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Gabriel Bizen Akagawa, ’99, is an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Sculpture Department and Student Affairs Academic Advisor at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, where he teaches sculpture courses. He received his MFA in sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He participated in a 2017 group exhibit at SAIC titled, Eye Level and a 2015 exhibit, RAW, at Brownstone in Bangkok, Thailand. In 2011, Akagawa had a solo exhibition, “Stasis; suspending matter and meaning,” at the Korean Cultural Center of Chicago. He has been on several artist residencies, including the Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art in Kelowna, British Columbia, an Arts-in-Industry Residency at the Butler Street Foundry, Chicago, in 2010, and a Professional Artist-in-Residence at Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI in 2006. Akagawa co-curated and participated in “Faketure” a group exhibit held in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Gallery at Macalester College, Nov. 2005. To see more of Gabe Akagawa’s work visit, gabriel-akagawa.wikispaces.com/.
Susan Andersen, ’99 is on the research team at Fusion Hill, a creative design firm in Minneapolis.
Skyler Brickley, ’99, founded Isley, ‘a platform for high-end fashion and unique art objects,’ in 2018 in Brooklyn, NY. He has exhibited his work at Mottahedan Projects in Dubai; Sandroni Rey in Los Angeles; Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill, New York; Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Philadelphia; and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, Arizona. He completed the Post-Baccalaureate Program at San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA at Yale School of Art in 2005. Brickley’s 2010 solo exhibit, “Wall to Wall,” was on display at Marvelli Gallery in New York City. His work was included in “Size Matters: XS – Recent Small Scale Painting” at The Knoxville Museum of Art in 2009, “The Cement Garden,” at Marvelli Gallery and Lvon Lamber Gallery in New York City in 2007. Brickley is a founder of the artist-run website The Highlights consisting of essays and reviews of art exhibitions. Reviews on a bi-monthly schedule. If you are interested in contributing, please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org The only criteria is that contributors must be artists. See Brickley’s work online.
Siri Davies, ’99, teaches the K-4 art program at the Congressional Schools of VA in Falls Church, Virginia.
Greg Fitz, ’99, was selected to participate in Out of Sight – a survey of contemporary art in the Pacific Northwest, August 3 – 27, 2017. First Thought, Best Thought: Greg Dickerson and Gregory Fitz was a 2-person exhibit at The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN in 2017. He exhibited A Bend in the River, a sculpture composed of cedar replicas of stream bank rehabilitation cribs, at the Northern Spark festival in Minneapolis in 2016. His abstract spraypaint paintings were in a 2-person exhibit titled “Interspace Unbuilt” at Space 369 gallery in St. Paul in April, 2016. See a review here: http://www.mplsart.com/written/2016/04/upcoming-interspace-unbuilt/. His work was on display at Tuck Under projects in Minneapolis, Fall 2015. He exhibited at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts MAEP Gallery in 2011. Fitz was the Director and Curator of the Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester College from 2001-2016.
Anastasia Masurat, ’98, is an Information Architect in the Web Communications Office at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. She received a graduate degree at the Missouri School of Journalism. She taught at the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts in Minneapolis. Masurat published a ‘zine of pop culture commentary called Love/Hate in 2003. Contact email@example.com
Rebecca Noran, Art Minor ’99, is the Director for Web Communications, Academic Health Center, Office of Communications, University of Minnesota. She received an M.F.A. in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota in 2006. She was previously a Communications Specialist in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. At Macalester she worked on the Mac Weekly newspaper,and had a marketing internship at Miramax Films in NY. See a 2018 interview.
Suzy Bielak, ’98, is the Curator of Public Practice and Wilson Associate Director of Engagement at the Block Museum at Northwestern University. She is a 2020-21 BOLT artist in residence at Chicago Artists Coalition. She previously served as the Associate Director of Public and Interpretive Programs at the Walker Art Center. She was a Jerome Fellow 2012/13. She had a solo exhibit at Bethel College, 2009. She received her MFA at the University of California in San Diego, 2009. Her work was part of the College Art Association MFA exhibition in Los Angeles in 2009 and she had a solo exhibition, “Quake/Temblor,” at the Marcuse Gallery of UCSD, La Jolla. Bielak had video work in “The Simulated,” at the Lui Velazquez space in Tijuana, Mexico. In 2009 she opened a solo exhibition at The Front in San Ysidro, California, and the 2-person exhibition, “Waiting,” in Minneapolis at Gallery Co. in 2006. She had prints in the Jerome Emerging Printmakers Exhibit at Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis and work in New American Painting in 2004. Bielak was selected for the Minnesota Biennial: 2D II at the Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN, 2005. To see more of Suzy Bielak’s work, visit susannahbielak.com/.
