Ally Pockrass

Ally Pockrass is an artist, curator/art historian, and active Jewish community member based in Manhattan. She received her M.A. in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University in 2017, where she wrote her thesis on the Jewish Museum’s origins in the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Prior to NYU, Ally got her BFA in Painting & Drawing and Art History.

At SAIC, she wrote a thesis highlighting the Jewishness of the feminist artists Hannah Wilke and Anita Steckel. 

Ally has curated, juried, and managed multiple exhibitions in Chicago and New York including One in Herself at Woman Made Gallery, B’nai Jeshurun’s Centennial Celebration exhibit, and Sukkahwood 5780.

Her art has been displayed in multiple Chicago galleries and is currently a Base Artist in Resident Fellow at the Base Manhattan. Ally is also a freelance writer, having been published at, where she’s written about art and Jewish femininity. 

She can be found at, and @apockrass on Instagram.