School of ART+DESIGN


School of Art+Design | School of the Arts
Visual Arts Building 
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577

Tel: 914.251.6750 | Directions
Gallery Hours: M-F | 10AM - 5PM (or by appointment)

Located within the School of Art+Design, the Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery presents exhibitions that provide professional context for students and interact with their daily classroom experience. The gallery’s program focuses on emerging artists, A+D alumni, current faculty, and student work.  This series includes yearly MFA and BFA student group exhibitions. In conjunction with the Neuberger Museum, the School also connects artists whose work is featured in an exhibition at the Museum with students, often times as a project space. Through this connection, students have the unique opportunity to work with a practicing exhibiting artist that isn’t a member of the School’s faculty. 

Current Exhibition


Kimberly Winkle: Traces 
Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery
On View: January 20 - February 5, 2016
Open Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm
Opening Reception: January 20, 5:30-6:30pm

Traces consists of furniture forms that display strong use of color and linear pattern, which are derived from traditional Seminole patchwork. As a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma this work is important to me as a form of preservation and expansion of the tradition into contemporary material sculpture." -Kimberly Winkle

The Windgate Artist in Residence Program at the School of Art+Design, Purchase College is an ongoing residency in applied design. The program seeks to advance the careers of practicing artists, to prepare students as professional artists, and to strengthen awareness of the significance of applied design. For more information: www/


Upcoming Exhibitions

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Physical Painting

Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery
On View: February 16 - March 18, 2016
Open Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm
Opening Reception: February 17th, 4:30-6:30pm

Public Programs
In conjunction with the exhibition Physical Paining, a week-long series of Painting & Drawing events will be held from February 13-19, 2016. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted and will take place in the Visual Arts Building and the Neuberger Museum of Art.

Drawing Marathon
Saturday February 13, 11am – 11pm
Visual Arts Building, Room 2021
Open to All Purchase College Students, Faculty and Staff.

Two Panel Discussions:

Art Materials Part I:
Handmade—Craft, Material, and Skill in Contemporary Art
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Neuberger Museum of Art Study

Glenn Adamson, Director of New York's Museum of Arts and Design, and Jennifer Scanlan, Independent Curator and Lecturer, Parsons and The New School for Design, analyze and contextualize the work of Liza Lou, one among a growing number of contemporary artists who use methods and materials traditionally associated with craft. Moderated by Sarah Warren, Associate Professor of Art History, Purchase College.

Tickets: Complimentary to Purchase College students, staff, and faculty, as well as Neuberger Museum of Art Circle Level Members. Event Admission: $10.

Art Materials Part II:
Beyond Oil on Canvas—Painting as Object
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Neuberger Museum of Art Study

Artists Yevgeniya Baras, Hilary Harnischfeger, and Larry Poons join Independent Curator Jennifer Samet and artist Scott Wolniak in conversation to contextualize the exhibit, Physical Painting, on view in the Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery in the School of Art+Design.  Physical Painting is about work that is anchored in the format of painting, but which incorporates materials and techniques other than paint on canvas. The artists embrace medium hybridity by building object-like works.
Tickets: Free admission

Color Workshop:
Conducted by Fritz Horstman, Artist Residency and Education Coordinator, The Josef and
Anni Albers Foundation
Thursday February 18, 2016 at 12:30-3:30pm
Visual Arts Building Room 1018
Reservations Required: contact

Curated by Jennifer Samet, in conversation with Scott Wolniak, Physical Painting is about work that is anchored in the format of painting, but which incorporates materials and techniques other than paint on canvas.

The artists embrace medium hybridity by building object-like works. They use both destructive and constructive approaches: sticking elements together, embedding objects within, pouring, digging, building up, and cutting away the surface. Wood, plaster slabs, ceramics, patterned textiles, consumer items, shaped surfaces, wire, and glue are used along with, or in place of, traditional pigments and support.  Processes such as casting, assembling, and stitching mingle with brushing and mark making.

This exhibition gathers a multi-generational group of artists from across the United States to reveal this expansive direction in contemporary art including; Liv Aanrud, Eleanna Anagnos, Yevgeniya Baras, Michelle Grabner, Ron Gorchov, Hilary Harnischfeger, David Lloyd, Dona Nelson, Larry Poons, Joyce Robins, Cordy Ryman, and Scott Wolniak

With the exception of the Art Materials Part I Panel Discussion, all events are free and open to the public.


Scott Wolniak
Tablet V (detail), 2015
Ink, watercolor, acrylic and gouache on cast/carved plaster with embedded wood, burlap and wire, mounted on plywood.
15 x 11 inches
Courtesy of the artist
Photo by Tom Van Eynde