Ceaphas Stubbs


Ceaphas Stubbs




2013                  University of Pennsylvania (UPENN); Masters in Fine Arts; Interdisciplinary

              Certificate in Time-Based & Interactive Media

2012                  Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture; Residency

2011                  Rutgers University; Bachelor of Art; Visual Arts

              Painting Concentration


2017-18             The Rutgers Paul Robeson Galler Artist-in-Residence at Express Newark, Newark, NJ, September 2017 — April 2018

2017-18             New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Immigrant Artist Mentorship Program (Mentor for Polish visual artist Agnes Deja)

2017                  The Creative Capital Professional Development Program, Newark, NJ, March — July 2017

                          Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) Residency Program, Jamaica, NY, February — March 2017           

2016                  Silicon-Fine Art Print Award, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

                          Semifinalist, 90th Annual International Competition, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

                          Louise Clements’ Juror’s Honorable Mention, FAUX Exhibition, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

2015                  Cover Artist, EXPOSE Magazine, February issue

2014                  American Society of Media Photographers, Educator Associate, NJ Chapter

              Loft 954 Gallery Represented Artist, Brooklyn, NY

2013—14          Reginald Ingraham Gallery Represented Artist, Culver City, CA

2013                  Annual Photography Salon Competition, 1st Runner-Up, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  The Christopher Leland Lyon Memorial Fund Award

2011—13           Dean’s Diversity Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania,

2012                  The Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture Matching UPENN Fellowship

  Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Arts Fellowship Nominee


2019—                Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography/ Year 3 Coordinator

Present              Core Studio 3, Photo Topics,

                            Parsons New School of Design, NY

                           Taught junior-year students Video equipment, methods, and theories for moving image practices, and apply critical thinking within Core Studio 3. 

                           Taught students the critical concepts and theories present within contemporary Photography practices within Photo Topics.

                           Year 3 Coordinator duties include: Search Committee for full-time Lab Technician, Develop teaching guides and learning outcomes for Adjunct                                  Faculty, Observe and evaluate Adjunct faculty classroom instruction, Coordinated and advertised the Year 3 Video Screening

2014—                Adjunct Professor, Digital Production: Photoshop & Storyboard,

Present              Brookdale Community College, NJ.

                            Instilling students with technological versatility in Photoshop including graphic design, storyboarding, compositing, and basic animation.  

2019                   Adjunct Professor, Video Effects,

Fall                     The College of New Jeresey, NJ

                           Taught 400-level After Effects course that combined 2D, 3D, and sound design programs and methods with video editing, compositing, and                                      soundscapes to produce dynamic media. Students’ personal research and exploration was highly prioritized.

2018—19            Foundations Coordinator for the Art & Design Department,

                           Montclair State University, NJ

                           Supervised supplies and budget oversight, hired and scheduled adjunct faculty for Foundation classes, hired and staffed student workers for the

                            various computer labs on campus, scheduling open lab hours, and developed the instructor/course schedules for the following semester

                           Adjunct Professor,  Process and Media III:  Time, 

                           Montclair State University, NJ

                           Taught students how to investigate concepts of sequencing, duration, performance, and narrative through still- and time-based processes

                           Adjunct Professor,  Digital Literacy

                           Montclair State University, NJ

                           Taught students Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, and After Effects to develop and instill technological versatility. Students evaluate,                                  design, and deliver visual communication, while building upon technical skills from preceding foundation courses.

2018                   Adjunct Professor, Animation for Mobile Media,

Spring                Montclair State University, NJ.

                            Teach students Adobe After Effects in depth to create 2D animations, as well as footage correction and editing, compositing, special effects, 3D                              workspaces, and character design.

                            Adjunct Professor, Intro to Digital Media,

                            The College of New Jersey, NJ.

                            Teach students a broad range of contemporary tools and techniques for constructing digital media, including still images, websites, sound, and                                video, as well as their cultural context.

2017                    Adjunct Professor, Intro to Cinematography,

Fall                      The College of New Jersey, NJ.

