CUSAI 2024 Instructors

Delia Cadman | Drawing (Animation)

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Delia Cadman (they/them), is a Brooklyn based interdisciplinary sculptor and arts educator. Delia graduated from Cooper Union in 2021 with a BFA in art. Having grown up in a theatrical community in the historic red light district of Hell’s Kitchen, New York, Delia’s work draws on the theatrical sensibility of sets, props, and peep shows in a way that is often self-referential and cheeky — prioritizing the aspect of play within the mystical explorations and thought experiments which constitute their studio practice.

Delia Artwork 1


Delia Artwork 2

Babe Enet | Studio Practice

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Babe Enet (b. 1986, no pronoun preference), an artist living and working in NYC, received a BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art in 2021 and was awarded the Toni and David Yarnell Merit Award for Excellence in Art that year. Babe’s approach to art making is guided by curiosity. Babe is inspired to make experimental work in a variety of media including sculpture, image making, and time-based work such as sound, performance, and video. Often repurposing materials and byproducts from past projects, ideas, and subjects in the work are salvaged as well. 

Babe Artwork
Scorpius (May Pole), 2022, 7 x 5 x 4.5", PU foam, hardware cloth, rubber, cold porcelain


Babe Artwork
Towership, 2022, 77x30x30", PU foam, plaster, wood, mixed media


Casey Gallagher| Animation

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Casey Gallagher was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He studied animation, video editing, and sound design at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art where he received a BFA in 2019. He has co-led the animation course at Cooper Union Summer Art Intensive (CUSAI) in 2022. He was also the lead instructor of the sound design course at The Cooper Union's Saturday Program when he was an undergraduate at The Cooper Union. Gallagher has assisted artists such as Charles Fambro and Jennifer Reeves, and continues to explore the intersection of digital/physical and classical animation techniques with sound design and music production, allowing these mediums to merge and enhance each other. 


Casey Artwork
Screen Time


Casey Artwork
Train Brain


Christian Hincapié | Drawing (Digital Photography)

Image Courtesy of Richie Talboy​​​​

Christian Hincapié is a Colombian-American artist born in 1989. Hincapié's work relates to the specific circumstances and histories of places he comes in contact with. Through active observation and research, Hincapié brings together the material traces that reflect the simultaneous presence of both distinct individuals and the effects of power over the world. His work is multidisciplinary, incorporating projects in drawing, photography, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and the artist book form. He attended the Yale Norfolk program in 2012 and received his BFA from the Cooper Union in 2013. His work has been shown through the Public Art Fund, High Tide Gallery in Philadelphia, Abrons Arts Center, Mana Contemporary, NARS Foundation, and various artist-run spaces in the Tri-state area. Hincapié received his MFA in 2020 from Rutgers University where he is a Part-Time Lecturer. In 2021, he was a Keyholder Resident at the LES Printshop and a recipient of a BRIO Grant from the Bronx Council on the Arts. He is a 2022 AIM Fellow at the Bronx Museum.

Decisions at a Desk (Exhibition view), 2020
Rutgers University Mason Gross Galleries
Image courtesy of Christian Hincapie  


Detail of Flattened Penny and World Trade Center Trident (Elongated Coin with Plans for World Trade Center “Typical Tree” by Yamasaki Associates)


Graphite on Diazotype (blueprint)

42” x 82”

Image courtesy of Christian Hincapie  


Siri Lee | Graphic Design

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Siri is a designer and writer currently living in New Haven, previously in New York and Beijing. She received a BA in English at the University of Chicago in 2019 and will receive her MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University in 2024. Through printed matter and websites, she explores language, memory, and gesture in the context of the Sinophone diaspora. Her practice combines personal and scholarly research with speculative storytelling.

