Tony Bluestone

Adjunct Instructor

MFA (2014) Hunter College

BA (2001) Bard College

Tony Bluestone (b. Englewood, New Jersey) received an MFA from Hunter college and has participated in residencies including The Shandanken Project, The Basil Alakazi Residency in Detroit, DNA Residency in Provincetown and The Prattsville Art Center. She has had solo shows at Freight & Volume Gallery, Elaine L Jacob gallery at Wayne State University in Detroit, at Larrie Gallery and a Two-Person Show at La Mama Gallery. She has had work in group shows at Rachel Uffner, The Academy of Arts and Letters, the New School, Etay Gallery, and Left Field Gallery, and has also performed written works at Storm King Art Center. In 2017, she was awarded the John Koch Award by the Academy of Arts and Letters. Bluestone is a teacher at Cooper Union and Hunter College. 


Tony Bluestone

  • 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.