VIEW Alumni by Decade:
Ema Erickson, ’20, won a Merit Award in Studio Art.
Rebecca Grossi, ’20, is the 2020 winner of the Joan Mondale Ceramics Award in Studio Art.
Michael Khuth, ’20, received an Emerging Curator Fellowship from the Emerging Curators Institute.
Marissa Mohammed, ’20, won a Merit Award in Studio Art.
Joanna Seifter, ’20, was accepted to NYU’s Museum Studies graduate program.
Maya Varma, ’20, won a Merit Award in Art History.
Dada Wang, ’20, is the 2020 winner of the Donald Celender Prize in Art History.
Ruby Elliott Zuckerman, ’20, won a Merit Award in Studio Art.
Sebastian Eising, ’19, is an intern at MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, NY. He was an intern at the Walker art Center in Mpls., where he wrote this post about the WAC retrospective for Siah Armajani ’64. He won a Donovan Art History Academic Travel Award in 2018. He was the Collections Assistant in the Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester 2016-2019.
Ellie Hohulin, ’19, is a Regional Parks Intern at the Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities. She was a recipient of the Macalester 2019 Presidential Leadership Award for outstanding seniors. She was a Public Relations Intern at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in 2017. She received the Donovan Art History Academic Travel Award to support her capstone research project on Belgian Surrealism in 2018. She collaborated with artist Amanda Lovelee on the Naturewood Shanty, a project for the Art Shanty Projects On-Ice program on Bde Unma/Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, scheduled January 18 through February 9, 2020.
Sydney Petersen, ’19, with Norah Ntagungira, ’22, created a 2020 mural honoring George Floyd, on plywood covering the Patagonia storefront on Grand Ave in St. Paul. Sydney is a post-graduate apprentice in Painting, working with Prof. Willcox. They completed an original mural in the main hallway of the Studio Art Building, with assistance from Phoebe Mol in 2019.
Miya Ito, ’19 was one of three selected for the Art Department’s postgraduate apprenticeship program for 2019-2020 along with Sydney Petersen, ’19, and Isabel Le. Petersen teamed up with Mac student Norah Ntagungira to create a mural honoring George Floyd on boarded up windows on Grand Avenue in June 2020.
Sophia Songmi Hill, ’18, had a residency and solo exhibit, It Comes in Waves, at SooVAC gallery in Minneapolis in September 2018. She was one of the artists participating in Art Professor Megan Vossler’s 2017 Ekphrastic Drawing 2.0 collaborative project at SooVAC. She was a dancer with Ananya Dance Theater, a professional contemporary Indian American dance company.
Rachel Poli,’18 is attending graduate school in Biomedical Visualization at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Anna Hitchcock, ’18 was the Education Department Administrative Assistant at the Sealaska Heritage Institute in Juneau, Alaska in 2019. The nonprofit organization helps perpetuate and support Southeastern Alaskan Native cultures. In Summer 2019, she was a Woodworking and Furniture Intern, at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass CO.
Rachel Meyer, ’18, is a Video Editor at Wright State Univ center for Teaching and Learning in Yellow Springs, OH, where she editis video content for distance learning academic classes.
Maja (Bendtsen) Daley, ’17, has enrolled in the Intercultural Studies program at Aarhus University, in Aarhus, Denmark. She 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.
Jordan Breslau, ’17 is the Administrative and Development Assistant at Public Art St. Paul, a private, non-profit organization working in partnership with the City of Saint Paul to create a more just, sustainable, and beautiful city.
Chaim Budenosky, ’17, contributed art to the 2019 Art4Shelter benefit auction for Simpson Family Housing Services in Minneapolis. They were selected for the Macalester Art Department’s postgraduate apprenticeship program in 2017. They completed a mural, Stop Requested, on Snelling Avenue in St. Paul as part of Midway Arts public art program, 2017.
Di Cui, ’17, received her Master’s degree from Pratt Institute in 2019. Her thesis was “Participatory Place-Based Art: Anchoring Communities Through Creative Placekeeping.” She is the Program Coordinator at Citizens Committee of New York City, a non-profit that micro-funds grassroots community improvement projects.
Lachlan Hinwood, ’17, is attending the graduate painting program at the University of Iowa, 2019. He 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, received an MFA in photography from Parson’s School of Design, NYC in 2019. She is a User Experience designer, Lecco Inc.
Vincent Siegerink, ’17 works at the Centre for Well-being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity (OECD WISE Centre) , Paris FR.
Hao Guo, ’16, is a freelance fimmaker in the San Francisco Bay Area. He completed a Master of Journalism from UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, focused on documentaries. He was a Visual Storytelling Intern at Berkeleyside, the independent online journal. See his work, online.
