, and is an associate faculty at Home WorkSpace, Beirut, as well as at the Art, Design and the Public Domain program of Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.

Gregory Sholette Composite

Ryan Hartley Smith, Assistant Professor, Graphic Design

P is for Pantsuit 

"P" is for Pantsuit
(from ABC's of Political Absurdity)

Ryan Hartley Smith received a BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in 2011. He is an illustrator who focuses on social justice-themed projects. He has created commissioned work for the Southern Poverty Law Center, ProPublica, Upworthy, the Juilliard School, I'm From Driftwood: the LGBT Story Archive, the Brooklyn LGBT Community Pride Center, the Baltimore Urban League Academy, and Hermes of Paris. Smith's video collaborations and paintings have been presented at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Walters Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Miami New World Symphony, and the Bowdoin International Music festival. He has collaborated on public murals in New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Santiago de Cuba. In 2014, Smith was awarded a Media Arts fellowship at BRIC, an organization that presents free and low-cost arts, television and theater programing for residents of Brooklyn, NY.

At Queens College, he has worked with the Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK program, the Civil Rights Archive, and the Black History Month Committee to create curriculum, publications, and exhibitions to honor and expand the legacy of QC student involvement in the Civil Rights movement. Since 2012, he has taught color theory and illustration courses in the Graphic Design Department as an adjunct lecturer.

Kathryn Weinstein, Associate Professor, Graphic Design

All About Lily Chou-Chou 

All About Lily Chou-Chou

Kathryn Weinstein received her MFA from San Francisco State University. She began her career as an exhibiting artist with a focus on installation, image and text, and photography. Her work in Graphic Design has been widely exhibited, and she received two public art commissions from the San Francisco Arts Commission. One of her designs is in the permanent collection of the New-York Historical Society. Her design projects include logos, posters, books, websites and web-based applications for nonprofit organizations and government agencies. She is cofounder and co-chair of Design Incubation. She has been teaching at Queens College as an Adjunct Lecturer in Graphic Design since 2004, appointed Instructor of Graphic Design 2010-2011, followed by appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor 2011-2012 and Associate Professor of Graphic Design, 2012.

Faculty Emeritus

Arthur Cohen, Professor, Painting

Rider Thrown from Bull

Rider Thrown from Bull
Oil on canvas
111 x 127 inches

Raised in Queens, Arthur Cohen has lived and worked in Manhattan since 1969. He received his BA from Queens College and his MFA from Indiana University. His most recent solo exhibition was at Jack The Pelican Presents, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in 2008. Previous solo exhibitions have included shows at Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, Max Hutchinson Gallery, Susan Caldwell Gallery, and Michael Walls Gallery, all in New York. He has participated in group exhibitions at Postmasters (three-person exhibit), Apex Art, National Academy Museum, and the Whitney Museum, all in New York, and SPACES in Cleveland, Ohio. His work is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum and the Dallas Museum of Art. He has received fellowships from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. In addition to Queens College, Cohen has also taught at Princeton University and Pratt Institute.

Maureen Connor, Professor Emeritus, Sculpture

The Senses video frame, 1992. 

"The Senses" video frame, 1992.

Maureen Connor's work combines elements of installation, video, interior design, ethnography, human resources, feminism, and social justice. In 2008 she co-founded the collective the Institute for Wishful Thinking. Examples of their projects include the SOS Peace Pentagon, which addressed the question 'how can a building mobilize for peace and justice?' and Artists in Residence for the US Government (self declared), first shown at Momenta Art, Brooklyn, New York and which was also part of the Connor's survey exhibition Contradictions, at Akbank Sanat in Istanbul, with work from 1978-2012. Since 2000 she has also been developing her project Personnel, a series of interventions concerned with the workplace that explore the attitudes, needs, and desires of staff at various institutions. Connor is also known for her feminist work from the 1980s and '90s, which has been included in numerous publications and exhibited internationally. Her work has received funding from Anonymous Was a Woman, the Guggenheim, the NEA, NYFA, NYSCA, PSC-CUNY and Harvestworks, among others.

