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Research & Publications

Student Accomplishments

Faculty Accomplishments

Adjunct Faculty Accomplishments


Student Accomplishments

Dance Studies Program

Undergraduate Research Day Project: Kimberleigh R. Costanzo
  • No Name #3
    • Mentored by Professor Catherine Mapp
    • Research and development of choreographic work that completed the "Triptych" series of dance compositions

Choreographic Works: The Iona College Dance Ensemble

Kayla Abbate, Dance Minor 2014

  • “Figee dans le temps”, Solo work (ballet) performed in "The Choreography Project"
    • Faculty Advisor: Professor Catherine Tharin

Kimberleigh R. Costanzo, Dance Minor 2014

  • "Work-Lust", Three part solo composition performed in "The Choreography Project"
    • Faculty Advisor: Professor Catherine Mapp

Alisa Tarsa, Dance Minor, 2014

  • Obstacles of the Limited Mind
    • Faculty Advisor: Professor Catherine Mapp
  • Gentile Dominance
    • Faculty Advisor: Professor Catherine Tharin
  • Solo works performed “The Choreography Project"

Outstanding Performances Solo and Group Work: The Iona College Dance Ensemble

  • Kayla Abbate
  • Stephanie Bomba
  • Kimberleigh R. Costanzo
  • Elizabeth Sangalli
  • Alisa Tarsa

Music Studies Program

Iona Scholars' Day

Pasquale Malpeso, Music Minor, 2014

  • Presentation to Panel Paper: “The Instructors that Shaped Ludwig van Beethoven: Neefe, Haydn, Albrechtsburger, and Salieri”
    • Research mentored by Dr. Carol Shansky

Iona College Instrumental Ensemble Spring Concert: Student solo performers

Victoria Cousino

  • Sonata in C Major: Allegro by Jean-Baptiste Breval
    • Coached by Dr. Carol Shansky

Jacqueline Shearer

  • Berceuse, Op. 16 by Gabriel Fauré
    • Accompanied and coached by Dr. Carol Shansky

Malaya Lambert and Thomas McClellan

  • You Know I’m No Good/Hallelujah by Winehouse/Cohen
    • Coached by Dr. Carol Shansky

Rebecca Bone

  • Etude on I Got Rhythm by Paul Hardy
    • Coached by Dr. Carol Shansky

Theatre Studies Program

Performance: The Iona College Theatre Ensemble

  • Steven Pearce in True West and The Mandrake
  • Pieter Maddens in True West and The Mandrake
  • Thomas Worden in True West and The Mandrake

Visual Arts Studies Program

Accumulation Student Exhibition- Painting
  • Fred Carter
  • Lauren Christino
  • Mauricio Cruz
  • Julie Donato
  • Laura Furlipa
  • Susan Girardi
  • Amy Olsen
  • Andrea Ruggiero
  • Kali Severson
Painting
  • Susan Girardi Work selected by Administration to be hung in the Charter House, Iona College
  • FPA 211 Intro to Sculpture - Spring 2014: Kaitlynn O'Reilly
  • FPA 311 Intermediate Sculpture - Fall 2013 and Spring 2014: Kimberleigh Costanzo

Faculty Accomplishments

Thomas Donnarumma

Scholarship
Workshop Participant:

  • The Association of Theatre in Higher Education
  • Panel: Theatre + Rubrics = Assessment
  • Chicago, Illinois August 2016

Presenter:

  • LIRIC
    • Topic: The Medieval Theatre
    • New Rochelle, New York April 2015

