Jeff Tolbert


Jeffrey Tolbert, M.F.A., Yale University School of Art. Tolbert is an adjunct associate professor at Pratt Institute and has also taught at The New School, Yale University, Multnomah Art Center and Marylhurst College. His work has been exhibited in New York City in galleries such as Brewery Gallery, George Billis Gallery and Art Moving Gallery. His works have also been exhibited in New Orleans, Portland and New Haven.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.