Jay Schuck is a fine arts activist, curator, educator, and writer. He received a Bachelor’s Degree magna cum laude in Art History & Criticism from Stony Brook University in 2013.
Schuck is the Assistant Curator of the Patchogue Arts Council and serves on the organization’s Visual Arts Committee. He has curated numerous exhibitions at the Patchogue Arts Gallery and its satellite gallery in Roast Coffee & Tea Trading Co. He also serves on the Patchogue Arts Festival Committee (formerly PAC MAC) as Visual Arts Coordinator, organizing all visual arts exhibitions and events of the annual, month-long, multi-venue, multi-disciplinary festival that encompasses music, art, and cinema.
From 2013 – 2015, Schuck was the Curatorial and Exhibitions Assistant/Jr. Curator of the Islip Art Museum. He rejoined the organization as a Museum Assistant in 2016 and has curated several exhibitions at the museum and has helped implement many new programs such as the New York Contemporary Art Symposium, a biannual, two-week long international artists residency that inhibits cultural exchange between visiting artists and collaborating Long Island communities. Through the museum’s School of Cultural Art program, he offers several art historical lecture-based series that examine the artwork produced during the Renaissance and Baroque periods of Italy and Northern Europe.
Dedicated to promoting the arts on Long Island, Schuck is a contributes monthly to ACES Magazine, a publication dedicated to Long Island’s art, cinema, and entertainment scene. His contributions include artist profiles and exhibition reviews.