Art Faculty Listing
Associate Professor of Art History
Director College Honors Program
B.A. , with Honors in Art, Smith College
M.A., The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
M.Phil., Columbia University
Ph.D. , with Distinction, Columbia University
Adrienne Baxter Bell’s scholarship centers on American art and cultural history from the pre-colonial period to the present, with a focus on the nineteenth century. Her graduate work at Columbia University was supported by grants from Columbia and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, as well as the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. It culminated in her dissertation, “George Inness: Painting Philosophy,” an analysis of the metaphysical underpinnings of Inness’s life and work. While at Columbia, she authored George Inness and the Visionary Landscape (George Braziller, Inc., 2003) and curated an exhibition of the same name (National Academy of Design, New York, 2003-04; San Diego Museum of Art, 2004). She published her second book, George Inness: Writings and Reflections on Art and Philosophy, in 2007. Dr. Bell has delivered lectures and participated in symposia at New York University; the Thomas Cole National Historic Site; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Museo di Santa Giulia, Brescia; and other locations. She recently presented her work at the annual conferences of the College Art Association and the Nineteenth Century Studies Association. Her current research explores the impact of spirituality and the growing understanding of consciousness on the visual vocabulary of early American and European modernists; she is also conducting research on how these ideas continue to resonate with contemporary artists. At MMC, she teaches both sections of the Western Art Survey, seminars in Ancient and Classical Art, Medieval Art and Architecture, American Art, and the Senior Art History Seminar. She also co-teaches interdisciplinary study-abroad courses in France and Italy, such as “Art and Philosophy in Venice."
Le filosofie di Asher B. Durand.” (“The Philosophy of Asher B. Durand.”) Pittura Americana del XIX secolo: Atti del convegno. Ed. Marco Goldin and H. Barbara Weinberg. Treviso: Linea d’ombra Libri. 2008. 40-56.
“Review of George Inness: A Catalogue Raisonné, by Michael Quick.” Archives of American Art Journal. 47:1-2. April, 2008. 51-57.
Charles Caryl Coleman: Framing Eccentricity.” Symposium: The Transforming Power of the Frame: Makers, Marriages, and Materials: Exploring American Frames and Frames in America. The Graduate Center, City University of New York, in conjunction with Initiatives in Art and Culture: New York, September 19, 2008.
Associate Professor of Art
Art Department Chair
B.F.A., Tyler School of Art
M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art
Hallie Cohen received her M.F.A. from the Hoffberger School of Painting of the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she studied with the painter Grace Hartigan and received the Henry Walters Traveling Fellowship. She received her B.F.A from the Tyler School of Art where she majored in painting and drawing and minored in printmaking. She has been at Marymount Manhattan since 1974 where she has taught drawing, figure drawing, painting, design, watercolor and art history to two generations of art and non-art majors. As curator of thePhiloctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of Imagination, Cohen recently organized an exhibition, With or Without Permission: Appropriation, Assemblage and Collage, that explored “the art of collecting, sorting, and arranging the ephemera and detritus of life to connect the imaginative and the real.” She paints in watercolor, creates sculptures and three-dimensional installations and illustrates writer Francis Levy’s short stories and humor. Her current work in watercolor uses the concept of appropriation and collage to create a series of new works based on revisiting and reconfiguring her older work through digital scanning and repainting. Professor Cohen is a founding member of the artists’ group Retrogarde, exhibiting her work at Westbeth Gallery, The Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, La Mama’s La Galleria, A.I.R. Gallery and the Terry Schreiber Studio Gallery.
Illustrations in Design Disasters: Great Designers, Fabulous Failure and Lessons Learnedby Steven Heller. New York: Allworth Press. October 2008. Recent Exhibitions: Wish You Were Here 9, A.I.R. Gallery, July 2010. 6 Artists, Manhattan Borough President’s Gallery, New York, April 2010. Art Department Faculty Exhibit, The Hewitt Gallery of Art, New York, August 31- September 29, 2009. Retrogarde Painters & Guest Artists. Westbeth Gallery: 55 Bethune Street, New York, NY. January 16- February 1, 2009. Art Department Faculty Exhibit, The Hewitt Gallery of Art, New York, June 4 - September 19, 2007. Retrogarde Group Show, El Consulado General and the Venezuelan Center, Watercolor paintings, New York City, November 28, 2006 - January 5, 2007. Objects in Mind, The Philoctetes Center, New York City, April 1- June 10, 2006 Three-person show of paintings, drawings and watercolors. Exhibition of Works on Paper, Gregg Gallery, National Arts Club, New York City. April - May 2005; Honorable Mention for Creativity awarded by Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation.
