Facilities and Instructors

Facilities

Ithaca, New York

Students work in the light-filled and spacious drawing and painting studios in Tjaden Hall and The Foundry as well as other campus locations, indoor and out. Studio classes will be supplemented with readings, critiques, and field trips.

Rome, Italy

Imagining Rome is based in Palazzo Santacroce, located in the historic city center. Ample studio space, a library, a materials shop, and tech support are all housed in a spectacular 17th-century villa. On-site program staff with decades of experience ensure an unparalleled degree of personal care and attention to students' needs.

Instructors

  • Nidaa Aboulhosn
    Instructor, ART 1104 Art as Experience: Drawing, Photography, and Digital Media
    Nidaa Aboulhosn's work encompasses photography, time-based media, text, and illustration. A central theme of her current research is the meaning of home, as a place and a center, and the spatial and temporal discontinuities that result from displacement. Her photographic sequences start as documents, transforming through subtle and whimsical insinuations into elusive visual poems. Aboulhosn's work has been exhibited worldwide and is in the permanent collections of Northlight Gallery and the Phoenix Art Museum. Aboulhosn holds a B.S. in environmental health from the American University of Beirut and a B.A. in studio art from Arizona State University. She received her M.F.A. in fine art photography from the University of Arizona. In addition to teaching at Cornell, Aboulhosn is also an assistant professor of photography at Ithaca College. She has also served as a faculty member at Arizona State University and as a visiting assistant professor at the American University of Beirut.
  • Mara Baldwin
    Instructor, ART 1500 Summer Drawing I and ART 1503 Summer Drawing II
    Mara Baldwin received her M.F.A. from the California College of the Arts (2010) and her B.A. from Wesleyan University (2006). Solo exhibitions of her work have been recently presented at Binghamton University (2019), Hobart and William Smith Colleges (2018), Wells College (2018), and the Johnson Art Museum of Cornell University (2015). Her work has been featured at Facebook Manhattan, PLAySPACE (CCA), the San Francisco Arts Commission, SOMArts, UC Berkeley, Triple Base Gallery, Root Division, Capricious Space/Company, and Corners Gallery. Her accolades include the Murphy Cadogan Award, an SFMoMA SECA nomination, and residencies with Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency/Collar Works (2021), Ucross (2018), Millay (2018), Djerassi (2013), Salonstall (2011), and the Vermont Studio Center (2010). She currently lives in Ithaca, New York, where she directs Ithaca College's Handwerker Gallery, and an independent project space called NEIGHBORS out of her garage.
  • Gail Fitzgerald
    Instructor, ART 2201 Introductory Painting
    Gail Fitzgerald's work reflects a make-do work ethic and handmade aesthetic combined with a pleasure-seeking color sense. For more than 30 years, her work has engaged the material and pictorial concerns related to the exploration of painting in the expanded field. She studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, ArtCenter College of Design, and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. In 1986, she moved to New York's Lower East Side where she connected with the confluence of artists and musicians who presided over the denouement of the East Village art scene. She had her first solo show at Bess Cutler Gallery in 1989 and has participated in group and solo exhibitions at the Randy Alexander, Julian Pretto, Blum Helman, Roger Merians, José Freire, and Stephanie Theodore galleries, among other venues. Her most recent solo exhibition, Calling Occupants, was organized by the artist Michael Brennan at the DeKalb Gallery at Pratt in 2015. Other recent projects include Locally Sourced, curated by Andrea Inselmann at the Herbert F. Johnson Art Museum, Cornell University (2015); Relativity Suite at the Pitch Project, Milwaukee (2015); and PlastiKool II at Joseph Carroll and Sons, Boston (2010). Fitzgerald's work has been reviewed in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Art in America, and Arts Magazine. She has taught at The Cooper Union and Caldwell University in New Jersey.
  • Lindsey Glover
    Instructor, ART 1101 Art as Experience: Drawing, Photography, and Printmaking
