After Macalester

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Noah Exum and Samantha Leopold-Sullivan,'14, are currently post graduate apprentices in the Macalester Art Department. Noah is a member of Living Proof printmaking collective in Minneapolis.

Erin Holt, '13 recently completed a post graduate apprentice in the Macalester Art Department. She designed and printed the 2014 commemorative broadside for the opening of the renovated Studio Art Building at Macalester College. Her work was in a portfolio of prints acquisitioned by the National Gallery of Australia in 2013.

Julia Dahle, '13,  recently completed a post graduate apprentice in the Macalester Art Department.

Taylor Champoux, '13 is attending the MA in Art Education program at the University of Minnesota. She interned at the non-profit art organization Kunstverein Grafschaft-Bentheim in Neuenhaus, Germany, Summer 2013. The opportunity came through a program at the University of Minnesota's Center for German and European Studies (CGES) and is called "WorkART."

Michelle Lee, '13 received a Mellon Mays Undergraduate fellowship at Macalester.

Hanna Geil Neufeld ’13 and Painting Professor Chris Willcox participated in a show at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design titled Intersections, an exhibition of collaborative work between women chairs and former chairs of art and art history departments in the Twin Cities and a student of their choosing. The opening for that exhibit was held at MCAD on Jan. 20, 2013.

Lisa Goese '13 completed an apprenticeship with Bread and Puppet Theater in Vermont in summer 2013.

Samantha Baker ’13 is the social media and outreach intern at the Alaska Marine Conservation Council.

Callie Tysdal ’13 is teaching English in Yongin, South Korea.

Nathan Young, '12, is in the MA program in Art History at University of Chicago. He currently works with the Hyde Park Art Center and The Renaissance Society.

Hilary Schroeder ’12 is in the art history master’s program at the University of Georgia. She was an intern in the Department of Decorative Arts, Textiles, and Sculpture at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and in Spring 2011 received an Honorable Mention in the Gateway Competition for Excellent Writing in the Humanities Division for her paper Intimate Gazes: Jacob Adriaensz Backer and the Seated Female Nude.

Larsen Husby, '12 . has started an independent gallery in Mpls. called The Ledge. He was a post graduate apprentice in the Macalester Art Department in 2012-13. He had a summer 2011 internship at Art in General in New York, NY.

Anna Leicht '12, is in the PhD art history program at NYU. See her group project
using Google Sketchup for the Chiesa di Santa Lucia,

Mike Fausz, '12, was a post graduate apprentice in the Macalester Art Department, Fall 2012.

Doris Zhao, '12, is an associate fellow at the Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers. She was a Curatorial Intern at Altered Aesthetics Gallery in Mpls. in 2012. She had her senior Art History capstone paper accepted to a highly competitive conference; the Creativity and Innovation in Art: Indiana University Undergraduate Symposium in Art History, 2012 at Indiana University - Bloomington. She won the Gateway Prize for excellent writing at Macalester and a Mellon Mays Undergraduate fellowship.

Emma Colon, '12 is an education intern for Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Mpls. MN. She is a member of Living Proof Print Collective.

Mike Ferut, '12 was an intern for Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Mpls. MN, 2012. He is currently a member of the Highpoint Printmaking Co-op.

Andrew Flynn ’12 is in medical school at the University of Colorado. His senior Art capstone project included sculpture of human anatomical parts.

Arella Vargas '11 is a Spanish language interpreter for Mpls. Public Schools. She is part of the Black Rose Print Collective in Mpls. For a Mellon Curricular Pathways grant, titled "The Fine Arts, Civic Engagement, and University Avenue," summer 2010, she and Andra Palchick organized an art give-away and community dialogues in conjunction with photographer Wing Young Huie's University Avenue Project. She assisted Mexican artist Artemio Rodriguez in printing his 8' high woodblock print for display in Macalester Gallery as part of the Midamerican Print Council Conference New World/Old World 2010.

Bimbola Akinbola ’11 is in graduate school in American Studies and visual culture at the University of Maryland.

Helena Anderson’11  completed her master’s in modern art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Read her blog entry on Walter Crane's illustrations:

Pei-Hsuan Wang '10 has a solo show in June 2014 called Mobile Scapehood, at FreeS Art Space in Taipei, Taiwan. She completed an MFA in ceramics at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2012. Her work was included in the NCECA juried student national exhibition in 2012.The book featuring her mural "Orchid and Her Missing Roots" is for sale online. See She was a Technical Assistant at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, 2011.

