9th Annual Art Alumni Panel
Join the Art Department for the 9th Annual Art Alumni Panel! Art and Art History Alumni come back to Adelphi to share their wisdom and stories from their exciting career paths in the arts.
The Art and Art History Department welcomes the following Alumni for the 9th Annual Art Alumni Panel:
Kerri Delisi ’18, Graphic Design
Kerri is a New York-based creative with a passion for graphic design and digital marketing. She received her BFA in Graphic Design from Adelphi University in 2018 and went on to work full-time as the Graphic Designer for Marathon Digital, a social media and digital marketing company in the Broadway sector of the entertainment industry. She is now the Creative Content Manager at Marathon, overseeing the work of the entire creative team as well as doing design work for all clients. Kerri also freelances in the music industry, creating posters and assets for music videos. She has worked on projects for artists such as Olivia Rodrigo, Saweetie, Julia Michaels, Machine Gun Kelly, iHeartRadio, and more.
Hannah Jupiter ’11, Studio Art and Art Education
Hannah Jupiter was born in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. She graduated from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York in 2011, with a BFA.
“As a young artist I would make art with sad subjects. During covid there was an overwhelming amount of sadness we experienced and our world changed overnight. From then on, I started pushing the themes of bringing as much beautiful, loving, and happiness into the world. The world needed more beauty and light. Life is too short.” Jupiter pushed these themes through a combination of collage, mixed media, photography, painting and digital manipulation. “I enjoy experimenting, keeping an openness to all mediums, and ways I can push boundaries in my comfort zones.” 2024 will be Jupiter’s 10th year teaching art in private schools. Her experience specializes in all ages with language-based learning disabilities. Giving students an outlet to be expressive in an authentic way, providing them with confidence to carry into their everyday life.
Calvin Shakalis ’20/’22, Art and Design Education
Calvin Shakalis (b. 1998 Long Island) is a teaching artist known for his large-scale abstract multimedia paintings that pull inspiration from themes of identity, self-perception, and gender. After graduating from Adelphi in 2020 with his BFA in Art and Design Education, Shakalis returned to Adelphi to earn his MA in Early Childhood Special Education. Beginning at Seaford High School as an Art Teacher (Leave Replacement), Calvin presently continues his work in this district as a Permanent Substitute Teacher and Co-Advisor to the Theater Department’s Lighting Crew. In 2020, Shakalis opened his Etsy shop titled “offthebinary” where he designs and produces stickers, buttons, and prints. His products include original and trendy designs promoting inclusivity, self-expression, and allyship. Recently, Calvin exhibited over 40 of his pieces in an installation at The Cup Coffeehouse in Wantagh, NY throughout June and July of 2023. The installation included a variety of paintings, prints, and photography. He continues to explore his multifaceted talents and career interests and is eager to discover how and where art will move him next.
Caitlyn Shea ’11, Studio Art
Caitlyn Shea attended Pratt Institute and Skidmore College before graduating from Adelphi University in 2011. It was at Adelphi that Caitlyn grew as a painter and Art History lover under the guidance of nurturing faculty that personalized her educational experience. Since graduating, Caitlyn has had dozens of exhibits at galleries such as MOCA LI in Patchogue, NY and World Trade Gallery in Manhattan, NY. She specializes in large murals mainly depicting animals and is deeply involved with creative placemaking. She is currently the Executive Director of Northport Historical Society and is passionate about sharing historical stories with the public through fun and engaging events for all ages. She is proud of the diversity of the museum’s programming – from Black History Walking Tours to Prohibition Pub Crawls.
For any questions please contact Liz Fargnoli at email@example.com or 516-877-4460.