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  Past Exhibitions

   April 2016

   Oh! What a Time to be Alive! - New Media Senior Show 2016
  April 14 to April 24, 2016 | Reception Saturday, April 16th, 3-5pm

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Exhibition on view at The Passage Gallery April 14 to April 24
Saturday, April 16th
    2 - 3 PM Screening in The Choral Hall, Music Building
    3 - 5 PM Reception in The Passage Gallery

Alexander Chamorro Amanda Panzer Anthony Merante Caitlin Blunnie Christopher Sharrett Daniel Fabricant John Brush Jenna Ismaeil Jordan Moore Julie Alegado Kurtis Liniger Lorraine Murariu Matthew Sotiriou Maxwell Ebert Melissa Tamayo Noah Kantor Rebecca Weeks Siera Evans Takayuki Umezawa Yun Ye

   February 2016

   The Detroit Riad Project
   February 13 - March 16, 2016 | Reception Thursday, Feb. 25th 4, 4:30 - 6pm

Theater of the Oppressed workshop Thursday March 3rd 1pm

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Detroit faces the same dilemma as many cities across America: How can neighborhoods revitalize without displacing the people who live there? How can communities remain cohesive when migration and mobility are such fundamental American values – and often an economic requirement? Outsiders are both a threat and a necessity. Artists are often used as the first wave of gentrification.

This exhibit follows a project that brings together art, architecture, and community action, transforming a set of abandoned buildings in Detroit into a Moroccan Riad – a small cluster of homes and businesses around a central courtyard with a shared entrance.

The Ghana ThinkTank has teamed up with faculty from SUNY Purchase College, SUNY Buffalo, and SUNY New Paltz, as well as several Detroit neighborhood organizations to form a land trust that seeks to retain neighborhood residences and businesses in the midst of a gentrifying neighborhood.

On Thursday, March 3 at 1pm, there will be a Theater of the Oppressed Workshop and panel at the Passage Gallery on the intersection of Art, Architecture, and Community Action.

This exhibition is supported by Purchase College and The SUNY Arts and Humanities Network of Excellence.


   December 2015

   December 4 - 16, 2015 | Reception Friday, December 4, 4:30 - 6pm

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Embracing the new convention of a mid-year finale, "Over" presents a
diverse selection of thesis works by senior students in the
Painting+Drawing, Sculpture, and Printmaking BFA programs.
Exploratory and bold, the works of twelve emerging artists assemble
to showcase the culmination of newfound questions and answers.
Artists in the exhibition include Chad Coumbes, Billy Goode, Joel Grennon,
Luke Happ, Daniel Koy, Marissa Lovler, Liana Mack, Daniel McInerney,
Elijah McMillan, Courtney Partington, Leanne Pisciotta, and Khai Tran.

image: Daniel McInerney


October 2015

Future Bodies

October 30 - November 18, 2015
Reception Friday October 30, 5-7pm  

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Race, nationality, gender, socioeconomic status, sex, body image, sexual orientation, mental health history and environment shape our understanding of the potential of our bodies. Future Bodies aims to incorporate artists with varied experiences in order to explore identity and corporeality.

Student artists in the departments of New Media, Art+Design, Journalism, and Liberal Studies include:
Sydney Dupree, Matthew Sotiriou, Takayuki Umezawa, Jake Brush, Mar Lopez, Olivia Ballard, Bridget Gettys, Mariel Nazareno, Anthony Akinbola, Keara Martin, Emily Greco and Rebecca Weeks.

Future Bodies is sponsored by the New Media Board of Study in the School of Film and Media Studies.
The exhibition was curated by Rebecca Weeks, with assistance form Takayuki Umezawa.

image: Sydney Dupree, Preggo Rococo, digital collage.

  September 2015

September 8th - October 18th 2015,  Opening Reception Tuesday September 8th, 5pm

Life After Life in Prison: A Photo Essay by Sara Bennett











image: Sara Bennett, Tracy waiting for a meeting with her counselor, Brooklyn, NY, 2014, digital print, 16 x 22 inches

Life After Life in Prison examines the lives of four women - Tracy, Keila, Evelyn, and Carol - as they return to society after spending anywhere from 17 to 35 years in New York State’s maximum security prison for women. While each of their stories is unique,they illuminate many of the problems inherent in today’s criminal justice system.
Please join us on Tuesday, September 8 at 5:00 for a reception for the artist and her subjects, who will talk about their experiences re-entering society after decades behind bars.

Life After Life in Prison is sponsored by the Sociology Board of Study
of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Purchase College.

