Visiting Artists, Critics & Curators

Sol'Sax Sol'Sax is a graduate of the Cooper Union. In 2004 he received the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives and works in Bushwick.
Zhang Hong-Tu Zhang Hong-Tu is a Chinese-born New York-based artist whose work has been shown through out the world. His mixed media conceptual paintings challenge notions of high and low art.
Jeffrey Gibson Jeffrey Gibson is a painter and sculptor. He has worked with Outreach as both an instructor and Faculty Advisor. His work has been exhibited at the Aldrich Museum, The Museum of the American Indian, and the Kentler International Drawing Space.
Mario Naves Mario Naves is an artist and an art critic for the New York Observer. He has taught at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn College, and the Ringling School of Art. He represented by Elizabeth Harris Gallery.
Roberto Visani Roberto Visani is a sculptor who has had numerous exhibitions at venues such as the Studio Museum in Harlem, Sculpture Center, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. In 1997 he was the recipient of a Fullbright Grant to study in Ghana.
Jeremy Dine
Eozen Agupian
Chitra Ganesh
Joe Vinson
Leonardo Castaneda
Caroline Woolard
Christopher Gianunzio
Florian Brozek
James Prosek
Lorenzo Clayton
Virginia Poundstone
Sarah Vanderbeek
Katherine Gilmore
David Brooks
Rune Olsen



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