Marymount Manhattan

Department of
Art & Art History

Millie Falcaro

Associate Professor of Art

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Millie Falcaro joined the Art Department faculty in 2001. Professor Falcaro earned her B.A. from Empire State College before earning her M.F.A. from University of Hartford with a thesis exhibition entitled Nature: Re-exposed, and completing the four year academic course requirement from the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis. Her creative interests fall at the intersection of the disciplines of psychology, writing, and photography. Her work is located in the function of memory, intuition, and chance in the art making process. She is the coordinator the Photography Program, a concentration in the Art major, and has initiated MMC’s partnership with The International Center of Photography.

In June 2010, she was invited to be a guest professor by the English Department at the Karl-Franzen-University of Graz in Austria. Her course, “The Conversation between Poetry and the Visual Arts,” was offered in June 2010 through The Centre of Intermediality Studies as an interdisciplinary seminar to both undergraduates and graduate students.

Previous to her appointment at Marymount Manhattan College, she taught at The Fashion Institute of Technology. Her work is exhibited and collected both domestically and abroad.


Associate Professor of Art


Art & Art History





B.A., Empire State College, State University of New York
M.F.A., University of Hartford
M.F.A., Creative Writing: Poetry Concentration, The City College of New York 

Recent Work

Faculty-Student Collaborations
Mentored five graduating photography majors through completion of Spring 2010 Senior Art Exhibitions: “Celluloid.” Jenna Gard. Mar. 1-14, 2010. “This Is How We Mend.” Elizabeth Green. Mar. 14-24, 2010. Elizabeth DeLeo. “America, I’m Addressing You.” Jessica Merkel.  “Common Gound.” Apr. 19-29, 2010. Jesse Lindmar. “A Crippling Fear of Nothing.” May 16-26, 2010.
Co-curated & mentored 15 junior art students in the second annual exhibition entitled, “Junior Show!” Black and White Galleries, Hewitt Gallery of Art, Marymount Manhattan College. Feb. 1-12, 2010.
Supervised Internship Placements
Cassandra Tannenbaum, ’12. Photography major. Internship in the Photography Department at National Geographic Traveler Magazine.

Solo Exhibitions
“Dream Boxes.”  Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY. October 6-31, 2009.

Group Exhibitions
“Photogenic.” Camel Arts Space. May 8-30, 2010.
“Small Works.” Boltax Gallery. September 4-October 4, 2009.
“Artrageous!” The National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY. July 2-August 18, 2009.
Vernissage. June Bateman Fine Art. New York, NY. June 3, 2009.

Published Photographs
“Daisies.” Avocet 13.4 . Cover photograph. Summer 2010
“Hydrangea.” Photographic image featured in  Sex and the City II. May 2010.
“Maple Pods.” Avocet 13.3: Cover photograph. Spring 2010.
“Hydrangea,” “Whisks,” and “Kitchen Tools.” It’s Complicated. March 2010.
“Winter Branches.” Avocet 13.2 : Cover photograph. Winter 2010.
“Yellow Daisies Diptych.” Photographic images featured in  The Bounty Hunter. March 2010.
“Cosmos Diptych” and “Red Rose Diptych.” Photographic images featured in Did you hear About the Morgans? December 2009.
“Maple Leaf.” Avocet 12.5 : Cover photograph. Fall 2009.
“Double Gerbera.” “Yellow Eucalyptus.” World-wide license to Samsung mobile phone products. September 2009.
“ Multiple Views.” Critical Engagements 3.2: A Journal of Criticism and Theory: Cover and back cover photographs. Autumn/Winter 2009.
“Maple Leaf.” Avocet 12.5 : Cover photograph. Fall 2009.
“Two Butterflies.” Avocet 12.4 : Cover photograph. Summer 2009.
“Dropper Bottle.” Web Editorial. Summer 2009.

Published Poems
“Lost.” Etchings Magazine. Winter 2009.
“Box Turtle.” Darkling MMIX. Fall 2009.

Faculty Collaborations
With Hallie Cohen and Richard Tietze.  Psychology, Art and Art Therapy: A Seminar and Discussion “Jung’s Red Book.” with psychology and art students. April 6, 2010.
With Hallie Cohen and Susan Ach, facilitated an Art Internships Workshop.  March 22, 2010.




With Elizabeth Healy, Teacher of English—La Guardia High School for the Performing Arts. Our Mutual Estate 2010: Bridging the Gap Between High School and What’s Next. “Using the Arts To Stimulate and Improve Writing.” May, 25, 2010.
With Katie Lebesco, Peter Naccarato, Sejal Shah, “The Omnivore’s Dilemma: Faculty/Student Panel.” Freshman Orientation. September 4, 2009.
Artist Talk: “Contemporary Photograms.” Women’s Leadership Initiative. Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.  June Bateman Fine Art, New York, NY.  June 3, 2009.
“Art Slam.”  Tompkins Square Library, New York, NY.  January 28, 2009.


Supervised Independent Study

Elizabeth Green,’10 (Photography major). Explored her interest in experimental photography by constructing a pinhole camera and creating a portfolio of nature based color images.  Summer 2010.

Jessica Merkel, ’11 (Photography major).  Combined her interest in religion as an agent to facilitate mutual understanding between multiple-cultures and produced a series of documentary style environmental portraits. Spring 2010.

Jessie Lindmar, ’10.(Photography major). Produced a portfolio of portraits in the contemporary alternative music scene. Fall 2009.

Professional Experience

College Service

Coordinator, The International Center of Photography, 2004-present.
Member, Campus Security Committee.  2009-present.
Member, Middle States Subcommittee.  2009-present.
Member, Search Committee Director, Study Abroad.  June 2009.
Member, Ad Hoc Public Speaking Committee. 2009-2010.
Faculty Co-advisor (with Adrienne Bell), Artfusion. 2007-2010.
Faculty Advisor, The Photography Club.  2009-present.
Member, General Education Steering Committee.  2006-present.
Chair, General Education Sub-committee: Cultural Perspectives. 2009-2010.
Faculty Co-Advisor, The Marymount Review.  2005-present.
Member, Teacher Education Committee.  2005-present.
Member, Enrollment Management Committee. 2003-present.
Member, Hewitt Art Gallery Selection Committee. 2002-present.
Recruiter, Art Department 2002-present.


Other Professional Activities

Invited Visiting Professor, The Centre for Intermediality Studies, Karl-Frazen- University Graz. The “Conversation between Poetry and The Visual Arts.”  Graz, Austria. June 2010.
Led a tour of Chelsea galleries and Antony Gormley’s “Event Horizon” in Madison Square Park as a fundraiser for The National Association of Women Artists..April 17, 2010. 
Attended “Fostering A Campus Culture of Assessment.” Middle States Commission on Higher Education.  Pace University.  New York, New York. April 15, 2010.
Attended the 47th Annual Society of Photographic Educators,   Facing Diversity: Leveling the Playing Field in the Photographic Arts. Philadelphia, Pa.  March 4-7, 2010.
Attended “General Education and Assessment: Maintaining Momentum, Achieving New Priorities.” Association of American Colleges and Universities.  Seattle, Washington. February 18-20, 2010. 
Selected Winter Seminar Participant.  Literature and the Environment.  New York University Faculty Resource Network.  San Juan, Puerto Rico.  January 11-15, 2010.
Juried and accepted into the National Association of Women Artists. November 16, 2009.
Professional Membership Affiliations: Juried Membership
Member, National Association of Women Artists. 2009-present.
Member, Soho Photo Gallery.  2008-present.
Member, Artistas de Loisaida.  2008-present.