                            Provide students with a firm technical and historical foundation for visual storytelling and cinematography. Also teach students Adode Premiere                                and After Effects for video editing, sequencing, and corrections.

                            Adjunct Professor, 2D Animation,

                            The College of New Jersey, NJ.

                            Taught students After Effects to gain an understanding of the principles of animation, and developed skill sets in 2D composition, design, and                                   movement cycles.  The second half of the course focused on individual project development employing core principles in a body of work

2016— 17           Adjunct Professor, Digital Painting I, 

                            Brookdale Community College, NJ.

                            Taught students a introductory-level Digital Painting course providing the theory, history, and application of computers for drawing and painting                                 techniques

2015—16             Visiting Assistant Professor,

                             Photography I, Photography II, and Advanced Digital Imaging,

                             Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA.

                            Responsible for teaching a broad range of traditional, digital, and experimental photographic methods. Facilitated the department’s darkroom                                   and digital lab, maintains office hours and the photo equipment cage, participates in department and college-wide meetings.

2014                     Instructor, Studio Lighting & Still Life Photography,

                             Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, NJ.

                             Taught adult students a curriculum that focuses on learning tungsten and strobe lighting techniques to photograph still life and product                                              advertisement scenarios.

2014                      Instructor, Experimental Methods in Photography,

Fall                       Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, NJ.

                             Taught students alternative contemporary photographic processes using unconventional materials and techniques such as: scanograms,                                         motion blur, time-lapse photography, and stop motion animation using Adobe Bridge. In addition, students created 3D images in Photoshop,                                    experimented with photo print on fabric, and made photo-sculptures with Epson prints

2011—13              Teaching Assistantship,

                              Introduction to Photography, Digital Photography, and Video II.

                              University of Pennsylvania, PA.

                             Assisted with mixing B&W chemistry, checking silver recovery, and communicating darkroom chemistry conditions with faculty and staff. Taught                               video camera mechanics and Final Cut Pro 7 workflow. Led workshops on green screen techniques, operating DSLR and analogue cameras,                                 creating workflow in Adobe Bridge and Photoshop, darkroom chemical processing and photo printing. Assisted students with file management,                               Epson 9800 printing, and film processing

2010                     Instructor, Video Editing and Digital Photography,

                             Rutgers Quest Scholars Pre-College Summer Program, NJ.

                             Instructed Digital Photography classes for rising 8th and 9th graders during a six-week summer program. Developed various thematic lesson                                   plans focusing on portraitures, landscapes, abstraction, etc.



2018                     Phantom Limb, Paul Robeson Galleries, Newark, NJ, May 17th—August 2nd 

2017                     First Friday Residency Series (two-person exhibit with visual artist Ify Chiehjina), Jamaica, NY, co-curator, March 3rd—31st 

2014                     Material Disruption: Iteration II, Art Factory, Paterson, NJ, curated by Artspace Mammoth, June 13—July 16

    …Between…, Unframed Gallery, Online Exhibition, curated by Jean Wilkey and Ceaphas Stubbs, April 1—May 1 2014

    …And Everything Will Be Created Here…, Reginald Ingraham Gallery, Culver City, CA, curated by Reginald Ingraham, March 1st—April 12th


2019                    For Your Benefit, FiveMyles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Hanne Tierney, April 27th—May 19th  

2018                    Well-Hung, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ, curated by Jo-El Lopez, Febraury 10th—March 16th

2017                    Photography NOW 2017, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY curated by William Ewing, November 4th—January 14th

                            Reflective Pool, The Cluster Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Heather Zises, September 2nd—30th

                            Guilty Pleasure 120, Bell-Ans Center of Creative Arts, Orangeburge, NY, curated by Lynn Stein, August 5th—September 10th

                            Leave a Message, Slayer Gallery, VA, curated by Lindsay Coffman and Maria Joranko, May 1st—31st

2016                    FiveMyles Benefit FiveMyles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Hanne Tierney, October 23rd

                            Abstract Mind:  The International Exhibition on Abstract Art, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA) Museum, 

