Welcome to the Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery
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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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On view from November 12th, 2014 -January 23rd, 2015
Assenting Voices: Agitprop Art from North Korea is of seminal importance being one of a few exhibitions of its kind in the west to show formerly inaccessible North Korean art. The paintings and posters in this show feature celebrations of the North Korean regime and its Juche (Self-Reliance) philosophy. Consequently, and because of the morphological and political similarity of the works it is up to the viewer to surpass what is obvious to discern the underlying message. When the Korean art scholar Jane Portal recently visited an exhibition of North Korean Art in Vienna, she asserted “we’ve seen it all in terms of totalitarian societies.” “But” she continued, “this is the last bastion of this kind of thinking that’s bound to disappear. That’s why it’s so important for it to be seen and collected for posterity.”
John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, NYC proudly presents Dancing Solar Flowers an exhibition of Alexandre Dang’s ongoing environmental installation as part of John Jay’s 50th Anniversary celebration.
Dang’s scientific educational background informs his Dancing Flowers that are light driven installations raising awareness about sustainable ecological developments. These kinetic paper flowers use solar energy as their power to move, and as they appear applied to the glass facing the Jay Walk, they not only echo the natural backdrop outside thus bringing the outdoor environment indoors, but they also bring joy to everyone viewing them.
Dang’s environmental commitment is evident in his pedagogical aspects of his art that embraces educating young people about eco-friendly solar sources, renewable energy, and solar electrification. The latter are especially important to underdeveloped countries in great need of renewable sources of eco-friendly energy. As Dang posits in his mission statement, this is especially important in order to support solar electrification of schools in these developing countries.
On view from June 29, 2014-September 26, 2014
The President’s Gallery
Each artist’s work is unique in form. Juror Mary Virginia Swanson, Marketing Consultant, Educator and Author, states, “Many of the projects asked the viewer to look outward and consider issues from different perspectives, while others invited us to look inside and reconsider who we are as individuals living among others on this planet.”
On view from May 8, 2014- September 12, 2014
The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery at John Jay College of Criminal Justice proudly presents, Bearing Witness: Art and Resistance in Cold War Latin America. While censorship, kidnapping, torture, and murder became common tactics for repressive governments throughout Latin America during the Cold War, many artists from the region responded by producing poignant works of art that speak out against these atrocities. This exhibition brings together three distinct bodies of work that do so through documentation, poetic subversion and revelation.
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 +