April 2015

April 27 – May 12, 2015

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Cinema Studies, Screenwriting, and Media, Society and the Arts​ Senior Show  

Come see and hear installations and presentations by students graduating in the Cinema Studies, Screenwriting, and Media, Society and the Arts programs.

Student Presentations and Reception Monday, April 27, 6:00-8:00pm

  April 2015

Other Customers Also Bought

April 10-21, 2015  - Reception Friday April 17, 5-8pm

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Elazar Abraham, Gregory Berg, Larry Binyard, Zachary Britt, Kimberly Eng, Kara Fallon, Sean Fitzgerald, Abigail Flynn, Leah Henry, Artemis Karotseri-Vermeulen, Emily Locke, Ralph Marrero, Wesley McDonald, Alissa Milano, Abraham Pajares, Christopher Petruccio, Amand Phail, Brennan Pilcher, Ashley Pinilla, Amanda Reynolds, Brittany Salvatore, Brian Sansone, Corey Tegeler, Alexandra Tutelian, Alyna Van Dunk, Emily Walenta, and Lena Yu.

This exhibition is sponsored by the New Media Board of Study in the Purchase College School of Film & Media Studies, in the United States of America.

  February 2015


February 27 – March 20   Reception Friday, February 27, 5 – 8pm

Image: Jason Fox, Sister 2, spraypaint and oil pastel on canvas, 34x44 inches

Image: Jason Fox, Sister 2, spray paint and oil pastel on canvas, 34x44 inches

With technology & social media playing such a prevalent role in our lives, the undeniable effect that technology has had on the uniqueness of art has brought us into a new sub-genre, one where art and media become one. This exhibition will provide examples of how Purchase College students interpret the influence of the media industry and its commodification of subcultures through various eras of art.

Curated by Sebastian Jean ’17, Political Science, School of Natural and Social Sciences Artists in the exhibition include Jason Fox, Catie Rogers, Maxwell Dieter, Richie Einhorn, Emily Greco, and Justin Tolbert.

April 2014

2014 New Media Senior Exhibition
April 25th - May 16th
Screening: Friday, April 25, 4pm, Music Choral Hall;

Opening Reception: Friday, April 25, 5-7pm, The Passage Gallery


Phil Ashby, Cristina Carabetta, Vinny Castrogivanni, Michele Daboul,Sabrina
D'agostino, Alexis Díaz, Anthony Di Francesco, Alexa Espinal, Bianca J
Fernandez, Joshie Fishbein, Bryan Garcia, Alex Goosmann, Helena Jaramillo,
Luke Juntunen, Alexander Kellogg, Carolina Melo, Michael Massey, Dan
Mccauley, Taylor Niwa, Sean Peeters, Sean Posila, Kaitlyn Power, Reinaldo
Romero, Andrew Russell, Christian Sullivan, Ryan Schnackenberg,
Robert Tims, Michael Townsend, Sarah Venti, and Connor Wilson.

Iteration Zero: breaking bytes

Reception Wednesday, April 16, 5 - 7pm


Iteration Zero: breaking bytes presents projects that reflect the ideas that define modern computer science and how the minds of computer scientists work.

Through interactive websites, experimental games, computer simulation and social networking, students in the Purchase College Mathematics and Computer Science program consider the technical, aesthetic and psychological aspects of how data is structured, represented, and accessed through innovative interfaces.

Iteration Zero: breaking bytes features work by Stephen Burgess, Caroline Correa, Emil Gasanov, Joe Jalbert, Laerte Sousa, Nikolas Šveikauskas, and Weixin Wu under the supervision of Dr. Irina Shablinsky, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Purchase College.

February-March 2014

Portraits Through Documentary
February 18 - March 9, 2014 | Reception Wednesday, February 26, 5 - 7pm

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        Image: Kameron Wood, The Fight for Ourselves, HD Video, 02:36

The Passage Gallery presents Portraits through Documentary, a series of documentary films from Purchase College. Students of Professor Chuck Workman in the School of Film and Media Studies explore the documentary form through varied subjects, contexts and production techniques. Applying their knowledge of historic nonfiction practice and filmmaking methodology, artists in this exhibition have independently and collaboratively researched, designed, recorded, directed, edited and produced these works.

Artists in the exhibition include Jaimé Bernat, Jonathan Cheng, Olivia J. Hampson,
Taylor Page, Jared Ray, Diorlenny Rodriguez, Drew Santini, Alan Wertz and Kameron Wood. The show offers a highly personalized view of humanity as seen and decided by these filmmakers.