Amy (Gerber) Camber, ’98, draws comics. Her work has been published by Huff Post, Bust, Bustle, Seattle Weekly, The Nib, Sounder at Heart, Grab Back Comics, Resist!, Mutha Magazine, Real Change, The International Examiner, Comics 4 Health Coverage, and Fantagraphics. See one of her comics on women’s soccer, here. Also in the Sept. 14, 2016 edition of the Seattle Weekly. She held an internship at the Oakland Children’s Museum directing a visual art and writing exchange between students in West Oakland, CA and Accra, Ghana, West Africa. Amy coordinated a student visual exchange project as part of a masters degree in Art Education completed at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006. She is teaching 7th grade art classes as well working as an Assistant College Counselor for The Bosque School in Albequerque, New Mexico. She released a CD with her band The Church Animals and is making videos, art and music. Her video documentary The Importance of Genealogy premiered at the 2007 Red Rock Film Festival in Utah’s Zion National Park. See Amy Camber Comics online.
Brett Hatcher, ’98, is the Assistant Art Director for the 2020 Netflix series, Space Force, starring Steve Carell. He is the Art Director for the first episode of Supermarket Sweep, the 2020 television series starring Leslie Jones. He was the production designer for the 2019 feature film, The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot. He art directed the pilot episode of Splitting Up Together on ABC television, which premiered in 2018.
Nicholas Herman, ’98, performed his installation ERES ANTENA live at Fonoteca Nacional in Mexico City. Solo exhibitions include URANANTENNA at Grice Bench Gallery (Los Angeles) in 2017 and Hide at Artist Curated Projects (Los Angeles) in 2016. At LA><ART in Los Angeles he had a solo show, “FATLAND,” in 2011 and a 2009 group exhibit called “The Fuzzy Set.” Herman was a 2011 artist-in-residence at The Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. In 2007 he showed sculptures at the Peter Blum Gallery, NYC, in the “Stubborn Materials” exhibition. His work was displayed at the Sculpture Center in Long Island City in 2005 and in 2006, he received an Emerging Artist Fellowship at Socrates Sculpture Park in NY. He worked for the School of Visual Art and Cooper Union, both in NYC. He received an MFA in sculpture from Yale School of Art in 2004 and a Post-Baccalaureate in fibers and material studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. See his work at http://www.nickherman.net/
Nicole Houff, ’98, is a professional photographer. Her solo exhibit, She’s Fantastic and Made of Plastic, ran March 22-April 22, 2018 at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN. She was selected as the 2017 Minneapolis Uptown Art Fair Commemorative Artist. The Uptown Art Fair, along with City Pages, presented the “All Dolled Up Diorama Photo Contest” created in honor of Houff’s work in 2017. Examples of her work can be found in Twin Cities Luxury and Fashion Magazine. She was interviewed in 2016 for her exhibition at the Gamut Gallery by the City Pages. She won Best of Show in Photography at the 2014 Uptown Art Fair in Minneapolis. Her work was accepted to the “Woman as Photographer” juried international exhibit at the Minneapolis Photo Center in 2011. In 2010, she had work in “Vital Culture” an exhibit of art and design at Gallery 13 in Minneapolis. Houff enrolled in the Photography and Digital Image program at Minneapolis Community and Technical College in 2008. She had prints in “Graphic Images: New Works by 7 Local Printmakers” at the Stevens Square Center for the Arts, Minneapolis in 2005.
