Visual Arts

Photo of Gianluca Bianchino Installation Space Junk

2019 BFA Exhibition


April 6 – April 26
RECEPTION: Saturday, April 6, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
ARTIST TALK: April 12 & 26, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
GALLERY HOURS: Thursday through Sunday, 2 - 6 p.m.
OFF-CAMPUS SITE: Cast Iron Lofts, ground floor
837 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City


Featuring works of 21 students who are about to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts, this exhibition celebrates diversity and creativity of their expressions. Participating artists are: Shantell Batista, Taylor Cacici, Carlos R, Diaz, Justin Fuentes, Jon Chester, Gabry Jr., Jessica Lynn Gilbert, Kristen Hazzard, Melvona Hicks, Tracy Jacot, Sarahi Ruth Medina, Julian Lee Millet, Harrison Diego Montoya, Joel Morales, Kenny Neira, Stanley Alexander Olivero, Iris Ponce, Rosalinda Ponce, Suehaydee Rosa, John Paul Tarquino, Aramus Vadi, and Donna Rega.

This off-campus exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Cast Iron Lofts, Donovan Realty & Development, Inc., Art House Productions, The Office of Cultural Affairs, and Department of Public Works, City of Jersey City.

*Meter and free parking is available on surrounding streets. A commercial parking is available from 18th Street entrance to the building.

For further information, contact Prof. Deborah Jack, BFA coordinator,

UNREST: Alejandro Rubin MFA Exhibition

Alejandro Rubin MFA show

April 9 – 22
RECEPTION: Tuesday, April 9, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Visual Arts Gallery

“Water is the element that connects and disconnects me from my country, my culture, my society of Venezuela. A very important fact about water is that it can maintain its same state in different places but its meaning varies.” Rubin’s work, through the mediums of photography, and video, investigates and demonstrates how water can be used to symbolize that separation.

Vulnerability of Honesty: Andy Pecoraro MFA Exhibition

Andy Pecoraro, Vulnerability of Honesty, 2019, Alejandro Rubin, Breathing Charcoal on canvas, 10 x 7 feet
Andy Pecoraro, Vulnerability of Honesty, 2019 Charcoal on canvas, 10 x 7 feet

April 29 – May 10
RECEPTION: Tuesday, April 30, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Visual Arts Gallery

Can our contemporary society disband the historic, stereotypical view of “a real man” emotionally guarded, stoic, and controlling, and instead accept a truer, more honest and open version of who they are? Using himself as the subject, Pecoraro’s large-scale figurative work draws from deep, emotional and personal experiences that address masculinity during moments of abjection, transition and vulnerability.

First Line: Patrick Deffenbaugh
MFA Exhibition

Patrick Deffenbaugh, First Line
Patrick Deffenbaugh, First Line

April 30 – May 13
RECEPTION: Tuesday, April 30, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery

A signage system can be more than a system that directs traffic flows, and identifies buildings and specific locations. It can save lives, create a sense of community, and improve a university’s overall brand awareness. Patrick Deffenbaugh, who has years of experience in signage design, has teamed up with a group of undergraduate graphic design students to propose an interactive, comprehensive signage system for NJCU.

NJCU Visual Arts Gallery

Visual Arts Building, basement
100 Culver Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305

Gallery Hours: 
Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
or by appointment

Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery

Hepburn Hall, Room 323
2039 Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07305

Gallery Hours: 
Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
or by appointment

Visitation and Parking

Gallery visitors can receive up to one hour of free parking in any of the NJCU lots during weekdays.
Please ask the gallery attendant to validate your parking ticket.

For school group visits and other inquiries, contact: Midori Yoshimoto (