Faculty and Staff
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P.D. Administration/Supervision - Queens College of CUNY
M.S. Communications Design - Pratt Institute
B.A. Fine Arts/Fine Arts Education - Queens College of CUNY
Additional accredited programs in: Illustration at Parsons School of Design; Computer Graphics, Cinema History, Animation and Film Production at the School of Visual Arts
Professor Leonard Antinori comes to Molloy's Art Dept. after a long career as Chairperson and faculty member of the nationally recognized Fine Arts Dept. at St. Francis Preparatory School in Queens, New York.
Leonard has exhibited his Fine Arts drawings and paintings in various solo and group shows including the The International Center and the Ridge Street Gallery in Manhattan and the Front Street Gallery in Greenport, New York. He continues to do freelance Illustration and Graphic Design with clients including The New York Daily News, Publisher's Weekly, McGraw-Hill Publications, The American Lawyer, The National Catholic Reporter, Dance Theater Workshop and Citibank/Citicorp, N.A.
Leonard possesses New York State Permanent Art Teaching (K-12) Certification, School Administrator/Supervision (SAS) Certification and School District Administrator (SDA) Certification and is the recipient of the St. Francis Preparatory School Franciscan Spirit (1999) Award, the Educational Excellence (2006) Award and the New York State 11th District, Northern Queens, Outstanding Teaching (2007) Award.
Full Time Faculty
M.F.A. in Visual Art - Vermont College, Union Institute & University
M.A. Art - California State University, Sacramento, CA
B.A. Art - Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
A.A. Humanities - San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA
Born in Stockton, California, Don Hazlitt was educated at San Joaquin Delta College, Sonoma State College, and California State University. Hazlitt exhibited at the Whitney Biennial in 1975, and he has had solo exhibitions at the Musée de Toulon in France, the Rosa Esman and Andre Zarre galleries in New York, and Galerie Pierre Huber in Geneva. His work is in the collections of the Butler Art Institute, Yale University Art Gallery, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Hazlitt is professor and chair of the M.F.A. program at Molloy College. Hazlitt's work explores the borders between painting, collage, and sculpture; he has painted on shaped surfaces and integrated relief elements into his paintings.
Ph. D. - New York University
M.A. - University of Mississippi
B.A. - Queens College
Hwa Young Caruso
Ph. D. - Columbia University, Teachers College
MFA - University of Connecticut
BFA - Ewha Womans University
Dr. Hwa Young Choi Caruso was born and educated in Seoul, South Korea. She received a doctorate at Teachers College Columbia University, completed a MFA at the University of Connecticut and a BFA at Ewha Womans University in Korea. Dr. Caruso is Associate Professor of Art at Molloy College, New York. She teaches Art Education, History of Western Art, East Asian Art History, Studio Art and taught at the University of Connecticut, and Western Connecticut State University. Dr. Caruso lectured about art education, art history, critical art theory, studio art practice, and cultural diversity at Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University, Rutgers University, CUNY York College, State University of New York at New Paltz, Central CT State University, Seton Hall University, Southern CT State University, Molloy College and NAEA National Art Education Association. She is Art Review Editor and published book chapters, articles and Art Reviews in The Journal of Aesthetic Education, The International Journal of Multicultural Education, the Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education, and Dissertation Monograph 2 Columbia University. In addition, Dr. Caruso had solo and group exhibitions at SOHO20 Gallery (NY), Columbia University (NY), University of Connecticut (CT), Southern Ct State University (CT), Northeast Missouri State University (MO), Ceres Gallery (NY), Steinbaum Krauss Gallery (NY), Phoenix Gallery (NY), Exit Art (NY), New World Art Center (NY), Chrysler Museum (VA), Springfield Museum of Fine Arts (MA), Berkshire Museum (MA), Slater Museum (CT), Discovery Museum (CT), Mattatuck Museum (CT),Yale University, Clemson University (SC), Austin Peay State University (TN), and other locations.
M.F.A. Masters in Photography and Video - The School of Visual Arts, New York
B.A. New York University
M.F.A. Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College
M.S. Ed. Secondary Education, Dowling College
B.A. Visual Arts, Dowling College
Margaret DeLima a sculptor, trained in clay and working in paper. With nearly weightless paper, She deconstructs heavy matters. She creates intimate works that examine her relationship with space. She situates miniature figures alone, in two-dimensional environments or with readymade objects to narrate autobiographical moments. She is an illustrator, translating the words of others into unique images. The language of classic and contemporary writers inspires her. Margaret approaches watercolor painting like it is sculpture: she embraces the physicality of flowing paint and mark making, while using nature's found objects to activate the surface with textures. She is an interdisciplinary artist, trained in teaching but working in relationships. She is a lifelong learner, building meaning with every life interaction. She is curious about our common experiences and our unique understandings. She remembers and reveals stories to remind you of your own.
Betty Ann Derbentli
M.A. Art History - SUNY at Albany
M.L.S. - St. John's University
Ms. Derbentli is part of the adjunct faculty and teaches classes in Western and Non Western Art History. She holds a Masters of Art in Art History from SUNY at Albany and a Masters of Library Science from St. John's University finished in 2007. She received the New York State IMLS Scholarship and Special Libraries Award for Diversity Leadership Development (2006). She has worked as a Curator of Visual Resources at Dowling College and has taught courses in Western and Non Western Art. Art Presentations and Lectures in the areas of Non Western art are given to libraries and cultural centers on Long Island and New York City. There is a guided tour of Western And Non Western art at the Metropolitan Muesum of Art given to her students enrolled in her classes each semester. Ms. Derbentli has taught Art Appreciation and Art History classes to K-6 and secondary level classes at St. Andrews Episcopal School, Oceanside New York from 1984-1996.Presently, she works with the slide collection at Molly College and creates image collections for Non-Western and Modern Art classes. She enjoys making pen and ink drawings and did exhibit her at work at the Dowling Gallery, Oakdale New York. She has lived in Germany and Greece and has traveled in Europe. There will be a forthcoming book entitled "Epic Art Beyond the West" with Xlibris Publishers.
M.A. in Art History - UNC-Chapel Hill
B.A. in Art History - Boston University
Christine Chimienti earned a B.A. in Art History from Boston University and a M.A. in Art History from UNC-Chapel Hill. The title of her thesis was "The Rossano Parables: Ritual and Sacrament as Allegory in the Byzantine Tradition". After moving back to Long Island, where she was born and raised, Christine worked as the gallery director at a Manhattan art and antiques gallery specializing in Asian crafts. In 2009, she began working for the Enrollment Management team at Molloy College and shortly thereafter began to teach Art History part-time.