Chloe Nelson '10 is the program assistant for She was guest curator at the Law Warschaw Gallery in 2013. She received her master’s from the Courtauld Institute in London and has worked at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Walker Art Center. She was an intern at San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art. See an article she wrote for the May 6 2013 WAC blog

Alberto Rios de la Rosa '10 is attending the art history master’s program at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. He is an Assistant Curator at Museo Tamayo in Mexico City. He was an intern at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, Italy, Summer 2010. Spring 2011 he was a Contemporary Art Intern at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Lily Radkoff '10, works at The Bakken Museum, Mpls. MN.

Raina Fox '08 is attending the MA program in Art History at Brown University, 2012. Her submission, "Memory and Experience: Exiled Jewish Artists in Vichy France during World War II" was accepted for The Collegiate Journal of Art, June 2009.

Lela Pierce '08 organized an 10 day International Family Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh, India in 2011. She is a member of Ananya Indian Dance Company which was on tour in 2012.

Natalie Foote has been accepted for the Art and Intellectual Property Law program at DePaul Law School in Chicago, 2012.

Yoshi Coryne '10 is an intern at Thierry Goldberg Projects in NY, NY. He was an Education intern at Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Mpls. 2010-11.

Andrew Bonadio '09 is attending RIT, pursuing an MFA in furniture/woodworking.

Debbie Cohen '09, is a Studio Monitor for the Provincetown, MA, Art Association and Museum, 2009.

Allie Wegren '09 received an MFA in textiles at the University of Kansas, Lawrence in 2013. She is the instructor for the introductory fibers course there. She was in a Fiber Arts Exhibit, The Art of The Craft, at the New Century Credit Union Building, Topeka, KS in 2012. See her work at

Kelley Hirsch '09 is in the MA program in Art History at Washington University. In 2008 she was an intern at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Julia Reardon '09 received a Master's Degree in Art History at Washington University. She is now in law school at the University of Michigan, graduating in 2014. In 2008 she was an intern at MoCA, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit.

Nicole Simpkins '09 completed an MFA in printmaking at Indiana University, Bloomington in 2013. She had a print in the Headshots portfolio on display at the University of Minnesota during the Mid american Print Council Conference, Oct. 2010.

Ian Dove Lempke '09 is teaching technology skills for the Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) through AmeriCorps.

Annie Henly '09 was part of the scenic design team for a play about the painter Mark Rothko, Park Square Theatre's production of "Red" in St. Paul. The Minneapolis Star Tribune praised her work in a Sept. 21, 2012 article. She was an intern in scene painting at the Children's Theater Company in Minneapolis and had a 2010 internship at the DCTC in Denver in the Properties Department.

Meghan Nelson '09 is a Family Programs Intern at the Walker Art Center in Mpls. She works for Wet Paint art supply store in St. Paul. She was a Family Programs Intern at ArtiCulture in Mpls. a nonprofit whose mission is to educate, enrich, and nurture through the visual arts.

Camille Schefter '09 is attending Tyler University for an MFA in Painting. She worked at the Phillips Collection art museum in Washington D.C. summer 2011. She had a solo exhibit of paintings, titled Insoluble at Studio H in Washington DC Sept.-Oct. 2010. She was interviewed Aug. 18, 2010, by Wade Carey for the East City Art Blog online. See

Anna Chambers-Goldberg '09 was a studio intern at Minnesota Center for the Book Arts in Minneapolis, 2011.

Sonia Hazard '08 graduated from the MA program at Harvard Divinity School. Fall 2010 she entered Duke's PhD program in American Religion, working under the direction of David Morgan, an authority on the visual culture of religion. She won both the Robert A. Caine and the George W. Davis Memorial Prizes in Religion at Macalester, with a double major in Art and Religious Studies. Her Macalester Art History capstone thesis was on the performance artist, The Pink Nun.

Legacy Russell '08 is attending Goldsmith's College in the UK for graduate studies. In 2012 she was in the group exhibit, loop // an exhibition of new media works at MoCADA, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts in Brooklyn. She was the School, Youth and Family Programs Intern Educator at the Brooklyn Museum, was the Art Editor of Bomb Magazine and worked for the Bruce High Quality Foundation in New York.

