VIEW Alumni by Decade:
2010 | 2000 | 1990 | 1980 | 1970 | 1960 | 1950
Alex Thomas, ’22, is attending the MFA program in Architecture at Yale University. He was awarded a 2021 Imagining America/Joy of Giving Something Fellowship, elevating photography and digital media as pathways for students to pursue their careers and to make a difference in their communities. He also earned the 2021 National Organization of Minority Architects Foundation Fellowship during which he received a stipend to work with FXCollaborative, a NYC architecture firm. As part of a team tasked with renovating a Times Square building, Thomas worked on everything from floor plans to 3D models. In 2020-’21 he was an intern at Seitu Jones Studio, St. Paul, MN where he worked on the pdf stencil files for the historic Blues for George project.
Rebecka Ibarra, ’22, is Co-Director of the Girls EmpowerEd Program in New York City. She received the Donovan travel award in Art History. In 2021 she worked remotely as an administrative intern at the Institute for Therapy through the Arts (ITA).
Becca Gallandt, ’22 is a 2023 post-graduate apprentice in Printmaking.
Zarra Marlowe, ’21, has work included in “Dream Sequences,” a pop-up public art project sited at the former Elsa’s House of Sleep, produced by 36th A.R.T. (Avenue Revitalization and Transformation), working to address safety, accessibility, aesthetics and interpretive wayfinding along 36th Ave, from Lake St. to 25th St. in Mpls., February 2023. Zarra won a 2021 Distinguished Merit Award in Studio Art and was a 2022 post-graduate apprentice in Painting.
Long Nguyen, ’21, is in the He won a 2021 Merit Award in Studio Art. Long taught at a youth photography camp in NY, Summer 2021. He was awarded a 2020/2021 Imagining America/Joy of Giving Something Fellowship.
Mai Xor Vang ’21, won a Merit Award in Studio Art. She worked with St. Olaf College Trio Upward Bound students in Summer 2021.
Malini Basu ’21, is in the MFA program in Illustration at The Minneapolis College of Art & Design. She won a 2021 Merit Award in Studio Art. Malini was a 2022 post-graduate apprentice in Printmaking.
Felipe Fernandez ’21 won the 2021 Donald Celender Prize in Art History.
Ivy Flemmer ’21 was a 2021 summer studio assistant to the Art Technical Supervisor at Macalester.
Camille Severi, ’21 has been accepted into an Art Management Master’s program at the Bocconi School of Management in Milan, Italy. She was the 2021 winner of the Joan Mondale Ceramics Award in Studio Art.
Ema Erickson, ’20, is an independent illustrator in Minneapolis. She won a 2020 Merit Award in Studio Art. She was a Design Intern for the Minnesota Historical Society Press in 2019. see her work at emaerikson.com
Rebecca Grossi, ’20, is a Graphic Designer at BambooMN. She was the 2020 winner of the Joan Mondale Ceramics Award in Studio Art.
Michael Khuth, ’20, has been selected to create a sculpture at Macalester College which “acknowledges and commemorates the past, present, and future of alumni of color.” He had work in Weaving Fragments: Dreams of the Contemporary Moment at Form + Content Gallery, Mpls., June, 2022. Khuth received an 2022 Emerging Curator Fellowship from the Emerging Curators Institute. He was one of 47 students selected nationally for a ship, a one-year grant for purposeful, independent exploration outside the United States. He is the Founder and Chief Editor of Generation Magazine, engaging with Khmer diasporic communities. The publication was started with a Macalester Live It! fund award.
Marissa Mohammed, ’20, is a Student Supervisor for theShe She won a 2020 Merit Award in Studio Art.
Joanna Seifter, ’20, was accepted to NYU’s Museum Studies graduate program.
Maya Varma, ’20, is a PhD student in Art History at UCLA . She won a 2020 Merit Award in Art History.
Dada Wang, ’20, is enrolled in the PhD Program in Art History at UC-Davis. She was awarded a 2022 ArtTable fellowship to work with the Museum of Chinese in America in NYC. She was the 2020 winner of the Donald Celender Prize in Art History.
Ruby Elliott Zuckerman, ’20, is a Studio Manager at Tiwa Select craft gallery in Los Angeles. She won a 2020 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.
