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The Rubelle and Norman Schafler Gallery

Image of The Rubelle And Norman Schafler Gallery with art pieces throughout the exhibit.
Graduate Fine Arts 2018, installation view, photo by Madison Burger.

The Schafler Gallery presents exhibitions by Pratt Institute faculty, students, and alumni from all departments. The gallery favors cross-disciplinary topics that reveal how ideas and issues affect our lives from many different perspectives and provides an open forum for the presentation and discussion of contemporary culture. 

Pratt Institute
Chemistry Building, 1st Floor
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Hours: Monday – Saturday 11 am – 5 pm

The Schafler gallery is closed on Sundays and the following building holidays in 2022-23:

November 23-26, 2022 (Thanksgiving)
December 23, 2022–January 2, 2023 (Winter Break)
January 16, 2023 (Martin Luther King)
May 29, 2023 (Memorial Day)
July 4, 2023 (Independence Day)
September 4, 2023 (Labor Day)
November 22-25, 2023 (Thanksgiving)
December 25, 2023–January 1, 2024 (Winter Break)


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Current Exhibition

AI-styled collaged image, resembles a town or city square
Still from Anton Ginzburg, “ML CRSH,” 2021, video, 3 min, 26 sec

An Egg in a Dream in a Landscape

Film/Video Faculty & Staff Exhibition

On view: January 24 – March 2, 2024

Opening Reception: Tuesday, January 23, 2024, 5-7pm

Curated by Emily Rose Apter and Inney Prakash

Participating Artists:

Fabio Andrade, Simone Barros, GITA BLAK, Jacob Burckhardt, Joanna Claessens, Lisa Crafts, Maya Edelman, Jim Finn, Lorenzo Gattorna, Anton Ginzburg, Kara Hearn, Eliza Hittman, Matthew Hysell, Bethany Jacobson, Sewra G. Kidane, Caroline Lathrop, Deborah Meehan, Matías Piñeiro, Christopher Radcliff, Suneil Sanzgiri, Eric Trenkamp, Joshua Ryan Troxler, Tray Tsui, Sasha Sumner, Justice Whitaker, Bryan Wizemann

Recent Exhibitions

image of a large quilt in a field, fence post in foreground, grass in background

No Wire Hangers

Curated by Dean Sidaway and Christina Thurston

October 16 – December 6, 2023

Opening Reception: Monday, October 16, 5-7pm

A group exhibition highlighting the work of the Pratt Fashion Faculty and Staff

Participants: Shanel Campbell, Yoon Chang, Olivia Eaton, Shane Gabier, Brooke Garner, Chelsea Grays, Daniel de las Heras, Adrienne Jones, Andrea Katz, Jacqueline Lamont, Byron Lars, Claire McKinney, Jennifer Minniti, Robin Mollicone, Jacob Olmedo, Elise Pelletier, Emily Putterman Handler, Isa Rodrigues, Kerry Ryan, Melanie Schmidt, Dean Sidaway, Christina Thurston, Jeannine Umrigar, Tracey Weisman, Karin Yngvesdotter

gallery setting, with sculpture in foreground, resembling human torso or bust on a stand, with a head dress, and paintings in the background
Installation image by Lauren Roeder (BFA Photography ‘15) showing work by Hannah Kim (BFA Photography ‘23);  Chang Zhang (MFA Fine Arts, Sculpture ‘24)

elsewhere, within here

August 1–September 30, 2023


Xinan Helen Ran (BFA Fine Arts, Drawing ‘17)

Sharmistha Ray (MFA Fine Arts, Painting / MS Theory, Criticism, and History of Art, Design, and Architecture ‘05)


School of Art

Department of Exhibitions


Center for Equity & Inclusion

Alumni Relations


Jimin Baek (MFA Fine Arts, Painting & Drawing ‘23)

Matthew Celis Del Carmen (BFA Fine Arts, Drawing ‘23)

Yonkyung Choi (BFA Fine Arts, Painting ‘23)

Jeff Deng (AOS Graphic Design ‘23)

Mengyu Han (MFA Fine Arts, Integrated Practices ‘23)

Nuohan Jiang (Nuo) (BFA Fine Arts, Painting ‘24)

Yeri Jun (MFA Digital Arts, Interactive Arts ‘24)