Curator, Art in the Public Eye, Philoctetes Center, New York City, September 5 – October 31, 2010. Curator, Hive/Web/Mind: Animal Nests and Human Networks, Philoctetes Center, New York City, April 30 – June 30, 2010. Curator, With or Without Permission: Appropriation, Assemblage and Collage, Philoctetes Center, New York City, February 20 - April 25, 2010. Co-Curator with Olga Ast, The Matter of Time, Philoctetes Center, New York City, December 05, 2009 – January 30, 2010. Curator, The Aesthetics of Math, Philoctetes Center, New York City, September 07 – November 18, 2009. Curator, On Aggression, Philoctetes Center, New York City, February 28 - May 20, 2009. Curator, Typograffica, Philoctetes Center, New York City, January 08- February 04, 2009. Curator, The Body as Image, Philoctetes Center, New York City, September 04 - October 28, 2008.
Associate Professor of Art
B.A., Empire State College of the Arts, State University of New York
M.F.A., University of Hartford
Millie Falcaro joined the art department faculty in 2001. Professor Falcaro earned her B.A. from Empire State College before earning her M.F.A. from University of Hartford with a thesis exhibition entitled: Nature: Re-exposed and completed the four year academic course requirement from the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis. Her creative interests lies in the intersection of the disciplines of psychology, writing and photography. Her work is located in the function of memory, intuition and chance in the art making process. She is the coordinator the photography program which is the fourth concentration in the art department curriculum and initiated the educational partnership with The International Center of Photography.
In June 2010, she was invited as a guest professor by the English Department at the Karl-Franzen-University of Graz in Austria. Her course, “The Conversation between Poetry and the Visual Arts” was offered in June 2010 through The Centre of Intermediality Studies as an interdisciplinary seminar to both undergraduates and graduate students.
Previous to her appointment at Marymount Manhattan College, she taught at The Fashion Institute of Technology. Her work is exhibited and collected both domestically and abroad.
Interdisciplinary presentation of faculty writing group at Bedford Hills conference: “Write On! A Group Experience.” Crossing Borders Conference at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. Panel presentation with Cecilia Feilla, Magdalena Maczynska and Michael Backus. October 17, 2008.
Associate Professor of Art
B.A., University of Washington
M.F.A., Columbia University
James Holl is a Graphic Designer, Digital Illustrator and Fine Artist who has been practicing professionally in New York City for over 25 years. Since he founded James Holl Design Company in 1978, he has served a wide range of corporate, editorial and non-profit clients. James Holl Design Company has designed and produced trade and fine-art catalogs, websites, corporate identity programs, national and trade advertising, packaging, brochures, magazines, annual reports and book covers. Additionally, Professor Holl works as a Set Consultant and Stylist for Photography Productions and his Digital Illustrations are represented worldwide by Getty Images.
Selected clients of James Holl Design Company include Adidas, Aetna, AT&T, Avon, Citibank, Chase Manhattan Bank. Chubb, Credit Suisse/First Boston, Brooklyn Children's Museum, Doubleday, Emerson College, Hill and Knowlton, Houghton/Mifflin, IBM, International Paper, JC Penny, JP Morgan Chase, Knoll International, March of Dimes, Marymount Manhattan College, Metropolitan Transit Authority, McGraw Hill, NYNEX, Newsweek, Random House, Scholastic Magazine, Sloan Kettering Memorial Cancer Center, The Asia Society, Abelow Sherman Architects, Stephen Bobbitt Architects, and PFC Corporation.
Professor Holl has exhibited his Fine Art work widely since 1978. He has mounted solo exhibitions with public institutions such as The New Museum, PS1 Museum, and Artists Space in New York. Most recently Holl exhibited his work at Photo District Gallery in New York City, The Catskill Mountain Foundation in Hunter, New York and BCB Gallery in Hudson, New York. Additional selected exhibitions include The Seattle Art Museum, 1708 East Main Gallery in Richmond, VA, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Zone Gallery in Springfield, MA, and in New York City at Columbia University 55 Mercer Gallery, St. John's University, Lehman College, Gotham Fine Arts Gallery, John Carl Warnecke Architects, OIA Police Building Gallery, Bill Bace Gallery, CB's 313 Gallery, Trenkman Gallery, Soho Center for Contemporary Art, Public Image Gallery and 14 Sculptors Gallery.
