After Macalester

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

Camille Erickson, '14, is a Visitor Services Associate at Minnesota Center for the Book Arts and has interned at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program.

Noah Exum,'14, is currently a postgraduate apprentice in the Macalester Art Department. 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.

Michelle Lee, '14, received a Mellon Mays Undergraduate fellowship at Macalester.

Samantha Leopold-Sullivan,'14, is currently a postgraduate apprentice in the Macalester Art Department. She is an exhibiting artist at Body and Machine: An Exhibition of Kinetic and
Interactive Art running from March 5 - 22, 2015 at the Northrop King Building in Minneapolis. She will be interning 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."

Julia Sillen, '14,  is 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, recently 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. She is teaching ceramics classes at Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis.

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, recently 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. He had a summer 2011 internship at Art in General in New York, NY.

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 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. She is the gallery manager at Deborah Gage Works of Art in London. Read her blog entry on Walter Crane's illustrations.

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, 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. 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, is 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, works at The Bakken Museum, Minneapolis MN.

Hannah Quinn Rivenburgh, '10, will attend the MA in Art Therapy program at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, Fall 2015.

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 Root is for sale online. She was a Technical Assistant at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, 2011.


Andrew Bonadio, '09, works at Kittinger Furniture Company in Buffalo, NY, a handcraft and original design company which provided furnishings to the White House. He received an MFA in furniture/woodworking from RIT in 2014.

Anna Chambers-Goldberg, '09, has started her own line of handmade designer clothing, ACG. She was a studio intern at Minnesota Center for the Book Arts in Minneapolis, 2011.

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

Natalie Foote, ’09, is in the Art and Intellectual Property Law program at DePaul Law School in Chicago, IL.

Annie Henly, '09, is a scenic designer. She designed the sets for the university of Minnesota's production of Hamlet in 2014. She 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. See more of her work here 

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

Meghan Nelson, '09, is a Family Programs Intern at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis She works for Wet Paint art supply store in St. Paul. She was a Family Programs Intern at ArtiCulture in Minneapolis 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. 

Nicole Simpkins, '09, is a Lecturer teaching drawing and design at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie WI. She received an MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2013. She has a solo exhibition, Invite Your Wartime Storm at Modern Times, in Minneapolis. In 2013 she was in a group exhibition of artist's books at Galleria la Roggia, Associazione Culturale, Pordenone, Italy. She had a print in the Headshots portfolio on display at the University of Minnesota during the Mid-American Print Council Conference, Oct. 2010. See more of Nicole's work here

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


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

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.

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.

Kelley Hirsch, '08, is in the MA program in Art History at Washington University. She was an intern in the Mediterranean Section at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA, 2012. She was a Research Assistant and Trench Supervisor at the Kenchreai excavations, Kenchreai, Greece, Summers 2005-2012. In 2008 she was an intern at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

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.

Annalee Levin, '08, received an MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2012. She hand embroidered 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.

Lela Pierce, '08, had work in a show for Art at 801 Gallery: Grupo Soap del Corazon "Espiritus" running October 2014 - January 2015. She 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.

Julia Reardon, '08, 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.

Legacy Russell, '08, is attending Goldsmith's College in the UK for graduate studies and was the Art Editor of Bomb Magazine. 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.

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.

Hannah Sullivan,'08, is the Events and Marketing Manager at Alma Chocolate in Portland, OR. She was 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.


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

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 Minneapolis, Jan. 2008.

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

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 Minneapolis, 2012. Only 57 prints out of 800 were accepted.

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

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, Minneapolis. He received a Mellon Mays Undergraduate fellowship while at Macalester.

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

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


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

Charles Campbell, '06, is Executive Assistant to the Chief Curator at Portland Art Museum. He was an Assistant to the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, 2009-'12. 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. He was a Design Intern at the Utne Reader 2006-2008.

Cecilia Caride,'06, is an Association of Research Libraries Career Development Program Fellow in the University of Michigan Special Collections Library, 2014. She was in the Japan Exchange Teaching Programme, 2013 in Sotogahama Town, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. 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.

Courtney Dicmas, '06, 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. Her new children's book, Lemur Dreamer is scheduled out in February 2015 from Templar Publishing. 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.