Hannah Kim (BFA Photography ‘23)

Seungheon Lee (MFA Fine Arts, Painting & Drawing ‘24)

Yooyeon Nam (BFA Fine Arts, Painting ‘23)

Tino Park (BFA Fine Arts, Painting ‘23)

Arno Reyes Baetz (BFA Photography ‘25)

Jiahong Wang (BFA Photography ‘24)

Xiangjie Rebecca Wu (MFA Fine Arts, Painting & Drawing ‘24)

Chang Zhang (MFA Fine Arts, Sculpture ‘24)

Shiyu Zhang (MFA Fine Arts, Painting ‘23)

Jianhao Zheng (BFA Digital Arts, Interactive Arts ‘24)

Lands of Trust: Alexandra Anisman, Sage Callen, Jingyang Luo, Jamie Kyung Min Oh, Rishinandini Kumari Singh, Keiko Taniguchi (MPS Arts & Cultural Management ‘23)


Pratt School of Art Dean Jorge Oliver invited Pratt alumni Xinan Helen Ran and Sharmistha Ray to curate this exhibition of Pratt School of Art students who identify with Asian, Pacific Islander, South Asian, Southeast Asian, or Asian American identities, experiences, regions, or diasporas. School of Art associate degree students, undergraduate and graduate students, and members of the graduating class of 2023 who met these criteria were encouraged to submit their work for consideration. The resulting exhibition, elsewhere, within here, celebrates the accomplishments of a diverse group of students and poses questions about the formation of cultural identity. The students in the exhibition have connections to countries including China, Guam, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and Singapore. Their work involves painting, installation, photography, video, illustration, and sculpture. This is the second School of Art student exhibition in partnership with Pratt’s Department of Exhibitions exploring how identity is reflected in students’ creative expression. Last year’s exhibition, Corpus: Landscapes and Memories of External Sprouting, focused on artwork by students who identify with the Hispanic/Latinx community.

In selecting work for this year’s exhibition, the curators were inspired by the filmmaker and theorist Trinh T. Minh-ha’s perspective on identity—how geography intersects with lived experiences and embodied histories. As their curatorial statement explains, “The purpose of this group exhibition is to present a perspective on identity that goes beyond political labels and focuses on individual narratives. In other words, we aim to explore how we define ourselves rather than how we are perceived.”


Sharmistha Ray is an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Their work has been exhibited in New York, Singapore, Mumbai, and New Delhi. Solo exhibitions include: we are all islands (Nine Fish, Mumbai & Mill Hall, Kochi, India, 2016-2017), Reflections & Transformations (Aicon, New York, 2013), and hidden geographies (Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai, India, 2012). In 2020, they co-founded the feminist artist collective Hilma’s Ghost, a participatory and collaborative model for research, exhibitions, and pedagogy. Their writings have been published in Art Asia Pacific, Hyperallergic, Artcritical, Ocula, Art India, and the India editions of Vogue and Elle. Reviews of their work have appeared in The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, Artnet, Hyperallergic, Art India, and TimeOut Mumbai. They received an MFA in Fine Arts and an MS in Theory, Criticism, and History of Art, Design, and Architecture from Pratt in 2005 and a BA from Williams College in 2001.
Xinan Helen Ran is the Program Manager at Franklin Furnace Archive. She has exhibited nationally and internationally. Solo exhibitions include 7000SEEDS (Essex Flowers, New York, 2023), Very Sweet (Tutu Gallery, New York, 2023), and The mountains to your right (Schein Space, Hangzhou, China, 2021). Public projects include Tree Chuang (Governors Island, New York, 2022) and Sandbox For All (Clover Nature, Shanghai, China, 2021). She has participated in the New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program (2023) and was a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Arts Center resident (2022). Her work has garnered attention in Cultbytes, New York Magazine, and The New York Times. She received an MFA in Painting from Hunter College in 2022 and a BFA in Fine Arts from Pratt in 2017.

A graphic showing the words, Pratt Shows 2023, in pink repeating on a green background

Pratt Shows 2023

The Fine Arts BFA Thesis Exhibition Series is the annual showcase and celebration of student work by Pratt Institute’s Department of Fine Arts. In these culminating exhibitions, Printmaking, Jewelry, and Sculpture + Integrated Practices, each student will present a body of work created during their senior year.

