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
December 7, 2016, 5:30-7:30
Dr. Thalia Vrachopoulos
Jonathan Santlofer, artist, novelist, Director of the Center for Fiction’s Crime Fiction Academy.
Carter Ratcliff, art historian and critic, author of the crime-saturated novel Tequila Mockingbird.
Richard Vine, managing editor of Art in America magazine and author of SoHo Sins, a murder mystery set in the New York art world of the 1990s.
David Rodgers, performance artist, leader and chief actor of the International Center of Photography’s tour of Weegee murder sites.
On view November 15th, 2016-January 13th, 2017
This exhibition will explore why murder is so often a source of fascination—frequently inflected by irony and wry humor—in the visual arts today. Why are we fascinated with murder? Our bookstores, TV screens, movie houses, live theaters, and digital entertainment services all attest abundantly every day to a ubiquitous, unflagging interest in stories of violent death and its detection. Visual art, as the works assembled in “Murder, She Said” suggest, is also rife with both explicit depictions and oblique evocations of human slaughter. Moreover, the obsession prevails at every level of culture, from Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment (a masterful first-person tale of an axe murder) to Jim Thompson’s starkly titled The Killer Inside Me, from Jacques-Louis David’s elegant Death of Marat to Adam’s lurid crime-scene photographs.
On view from November 14 – February 3, 2017
Presentation: Battle Zone Rhino: Syndicates Behind the Rhino Crisis
ENDANGERED! the exhibition and its related programming is an emergency call to save the imperiled creatures whose precarious state is completely human caused. The endangered species crisis is growing at an alarming rate due to wildlife trafficking for animal parts and the exotic pet trade; habitat loss, degradation and conflicts due to the mining, logging, drilling, dams, agriculture, and livestock grazing, and further exacerbated by climate change. Wildlife trafficking with its direct ties to criminal syndicates and weapons threatens the rule of law, social stability and global security. This crisis is not just about the animals and regional problems – this involves all of us.
October 17th, 2016, from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Washington Coalition for Comfort Women Issues and Human Right Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is co-organizing the symposium in conjunction with the exhibition Collateral Damage (Sep. 8th – Oct. 21st, 2016) at Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery of John Jay College of Criminal Justice. This exhibition examines issues of rampant violence during WWII, the Vietnam War, the rise of the Khmer Rouge, and other conflicts where innocent non-combatants were affected. The exhibit especially focuses on “comfort women” who were abused during WWII by Japanese military. The symposium will discuss diverse approaches and interpretations of wartime atrocities as recurrent human rights violations, literary narratives of sexual violence, postcolonial discourses, and historical readings of geopolitics.
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 +