Monday, September 15, 2014

Jon Riordan is featured at

MFA candidate and first year student Jon Riordan is featured on's facebook page!

they write: "Jonathan Riordan is a professional artist and teacher. He makes paint both his medium and his subject, creating nonobjective works of art that explore the beauty of paint itself. His work consists of numerous layers of acrylic, latex, and oil." 

Below check out some photos of his painting "number one" which just arrived from the  Texarkana Regional Arts Show

Thursday, September 11, 2014

CCNY represents at Governors Island

  As a part of Governors Island Art Fair, AIR gallery has a show up titled “If These Walls…”  The exhibit is located at house 5B, Nolan Park and runs Friday, Sauturday, and Sundays until September 29th, 2014.

One of our Graduate committee faculty Sylvia Netzer, as well as MFA alumni Mary Sweeney have works in the show.  Both are working within the ceramic medium but have drastically different approaches to the medium. 

Sylvia Netzer

Mary Sweeney

Photo Credit Jeff Goldberg

Colin Chase also has work up on the Island in the "TransFORMation" show which runs weekends until September 28th.

 photo credit

MFA works in progress update - September 2014

 The City College MFA's are going full speed ahead with new and exciting works of art coming out of their studios on a daily basis!  Check it out:

Jon Bunge begins his exploration into the world of light and shadow

Pedro Ramirez' tree bark column

Jon Riordan's trays of paint

 Natalia's emerging painting

Catt Melendez' primed unstretched canvas

Thursday, September 4, 2014

New Semester, New faces

There are lots of new faces here at the City College MFA program, seven of them to be exact.  Today was the first group critique in the Graduate Critique class, below see some of the works. 

 Jonathan Riordan's paintings
below, Jon Bunge's (left), and Roger Gaitan's (right) sculptural work
Pedro Ramirez's growing ceramic works
Garrett Vandervoort's painting
Natali S. Bravo's photo printed on metal

below, Carlos Encarnacion-Vazquez and Peter Ziemkiewicz's paintings
Jonathan Riordan - stacked

Carlos Encarnacion-Vazquez with his painting

Below, figurative sculpture by Garrett Vandervoort
Below, work by Dhanashree Gadiyar Shenoy
Jenna Newton's paintings in direct studio sun and without

Natalia Donofrio's work of art

Dupree's interactive sculptural works

Brian Pettigrew's
Natali S. Bravo's photograph composition