Advanced registration is required to attend all openings.

BFA Printmaking Thesis show poster. There is an abstract wireframe design on a white background and has yellow accents throughout.

BFA Printmaking Thesis Exhibition 

On view: April 4th – 12th

Opening: Monday, April 3rd from 5-7 pm; Register here to attend the opening

Artists: Josh Alford, Erin Benard, Sky Nida, Ife Oluwamuyide, Adares Serrett, Eliana Szabo

2023 BFA Jewelry Thesis Exhibition poster. There are cropped images of the jewelry produced by participants placed next to one another.

BFA Jewelry Thesis Exhibition
On view: April 19th – 26th

Opening: Tuesday, April 18 from 5:30-7:30 pm; Register here to attend the opening 

Artists: Daiwen Mila Wang, Hye Jin Kim, Jiayi Aimee Liang, Jingfei Sophia Deng, Kara Liang, Lily Dews, Seunghyun Kelly Hahm, Siyu Wang, Sophie Hom-Strauss, Xiaoying Daisy Liu, Xinai Aurora Zhang, Xinyi Joanna Li, Ziqi Jacqueline Xie

flyer for event depicting the outline of a tooth, with featured artists names, done in a zine style

BFA Sculpture + Integrated Practices Thesis Exhibition
On view: May 2nd – 10th

Opening: Monday, May 1st from 5-7 pm; Register here to attend the opening

Artists: Ilayda Celik-Reese, Theresa Girvan, Ethan Konishi, Catherine Martin, Khushi Mehta, Ava Messina, Goby Prather, Luca Rekosh, Gabriela Salaverria, Lamise Witt

Fine Arts Faculty/Staff Exhibition 
Part Two

Curated by Kyle Staver

On view: January 17 – February 25, 2023

Opening Reception: Monday, January 23, 5-7 PM

Register to Attend

Advanced Registration is required to attend the opening event for all visitors, including the Pratt Community.

The Department of Exhibitions presents the Fine Arts Faculty/Staff Exhibition: Part Two, featuring work from 35 faculty and staff members from the Fine Arts Department, Pratt Institute

Artists: Adam Apostolos, Lisa Bateman, Taylor Bielecki, Nate Bozeman, Michael Brennan, Cassils, Peggy Cyphers, Theresa Daddezio, Kelly Driscoll, Brice Garrett, David Gothard, Xayvier Haughton, Blake Hiltunen, Michael Kirk, Fay Ku, David Lantow, Benjamin La Rocco, Catherine LeCleire Wright, Michael Gac Levin, Steve Locke, Jen Mazza, Chip McCall, Riad Miah, Curtis Mitchell, Donna Moran, Mario Naves, Matt Nolen, Naomi Safran-Hon, Miriam Schaer, Josh Schutz, Analia Segal, Laurel Sparks, Adrienne Elise Tarver, Erica Wessmann, Andrew Woolbright

Image credit: (Left) Laurel Sparks, Goat (Grey), 2020, poured gesso, acrylic, ash, paper pulp, collage, woven canvas strips. Photo by Pete Mauney; (Right) Blake Hiltunen, Distorted Mirror 6, 2019, nickel-plated bronze

two artworks, made of reflective glass. One resembles a mosaic, the other resembles a slab of metal tied with metal rope, all one piece

Fine Arts Faculty/Staff Exhibition 
Part One

Curated by Kyle Staver
October 17 – December 7, 2022 

Opening Reception: October 18, 5:00-7:00 pm

Register to Attend
Advanced Registration is required to attend the opening event for all visitors, including the Pratt Community.

The Department of Exhibitions presents the Fine Arts Faculty/Staff Exhibition: Part One, featuring work from 35 faculty and staff members from the Fine Arts Department, Pratt Institute. 