Sherry Muyuan He ’16, is an assistant professor at the City College of New York in NYC. See work from her 2020 exhibit through Kasini House, Burlington VT. She was previously a member of the Art Department at the University Of South Dakota, Vermillion. She completed an MFA at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 2018. She participated in Art Professor Megan Vossler’s Ekphrastic Drawing 2.0 collaborative project at SooVAC gallery, in Minneapolis, 2017, with an interactive project entitled Art is Why I get Up in the Morning.
Simon Koda, ’16, is a freelance photographer. He was selected for the Macalester Art Department’s postgraduate apprenticeship program.
Michael Kreher, ’16, was a Building and Technical Operations Assistant at the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 2016-2019. He was selected for the Macalester Art Department’s postgraduate apprenticeship program. In July, 2016 he was a conservation crew member at Horvat Omrit, Macalester College’s archaeological site in northern Israel.
Ollie Schminkey. ’16, is a ceramist operating Sick Kitty Ceramics in Minneapolis. They were interviewed in a May 24, 2019 Star Tribune article, ‘Traveling Expo of ‘Oddities & Curiosities’ comes to Minneapolis.”
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. He presented a paper at the ACTC Symposium at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in April 2015, titled “Reflections on Tomatsu Shomei’s Atomic Bomb Damage: Wristwatch Stopped at 11:02, August 9, 1945, Nagasaki.”
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 in 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 freelance video editor and previously worked as an associate producer at Interactive One in Brooklyn, NY. She worked as an assistant video editor for the Netflix/Higher Ground production Crip Camp, which won the Audience Award at Sundance, 2020. She was a Managing Editor at Tomorrow Magazine in Brooklyn, New York. She was also a research intern with the Visual Arts department at the Walker Art Center. Maya was a recipient of the 2014 Art History Merit Award.
Anna Van Voorhis, ’14 is an Operatons Specialist at Weissman Foundry, an open-door design studio, supporting transdisciplinary collaboration between Babson, Olin, and Wellesley colleges, in Wellesley, MA. She received her MFA in sculpture from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis in 2019.
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 the Energy & Natural Resources Reporter for the Casper Star-Tribune in Wyoming. She completed a Master’s degree at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University in 2019 . 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 served 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. Noah is a National Design Team Intern at RSP Architects in Minneapolis. Noah is a Board Member of Trans Lifeline, “a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.” Noah was a postgraduate apprentice in the Macalester Art Department in 2015. Noah 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“. See a portfolio of Noah’s work.
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 in the PhD program in American Studies at the University of Minnesota. She received an MA in American Studies at Purdue University in 2017 where she was the Instructor of Record for “Bad Asians: Contemporary Representations of Asian/Americans in Visual Culture and the Material World.” She was a Research and Curatorial Fellow at the National Public Housing Museum and a Curatorial Intern for Museum Diversity at the Asheville Art Museum in 2018. She presented a paper at the CAA annual conference in 2017. She received a Mellon Mays Undergraduate fellowship at Macalester and was the recipient of a 2014 Art History Merit Award.
Samantha Leopold-Sullivan,’14, received an MFA in sculpture from Alfred University in 2019. Their sculpture, Home of Vulnerability No. 1 won an Honorable Mention at the 2020 Minnesota State Fair exhibit. They had a solo exhibit at Red Garage Gallery in Minneapolis, September 2019. They displayed work in the show A Conspiracy of Strange Girls at CO Exhibitions in Minneapolis, November, 2016. They and Erin Holt (’14) had a two-person exhibit in the installation Sad Boys Pop‐Up Gallery #2 at Hamline University in St. Paul, 2016. They 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). They 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). They were a postgraduate apprentice in the Macalester Art Department.
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 in 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. The opening for that exhibit was held at MCAD on Jan. 20, 2013. Two panel discussion/artist talks were held and a Walker Art Center curator gave a lecture discussing the collaborative process.
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 the Manager of Community Partnerships at Artistry, an arts center in Bloomington MN, where she also teaches community art classes. She has taught ceramics classes at Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, and printmaking at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in 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 Rozentāle (Kravale), ’13, is a digital designer at WRONG (Riga, Latvia). She worked on a Christmas 2020 video with the band Tautumeitas for Latvijas Mobilais Telefons, which became a music video posted outdoors all over Riga. She studied Multimedia Design at KEA- The Copenhagen School of Design and Technology in 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, is administrative associate for the Adoption Medicine Clinic at the University of Minnesota, Mpls. . She completed a postgraduate apprenticeship in the Macalester Art Department. In 2013 she interned at Form + Content Gallery in Minneapolis.