Director and Producer

  • Autumn 2016 - Therese Raquin by Emile Zola
    • ​This production featured The Iona College Theater Ensemble, the students of Iona College: Ian Martin, Gisela Barreiro, Clare DeGennaro, Gregory Weiss, Joshua Gonzalez, Robert McHugh, Penelope Golden, Kayli Souto, Genesis Matias, Brendan Rabinovsky, and Anthony White.
    • The production included moderation and post production discussion with Dr. Hugh Short of The English Department.
  • Spring 2016 - The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol
    • This production featured The Iona College Theater Ensemble, the students of Iona College: Alexander Fasano, Stephen Hogan, Clare DeGennaro, Ian Martin, Joshua Gonzalez, Dasha Khritankova, Anastasiya Kryva, Matthew David, Erin Collins, Penelope Golden, Gisela Barreiro, Steven Pearce, Alysha Gagnon, Anthony White, Robert McHugh, and R. J. Hawkins. The production included moderation and post production discussion with Dr. Hugh Short of the English Department and Dr. Marcus Aldredge of the Sociology Department.
  • Autumn 2015 - Oedipus The King by Sophocles
    • This production featured The Iona College Theater Ensemble, the students of Iona College: Steven Pearce, Clare DeGennaro, Alexander Fasano, Kali Steverson, Alysha Gagnon, Joshua Gonzalez, Anastasiya Kryva, Penelope Golden, Gisela Barreiro, Henry Nyre, Tommy McClellan, Matthew David, and Marisa Pedron. The production included moderation and post production discussion with Dr. Hugh Short of The English Department.
  • Spring 2015 - The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
    • This production featured The Iona College Theater Ensemble, the students of Iona College: Steven Pearce, Amy Wert, Amanda Moneta, Alexander Fasano, Thomas Worden, Clare DeGennaro, Penelope Golden, Alexander Fasano and Peter Consadori. The production included moderation and post production discussion with Dr. Rachana Roa Umashankar of the Religious Studies Department. 

Service

  • Faculty Advisory Board: LIRIC, Learning in Retirement at Iona College
  • Faculty Advisory Board: The Security Department
  • Committee Member: The Iona College Council on the Arts
  • Committee Member: The Harassment and Discrimination Committee
  • Committee Member: The Catholic Intellectual Tradition Committee
  • Committee Member: The Undergraduate Council Committee
  • Advisor: The Theatre Studies Minor Program
  • Committee Member: The Study Abroad Program
  • Committee Member: The Faculty Senate

Memberships

  • The Association of Theatre in Higher Education
  • The American Theatre and Drama Society
  • The American Alliance for Theatre and Education
  • The Theatre Communications Group
  • The New York State Theatre Education Association
  • TCG, Theatre Communications Group
  • The Journal of Performance and Art
  • The MIT Press Journals

Design and Implementation

  • FPA 207 Shakespeare in Performance, Study Abroad London

Awards and Honors

  • 2016 - The Faculty Development and Travel Committee Award
    • The ATHE Theatre Conference, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2015 - The Faculty Development and Travel Committee Award
    • The ATHE Theatre Conference, Montreal, Canada

Dr. Carol L. Shansky

Assistant Professor, Music Program

PUBLICATIONS
Book:
  • The Hebrew Orphan Asylum Band of New York City, 1874-1941: Community, Culture and Opportunity. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.
  • Musical tapestries: A Thematic Approach to Music Appreciation, 2nd edition. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt, 2014. (June 2012, first edition).
  • “A History of Two New Jersey Community Bands: The Franklin and Waldwick Bands.” D.M.A. dissertation, Boston University, 2009.
Study Score Prefaces (authoritative performance guide) for Repertoire Explorer. Munich, DE:
  • “Concerto in F Major” by Karl Toeschi (2017)
  • “Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in B minor” by Bernhard Romberg (2016)
  • “Concerto for Flute, Cello, Piano and Orchestra” by Vincent d”Indy (2016)
  • “Die Flöte von Sanssouci” by Paul Graener (2016)
  • “Concerto in G Major for Flute and Orchestra” by Antonio Rosetti (2015)
CD Review:
  • “Vanishing Points by Janice Misurell-Mitchell.” Journal of the International Alliance of Women Musicians, Spring 2015.
Journal articles:
  • “Adonai s’fatai” and “Misheberach, Original Compositions by Carol Shansky.” (Spring 2015) Musica Est Donum, Vol. I, no.1.
  • Mishra, V., Niblock, K, & Shansky, C. (December 2014) Personality and Facebook Usage as Predictors of Student Participation in Course Blogs. Psychological Studies. Volume 59, Issue 4: 401-407.
  • “Patriotism and the Skirl of the Pipes: The Scottish Highland Bagpipe Band and World War I British Recruiting in New York, 1916-18.” Journal of Musicological Research Vol. 33, issues1-3 (March 2014): 241-267.
  • “Spirituality and Synagogue Music: A Case Study of Two Synagogue Music Ensembles.” Research & Issues in Music Education Vol. 9, no. 1 (September 2012). Online publication.
  • “Adult Motivations in Community Orchestra Participation.” Research & Issues in Music Education Vol. 8, no. 1, (September 2010). Online publication: http://www.stthomas.edu/rimeonline/vol8/index.htm
  • “Traditions and Transformations: The Histories of the Franklin and Waldwick Bands.” In B. Habla & D. Sagrillo (Eds.) Alta Musica Vol. 28, (2010): 407-424. Kongressbericht Echternach, Luxemburg.
  • “Have You Considered Your Teaching Philosophy?” New Jersey Flute Society Vol.1, no.1 (March 2010). Email publication.
  • “When Students Have to Play With Braces.” Flute Talk Vol. 21, no. 3, (November 2003): 21–23.

