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Yve Laris Cohen, Assistant Professor, Sculpture
Yve Laris Cohen stages systems of contingency and support through duplicating, reconstituting, or weakening elements of theatrical and exhibition architecture. His work mobilizes performance as a site of institutional friction and vulnerability. Laris Cohen’s work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 2022, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, in 2018. Additional solo presentations include those at Performance Space New York and The Kitchen, New York, where he has been an advisor for Dance and Process. Group exhibitions include those at SculptureCenter, New York; Abrons Arts Center, New York; Hessel Museum of Art at Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson; and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. He participated in the 2014 Whitney Biennial and Performa 2019. Laris Cohen graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University.
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Abigail Lucien, Assistant Professor, Sculpture
Abigail Lucien is a Haitian-American interdisciplinary artist and educator. Their work addresses themes of (be)longing, futurity, myth, and place by considering our relationship to inherited colonial structures and systems of belief/care. Working across sculpture, literature, and time-based media, Abigail’s practice is auto-ethnographic: referencing found objects and familiar surroundings as a way to implicate the body’s relationship to material and place—interpreting concepts such as loss, love, and grief as a fluid procession rather than a state to reach or become. Past exhibitions include SculptureCenter (NY), MoMA PS1 (NY), Deli Gallery (NY), Tiwani Contemporary (London, UK), Museum of Contemporary Art Panamá (Panamá), Frost Art Museum (Miami, FL), Atlanta Contemporary (Atlanta, GA), and The Fabric Workshop and Museum (Philadelphia, PA). Residencies include the Amant Studio & Research Residency (NY), the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture (Madison, ME), the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts (Wrocław, Poland), The Luminary (St. Louis, MO), Santa Fe Art Institute (Santa Fe, NM), ACRE (Steuben, WI), and Ox-Bow School of Art & Artist Residency.
Alva Mooses, Assistant Professor, Printmaking
Alva Mooses is an interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in Brooklyn. Her work crosses sculpture, printmaking, and papermaking, using earth-based materials to create an index of place and signal the memory of geological time. She has exhibited her work, curated exhibitions, and organized educational projects in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America for over a decade.  She is a member of the editorial advisory board for Latinx Spaces and has organized collaborations and community art initiatives in Mexico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, El Salvador, and Argentina.  Alva holds a BFA from The Cooper Union and an MFA from Yale University, and has completed residencies and fellowships at Greenwich House Pottery, The Center for Book Arts, Casa Wabi (Mexico), Tou Trykk (Norway), and The University of Chicago, among others.  Her recent group and solo exhibitions include: (Be)Longing at Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Brooklyn (2022); Ear to the Earth at Front Art Space (2022); Space Coiled Like A Serpent at the Lower East Side Printshop (2021); You Enter Dancing/ There’s Always Sign at The Clemente Center (2021); Cito, Longe, Tarde at Haynes Project in Chicago (2020), Se Entra Bailando at Socrates Sculpture Park (2019), Buen Vivir at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin (2018), and Retrato de un Paisaje at the Museo Sívori in Buenos Aires (2018).

Katie Hood Morgan, Acting Administrative Director and Chief Curator, Hunter College Art Galleries
Katie Hood Morgan is a curator and arts producer whose active projects include a forthcoming permanent collection exhibition with the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz.  Prior experience includes: Program Director of FOR-SITE Foundation; Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs at the San Francisco Art Institute; and Assistant Curator at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, all in San Francisco, CA. She has organized major exhibitions and public programs with artists and collectives including Ai Weiwei, Patti Smith, Jill Magid, Postcommodity, and Bill Fontana. She recently managed the touring exhibitions Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision, the first-ever major museum retrospective for a Filipino-American artist, and Hunter East Harlem Gallery’s 26-artist exhibition, Dust Specks on the Sea: Sculpture from the French Caribbean and Haiti.  She has contributed to programming and curatorial projects at institutions including the Oakland Museum of California; the de Young Museum; SFMOMA; and MASS MoCA.


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