Welcome to the Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery
The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, the President's Gallery, and Memorial Hall Gallery will be closed on December 15th, December 25th, December 26th, January 1st and May 28th .
The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery is the primary fine art gallery at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of the City University of New York in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The program feature a variety of media and concepts, but is heavily focused on social issues and the humanities. Opened in 2013, the gallery is 4,050 square feet and is located on the ground floor of John Jay's 620,000-square foot building that sits on 11th Avenue and 59th Street in New York City, a four block walk from Central Park. The building was designed by Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill.
Gallery viewing hours are Monday through Friday from 10 AM - 6 PM.
The Shiva Gallery contains a moveable wall system that allows the space to be reconfigured for each exhibition or cleared in its entirety for use as a multi-purpose space.
Our Most Recent Exhibitions and Events
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Curator Monika Fabijanska talks about her exhibition The Un-Heroic Act, and arts journalist Barbara Pollack chats about her new book on an emerging generation of Chinese contemporary artists. Hrag VartanianJuly 27, 2018 In this episode, I talk to curator Monika Fabijanska about her important fall exhibition The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women’s Art in the
On view: September 4 – November 2, 2018
Opening Reception: September 12, 5:30-8:30 PM
Symposium: October 3, 5-9 PM in the Moot Court, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Curated by Monika Fabijanska
The Un-Heroic Act is a concentrated survey of works by a diverse roster of artists representing three generations – and including Jenny Holzer, Suzanne Lacy, Ana Mendieta, Senga Nengudi, Yoko Ono, and Kara Walker – which aims to fill a gap in the history of art, where the subject of rape has been represented by countless historical depictions by male artists, called ‘heroic acts’ by Susan Brownmiller. What makes women’s works radically different is the focus not on the action or drama, but on the lasting psychological devastation of the victim: her suffering, silence, shame, and loneliness. Recent works also address regaining control over the victim’s sexuality and psyche and reclaiming the cultural narrative. Often strikingly beautiful, these works are rarely shown or their true meaning is obscured.
SYMPOSIUM: May 2, 2018, from 4:00-5:30 pm in Room L2.84, New Building
On Display from May 2nd, 2018, through June 28th, 2018
The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, proudly presents Transplants: Greek Diaspora Artists. This exhibition will be accompanied by a symposium moderated by the show’s curator Dr. Thalia Vrachopoulos, at 4 PM the same day, in Room L2.84, New Building with guest speakers Professor Nicholas Alexiou of Queens College, Dr. George Andreopoulos a Professor of Political Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and at the Graduate Center, Peter Gerakaris, and art critic Jonathan Goodman.
Time: April 11, 2018; 6:30-8:30 PM
Location:Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery
Description: This panel will draw upon the themes raised by “Internalized Borders,” an exhibition that examines the ways that language and legal systems create internal and external borders. Visual Culture and language have a profound effect on how we as a country vote in political elections and also affect the national point of view. Historically, the cultural production of such images and language defined how people were seen by their governing institutions and by society in general. Some of the language created to define them has stayed permanently in the system or been challenged by society. What is the responsibility of lawmakers, historians, and cultural producers, in how we define people currently and in the future?
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The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery is Named in Honor of the Largest Donation in the College’s HistoryThe generosity of alumnus and Adjunct Professor Andrew Shiva and his wife, Anya,...READ MORE +