Stevie Remsberg ’98 is an Art Production Director at New York Magazine. She was previously an Associate Art Director at The Village Voice from 2002-2007. While at Macalester she held an internship at City Pages in Minneapolis, which turned into a job as Layout Editor. See her work at http://stevieremsberg.com
Corwin Butterworth, ’97, studied woodworking at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. He designs and builds custom furniture in a converted textile mill in Peace Dale, RI.
Kristy Davis, ’97, received her MA from NYU in Visual Culture. She received a second masters in library science specializing in Art Librarianship and special collections in 2004. She is an Assistant Archive Cataloguer at the Mander and Mitchenson Theatre Collection, in London, England.
Doug DeGaetano, ’97, is the Project Manager at Antiquity Stone, Morrisville, PA. He was previously with Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture, NJ. He completed sculpture residencies at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN and at the Franconia Sculpture Park in Franconia, MN. His work, “Argonaut” is at the Skokie Sculpture Park, Chicago. He was an apprentice at the Atelier, a laser-scanning sculptural milling facility in Mercerville, N.J. In 2003 Degaetano exhibited sculpture at the EXTENSION GALLERY exhibition, “Something New/Something Old,” in Mercerville, NJ.
Lucretia Keeler, ’97, is an independent artist. She was previously the Photography and Media Arts teacher at Washington Technology Magnet Secondary School in St. Paul MN. She also taught high school art at the Math & Science Academy in Woodbury MN. She completed the graduate Art Education program at Edgewater College in Madison, WI.
Stacia Wick, ’97, is an elementary school psychologist at Community of Peace Academy in St. Paul, MN. She is a volunteer at the Urban Arts Academy in Minneapolis.
Leah Bowe, ’96, attended graduate school in Art History at the University of Seattle. She was the American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act mediator at the Minnesota Historical Society between 2012 and 2017. See her 2017 article on the evolution of Dakota Beadwork http://www.mnopedia.org/evolution-dakota-beadwork. Bowe gave a talk on how she navigates her personal values with her work in Markim Hall at Macalester in 2015. An article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune noted her role in returning sacred items to the Bios Forte Band of Chippewa. As a research assistant at The Art Institute of Chicago she gave a 2003 lecture on “Nampeyo of Hano and the Sikyatki Revival, 1895 to the Present.”
Meleck Davis, ’96, is a designer with the Minnesota Historical Society. He was previously a Web & Print Designer with Triangle Park Creative. He is completing the graduate program in Interactive/Graphic Design in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. He is part of a musical trio, Briefcase, with Brian Marx and Jeff Stender. He was the illustrator for the book, Tailing Philip Marlowe, tours of Los Angeles based on the work of Raymond Chandler. He studied film and web design abroad in India and worked with an NGO of weavers. He is an accomplished drummer and has been playing Taiko drum for Ragamala Indian Dance Theater.
Stephanie Day Iverson (Stephanie Lake), ’96, holds a doctorate degree in the History of Decorative Arts, Design History and Material Culture From Bard College in New York, NY. She previously worked for Sotheby’s auction house and is the caretaker of iconic designer Bonnie Cashin’s archive. She has her own jewelry design collection, Stephanie Lake Design. Lake is the author of the Cashin monograph, Bonnie Cashin: Chic is Where You Find It (Rizzoli).
Hannah Padilla, ’96, wrote and translated material for “Ni Una Mas”, a Day of the Dead Altar/Art Installation for the 370 tortured and murdered women of Juarez, Mexico. The ofrenda was at Mira Gallery, Minneapolis in 2003. Britanny Anderson, ’01, designed the promotional graphics for the exhibit.
Jake Tobias, ’96, is a landscape designer for Wallace, Roberts & Todd in San Francisco.
Jenny Undis, ’96, owns and and operates Lunalux, a printmaking and design studio located at 2500 University Ave. W., in Saint Paul. The studio was founded in Loring Park, by Tim Gartman, ’89. An exhibit of Lunalux posters was on display at Cafe Barbette in Minneapolis Feb. 2017. Minnesota Monthly magazine has included Lunalux in its annual Best of the Cities feature, for Best Paper Goods. The magazine praised Lunalux for its Stationery Saturday series, saying “The shop’s top reputation for custom-designed, letterpress-printed invitations, stationery, calling cards, announcements and more continues to grow.” A Letterpress Lock in at Lunalux was part of Northern Spark 2012, the annual all-night art festival of the Twin Cities. Undis and Lunalux were also part of Print Central Station live printing installation at Northern Spark 2013 in St. Paul. PBS featured Lunalux in a 2010 episode of MN Originals.
