VIEW Alumni by Decade:
Rachel Poli,’18 is attending graduate school in Biomedical Visualization at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Sophia Hill, ’18, was one of the artists participating in Art Professor Megan Vossler’s Ekphrastic Drawing 2.0 collaborative project at SooVAC gallery (Minneapolis, 2017). She was a dancer with Ananya Dance Theater, a professional contemporary Indian American dance company.
Maja Bendtsen, ’17, was selected for the Macalester Art Department’s 2017 postgraduate apprenticeship program. She was the recipient of a Joan Adams Mondale Scholarship for ceramics 2016/17.
Ilana Budenosky, ’17, was selected for the Macalester Art Department’s postgraduate apprenticeship program in 2017. She completed a mural, Stop Requested, on Snelling Avenue in St. Paul as part of Midway Arts public art program, 2017.
Lachlan Hinwood, ’17, was selected for the Macalester Art Department’s 2018 postgraduate apprenticeship program.
Dex Nguyen, ’17 works for BlueR Productions, a digital imaging and design firm in Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam.
Victoria Leixin Qian, ’17, is in the MFA program in photography at Parson’s School of Design.
Hao Guo, ’16, is in the graduate journalism program at UC Berkeley in 2017.
Sherry Muyuan He ’16, completed an MFA at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 2018. She is an assistant professor in the Art Department at the University Of South Dakota, Vermillion. She participated in Art Professor Megan Vossler’s Ekphrastic Drawing 2.0 collaborative project at SooVAC gallery (Minneapolis, 2017) with an interactive project entitled Art is Why I get Up in the Morning.
Simon Koda, ’16, was selected for the Macalester Art Department’s postgraduate apprenticeship program.
Michael Kreher, ’16, is a Building and Technical Operations Assistant at the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He was selected for the Macalester Art Department’s postgraduate apprenticeship program.
Allison Wegren Metzger, ’16, is the Owner/Instructor at Minnesota Nice Workshops in Richmond, VA. She showed work in the Common Threads II exhibit on display at Iowa State University’s Design on Main Gallery (Ames, October 2016). She received her MFA in Visual Arts- Textiles from the University of Kansas in 2013, where she taught Fibers classes.
Parker Field, ’15, is an art researcher and writer in New York. He currently researches for the Arshile Gorky catalogue raisonné and the Paul Cézanne Works on Paper catalogue raisonné.
Sam Landsberg, ’15, was selected for the Art Department’s postgraduate apprenticeship program.
Marlys Mandaville, ’15, is an assistant at Melissa Loop Art, in Minneapolis, MN. She showed work in The Goddess Show at Mosaic On A Stick Gallery (St. Paul, MN, 2018) and Art ‘N’ Motion, Art-A-Whirl Exhibition at Gallery 332 in the Northrup King building (Minneapolis). She was selected for the Art Department’s postgraduate apprenticeship program.
Cynthia Scott, ’15, was selected for the Art Department’s postgraduate apprenticeship program.
Maya Aguayo Schmidt-Feng, ’14, is a Managing Editor at Tomorrow Magazine in Brooklyn, New York. She was a Research Intern with the Visual Arts department at the Walker Art Center.
Anna Van Voorhis, ’14 is in the MFA program at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Hannah Campbell, ’14, completed her MFA in Furniture Design at Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University, Indianapolis May, 2017. She was a Digital Fabrication Lab Technician for IUPUI.
Camille Erickson, ’14, is in the graduate program at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University. She was the Administrative Assistant in the Department of Contemporary Art at The Minneapolis Institute of Art. Her postcard project at the Soap Factory was featured in a February 26, 2017 article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She was the Exhibiting and Consigned Artists Coordinator at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, where she co-curated Collected Voices: 30 Years of Quatrefoil Library, an exhibition featuring publications from the country’s second largest LGBTQ library. She 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 Minneapolis. She received a Humanity In Action International Fellowship to do research in Poland in 2015.
