A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

Gabriel Chalfin-Piney (MAAAP '20)


Gabriel Chalfin-Piney is a performance curator and artist, with a background in exhibition-making for artists and nonprofits. He received his B.A. in Art History from SUNY New Paltz. Previously, he worked for Byrdcliffe Art Colony, Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College, and for the artist Rimer Cardillo. His most recent curatorial projects include collaboratively designing the public art exhibition New Monuments for New Cities on the 606 in Chicago, and staging Aida Ramirez's ongoing performance series Up and Leave across the Chicago Park District. His performance art practice pulls from oral history, family-meal-style eating, and meditation techniques to create a unique space that fully considers the audience and their participation in the creation of new work. His most recent performance was staged at Mana Contemporary in Chicago.