Karen Bachmann, Joseph Bartram, Claudia Bitrán, David Butler, Korey E. Burns, Willliam Carroll, Linda Casbon, Grayson Cox, David B. Dixon, Samuel Evensen, Joe Fyfe, Langdon Graves, Raphael Griswold, Kate Harding, Anna Hoberman, Russell Jones, Ross Knight, Patricia Madeja, Martin Mazorra, John Monti, Carlos Motta, Pareesa Pourian, Eric Ramos Guerrero, Josh Schutz, Dasha Shishkin, Mel Skluzacek, Judith Solodkin, Jane South, Jessica Stoller, Irvin Tepper, Nicolas Touron, Estefania Velez Rodriguez, Dina Weiss, Chris Wright, Katrin Zimmermann

Kyle Staver (b. Virginia, MN, lives and works in NYC) earned her BFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1976 and her MFA from Yale University in 1987. She has had solo exhibitions in New York, Philadelphia, and Ohio and in 2019 had her first solo exhibition in Paris curated by Gwenolee Zürcher at Galerie RX, Paris. In 2015, she was awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Prize. In 2020 she received the College Art Association Artist Award for a Distinguished Body of Work. She is a member of the National Academy of Design. Recent curatorial projects include Dance with Me at Zürcher Gallery, New York in 2019.

Image credit: (Left) Langdon Graves, “Curtains,” 2018, graphite, pastel, colored pencil and acrylic paint on mylar. Courtesy of the artist. (Right) Grayson Cox, “Khakis,” 2020, bleach and acrylic on Khaki and wood. Courtesy of the artist.

Landscapes of Memories and Eternal Sprouting

August 29 – September 30, 2022

Curated by Constanza Valenzuela (BFA Fine Arts Sculpture 17′)

Presented by School of Art and the Office of Exhibitions

With support from Somos Pratt;  Center for Equity & Inclusion; Alumni Relations; and Pratt Presents


Lydia Allende Hernandez(BFA Communications Design ‘25)
Mateo Arciniegas Huertas (BFA Photography ‘23)
Julio Cardenas-Arana (BFA Fine Arts Painting ‘23)
Andrea Garcia (BFA Fine Arts Painting ‘22)
Felix Lugo (BFA Art & Design Education ‘23)
Ariana Milan (BFA Fine Arts Painting ‘22)
Emily Morillo (BFA Art & Design Education ‘25)
Kristina Naso (MFA Photography ‘22)
Christian Ocampo (BFA Film ‘22)
Dariana Portes (BFA Photography ‘23)
MADeleine Riande (MFA Fine Arts ‘22)
Andrea Robles (BFA Fine Arts Painting ‘24)
Aysia Ciel Ramirez Segura (BFA Digital Arts ‘22)
Gina Somma (BFA Fine Arts Painting ‘23)

The human body is central to how we understand facets of identity such as race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. The artists in this exhibition, Corpus, explore the complex and fragmented Latine/@/X identity through representations of the body, reflection, presence, and autonomy. In thinking about the body as a vessel of memories, sentimientos, and compartmentalized traumas – and its direct relationship to change, growth, and healing – the artists use the body as a medium to tell a personal narrative and explore a perpetual sense of belonging. 

As the body is a site for expressing identity, artists historically have used depictions or taken inspiration from the body for thousands of years to convey and comment on culture, power, social structures, spiritual beliefs, and cultural values. While the Latine/@/X identity is increasingly contested as a unifying ethnicity for over thirty countries with diverse and complicated histories tied to a colonial and racially segregated past, there is an increasing urge in Western institutions for the visibility of Latine/@/X folks and culture, which have previously been neglected, under-resourced, and under-scholarized. Building on a growing presence of Latine/@/X students and faculty at universities in the United States, it is crucial to create and hold space to further examine identity and its ties to historical oppression, media stereotypes, and erasure. From this point on, we can embark on an open-ended discussion of the body and its relationship to diaspora and the Latine/@/X identity. 

Let us take a moment to consider the metaphysical understanding of searching for belonging. In a diasporic sense most work in relation to identity is autobiographical, drawing from a personal history of being displaced, misunderstood, and in pursuit of self-determination. Themes in this exhibition include but are not limited to memories, family, trauma, absence, guilt, reflection, healing, sexuality, language, connection, folklore, classicism, Syncretism, and mortality. The body in some shape or form makes a consistent appearance throughout the exhibited work to speak through these themes, their differences, and their commonalities.  

Cover art by Lydia Allende Hernandez, Cuánto Duele Tu Amor, 2021

corpus cover image

Poster for BFA Sculpture Integrated Practices Thesis exhibition.

