Graham Nickson

Graham Nickson - Painter; Dean of the New York Studio School

Has been a faculty member and Dean of the School since 1988, and is the originator of the renowned Drawing Marathon. Received his BA from the Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts and MA from the Royal College of Art in London. Was based in Italy from 1972-74, and since 1976 has resided in New York. Nickson has worked, taught, traveled and exhibited extensively in the United States and internationally, and is the recipient of the Prix de Rome; The Harkness Fellowship at Yale University; the Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Ingram Merrill Fellowship. Recent solo exhibitions include Graham Nickson: Private Myths at the Naples Museum of Art, FL; Graham Nickson: Works from Private Collections at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL, and Meeting and Passing at the Lillehammer Art Museum in Norway. His work is in the permanent collections of many institutions including The Metropolitan Museum of Art; MoMA; The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, MA; The Albright Knox Gallery, NY; the Neuberger Museum of Art, NY; the Frye Art Museum, WA; the Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL and the Lillehammer Art Museum. View Graham Nickson's work.


Garth EvansGarth Evans - Sculptor

Studied at Manchester Junior and Regional Colleges of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art in London. Numerous one-person exhibitions, including Rowan Gallery in London; Robert Elkon Gallery; Tibor de Nagy and Charles Cowles Gallery in New York. Awards include 1986 Guggenheim Fellowship. Has extensive teaching experience at various schools including the Slade School, The Royal College of Art and St. Martin's in London; Mt. Holyoke College; Minneapolis College of Art & Design and Yale University. Works in numerous important collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Tate Gallery and Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Represented by Lori Bookstein Fine Art, NY and Poussin Gallery, London. View Garth Evans' work.


Bruce GagnierBruce Gagnier - Artist

Attended Skowhegan School and received an MFA from Columbia University. Solo exhibitions in New York include Lori Bookstein Fine Art, M-13 Gallery, and Leslie Cecil Gallery; Gaumann Cicchino Gallery in Ft. Lauderdale, and at the University of Kentucky and Haverford College. Grants and awards have included New Jersey State Council Fellowship Grant; Brevoort Eikenmeyer Fellowship; Columbia University School of Engineering Purchase Prize; Ingram Merrill Grant, and a Skowhegan Painting Prize. Gagnier has taught at Yale University; the University of North Carolina; City University of New York; Haverford College; Parsons School of Design; Chautauqua School of Art; Sarah Lawrence College and the International School of Art in Italy. He is a National Academician and is represented by Lori Bookstein Fine Art. View Bruce Gagnier's work.


Judy Glantzman - Painter

Received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1978. She is represented by the Betty Cuningham Gallery, New York City, and lives and works in New York City. Glantzman first exhibited in the East Village in the 1980's, represented by Gracie Mansion and Civilian Warfare Gallery.  She has exhibited widely, including previous representation by Blum Helman Gallery and Hirschl and Adler Modern, in New York City.  Judy is a recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation; Anonymous is a Woman; and the New York Foundation for the Arts.  Her work is included in the collections of the Tampa Museum, the Phoenix Museum of Art, and the Frye Museum in Seattle, as well as in many public and private collections. View Judy Glantzman's work here.


Bill JensenBill Jensen - Painter

Received his BFA and MFA from the University of Minnesota. He is represented by Cheim & Read Gallery, NY. Solo exhibitions of his work include shows at Danese, NY; Josloff Gallery, Santa Monica; Nielsen Gallery, Boston; Grob Gallery, London; Margo Leavin Gallery, LA; The Philips Collection, DC; MoMA, NY, and Fischbach Gallery, NY. Works of his reside in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and numerous others. View Bill Jensen's work here.


Jilaine Jones - Sculptor

Studied at the College of Ceramics, Alfred University, NY;  School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA; New York Studio School. Solo exhibitions include: New York Studio School in 2008; Salander-O'Reilly Galleries in 2001; Paul Mellon Art Center, Wallingford, CT in 1992. Group exhibitions include: "Contemporary Sculpture": Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA in 2011; "Recent Modernist Sculpture": Locks Gallery , Philadelphia, PA in 2005; "Four Women":  Rebecca Cooper Gallery NY in 1993; "Art Triangle Barcelona":  Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, Spain in 1987.  Received a Pollock/Krasner Foundation Grant in 2012, a Connecticut Commission Fellowship for Sculpture in 1998. View Jilaine Jone's work here.


Leonid Lerman - Sculptor

Born in Odessa, Russia, where he studied drawing and sculpture at the Odessa School of Art and the Professional School of Mosaics and Woodcarving. He received his M.F.A. from the Mukhina College of Art and Design in Leningrad in 1979, and emigrated to New York during the following year. In 1981, he received the James Wilburt Johnston Sculpture Award in Washington, DC. His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions, including Duke University Museum of Art in 1988, Modernism in San Francisco, and Ronchini Arte Contemporanea, Terni, Italy. He has also exhibited in the Freedman Gallery at Albright College for the Arts, Reading, Pennsylvania; the White Space Gallery, London; the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg; and the Museum of Fine Art, Houston.  He is represented by McKee Gallery (New York, NY) and John Davis Gallery (Hudson, NY).


