Welcome to the Shiva Gallery
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 1-5 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
For more information, please view Current Exhibitions & Events
On view February 14th-April 13th, 2018
Opening Reception on February 14th, 2018 from 5:30-7:00pm
Internalized Borders, a multimedia art exhibition at the President’s Gallery, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, will address the various ways that language and legal systems create arbitrary internal and external borders.
Through the art exhibition, and its accompanying symposium on March 21 (sponsored by the Department of Latin American and Latino/a Studies) we will address the ever more urgent social justice issues of criminalization and subjugation of identity, the economics of migration, the stereotyping of belief systems that leads to racism, and the systemic normalization of “otherness”. The artists and speakers will provide a counter discourse to these powerful social constructs.
On view April 25th-June 30th, 2018
Opening Reception on April 25th, 2018 from 5:30-7:00pm
As more and bigger natural catastrophes visit our planet, ecology based arts are gaining ever greater importance. Ecological art respects the ecosystems of living species and their environments from an ethical, social, contextual, economic and aesthetic perspective while seeking to remedy or preserve life. It is socially engaged and socially interactive, and at times even intervention-based art.
The artists of this exhibition are diverse in their use of media and approach. They include Milena Popov who utilizes natural materials such as tea with which to make her calligraphic horizontal scrolls entitled Landscape Painted with Tea: Conversation with Nature, 2016. Barbara Roux’s At War With Plants, wall sculpture installation continues her work with endangered native trees covering the bark of her branches in camouflage materials. Mary Hrbacek’s anthropomorphic trees humanize nature in an effort to gain sympathy for them.
On view November 29th, 2017-February 2nd, 2018 Opening Reception on November 29th, 2017 from 5:30-8:30pm
On view September 8, 2017 -December 30, 2017
Opening Reception at 11:00-1:00pm On September 8, 2017
On September 11, 2001, a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks were carried out by the Islamic terrorist group Al-Queda, with New York City feeling the brunt of this horrific tragedy. The events of 9/11 represent the largest attack and subsequent rescue and recovery operation ever on U.S. soil. In just a few short hours, both of the monstrous, 110 story-tall World Trade Center Towers, were devastated by two separate hijacked commercial airliners that were flown into them. The entire world watched in awe as nearly 3,000 people lost their lives as the buildings crumbled.
Latest Gallery News
- 19 January 2015 by admin, in Gallery News
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 +