Visual Arts

Visual arts faculty wins Jackson Poetry Prize

John Yau of the Visual Arts Department is the winner of the Jackson Poetry Prize, awarded annually by the nonprofit organization Poets & Writers to "an American poet of exceptional talent who deserves wider recognition."

Mason Gross visual arts alum, filmmaking center director are Guggenheim Fellows

2007 MFA visual arts alum Amy Feldman (Fine Art), and Nicolas Pereda, head of the Rutgers Filmmaking Center (Film-Video; pictured), are among the 175 scholars, artists, and scientists named 2018 Guggenheim Fellows.

Visual arts student is the first Scarlet Knight nominated for prestigious gymnastics award

Libby Groden, visual arts major, has been named one of 14 semifinalists for the American Athletic, Inc. Award, given to the most outstanding senior female gymnast in the U.S.! The award is considered "the Heisman Trophy of the sport." Groden is the first Scarlet Knight to earn this honor.

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Assistant Professor in Media

Public art project promotes compassion and connection in turbulent times

After the violent and deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last August, Rutgers University alumna Cassandra Oliveras-Moreno was, like many people, left feeling helpless and overwhelmed by the hate and negativity streaming at her from the news media.

Windows of Understanding public art project launches on MLK Day

The New Brunswick Community Arts Council, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and the Highland Park Arts Commission are proud to announce “Windows of Understanding,” a public art installation project that unites local artists, organizations and businesses to promote compassion and awareness around social justice issues in our community.

Student artists aim to dispel myths about Islamic religion and culture with first exhibit

Islamic feminism may sound like an oxymoron to some.

But anyone who understands Islam knows those terms are in concert – not conflict – with one another, said Zahra Bukhari.

Visual Arts Department ranked among top 15 in the U.S. by Artsy

Artsy has ranked the Mason Gross Visual Arts Department among the top 15 in the United States, taking into account tuition fees, admission rates, and first-hand feedback from faculty and alumni:

Undergraduate Administrative Assistant

Rosemarie Flores is the Undergraduate Administrative Assistant for the Undergraduate Program in the Visual Arts Department. She is responsible for supporting the undergraduate liaison, students, and department.

Students ‘play’ Kirkpatrick Chapel like an instrument

The staging and props are decidedly low-tech: roving flashlight beams sliding across walls and trailing over terra cotta columns, piercing the darkness of a 19th-century chapel; strands of bright fabric raining down from the choir loft, pooling on the floor; sheets of cardboard fanned like palm fronds (at left), striking the pews.