Professor Holl was commissioned by JP Morgan Co. Inc. to create two series of fine art work. His most recent commission was an 8 ft. x 10 ft. site-specific artwork for the Omni Hotel Baseball stadium complex in San Diego, CA. A previous commission by Creative Time asked Professor Holl, along with architect Elizabeth Diller and performance artist Kaylynn Sullivan, to create a site-specific installation for Art on the Beach which was subsequently featured in the book Anita Contini, Insights/ Onsites, Visual Arts Program, National Endowment for the Arts, "Alternative Sites and Uncommon Collaborators: The Story of Creative Time,² Published by Partners for Livable Places, Washington, D.C.,1984. James Holl has been a member of the faculty at MMC since fall 1997. He has previously taught at The School of Visual Arts, St. John's University, Marymount Tarrytown and Jersey City State College.
The Landscape Painter, An Autobigraphy 1974 through 1994. Milan: Charta, August 2009. Forthcoming.
Wides, Susan. Mobile views: Kaaterskill/Mannahatta. Design for photo book proposal. Prestel and the Hudson River Museum, New York, NY. 2010. Forthcoming.
Distinguished Chair and Professor of Art History
B.A. Duke University
M.A. Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Ph.D. Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Jason Rosenfeld has been a member of the faculty at MMC since fall 2003. Dr. Rosenfeld received his B.A. from Duke University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University with a dissertation titled “New Languages of Nature in Victorian England: The Pre-Raphaelite Landscape, Natural History and Modern Architecture in the 1850s.” He has previously taught at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, New York University, and Queens College, New York. Academic interests include Nineteenth-Century European Art, British Art, specifically Victorian and the Pre-Raphaelites, Art and Architecture in New York City, Modern Architecture, and Contemporary Art.
Recent research interests have revolved around the life and career of the Victorian painter Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896) and his monograph on that artist for Phaidon Press Ltd. was published in 2012. He co-curated the major exhibition on Millais at Tate Britain, London, the National Gallery of British Art, with Alison Smith, Senior Curator of Paintings, which traveled to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, followed by venues in Fukuoka and Tokyo, Japan. The exhibition was seen by in excess of 660,000 visitors. His most recent co-curated exhibition is “Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde,” seen by 242,000 at Tate Britain from September 2012 to January 2013, the second most heavily attended exhibition in that institution’s history. The show is traveling to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (February – May 2013), the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia (June – September 2013), and the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan (January – April 2014).
He has published many articles and reviews on British art and architecture and contemporary art and has been a frequent reviewer for Art in America. He was a co-curator of the exhibition, "The Post-Pre-Raphaelite Print" at the Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, in 1995, and contributed to the "Pre-Raphaelite and Other Masters: The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection" exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 2003. He also contributed an essay to the catalogue of Marcel Dzama's exhibition at the David Zwirner Gallery, New York, in 2005. In addition, he has been the lead contributor on a monograph on the contemporary American artist, Stephen Hannock, published by Hudson Hills Press in the summer of 2009 and curated an exhibition of Hannock’s new work at Marlborough Gallery, New York (April – May 2012), a version of which will travel to London in February 2014.
Rosenfeld, Jason, Martha Hoppin, Garrett White, and Mark C. Taylor. Stephen Hannock. Manchester, VT: Hudson Hills Press (forthcoming 2009).
---. “J.M.W.Turner at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” Victorian Studies (forthcoming 2009).
---. “Absent of Reference: New Languages of Nature in the Critical Responses to Pre-Raphaelite Landscapes.” Writing the Pre-Raphaelites: The Textual Formation of a Victorian Avant-Garde. Ed. Tim Barringer and Michaela Giebelhausen. Aldershot: Ashgate Press (forthcoming 2009): 151-70.
---. and Alison Smith. John Everett Millais. Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum (Dutch and English editions). 2008.
---. and Alison Smith. John Everett Millais. Tokyo: The Asahi Shimbun. 2008.
---. “John Everett Millais, English Pre-Rapahelite.” Numen Art Magazine (Spain). 5 (November 2008).
Rosenfeld, Jason. “Not Stokstad-Worthy?: Mainstreams of Modern Art and John Everett Millais.” “Why Victorian Art?” Conference. Department of Art History: CUNY Graduate Center. February 6, 2009.
---. Timothy Barringer, Paul Mellon Professor of Art, Yale University, Elizabeth Prettejohn, Professor, Department of the History of Art, Bristol University (UK), and Cassandra Albinson, Assistant Curator, Yale Center for British Art, “Material Culture Sessions: Victorian Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art.” North American Victorian Studies Association Conference: Yale University. New Haven, CT, November 14 and 15, 2008.