Atara Grenadir, MFA, ATR-BC

Associate Professor

Lander College of Arts & Sciences

image of Atara Grenadir

Atara Grenadir is chair of the art department at Touro College. She has an MFA and a BFA from Oklahoma University, and she has also studied art at Carnegie Mellon and art therapy at The New School.  During her 26-year tenure at Touro College, she developed the art program, which offers a visual arts minor and a minor in art therapy. She coordinates the Art Club and curates the student art galleries at LAS Flatbush. Besides teaching at Touro, Atara is an exhibiting abstract painter and a registered and board-certified art therapist. Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums across the U.S. 

Many of her paintings can be seen on her website

Areas of Expertise

Art therapy, fine art, and arts education


  • MFA Art - U. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 1973
  • BFA Art - U. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 1971
  • Summer Program: Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA

Recent Publications

  • 2007, Naturally Breslov: The Fine Art of Cooking, Tzaddik Publishing, Tsfas Israel
  • 2006 - 2007, New York Gallery Guide, New York, NY
  • 2005, Featured Artist, September,
  • 2005, Connecting Heaven and Earth, HaModia Magazine, July 20, New York, NY
  • 2005, Town and Beyond, April, New York, NY

Recent Art Exhibitions

  • 2015, UpClose, Artifact Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2014 - 2015, The Contemporary Exhibit - invitational, Goddard Art Museum, Ardmore, OK
  • 2011, Art Expo, New York, NY
  • 2011, Conscious Community, New Art Center, December-January, New York, NY
  • 2010, Birkas HaChamah, Contemporary Art Network, Dec-Jan, New York, NY
  • 2008, What Inspires You, NYATA, Sea Cliff, NY
  • 2008, Visual Reflections, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
  • 2007, Have a Good Eye IV, New Art Center, January, New York, NY
  • 2006, NYATA Juried Art Exhibition, L.I. University, March, Brookville, NY
  • 2006, Have a Good Eye, New Art Center, January, New York, NY
  • 2005, Gateways, New Art Center, May, New York, NY
  • 2005, Summer Group Show, juried by Dominique Nahas of Art News, New Arts Center, June - July, New York, NY

In The News

Connecting Heaven and Earth with Acrylic and Oil, Orthodox Union