Visual Arts

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.

Visual Arts Professor Recognized as Contemporary Art Innovator with UCLA Medal

In a career spanning more than six decades, Raphael Montañez Ortiz has destroyed a piano with a pickaxe, crafted collages out of burned shoes and dirt and guillotined a chicken to protest the war in Vietnam – all in the name of art.

Bright Lights, Big City: Rutgers in New York

We’re headed across the river three times this semester, as our students perform and exhibit their work in Manhattan. Grab a ticket, and watch our artists shine up the Big Apple.