November-December 2013

Art Under the Microscope

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As scientists and creative thinkers alike, we see not only beauty but also art in nature. Inspired by the world around us, we are urged to find out as much as we can about the inner workings of such magnificent organisms. In our exhibit Art Under the Microscope, we invite you to see the world through our eyes. With Purchase College's very own scanning electron microscope, students have worked to capture life in its most natural state. We hope to remind you that life is both beautiful and fascinating, even in its most microscopic form.

This exhibition was organized by Dayna Naglieri (Liberal Studies in the Arts/Studio Production and Biology, 2014). All images were produced by students in the Scanning Electron Microscopy and Digital Imaging class under the supervision of Dr. Jan Robert Factor (Professor of Biology, Chair of Biology Program, School of Natural and Social Sciences).

September-October 2013

Collective Action

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Collective Action Archive is organized by the School of FIlm and Media Studies New Media program at Purchase College and Franklin Street Works.

The show explores politically active U.S. Artist Collectives, featuring ephemera, documentation, and publications that include photos, videos, zines, and books from more than 30 artist collectives from around the country, including Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh, Winston-Salem, and San Francisco.

“Collective Action Archive” will be on view from September 6 - 29, 2013. A reception will take place in the gallery on Wednesday, September 11, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, followed by a symposium at the Neuberger Museum of Art Study from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Both events are free and open to the public. The symposium will include author, artist, and activist Gregory Sholette; along with a member of Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.); and one of the founding members member of the Knifeandfork collective.

This exhibition is sponsored by The School of Film and Media Studies and New Media program at Purchase College, and Franklin Street Works, a contemporary art space in Stamford, CT.

May 2013

Cinema Studies / Media, Society and the Arts - Senior Project Slam May 3 – 15, 2013

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Cinema Studies / Media, Society & the Arts Senior Project Slam features installations and presentations of graduating seniors in Cinema Studies and Media, Society & the Arts in the School of Film and Media Studies.

Please join students, family, faculty, and staff on Monday, May 6 at 6:00 as we celebrate this year’s creative and critical expressions in the School of Film and Media Studies.

image: Hillary Maltz,The Metropolitan Medium: Movement and Transformation in the Subway Through Art (detail)

April 2013

New Media Senior Show - April 3rd-30th 2013

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Join us as our journey through the world of mixed media art, over the hills of video and code, and across the rivers of augmented reality and social software comes to an end. With our culminating work, we aim to investigate the fertile valley between art and technology, to innovate the means of traversal, and to captivate an audience willing to cross the divide. As we reach our academic destination, we invite you to celebrate and explore the rich world of new media.
This exhibition is sponsored by the New Media Board of Study, Purchase College School of Film and Media Studies, Purchase College, State University of New York

March 2013

The Submission Magazine Gala

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Wednesday, March 20, 6:00 – 8:00

Submissions Magazine is Purchase College's student-run art, literary & music magazine.


Celebrate the artists, poets and community of Submissions Magazine with performances, readings and artwork on view at the Passage Gallery.

February 2013

Feb. 22 - Mar. 17, 2013

In Search of the Ephemeral: Sublime Explorations of Urban Decay













In Search of the Ephemeral: Sublime Explorations of Urban Decay

February 22 – March 17, 2013

In Search of the Ephemeral: Sublime Explorations of Urban Decayexamines the aesthetics of structural collapse and ruin.  The exhibit, amplified by various media, investigates the ineffable imagery created by abandoned places and spaces through the practice of urban exploration.


Curated by Elizabeth Morgan Stark Pysarenko, candidate in the MA Program in Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism and Theory at Purchase College, State University of New York


Featuring work by Garrett Ball, Stephanie Bonja, Nicolas Bruno, Alissa Milano, Elizabeth Morgan Stark Pysarenko, and Allyson Taylor


Please join us on Tuesday, March 12 at 5:00 for a reception for the artists and a lecture in which Moses Gates, author of Hidden Cities: Travels to the Secret Corners of the World's Great Metropolises; A Memoir of Urban Exploration will examine the phenomenon of urban exploration through a lecture and presentation.


This exhibition is sponsored by the Art History Board of Study in the Purchase College School of Humanities and supported by grants from the New York State and Graduate Student Employees Union Professional Development Awards Program  and the Friends of Humanities, Purchase College, State University of New York

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November 2012

Nov. 28 - Dec 21, 2012 - Video Art 2

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Video Art 2

November 28 – December 21, 2012

Reception 4-6pm Tuesday Dec 4th

These independent projects produced by Video Art II students focus on the use of video as a creative tool in performance and installation, exploring video’s unique properties as a mixed-media, time-based form and its relationship to other contemporary 3D practices.

This exhibition is sponsored by the School of Art+Design and the School of Film and Media Studies, School of the Arts, Purchase College.