Alison Koehler '08 had her work selected for the promotional materials for Out of the Dark-Into the Light, a walk for survivors of sexual abuse/assault held at Hamline University, April 27, 2008. She had work at the Minneapolis Central Public Library, January-March 2008 in a display of Altered Books juried from a statewide pool of college students by noted book artist Chip Schilling of Indulgence Press.

Hannah Sullivan '08 is the Events and Marketing Manager at Alma Chocolate in Portland, OR. She was an an Assistant Editor at Bon Appetit Magazine in 2012, a Publisher's Assistant with Penguin Group USA 2009 -2011, an Editorial Assistant at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2009 and an intern with Graywolf Press, St. Paul, MN before graduating from Macalester.

Safiya Carter-Thompson '08 is pursuing an MFA in textiles at the University of Kansas, Lawrence.

Annalee Levin '08 received an MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2012. She hand embrodered a giant truck pillow for her thesis project.
Admission to SAIC was highly competitive, out of more than 3000 applications SAIC enrolled just 345 students in 2010.

Kelly Seacrest '08 is pursuing teaching certification in Lincoln, Nebraska. She designed and printed a limited edition print for Macalester's archaeological excavations at Omrit, Israel.

Aaron Johnson-Ortiz '07, completed an MFA at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His MFA exhibit, Exile & Utopia created an artist's book about a revolutionary junta of exiled journalists who inspired the Mexican Revolution of 1910. On its centennial, he retraced their exilic journey across North America using old railroad and city maps. Johnson-Ortiz participated in an exchange show between University of Michigan and Cranbrook Graduate students at the Hangar Space at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, March, 2009. He taught a 'Zine Printing Workshop in May, 2007 as an Art Lab Activity at the Walker Art Center, Mpls.. He received a Mellon Mays Undergraduate fellowship while at Macalester.

Virginia Hungate Hawk '07 graduated with an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Notre Dame, 2011. She had a print accepted for the highly competitive Stand Out Prints national juried exhibition at Highpoint Center for Printmaking Mpls., 2012. Only 57 prints out of 800 were accepted.

Elizabeth Spier '07 is in the MA program in Art History at New York University.

Anne Jacobsen '07 is in the MA program in Art History at Ohio State University.

Wei Chuan Hsu '07 graduated from Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Los Angeles, 2010. She worked on background animation for the film Tron Legacy.
See her website at

Lauren Machen '07 has an independent fashion design business, Bespoke, in Los Angeles. Some of her accessories appeared in Lady Gaga's Bad Romance video. She showed her Artwear clothing at the the St. Paul Art Crawl, Oct. 2007, in the Carleton Artists Lofts. See her website

Paper Buck '07, is the shop manager at Kala printmaking studio in Oakland, CA. Paper organized a panel titled, It  Never  Ends!: Queers  in  the  Historical  Present for SGCI, Knoxville 2015 and a print exchange portfolio, UN-SETTLING ALLIANCES: CONNECTING OUR LIBERATION, for SGCI San Francisco, 2014. He received a scholarship for advanced intaglio work at the Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY, 2010. He had a solo show of prints at Seward Cafe in Minneapolis, January, 2009. He participated in the Anne Braden Anti- Racist Organizer Training program in San Francisco. He had work on display at the Winona Arts Center as part of a Highpoint Printmaking Center members' show, Mar. 2008. He had work in Prints on Ice, the cooperative exhibit at Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Mpls., Jan. 2008.

Kemi Adeyemi ’07 is pursuing a PhD in performance studies at Northwestern University.

Sayoko Nakamura '06 received a Masters in Architecture at California College of the Arts in 2009.

Chelsey Olsen '06, is attending graduate school in Architecture at Iowa State University, Ames. She was the fundraising coordinator for Interlock House, the ISU entry in the Department of Energy’s 2009 Solar Decathlon, challenging architecture students to design a solar-powered home incorporating sustainable technologies. See an article about the project

Carly Salter '06 is a full time assistant to a professional muralist in Los Angeles.

Charles Campbell '06 is an Assistant to the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. He was an Administrative Assistant to the Deans at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2008. He was an intern at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, 2007.

Cecilia Caride '06 is in the Japan Exchange Teaching Programme, 2013. She had a hand beaded piece called "Heavy Ribbon Tree" in the "Salon 300: State Fair Overflow Show" at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, Aug., 2009. She had a show of drawings at Cosmic Charlie's, St. Paul, MN , Oct. 2008.

Jon Rosenzweig '06 is working for the Peace Corps in Jordan. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Turkmenistan where he started an Art Club with his students.