Noah Exum,’14, is in the BS program in Interior Design at the University of Minnesota. He is a National Design Team Intern at RSP Architects in Minneapolis. He 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“. You can also see more of his work here: https://issuu.com/noahexum/docs/noahexumfullportfolio
Anna Johnson, ’14, had work in the June 2017 show Memory Palace at Pinwheel Arts, Minneapolis. She was a visual artist and Creep Wrangler for the Haunted Basement at the Soap Factory in Minneapolis. She was an Associate Stage Manager and actress appearing in the world premiere of 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 at the Soap Factory (Minneapolis, June, 2015) 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; read the review by MPR.
Michelle Lee, ’14, is attending the graduate program in Art History at Purdue University. She presented a paper at the CAA annual conference in 2017. She received a Mellon Mays Undergraduate fellowship at Macalester.
Samantha Leopold-Sullivan,’14, completed a postgraduate apprenticeship in the Macalester Art Department and currently attends the MFA program at Alfred University in sculpture. She displayed work in the show A Conspiracy of Strange Girls at CO Exhibitions (Minneapolis, November, 2016). She and Erin Holt, ’14 had a two-person exhibit in the installation Sad Boys Pop‐Up Gallery #2 at Hamline University (St. Paul, 2016). She interned with artists Harriet Bart and Yu-Wen-Wu, assisting them with the assembly and installation of Random Walks and Chance Encounters at the Minnesota Museum of American Art in 2015. Leopold-Sullivan 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 (Minneapolis, 2015). She also participated in the 46th annual iron pour in the foundry at the University of Minnesota Studio Art program (2015) and showed work in Body and Machine: An Exhibition of Kinetic and Interactive Art at the Northrop King Building (Minneapolis).
Lily Parmenter, ’14, is a freelance designer.
Julia Sillen, ’14, is an Environmental Educator & Teaching Artist at the Horticultural Society of New York. She teaches K-12 students all over the city, outdoors in their school gardens. She was an Education Intern at Highpoint Center For Printmaking in Minneapolis.
Drew Mintz ’14 is co-owner and Creative Director at Edition Studios, a design firm in Minneapolis. He was previously Creative Director for Nerland Co. in Minneapolis. See his work at https://www.editionstudios.com/
Samantha Baker, ’13, is the social media and outreach intern at the Alaska Marine Conservation Council.
Taylor Champoux, ’13, is a Visual Art Teacher for the South St. Paul School District. She received her MA in Art Education at the University of Minnesota. She had work in It’s Alive!, a juried show at Minnesota Center for Book Arts (2016). She interned at the non-profit art organization Kunstverein Grafschaft-Bentheim (Neuenhaus, Germany) during the summer of 2013. The opportunity came through the “WorkART” program at the University of Minnesota’s Center for German and European Studies (CGES).
Hanna Geil-Neufeld, ’13, is an Assistant Producer at Freedom Podcasting. With Painting Professor Chris Willcox, she participated in 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 at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (2013).
Avery Glassman, ’13, is the Curator of Programs and Exhibitions at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts.
Lisa Goese, ’13, completed an apprenticeship with Bread and Puppet Theater (Vermont, Summer 2013).
Erin Holt, ’13, is teaching ceramics classes at Northern Clay Center and printmaking at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts (Minneapolis). She and Samantha Leopold-Sullivan, ’14 had a two-person exhibit in the installation Sad Boys Pop‐Up Gallery #2 at Hamline University (St. Paul, MN, 2016). She has been drawing illustrations for Macalester Today magazine. Holt completed a postgraduate apprenticeship in the Macalester Art Department and designed and printed the 2014 commemorative broadside for the opening of the renovated Studio Art Building. Her work was included in a portfolio of prints acquired by the National Gallery of Australia in 2013.
Daiga Kravale, ’13, is a digital designer at WRONG (Riga, Latvia). She studied Multimedia Design at KEA- The Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (Copenhagen, Denmark).