Belle Benson, ‘95, is a Commercial Assistant at SmartSlab Design in London. She was the Co-Owner and Founder of Bird Fashion Design from 1999 to 2005.
Hanni Bresnick, ’95, is teaching 3-D Design at Gateway Community College and Sculpture at the Educational Center for the Arts, a public arts magnet high school, where she is also the Visual Arts Department Chair, in New Haven, CT. She had a solo show at the Carlsbad Park Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill, NY, 2015. Her exhibit “And The Word Is” was on display at the Gallery at the Gersman Y in Philadelphia in 2015. She received an MFA from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 2001.
Megan Cump, ’95, received her MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her exhibits include a 2015 solo exhibit, ATOMS / STONES at Station Independent Projects, NYC, “One Hour Photo” at the American University Museum, Katzen Art Center, Washington D.C., 2010 and “Human Nature: Megan Cump & Thierry Kupferschmid,” Collective Gallery 173-171, NYC, 2010. She also had work in the Camera Club of New York’s Benefit Auction, 2014. Cump attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME in 2000 and was on a Summer Fellowship at Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts in Ithaca, NY in 2008. To see more of Megan Cump’s work, visit megancump.com/.
Anne Cypcar, ’95, received her MFA degree in Painting from Ohio University. She is a Senior Software Engineer at Amplify in Brooklyn, NY. She has taught at Parson’s School of Design, NY and worked as a textile designer. She was in a group exhibit at Front Room Gallery in Brooklyn and curated a show there in 2006. She participated in the Momenta Art seventh annual benefit to support its mission to exhibit the work of emerging and underrepresented artists in 2003 Brooklyn and at White Columns in New York.
Erin Haney, ’95, was the Curator for the exhibit, Priya Ramrakha, A Pan-African Perspective 1950-1968, a traveling exhibit of photography and film for the University of Johannesburg, October 2017. She completed her doctorate degree in Art History at the School for Oriental and African Studies in London in 2004. She is Founder and Co-Director of Resolution, an organization focused on expanding access to photography and archives in Africa. She is a Research Associate at the Visual Identities in Art and Design (VIAD), Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, at University of Johannesburg. Haney co-authored Invisible Borders Trans-African Photography Project which was on display in the 2012 New Museum Triennial, “The Ungovernables.” She is an author working on several projects dealing with historical and contemporary photographers from Africa. She published a 2015 article, “Cameras and the Indian Ocean,” for africasacountry.com. She is also the author of ‘Photography and Africa’, from Reaktion Books/University of Chicago Press. She was a Post-doctoral Fellow at National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Michele Lehtis, ‘95, is the Art Director of Lehtis Design. She was an Art Director for JT Mega and an Assistant Art Director at Creative Publishing International in Chanhassen, MN.
Zannah Marsh, ‘95, is a Brooklyn-based artist, designer, and technologist. She is a currently an Adjunct Professor at CUNY’s Borough of Manhattan Community College and at City Tech in Brooklyn; she has also taught at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program and in the Media Studies Graduate Program at the New School. She was a Visiting Faculty member at Bennington College, in Bennington VT, where she teaches two independentlly developed courses: Digital Narratives and Data>Art Transformations. She’s also taught at ITP and CUNY’s Borough of Manhattan Community College. She’s worked as an exhibit developer at the Museum of Science in Boston, collaboratively producing a number of permanent and internationally-traveling interactive exhibits. She’s also interned with the Creative Systems Group at Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA, and with Area/Code Games in New York City. She was a 2009-2010 resident researcher at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. To see more of Zannah Marsh’s work, visit zannahbot.com/rapher.