Bade Turgut, ’19 is the Director of Weinstein Hammons Gallery in Minneapolis, a gallery with a focus on modern and contemporary photography. She had work in an exhibit, Change of Plans, 2022 at Mixer Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey. She was featured in a Mpls. Star Tribune article by Alicia Eler “How Minnesota artists are staying creative and beating the coronavirus blues” May 2, 2020.
Ellie Hohulin, ’19, is a digital content creator at the Walker Art Center in Mpls. She was 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, was on the 2023 Production Team for the Art Shanty Projects, an interactive art event held on frozen Bde Unma/Lake Harriet, in Minneapolis, MN. Sydney had work in Overflow, an exhibit at Q.arma Gallery in Mpls. associated with Many Waters: A Minnesota Biennial, 2021. They were previously a Studio Assistant at Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis. With Norah Ntagungira, ’22, Sydney created a 2020 mural honoring George Floyd, on plywood covering the Patagonia storefront on Grand Ave in St. Paul. Sydney was 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.
Noah Heil, ’19, is the Ceramics Technician and Fabricator at Powerhouse Arts – a non-profit arts organization in Brooklyn, NY. He was a studio technician and instructor at ClayHouse, Brooklyn. See his work at @noclaypologiez!
Miya Ito, ’19 is a Dining Room Coordinator for Ebenezer Senior Care in Edina, MN. Miya was one of three selected for the Art Department’s postgraduate apprenticeship program for 2019-2020 along with Sydney Petersen, ’19, and Isabel Le.
Sophia Songmi Hill, ’18, was in Queer Forms, a multdisciplinary exhibit, held at Nash Gallery at the University of MN , Mpls. in 2019. She 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 received a Master’s degree in Biomedical Visualization at the University of Illinois, Chicago in 2020. She is an Associate Medical Illustrator at Osso VR based in San Francisco.
Anna Hitchcock, ’18 will have work displayed at Women Made Gallery’s 24th International Open in Chicago, March 18 – April 22, 2023. She had work in the Miniature Monumental show at the Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, UK, in 2023. She received an endowed fellowship at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine for Fall 2022. She had work in the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship Alumni and Fellows 2021 exhibit, in Rockport Maine. She 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 University Center for Teaching and Learning in Yellow Springs, OH, where she edits video content for distance learning academic classes.
Maja (Bendtsen) Daley, ’17, is a Visual Arts Teacher at Aarhus Gymnasiumis in Aarhus, Denmark. She received a Master’s degree in Intercultural Studies at Aarhus University in 2020. 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 a She was 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, is a Program Manager at Citizens Committee for New York City. She 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, was in a 3 person show, Curtains, at My Pet Ram Gallery in the Lower East Side, NYC, January 2023. He attended the graduate painting program at the University of Iowa. He was selected for the Macalester Art Department’s 2018 postgraduate apprenticeship program.
Dex Nguyen, ’17 is a Video Editor for works in Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam. He worked for BlueR Productions, a digital imaging and design firm in Hồ Chí Minh City, 2018.
Victoria Leixin Qian, ’17, received an MFA in photography from Parson’s School of Design, NYC in 2019. She is a User Experience designer, at Kaplan.
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 and a production specialist at SkyLink TV. See his work, online.
Sherry Muyuan He ’16, is an assistant professor of art 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, is a preparator at SFO Museum in San Francisco. He 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.”
Egzon Sadiku, ’16, received his graduate degree from the University of Glasgow School of Education in 2022. He recieved one of 3 inaugural Joan Adams Mondale Endowed Scholarships in ceramics at Macalester, presented in person by Vice President Walter Mondale in 2014.
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, is the Program coordinator for Vetri Community Partnership, a non-profit organization that provides nutrition education through hands-on experiences in Philadelphia. He was selected for the Art Department’s 2016 postgraduate apprenticeship program.
Marlys Mandaville, ’15, is a Teaching Artist at the Museum of Children’s Art, in Oakland, CA and at Leap Arts in Education in the Baya Area. She had work in Kala Artists’ Annual Exhibition, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA in 2022. She was in the 2021 Grand Opening exhibit at Friedli Gallery, St. Paul, MN. She received an MFA in painting from Mills College, Oakland, CA, in 2021. She was previously 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 was in was in Queer Forms, a multdisciplinary exhibit, held at Nash Gallery at the University of MN , Mpls. in 2019. She received her MFA in sculpture from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis in 2019.