BLIND, PEER-REVIEWED PAPER PRESENTATIONS & PERFORMANCES
Paper Presentations:
  • Society for American Music Conference, March 25, 2017
McGill University, Montreal, CA
Poster: “The Harmonica Band at the Hebrew Orphan Asylum (NYC): A Niche in American Music”
  • Gesellschaft für Tanzforschung Symposium: Sounds, Traces, Moves, November 19, 2016
Orff Institute, Salzburg, Austria
Lecture/Performance: “Body, Musical Language and the Creative Process: Evoking Meaning Through Collaboration”
Workshop: “Listen and Attune!: The Embodiment of Music Through Movement”
Interdisciplinary research project with Dr. Hannah Park, Iona Dance program
  • Association for Popular Music Education Conference, June 3, 2016
Berklee School of Music, Boston, MA
Pop-15 (TED-style) talk: "No Longer at the Kids' Table: Inclusion of Popular and World Musics in College Music Appreciation Class"
  • Society for American Music Conference, March 12, 2016
Boston, MA.    
Poster: “The Franko Family: Leaders in the Development of America’s Musical Culture.”
  • American Psychological Association, Aug. 7, 2014
Washington D.C.
Mishra, V., Shansky, C. & Niblock, K. (2014)             
“Personality and Facebook usage as predictors of student participation in course blogs.” Poster accepted for presentation at the 122nd Annual Convention
  • St. Augustine Symposium on the History of Music Education, May 29, 2014
Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL
Paper: “The Hebrew Orphan Asylum Band of New York City: Community, Culture and Opportunity.”
  • College Music Society, Northeast Regional Conference, April 5, 2014
Crane School of Music, SUNY-Potsdam
Paper: “The Hebrew Orphan Asylum Band of New York City: Community, Culture and Opportunity.” 
  • College Music Society, Northeast Regional Conference, March 16, 2013
Keene State College, NH
Paper: “The Use of Social Media as a Class Participation Tool: Blogging and the College Music Appreciation Classroom
  • North American British Music Studies Association, July 25, 2012
University of Urbana-Champaign
Paper: “Patriotism and the Skirl of the Pipes: American Pipe Bands and Their Role in the Great War”
  • East Coast Band Conference,  April 14, 2012
Rider University, New Jersey
Paper: “Histories of the Franklin and Waldwick Bands: Tradition and Discovery.”
  • Spirituality and Music Education Conference, June 20, 2010
Birmingham, England  
Paper: “’It’s How I Pray: A Case Study of Kol Emet and the Temple Emeth Band.”
  • International Society for the Research and Promotion of Wind Music Conference, July 13, 2008
Echternach, Luxembourg 
Paper: “Traditions and Transformations: The History of the Franklin and Waldwick (NJ) Bands” 
  • Music in Lifelong Learning Symposium, September 29, 2007
Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY 
Paper: “Adult Motivations in Community Orchestra Participation”
  • Professional development workshop for music educators, May 12, 2005
Northern Valley Regional High School, Old Tappan, NJ
“Flute Pedagogy”
Performances selected by blind, peer-review:
  • College Music Society Northeast Regional Conference, March 18, 2017
SUNY-Plattsburgh (NY)
Lecture/Recital: “To Greet the Sun by Katherine Hoover for solo flute, with original choreography: Tools and Long-Term Benefits from a Collaboration Between Music and Dance”
Interdisciplinary research project with Dr. Hannah Park, Iona Dance program
  • College Music Society Northeast Regional Conference, March 18, 2017
SUNY-Plattsburgh (NY)
Performance (selected by blind, peer-review) on Recital Hour of “Algonquin Visions” with Dr. Michelle Kiec, clarinetist (Kutztown University, PA).
  • College Music Society Northeast Regional Conference, March 13-14, 2016
Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
1) Composers’ Concert: “Sundog” for flute, clarinet and piano
2) Recital Hour: “Bagatelles” for flute and clarinet by David Feurzig & Andante con moto for flute and piano by John Francis Barnett.
  • International Association of Women Musicians, February 2015  
22nd annual conference (conference conducted entirely online, so all performances and presentations were international in reach)
“Trois Morceux” by Rosy Wertheim.
 

