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Mario Naves, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Fine Arts, is an artist, critic, and teacher.
He has taught and lectured at institutions both local and nationwide, including the University of Utah where he was named a distinguished alumnus in 2010. He currently teaches at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn College, and Hofstra University.
His work is represented by Elizabeth Harris Gallery in Chelsea and has been exhibited at The National Academy, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, The Katonah Museum of Art, Sideshow Gallery, and Lesley Heller Gallery. Naves’s work has been written about in The New York Times, Art in America, The New York Sun, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, ArtCritical.com, Abstract Art Online, The 22 Magazine, and Two Coats of Paint.
Naves has been the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, The E.D. Foundation, the George Sugarman Foundation, the National Academy of Design, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and The City University of New York.
His writing has been published in Slate, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Sun, Smithsonian, ARTS Magazine, New Art Examiner, Tema Celeste, The New Criterion, and The New York Observer, where his column, "Currently Hanging," appeared on a weekly basis from 1999–2009.