Rachel Moritz,’95, is the author of Sweet Velocity (Lost Roads Press) 2017 and Borrowed Wave (Kore Press), and was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award in Poetry. Her collection of poems, Sweet Velocity, won the Besmilr Brigham Women Writer’s Award from Lost Roads Press. She coedited My Caesarean: Twenty Mothers on the C-Section Experience and After, which will publish with The Experiment in 2019. She works as an exhibit developer, teaches with COMPAS and the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project–Minnesota, and mentors in poetry through the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop. She won a 2013 Minnesota State Arts Board grant. Rachel received an MFA in Poetry from the University of Minnesota.
Jeremy Piller, ’95, is a production manager at the medical marketing firm StoneArch Creative in Minneapolis. He exhibited prints at Highpoint Printmaking Center’s Cooperative Exhibitions in Minneapolis in 2018 and 2017. He was formerly a prepress technician at First Impression Group in Minneapolis, MN.
Adam Posnak,’95, received an MFA in Ceramics from Louisiana State University in 1999. He is an Instructor in Ceramics and Foundations at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He had a solo exhibition, “Fundamento,” at sUgAR Gallery, Fayetteville, AR in 2014. He had work in a 3 person exhibit, Viewers of the Made, for NCECA 2019 in Minneapolis. To see more of Adam Posnak’s work, visit adamposnak.com. He has been featured in Ceramics Monthly and is the author of “To Serve the Divine: Making Pottery for African-Atlantic Religions” in Studio Potter magazine.
Gus Reiber, ’95, is a Senior UI Architect at CloudBees, in Seattle. He previously worked in graphic and user interface design at a software startup firm in Boston.
Rafael Salas, ’95, had work in What on Earth: Contemporary Artists and the Landscape, at the Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee, WI in 2021, where he had a solo exhibit, “For God and Country,” in 2019. Read a review, here. He had a two person exhibit at the Charles Allis Museum, Milwaukee, in 2019. His work was in Ballads from the Middle, St. Norbert University, Green Bay, WI in 2018. His solo exhibit, Salvage and Sky, was held at the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac, WI, 2017. He received an MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2003 and is a Professor in Drawing and Painting at Ripon College. He is in a group show, “A Tiny Rivulet in the Distant Forest,” at ArtStart in Rhinelander, WI, May 26-August 12, 2017. He was in a two-person show at James Watrous Gallery in Madison, WI. His solo exhibit, “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights,” was a two part solo exhibition in collaboration with Portrait Society Gallery and Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI in 2015. He currently has a solo exhibit entitled Ballads from the Middle, which will run from January 22-February 16, 2018 at Godschalx Gallery at St. Norbert’s College in DePere, WI. To see more of his work, visit rafaelsalas.com.
Lisa Sanditz, ’95, received her MFA from Pratt Institute. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. She was interviewed by Kanishka Raja for Bomb Magazine in Oct. 2017. In 2016 she was in Convene, a 4 person exhibition curated by Bruce Hartman, at The Nerman Museum, Kansas City, KS. She had a 2014 solo exhibit, Surplus, at CRG Gallery, New York, NY. She was the subject of a 2013 interview with ART21 columnist Jacquelyn Gleisner. She was a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow. In 2005, her painting Tie-Dye in the Wilderness was featured on a billboard in lower Manhattan. To see more of Lisa Sanditz’s work, visit lisasanditz.com/.
Heidi Schumann, ’95, is an independent photographer. She has freelanced for the New York Times and worked for The New York Daily News. Schumann teaches photography at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She attended the New England School of Photography after Macalester. She has made documentary photos in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Sri Lanka and Columbia. In 2008 she was in an exhibit at RAYKO photo center, San Francisco. In 2007 her work was in the Museum of Pristina, Kosovo, and in Belgrade for the UN Displaced Persons conference, and in the exhibit “Bali,” for the116th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. In 2004 she received an honorable mention for Women in Photography, and a National Geographic Award, Eddie Adams Workshop. To see more of Heidi Schumann’s work, visit hsfoto.com.
Ioanna Tymbiotou, ‘95, is an Art instructor at the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture. She exhibited in “NONSTOP.MADRID.03,” an artistic event involving 60 international artists. She represented Cyprus and the US.
Jeff Gillam, ’94, is a graphic designer and head of Gillam Design LLC. His work is featured in the book, The Art of Modern Rock, the Poster Explosion. He was a Senior Designer/ Art Director for RFI Studios, NYC from 2011-2016.
