Abe Zubarev

b. 1980, New York City

Lives and works in Philadelphia, PA & Brooklyn, NY


2020 University of the Arts, Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts (expected)

2010 Columbia University, Master of Science, Clinical Social Work

2005 Harvard University, Master of Education, Arts in Education

2004 Cornell University, Master of Arts, History of Art (Modern & Contemporary)

2002 Brooklyn College CUNY, Bachelor of Arts, Art History & Philosophy, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


2019 Sculpture Gallery, Environmental Installation, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2019 Hamilton & Arronson Galleries WIP Show, Philadelphia, PA

2019 Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Mid-Summer Show, Philadelphia, PA

2018 Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Works in Progress Show, Philadelphia, PA

2018 Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, The Perfect Human, Philadelphia, PA

2017 Arronson Gallery, University of the Arts, MFA Show, Philadelphia, PA


Visiting Art Critic, Moore College of Art & Design, BFA Fine Arts Critique, May 5, 2016


2015 - Present Director of Counseling, University of the Arts, Philadelphia

2019 - Present Adjunct Lecturer, Holy Family University, Art Therapy & Counseling Psychology

2016 - 2019 Adjunct Faculty, Moore College of Art & Design, Fine Arts & Art History

2018 Adjunct Lecturer of Art, Pennsylvania State University, Abington

2017 Adjunct Lecturer, University of the Arts, ESL Visual Arts Studio

2003 - 2004 Teaching Assistant, Cornell University Department of History of Art


2016 University of the Arts MFA Graduate Scholarship

2009 Columbia University School of Social Work General Scholarship

2004 Harvard Graduate School of Education Tuition Grant

2002 Cornell University Graduate School Sage Fellowship with full tuition

1999-2001 Brooklyn College Awards including: B. Meister Award for Most Outstanding Art History Major; Institute of Retired Professionals Scholarship; CUNY STOCS Travel Grant, Longshein Award for Merit in Philosophy; B.J. Singer Scholarship in Philosophy


Zubarev, Abe, David Goode-Cross, Shauna Summers, Rachel Brosamle. (2018, Oct. 17). “Get Creative: Art and Design Counseling Directors Respond to Demand and Needs on AICAD Campuses,” Association of University & College Counseling Center Directors Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Zubarev, Abe (2016, June 29). “Mental Health & Artists in College: Exploring Creativity & Psychopathology.” Philadelphia Small College Counseling Center Consortium Summer Retreat, hosted at University of the Arts.

Zubarev, Abe (2016, May 14). “University Counseling: Challenges & Opportunities.” LEARN Academy, Department of Behavioral Health Counseling, Drexel University College of Nursing & Health Professions.

Zubarev, Abe (2016, April 8). “College Mental Health: What Masters Clinicians Need to Know.” Graduate program in Mental Health Counseling, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.

Zubarev, Abe (2015, April 15). “Mental Health and Adjustment in College.” PSYCH 471: Psychology of Adjustment and Social Relationships, Penn State University, Brandywine.

Zubarev, Abe (2015, March 19). “Psychotherapeutic Interventions: Determining Relevance & Efficacy Among Theoretical Orientations & Modalities.” PSYCH 470 Abnormal Psychology, Penn State University, Brandywine.


American Art Therapy Association

Association for Creativity in Counseling, American Counseling Association

Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors

College Art Association

Philadelphia Sculptors

Philadelphia Dumpster Divers