Siri Lee Design
Paul Rand Lectures


Siri Lee Design
The Diaries of Cai Yongchun


Patricia Voulgaris | Digital Photography

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Patricia Voulgaris is an artist from NY. She received an MFA in Photography from Yale University in 2024 and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Her work has been exhibited in exhibitions, including Aperture Foundation, Rubber Factory, Baxter Street at CCNY, and the Silver Eye Center for Photography. Her photographs have been featured in Der Greif, Vice Magazine, Dear Dave Magazine, The British Journal of Photography, New York Magazine, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. She is the grant recipient of the Lucie Foundation, Aaron Siskind Foundation, SVA Faculty Award, 2022 Aperture Portfolio Prize, and the Brooklyn Darkroom Residency. 




Patricia Artwork 1


Patricia Artwork 2


Patricia Artwork 3

Andrew Ross | Studio Practice

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Andrew Ross is a Queens-based visual artist, working across various media with a focus on mixed media sculpture and drawing. His work has been exhibited at The Drawing Center, Studio Museum in Harlem, Artists Space, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, and Greene Naftali. Ross has staged solo exhibitions at Signal, American Medium, Clima Gallery, and False Flag. His work has been featured in Artforum, Art in America, Brooklyn Rail, Flash Art, Mousse Magazine, and Cultured Magazine . 

Mic is Mightier
The Mic is Mightier Than the Pen, 2019,
XPS foam, Aqua resin, pigment, PLA plastic & wood, 27" × 30" × 50"


Get Well
Get Well, 2019
Graphite on Shikoku surface Gampi paper,
18"×23" (framed) 


Sydney Vernon | Drawing Intensive


Sydney Vernon (b. 1995 Prince George's County, Maryland) lives and works in New York. Sydney is a cross-disciplinary artist, fashion enthusiast, and burgeoning collector of contemporary art. Her work spans drawing, painting, printmaking, video, and performance, often taking inspiration from her family's documented history, Black American culture, and philosophical inquiries of selfhood. Most recently she has shown at Case Gallery, Luce Gallery and Kapp Kapp. She is a 2022 fellow at Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Studio Immersion Project and she holds a BFA from the Cooper Union.

Tying Loose Ends, 2021
Pastel, Charcoal, Acrylic and Collage on Paper
52" x 46"


Diva Painting 1, 2022
Acrylic and stamp on panel
44" x 60"


Past Instructors

Kian McKeown | Drawing (Animation)

Born in New York in 1999, Kian Thomas McKeown is a 2021 BFA recepient of The Cooper Union. Technically skilled and conceptually creative, Kian utilizes a range of media including drawing, sculpture, collage, and installation to create diverse artworks, stylistically varied yet cumulatively engaging. In recent years Kian has produced intricately detailed and otherworldy drawings on paper and paper-mache and sleekly subversive sculpture, while also creating works that meaningfully incorporate various locations throughout New York.

Neeta Patel | Graphic Design

Neeta Patel is a graphic designer and programmer living in New Haven, CT. She is currently a graduate student at the Yale School of Art. Previously, she has held positions in design and art direction at The New Yorker magazine and at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. She received her BA from Princeton University. 

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Harley Grieco| Digital Photography

Harley Ngai Grieco is a lens-based artist whose practice combines photography with elements of drawing and sculpture. She earned a BFA in photography and sculpture from The Cooper Union School of Art in 2013. Harley has attended residencies at The Bard Graduate Center, The Tides Institute & Museum of Art, Trestle Art Space, and The Vermont Studio Center. In 2021, Harley presented her first solo exhibition at The Bard Graduate Center, participated in her first museum exhibition Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and was published through Manifest Press in 2021 International Photography Annual. Currently, she is a Photography Technician at The Cooper Union School of Art and is based in Brooklyn, New York.


Alfred Dudley III | Drawing

Alfred R. Dudley III (B.1995 Prince George’s County, MD) graduated with a BFA from The Cooper Union in 2018 while receiving the Vincent J. Mielcarek Jr. Award for Photography, and upon graduation; the Irma Giustino Weiss Prize as well as the Service to the School Award. They are currently an MFA candidate at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of Art. Their work facilitates a conversation between drawing and photography, with heavy influences from contemporary manga, painting, and intersectional literature. They are currently living and working in between The Bronx and New Brunswick. 