Jen Katz -Buonincontro, ’94, received her PhD in Educational Leadership at the University of Oregon, Eugene in 2005. Her thesis topic was “Developing a Model for Promoting Creativity in Leaders based on a Comparative Case Study of 3 Arts-based Executive Studies.”
Turi McKinley, ’94, is Executive Director of frogCamp, Frog Design, NYC. She has taught at Parson’s School of Design. She finished her MFA degree at Parson’s School of Design, NYC and presented her thesis exhibition of interactive glass sculpture in June, 2005.
Greg Prickman, ’94, is the Head of Special Collections & University Archives at The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City. He gets “to be surrounded by the history of print, by artists books, Dada and Fluxus collections,” and is “building up an enormous collection of fanzines.” He has been named Eric Weinmann Librarian and Director of Collections at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC. He was previously an archivist and librarian for the Chicago Public Library and worked for the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis, MO. He appears in a 2017 documentary featuring the Brinton Collection of Early Film, entitled Saving Brinton.
Keith Saunders, ’94, is making art and music. He has painted Floaty murals in Taipei, Taiwan. He had work at the Mo!Relax Cafe in April, 2006.
Jessica Fletcher, ’93, is an Associate Conservator at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. She was previously an Associate Conservator at the Denver Art Museum specializing in Native American ceramics.
Rebecca Herman, ’93, received her MFA degree in sculpture from Parson’s School of Design, NY. She and Mark Shoffner, ’93, had work in “Security Question,” a juried exhibition exploring contemporary military and police issues while widening the debate to include environmental, social, and economic concerns, at The David Brower Center, Berkely, CA in 2015. They also had their work featured in The New York Times on Aug. 7, 2009. They are sculptors working as a team out of NYC and made “people traps” for the parks. Herman had work in “Exit Biennial, The Reconstruction” at Exit Art in New York City. In 2008, she and Shoffner installed “Animal Shrine” for the Sculpture Biennial 2008 at Evergreen House, Baltimore. A screening of their film, “Autobiography of a Beaver” was held at the New Filmmakers Anthology Film Archives in 2005 in New York City. In 2003 they had work on display at the Sculpture Center in Long Island City and a a joint site-specific installation. To see more of Rebecca Herman and Mark Shoffner’s work, visit groupc.org
Dan Rhode, ’93, wrote Introducing Pottery, The Complete Guide published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2011. He was the director of an Associate of Arts degree program in sculpture and pottery at Central Carolina Community College in North Carolina. For ten years he ran his own successful pottery business, Pittsboro Pottery, in North Carolina. He now lives and works in England.
Julie Talbutt, ’93, is the Sr. Department Administrative Coordinator for Graphic Design at RISD, Rhode Island School of Design.
Christopher Beccone, ’92, was on a 4-person design team that won the architectural competition to design the new Akron, Ohio art museum. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jen Bervin, ’92, is an interdisciplinary artist and poet “whose research-driven works weave together art, writing, science and life.” A 2020 survey of her work is presented by University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal, IL. It includes a screening of Su Hui’s Picture of the Turning Sphere, a collaboration with Charlotte Lagarde, based on 4th century Chinese poet Su Hui’s historic reversible grid poem, “Xuanji tu,” readable from every direction in over 8000 permutations. She is a SETI Institute Artist in Residence. Silk Poems, her Creative Capital project with Tufts University’s Silk Lab, was on view in Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder at MASS MoCA, 2016, with a catalog published by Prestel in 2017. She has had solo exhibitions at the Des Moines Art Center; BRIC, Brooklyn; and the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts at Brown University, Providence; and featured in exhibitions at MASS MoCA; Getty Research Center, Los Angeles; Yale University, New Haven; The Morgan Library and Museum, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Power Plant, Toronto; and Artisterium, Tbilisi. A catalog of the “Explode Every Day” exhibit was published by Prestel. She was awarded a $24,000 Mandarin Oriental Arts Fellowship for work in Suzhou, China. She has also received a Robert Rauschenberg Residency, in Captiva FL, in 2016. See more of her work.