BFA Sculpture + Integrated Practices Thesis Exhibition 

On view from April 18 – May 8, 2022

Opening reception on Monday, April 18 from 5pm -7pm 

The Rubelle and Norman Schafler and Dekalb Galleries on Pratt’s Brooklyn campus

To attend please register here

More information about the Sculpture + Integrated Practices exhibition here

Please note that the Rubelle and Norman Schafler Gallery has different hours than Dekalb. Official Schafler Gallery hours are listed above, Monday – Saturday 11am – 5pm.

Please join us for the thesis exhibition of our BFA Sculpture + Integrated Practices BFA students. In this culminating exhibition, each student will present a body of work developed during their senior year. 

Eris Cereli Avera
Helena Chappell
Rendele Collins
Sage Gentry
Alexa Hartman
Naomi Larson
Madison Maffia
Dillon Monamara 
Daniel Menatian
Matalina Moore
Dylan Newlon 
Atlas Thomas
Ariana Tottenhoff
Sarah Weiner

Poster for the BFA Printmaking Thesis Exhibition

BFA Printmaking Thesis Exhibition 

March 28 – April 12, 2022
Opening Reception with the Artists
Monday April 4: 5PM–7PM
Please join us for the thesis exhibition of our Printmaking BFA students. In this culminating exhibition, each student will present a body of work developed during their senior year. 

Devan Armeni
Maya Cardinali
Aidan Flynn
Ezra Ooghe
Sena Ozdemir

Open to the public. Registration is required. To attend, please register here
More information about the Printmaking exhibition here

A digital art and sculpture mix media art piece with neon lights emanating from the top.
Mattia Casalegno, Knowledge Of The Body #4, 2017, 3D printed Nylon, glass, anodized aluminum, spandex, wood, ultraviolet LEDs

An exhibition of Art & Technology faculty in the Department of Digital Arts

Curated by Linda Lauro-Lazin, Assistant Chairperson
Department of Digital Arts

On view October 28, 2021 – March 4th, 2022

Including Artists:
Blake Marques Carrington, Mattia Casalegno, Andréa DeFelice, Heather Delaney, rebecca (marks) leopold, Amelia Marzec, Steven Pestana, Colette Robbins, Sophia Sobers, Suzy Sureck, Claudia Tait.

Poster for the Fine Arts BFA Printmaking and Sculpture Thesis Exhibition

Fine Arts: BFA Printmaking & Sculpture And Integrated Practices Thesis Exhibition

Yours Truly 
April 20-May 3, 2021

Hours: M-F, 12-2 pm for Campus Community Only
(Closed Tuesday, April 27th for Final Critiques)

Including: Mavet Arellano, Colette Bernard, Whitney Davis, Ev Jensen, Rebecca Johnson, Lex Laneuville, Mia McCormick, Mika Rathi, Shane Sollender, and Natalie Van Oyen.

Poster for the Foundation Department Exhibition

Foundation Department Exhibition

On View: January 21–March 11, 2020
Opening Reception: January 28, 5–7 PM

Featuring works from:

  • Lucas Albrecht
  • Luis Alonso
  • Todd Ayoung
  • Brian Brooks
  • Kye Carbone
  • Amelia Carley
  • Megan Cash
  • Pier Luigi Consagra
  • Maria de Los Angeles
  • Carol Diamond
  • Sandra Erbacher
  • Iona Fromboluti
  • Yechiam Gal
  • Derek Haffar
  • Faith Holland
  • Jackie Hoving
  • Elise Kaufman
  • Sophia Kayafas
  • Andrew Lenaghan
  • James Lipovac
  • Dik Liu
  • Jennifer Logun
  • JJ Manford
  • Jenny Lynn McNutt
  • Natalie Moore
  • Martina Mrongovius
  • Sung Ha No
  • Matthew Northridge
  • Jonathan Peck
  • Reeva Potoff
  • Andrew Prayzner
  • Birgit Rathsmann
  • Leslie Roberts
  • Scott Robinson
  • Julia Shinay
  • Kim Sloane
  • Micki Watanabe Spiller
  • Corinne Ulmann
  • Beth Warshafsky
  • Patrick Webb
  • Rebecca Welz
  • Andrew Wilhelm
  • Scott Williams
  • Douglas Wirls
  • Christopher Wynter
  • Alice Zinnes

Organized by the Pratt Institute Exhibitions Department.