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Nayon Cho | Animation

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View A Spider Dream



Pablo Diaz | 5 Projects

Pablo Diaz (b. 1983, Camagüey, Cuba) is a mixed media painter living in New York. He received a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art in 2006 where he currently teaches drawing and mixed media courses in the Outreach Program. Additionally, he is head technician for the school’s Letterpress Studio, and is the acting director for the Summer Art Intensive Program. In 2016, he received the Kossak Travel Grant to study fresco painting in Pompeii and the Convent of San Marco. In 2018, he received an MFA degree from Hunter College.



Anne-Marie McIntyre | Drawing at Home: Material Exploration, Observation and Contemporary Practice

Anne-Marie McIntyre is an artist and art educator. She received her BFA from The Cooper Union and her MFA from Tyler School of Art in ceramics and glass. She maintains a studio in Dobbs Ferry NY focusing on ceramics and drawing, creating new ways for them to interact. She continues to exhibit in a variety of group shows Including at Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, Planthouse Gallery in New York, Peep Space in Tarrytown and Una Gallery in Portland.

This year she helped develop remote learning art lessons for New York City high school students as part of Studio in a School’s Remote Arts Partnership Program with the New York City DOE. She has also helped to facilitate ICI’s “Do it” project with students at Fordham High School for the Arts. “Do it” is a compendium of hundreds of artist’s instructions gathered over the past 20 years by Hans Ulrich Obrist. Artist’s instructions are followed and activated in museums and schools around the world as part of this ongoing conceptual project. Independent Curators International "Do It"

You can see her work at Or Instagram at #studio339art



Alex Mctigue Digital Photography

Alex Mctigue is a visual artist based in New York City. He received an MFA in visual arts from Columbia University and a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts. His practice often puts pressure on the overlap between photography and language. He has an upcoming book, Of the night, by the city, which will be published with Penumbra Foundation in the early summer. In 2017 he was a participant of the SOMA Summer program in Mexico City, and currently teaches in the photography department at SVA.



Andrew Ross | Drawing (Section A)



Tida Tep | Graphic Design

Tida Tep is an independent designer and art director based in New York City. She studied graphic design at Virginia Commonwealth University and typeface design at Cooper Union’s Type@Cooper. She specializes in identity systems, art direction, web design, type design, packaging, and books for commercial and cultural projects. Throughout her career she has worked with a wide range of clients including the MoMA, New York Times, Apple and Google Creative Lab. 



CUSAI 2020 Instructors

Tunji Adeniyi-Jones | Drawing (Section B)

Tunji Adeniyi-Jones is a Brooklyn based artist. He received his BFA in Fine Art from Oxford University (2014) and his MFA in Painting/printmaking from The Yale School of Art (2017). Born in London to Nigerian parents, Tunji’s work explores the history and mythology of ancient West Africa, through the lens of European art history. This cultural duality is at the core of his practice. Through painting, sculpture, and printmaking Tunji attempts to articulate the contemporary aesthetic of the African diaspora.

Tunji has had solo exhibitions in London and New York, and is currently represented by Nicelle Beauchene Gallery

Website | Instagram | Gallery



NaYon Cho | Animation



Pablo Diaz | 5 Projects



Anne-Marie McIntyre | Drawing at Home: Material Exploration, Observation and Contemporary Practice



Andrew Ross | Drawing (Section A)



Alex Strada | Digital Photography

Alex Strada is a visual artist and educator based in New York City. She has shown her work internationally, including exhibitions and screenings at the Anthology Film Archives, NY; Museum of Moving Image, NY; Socrates Sculpture Park, NY; UnionDocs, NY; Goethe-Institut, NY; Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY; The Jewish Museum, NY; National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavik; MuseumsQuartier, Vienna; and the Kaunas Biennial, Lithuania. In 2017, her documentary short film Save the Presidents, made in collaboration with Tali Keren, won first place at the Austrian American Short Film Festival. In February 2018, Save the Presidents took over the screens of Times Square every midnight as part of Times Square Arts’ Midnight Moment and was written about in The New Yorker and Vice. Her feminist art project and legal contract, Artist Contract, which supports emerging female artists through economic redistribution, has been written about in ArtsyHyperallergic, and legal journals. She is a 2020 recipient of the NYFA Women's Fund for Media Artists. Strada received a B.A. from Bates College in 2010, an M.F.A. in Visual Arts from Columbia University in 2016, and she was a 2018-2019 studio participant in the Whitney Independent Study Program. She is adjunct Visual Arts faculty at Fordham University and Columbia University. 



