Assistant Professor of Art
Music and Art
Phone: +1 (212) 220-8000;ext=3093
Peter (“Xico”) Greenwald is a New York City–based artist. His artwork has been shown at numerous New York galleries, including Nancy Marholis Gallery, The Painting Center, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brian Morris Gallery, Thompson Giroux and Life on Mars. He has curated exhibitions at Queens College Art Center, Long Island University’s Selena Gallery and Westbeth Gallery. He has taught at Pratt Institute, Rider University and Mount Gretna School of Art and is currently Assistant Professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College.
Xico Greenwald also regularly writes and edits art criticism. His essays, reviews and interviews have been published in The New York Sun, Delicious Line, The Epoch Times, artcritical.com, Painting Perceptions and Painters’ Table.
He earned a BA from Bard College and an MFA from Brooklyn College.
- B.A. Bard College, ,
- M.F.A. Brooklyn College, ,
- This three credit course is designed to have the beginning student explore painting techniques, with an introduction to the use of various media. Strong emphasis is placed on formal concerns (figure and objects). This course will satisfy painting requirements for transfer within the CUNY system as well as professional art schools.
- This course provides an introduction to basic color theory and to fundamental elements and principles of two-dimensional design. Through studio exercises, students explore concepts of color theory and develop skills working with traditional drawing, painting and mixed media. Through design projects, students apply learned skills, work with principles of design, and engage in creative problem solving relating theory to practice.
- This capstone course for all Studio Art Majors covers a range of topics relating to the business of being an artist and pursuing a career in the arts. Students will develop their portfolios for transfer to a senior college or to begin their professional careers. During the semester, students will create a professional online presence, write an artist statement, generate a five-year plan for their work, research writing strategies for grants and residencies, prepare and document their work to enter shows. In addition, students will explore a range of options in their career paths through guest lectures, gallery and museum visits. Students will prepare, select and hang their work in the annual student show. Prerequisite: Departmental permission