Katy Brukardt '06 is an Assistant Teacher at North Wall Schools Child Development Center, a Montessori school in Spokane, WA.

Natalie Ross '05 received a Masters in Landscape Architecture at the University of Minnesota. She works for GGLO Architects and Urban Planners in Seattle, WA.

Summer Hills-Bonczyk '05 was awarded a Jerome Foundation artist's travel and study grant 2013. She  traveled to Northern India and Central Guatemala to enrich her performance art and sculpture by studying "ceremonial caves and the phenomenology of empty interior space." She received her MFA in ceramics from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She showed her ceramic sculpture in a 2 person show titled SURFACING at MIRA Gallery, in Mpls.,in June, 2006.

Colleen Stockmann '05 is a Curatorial Associate at The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. She had been working at the San Francisco Center for the Book. She is the founder of Analogue Anatomy Press, a fine letterpress and design studio. See

Elisa Berry Fonseca '05 received a 2013 Minnesota State Arts Board Grant. She had work in the exhibit "The Nature of Romance" at SSCA Gallery in Mpls. Feb.12- Mar.13, 2011.
See She attended Yale Divinity School. She completed the MFA program at the University of Minnesota, Mpls. She had work in the Minnesota 3D Biennial 2007, a juried exhibit at the Minnesota Museum of American Art in St. Paul.

Sarah Marsh Olson '05 completed an MFA in Design at California College of the Arts in 2013. Link to the MFA exhibit 
She recieved a work-study scholarship to Penland for Summer, 2006, studying creative furniture design.

Courtney Dicmas '05 received a Master's degree in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art in England in 2013. Her first children's book, Harold Finds a Voice, is available online and has been nominated for a People's Book Prize. She previously taught ESL at the International School of Choueifat, in Erbil, Kurdistan. She taught painting, color theory and mixed media classes at a non-profit for adult artists with developmental disabilities, at Anodyne Artist Company in Minneapolis in 2007. She taught English to art students in Gyeonggi-Do province in South Korea, through the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Jumana Al Hashal '04, received a Master of Communication in Digital Media from the University of Washington. She is a Consultant with Übermind, Inc. She has worked for a variety of clients including Apple iTunes and NetServices teams. She writes code for the Mac, the Web, and the iPhone. She has been a committee member for the Twin Cities Arab Film Festival. Her short animation "Memories in Exile" premiered at the California Building Gallery, Mpls., May, 2007. She volunteers teaching screenprinting at the Vera Project youth arts center in Seattle. She had work in Tekween, Making Art in Arabic, at Mira Gallery,. Mpls, Aug. 2006. She had work in 'Prism of Longing', an exhibit at the Phipps Center, Hudson WI, Jan., 2006 on the subject of Arab/Israeli relations in the Middle East. View a pdf file of the invitation prismpostcard.pdf. She had prints in "Graphic Images: New Works by 7 Local Printmakers" at the Stevens Square Center for the Arts, Feb. 2005.Her work was included in "Haneen, Between Home & Homeland" at Mira Gallery, Mpls. MN, Feb., 2005.

Tiffany Kramer '04 is in the Fibers Material Studies Post- Baccalaureate Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She had drawings in "Box Fresh" a juried exhibit of Minnesota student art at the Soap Factory gallery in Mpls., Oct. 2004. Her sculpture, "Suspended Flight" was permanently installed in the Macalester Psychology Dep't. atrium, May 2004.

Amy Voytilla '04 received an MA in Art Therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006. She is a staff member with Wilderness Classroom, a nonprofit organization that shares wilderness adventure treks with schoolchildren via the internet and classroom visits.

Katherine Montgomery '04 had photographs in "Box Fresh" a juried exhibit of Minnesota student art at the Soap Factory gallery in Mpls., Oct. 2004.

Suzanne Shaffer '04 is in San Francisco, taking print courses at City College and working at AK Press.

Kristin Mjolsnes '03 received a graduate degree from the Architecture program at the University of Oregon, Eugene in 2007. She studied Green Architecture practices.She recently worked for Pivot Architecture in Eugene, Oregon.

Helen Rice '03 and fellow alum Josh Nissenboim started a web and graphic design company,Fuzzco.

Alexandra Leaney '03 is attending the film studies graduate program at the University of East Anglia.
She began her second masters degree, in script writing, in 2009.