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October 2012

Oct 26 - Nov 18, 2012 Play Our Nerdy Games

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Play Our Nerdy Games is both a title and an invitation. This student show is the result of the first project in Introduction to Physical Computing. Each game is playable, so bring your friends or your frenemies and challenge them to the ultimate pong-off!

This exhibition is sponsord by the New Media Board of Study in the Purchase College School of Film & Media Studies

May 2012

A Senior Design Collective
May 11 - May 18 2012












BFA Graphic Design students Kevin Burke, Liz Borger, Ali Sciandra, Alyssa Evans and Jaime Justen from the School of the Arts: School of Art+Design present their recent work.
Please join students, family, and faculty as the senior designers conclude their time at Purchase College with an exciting array of work that explores the many facets of design.

April 2012

Film and Media Studies Senior Project Slam

Installations and presentations of graduating seniors in Media|Society|Arts and Cinema Studies

April 27 - May 4, 2012

Altar to Nature by Genevieve Tyler  



School of Liberal Arts and Sciences / School of Film and Media Studies

12 April through 22 April 2012


"Purchase College 2012 National X-Country E-Olympics: A New Media Senior Show"



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March 2012



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Auto Larje: a structure that forces a change in behavior
1 March 2012 - 30 March 2012

Christopher Robbins, Aaron Krach and A+D students at The Passage Gallery

Supported by the Purchase College, School of the Arts, School of Art+Design, SUNY President's Club, Annual Fund, Eugene and Emily Grant, CEC ArtsLink, and the UUP JLMC individual development award.



Auto Larje: a structure that forces a change in behavior


Including Aaron Krach, Christopher Robbins, Madeline Yee and Travis Fairclough, with Jen Dawson and Lisa Dietrich.


1 March 2012 - 30 March 2012


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February 2012

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Work by BFA Photography Seniors

                  Sklyar Blum – Photography

                  James DiMauro – Photography, Drawing/Painting

                  Peter Zervas – Photography


"In our work, we are concerned with ideas of what photography can be, and interested in pushing this relatively new medium in different directions. We have begun to expand our work into the realms of painting, printmaking, video, and sculptural installation."





 December 2011

School of Art+Design MFA Group Show 

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School of Art+Design MFA Group Show

1 December 2011 - 4 February 2012

Curated by Stamatina Gregory
Including Alex Branch, Adam B, Courtney Childress,
Kerry Cox, Jen Dawson, Lisa Dietrich, Roberto Jamora,
Elianna Mesaikos, Corina Kennedy, Aaron Krach,
Elizabeth Phelps Meyer, Edgar Meza, Jonathan Price,
Margaret Rizzio, Bradford Smith, Glenn Wonsettler

This exhibition showcases the range of approaches and the individual skills of the graduate students in the School of Art+Design. The work spans a wide variety of media, illustrates the range of instruction available at the School and provides insight into the trends in art making today.

Studying means finding something, and the act of finding brings with it a certain taste, a certain moment of happiness that is creation and re-creation. No, it's not easy, but it is good to be done. -Paolo Freire

November 2011

 Physical Computing exhibition November 10-19 at The Passage Gallery.











New Media Physical Computing students present their take on the best video game ever made. Reworking and rethinking both the code and the controllers, students create their own twist on the classic game, Pong. It's part torture chamber, part sensory deprivation tank, part disco party, part drinking game and 100% arcade action! BONUS! music made by robots!

September 2011


Student Films by: Nikki Amberstone, Gary Dougherty, Caleb Foss, Chloe Miller, Michael Oshins, Shane Sheehy, Emily Tomasik

Graduate Films by: Paul YatesPaul EcheverriaJane Public, Jimmy Joe Roche, Sam Strzelec, Jenna Kline

June 20th - July 1st 2011

Third annual Staff Art Exhibit  - June 20 – July 1

Sponsored by the Professional Staff Council, the third annual Staff Art Exhibit will run from June 20th – July 1st in the Passage Gallery.

Staff from across the College will be exhibiting photography, woodworking, sculpture, new media, quilting, painting and drawing.

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A+D/MFA and Art History/MA:  May 13th-23rd      

"And I Have a Bridge To Sell You"

A collaborative publication and exhibition created by the MFA and MA Art History first year graduate students.

Opening Reception        Friday May 13th, 4:30-7pm


Cinema Studies and Media Society and the Arts:    May 6th-10th  

Presentations               Monday May 9th – Tuesday May 10th



April 2011 

New Media:                       April 21st-30th                      Force Quit         

Opening Reception        Saturday April 23rd