Adjunct Faculty Accomplishments

David Carlyon

Books
  • The Education of a Circus Clown: Mentors, Audiences, Mistakes. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
    • Stuart Thayer Prize, Circus Historical Society, award for the best circus book of the year, 2016.
    • Chosen for American Theater and Drama Society’s “Brilliance of the American Theatre Reading,” Drama Book Shop, New York, New York, March 24, 2016.
  • Dan Rice: The Most Famous Man You've Never Heard Of. New York: Public Affairs, 2001.
    • Washington Irving Book Award, Westchester Library Association, 2003.
    • Reviews: New York Times, New Yorker, Chicago Tribune, Providence Journal, Hartford Courant, (Portland) Oregonian, Publishers Weekly (*) starred review
    • Feature articles: New York Times, Time Out-New York, Daily News
    • TV: “BookNotes,” C-Span2, full-hour talk, May 2002
    • Radio: “The Leonard Lopate Show,” WNYC-FM, New York, New York
Book Contributions
  • “David Stone: Defying the Gravity of Expectations,” chapter, The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers, eds. William Everett and Laura MacDonald, Palgrave Macmillan [forthcoming].
  • “William Dunlap, Father of American Theater—and American Anti-theatricality,” essay, Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism (NCLC), Vol. 244, ed. Benjamin Franklin V, Detroit: Gale, 2011, 254-60, reprint, Theatre Symposium 15 (2007): 29-40.
  • “The Trickster as Academic Comfort Food,” essay, The Many Worlds of Circus, Robert Sugarman, ed., Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007, pp. 199-207, reprint, Journal of American Culture, 25.1-2 (Spring/Summer 2002): 15-19.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
  • “From the Broadway Tabernacle to the Gettysburg Battlefield: Did Edwin Forrest Influence Abraham Lincoln?,” Theatre Survey 56.1 (January 2015): 71-94.
  • “‘Find Love’s Prick’: Touchstone Improvises,” ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews, 24.3 (2011): 131-37.
  • “Minstrelsy as Cutting-Edge Clowning,” American History / A Nation Breaks Apart, 1840-1877 / Minstrels Shows, “Dilemma: Perspective 2,” ABC-CLIO, 2011. Web.
  • “‘Soft and Silky Around Her Hips’: Nineteenth-Century Circus and Sex,” Journal of American Drama and Theatre, 22.2 (Spring 2010): 25-47.
  • “Twain’s ‘Stretcher’: The Circus Shapes Huckleberry Finn,”  South Atlantic Review  72.4 (Fall 2007): 1-36.
    • Analyzed, Alan Gribben, “Mark Twain,” American Literary Scholarship, 2010.1 (2012), 109.
  • “William Dunlap, Father of American Theater—and American Anti-theatricality,” Theatre Symposium 15 (2007): 29-40.
  • “Hannibal Hamlet: Mark Twain, Dan Rice, and Huckleberry Finn,” Theatre Symposium 12 (2004): 33-47.
  • “The Trickster as Academic Comfort Food,” Journal of American Culture, 25.1-2 (Spring/Summer 2002): 15-19.
Academic Presentations
  • Featured speaker, “19th-Century Circus: Sex, Violence & Politics,” New York State Historical Association and New York Teachers’ Conference, co-sponsors, auspices of the New York Council for the Humanities, Cooperstown, New York, October 18, 2013.
  • Panel, “Interrogating Shared Histories: Publicity, Movement, and Spectacle in NYC Circus and Graffiti,” Urban Acrobatics conference, NoMAA Gallery (Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance), New York, New York, September 4, 2013.
  • Lecture, “Herman Ootics, the Clown: An Idiosyncratic History of Circus Clowning,” Circus and the City: New York, 1793-2010, exhibition, Bard Graduate Center, New York, New York, January 10, 2013.
