Marit has coordinated arts education programs in museums, community centers, and detention centers, including developing the Museum of Modern Art’s free studio art program for teens. She received her BA from University of Michigan in Community Empowerment through the Arts, her Ed.M. in Harvard University’s Arts in Education program, and her Ed.D. in Communities, Culture, and Education at Harvard University. Her interests include social justice art education, community-based arts, youth empowerment and culturally-relevant teaching in the arts.
Randy is a teaching artist based in New York City. A graduate of City College, she teaches at community and cultural organizations across the city, in addition to supervising several student teachers. She creates works on and with paper. Randy has been Adjunct Faculty at City College since 2003, teaching and advising in the Art Education Department and, more recently, in the Education Department.
Kiran Chandra is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. Working through language and meaning girds the basis of her work. Her conceptual vocabulary is informed by her BA in Literature from Stephen’s College in Delhi, India and her MFA, from Hunter College, New York City. A variety of teaching experiences–working in the public school system, museums and various residential and non-profit organizations–have informed and developed her relationship to education. http://www.kiranchandra.net
Priyanka Dasgupta is an installation artist working with video, photography and sculpture. She has received an NEA grant (2004), and participated in residencies including Transparent Studio at Bose Pacia (2012), Aljira Emerge (2007) and the AIM Program (2005), in New York. Recent exhibitors of her work include the Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art in China, Shirin Gallery, and the Queens Museum in New York, Galleria di Piazza San Marco in Italy, the British Film Institute in London and the Lalit Kala Akademi in New Delhi, India. Reviews of her work have been included in the New York Times, Times of India, Take on Art and Art India.
Priyanka is represented by Shrine Empire Gallery in New Delhi, India. She has worked as a teaching artist in the New York City Public Schools for more than a decade and has considerable experience working with students from the elementary to the high school level. Currently, Priyanka teaches contemporary art and media at New York University and City College. She lives in New York.
Emily A. Gibson is an artist and educator. Emily has taught extensively in museums, classrooms, and art studios including the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Georgetown University and Maine College of Art. She is particularly interested in how art can be used to develop problem-solving skills in meaningful ways, and inspire people to imagine solutions for the situations that challenge them. Gibson holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and a Master’s in Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Examples of her work can be found on her web-site. http://www.emilyagibson.com
Will Goertzel, Adjunct Lecturer
Adjunct Professor Will Goertzel is an alumnus of the graduate Art Education program at CCNY. He received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute with a concentration in Printmaking. Will currently teaches art to middle schoolers at PS 89 in the Bronx.
Jeff Hopkins, Adjunct Lecturer
Jeff is a storyteller, illustrator, and educator. He holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Ed.M. From Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. He has worked as a teaching artist in several NYC museums and has taught at Tufts University and New York University. http://picturescometolife.com/
Jennifer Ifil-Ryan, Adjunct Lecturer
Jennifer has spent the last 12 years dedicated to developing equitable learning environments through the arts, facilitating experiences with young people and their families in museums, classrooms, and out of school settings. She has vast experience conceptualizing, developing and implementing a framework for culturally relevant pedagogy, incorporating multiple learning modalities, language acquisition and social-emotional learning in program design and implementation. Jennifer is currently working on constructing a pedagogical practice incorporating the intersections of various schools of practice, to serve and merge a broad demographic. The foundation of her work is rooted in the belief that social transformation is possible through immersive engagement in the arts. She offers training and professional development for teachers, administrators and teaching artists, and holds an M.A in Individualized Study from NYU.
Bonnie’s paintings, collages and sculptures explore the dark terrain of childhood. She has been an adjunct instructor at City College since 1996 and a visiting artist in the New York City public schools since 1998. A graduate of Wellesley College with a BA in art history, she holds an MFA in studio art from Rutgers University.
Susan is a PhD student in Urban Education at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her research interests are gender and teaching, teacher education and art and museum education. Prior to her doctoral work she was a museum educator for 15 years in school, family and teacher programs at the Brooklyn Museum and The Museum of Modern Art.
Carla Repice, Adjunct Lecturer
Carla Repice received her MFA in performance art from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and studied painting and contemporary art and feminist theory at The Lorenzo de Medici School of Art in Florence, Italy. Repice founded and is the Artistic Director of The Bronx Art Collective, a social justice and visual arts program for high school youth at the DreamYard Art Center in the South Bronx. In addition, she coaches teachers for Urban Arts Partnership and is a fierce advocate for equity and access in arts learning. You can learn more about her work at www.carlarepice.com
Image: community mural Carla made with community members in the South Bronx.