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

Chelsey (Olsen) Smith, '06, is a Digital Project Manager at ÄKTA in Chicago. She was an Architect Intern at DLR Group in Seattle in 2009 and a Design Intern with Brearley Architects and Urbanists in Shanghai, China in 2008. She received an MArch, Architecture from Iowa State University in 2009. 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.

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.

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


Elisa Berry Fonseca, '05, completed an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Minnesota in 2012 and holds a Master of Arts in Religion and Art from Yale Divinity School. In 2013, her work was chosen for the juried Collector’s Choice exhibit at the Sylvia White Gallery in Ventura, CA. Solo shows have included the Fallout Urban Arts Center, 2012, Minneapolis, MN and Ephemeral Outdoor Installation, 2007, Minneapolis, MN. She was a 2013 recipient an arts grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. She currently teaches as an online adjunct instructor at Pfeiffer University. Her sculpture is being featured in Cycles and Spires, an exhibit at galerie102, running from August 23 - September, 21 2014.

Summer Hills-Bonczyk, '05, is a Youth Art Mentor for Free Arts Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN and she received her MFA in ceramics from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She 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 put together an art exhibition and album release celebration called Three Rhythms: A Performance Art Exhibition of Sound, Material & Movement inspired by this journey to India, showing at the Northrup King Building on December 28, 2014. She showed her ceramic sculpture in a 2 person show titled SURFACING at MIRA Gallery, in Minneapolis, June, 2006.

Sarah Marsh Olson, '05, is a presentation Services Manager at the Gilbane Building Company, San Francisco. She completed an MFA in Design at California College of the Arts in 2013. She received a work-study scholarship to Penland for Summer, 2006, studying creative furniture design

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.

Colleen Stockmann, '05, is an Assistant Curator for Special Projects at Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University. She was a Curatorial Associate at The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, 2009-2013. 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


Jumana Al Hashal, '04, is is the Mobile Development Manager of Zillow Inc. She received a Master of Communication in Digital Media from the University of Washington. She was a featured speaker for the 2013 Seattle Interactive Conference. She was Senior User Experience and Engineering 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, Minneapolis, 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, Minneapolis, 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. 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, Minneapolis MN, Feb., 2005. See a video she co-directed called Lunch at Home

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 Minneapolis, Oct. 2004. Her sculpture, "Suspended Flight" was permanently installed in the Macalester Psychology Dep't. atrium, May 2004.

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

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

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.


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.

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

Alexandra Leaney, '03, is a film studies Lecturer in the Department of Arts and Humanities at the University Campus Suffolk. She received a Master's Degree the film studies graduate program at the University of East Anglia where she also completed a second Masters degree, in script writing. "Her current PhD research is in the field of scriptwriting and focuses on 'point-of-view' within the screenwriting process. She is also working on a series of ten minute shorts, a feature length crime thriller, and her various research interests include the representation of race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality in film."

Kristin Mjolsnes, '03, is an independent Registered Architect and LEED AP based in Washington, DC. She received a graduate degree from the Architecture program at the University of Oregon, Eugene in 2007 where she studied Green Architecture practices. She previously worked for MADE Architecture, an innovative design-build firm in New York City, the San Francisco office of the international firm Perkins + Will and Pivot Architecture in Eugene, Oregon.

Sena Pierce, '03, is an Evaluation Specialist for P-20 Partnerships for Education in Hawaii. She  worked at the Country Desk for Pacific Region, Peace Corps in Washington, D.C. She previously was 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.

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.

Helen Rice, '03, and fellow alum Josh Nissenboim started a web and graphic design company, Fuzzco and were featured in an article on Remodelista.

Carly Schmitt, '03, has her own mural painting company, Artist@Large. One of her murals can be found at Schroeder's Bar and Grill in St. Paul's North End. Her public art project, Curiosities of Lyndale involved photographing objects that answered the question “what are some unique object in your home that best represent you, your story, or the community?” and placed the photos for display on utility boxes in the neighborhood.  See a 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.


