Jeffery Kasper

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Visiting Assistant Professor Fine Arts jkasper@pratt.edu (718) 636-3634 p Brooklyn Campus, South Hall 1

Personal URL

http://jeff-kasper.co

Education

B.A. (with honors), Urban Theory and Politics from the City University of New York Program for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies at The City College Spitzer School of Architecture; M.F.A., Social Practice and Studio Art from Queens College

Biography

Jeff Kasper is a research-based artist working in installation, time-based media, publications, public pedagogy and social engagement. His work investigates a range of interrelated topics, including: emotional health and interpersonal relationships, placemaking, location and identity, and subjectivity in the human sciences and social planning.

Kasper has been awarded residencies at Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space, CUE Art Foundation, and the Art & Disability Institute. In 2017 he was selected to participate in the inaugural cohort of Disability Arts NYC Taskforce working to promote the practice and policy of disability artistry. Currently, Kasper serves as the Director of Engagement at More Art where he is a public art administrator and leads a professional development program for emerging artists. He also contributes to the graduate art curriculum, Social Practice Queens (SPQ) at Queens College, and serves as a mentor for New York Foundation for the Arts' Immigrant Artist Program in Social Practice. Kasper is a co-founding organizer of Civic Art Lab, an ongoing, itinerant community workshop and exhibition space for art, design, and sustainability which was the recipient of an Urban Urge Seed Grant in 2015.