The Painting + Printmaking department welcomes new faculty in Spring 2019: Caitlin Cherry, Joseph del Pesco, and Lia Lowenthal

Caitlin Cherry: Dirtypower, December 5, 2018 – March 2, 2019, Providence College Galleries (PC–G). Installation view image courtesy PC–G. Photo: Scott Alario.

Caitlin Cherry joins the Painting + Printmaking department full time as Assistant Professor of Art, starting in spring 2019.  Cherry received her MFA from Columbia University in 2012 and BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Providence College Galleries, Providence, RI (2018); Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (2018); University Museum of Contemporary Art at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (2017); and at The Brooklyn Museum as part of the Raw/Cooked series curated by Eugenie Tsai (2013). Group exhibitions include A Wild Ass Beyond: ApocalypseRN (2018) at Performance Space, New York; Punch (2018) curated by Nina Chanel Abney at Jeffrey Deitch, New York; Touchstone (2018) at American Medium, New York; The Sun is Gone but We Have the Light (2018) at Unclebrother/Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, Hancock, NY; Soul Recordings at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles; Object[ed]: Shaping Sculpture in Contemporary Art (2016) at UMOCA, Salt Lake City, UT; Banksy’s Dismaland Bemusement Park (2015) in Somerset, UK; This is What Sculpture Looks Like (2014) at Postmasters Gallery, New York; and Fore (2012) at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. Cherry is a recipient of a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Fellowship Residency (2016) and Leonore Annenberg Fellowship (2015), among other awards and honors.


Joseph del Pesco joins the department as a visiting professor for spring 2019, working with MFA students.  He is a curator, writer and publisher. Since 2009 he’s been Director, and in 2016 became International Director of KADIST (Paris & San Francisco). At KADIST in San Francisco del Pesco established a fast-paced program that positioned art as a vehicle for discussion about global social and political issues, and started the first residency for international art magazines. Previously he was adjunct curator at Artists Space (NYC), a fellow at the Banff Centre and assistant curator at the UC Davis Museum. As an independent curator he’s organized exhibitions, projects and publications at The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Temple Contemporary, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,  among others. He’s been in residence on Fogo Island, SOMA in Mexico City, Beta-Local in Puerto Rico, The Luminary in St. Louis and ArtPort in Tel Aviv. His recent collection of short stories, The Museum Took a Few Minutes To Collect Itself, was published by Art Metropole, Toronto in October of 2017. His website:


Lia Lowenthal joins the department as a visiting professor for spring 2019. Lowenthal is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York City. Lowenthal’s practice is examines the evolutionary exchanges between design, historic conditions, and the production of subjectivity. Lowenthal received her BA from UCLA in visual art and German, and her MFA in Photography from Bard College in 2014. She has held solo exhibitions at Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles; Art in General, New York; and 321 Gallery, Brooklyn, and has exhibited at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens; the Swiss Institute, New York; Southfirst, Brooklyn; and Cleopatra’s, Brooklyn. In 2018, Lowenthal was Artist-in-Residence at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). She is also founder and principal at LL, LLC, a design company. Her work has been written about in The New Yorker, Hyperallergic, Architectural Digest, and Palatten.