Recently, Paloma Crousillat joined the Visual & Critical Studies program as our new Director of Operations. Here’s an announcement and introduction that Department Chair Tom Huhn sent out to the VCS mailing list right before the Thanksgiving break:
Please welcome Paloma Crousillat as the new Director of Operations for the VCS and Art History departments as well as the Honors Program and SVA in Rome Program. Paloma comes to her new position after eight years as course advisor and program coordinator in the Continuing Education department. Paloma received her education at the Slade School of Art, and both her MFA in Fine Arts and MA in Critical Theory and the Arts at SVA.
Paloma replaces Bret Schneider, who departs SVA at the end of December. Bret leaves SVA to pursue his graduate education. Please join me in wishing him well in his further pursuits.
The bio on her website also includes the following additional information about Paloma:
Paloma Crousillat was born in Lima, Peru. In the late 80’s she moved with her family to the Washington DC area. The exposure she received as a child to a bilingual, bi-cultural, and politically charged environment continues to inspire the central themes of her work: the frameworks of space and language – and the intersections of politics, religion and science.
Paloma has exhibited nationally and internationally, and has works in both private and public collections, including the Essex Collection of Latin American Art (ESCALA).
In addition to taking this opportunity to welcome Paloma to the department, we’d also like to mention an upcoming group exhibition at Art 3 in Bushwick, Brooklyn that will include some of her work. The show will have its opening reception this Wednesday evening from 5 to 8 pm, and will be on display through January 25, 2015. Here’s more about it from the gallery’s press release:
the directors of ART 3
Silas Shabelewska & Monika Fabijanska
invite you to a group show:
HOLIDAYS SPECIAL, SMALL WORKS & TOY STORIES : Claudia Baez, Dan Bainbridge, David Cavaliero, Alexis de Chaunac, Paloma Crousillat, Julia Curylo, Travis DeMello, Adolfo Doring, Linda Karshan, Kristen Leonard, Anthony Miler, Sergio Purtell, Richard Schurr, Jeremy Sheaffer, Andre von Morisse, Marjorie Welish
Opening December 10th 5 – 8 pm
December 10, 2014 – January 25, 2015
ART 3 is a dynamic contemporary art gallery located in the heart of Bushwick’s vibrant art scene district. Created by Silas Shabelewska, formerly of Haunch of Venison NY and Helly Nahmad Gallery NY, in partnership with Monika Fabijanska, former Director of the Polish Cultural Institute in New York, the gallery focuses on works by emerging and mid-career artists.
Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 6 pm
Sunday 1 – 6 pm and by appointment
Closed Monday & Tuesday
For more about Paloma, including a bio and images of some of her work, visit her website.