Heba Amin, '02, is an Egyptian artist and currently a lecturer in the Media & Computing Department at the University of Applied Sciences, Berlin. her current project Invisible Borders involves a Trans-African Roadtrip from Lagos to Bosnia 2014. She had work in IV Moscow International Biennale for Young Art 2014. She had work in Latitudes, an art exhibit by recipients of Mizna's first ever granting program, May, 2007 at the California Building Gallery, Minneapolis The program supports original artistic work created by Minnesota community members who identify as Arab, Muslim, Berber, or Iranian. She had work in Tekween, Making Art in Arabic, at Mira Gallery, Minneapolis, Aug., 2006. She had a solo art exhibit in the Atwood Memorial Center Art Gallery at St. Could State University in 2006. She also had paintings in "Immigrant Status: Faith in Women", at Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, in 2006. and work in 'Prism of Longing', an exhibit at the Phipps Center, Hudson WI. The Intermedia Arts show was reviewed in the Star Tribune. Amin was also featured on a radio program on Air America MN  as part of the exhibit. She organized "A Tesselation of Mideast/Midwest Artists" at Mira Gallery, Minneapolis, 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,, Minneapolis MN, Feb. 2005. She received an MFA at the University of Minnesota.

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 State Fair 100 year anniversary exhibition, 2011.

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. In Oct., 2006, she did a set of comedy/crying/& love songs at a visual culture conference, TRANS, in Madison, Wisconsin. In 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, is an Assistant Registrar at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. She previously worked on the installation crew. She has been with the Walker since Fall, 2005. See an interview with her concerning the installation of a Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing at the Walker.


Brittany Anderson, '01, is an MSN and RN is San Francisco. She was a Graphic Designer for Barbara Lockhart, Inc. in Los Angeles until 2014 and previously worked at Bijan fashion design. She was a Development Assistant at the Frederick R. Weismann Art Museum in Minneapolis and a gallery manager at Groveland Gallery.

Elissa Cedarleaf Dahl (Anderson), '01, is a profesiional muralist and a licensed K-12 Arts Integration Specialist teaching Art and Spanish in Minneapolis public schools. She won a 2012 Corcoran Neighborhood Grant for mural work. During the summer of 2010, with help from Engineers Without Borders and a Faculty Enhancement Grant from MCAD, Elissa traveled to Masaka, Uganda where she painted collaborative murals with high schoolers at Hope Academy. She completed a mural at Catholic Charities Branch II Day Shelter in Minneapolis in 2007. 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 Minneapolis, Summer 2007. She painted murals in the Global Marketplace of the Lake and Chicago Sears building in Minneapolis in 2006. She ran Offbeat Gallery in North Minneapolis,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.

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.

Aaron Edelson, '01, is an independent artist and graphic designer in Los Angeles. He worked 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.

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

Jay Guerrero, '01, is the chef at Boat Street Cafe in Seattle. He received an MFA at Parsons School of Design, NYC in 2005 and was a professional assistant to the artist Julie Mehretu. He was previously a sous chef at Prune restaurant in NYC.

Gretchen Hooker, '01, received a Masters in Industrial Design, with honors, from Rhode Island School of Design in 2008. She is a "Project Specialist at the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute -- a global non-profit that promotes the transfer of solutions from nature to sustainable human design. One of the Institute’s best-known projects is, the world’s first online database of biological strategies." 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. She previously worked for Springstep, an arts center for traditional and contemporary arts in Medford, MA.

Margot Orr, '01, is a principal at Atkins, a global design, engineering and project management consultant firm in London in the UK. She completed both a Masters in Architecture and a Masters in Urban Design at Washington University, St. Louis.

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 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 member of the RockPaper Scissors collective in Oakland, CA. 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.

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

Maya Winfrey, '01, is a doctoral candidate at NYU and a lecturer in Theater at Dartmouth College. She completed an MA degree in the Performance Studies Program at Tisch School of the Performing Arts, NYU. She collaborated with Jess Cox '01 on a curatorial project at Visceglia Gallery, Caldwell College, NJ, in 2005.


Jake Keeler, '00, received his MFA in painting in 2002 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His art on one the Fall line offerings from Flood Tide CoHe painted a large-scale trout mural for the 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, 2009. He had a solo show "Creator/Destroyer" at Umber Studios in Minneapolis, 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, Minneapolis, 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, received the Lucy Morgan scholarship for painting at Penland, in Asheville, NC, Summer, 2003. She was an art teacher for Asheville High School. She is 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, 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. 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 Minneapolis, 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., Minneapolis 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. 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, Triumph 67, screened at the Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, Nov. 2011.

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 or see his work here


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 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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