Tida Tep | Graphic Design

Tida Tep is an independent designer and art director based in New York City. She studied graphic design at Virginia Commonwealth University and typeface design at Cooper Union’s Type@Cooper. She specializes in identity systems, art direction, web design, type design, packaging, and books for commercial and cultural projects. Throughout her career she has worked with a wide range of clients including the MoMA, New York Times, Apple and Google Creative Lab. 



CUSAI 2019 Instructors

Tunji Adeniyi-Jones | Drawing 

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Evan Bellantone | Contemporary Art Issues

Evan Bellantone is an interdisciplinary artist living in New York City. He received a BA from Bard College and an MFA from Hunter College, where he studied painting, conceptual art, and curatorial studies. He is a master printmaker, and has exhibited prints in the International Print Center New York in Manhattan and the Cooler Gallery in Brooklyn. He has taught printmaking at the Lower East Side Printshop and the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, as well as teaching Art Issues at CUSAI. 




Sam Chun | Drawing Instructor

Sam Chun is a New York City based artist living and working in the Chinatown area of Downtown Manhattan. He was born and raised in New Jersey to Korean immigrant parents and later moved to NYC to attend The Cooper Union School of Art to then graduate with a BFA. Since graduating, he has taught in The Cooper Union Outreach Pre-College Program as well as continued his practice making artwork. He recently exhibited work in a group show with Beverly's NYC at Material Art Fair in Mexico City, Mexico. 




Carla Edwards | Drawing

Carla Edwards (b. Illinois), lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. She is a recipient of the Socrates Emerging Artist Fellowship, Smack Mellon Artist in Residence Fellowship and was awarded Lighthouse Works Public Art Commission 2018. She has been an artist in residence at The Fountainhead in Miami, Smack Mellon, NY., The Whitney Museums Independent Study Program, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her work examines popular iconography and Americana vernacular through sculpture, performance, drawing, and video. She has exhibited nationally and internationally most notably at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Artist Space, Regina Rex, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Volta5, Basel Switzerland, The DC Commission of the Arts and Humanities, District of Colombia, Redline Arts, Denver, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles



Erica Fabri | Writing

Erica Miriam Fabri is the author of Dialect of a Skirt, a collection of poetry published by Hanging Loose Press (2010). She is a writer and performer. Her work has been published in numerous literary journals and magazines and she has worked on projects as a writer, editor and performance director for The New York Knicks, HBO and Nickelodeon Television. She currently teaches Performance Poetry and Literature at Pace University, Poetry Writing at Cooper Union School of the Arts (via CUSAI), and Writing for Magazines at Columbia University for the Columbia Scholastic Press. She is also a Freelance Photographer, a New Yorker, and a Mama. 

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Jonathan Paul Gillette | Contemporary Art Issues

Jonathan Paul Gillette is a New York- based painter. He retired after teaching Art Theory and Design for 10 years. Jonathan holds an MFA in painting from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MS in Psychology from Lipscomb University in Nashville.  He was awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in 2017. 




Cindy Ji Hye Kim | Animation 

Cindy Ji Hye Kim (b. 1990, South Korea) lives and works in Bronx, NY. Her work has been featured in solo presentations at Cooper Cole, Toronto; Interstate Projects, NY; Helena Anrather, NY; and YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto. She has shown in group exhibitions at UncleBrother, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, NY; Foxy Production, NY; DC Moore, NY; Thierry Goldberg, NY; and the Abrons Art Center, NY. She received a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013 and a M.F.A. from the Yale University School of Art in 2016.



Anne-Marie McIntyre | Drawing Intensive 



Andrew Ross | Drawing Intensive



Alex Strada | Digital Photography 



Tida Tep | Graphic Design


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