Akiko is an experimental filmmaker and educator from Fukuoka, Japan. She studied Film/Video at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. Her works have been screened at Japan Society(NY), Anthology Film Archives, Pratt Insitute, and more. As an educator, she has worked with colleges, film festivals, non-profit organizations, and museums.
Al is a game design professor, teaching artist, gamer and native Brooklynite likes all things visual, digital, musical and playful.
As an emerging New York artist originally from Oregon, Anthony Heinz May is fascinated by relationships humans have built with the natural environment. Experience between the natural and artificial surroundings of where he grew up and now lives respectively, creates the momentum and many points of intersection behind his artistic pursuits.
Audrey Ryan is a figurative artist whose work is about conflict. Through the primary mediums of drawing and painting, she aims to communicate the fight to survive our human selves. Ryan was born an only child to a gunsmith and a gardener and currently works in New York City.
Briget is an artist born and raised in New York City. As a BFA graduate, from the Fashion Institute of Technology, she has a love for watercolors, oil paints, and charcoal...
Ciara Ruddock is a Brooklyn-based visual artist originally from Oakland, California - Ciara's work as an oil painter is influenced by her fascination of organic movement and color. Ciara received her BA from Saint Mary's College in Art History with a focus in Art therapy and thus has become involved with various Outsider Art organizations world wide as a volunteer and mentor.
Debra graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1980, after which she spent 15 years as a television-marketing executive. Debra decided to pursue a career as an occupational therapist...
Deepti Menon is a freelance animator and educator in New York. In her free time she loves making comics, zines, magnets, pins, jewelry and more! Deepti holds a BFA in film/animation/video from the Rhode Island School of Design.
Diana started as an Intern Assistant for After School classes at CMA, then officially joined the CMA Fine Arts family in the winter of 2015. Additionally in 2015 she also aided in after school classes and summer Art Colony classes. She also wore many hats in the Fine Arts Open Studio during public hours.
Emily Oliveira is a Brooklyn-based performance artist, sculptor, textile artist, and costume designer. She joined CMA as a fine arts teaching artist in Spring 2015. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and studied performance at Brown University.
Fermin began his career working with children in The New York State Parks Department, where he worked for 11 years. His Hospitality experience and great customer service skills lead him to become a concierge for private banking in financial institutions such as Deutsche Bank & BNY Mellon – Dreyfus.
Georgina Arroyo is a New York based visual artist and creative content creator. She graduated with a BFA in Fine Arts from Lesley University's College of Art and Design where she focused on drawing and printmaking.
Inhye has a mixed background in anthropology (BA, Seoul National University) and interactive arts (MPS, ITP New York University) and wants to transform the ordinary surroundings into a playground where interesting stories arise.
Isaac is a musician and documentary filmmaker based in Brooklyn. As a solo performer and with his band the Due Diligence, he has toured across the US. After studying Philosophy at Philadelphia’s Eastern University, Isaac came to NY in 2006 to work in television production...
Jack Adam was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He began working in a darkroom at age 11 and is now a photographer and image-maker whose work converges on themes of intimacy, domesticity, and urban life.
Jacque Emord-Netzley recently moved to Brooklyn from her hometown in Owensboro, Kentucky. She attended Indiana University Bloomington where she graduated in 2013 with a B.A. degree in Theatre and Drama.
Jia Sung is a painter and illustrator, born in Minnesota, bred in Singapore, now based in Brooklyn. In her spare time, she is a monkey.
Johanne [yo-HUN-ah] is a musician and writer who is currently working on CMA's CIVICKIDS campaign and monthly cultural festival series...
Koren is a graduate of Pratt Institute with a focus in Animation. One day, when the strength and courage comes to him, he will embody the spirit of our ancestors, the primates, and return to the jungle and live amongst the trees.
Laura was born in New York and lives in Brooklyn. She is a multidisciplinary artist working in sculpture, video, performance, installation, painting and drawing. She is currently working on an immersive installation inspired by Medieval Bestiaries.
