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Lena Hyun

Lena Hyun

Cultural Arts Center, Room 7112A


Lena Hyun teaches Art History courses and has led Art in London and Art in Paris study abroad programs for the RCC Art Department. She received curatorial and collections management training at the Diane Brown Gallery (SoHo, NY) and the Dia Art Foundation, NYC. In addition to advising and mentoring Art students, she curates and coordinates art exhibits and competitions for the SUNY shows at the SUNY Art Gallery and Rockefeller Institute both in Albany, NY; Gov. Cuomo’s office, Washington, D.C.; and the University of Albany Psychological Services Center, NY.


  • Museum Collections Management and Care Graduate Certificate, GWU, WA, D.C.
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, Curatorial and Studio, Independent Study programs
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, M.A. Art History
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. Art History

Select Exhibits

  • Curator/Coordinator, Journey Through Color, A photography exhibit by RCC Art student Ryan Pearlman, RCC Technology Center, Dec. 5 - Feb. 28, 2020.
  • Co-Curator, Sustained Investigations, a group exhibition of four established artists, Frances Barth, Cicely Cottingham, Joanne Howard and Kaare Rafoss, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, Sept. 10 – Oct. 11, 2019
  • Curator/Coordinator, SUNY Art at the Rockefeller Institute, Albany, NY, Inaugural show, a SUNY wide exhibit including RCC Art students and faculty, July 8, 2019– July 8, 2020
  • Curator, Student Art Exhibition Series, Fall, 2019, SUNY Plaza Art Gallery, Albany, NY
  • Coordinator, Women of an Uncertain Age: Indomitable Baby Boomers Challenging Cultural Norms: Joan Lobis Brown photography, Women’s History Month, Technology Center Rotunda, March, 2019
  • Curator, Beyond Selfie, Portraits by Fine Arts, Photography and Graphic Design alumni. Technology Center Rotunda, May, 2018 – Feb. 2019
  • Curator, Selections from the Student Art Collection, RCC Reading & Writing and Tutoring Centers, Fall, 2017 – present
  • Curator, Full Circle: Photography by RCC Alumni, an exhibit of photography by thirty-five alumni, Cultural Arts Center Atrium, May 2, 2017 – present
  • Liaise, Art in Public Places Committee of Rockland County Trilogy, A Sculpture in Three Parts by Stephen Antonakos a permanent neon installation, Cultural Arts Center Atrium, Rockland Community College, 2006 / redesign 2013

Select Publications

  • Robert Blackburn Biography, African American National Biography, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University and Oxford University Press, 2008
  • African-American Printmaking: 1838 to the Present, an exhibit of over seventy prints from public and private collections, including The Printmaking Workshop and Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Rockland Center for the Arts, W. Nyack, NY. 1995

Recent Accomplishments

  • Juror, BOCES Rockland, High School Art Competition hosted by Congresswoman Nita Lowey, May, 2019
  • Advisor, The RCC Art Club, “Club of the Year,” Outstanding Student Service Award, 2019
  • Center for Collaborative Online International Learning, COIL enhanced-module created with Prof. Angel Hector Hernandez Romero, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico, COIL Academy, Fall 2018