The Hall of Fame Art Gallery
The Hall of Fame Art Gallery is located on the historic Bronx Community College campus. We have been operating for over 40 years.
The gallery is directed by faculty and run by several student interns on a rotating basis.
We mount four to five shows a year, featuring the work of our Digital Arts students, faculty, and staff, along with local artists from the Bronx and the Tri-State area. Exhibitions range from traditional fine art to graphic design, photography, digital art and more. Group shows and solo exhibitions from established and emerging artists allow our students exposure to current trends in the art world.
The gallery is funded in part by the Art & Music Department of Bronx Community College, the BCC Art & Music Consortium and BCC, Inc.
Bliss Hall [BL], Rm. 303
CUNY Office Assistant:
Art Gallery Director:
Dr. Andrea Ortuño
Bliss Hall, Room 205
Art Gallery Assistant Director:
Prof. Patricia Sifuentes Cazorla
Bliss Hall, Room 311
Hall of Fame Art Gallery Archive
March 17 – May 8, 2023
UNSUNG HEROINES: VIRTUAL MONUMENTS SERIES
An Exhibition of Works by Rose DeSiano
In honor of Women’s Heritage Month, the Hall of Fame Gallery at Bronx Community College is pleased to present the work of artist Rose DeSiano.
Recognizing the need for many unsung heroines to be honored, DeSiano developed an interactive web interface that invites viewers to create monuments dedicated to their own unsung heroines. Working with public submissions, she creates 3D renderings incorporating uploaded portraits. These monument renderings are then inserted into 3D photogrammetry maps, in locations of the submitter’s choice, creating final photographic documentation of these virtual monuments to real heroines. Included in this exhibition of photographic prints are reflective artworks that allow the viewer to place themselves into their own monument. Reflections, selfies, and snapshots create an interactive, immersive conversation about monuments that are designed to celebrate a community, rather than simply honoring a select few.
October through November 2022
On display at: Roscoe Brown Hall Rm. RBSC 211
Caution: Collage and Papel Picado Ahead
An Exhibition of Works by Blanka Amezkua
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Hall of Fame Gallery at Bronx Community College is pleased to present the exhibition, Caution: Collage and Papel Picado Ahead, featuring works by Bronx-based artist, Blanka Amezkua. For this exhibition, Blanka will present vibrant and colorful compositions of collage and cut paper inspired by the traditional Mexican art of papel picado.
The Hall of Fame Gallery presents
The Spring 2022
Digital Design and Art Studio
Art Student Show
Spring 2022 Student Exhibition*
The Hall of Fame Gallery cordially invites you to the Spring 2022 Student Exhibition online. Celebrate the hard work, talent, and creativity of BCC’s Digital and Studio Art students.
*Precise links for these online exhibitions are TBA and will be sent out via BCC Broadcast once exhibition material is posted to our gallery website.
PORTRAITS OF WOMEN, 1974–2001
Roscoe Brown Student Center 211
March 7 – April 28
In honor of Women’s History Month, Bronx Community College and The Hall of Fame Art Gallery are pleased to present Ruth Bass: Portraits of Women, 1974–2001. A faculty member at BCC from 1965 to 2020, Ruth Gilbert Bass (1938–2021) was not only a valued educator, but also a curator, critic, and artist. The eighteen works on display span four decades, allowing viewers to appreciate not only the variety of sitters Bass portrayed throughout the years, but also to follow her stylistic development over time.
Works by Michael Paul Britto*
Michael Paul Britto’s interdisciplinary practice spans a broad scope of mediums from videos to digital photography, sculpture, collage, and performance. He has a BA from City College, NY. His past residencies include The New Museum, Smack Mellon, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, and LMCC. He has exhibited at El Museo del Barrio, The Studio Museum of Harlem, and The Kitchen in (NY) as well as internationally at The Zacheta National Gallery (Warsaw), and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London). Britto has been written about in the New York Times, Art In America, and The Brooklyn Rail. He is also a teaching artist and the co-founder of the “Young Men Of Color” film/video training program at Downtown Community Television in New York City. [from michaelpaulbritto.com]
Spring 2021 Student Show
The Hall of Fame Gallery invites you to the Spring 2021 Student Show online. Celebrate the hard work, talent, and creativity of BCC’s Digital Design and Studio Art students.
Works by Jessica Lagunas
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Hall of Fame Art Gallery will feature an online exhibition of works by New York-based Latinx artist Jessica Lagunas. Most of Lagunas’ work deals with the condition of women in contemporary society. Using a minimum of elements, she works with unconventional materials—makeup, hair, perfume—to approach projects that question women’s relationships with others and with themselves. She uses a variety of media, such as video-performance, installation, drawing, prints, artist books, embroidery, and weaving. From http://www.jessicalagunas.com/
November 2020 – Solitary Confinement: An Online Exhibition by Artist and Writer Beldan Sezen
Beldan Sezen is an artist and writer who roots her practice in image perception and the collective experience of (reading) spaces. Her practice takes a bold compassionate stand while being unafraid to challenge us in regard to gun violence, health care, current threads of social unrest and jingoism. Taking the form of graphic novels, artist’s books, drawing, essays and installations, her work is combined with a raw outspokenness and minimalistic style that sensitively adds a voice to the unspoken. [from beldansezen.com]
December 2020 – Fall 2020 Student Exhibition
- Black History Month: a selection of works from the collection of Marlene Grant
February 19 – March 19, reception on February 20, 2–4 pm.
- Women’s History Month: Mixed Media Work by Lina Puerta
- Spring 2020 Digital Arts Student Exhibition extended through October.
- Diversity in Public Art, September 21 – October 28,
Reception on October 21, 12–2 pm.
- Digital Arts Alumni Show, in celebration of CUNY Month
November 6 – 22, reception on November 15, 12–2 pm.
- Fall 2019 Digital Arts Student Exhibition
December 3 – 13, reception on December 9, 12–2 pm.