Hannah Campbell, ’14, is a CNC Manager/CAD Drafter at Kidzbits Inc. in St. Paul, MN. She 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 an Associate Interior Designer at HGA Architects in Minneapolis. Noah is also 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, is in the MFA program in the Performance Art Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her film In Passing premiers at the Ann Arbor Film Festival in March 2023. Her video piece Cell Memory was featured in the exhibition Observing Motherhood at Chicago’s @arcgallery May 2021. She 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.
Samael Leopold-Sullivan,’14, had a solo exhibit, Holding Pattern, at Squirrel Haus Arts, Mpls. 2022 and had work in Come As You Are, A Pride Exhbition at Artistry, Bloomington MN, 2022. They had work in(Un)Natural Boundaries and Borders at Silverwood Park Gallery Oct. 2021. They 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, 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 Web Designer and Developer through her business, Halcyon Studios, Minneapolis.
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 2016 juried show at Minnesota Center for Book Arts. 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 a freelance artist. She was the Manager of Community Partnerships at Artistry, an arts center in Bloomington MN, where she also taught community art classes. She had work in Come As You Are, A Pride Exhibition at Artistry, June 2022. She has taught ceramics classes at Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, and printmaking at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis. She had work in Moving Pictures, a print exchange and exhibit at St. Ambrose University as well as 7 Deadly Sins at Carleton College, both in 2019. She and Samael 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 the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation at Benchmark Data Labs in Rapid City, SD. She was a 2017 Fellow at the Creative Community Leadership Institute in Rapid City. She taught English in Yongin, South Korea 2013-’14.
Emma Colon, ’12, is the Media & Storytelling Manager at The Laundromat Project in New York, “an arts organization that advances artists and neighbors as change agents in their own communities”. She was the Program Coordinator for Casa Experimental as well as the Lead Instructor and Community Engagement Coordinator for Brooklyn Robot Foundry, 2016-’17. 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 the Associate Editor at the Morgan Library and Museum in NYC and is also a freelance writer. 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 Family Medicine Doctor and a Primary Care Doctor who sees patients at Duke Regional Hospital. 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, had work in Making Our History: Artists Render Lincoln’s Legacies, UIS Visual Arts Gallery, Springfiled, IL in 2022. He received an MFA in 2020 from the University of Illinois, Chicago. 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. Touching Not Touching was an outdoor installation at Silverwood Park in St. Anthony, MN in 2020. He had a two-person show at the Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI, in 2019. His solo exhibit, Overedge, was on display at Red Garage Gallery, Minneapolis, in 2018. He installed an interactive walking map in the Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester College, in 2018. He was awarded an international art residency from the Soap Factory, Minneapolis, to Kultivera in Tranas, Sweden in August 2017. His 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, 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, is a mechanic at J.C. Lind Bike Co. in Chicago. He started a project called The Mindful Bike in Denver, CO. The project used 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, is a Curator at Fundación Casa Wabi in Mexico City. He received a Master’s degree in art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. 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, is a Resident teacher for Chicago Public Schools. She was the Secretary-Treasurer for the IWW of Chicago 2016-’18. She 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 solo show, Lacunae, at Chinatown Soup, NYC in 2021 and was in a 2020 group show, Friends and Lovers, there. 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, was a researcher at Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute. She worked at The Bakken Museum (Minneapolis, MN).
Quinn Rivenburgh, ’10, is an 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 work in The Hisk Affair, a group exhibit at the Gosset site in Brussels, Belgium in 2021. She 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, 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. 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
Stuart Luckman, ’66, d. 2020, was a professor of sculpture at Bethel University and former co-director of the San Juan Islands Museum of Art and Sculpture Park in Friday Harbor, Washington. His many outdoor public and private steel and stone commissions include Rokker V at the University of Minnesota’s campus in Minneapolis. He received several awards and commissions, including the Jerome Foundation, Sculpture Space in New York, and the Minnesota State Arts Board.
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 spouse 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.
Notice: Art & Art History Alumni- please contact [email protected] with news, corrections, and updates of your art activities- we’ll post them periodically.
Thank you- we’re so proud of you!