Margrit LewczukMargrit Lewczuk - Painter

Studied at Queens College, NY and the Brooklyn Museum Art School. One-person exhibitions include Maier Museum, VA; Brooklyn Museum, NY; Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, NY; Dolan Maxwell Gallery, PA, and the Bjorn Wetterling Gallery, Sweden. Group exhibitions include Sue Scott Gallery, NY; PaceWildenstein Gallery, NY; Galarie d'Art Essadi, Carthage, Tunisia; The Unviersity of North Carolina, Pembroke Art Gallery, NC; South Street Seaport Museum, NY; Rotunda Gallery, NY; Sideshow Gallery, NY; Andrew Zarre Gallery, NY; Wythe Studio, NY; The University of the Arts, PA and the Matthew Marks Gallery, NY. Awards include CAPS Grant; National Endowment for the Arts Artist's Fellowship; Guggenheim Fellowship Grant; Rauschenberg Foundation Change Grant, and the Esther and Adolph Gottlieb Foundation Grant. View Margrit Lewczuk's work.


Michael Meehan - Painter

Michael Meehan received his BFA from Cornell University and his MFA from the New York Studio School.  He is represented by Geary Contemporary, New York, New York.  Solo exhibitions include Geary Contemporary, New York.  Group Exhibitions include Hartell Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York; Thomas A. Oldham Gallery, Sacramento, California; Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, California; National Arts Club, New York; George Billis Gallery, New York; Bowery Gallery, New York; Prince Street Gallery, New York; Wright State University, Ohio; Svenska Konstnarernas Forening, Stockholm, Sweden. Awards include the Everett Raymond Kinstler Award; National Arts Club; NYSS Merit Awards for Drawing and Painting and Juror Prize, Drawing from Perception VI. View Michael Meehan's work here.


John Newman - Sculptor

John received his BA from Oberlin College and an MFA from Yale School of Art, MFA. Along with studying at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, 1971. He has participated in over 40 one-person shows in galleries and museums in New York, Los Angeles, Munich, Dusseldorf, among others. Numerous group exhibitions in galleries and museums including Whitney Museum, Brooklyn Museum, The Albertina, Walker Art Center, Tate Gallery, American Institute of Arts and Letters, among others. Selected Public Collections include:  Museum of Modern Art; Metropolitan Museum; Whitney Museum; Brooklyn Museum; Yale Art Gallery; The Nasher Collection; Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Selcected Large Scale Public Commissions include: City of Richmond, Virginia Public Art Program; Grounds for Sculpture, Mercerville, New Jersey; Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY; General Mills, Minneapolis and Minnesota. Grants and Residencies: Joan Mitchell Foundation, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Rome Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, Gottlieb Foundation, Pollack-Krasner Foundation, NEA, NYFA, Irish Museum of Modern Artists' Work Programme, Yaddo, MacDowell. He has lectured and taught at various institutions throughout USA, Europe and Asia. View John Newman's work here.


Karen WilkinKaren Wilkin - Art Historian and Critic

Educated at Barnard College, NY and Columbia University, NY. Fulbright and Woodrow Wilson Fellow. Regular contributor to The New Criterion, Art in America and The Wall Street Journal; contributing editor for Art, The Hudson Review. Publications include monographs on Paul Cezanne, Georges Braque, Giorgio Morandi, Stuart Davis, Anthony Caro and David Smith. Was Contributing Editor for the Stuart Davis Catalogue Raisonne. Teaching experience has included the University of Toronto, Canada, and the State University of New York, Purchase. Has organized numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally on modern painters and sculptors, including Stuart Davis, Anthony Caro, David Smith, Hans Hofmann, Milton Avery, Judith Rothschild, and Helen Frankenthaler.


David CohenDavid Cohen - Art Critic and Curator

Gallery Director at the New York Studio School and publisher of artcritical.com. Art critic at the New York Sun from 2003-2008. Author of Alex Katz Collages: A catalogue raisonne (2005), among other publications, and has curated over forty exhibitions including Thomas Nozkowski: Drawings; Lois Dodd: Nudes in the Landscape and Painting to Painting: Merlin James. Cohen also moderates the Review Panel, a popular monthly forum at the National Academy Museum, New York.


Elisa Jensen - Painter

Attended Smith College, MA and the New York Studio School. Jensen was recently included in the American Academy of Arts & Letters Invitation Exhibition where she received the John Koch Award, given to a young painter of figurative work. In 2008, she was an artist/curator for the group show, "Visions of the Figure" at Repetti Gallery, Long Island City, and was included in the exhibition "6 Danish Artists in New York" at Trygvie Lie Gallery, Manhattan. Other major exhibitions include Perimeter Gallery, ME; Icehouse Gallery, Greenport NY; Gallery 100, Sarasota Springs; Bickett Gallery, Raleigh; The Danish Consulate in New York; Washington Art Association, CT;  The Bond Market Association, NY and the Morso Kunstforening, Denmark. Jensen was one of the inaugural group of artists to work in the "World Views" program at the World Trade Center, sponsored by the Manhattan Cultural Council, and is included in the publication Site Matters about the program artists. View Elisa Jensen's work here.


