Fine Arts Faculty

Colleen Gutwein O’Neal

Pictured: Colleen Gutwein O'Neal working

Colleen Gutwein O’Neal is a photographer and curator from the Northeastern United States. O’Neal’s work is focused on the human experience through community engagement. Colleen works primarily in a documentary photography style as a way to build lasting relationships with her community. In her most recent longterm work, The Newark Artists Photo Documentary Project, O’Neal pays tribute to, and immortalizes through photographs, 90 plus artists within the Newark arts community. The project acknowledges the industrial and photographic history of Newark by incorporating the use of film cameras manufactured in the city in the 1940s. A natural extension to her photographic work, O’Neal curates contemporary exhibitions inspired by the artists she has built relationships with. Her curatorial approach is in collaboration with the artists, exploring socially conscious themes and providing space for conceptual and experimental works. O’Neal is an Adjunct Professor of Photography and Contemporary Art at Rutgers University Newark, a volunteer at Index Art Center, and Community Partner at Shine Portrait Studio. Colleen has been exhibiting work since 2004, printed work has been published in Hycide and Nowhere magazines. Her book, The Camera I Always Wanted, one of five books compiled into the Plume House of Prayer Series, has been acquired by the Newark Public Library and the Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

[ Fine Arts ]Pictured: Anna Kristensen

Anna Kristensen

Anna Kristensen (b. 1983) received an MFA in Sydney, Australia at the University of New South Wales Art & Design, with…

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[ Fine Arts ]Pictured: a self portrait of Anthony Alvarez

Anthony Alvarez

Anthony Alvarez is an Artist, Photographer, Adjunct Professor and Commercial Photographer. He is the Studio Supervisor for SHINE Portrait Studio at…

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[ Fine Arts ]Faculty member, Emanuele Cacciatore

Emanuele Cacciatore

Emanuele Cacciatore received an MFA (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a BFA in…

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[ Fine Arts ]Professor Jordan Casteel

Jordan Casteel

Jordan Casteel (b. 1989 in Denver, CO) received her B.A. from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA for Studio Art…

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[ Fine Arts ]Faculty member Nick Kline

Nick Kline

Kline received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and his BFA from the University of the Arts. Kline creates…

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[ Fine Arts ]Faculty member Keary Rosen

Keary Rosen

Keary Rosen is an interdisciplinary artist working in drawing, photography, video, performance and kinetic sculpture. His work has been exhibited…

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[ Fine Arts ]Faculty Bob Shoup

Robert Shoup

Robert Shoup holds a BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University and his MFA from Brooklyn College. He was an apprentice with…

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[ Fine Arts ]Faculty member, Sandy Skoglund

Sandy Skoglund

Sandy Skoglund studied studio art and art history at Smith College and attended graduate school at the University of Iowa…

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