Visual Arts

Visual Arts Department

Photography Students and Faculty Exhibiting in New York City

Visual Arts photography students along with Frank Rapant and Rachel Stern have artwork in an exhibition at Baxter Street Camera Club of New York on view in Manhattan. You can learn about the exhibition on the Visual Arts photography Instagram.

Participating students include:

  • Zach Anisman
  • Sam Brosnan
  • Aspen Moris
  • Andrea Mullen
  • Bryan Nunez
  • Isabel Pacchiana
  • Iris Phenix
  • Frank Rapant
  • Spencer Shaffer
  • Rachel Stern
  • Vu Chi Tam
  • Jack Vagzanelis
  • Lily Von Barren
  • Ece Yenigun
  • Rowan Zeigler

WAMC Northeast Public Radio Feature

The Union College Visual Arts Department was recently featured in a WAMC story. Listen here.

Fragments - 2024 Senior Art Exhibition

Fragments - 2024 Senior Exhibition

May 17 - June 16, 2024

Crowell and West Galleries, Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts

Opening Reception: Friday, May 17, 4:30 - 6:30pm

Take a virtual tour of the exhibit.

The Visual Arts Department is pleased to present work of senior Studio Art majors Sam Crowley, Chris Delances, Andy Mullen, Isabel Pacchiana, Iris Phenix, and Ysabel Thompson..

Senior Talks: Wednesday, May 22, 12:50-1:50pm, Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts, Crowell and west Galleries.

Open Studios and Art Fair!

Join the Visual Arts Department May 1 from 5:00-7:00 for our Open Studios and 2nd annual ART FAIR! Open only to the Union College community.

Open Studio Arts Fair flyer - may 1 2024

Check out all the opportunities to use our equipment, studios and materials, ask questions, hang with friends, and just have some fun:

  • Student artwork at the 2nd annual Visual Arts Art Fair!
  • Learn about the visual arts student clubs.
  • View the Steinmetz Exhibition.
  • Learn to hand build your own bowls and sculptures.
  • Use our CNC router to carve your own wooden name plate. Learn about creative digital-to-physical processes and how to incorporate them into your work.
  • Participate in a robotic collage demo (robot hacking!)
  • Printmaking with Matisse-inspired shapes.
  • Have a black and white headshot made with dramatic lighting… and some dogs! Take home the photo, use it for a professional headshot, profile picture or just a general flex.
  • Star as the subject of a famous piece of artwork and take home the photo.
  • Figure drawing with a live model 5-6pm.

Our Department

The Department of Visual Arts is committed to the centrality of art in the liberal arts at Union College. We do so from a position unique among other departments on campus. Already by nature interdisciplinary, the department has in recent years increasingly become a dynamic intersection of scholarly undertakings and teaching initiatives across the campus. Our vision is to strengthen the multiple connections between ourselves and other academic departments and to reach beyond the campus to develop relationships with other arts institutions. Our vision is to continue to bridge the past, present, and future for our students through painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, digital art, and art history. Our vision, in short, is to enrich the Union College community through art.

Take a virtual tour of the Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts.

Steamroller Day in Printmaking

Professor Conley's Post Digital Printmaking class printed their oversized woodcuts with a steamroller!