Faculty & Staff
Visiting Assistant Professor of Graphic Designjordyn.firstname.lastname@example.org Main Hall 43 A/B Jordyn Alvidrez received her MFA in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design. She works in various media.
Jordyn Alvidrez is from Sacramento, California. She graduated with her B.A. in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley, where she discovered her love for literary and visual narratives. Her interest is in dystopian works that identify the story of the “other.” Alvidrez received her MFA in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design. She works in various media, including layout design, book binding, digital embroidery and typography. With her private studio practice, Otra Vez, she continues to investigate and research collections of pictorial and typographic symbols, ranks and hierarchal systems.
Mariangela Ciccarello’s work has been featured at the Locarno Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Torino Film Festival, Harvard Art Museum, and Film Society of Lincoln Center among other venues. She has participated in residency programs and workshops in Europe and the United States. In 2019-20 she was a participant in the Whitney Independent Study Program – Studio Program. Mariangela currently teaches at Wagner College and School of Visual Arts.
MFA Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University; MA University of Provence (France); BA University Alma Mater Studiorum (Italy)
Emily Zuch received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008, and her MFA from New York Studio School in 2011. She has received grants such as the Fulbright Fellowship and Hohenberg Award, and has attended residencies including Yaddo, Jentel, and Kimmel Harding Nelson, among others. Emily currently teaches at Wagner College, Pratt Institute and Borough of Manhattan Community College.
MFA New York Studio School; BFA Maryland Institute College of Art
With a background in mold-making and life-casting, Andrew Francis’ recent work cups itself within the logic of industrial production. Taking up the form of objects like cheap plastic masks, dirty socks, and reflective screens, it attempts to become “more real” by merging back into the field of consumer debris that orbits each of us. Andrew has participated in exhibitions at Mother Gallery, Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, The Hand, La Mama La Galleria, and Valerina Gallerina. He has been awarded artist residencies at the Lighthouse Works on Fishers Island, NY, and the Hurleyville Maker’s Lab at the Center for Discovery in Hurleyville, NY.
MFA Virginia Commonwealth University; BFA The Cooper Union
Diane Matyas’ site-specific public sculptures have been built in New York City, Philadelphia, Pa, and Mesa, Arizona. Matyas is currently building her own printshop and pyrography studio, and creating videos. As a teaching artist, college instructor, author/illustrator, and museum professional, she strives to bring meaning, stories, and creative skills to students of all ages. She is an adjunct professor at Wagner College, and teaching artist for the Guggenheim Museum’s Teaching Through Art Program. She serves as a member of the board of directors for the Los Angles Public Art Project.
MFA Cornell University; BFA Cornell University
Robert Geronimo completed his BA at Wagner College, while interning at Marvel Comics in New York City. He later received an MFA in illustration from FIT and an MA in Art History from Brooklyn College. Robert has given lectures and workshops at several universities, and currently lives in New York City where he teaches illustration and art history at Wagner and Brooklyn College.
Ada Goldfeld graduated from the dual-degree program between the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University, receiving a BFA in studio art and a BA in art history and religion. In 2018, she completed an MFA in painting at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her current studio is based in Ridgewood, NY. In addition to teaching at Wagner, Goldfeld instructs classes at the New York Art Studio and Bergen Community College.
MFA Rhode Island School of Design; BA Tufts University; BFA School of the Museum of Fine Arts