Name: Ms. Courtney Wrenn
Title: Visiting Lecturer of Art
Office Location: Steel Plant 05A
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2232
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Degrees Held:

Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Art

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Mount Royal School of Art


Bachelor of Science in Studio Art

New York University, Steinhardt School of Education,

Department of Art and Art Professions


Professor Wrenn creates large scale, original image photomontage fine art works assembled of cut and torn paper. Working with pseudonyms, her experimental projects have also included various architectural video projections, interactive walking tour theater programs in the East Williamsburg Industrial Park (Brooklyn), several immersive transformations of transitional real estate in the New York City area (chashama, et al, 2003-8), public installations at the former mid-town Donnell NYPL Library (chashama, 2010), and an outdoor public sculpture commission on Randall's Island ("Awakening Asylum" Flow.12, 2012).

Ms. "scrap" Wrenn has exhibited work in numerous group exhibitions nationally and internationally since 2002 (including shows at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and in Lecce, Italy), participating in recent Artists' Residencies including: Arts@Renaissance Studio Grant (Brooklyn, 2012), Studio Art Fellowship at the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts (Ithaca, NY, 2013), Fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT, 2013), and Soaring Gardens Artists' Retreat Scholarship (PA, 2015). Recently showing in Hudson, NY at the John Davis Gallery (March 2016), she is making new work for a second solo show in summer 2018.


Awards & Honors:

Hemera Foundation "Tending Space" Fellowship, 2014

Bronx Museum "Artist in Marketplace" Program, 2011

Graduate Student Commencement Speaker, MICA, 2008

Mount Royal Graduate Fellowship Award, MICA 2006-2008

Arch Award (Service Honors), NYU 2002

Founder's Award (Academic Honors), NYU, 2002

Steinhardt School of Education, Baccalaureate Ceremony Speaker, NYU, 2002

Steinhardt School of Education, Dean's Travel Colloquium, NYU, 2000-2001

Steinhardt School of Education, University Scholars Program, NYU, 1998-2002


Luminosity, 2015 (treatise on research undertaken as a Hemera Foundation "Tending Space" Fellow)

Spröde Schönheit, 2012 (original photo book, Berlin)

Culture and Cosmos, 2012 (essay in collected proceedings of the INSAPVII Conference, UK, 2010)

Cristovive, 2011 (original photo book, Dominican Republic)

Infinite Instances, 2011 (essay in collected proceedings of the Archetime Conference, NY, 2009)

Subtle London, 2010 (original photo book, London)

Bushwick Biennial Catalogue, 2009 (essay in NURTUREart publication, 2009)

Between List Lines, 2009 (original photo book, New York)


Solo Exhibitions:

2016 - "Fall in to Whole," John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

2010 - "Color Conflagrations: sean wrenn," chashama's 20 W53rd St. Donnell Library Center, NY, NY 

2009 - "palimpsest paved," Anita’s Way, Chashama at W42nd/43rd, Bway & 6th, NY, NY 

2008 - "hiding inside oneself," how we dwell project space, Baltimore, MD 

2006 - "land of make believe and associated braneworlds," Chashama at 208 W37th St., NY, NY

2005 - "on the way," 234 W. 42nd St. Chashama Window Exhibit (installation), NY, NY 

2004 - "visions of excess: visions of void," TIXE Gallery (113W42nd St., Chashama Space), NY, NY

Research Interests:
  • Visual and Digital Culture
  • Interactive Media Arts
  • Contemplative Photography
  • Cognitive Philosophy
  • Astronomical Imaging
  • Environmental Sustainability
Conferences & Workshops:

Director, "Art∞Earth∞Spirit" Residency Programs

chaNorth, Pine Plains, NY, June - September 2015


Instructor, Exhibition Studio Art Workshop, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY

"Industrial Sublime: Modernism and the Transformation of New York’s Rivers,

1900-1940," November 2013


Exhibitor, Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena VII

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, UK, October 2010


Presenter, ArcheTime: Cross-Disciplinary Conference

The Tank (non-profit arts center), NYC, June 2009