Sena Pierce '03, was recently in the Peace Corps as a consultant for Tonga Family Health where she set up a small-scale T-shirt printing operation to raise awareness and funds. She currently works at the Country Desk for Pacific Region, Peace Corps in Washington, D.C.

Carly Schmitt '03, has her own mural painting company, Artist@Large, headquartered in Seattle. One of her murals can be found at Schroeder's Bar and Grill in St. Paul's North End. See a recent Macalester Today article about her work,
She was awarded the 2008 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's German Chancellor Fellowship to study public art at the Bauhaus Universitat in Weimar, Germany.

Sarah Raser '03, was recently promoted to Development Officer at the YWCA of Minneapolis, where she has been working as the Development Assistant since spring of 2007.

Lucy Dinsmore '03 completed her MA in horticulture at the University of Minnesota, 2010. She has worked as a design intern for EnergyScapes, a Mpls. landscape design firm.

Annie Batistini '03 has been casting glass sculptural elements for Macalester Prof. Stan Sears' and Andrea Mycklebust's public artworks. She was an assistant at Penland, Summer 2006.

Heba Amin '02 had work in Latitudes, an exhibition of art by the recipients of Mizna's first ever granting program. The program was designed to facilitate and support original artistic work created by community members who identify as Arab, Muslim, Berber, or Iranian. The show was held May 18-26, 2007 at the California Building Gallery, Mpls. She had work in Tekween, Making Art in Arabic, at Mira Gallery, Mpls., Aug., 2006. She had a solo art exhibit in the Atwood Memorial Center Art Gallery at St. Could State University in Jan., 2006. She also had paintings in "Immigrant Status: Faith in Women", at Intermedia Arts, Mpls.,in Jan., 2006. and work in 'Prism of Longing', an exhibit at the Phipps Center, Hudson WI,, 2006. The Intermedia Arts show was reviewed in the Star Tribune. Amin was featured on a radio program on Air America MN AM950, Dec. 17 as part of the exhibit.. She organized "A Tesselation of Mideast/Midwest Artists" at Mira Gallery, Mpls., Spring,, 2004 and was named an Institute for Community Cultural Development Fellow for Minneapolis, 2004. She had paintings in"Revealing Truths: Muslim Women Artists" Spring 2003 at the Anne C. Fisher Gallery at the Center for Being and Becoming, Washington, DC. Her work was included in "Haneen, Between Home & Homeland" at Mira Gallery,, Mpls. MN, Feb. 2005.

Katrina Lamb '02 was in a group exhibition, 36 Situations at Louis V.E.S.P., Brooklyn, New York in 2010. Her work was in the Bridge Art Fair in Miami at the Catalina Hotel, with Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art, Dec. 2007.  She had work in Read & Read, an exhibit at the Marin County Free Library, Sept. 2007. She had an installation project, Flags and Anthems to Bring Us Closer to "Here," in June, 2007 at KEYS THAT FIT in Oakland, CA. She completed the New Genres MFA program at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2006. Check out the MFA exhibit In Oct., 2006, she did a set of comedy/crying/& love songs at a visual culture conference, TRANS, in Madison, Wisconsin. Check it out. Nov. 2, 2006 she was part of the entertainment (music) in San Francisco at the New Langton gallery annual gala dinner and art auction, and had drawings there.

Loren Smith '02 has been working on the installation crew at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, since Fall, 2005.

Jennifer Andrus Castro '02, is the Customer Service Representative at Art Materials, a Minneapolis art supply retailer. She had a print selected for the Minnesota Stae Fair 100 year anniversary exhibition, 2011.

Jesse Cox '01 was the director of Brooklyn Fire Proof, a gallery/interdisciplinary art space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She recently co-curated a show called "F O L K : photographs, artifacts, film and music recordings from the Alan Lomax Archives."  She has worked at VAGA, an artists' copyright protection agency in New York. She assisted artist Mark Dion in research for his "Field Guide to the Wildlife of Madison Square Park" a 2002 Public Art Fund Project.

Emma Spertus '01  received an Honorable Mention award of a one-month residency to Kala Printmaking Studio, Oakland CA, 2013. She had work in a group exhibit, 11 Lights on the Bay in May, 2011 in Vancouver. She had work in MAs Select MFAs, featuring work by students in the MFA program in Studio Art selected by MA students in Art History at Hunter College/Times Square Gallery in NYC, Oct.4 -Nov. 7, 2007. She curated Come on Over, a 2006 exhibit of experiential art by artists from NYC and the Bay Area.  She is a founding memeber of the RockPaper Scissors collective in Oakland, CA. See  She won a 2002 Intermedia Arts installation commission, part of Art Inside/Outside Space XV, sponsored by the Jerome Foundation. Her installation was recommended viewing by the New Art Examiner magazine.She is in graduate school at Hunter College.

