Studio Faculty

Full Time Studio Faculty

Chloë Bass

Assistant Professor, Social Practice

Chloë Bass is a conceptual artist working in performance, situation, publication, and installation. Chloë has received commissions from Elsewhere, LUMEN, the Culture Project’s Women Center Stage Festival, the Bushwick Starr’s Bushwhack Festival, and 3rd Ward’s Moviehouse. She has received residencies from SPACES (Cleveland, OH), the Bemis Center (Omaha, Nebraska), D21 Kunstraum/5533 art space (Leipzig, Germany and Istanbul, Turkey), and Eyebeam (New York). Recent work has been seen at the James Galler, the Neuberger Museum, Momenta Art, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Flux Factory, Kunstkammer AZB (Zürich), and Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart), among others. Selected profiles of her work have appeared in BOMB, Entorno, ArtInfo, Art Observed, and Hyperallergic. She is a 2016 Workspace Resident at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and a 2016 Spillways Residency Fellow at Antenna (New Orleans). She was also the recipient of the 2014 Create Change Residency from the Laundromat Project, the 2013 Fellowship for Utopian Practice from Culture Push and is a 2011 & 2012 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Individual Artist Grant Nominee. She has guest lectured at Parsons School of Design, Sotheby’s Institute, the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, and Brooklyn College CUNY. She holds a BA in Theater Studies from Yale University, and an MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) from Brooklyn College. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Art at Queens College CUNY.

Glenn Goldberg

Associate Professor, Painting

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.


Sin-Ying Ho

Associate Professor, Ceramics

MFA Graduate Studio Art Chair

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

Undergraduate Studio Art Advisor

Kurt Kauper received a B.F.A. from Boston University in 1988 and an M.F.A. in painting from UCLA in 1995. Kauper has had solo shows at ACME Gallery in Los Angeles, and Deitch Projects in New York City. He has been included in numerous group exhibitions both in the United States and Europe, including venues such as the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, The Pompidou Center in Paris, the Kunsthalle Vienna, and the Stedelijk Museum in Gent. He has received numerous awards, including grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, and the Pollock Krasner Foundation. His work is included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Armand Hammer Museum, The Oakland Museum of Art,the Weatherspoon Museum, and the Yale University Art Gallery. He has taught at Orange Coast College, the Museum School in Boston, Yale University, and Princeton. He is represented by Almine Rech Gallery in New York.

Kurt's figure paintings—of both historical and imagined people—are attempts to leave the expectations a viewer might bring to the paintings unfulfilled, and categorizations difficult to firmly establish. Form, in the work, is clearly articulated. In spite of that, he loves indeterminacy, unintentionality, ambiguity, fluidity, destabilization, strangeness, amorality, uselessness, and the neutral. He loves Bach, Ingres, and Roland Barthes.

Tyrone Mitchell

Professor, Sculpture

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

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 and is featured in several publications including Visualizing Slavery: Art Across the African Diaspora, Celeste-Marie Bernier and Hannah Durkin (eds.) 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. It is in the collections of AT&T, NY; Columbus Museum of Art, OH; Pennsylvania Academy for the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Petrucci Family Collection, Wayne, NJ, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NY. Priestly is the recipient of two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships in Painting, a Studio Immersion Project Fellowship at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, and The Marie Walsh Sharpe’s The Space Program Residency. Prior to joining the Queens College art faculty in 1998, she taught art at Cooper Union, Sarah Lawrence College, Massachusetts College of Art, Parumoana Community Polytechnic New Zealand, and The Ohio State University.

Gregory Sholette

Professor, Sculpture, Social Practice, Critical Theory
Gregory Sholette is a New York-based artist, writer, activist and curator of Imaginary Archive: a peripatetic collection of documents speculating on a past whose future never arrived. His art and research theorize and document issues of collective cultural labor, activist art, and counter-historical representation. Sholette received his PhD from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 2017, and is a graduate of the Whitney Independent Study Program in Critical Theory (1996); UC San Diego Visual Art Program (MFA: 1995); and The Cooper Union (BFA: 1979), he is also co-founder of several art collectives including Political Art Documentation/Distribution (1980-1988); REPOhistory (1989-2000); and Gulf Labor Coalition (2010 ongoing), as well as the author of the books Delirium and Resistance: Activist Art and the Crisis of Capitalism (2017); Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture (2011); Art As Social Action (with Chloë Bass: 2018), and the forthcoming study, The Art of Activism and the Activism of Art from Lund Humphries (2021). Dr. Sholette is an associate of the Art, Design and the Public Domain program ofHarvard University's Graduate School of Design, and along with his colleague Chloë Bass, Sholette co-directs Social Practice CUNY (SPCUNY), a new, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded art and social justice initiative linking several MFA programs across CUNY and located in the Center for Humanities, at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Adjunct Studio Faculty


Faculty Emeritus

Arthur Cohen

Professor Emeritus, Painting

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 Conner

Professor Emeritus, Sculpture

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.

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