Rowan University Art Gallery
About the Artist in Residence Program

The residency program in the Department of Art at Rowan University supports the artistic development of professional artist while advancing creative and artistic excellence within the Rowan community.

The Department of Art serves approximately 200 majors and employs 12 full‐time faculty. The curriculum includes courses in drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, graphic design, illustration, web design, video and animation, sculpture, metals/jewelry, ceramics, art education, and art history.

The mission of the Department of Art at Rowan University is to provide students an environment in which to explore self-expression and scholarship, build knowledge and acquire skills, and develop an understanding of how creativity is articulated through fine art and design.

The Artist in Residence Program complements this mission by providing students with an opportunity to observe an artist at work and to engage in dialogue with the artist through talks, demonstrations, and open studio visits. Rowan University Art Gallery works with the Department of Art to expand opportunities for artists to engage with the Rowan community by offering exhibition and programming opportunities to visiting artists.

Applications for the Artist in Residence Program are reviewed during the spring semester.

If you have questions regarding the Artist in Residence Program please contact Jillian Schley at


Artist in Residence 2017

Jay Walker is a multi-disciplinary artist creating tape installations, mixed media painting/drawings, and carved sculptures. He has had solo exhibits at the Abington Art Center (Abington, PA), James Oliver Gallery (Philadelphia), Gordon College (Wenham, MA) and the Crane Hall (Philadelphia). He has also been in group exhibits at Pentimenti Gallery (Philadelphia), DCCA (Wilmington, DE), Space 38|39 (New York, NY), and Baden-Wuerttemberg Arts & Cultural Center (Heidelberg, Germany). Walker has a B.F.A. from Texas A&M at Corpus Christi and a M.F.A. from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.


Past Artists in Residence

2016 - J. Pascoe

2015 - Jeanne Jaffe

2014 - Joseph Leroux


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