MFA Socially-Engaged studio Art & 

MA Socially-Engaged Art Faculty

Graduate Program Director Daniel Tucker 
  • daniel tucker
Daniel works as an artist, writer and organizer developing documentaries, publications and events inspired by his interest in social movements and the people and places from which they emerge. His writings and lectures on the intersections of art and politics and his collaborative art projects have been published and presented widely. Tucker recently completed the feature-length video essay Future Perfect: Time Capsules in Reagan Country and curated the exhibition and event series Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements. He earned his MFA from University of Illinois at Chicago and BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is an Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director in Social and Studio Practices at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia -


  • asher barkley
Asher Barkley uses visual images, both digital and concrete, to explore the psychological effect of living in a space of removal created when our perception of reality is based on images of fabrication. Asher received his BFA in Painting from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, in 2002; and an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, in 2008. Asher has taught at the Tyler School of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts, and Moore College of Art and Design, all located in Philadelphia. Having shown extensively in Philadelphia and North Carolina, Asher has also exhibited work internationally at the Marche de la Poesie in Paris, France, and the International Experimental Film Festival Carbunari, in Baia Mare, Romania. 
  • jane golden
Jane Golden is the founder and executive director of Mural Arts Philadelphia (Mural Arts). Under the driving force of Golden’s direction, Mural Arts has created more than 3,800 works of public art through innovative collaborations with community-based organizations, city agencies, nonprofit organizations, schools, the private sector, and philanthropies. Golden has received numerous awards for her work, including the Philadelphia Award, the Visionary Woman Award from Moore College of Art, the 2012 Governor’s Award for Innovation in the Arts, an Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Award, and Philadelphia Magazine’s Trailblazer Award, among others. She has also co-authored two books about the murals in Philadelphia and co-edited a third, Mural Arts @ 30 (Temple University Press, 2014), published on the occasion of Mural Arts’ 30th anniversary.  In addition to numerous honorary degrees, Golden holds a Master of Fine Arts from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, and degrees in Fine Arts and Political Science from Stanford University. 
  • asuka goto
Asuka Goto received an MFA in Sculpture from Tyler School of Art and a BA and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from Brandeis University. She has participated in residencies at the Joan Mitchell Center, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (both the Workspace and Swing Space programs) and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She has received a NYFA Artists’ Fellowship in the category of Architecture / Environmental Structures / Design and was awarded the Jerome Foundation’s Travel and Study Grant to conduct research on nomadic homes in Mongolia. Her work was recently included in the BRIC Biennial, at both the BRIC House and the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. Goto grew up in Boston, MA and Yokosuka, Japan. She now lives in Brooklyn, NY and teaches Sculpture in the Foundation and Fine Arts Departments at Moore College of Art & D. 
  • Tienfong Ho
Tienfong Ho is a versatile art and film historian who studies spectatorship, public art and spatial politics, and representations of personal memory as they relate to official histories. She earned a Ph.D. in the History of Art from Bryn Mawr College and M.A. in Contemporary Art History, Theory, and Criticism from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Growing up among non-native English speakers, she is dedicated to issues of translation and dialogue and believe they are a condition of any instance of communication, including visual speech. At Tyler School of Art, Moore College of Art & Design, and the TriColleges, she has taught courses in documentary and Asian cinema, Western and non-Western art history, modern design history, and curatorial history. Prior to her career in college academics, she taught high school science. Her article entitled “Disasters and Rebuilding: Narratives of Resilience in a Post-3.11 World” is being published in the Journal of Urban History in the Spring of 2017. She is addicted to science fiction and martial arts films, and loves downloading movies and podcasts.
  • paul hubbard
Paul Hubbard’s work centers around object making across a broad spectrum of disciplines, processes and materials dictated and in service to an idea or concept which draw from physical and divine Architecture, Science,  Mythology and Alchemical philosophy. Hubbard’s work frequently investigates a sense of space, place and time and often morphs all aspects into one.  He lectures and shows regularly in the USA, Italy, and Hungary and is a member of the International Sculpture Center. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors and was invited by the Ministry of Culture for China to deliver keynote address at the Third Changchun China World sculpture conference in Changchun China. He taught for a number of years at Goldsmiths School of Art London and currently teaches in both the undergraduate Fine Arts department and MFA program at Moore.
  • Jacque Liu
Jacque Liu is a studio artist and an arts administrator. He was born in Taipei, Taiwan, received an M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art, a B.F.A. from Alfred University, and a Fulbright Scholarship to Berlin, Germany. He has exhibited widely, and is the recipient of numerous awards and grants. His work have been reviewed in The New York Times, Newsweek, National Public Radio, The Philadelphia Inquirer, the artblog, and elsewhere.  Currently, he works in Public Art for the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, where he facilitates Percent for Art opportunities. He is the co-founder of Takt Kunstprojektraum, a project space and residency in Berlin, Germany; and has been a member of the artist collectives, Vox Populi and Grizzly Grizzly, where he curated and led a number of creative programming initiatives.
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Theresa Rose is an artist and arts organizer who lives and works in her beloved hometown, Philadelphia, PA. She earned a BA in Art Education from Tyler School of Art, Temple University and MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia. As a visual artist, she works in media such as photo-collage, photography, video, and sculpture. Her work has been part of exhibitions at Philadelphia's Institute of Contemporary Art, Fleisher Art Memorial, The Print Center, Little Berlin, Crane Arts and the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. She is the founder of Philly Stake (2010-2016), a micro-granting dinner event that funded creative, community-engaged projects. Rose recently curated a public art project, “9th Street Stock Exchange” with Jon Rubin in collaboration with the Mural Arts Program and is currently consulting with the Reading Terminal Market on an ArtPlace planning initiative. She was formerly the Visual Arts Program Director at FringeArts, as well as Public Art Project Manager for 5 years at the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy. She is a practicing yogi.

