Judith Simonian


Judith Simonian, B.A. and M.A. California State University. Simonian exhibits her paintings in solo and group exhibitions in NY, throughout the United States and Internationally. She is a recipient of a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship and has received other grants and residency fellowships from Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, NEA, Yaddo, MacDowell, Blue Mountain Center, Dora Maar House in France,  BAU Institute Cassis, France and Fundación Valparaíso in Spain. She has taught in California at Otis/Parsons, Claremont Graduate School, University of California at Long Beach and St. Michael's College in Vermont.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.