Elissa Cedarleaf Dahl,(Anderson) '01 completed a mural at Catholic Charities Branch II Day Shelter in Mpls. in 2007. Check out the project
Her MFA exhibit was on display at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, April, 2007. Her project The Jefferson Aerial Playground Mural got underway in Mpls., Summer 2007. She painted murals in the Global Marketplace of the Lake and Chicago Sears building in Mpls. in 2006. She ran Offbeat Gallery in North Mpls.,which closed in October, 2005 . Exhibitors there included Mac alumni Jake Keeler, Greg Fitz and Sarah Valesano. Pulse magazine reviewed her work and the gallery's "Initiate" show. Cedarleaf Dahl also shows paintings at the Art Holdings galleries.

Maya Winfrey '01 completed an MA degree in the Performance Studies Program at Tisch School of the Performing Arts, NYU, New York. She collaborated with Jess Cox '01 on a curatorial project at Visceglia Gallery, Caldwell College, NJ, in Feb. '05.

Margot Orr '01 completed both a Masters in Architecture and a Masters in Urban Design at Washington University, St. Louis.

Brittany Anderson '01,is a Graphic Designer at Bijan fashion design in Los Angeles. She was a Development Assistant the Frederick R. Weismann Art Museum in Minneapolis.

Aaron Edelson '01 works as a printer/installer at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C..Read about a his brush with censorship in the Baltimore city paper with a followup in the Baltimore Chronicle

Carrie Stark '01 worked at an art gallery called "Kiskadee: A Cultural Laboratory" in Trinidad in 2002.

Gretchen Hooker '01, received a Masters in Industrial Design, with honors, from Rhode Island School of Design in 2008. She was an intern at the Women's Studio Workshop in Rochester, NY, in 2003.Her collaborative artist book project, Good Eats, was selected by WSW for a Hands-on-Art Residency Grant. See the project at She previously worked for Springstep, an arts center for traditional and contemporary arts in Medford, MA.

J. Guerrero '01 finished the graduate program at Parsons School of Design, NYC in 2005. J. was a professional assistant to the artist Julie Mehretu and is a sous chef at Prune restaurant in NYC.

Lucy Goldstein '01 is enrolled in the graduate program at the Massachusetts College of Art.

Jake Keeler '00 (MN) received his MFA in painting in 2002 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He paintied a large scale trout mural for Lucid Brewing Company, Minnetonka MN, 2013. He had work in a group show, Art Brawl at A-Z gallery in St. Paul, 2011. He was in a 2 person exhibit at First Amendment Gallery, Minneapolis MN, May 2009. He had a solo show "Creator/Destroyer" at Umber Studios in Mpls., May, 2008. He had work in Rose Colored Glasses, a group exhibit at Passerby in NYC, Feb. 2008. He had work in GRUPE, at Passerby in NYC and at Mandrake in Los Angeles, in 2006. He had paintings in a 2- person show at Gage Gallery,Augsburg College, Mpls., Nov., 2005. He taught Principles of Art, Fall 2006 and Spring 2007 as well as 2-D Design and The Mural at Macalester College. His mural for aND Gallery/Zander Cafe Building in St. Paul garnered interviews in City Pages and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. His work can be seen at

Toben Windahl '00, is a practicing architect and a LEED Accredited Professional at the firm LOISOS + UBBELOHDE Associates, Inc. in San Francisco. He attended the architecture program at UC Berkeley. In the Fall of 2007, he represented the University of California, Berkeley at the International Laboratory for Architecture and Urban Design in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was in the show PuppetLOVE! 2007 at CounterPULSE in San Francisco. His work was in an all stencil art show at Buddy Space in Chicago, traveling to Boxcar Books in Bloomington IN, Solidarity Books in Indianapolis, plus Nashville, Louisville and Pittsburgh in 2003.

Elsa Lenz '00, completed a M.A. in Art Education at University of Arizona, Tucson in 2005. She is the Community Arts Specialist at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI. She was an intern and fellow at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico from 2000-2002. She is currently in the Art Education Ph.D. program at UW-Madison.

