Faculty Profile: Colleen Asper

Colleen Asper is an artist and a writer. Her work has been shown internationally, with a recent two-person show at APF Lab, New York, NY and an upcoming project at The Suburban, Chicago, IL. In addition to having been reviewed in publications such as the New York Times, New Yorker, Time Out New York, and Modern Painters, she has contributed to publications that include Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, Possible Press, and The Highlights. She is also the co-founder, along with Jennifer Dudley, of Ad Hoc Vox (adhocvox.org): a roving series of panel discussions on a wide range of topics in the arts. Ad Hoc Vox has organized events at galleries, non-profits, and museums across New York and Los Angeles that include The Drawing Center and Andrea Rosen Gallery, and that have featured panelists as diverse as critic Hal Foster, and anthropologist David Graeber.

Asper received her MFA from Yale University in 2004, attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in the summer of 2006, and is a recipient of the Helen Winternitz Award and the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship. She has taught and lectured at schools that include Cooper Union; Parsons The New School for Design; Pratt Institute; Queens College; Brooklyn College; Maryland Institute College of Art; School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Massachusetts College of Art and Design, San Francisco Art Institute; and University of California, San Diego. Asper lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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