KJR Studios

Kameelah Janan Rasheed is a learner* from East Palo Alto, CA

Brooklyn | Berlin | Johannesburg



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 Teaching + Learning

Yale University, School of Art (Sculpture)

A curious fourth grader, I began volunteering in my younger brother's special education classroom. Almost 30 years later, I have worked as an educator across various contexts: public high schools, museums, universities, libraries, and more. 


January - May 2024, Barnard College (New York, NY)
Instructor, Department of Art History 
Pedagogy of Play

July 2022; July 2023; July 2024, The University of the Arts - MFA Dance Summer Session (Montpellier, FR) Co-Instructor, Dance 
Languaging the Contemporary

September 2022 - June 2023, The New Museum of Contemporary Art - NEW INC (New York, NY)
Mentor, Cohort 10
Future Memory

January 2022 - May 2024, Yale University - School of Art (New Haven, CT)
Critic, Sculpture

January 2022 - May 2024, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (New York, NY)
Instructor, Fine Arts Teaching as Social Practice

September - December 2021, Yale University - School of Art (New Haven, CT)
Critic, Painting & Printmaking

January 2020 - present, School for Poetic Computation (New York, NY and Remote)
Instructor, Unfinished Sentence: Algorithmic Text Generation Please, Do Not Perceive Me Teaching and Learning as “Primitive Hypertext” Let’s Play: Wayward Sentences

September 2016 - May 2021, School of Visual Arts (New York, NY)
Instructor, MFA Fine Arts
Research as Practice, Crit, Studio

August 2013 - October 2022, Education Non-Profit (New York, NY)
Curriculum Designer, Instructional Coach, Adult Learning Facilitator
High School Global History, Literacy

August 2012 - 2014; October 2015, Brooklyn Museum; Queens Museum 
Gallery/Studio Program Instructor; Museum Educator

Zine Workshop, Collage Workshop, Mixed-Media Workshop, Photography Workshop 

August 2008 - June 2013, 9-12 High School (Bay Area, CA and Brooklyn, NY)
Humanities Instructor, Social Studies Instructor, After School Program Coordinator

9th Grade Global History and Geography, 9th Grade Humanities, 10th Grade Humanities, Advisory, Various Student Clubs

October 2002 - May 2006, 9-12 High School (Los Angeles County; Inland Empire; East Palo Alto, CA)
Tutor, After School Team, Program Manager

August 1996 - May 2002, Elementary and Middle School (Bay Area, CA)
Summer School Teacher’s Assistant; Homeschool Teacher’s Assistant / Volunteer in Special Education Classroom

September 1990 - June 1995, Elementary and Middle School (Bay Area, CA)
Self-Appointed Handwriting and Reading Coach; Self-Appointed Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) book collector