  • College Convocation Speaker, “Dan Rice & 19th-Century Culture,” Humanities & Fine Arts Fall Convocation, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 26, 2011.
  • Presentation, “A Side Order of Moral (Order): American Theater Internalizes Anti-theatricality,” Southeastern Theatre Conference: Theatre Symposium Highlights, Atlanta, Georgia, March 10, 2007.
  • Presentation, “Hamlet at the Circus: Mark Twain, Dan Rice, & Antebellum Culture,” Southeastern Theatre Conference: Theatre Symposium Highlights, Chattanooga, Tennessee, March 6, 2004.
Guest Lectures / Seminars
  • Seminar, 19th-century culture and politics, History Department, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 27, 2011.
  • Lecture, “Honor the Troops?: GI Joe Meets the Vietnam Vet,” Project ACH (American Constitutional History), Washington, D.C., July 26, 2007.
  • Lecture, “Did an Actor Influence Lincoln at Gettysburg?,” Project TEACH (Teaching Excellence in American Constitutional History), Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 2007.
  • Lecture, “Antebellum Performance and Politics Overlap: Actor Edwin Forrest, Politician Abe Lincoln, & Clown Dan Rice,” Project TEACH (Teaching Excellence in American Constitutional History), Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 4, 2006.
  • Seminar, clown history, Theater Dept., Shorter College, Rome, Georgia, May 30, 2006.
  • Lecture, “Dan Rice & Huck Finn,” English Dept., Shorter College, Rome, Georgia, March 31, 2006.
  • Seminar, circus history, Theater Dept., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, March 27, 2003.
  • Seminar, American Popular Entertainment, History Dept., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, March 27, 2003.
  • Seminar, “Dan Rice & 19th-Century Performance,” University of Pittsburgh, History Dept., Theater Dept. and The Center for American Music, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 25, 2002.
  • Lecture, “Dan Rice and 19th-Century Performance,” Allegheny College, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, October 24, 2002.
  • Graduate seminar, “Dan Rice & 19th-Century Performance,” University of Toronto, Ontario, March 15, 2002.
  • Lecture, “Old-Time Circus: Sex, Violence & Politics,” Chapman Historical Museum, Glens Falls, New York, October 1, 2009.
  • Panel, Showboat Performance, “Grand Showboat Weekend,” co-sponsored by Theatre Museum (New York, New York) & Waterfront Museum, Waterfront Museum, Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York, October 21, 2007
  • Guest expert, “The Ringling Brothers,” A&E-Biography, taped, Larchmont, New York, April 2005.
Public Talks
  • New York Council for the Humanities, Speakers in the Humanities Program, talks throughout New York State, 2009-2015
    • “19th-Century Circus: Sex, Violence & Politics”
    • “The Gettysburg Address: Unnoticed Influence / New Perspective”
Other Public Expression Memberships
  • Actors Equity Association (AEA)
  • American Theater and Drama Society (ATDS)
  • American Society for Theater Research (ASTR)
  • Association for Theater in Higher Education (ATHE)
  • Dramatists Guild (DG)
  • Mid-America Theater Conference (MATC)
  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • Organization of American Historians (OAH)
Honors
  • Stuart Thayer Prize, Circus Historical Society, award for the best circus book of the year, 2016.
  • “Larchmont Luminaries,” Larchmont Historical Society, paired with the late theater critic Walter Kerr for the joint honor, Larchmont, New York, April 14, 2013
  • Washington Irving Book Award, Westchester Library Association, 2003.

