Arie Galles

Arie Galles, MFA

Faculty - Emeriti
Headshot of Arie Galles
Professor Emeritus of Painting/Drawing

Arie’s drawings and reflected light paintings have been exhibited nationally, including solo shows at the O.K. Harris Gallery, NYC, and the Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago. Group shows include the Steinbaum-Krauss Gallery, NYC; NJ State Museum, Trenton, NJ; Elvehjem Museum of Art, Madison, WI; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jacksonville, MI; Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. His works are in public and private collections in the United States and abroad.

Arie has just completed his monumental suite of large charcoal drawings, “Fourteen Stations/Hey Yud Dalet,” based on World War II aerial photographs of fourteen concentration camps from Luftwaffe and Allied sources. The suite was subsequently exhibited at a number of museums and galleries. 

  • MFA, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • BFA, Tyler School of Fine Arts of Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Drawing: Seeing and Imagination,
  • Creative Painting
  • Advanced Studio Art-Drawing II
  • Learning Cluster: Who We Are/Picture Our Life (2015 & 2016)
  • Learning Cluster: Inspiration/Creativity (2013)
  • Learning Cluster: Artist-Gallery-Museum (2012)
  • Northern Arizona University Art Museum, Flagstaff, AZ, One of two solo shows comprising “Wounded Landscapes: Post Holocaust Drawings, Artist’s Books and Paintings” (March 11, 2014-April 26, 2014)
  • Founders Gallery, Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, CA (September 8, 2011-January 6, 2012)
  • Edison College, Naples, FL, 2008
  • Mizel Art Center, Denver, CO, 2007
  • Founders Gallery, Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, CA (February 16–April 28, 2006)
  • Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg, FL (October 2004-January 2005)
  • Schmidt Gallery, Florida Atlantic University (January 30-May 15, 2003) Boca Raton, FL
  • Morris Museum, (August 20-November 12, 2002) Morristown, NJ
  • Rockefeller Arts Center Gallery, State University College, Fredonia, NY, 1999
  • Katherine Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1999
  • Holocaust Museum & Learning Center, St. Louis, MO, 1999
  • County College of Morris, Randolph, NJ, 1998
  • Tyler Gallery, SUNY at Oswego, Oswego, NY, 1998
  • Freyberger Gallery, Penn State University, Reading, PA, 1998
  • Bergen Museum of Art and Science, Paramus, NJ, 1996
  • Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ, 1996


  • 2019-present, Professor Emeritus, Soka University of America
  • 2004-2019, Professor, Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, CA (Tenure 2006)
  • 1972-2004, Professor, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ
  • 1991-1993, Visiting Artist, Summer Program. University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA
  • 1971, Visiting Artist, Meadows School of Art, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
  • 1971, Instructor in Drawing and Film, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
  • 1969-1970, Instructor in Basic Drawing, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • 1968-1969, Instructor in Basic Drawing, Rock County Campus, University of Wisconsin, Janesville, WI


  • 2013-2014, Director, Creative Arts, Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, CA
  • 2004-2010, Director, Creative Arts, Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, CA
  • 1994 Spring, Acting Chair, Visual and Performing Arts Department, FDU, Madison, NJ
  • 1988-1991, Director, Phyllis Rothman Gallery, FDU, Madison, NJ
  • 1985-88, Chair, Department of Fine Arts, FDU, Madison, NJ
  • 1974-80, Chair, Department of Fine Arts, FDU, Madison, NJ
  • 2002-2004, Fairleigh Dickinson Released Time Grant, “Drawing With Ashes” A book on “14 Stations/HYD”
  • 2000, Distinguished Faculty Award for Research and Scholarship, Fairleigh Dickinson University