Callie Tysdal, ’13, is teaching English in Yongin, South Korea.
Emma Colon, ’12, is an artist and educator living in Brooklyn, New York. She is a former Education Fellow at Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis. She worked with Living Proof Print Collective teaching screenprinting workshops and engaging in print projects focused on community building and social justice.
Julia Dahle, ’12, completed a postgraduate apprenticeship in the Macalester Art Department.
Mike Fausz, ’12, is a Full Stack Developer at Launchpeer consulting agency in Charleston, South Carolina. He was a postgraduate apprentice in the Macalester Art Department.
Mike Ferut, ’12, is a freelance editor and writer in NYC. He worked as an Assistant Editor and Editorial Assistant at the Guggenheim Museum from 2015-2018. He previously worked as an editorial associate at Art in Print and an assistant photo editor at Lerner Group in Minneapolis. He was an Intern for Highpoint Center for Printmaking (Minneapolis) and a member of the Highpoint Printmaking Co-op.
Andrew Flynn, ’12, is in medical school at the University of Colorado. In 2015 he studied the intersection of health systems failures and HIV-related opportunistic infections in Uganda on a Kean Fellowship. His senior art capstone project at Macalester included sculpture of human anatomical parts.
Larsen Husby, ’12, is attending the University of Illinois, Chicago, MFA program, Fall 2018. His solo exhibit, Overedge, was on display at Red Garage Gallery, Mpls. June 2018. He installed an interactive walking map in the Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester, June, 2018. He was awarded an international art residency from the Soap Factory, Mpls., to Kultivera in Tranas, Sweden in August 2017. His September 2017 exhibit at the Smallest Museum in St. Paul (SMSP) was featured in the Minnesota Daily: Art and Art History…. on the Tiny Side. Husby had a public art project on view in downtown Minneapolis. Land of Sky-Tinted Water is a map of Minnesota lakes made out reflective mylar and mounted in the second floor windows of 930 Hennepin Avenue (the old National Camera Exchange building). The piece is part of “Represent: Made Here,” a showcase of artists in downtown storefronts. He completed an artist residency at Project 387 in Gualala, CA , August 2016. Husby started an independent gallery in Minneapolis called The Ledge. Its Lending Library of artworks is housed in Stevens Square in Minneapolis. See a 2017 article about the Minneapolis Art Lending Library, here. His 2015 exhibit, “Autres Curiosites,” was shown at Tuck Under Projects, 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.
Hilary Schroeder,’12, is in the art history master’s program at the University of Georgia. She is a Curatorial Assistant and Luce Project Coordinator at the Asheville Art Museum in North Carolina. She was the 2016-2017 Semmes Foundation Intern in Museum Studies at The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas. She was an intern in the Department of Decorative Arts, Textiles, and Sculpture at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and in 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 a curator at City Wide Artists in Mpls. He received a Master’s degree in Art History from the Master of Arts Program in Humanities at the University of Chicago. He worked with the Hyde Park Art Center and The Renaissance Society.
Doris Zhao, ’12, is a Curatorial Assistant at The Studio Museum in Harlem in 2017-18. She was part of a team curating the Regarding the Figure exhibit in 2017. She was a Curatorial Intern at Altered Aesthetics Gallery in Minneapolis in 2012, and an associate fellow at the Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers. She had her senior Art History capstone paper accepted to a highly competitive conference; the 2012 Creativity and Innovation in Art: Indiana University Undergraduate Symposium in Art History. 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.
