After Macalester

ALUMNI BY DECADE: 2010 | 20001990 | 1980 | 1970 | 1960


Sam Landsberg, '15, Marlys Mandaville, '15 and Cynthia Scott, '15 have been selected for the Art Department's postgraduate apprenticeship program.


Maya Aguayo Schmidt-Feng, '14, is a research intern with the Visual Arts department at the Walker Art Center.

Hannah Campbell, '14, has been accepted to the MFA program in Furniture Design at Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University, Indianapolis.

Camille Erickson, '14, Camille Erickson is a local writer and arts advocate. She also serves as the co-director of the Minneapolis Art Lending Library, a nonprofit sharing the joy of art with all members of the community through the free lending of artwork. Read a review she wrote of a 2015 exhibit at Rosalux Gallery in Mpls. She received a Humanity In Action International Fellowship to research in Poland, 2015. 

Noah Exum,'14, was a postgraduate apprentice in the Macalester Art Department in 2015. He is a member of Living Proof printmaking collective in Minneapolis and was featured as one of Minnesota Monthly's Top Up-and-Coming Minnesota Artists to Watch.

Anna Johnson, '14, is a visual artist for the  2015 Haunted Basement at the Soap Factory in Minneapolis. She was an Associate Stage Manager and actress appearing in the world premier of the for the immersive opera Wise Blood, based on the novel by Flannery O'Connor. Co-sponsored by the Walker Art Center, the innovative work was staged in June 2015 at the Soap Factory and traveled to Art Basel. It was directed by Michael Sommers of Open Eye Figure Theater and features a surrealist sculptural installation set by Chris Larson of the University of Minnesota and original score by Anthony Gatto. It was reviewed by MPR.

Michelle Lee, '14, is attending the graduate program in Art History at Purdue University, 2015. She received a Mellon Mays Undergraduate fellowship at Macalester.

Samantha Leopold-Sullivan,'14, assisted artist Tamsie Ringler with the River of Iron live iron foundry pour during the Northern Spark all night art festival at the Wesiman Art Museum in Mpls. June 13-14, 2015. She participated in the 46th annual iron pour in the foundry at the University of Minnesota Studio Art program April 24, 2015. She recently completed a postgraduate apprentice in the Macalester Art Department. She had work in Body and Machine: An Exhibition of Kinetic and Interactive Art running from March, 2015 at the Northrop King Building in Minneapolis. She interned with artists Harriet Bart and Yu-Wen Wu at the Minnesota Museum of American Art in March 2015, to help with their project "Random Walks and Chance Encounters."

Lily Parmenter, '14, is a Freelance Designer.

Julia Sillen, '14,  was an Education Intern at Highpoint Center For Printmaking in Minneapolis.


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

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."

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, Summer 2013.

Erin Holt, '13,  is teaching ceramics classes at Northern Clay Center and printmaking at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis. She has been drawing illustrations for the Macalester Today magazine. She completed a postgraduate 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.

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


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

Julia Dahle, '12, completed a postgraduate apprentice in the Macalester Art Department.

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

Mike Ferut, '12, was an intern for Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis 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.

Larsen Husby, '12, started an independent gallery in Minneapolis called The Ledge. Its Lending Library of artworks is housed in Stevens Square in Minneapolis. Larsen was a postgraduate apprentice in the Macalester Art Department in 2012-13 and had a summer 2011 internship at Art in General in New York, NY. His exhibit, Autres Curiosites, was shown at Tuck Under Projects, 5120 York Ave. S., Mpls., 55410 July 30-Aug. 30, 2015.

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.

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.

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 Minneapolis 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.


Bimbola Akinbola, ’11, is a doctoral student and a University Flagship Fellow 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. She is the gallery manager at Deborah Gage Works of Art in London. Read her blog entry on Walter Crane's illustrations.

Keith Couture, '11, has started a project called The Mindful Bike in Denver, CO. In November the project is using bikes to transport food drive donations to CareRing and Father Woody's Haven of Hope.

Anna Leicht,’11, is in the PhD art history program at NYU. See her group project using Google Sketchup for the Chiesa di Santa Lucia,

Alberto Rios de la Rosa, '11, received a master’s degree in art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. He is an Assistant Curator at Museo Tamayo in Mexico City. He was a curatorial assisstant for the Axa Mexico Art Collection where he helped coordinatw artist’s exhibitions under the Art Residencies Program between France and Mexico. He was an intern at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, Italy, Summer 2010. In Spring 2011 he was a Contemporary Art Intern at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Arella Vargas, '11, is a Spanish language interpreter for Minneapolis Public Schools. She is part of the Black Rose Print Collective in Minneapolis. 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 Mid-american Print Council Conference New World/Old World 2010.


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

Chloe Nelson, '10, is the program assistant for She was guest curator at the Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester 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.

Lily Radkoff, '10, worked at The Bakken Museum, Minneapolis MN.

Hannah Quinn Rivenburgh, '10, is attending the MA in Art Therapy program at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, 2015.

Pei-Hsuan Wang, '10, had a solo exhibition called Like Paradise at Jiang Shan Yi Gai Suo art gallery, Hsinchu City, Taiwan from July 17-Aug. 15. 2015 and another called Mobile Scapehood, at FreeS Art Space in Taipei, Taiwan in June 2014 at Jiang Shan Yi Gai Suo art gallery, Hsinchu City, 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 Root is for sale online. She was a Technical Assistant at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, 2011. See her 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.

Thomas Seth Holman, '76, d. 2015, was a noted art historian who served as chief curator at the Norton Simon Museum  of Art, curator of collections at the Minnesota Museum of Art, associate director at Forum Gallery and executive director of the Hudson River Museum, the Albany Museum of Art and the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art.

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 groundbreaking 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 Prairie, 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. His Security Guard is on display at the Gagosian Gallery in New York through December 3, 2014.

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