Adjunct Faculty

Judith Bernstein


Charcoal on Paper
108 x 150 inches

Judith Bernstein received her MFA and BFA from Yale University and her MS and BS at The Pennsylvania State University. She has participated in exhibitions at The Whitney Museum; Hauser & Wirth Zurich & London; The New Museum New York; The Box LA 2013/2011/2009; ICA London; Frieze London; P.S.1; Roller Shutter Project New York; The Armory New York; NADA Miami; Gio Marconi gallery Milan; Mitchell Algus Gallery; Paul Kasmin Gallery; David Zwirner Gallery; A.I.R. Gallery; MoMA and the Drawing Center, all in New York; Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton; Alex Zachary; Katzen Art Museum in Washington, DC; and the Armand Hammer Museum of Art in Los Angeles. Her work has been published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, New Yorker magazine, Time Out NY, Art in America, Artforum, Kunstforum, New York Magazine, Brooklyn Rail, Purple Fashion Magazine, Hyperallergic and Bernstein has received grants from Joan Mitchell, Anonymous Was A Woman, Gottlieb, New York Foundation, and the National Endowment 1985/1974. Her work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, Neuberger Museum and Yale Art Gallery.

Nancy Cohen

P (n,k) [combinatoric] 

P (n,k) [combinatoric]
Metal springs, glass, rubber, cement, resin, aquaresin
68 x 120 x 9 inches

A mixed-media artist, Nancy Cohen works in sculpture, installation, and drawing. She received her BFA in ceramics from Rochester Institute of Technology and her MFA in sculpture from Columbia University. Recent large-scale projects have included a site-specific installation based on the Hudson River for the Katonah Museum of Art and a collaboration with marine biologists and environmentalists based on the Mullica River for the Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville, New Jersey. In 2011 her work was featured in a solo exhibition "Permeable Matter" at Kean University in Union, NJ and in a group exhibition "A Common Thread" at The Front Room Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.  She has a new installation in the current exhibition "Green: A Color and A Cause" at the Textile Museum in Washington DC.

Susan Spencer Crowe



Susan Spencer Crowe has been adjunct professor at Queens College since 2004 and previously taught at Vermont College of Fine Arts and Dartmouth College.   Her work has been featured in numerous solo and group shows throughout the United States. Recently her work was included in two group exhibitions, "Some Assembly Required:  Artists Connect the Unexpected" at the Albany International Airport and "Micromorphic" at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center in 2012.  In addition to teaching, Crowe has had an extensive career as an arts administrator for NYC cultural institutions including the Whitney Museum of Art, The New Museum and the Drawing Center. she holds an MFA from Vermont College of Norwich University and a BFA from Pratt Institute. Crowe has received two Artist Fellowships awards in sculpture from the New York Foundation for the Arts and was named the Lily Auchincloss Foundation Sculpture Fellow in 2001.

Laura Dodson

Heads or Tails 

Heads or Tails

Archival Inkjet Print (triptych)
from series Still Creatures.
44X64 inches

is an artist currently composing surreal narratives through digital montages which partner painterly and photographic effects.  She has been teaching Darkroom Photography and Digital Imagemaking at Queens College since 2008. From 1990 till 2007 she lived in Greece where she exhibited widely and was a full time professor at AKTO School of Art and Design. A published essayist on photography and culture, she is the New York correspondent for PHOTOgraphos Magazine, a journal based in Athens. She has a Masters of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute where she also teaches Digital Photography. Her most recent one person exhibitions were at Kouros Gallery in New York (Between States - 2010) and Gallery 7 in Athens (Amnesia - 2011). Her artwork is included in numerous public and private collections.

Matt Greco

not my leg 

not my leg
wood, saw, chair, and bucket
40" x 42" x 36"

Matt Greco is a sculptor, photographer and designer living and working in Queens NY. He received his BFA from Armstrong Atlantic University and his MFA from Queens College CUNY. His work has been exhibited at the Telfair Museum of Art (GA), Desoto Row Gallery (GA), The Dorsky Gallery (NY), The NY Studio Gallery (NY), Gallery 126 (Ireland), The Beacon Gallery (CA), and The Baron Gallery (OH).  He is also the current head of the Digital Imaging Laboratory at Queens College.  Greco's work varies in subject and medium and of late has explored the innovative ways people problem solve in their everyday lives.