Jennie Shanker is originally from New York and has lived and worked as an artist in Philadelphia since 1982. She has served as an exhibition consultant for Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, worked on multiple community revitalization projects in North Philadelphia with Mural Arts, and was a founding member of Philadelphia’s Vox Populi Gallery. In addition to Moore, she currently teaches at Tyler School of Art and the University of the Arts. Shanker’s recent project, The Marcellus Clay Experiment, has led her to an interest in developing work that examines contentious current events where reductive, ideological, and political stances have degraded the potential for important, nuanced discussions. Shanker is interested in generating space for access, information, dialogue, and understanding.

  • Walinsky
Shira Walinsky is a community based multi-disciplinary artist and teacher. Her murals can be seen throughout the city of Philadelphia. In 2012 she co- founded Southeastbyoutheast a community center for new refugees through Mural Arts Philadelphia. SoutheastbySoutheast uses arts and education to adjust new refugees to Philadelphia. Her work has also been shown at PAFA, Asian Arts Initiative and the ICA Philadelphia. Shira will be developing a project for Monument Lab in the fall of 2017. Shira currently co-teaches at Moore and the University of Pennsylvania with Mural Arts Program Director Jane Golden.
  • Wallis
Jonathan Wallis is an art historian who works at the intersection of socially engaged art, ethics and critical pedagogy. Publications on ethics include “Useful Partnerships: The Queens Museum and Immigrant Movement International,” in Museums and Public Art? (forthcoming), “The Marketing Frame: Online Corporate Communities and Artistic Intervention,” in Companion to Public Art, and “Behaving Badly: Animals and the Ethics of Participatory Art,” in Journal of Curatorial Studies. In 2015, he served as guest editor for a special double-issue of Art and the Public Sphere (Intellect Press) on ethics. Wallis is a member of Philly Stake, a collective organizing micro-granting dinner events that support creative, community projects in Philadelphia. Wallis earned his Ph.D. from the Tyler School of Art in 2004 and is Associate Professor of Art History and Curatorial Studies and the Penny and Bob Fox Distinguished Professor at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, PA.