John Lees - Painter

Received MFA and BFA from Otis Art Institute, CA. Represented by Betty Cuningham Gallery, NY. One person exhibitions include Nicole Fiacco Gallery, NY; Hirschl & Adler Modern, NY; Mayor Gallery, UK; Edward Thorp Gallery, NY and Nielson Gallery, MA. Group exhibitions include Museum of Modern Art, NY; Orlando Museum of Art, FL; Butler Institute of American Art, OH; Kansas City Art Institute, MO; Contemporary Arts Museum, TX; Albright-Knox  Art Gallery, NY and Newport Harbor Art Museum, CA. Grants include the Francis J. Greenburger Award; a Guggenheim Fellowship and NEA Grant. View John Lees' work.


Kaitlin McDonough - Painter

Kaitlin McDonough paints exuberant abstractions, often incorporating objects and nontraditional supports. She received her MFA from Tyler School of Art and her BFA from Boston University, Summa cum laude. McDonough's work has been exhibited throughout Italy--in Venice, Rome, Vicenza, Bologna, Verona--and in Boston, New York, and Serbia. She is the recipient of the Temple University Project Completion Grant and has participated in a residency at the Vermont Studio Center. View Kaitlin McDonough's work.

Ron Milewicz Ron Milewicz - Painter

Received a BA from Cornell University and M.Arch from Columbia University, and studied at the New York Studio School. One person exhibitions include Elizabeth Harris Gallery, NY; George Billis Gallery, NY; Hartell Gallery at Cornell University, NY and Washington Art Association, CT. Selected group exhibitions include National Academy Museum, NY; Elizabeth Harris Gallery; Von Liebig Art Center, FL, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Center. Awards include Cornell Council for the Arts Grant; Hohenberg Travel Grant; Sampson Fine Arts Prize, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's World Trade Center Residency in 1997. View Ron Milewicz's work.


Jim Plunkett - Painter

Received an MFA from the New York Studio School.  Jim has had three solo exhibitions at the Gallery at Hyannis Port in Massachusetts and has participated in many group shows.  His most recent exhibitions took place at the Hewitt Gallery of Art at Marymount Manhattan College in New York in 2015 and at Mayson Gallery in New York in 2014.  His studio is in Long Island City, New York.  View Jim Plunkett's work.

Aimée Brown Price - Art Historian, Lecturer

Received her Ph.D. from Yale University. Has lectured both nationally and internationally, and taught widely in the United States at institutions including Princeton University, CUNY Graduate Center, California Institute of Technology and Queens College. Price has published in Art in America, The Art Bulletin, The Burlington Magazine and the Gazette des Beaux-Arts, and contributed essays to a number of exhibition catalogues. Her field of speciality is nineteenth-century art, but she is also interested in a range of issues from mural painting and modernized allegorical figures to caricature, public and private art, double (couple) portraits, and smiles in portraiture. An authority on French painter Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, as guest curator she organized major exhibitions of his work for the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, and  for the Bunkamura and Shimane Museums in Japan and was author of these catalogues. Her two-volume book on the artist, comprising a monograph and catalogue raisonné of the painted work, was published in 2010 by Yale University Press.  The French nation made her a chevalier in arts and letters.


Ophrah Shemesh Ophrah Shemesh - Painter

Educated at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, and the New York Studio School. One-person exhibitions include Philippe Daverio Gallery, Milan; Gallery Sales, Rome; Mario Diacono, MA; Stephen Wirtz, CA and Freight + Volume, NY. Teaching experience includes the International School of Art, Italy. View Ophrah Shemesh's work.



Kyle Staver - Painter

Originally from Minnesota, Kyle Staver settled in New York following graduate studies at Yale University.  She is the recent recipient of a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2015) and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Prize (2015).  Staver is also recognized as a distinguished member of the National Academy of New York. Her work has been exhibited in Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, the American Academy of Arts & Letters, the National Academy, Fordham University, and Haverford College. Staver received her BFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design and a decade later she received her MFA in Painting from Yale University’s College of Art. View Kyle Staver's work.



Lee TribeLee Tribe - Sculptor

Educated at Saint Martin's School of Art and Birmingham School of Art in England, and the New York Studio School. One-person exhibitions include Robert Steele Gallery, NY; J.J. Brookings, CA; Lisa Kurtz Gallery, Memphis, and Victoria Monroe Gallery, NY. Selected collections include the Witherspoon Art Gallery, NC; Storm King Sculpture Center, NY; Arts Council of Great Britain; Museum of Northhampton, England; City of Higashi, Hiroshima, Japan; Neuberger Museum of Art, NY, and the American Ornamental Metals Museum, Memphis TN. Awards include Pollock/Krasner Foundation Grant; Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Ingram Merrill Sculpture Award. Teaching experience includes the Chautauqua School of Art, NY; Columbia University, NY, and Department Head at Bennington College, VT, from 1985-1989. View Lee Tribe's work.