Visual Arts

Turkish media artist finds new home at Mason Gross

When he was growing up in Ankara, Turkey, Ahmet Atif Akin dreamed of becoming a photographer. By the time he was 16, he had a darkroom and had submitted his photographs to group shows. Yet he ended up earning degrees in chemical engineering and industrial design because that was the best education he thought Turkey could offer him.

Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Amee Pollack is the administrative liaison for the Undergraduate Program in the Visual Arts Department. She is responsible for advising and guiding B.F.A. and B.A. students through course registration and the necessary requirements to be awarded their degrees in Visual Arts. Additionally, she assists prospective students in making an application to the program and helps transfer students obtain course credits. 

Painter Catherine Murphy is the first endowed faculty chair at Mason Gross School of the Arts

Comforter by Catherine Murphy
Comforter, oil on canvas by Catherine Murphy

The Rutgers University Board of Governors has approved the selection of artist Catherine Murphy of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., as the first endowed faculty chair at the Mason Gross School of the Arts.

Student's work on display at Grounds For Sculpture Oct. 16 through April 8


Jason Carey-Sheppard
Jason Carey-Sheppard

Artist Jason Carey-Sheppard forages for inspiration among the mundane—in sheets of plywood and rolls of tape, in Styrofoam balls, beer cans, bike horns and disco balls. The 25-year-old Mason Gross MFA sculpture student assembles and manipulates unlikely—and, at times, unsettling—combinations of found objects.

Associate Professor in Design

Atıf Akın is an artist and designer living in New York. His work is about technoscientific criticism in the context of contemporary art, science and politics.

He studied engineering and design at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. In last ten years he taught design and media arts in Istanbul, Europe, and the US.

Associate Professor in Photography; Department Graduate Director

Assistant Professor in Photography