                            Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, curated by CICA, June 3rd—26th 

                            The 90th Annual International Competition, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA, curated by Alex Klein and Mungo Thomson, May 1st  

                            FAUX Exhibition,  The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, curated by Louis Clements, April 1st—30th                    

                            Visual Griot, Atrium Gallery, Morristown, NJ, curated by Charles, Victoria, and Lauren Craig, January 29th—March 16th

2015                    Art Faculty Show, Lycoming College Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA, December 4th 2015—January 29th 2016

                            Molting, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ, curated by Jacob Mandel, Alex Scott Cumming, and Kayla Carucci, October 7th—December 19th

                            Viewpoints 2015, Aljira Cneter for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ, curated by Jeffrey Wechsler, June 4th—July 1st

                            Ancient Rhythms Remixed, Atrium Gallery, Morristown, NJ, curated by Charles, Victoria, and Lauren Craig, January 20th—March 15th                              

                            Art Alliance Invitational Faculty Show, Art Alliance, Red Bank, NK, curated by Colleen Lineberry, January 7th—February 4th

2014                     FiveMyles Benefit Auction, FiveMyles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Hanne Tierney, October 26th

   2014 MFA Competition, First Street Gallery, Chelsea, NY, curated by Asya Geisberg, July 25—August 15

   Material Disruption, Loft 594, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Margaret Coleman, March 28—April 6

   for Marian, FiveMyles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Matt Freedman and Hanne Tierney, March 1st—30th

   Your Crown Has Been Bought and Paid For, Atrium Gallery,  Morristown, NJ, curated by Victoria Craig, January 20th—March 14th

              2013                  Annual Photography Salon Competition, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Shawn James, October 4th—8th

   The Story of the Creative, See.Me Exhibition Space, Long Island City, NY, curated by Team See, July 25th—September 25th

    Egregious Errors of Splendor, SOLO(s) Project House, Newark, NJ, curated by Lauren Craig, June 14th—28th

    2013 University of Pennsylania Thesis Exhibition, Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Alex Klein and Christian Siekmeier, 

    June 8th—22nd

    Studio Istanbul, Charles Addams Fine Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, curated by Gabriel Martinez and Nancy Davenport, May 17th—July 5th

    Generation Next, Atrium Gallery, Morristown, NJ, curated by Charles, Victoria, and Lauren Craig, January 25th—March 22nd

               2012                 WORKS, The Eponymy Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Amani Olu, September 12th 2012—August 31st

     I Don’t Question the Things You Do Anymore, Philadelphia, PA, co-curator, September 14th—27th

     PennDesign MFA Class of 2013: Safeword, Philadelphia, PA, co-curator, February 3rd—16th

  2011                    Siddartha—After Herman Hesse, Philadelphia, PA,co-curator, November 4th—27th

     Colab Arts Presents: Still Segues, Colab Arts Center, New Brunswick, NJ,curated by Theresa Francisco and Skyla Pojednic, 

     April 1st —May 1st

     Art in the Atrium Presents: Memories of Russell, Morristown, NJ, curated by Charles and Victoria Craig, January 25th—March 22nd

  2010                   Exposure Photography Show, New Brunswick, NJ, curated by Mary Kate Riecks, November

     Mason Gross Fall 2010 BA/BFA Art Exhibition “Water Show”, curated by Paul Moakley, November

     Center for the Public Trust (CPT) Annual Auction, San Antonio, TX, curated by Anita Holt, October

     Among Those Lines, Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ, May

     Exposure Photography Show, New Brunswick, NJ, curated by Catherine Trestini, April

     Heroes and Muses, New Brunswick, NJ, co-curator, December

  2009                    Mason Gross Fall 2009 BA/ BFA Art Exhibition, New Brunswick, NJ, curated by Paul Moakley, October 

     New Brunswick: Transit Village, New Brunswick, NJ,co-curator, September

     Space, Colab Arts Center, New Brunswick, NJ, curated by Catherine Trestini, June


  2018                    CEAPHAS STUBBS:  Phantom Limb, Nico Wheadon, The Brooklyn Rail, July 11th

                              Ceaphas Stubbs's Phantom Limb at Paul Robeson Galleries, Rachel Wagner, Brick City Live, July 1st