John Gavalcin

  • Solo Piano Recital for Paul and Irene Bogoni Foundation (for which I am music director) for select audience in New York City.  Music of Scarlatti, Schubert, Debussy, Chopin September 20, 2013  
  • Recital at Closter Library, Closter, NJ.  All French Program, piano solos and performance with guest violinist  SunBoon Jeong.  Works by Debussy, Ravel, Saint Saens, Franck. November 23, 2013   
  • Concert for Paul and Irene Bogoni Foundation in Briar Cliff Manor, New York in which I was music director of the orchestra, vocal soloists, and I also performed some several solo piano works.  Vocal Music, and Instrumental solos.   Music by Vivaldi, Puccini, Massenet, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Gottschalk December 20, 2014  
  • Appointed  "Honorary Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music and Music Education in the Department of Arts and Humanities"   at Teachers College, Columbia University Feb. 1, 2014 
  • Solo Piano Recital in New York,  Paul and Irene Bogoni Foundation- Works by Schubert, Debussy, Chopin, Rachmaninoff March 15, 2014
  • Competition Judge for New York Artists International Competition 2014- New Jersey and New York City category - piano and ensemble April 19, 2014

Stanley J. Lapa

Education

  • 1980, M.F.A., Photography, Brooklyn College
  • 1978, M.A., Ceramic Sculpture, Montclair State College
  • 1972, B.A., Studio Art, Iona College
  • 1973, NY Permanent Teacher Certification

Course Design and Technology Implementation

  • Digital Photography and Imaging, a distance-learning course. (Iona course FPA 246 DL)

Exhibitions/ Selected Awards

  • 2013 October, New Rochelle Art Association 98th Juried Exhibition (3rd Place Award in Pastel for “Still-Life with Peach”)
  • 2012, Nov. New Rochelle Art Association 97th Annual Juried Exhibition, Second Place, Pastel, for “Cosmic Storm”
  • 2012, Nov. New Rochelle Art Association 97th Annual Juried Exhibition, Second Place, Graphics, colored pencil “Poinsettia”
  • 2012, Sept.  “Art Abounds,” Mamaroneck Artists Guild Active Members Award Show (Award of Distinction for Photography, “Koi”)
  • 2011 Iona College CELTIC Faculty Instructional Technology Award (FITA)
  • 2010, First Place Award in works on Paper for pastel, “Coalescence”, Mamaroneck Artists Guild Active Members Award Show “In Focus”
  • 2009, First Place Award in Pastel for “Autumn Leaves” New Rochelle Art Association 94th Annual Juried Exhibition
  • 2007, Pastel Society of America 35th Annual Open Juried Exhibition “For Pastels Only.”  Pastel on prepared canvas “Autumn Leaves” received the award from American Artist Professional League for Traditional Realism
  • 2000, Corner Gallery Award for watercolor “Crossroads”, Northeast Watercolor Society

Exhibition Curator and/or Installation Design - Iona College, Br. Kenneth Chapman Gallery

  • 2008-2014, ACCUMULATION, Iona College Student Exhibitions, Co-curator
  • 2012  Sept./Oct  Iona College Arts Faculty Exhibition
  • 2006, Waterworks 4th annual juried exhibition
  • 2006, Dynamic Synthesis, Mamaroneck Artists Guild at Iona College
  • 2005, 5 Sculptors/5 Photographers
  • 2005, From Sorrows to Joys
  • 2005, Waterworks 3rd annual juried exhibition
  • 2004, Driven to Abstraction, artists of the ICCA
  • 2004, Accumulation, student exhibition
  • 2004, Tony Vaccaro: The World Trade Center, A Personal Photographic Journal
  • 2004, Confluence: Faculty Exhibition
  • 2004, Waterworks 2nd annual juried exhibition
  • 2003, Mystical Connections, artwork of Janet Castronuovo
  • 2003, Accumulation, student exhibition
  • 2003, Waterworks, the Best of Watercolor in Westchester juried exhibition
  • 2002, My Long Years’ Journey, retrospective of Gerda Roze, abstract painter
  • 2002, Three painters, faculty exhibition
  • 2001, The Soul of the People, Alice Lok Cohana commemorates the Holocaust
  • 2001, Multiple Perspectives,  arts faculty exhibition

