Faculty Roundtable: IV Castellanos, Carrie Yamaoka and E. Jane

January 31, 2024 7PM

The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York NY 10011

In this special session, three Fine Arts faculty discuss how they approach their work/life as practicing artists outlining key projects and their journey from graduate school to present day.

The round table discussion will center on questions such as how they have understood “success” and the paths, experiences, and challenges that led them to where they are today.


IV Castellanos is an Abstract Performance Artist and Sculptor. They are a mx Indigenous Bolivian-American and are a Third Gendered Three Spirit person. They are based in New York State split between Lenapehoking NYC and Haudenosaunee lands in the Catskills

Carrie Yamaoka is a New York-based visual artist who works across painting, photography and sculpture. She is interested in the topography of surfaces, materiality and process, the tactility of the barely visible and the chain of planned and chance incidents that determine the outcome of the object. Her work engages the viewer at the intersection between records of chemical action/reaction and the desire to apprehend a picture emerging in fleeting and unstable states of transformation. Exhibitions include the ICA (Philadelphia), MOMA/PS1 (New York), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Fondation Ricard (Paris), the Henry (Seattle), Artists Space (New York), the Wexner (Columbus), Leslie Lohman Museum (New York), Victoria and Albert Museum (London) and MassMOCA. Writing about her work has appeared in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Artnews, The New Yorker, Time Out/NY, Hyperallergic, Interview and Bomb. Her work is included in the collections of the Albright-Knox, the Art Institute of Chicago, Dallas Museum of Art, Henry Art Gallery, and Centre Pompidou. She is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and an Anonymous Was A Woman award. Yamaoka is represented by Commonwealth and Council (Los Angeles/Mexico City) and Ulterior (New York). She is a founding member of the queer art collective fierce pussy.

E. Jane is a multidisciplinary artist and musician. Their practice includes images, videos, performances, installations, and sound. They are interested in the interiority and labor of Black women and femmes and the future of Blackness and queerness. Through exploring digital archives, they aim to discover and share the perspectives of Black women and femmes navigating networked culture and surveillance. Frustrated with the hypervisibility and surveillance of the black femme body, some of their installations and performances have questioned how and when the Black femme body is displayed, intentionally distorting the body, hiding the body, or asking the viewer to work to see.

Jane (b. 1990, Bethesda) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. They have an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. They have also participated in the Studio Museum’s Artist-in-Residence Program (2019-2020) and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2022). Jane is also the author of the NOPE Manifesto, published in 2016. They were awarded the Wynn Newhouse Award (2017) and an FCA Emergency Grant (2022). Recent solo shows include Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2023), The Kitchen, New York (2022), OCD Chinatown, New York (2021), Glasgow International, Glasgow (2018) and American Medium, New York (2017).