Andrés Vera Martínez

Andres Vera Martinez 

Andrés Vera Martínez is an author, illustrator, and educator.  He has created comics and illustrations for Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Lerner Books, CBS/Showtime, and the New York Times. Andrés teaches cartooning at the School of Visual Arts and Queens College in New York City. His work has received awards and recognition from the Junior Library Guild, Society of Illustrators, 3×3 Magazine, and American Illustration. Andrés's art was recently showcased at the 2013 Bologna International Children's Book Fair.

Tommy Mintz

Tommy Mintz 

Tommy Mintz studied photography and dance at Sarah Lawrence College (BA 1999) and Queens College (MFA 2005).  Recent exhibitions include a solo show at the Hudson Guild Gallery, "Mind the Gaps/Mine the Gaps" (2013), an installation of the Automated Digital Photo Collage, a computer program that creates aggregated time lapses. Particularly interested in DIY and hacker culture and aesthetics, Tommy's work often involves public interaction, maps and commerce; like his wallet-sized New York City Public Toilet Map (2008). Tommy was born and raised in Greenwich Village and now lives in Chelsea.

Grace Moon

Grace Moon 

Grace Moon is an interdisciplinary artist teaching in the graphic design department. Moon received her MFA at Pratt Institute in painting. In addition to painting her work currently encompasses, digital photography, video and live performance. Moon also founded an internationally distributed arts and culture print magazine, which is now viewable online at

Matt Nolen

Hero Trophy 

Hero Trophy

ceramic sculpture

Matt Nolen is a studio artist living and working in New York City. Trained as a painter and architect, he now focuses on sculptural objects and architectural installations using clay and mixed media. His work has been exhibited internationally and is in numerous private and public collections, including the Cooper-Hewitt Museum and the Museum of Arts and Design, both in New York City; the Newark Museum, in New Jersey; the Houston Museum of Fine Art in Texas; the de Young Museum in San Francisco, California; and the Everson Museum of Art, in Syracuse, New York. Nolen's work has been written about and reviewed in many periodicals, such as the New York Times, American Ceramics, Ceramics Art and Perception, Confrontational Clay, Postmodern Ceramics, and Painted Clay.

Elizabeth Sayles

Elizabeth Sayles 

Elizabeth Sayles has illustrated more than 24 books for children. Her latest books are "Moon Child" and "Anne Frank's  Chestnut Tree" both for Random House. She also illustrated "I Already Know I Love You" written by Billy Crystal which was a NY Times #1 best selling picture book. "The Goldfish Yawned" (Henry Holt) is the first book she wrote as well as illustrated. It was a winner of the Bank Street College Best Childrens Book, 2005. Her work appears on book jackets, as well as in other projects including some for Delta Airlines, Lands' End, Peaceable Kingdom Press and Sony/BMG Music. Her artwork has been on display at the Society of Illustrators in NYC, The New York Public Library, The Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio, Every Picture Tells a Story gallery in Los Angeles and Chemers Gallery in Orange County, CA and the Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art in NYC.

Susan Shaw, Adjunct Lecturer, Typography 1

Making Parkinson's Disease History 

Brochure Cover Design

Susan Shaw has been an adjunct lecturer at Queens College since 2007 and has taught Typography 1 since 2009. She graduated with a BFA from Cooper Union in 1972 and has been a graphic designer and a principal in her own design practice since 1982. The firm works primarily with non-profit organizations. Susan was raised in Queens and currently resides in Sunnyside Gardens.

Suzy Sureck

Aqua Lumina 

Aqua Lumina

Suzy Sureck's sculptural installations, drawings, videos, and photographs involve the physical and metaphoric qualities of wind, water, light, and shadow, with attention to the environment and site. Her works have been exhibited in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and India. She received a BFA from the Cooper Union in New York, and a Master's Degree in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy in Michigan, and studied at the Slade School of Art in London. Sureck lives and works in New York. Her works have been highlighted in the New York Times, World Art. Sculpture Magazine, NY Arts and Flash Art, and can be found in public and private collections, including the Museum of Installation in London, the Artists Museum in Poland, and the Dr. Fischer Arts for Peace Collection.




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