Community Outreach/Topics presented at workshops

  • “Picasso’s Guernica: An Artist Responds to the Outrage of War,” Week of the Peacemaker.
  • “Drawing, A New Way of Seeing,” University of a New Age.
  • “How to Visit a Museum,” Iona Mentorship Program.
  • “Architecture and Art, Architecture for Art,” Iona Honors Colloquia.
  • “Using Art as a Doorway to Meditation,” Westchester Watercolor Workshop, annual retreat.
  • “Viewing and Enjoying Art With the Right-Side of the Brain,” University of the New Age.
  • “The Culture, Art, and Archaeology of the Four Corners Area of the Southwest,” slide lecture to local artists.
  • “The Enneagram and Personal Spirituality,” Christian Brothers Retreat Center at Westcourt.
  • “The Power of Dreamwork,” Iona religious studies classes and Retreat Center at Westcourt.

Ryan Seslow

Professional Activity 2015 – 2016
Exhibitions – 2015 -2016: 

  • August 2016 – some/body: A GROUP EXHIBITION, Curated by Emma Howcroft, 212 Arts gallery, LES, NYC.
  • June 2016 – 7th Annual Welling Court Mural Festival of Street Art & Graffiti / 1 year exhibition. 12th Street, Astoria, NY.
  • January 2016–April 2016 – Iona College Art Dept. Faculty Exhibition, Brother Ken Chapman Gallery, New Rochelle, NY.
  • December 2015 – The International Streaming Festival. Den Haag, The Netherlands. 10th edition of the Streaming Festival. Aside from the online program, the offline opening at will be at VisualContainer – [.BOX] in Milan, Italy on 10th of December 2015.
  • November 2015 – Two Man Exhibition, SIA GALLERY 511 West 20th Street, 2nd Floor #2N NYC Titled: “SPIRIT” New Works by: Ryan Seslow & Alex Kakai Shinohara
  • October 2015 – Group Exhibition, Ripe Art Gallery, Huntington, NY – Titled: “Ripening.”
  • September 2015 – LIU Post Art Dept. Faculty Exhibition, The Steinberg Museum of Art, Brookville, NY
  • August 2015 – I Am Pumped, Group Exhibition, “Graffanimation” for the Islip Art Museum, NY – 8/27/15
  • June 2015 – A GROUP SHOW, Group Exhibition at Arlene’s Grocery Gallery, LES, NYC.
  • June 2015 – Animating Transit–Platforms II, A 2nd group exhibition at the NYC Transit Museum,  Brooklyn, NY. Created and Curated by Ryan Seslow & Michael Branson Smith.
  • June 2015 – 6th Annual Welling Court Mural Festival of Street Art & Graffiti / 1 year exhibition. 12th Street, Astoria, NY.

Curatorial: 2015

  • Curator – “Concrete to Data” a survey of NYC Graffiti and Street Art as it transcends through various mediums leading to digital technologies. The Steinberg Museum of Art, Brookville, NY, 1/24/15–3/21/2015.
  • Curator – “Animating NYC Transit” – A public community based project for the NYC Transit Museum, Brooklyn, NY. October 2015.
  • Curator/Co-Creator of “Encrypted Fills” an Online & Offline exhibition of Video Art, GIFs, and New Media Art for artists with roots in Graffiti & Street Art. http://encryptedfills.com Inaugural Launch, May 2014. Exhibited at Concrete to Data, The Steinberg Museum of Art , Brookville, NY 1/24/15–3/21/2015.

Guest Lectures, Residencies & Workshops: 2015

  • December 2015 – Guest Lecture, Professor Jeffrey Allen Prices MFA seminar course, LIU – Long Island University, Post Campus.
  • June 2015 – Guest Artist Residency and Mural workshop instructor, Hillside Arts & Letters Academy, Jamaica High School, Jamaica, NY.
  • February 2015 – Curators Lecture for the Concrete to Data exhibition at The Steinberg Museum of Art, Brookville, NY. Two dates of 2/10 & 2/12.

Press & TV Features: 2015 – 2016

Television Appearances:

  • Ryan Seslow appeared on CUNY TV NYC twice in 2016 for the "Study with the Best Series"
  1. "Study with the Best: Art Through A CUNY Lens" Check it out here – http://www.cuny.tv/show/studywiththebest/PR2005020
  2. http://www.cuny.tv/show/studywiththebest

Web Development  2015 – 2016