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 from February 8, 2014-May 30, 2014
at President’s Gallery
THE TWO PONDS PRESS is pleased to announce the release of their latest edition, “THE BROWNSVILLE BOYS: THE JEWISH GANGSTERS OF MURDER, INC.”. Twenty biographies were written by Larry E. Sullivan, Ph.D., Associate Dean and Chief Librarian at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York City. The portrait etchings were achieved and printed in color by D.R. Wakefield. The typography and title lettering were conceived by Russell Maret. The Electra type was designed by W. A. Dwiggins and the presswork was executed by Art Larson at Horton Tank Graphics. It is all housed in a chemise and box created by Claudia Cohen. The book measures 18” x 13” and the edition consists of sixty copies, of which fifty are for sale.
On view from January 27, 2014, through March 25, 2014
at Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery
There is a rich history in art of removing an object or material from its intended context and placing it into one that is art specific. This recontextualizing of the everyday or the “found” has been a central strategy for many artists since its advent in Synthetic Cubism. Equally, a tangential tradition of using the found lives in non-traditional artistic production alongside that of the fine arts and the academy. Be it outsider art, naïve or folk art, or art that is not part of an established traditional canon, artists who work in these arenas have always looked to their immediate environment for their means of expression. The use of the found is fundamental to the entire mode of production for such artists and has been in play long before Picasso and Braque took their leap into the real. The ongoing aesthetic exchange between each of these traditions has enhanced the creative possibilities for all artists.
On view from November 4, 2013, through January 17, 2014
From 1960 when the crime rate was 3,384,200 for a population of 179,323,175 it has risen to 10,914,040 in a population of 13,914,902. From our public High Schools and Universities to the Movie Theater killings at Aurora, Colorado, where 12 innocent people were killed, and to the 32 Virginia Tech shootings we have witnessed an abundance of violent deaths in our country. It a particularly senseless act when perpetuated upon children as it was at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.
On view from October 8, 2013 – December 10, 2013
The German artist and pacifist Kathe Kollwitz observed in 1944 that “Every war is answered by a new war, until everything, everything is smashed. That is why I am wholeheartedly for a radical end to this madness…Pacifism simply is not a matter of calm looking on; it is work, hard work.” The artists in “Women’s Call for Peace” embody this very idea of pacifist militancy. While women are rarely the perpetrators of war, they nonetheless suffer its devastating effects—the loss of their sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, husbands and homes. Therefore, women must assume responsibility for ending violent human conflict; they must raise their voices against violent aggression and insist on a world that is safe for themselves and their children. These are the goals of the distinguished participants in “Women Call for Peace”—Christian, Muslin, and Jewish, Black, White, and Asian—whose art works eloquently and vehemently advocate for global peace.
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 +