Fine Arts Faculty

Shoshanna Weinberger

Shoshanna Weinberger

Shoshanna Weinberger Bio:Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Weinberger received her MFA from Yale University School of Art, 2003 and BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1995. Living and working in Newark, NJ since 2006, Weinberger’s studio practice is rooted in an exploration of her Caribbean-American lineage and draws strongly on thecomplexity of heritage, invisible blackness and the psychology of peripheral identity. She considers herself a visual anthropologist, cataloging and surveying these experiences that ultimately question notions of beauty norms and identity through ongoing serial works that result in drawings, collage and sculptural installations. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in numerous invitational group and solo exhibitions that include a five-time participant of the Jamaica Biennial from 2006 to 2017 held in Kingston. Recent exhibitions: Allegories of the Invisible, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn (solo, 2019); Passing Between the Lines, Long Gallery, Harlem (solo, 2020); Born In Flames, curated by Jasmine Wahi, Bronx Museum (2021); Fragments of Perception, Wave Hill, Bronx (solo, 2021); If You Lived Here You’d Be Home By Now at Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY (2021); Emancipated Imaginaries, curated by AKAA (Also Known As Africa) at Manifesta, Lyon, France (2021); and Black Beauty, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA (2021). Recipient of a 2014 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant; 2015 Joan Mitchell Center, Artist Residency, New Orleans; 2016 Fellowship from the NJ State Council of the Arts; 2017-2018 Project for Empty Space, Artist Residency, Newark; 2019 Dawn Scott Memorial Award, from National Gallery of Jamaica; 2020 Newark Artist Accelerator Grant made possible by the Andy Warhol Foundation; appointed as the McMillan Stewart Endowed Chair in Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art, from 2019-2020 and 2020-2021; received a 2021 City of Newark Creative Catalyst Fund Grant; and September of 2021 she completed a mural commissioned by Four Corners Public Arts, Newark. Her work will be included in a forthcoming exhibition entitled Lux et Veritas at NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale this coming April 2022.Public collections include: New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ; The Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ; The Sagamore Collection, Miami, FL; Girls Club Collection, Fort Lauderdale, FL; The Margulies Collection, Miami, FL; Davidson College, Davidson, NC; The AC Kingston Collection, Kingston, JA; and Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE

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

Anthony Alvarez

Anthony Alvarez is an artist, fine arts and commercial photographer and adjunct professor. He is currently leading the Free School initiative at…

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Raul Ayala

Raul Ayala is a visual artist and educator focused on mural production, drawing, and public art. His work attempts to…

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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 ]Faculty member Nick Kline

Nick Kline

Kline received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and his BFA from the University of the Arts. He 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 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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[ Fine Arts ]Pictured: Layqa Nuna Yawar in an art studio

Layqa Nuna Yawar

Layqa Nuna Yawar is a public artist and multidisciplinary storyteller based in the unceded lands of the Lenni-Lenape: current day Newark,…

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