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Anita Allyn

Lens-Based Art, Department Chair

As an interdisciplinary artist Allyn’s works combine photography, video, animation and print. Her work is compelled by media culture and its numerous manipulations and permutations. Her approach to media investigates temporality, cultural memory and engages the media landscape through a myriad of strategies and codifying systems.

Anita Allyn is Associate Professor of Art at The College of New Jersey where she has taught since 1999. She has a MFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and a BFA from The Kansas City Art Institute. She was awarded a student scholarship to study in Aix-en-Provence, France and has studied abroad at Brighton Polytechnic, England.

Her photography and installation works have been exhibited at such venues as The Tate Modern, London, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia, International Photography Biennial, Columbia, South America as well as local venues at the University of Pennsylvania, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, Art Institute of Boston, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her single channel video screenings have included The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pioneer Theater in New York, Director’s Lounge, Berlin Germany, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Elements Museum of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China and the Israeli Center for the Arts.

Anita Allyn was born in Edinburgh and lives and works in Philadelphia.

Courses taught:

  • Video Art, Digital Photography, and the senior capstone classes, Theory and Practice and Thesis Project, Digital Arts: Time Based, and Looking At Women: Representations, Feminisms  & Film

Office: AIMM 304
Phone: (609) 771-2077