Keith Couture, ’11, has started a project called The Mindful Bike in Denver, CO. 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 assistant for the Axa Mexico Art Collection where he helped coordinate artist’s exhibitions under the Art Residencies Program between France and Mexico. He was a 2010 Intern at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, Italy. In Spring 2011 he was a Contemporary Art Intern at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Arella Vargas, ’11, was a Spanish language interpreter for Minneapolis Public Schools and part of the Black Rose Print Collective in Minneapolis. A Mellon Curricular Pathways grant enabled Vargas and Andra Palchick to organize an art give-away and community dialogues titled “The Fine Arts, Civic Engagement, and University Avenue,” in conjunction with photographer Wing Young Huie’s 2010 University Avenue Project. She assisted Mexican artist Artemio Rodriguez in printing his 8 foot 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, had a residency at Chinatown Soup, Brooklyn, NY, 2016, followed by a 2017 solo exhibition titled Man Proposes. He was an intern at Thierry Goldberg Projects in New York. He was an
Education intern at Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis in 2010 and 2011.
Andrew Gramm, ’10, is a Community Program Coordinator at Minneapolis Community Education.
Chloe Nelson, ’10, is the program assistant for mnartists.org. 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. In 2013, wrote for the Walker Art Center blog.
Lily Radkoff, ’10, worked at The Bakken Museum, Minneapolis MN.
Quinn Rivenburgh, ’10, is an art therapist. Quinn received an MA in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago in 2017.
Quinn is a former Teaching Artist at SteppingStone Theatre in St. Paul and a former Teaching Artist at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre in Minneapolis
Pei-Hsuan Wang, ’10, had a residency at iscp – International Studio & Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, NY, April 2018. She had a solo exhibition, Momentary Grace, March 2018 at the Haiton Art Center in Taipei. Work from her art residency was on display in a group show, From the Center, at the Iksan Arts Center in Iksan, South Korea from September – October 2017. She had work in the 2016 Taipei Arts Awards exhibit at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, on view Dec 20,- March 19, 2017. Her work was included in the the 4th Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale, 2016, titled “Ways of Clay: Perspectives Towards the Future.” The biennale consists of residency programs located in over 10 sites, hosting over 20 international artists, as well as an exhibition of 42 artists from 23 countries at the National Gallery in Jakarta. She had a solo exhibition called “Like Paradise” at Jiang Shan Yi Gai Suo art gallery, Hsinchu City, Taiwan in 2015 and another called “Mobile Scapehood,” at FreeS Art Space in Taipei, Taiwan in 2014 at Jiang Shan Yi Gai Suo art gallery, Hsinchu City, Taiwan. She completed an MFA in ceramics at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan in 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. To see more of Pei-Hsuan Wang’s work, visit pei-hsuanwang.com
Harlan Marshall Quinn, Jr., d. 2016, received a Master’s degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He was known for low fired, painted clay sculpture.
Rolf Westphal, ’68, d. 2016, installed monumental sculptures in Austria, Germany, Finland, Siberia, Turkey, Canada and across the US. He described himself as an “international person working internationally.” He held many teaching positions, including the Vancouver College of Art and Design in British Columbia, the Kansas City Art Institute, the University of Texas at Austin, and was the Frederick R. Layton Distinguished Visiting Professor in Studio Art at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.
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.
John David Barnett, ’58, d. 2014, retired from Cape Canaveral as supervisor of the sign and graphics department.
Joan Adams Mondale, ’52, d. 2014, was Second Lady of the United States from 1977 until 1981, as the wife of Vice President 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.
Harry Drake, ’50, d. 2012, was a designer who devoted himself to painting, collecting art and philanthropy. His obituary can be read in the Star Tribune.
Curtis R. S. Johnson,’55, d. 2009, was an art teacher in the Minneapolis Public Schools.
Arrlowayne L. Parker, nee Kaslow, ’50, d. 2009, taught art in elementary schools in Waterloo, Iowa.
Patricia Ann Lampe nee Toole, ’50, d. 2009, taught grades 1–12 in a one-room school house in Iowa until she moved to Northfield in 1951. She exhibited work at the Northfield Arts Guild.
Tim Gartman, ’89, d. 2003, 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.
Ardes Blumstein ’61, d. 2002, received her Master of Fine Arts Degree from George Washington University in conjunction with the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. She taught art and
sculpture at the Edgar Allan Poe Middle School in Fairfax County, VA for 37 years.
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.
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.
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