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Cassandra Hooper

Director of the School of Art + Design

Professor of Printmaking

Cassandra Hooper holds the positions of Interim Director and Professor at Purchase College, State University of New York, School of Art+Design. In her 30-year career in public education, she has invigorated the pedagogy of printmaking and developed a rich and expansive program of learning experiences to support students from pre-college to university, graduate levels, and K-12 teacher development. 

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As Chair of the Printmaking Department and Coordinator of the Foundations program, she implemented innovative curricula that situates printmaking and its related technologies as central disciplines in preparing students for contemporary practice. Her progressive approach to cross-disciplinary instruction was the genesis of a ground-up redesign of the foundations program, implemented in 2012. She is the recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence for her work in teaching and the Student Engagement Award for her extracurricular programming. In her own interdisciplinary studio practice, she collages and synthesizes the analog and digital through photomechanical printmaking processes, in service to her investigation of the boundaries between public and private, reality and artifice, candor and construction. Her prints and books are in the collections of the Harvard College Library, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Walker Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Nelson Atkins Museum; they have been exhibited nationally in New York, Philadelphia, and Seattle, and internationally in China, South Korea, Cuba, France and Italy.

Representative Courses

Extended Media


Advanced Intaglio

Screen Print

Printmaking Studio 1

Printmaking Studio 2

The Animated Print

The Archive Project 

The Exchange Project

Travel Study in Print Media

Digital Tools for Printmakers

Large-Scale Printmaking

Professional Practice