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 Department after a long career as chairperson and faculty member of the nationally recognized Fine Arts Department at St. Francis Preparatory School in Queens, New York.
Antinori 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.
Antinori 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.
M.F.A. in Visual Art - Vermont College, Union Institute and University
M.A. Art - California State University, Sacramento, California
B.A. Art - Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California
A.A. Humanities - San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, California
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 at 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
M.F.A. - University of Connecticut
B.F.A. - 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. She teaches Art Education, History of Western Art, East Asian Art History, Studio Art and has 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 (New York), Columbia University (New York), University of Connecticut (Connecticut), Southern Ct State University (Connecticut), Northeast Missouri State University (Missouri), Ceres Gallery (New York), Steinbaum Krauss Gallery (New York), Phoenix Gallery (New York), Exit Art (New York), New World Art Center (New York), Chrysler Museum (Virginia), Springfield Museum of Fine Arts (Massachusetts ), Berkshire Museum (Massachusetts ), Slater Museum (Connecticut), Discovery Museum (Connecticut), Mattatuck Museum (Connecticut), Yale University, Clemson University (South Carolina), Austin Peay State University (Tennessee) and other locations.
M.F.A. Interdisciplinary Arts - Goddard College
M.S. Ed. Secondary Education - Dowling College
B.A. Visual Arts - Dowling College
Margaret DeLima is a sculptor, trained in clay and working in paper. With nearly weightless paper, she deconstructs heavy matters. DeLima 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.
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 University of North Carolina -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.