Lucy Barthel has been an artist since day 1. She began by sculpting fairy houses in the California forests as a child, pursued her passion of art at California College of Arts and The Oxbow School in high school, and has continued to create at Parsons the New School
Luz is a Venezuelan born, New York based painter. She received her BFA from NYU and has worked as an arts educator since. Her paintings reflect her interest in the metamorphosis that occurs when an object is observed, photographed, collected in memory, and then reestablished in the world of paint.
Lynn grew up in Long Island, New York. She received her Masters degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Queens College and has extensive experience in the field of Art Education...
Michelle Lee grew up in Georgia before completing her BFA in Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking at Carnegie Mellon University in 2009. After several years of teaching art in non-profit settings and exploring the commercial side of art, she went on to Teachers College at Columbia University to receive her Masters in Art Education...
Mollie joined CMA in September 2016 as an Art Therapy intern, later joining the Fine Arts team. She earned her Masters degree in Creative Art Therapy and a BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Nathaniel is a musician and composer living in Brooklyn, NY. He joined CMA in 2016 after graduating from NYU, where he studied Jazz Performance and played the vibraphone. He also plays piano and percussion, and collaborates with animators, directors, poets and artists! He loves combining sound and the visual arts!
Olaya Barr is a translator, photographer, and writer living in New York. She was awarded the De Alba Fellowship for excellence in fiction writing as an MFA student at Columbia University, as well as a grant to attend artist residency Obracadobra in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Rebecca is a multimedia animator, illustrator, and filmmaker specializing in all things DIY and handmade. In 2016, she graduated from NYU Tisch School of the arts with a BFA in Film/Television Production.
As a resident of Westchester County, a short train ride from the city, Reweina has been fooling people into believing she's from NYC for most of her life. A freelance editor and teaching artist, she's spent a lot of time watching young, creative minds mold magnificent stories.
Sam Dean Lynn is a Brooklyn-based artist...
Samantha Selin is a multilingual creative based in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an emphasis in multimedia arts and creative writing
Sara came to CMA while finishing the Teaching Artist Certificate program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, the city where she exhibits with the Dumpster Divers art collective, whose members create art from trash!
One of seven children, Sarah grew up in a creative household filled with music and art. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and has worked as a textile designer, while simultaneously pursuing a passion for painting as well as photography and jewelry making.
Sean is from the twin cities of Michigan's Great Southwest. He attended Northern Michigan University where he studied Illustration and Animation and has been a Professional Freelance Illustrator since his Freshman year of college.
Sofía Del Mar is a painter and dancer from San Juan, Puerto Rico...
Tahmina Sharmin Norin was born and grew up in Bangladesh which is known as land of river and tropical country. She grew up with listening my folk music which reflected later on her painting
Taylor is from Louisville, KY and grew up making art and wanting to be an art teacher. She received her BA in Art History from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN and moved to New York City in 2015 to pursue her Masters in Museum Education from Bank Street College. She has worked at several museums in the city and through her work as a teaching artist and museum educator, she strives to make art and art education available to all ages and audiences.
Tom is CMA’s Early Childhood Director and in charge of the WEE Arts program. He has been a teaching artist since 1985 and has worked with the Discovery Program...
Yesenia grew up in California, but moved to New York to study Classical Civilizations and Art History at NYU. She is in her last year of school and can be found translating Ancient Greek or Roman texts when she is not at the kids' table playing with flubber.
Yuisa is an Early Intervention Special Educator, certified Children's Yoga teacher, writer and photographer. She has a MSEd in Special Education with a specialization in Severe and Multiple Disabilities including Deaf-Blindness, MSEd in Curriculum and Teaching and a BA in English Language Arts with a focus on Writing.
My name is Zack and this is a picture of me about 24 years ago when I was probably 1. Way before I learned to love capturing photos of everything around me...