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 a second year resident MD at Duke University School of Medicine. He finished 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. He is the subject of a TPT television segment in the series MN originals, Season 10, Episode 5, which aired 6/16/2019. He walked every street in Minneapolis for his project Long Trace of Minneapolis. He had a two-person show at the Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI, Oct-Dec. 2019. His solo exhibit, Overedge, was on display at Red Garage Gallery, Minneapolis, June 2018. He installed an interactive walking map in the Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester College, June, 2018. He was awarded an international art residency from the Soap Factory, Minneapolis, to Kultivera in Tranas, Sweden in August 2017. His September 2017 exhibit at the Smallest Museum in St. Paul 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 which was mounted in the second floor windows of 930 Hennepin Avenue (the old National Camera Exchange building). The piece was part of Represent: Made Here, a showcase of artists in downtown storefronts. He completed an artist residency at Project 387 , Gualala, CA, August 2016. Husby started an independent gallery in Minneapolis called The Ledge, whose Lending Library of artworks is housed in Stevens Square in Minneapolis. The Soap Factory also wrote a 2017 article about the Minneapolis Art Lending Library. Husby’s 2015 exhibit, Autres Curiosites, was shown at Tuck Under Projects in Minneapolis. Larsen was a postgraduate apprentice in the Macalester Art Department from 2012-2013 and had a summer 2011 internship at Art in General in New York.
Hilary Schroeder,’12, is a Curatorial Assistant and Luce Project Coordinator at the Asheville Art Museum in North Carolina. She earned a master’s in art history at the University of Georgia in 2017. 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 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 a curator at City Wide Artists in Minneapolis. 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 Research Associate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. She was a Curatorial Assistant at The Studio Museum in Harlem from 2016-2018. She was part of a team curating the Regarding the Figure exhibit in 2017. She was a 2012 Curatorial Intern at Altered Aesthetics Gallery in Minneapolis and an associate fellow at the Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers. She had her senior Art History capstone paper accepted to the highly competitive conference Creativity and Innovation in Art: Indiana University Undergraduate Symposium in Art History in 2012. She won the Gateway Prize for excellent writing at Macalester and a Mellon Mays Undergraduate fellowship.
Bimbola Akinbola, ’11, is an Assistant Professor of Performance Studies at Northwestern University. She was a featured speaker at the Macalester American Studies Conference, precarious futures/troubled pasts/ethical return, March 5-6, 2020. She received her PhD in 2018 from the University of Maryland, College Park and was Northwestern University’s 2018-2020 Black Performing Arts Post-Doctoral Fellow. Her chapter, The Politics of Space and the Critical Role of Art in Historical Museums was published by Routledge Press in Academics, Artists, and Museums, 21st-Century Partnerships, in 2019. She was previously 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, 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 a Knowledge Management Manager at The Chartis Group in Chicago. She received a Master’s degree in Information Management at the University of Michigan, in 2015. 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 a Curator at Fundación Casa Wabi in Mexico City. He was an Assistant Curator at Museo Tamayo in Mexico City 2012-2013. He was a curatorial assistant for the Axa Mexico Art Collection where he helped coordinate artists’ 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 work in a 2020 group show, Friends and Lovers at Chinatown Soup, NYC. He 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 also an Education intern at Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, 2010-2011.
Andrew Gramm, ’10, is a Community Program Coordinator at Minneapolis Community Education.
Chloe Nelson, ’10, is an Art Fair Assistant in NYC, with experience at TEFAF Maastricht, IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair, Master Drawings New York, and more. She was the program assistant for mnartists.org through the Walker art Center 2012-2013. She was interim 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, she wrote for the Walker Reader.
Lily Radkoff, ’10, worked at The Bakken Museum (Minneapolis, MN).
Quinn Rivenburgh, ’10, is an art therapist at Art Therapist at Full Spectrum Therapy LLC, and RECLAIM! a Minneapolis organization devoted to mental health support for queer and trans youth. 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 (St. Paul) and a former Teaching Artist at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre (Minneapolis).
Pei-Hsuan Wang, ’10, had a solo exhibit, For Iris, at Gallery 456 in NYC, as well as I’ve Left My Body to Occupy Others, at Good Weather gallery in Chicago, IL, both in 2020. She received a Special Jury Prize in the Passage of Sinthome: Huayu Youth Award 2019, at the HUAYU Art Center, Sanya, Hainan, China. Wang’s video A Moonlight Flit was featured in the PROYECTOR Festival 2019, displayed in a many venues in Madrid, Spain, in September 2019. She had a residency at International Studio & Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, NY, April 2018. She had a solo exhibition, Momentary Grace, at the Haiton Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan, March 2018. Work from her art residency was on display in a group show, From the Center, at the Iksan Arts Center, South Korea, 2017. She showed work in the 2016 Taipei Arts Awards exhibit at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Dec 20, 2016 – March 19, 2017. Her work was included in the 4th Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale 2016, titled “Ways of Clay: Perspectives Towards the Future.” The biennale featured residency programs in more than 10 locations and hosted over 20 international artists. It also connected to an exhibition of 42 artists from 23 countries at the National Gallery in Jakarta. Wang had a solo exhibition called Like Paradise at Jiang Shan Yi Gai Suo Art Gallery in Hsinchu City, Taiwan, 2015, and another called Mobile Scapehood at FreeS Art Space , Taipei, Taiwan, 2014. 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 the 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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