  2017                    Lindsay Coffman and Maria Joranko, Interview, Slayer Gallery, June 1st                              

  2016                    Gambling the Aisles, August 2016, Issue 10, pg. 31

  2015                    Paint Pulse Magazine, August 2015, Issue No. 3

                              PRISM Photo Magazine, 2nd Quarter, Issue No. 20, pages 78—87

                              Expose Magazine, February Issue

                              AGAVE Magazine, January 2015 Issue No. 3, pg. 30

  2014                    SPACE/ LAUNCH, Skowhegan Alliance, December 13th                            

                              Artists to Look Out For, Starry Night Catalogue, September Issue

                              For Marian, Anna Tome, The Brooklyn Rail, April 2nd

      For Marian, Michael Britto, The New York Times, March 28th 2013 CRED Magazine, Featured Artist, March 2013 Issue 3

  2012                    CRED Magazine Cover Artist, January 2012 Issue 1


  2016                     Juror for Photography as Social Conscience:  Impassioned Portrayals of Race in the United States, The Lore Degenstein Gallery of   

                               Susquehanna University, Selinsgroves, PA (Forthcoming)

                               Jury for Lycoming College's 9th Annual Student Film Video Festival, Williamsport, PA, April 2nd

                               Antonelli Institue Portfolio Reviewer,  Antonelli Institute, Erdenheim, PA, March 10th
                               Epson 7900 Printing File Management, Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA, February 15th
  2015                     High School Student Portfolio Reviewer, Pajama Factory, Williamsport, PA, September 26th
                               Antonelli Institue Portfolio Reviewer,  Antonelli Institute, Erdenheim, PA, March 11th

  2014                     Pints & Pixels Artist Talk, American Society of Media Photographers, Cranford, NJ, July 21st

  2013                     Lightning ICA Lecture Series, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, April 4th

     Artist Talk, SALT Institute, Beyoğlu District, Istanbul, Turkey, March 4th

  2012                    Participant Slide Marathon, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Maine, June 16th


  2014                    Event Photographer, Rutgers Business School, MAccy Meet & Greet, The Newark Club, Newark, NJ.

  2013—14            Editor and Jewelry Retoucher, Filagrana by Zani Manhattan, NY.

  2013                    Editorial and Still Life Photographer and Retoucher, SOBEK, Saks Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, NY.

      Editorial Photographer, The Environment New Jersey Press Conference, Jersey City, NJ.

      Editorial Photographer, The Environment New Jersey Global Warming Pollution Conference, Jersey City, NJ.

      Event Photographer, Rutgers Business School, MAccy Meet & Greet, The Newark Club, Newark, NJ.

  2012—13             Staff Photographer, The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA,

  2012                     Videographer and Editor, Chitra’s Business Check-In Huffington Post.

       Sports Photographer, WMBA Playoff, NY Liberty vs. Tulsa Shocks, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ.

  2011                     Event Photographer and Editor, The Urban Entrepreneurship Summit hosted by the Rutgers Business School 

       and the White House,Newark, NJ.

       Event Photographer and Editor, Eighth Annual Management Faculty of Color Association (MFCA) Conference 

       hosted by the Rutgers Business School, Newark, NJ.

  2010                     Event Photographer and Editor, Rutgers Business School Class of 2010 Commencement Ceremony, Newark, NJ.


Curriculum development, Classroom organization, Student advising, Freelance client consultation experience, Highly proficient in Bridge, Lightroom, Photoshop, and After Effects CS2—CS6, Knowledge of Illustrator  CS5—CS6,  Digital and film photography, Digital photography file management, Medium-format TRL cameras, Large-format cameras, Knowledge of Epson 7900/ 9800 file management and printing,  Collage material scanning & digital archiving, Tungsten lighting equipment, Proper green/blue screen setups and lighting, Final Cut Pro 7