    Lindsey Glover is a digital media artist who has worked in art and technology for over twenty years. Her multi-media works include photography, printmaking, video, and installation. Her artwork is primarily land-based, investigating the impact of our choices and our interconnectedness with the land and one another. Glover has shown her works on paper and projection installations in Philadelphia, Providence, R.I., Portland, Ore., Jackson Hole, Wyo., and internationally in Germany. She has received a Saltonstall Foundation fellowship, an Experimental Projects Residency at the Institute of Electronics at Alfred University, and a Ucross Foundation residency in Wyoming. Glover is a 2008 graduate of the M.F.A. program at Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. While in the graduate program, she was the recipient of the Margaret Bourke-White Photography Portfolio Prize, a juried award for a photographic portfolio, and the John Hartell Graduate Award, awarded for excellence in studio practice. She received her B.F.A. from NYSCC at Alfred University, School of Art and Design, in 2005, where her interest in digital art and technology first began. Glover has ten years of experience managing a fine art digital printing lab at Cornell AAP, where she assisted in a wide range of projects in a student-support role for I.T. Solutions. She has worked as a facilitator for the eCornell Digital Photography Certificate Program, during which time she completed a Technology Leadership Certificate from Cornell. Glover has also been a recurring lecturer in the Visual Art program at Wells College, teaching digital photography and fundamentals of art and design.
  • Mark Grimm
    Instructor, ART 1102 Transmedia: Image, Sound, Motion
    Mark Edward Grimm is an artist and educator experimenting with digital and analog sound, and imagery and interactive objects in various forms since the mid-1990s. After receiving an M.F.A. at the Rochester Institute of Technology, he went on to study education at Columbia University in New York City. He has taught media arts and technology theory at various universities for the past 15 years. His current interests include process philosophy and DIY culture, specifically open-source software, interactive electronic art/performance, and arts-oriented computer programming, with the emphasis on the programming language Pure Data. He also owns and runs a motel/art/performance space.
  • Julianne Hunter
    Instructor, ART 2301 Introduction to Print Media
    Julianne Hunter, born 1986, is a New York based artist with roots in the Hudson Valley, Albany, Ithaca and Brooklyn. Her work revolves around memory, time, growth and the conceptual framework of what makes "home." Print media, papermaking and sculpture are utilized most frequently in her installation-based and modular prints. Hunter has shown nationally and internationally at Galerie de la Ferme du Mousseau in Elancourt, France; the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York at New Paltz; Colorado State University; Saratoga Arts Center, New York; the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn; Del Mar College, Texas; Gladwyne Library, Pennsylvania; McKenna Theater at SUNY New Paltz; Limner Gallery, New York; Market Place Gallery and Anne Street Gallery, New York. She completed residencies at Penland School of Crafts and Zea May's Printmaking. Julianne earned her M.F.A. in Printmaking from SUNY New Paltz in 2017 and B.F.A. in Sculpture from the College of Saint Rose in 2008. She is currently serving several roles in Ithaca as Visiting Critic and Art and Print Media Studio Manager at Cornell University. She also serves on the board for the Ithaca Ink Shop Printmaking Center.
  • Neil Infalvi
    Instructor, ART 1101 Art as Experience: Drawing, Photography, and Printmaking
    Neil Infalvi is an artist and educator from New York. He received a B.F.A. from Miami University, Ohio, and an M.F.A. (Department of Painting and Drawing) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL. He also attended a residency at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. He has been teaching creative software to young adults since 2008. Infalvi has taught courses at Hofstra University, Long Island, NY, and currently teaches 2D and Painting courses at Ithaca College, NY. Selected exhibitions include Rowley Kennerk Gallery, Chicago, IL.; General Store Gallery, Milwaukee, WI; Lloyd Dobler, Chicago, IL.; Artists Space, New York, NY; and Guertin’s Graphics, Brooklyn, NY. Collections include The Cincinnati Art Museum, Education Department, OH; Jason Pickleman, IL; and Zak Prekop, NY.
  • Chris Oliver
    Instructor, ART 1103 Sculpture Art in Three Dimensions
    Chris Oliver received his B.A. in sculpture from Marlboro College and his M.F.A. in sculpture from SUNY Albany. Working in a variety of media ranging from minute 3D prints and intricate laser-cut drawings to large hand-built permanent outdoor installations that interact with and shape their environment over time, Oliver examines the fine line between sculpture and nonsculpture through manipulations of scale and context. Aside from numerous solo and group exhibitions locally, Oliver's work has been shown at History Miami in Florida, Chris White Gallery in Delaware, Vassar College, Sienna Heights University in Michigan, Cazenovia College in New York, and the Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester. He has taught sculpture at Cornell, SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Albany, Marlboro College, and Ithaca College.
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