Niki Baumann '00, (Puerto Rico) received the Lucy Morgan scholarship for painting at Penland, in Asheville, NC, Summer, 2003. She was an art teacher for Asheville  High School.She ise attending graduate school in ceramics at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC.

Kate Copeland '00 received her MFA in Printmaking at Rhode Island School of Design in 2006. She won Fulbright Fellowship for travel to India 2013. She had 9 salt prints done in collaboration with scientist Zoe Rodriguez del Rey in the show "Proof" at Beppu Wiarda Gallery, in Portland Oregon, March 2010. The gallery is at 319 NW 9th, Portland, OR. See She contributed to a postcard show called "To Uganda, with Life" at PNCA (1241 NW Johnson St) organized to benefit GLBTQQI groups working for human rights in Uganda. She also has work in the 1st Annual Print Invitational at Little Berlin gallery in Philadelphia, March 2010, in conjunction with Philagrafika and the Southern Graphics Council Conference. See She has been on several artist's residencies to Penland, was artist in residence at Wilson College in Pennsylvania, Summer 2003 and in Fall 2006 was an artist in residence at the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland. She was a studio assistant in daguerrotype at Penland, Summer 2007. She is on the faculty at Pacific Northwest College of Art. Previously she taught at Portland Community College. She had a print accepted for the highly competitive Stand Out Prints national juried exhibition at Highpoint Center for Printmaking Mpls., 2012. Only 57 prints out of 800 were accepted.

Janna Schneider '00, has work in Fire at the Greenway Gallery and Ceramics Studio, 2845 Harriet Ave. S., Mpls. She taught classes at the Bloomington Art Center, 2009. She had work in the BAC Instructor/Student Art Show November 20, 2009- January 3, 2010. See Her work can be purchased through the Northland Poster Collective.

Emily Stewart '00, completed her MFA in Fibers at Arizona State University, Tempe, 2004. In 2007 her work was in a group exhibition of fiber and textile art at The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) at Finn Center in Mountain View, CA. She had an Artist Residency at Palo Alto Art Center in 2005, and had work accepted to the 2005 CRAFT USA at Silvermine Guild Gallery, New Canaan, CT. She exhibited at Macalester College's gallery in the Material Inquiry exhibit, 2005.

Nick Larimer '00, is a motion graphics designer, illustrator, and print designer based in Los Angeles. He is the guitarist for the band Eux Autres. He received his MFA in 2006, from Parson's School of Design, NY, in Design and Technology.

Dan Tanz '00, received his MA in Special Education from the University of St. Thomas. He is a Special Education teacher at Jefferson Community School in Minneapolis. His feature film, Triuph 67, screened at the Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, Nov. 2011. See

David Kurt '00, received an MFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2008. He is currently on a one year Chinese gov't scholarship as a Senior Scholar at the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou. Here is a blog where you can follow his experiences, see some of the Shanghai Biennale, etc: See his work at


Tim Gartman '89, died January 12, 2003, after a seven-year battle with cancer. Gartman founded Lunalux, a printmaking and design studio on Loring Park in Minneapolis. His stylish and innovative use of antique blocks and printing equipment place him in the forefront of the Letterpress Revival movement. His family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Macalester College Art Art History Department.

Beryl J. Wright '70 (New Haven, CT), d. 2000, earned a PhD in Art History from Yale. She was best known for curating "Against the Odds: African- American Artists and the Harmon Foundation" a ground-breaking exhibition about the arts of the Harlem Renaissance. She was the author of "Lorna Simpson, for the Sake of the Viewer" 1992.

Joan Adams Mondale '52, d. 2014, was Second Lady of the United States from 1977 until 1981 as the wife of Walter Mondale. After graduation from Macalester, she worked at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. She was an artist and author of 'Politics in Art' and served on the boards of arts organizations. She turned the Vice Presidential Mansion into a showcase of American art, with works by artists including Robert Rauschenberg, Edward Hopper, Louise Nevelson, and Ansel Adams. She also served as chairperson of the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities. The newly renovated studio art building at Macalester was renamed the Joan Adams Mondale Hall of Studio Art in her honor in 2014.

Duane Hanson '46 (Parkers Prarie, MN), d. 1996, was a world-renowned sculptor. His hyper-realistic sculptures of everyday people are in most major museum collections. The exhibit, "Duane Hanson: A Survey of His Works from the '30s to the '90s" was launched by the Whitney Museum in New York. 

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