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
For more information, please view Current Exhibitions & Events
On view from September 9 through November 13, 2015
Unlike sexuality that comes from within the individual, gender role is formed through parental, peer, school and social influences. Many of our early views of life come from the first teachers we encounter. Often our first taste of socially held beliefs such as girls look pretty and are passive, while boys do and are active, are provided to us at this early age. It is important for children to develop strong egos in their socialization phase that can withstand peer and social pressure and to continue in creating healthy relationships.
On view from July 2, 2015, through July 31, 2015
Rodrigo Imaz, based in Mexico City, makes films, paintings, and drawings that confront some of life’s most complex emotions and political realities and presents them in a manner that is disarming, honest, and full of humor. For his exhibition at John Jay College, Imaz continues his investigation into a universal material: trash. He uses refuse as a means reconsider the economic structure and social relations of a place from bottom to top. Through careful consideration of the objects littering our streets, Imaz creates taxonomies of consumption, waste, and planned obsolescence. Though official histories are written by the powerful, the garbage, unwanted, and forgotten items Imaz collects tell the street-level history of the city.
On view from April 27, 2015, through July 31, 2015
In a collaborative project, Serbian artist Slobodan Stosić was invited by curator Omar Lopez-Chahoud to act in the dual role of participating artist and curator of the exhibition The One Who Became the Color on a Flag. Given that the creative act of art making and that of curating are closely intertwined in Stosić’s work, separated only by a thin line, he has curated other artists’ work into his exhibition in order to realize his specific aesthetic statement. The conceptual underpinnings of Stosić’s work create an exhibition that operates as a Gesamtkunstwerk, touching on real life situations, personal experiences, and historical references. In The One Who Became the Color on a Flag Stosić has invited artists from Bosnia and Serbia to present video work. The result is a constructed narrative that borders on fiction. Not only is video included, but historical archives, found objects, photography, drawings, and sculpture are also featured.
On view from April 20th, 2015 through May 22, 2015
A collaborative installation between the visual artist Hank Willis Thomas and the professor and journalist Baz Dreisinger, The Writing on the Wall comes to John Jay College after debuting in September, 2014, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit, where it was part of the Peoples’ Biennial.
The installation is made from essays, poems, letters, stories, diagrams and notes written by individuals in prison around the world, from America and Australia to Brazil, Norway and Uganda. The hand-written and typed pieces were accrued by Dr. Dreisinger during her years teaching in US and international prisons, in the context of both the Prison-to-College Pipeline program she founded at John Jay and her forthcoming book Incarceration Nations: Journeying to Justice in Prisons Around the World.
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 +