Adam Burke, ’92, received an MFA degree in Intermedia and Video Art from University of Iowa in 2000. He is a freelance videographer and producer in Iowa, involved in multimedia and performance art projects. In 2004, Burke was a winner of Computer/Video Art and Animation at Hometown Video Festival, Washington, D.C. To see more of Adam Burke, visit http://www.atomburke.com.
Martin Curley, ’92, is a design assistant in the apparel division at Nike’s European HQ in Amsterdam. He can be contacted at email@example.com
Ryuko Ozawa, ’92, received an MFA from New York University. She had work in “Inviting” at Boston’s Kingston Gallery in 2005.
Jenny Schmid, ’92, received her MFA degree in printmaking from the University of Michigan. She is a professor at the University of Minnesota. She received a 2013 Minnesota State Arts Board Grant to create an original artist’s book. She collaborated with Ali Momeni to produce Gutless Warrior, an interactive live animation installation for Northern Spark Fest, 2015 and Battle of Everyyouth at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in 2011. “Jenny Schmiid: Vistas of Gender Utopia” was a solo show at The University of Arizona Museum of Art in 2008. A monograph based on the exhibit is available from DAP. Schmid had a solo exhibit of prints titled “Fountain of Youth,” at Davidson Galleries in Seattle in 2008. She was both a 2003 McKnight and Bush grant awardee.She received a 1998 Fulbright fellowship to study printmaking in Bratislava, Slovak Republic. Schmid had work in a 2-woman print show at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, titled “Unprepared” in 2004. Her work was included in the “Outlaw Printmakers Show” at New York City’s Big Cat Gallery in 2004. Her work is in many collections including the Belgian Royal Museum of Fine Art, Antwerp, The Spencer Museum of Art, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Detroit Institute of Art. She participated in Time Machine, an international print portfolio exchange exhibited in Tallinn, Estonia in 2007. Schmid directs Bikini Press International.
Carl Scholz, ’92, taught sculpture at Brandeis University. He received his MFA degree in sculpture from Rutgers University in 1999. He was in a group show at Shuimohua gallery in Haikou City, China, in 2011. He had a solo show at Momenta Art in Brooklyn in 2003. Exhibitions include “Surrounding Interiors” at Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley, MA and “demonclownmonkey” at Artists Space, New York, NY, both in 2002. He attended Maine’s Skowhegan School of painting and sculpture in 2000. He was awarded a 1994 Jerome Foundation grant for sculpture and has work at the Franconia Sculpture Park in Minnesota and Socrates Sculpture Park in New York.
Andrea Specht, ’92, is the outgoing Executive Director and & Chief Advancement Officer of Artistry, a multidisciplinary arts organization based in Bloomington, MN. The Artistry Board of Directors presented Specht with the inaugural Diane Darr Award for Artistry Excellence at a special luncheon on June 11, 2019. The event brought together donors to the Diane Darr Fund for Bloomington’s Future, launched in 2018, and the Andrea Specht Appreciation Fund in support of Artistry.
Christopher Tradowsky, ’92, completed a PhD in Art History at UCLA. He teaches Art History at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. He previously taught Art History at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Listen to his MPR Art Hounds commentary on an exhibit of work by Joe Sinness at Macalester College’s Law Warschaw Gallery in 2015: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/08/art-hounds In 2013 he won the BLOOM literary journal prize for fiction. BLOOM is a journal dedicated to LGBTQ writing. He had an article in the Spring 2004 issue of Art Journal.
Melina Weir, ’92, got her MA in art therapy from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, She is a practicing art therapist in Minneapolis. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chank Diesel, attended 1986-’90, is a professional digital font designer. He designs custom fonts for corporate clients and sells fonts through his website and distributors. His custom font service clients include Belkin, Cartoon Network, Marshall Field’s, Medtronic, Ocean Spray and Target. Chank was profiled in The Wall Street Journal in 1997 and featured in the New York Times in 2007. His work with Prince was highlighted on the Current blog in 2016. He was part of the printing/design team for the Letterpress Lock-in at Lunalux Gallery, Minneapolis, as part of Northern Spark, 2012. He often conducts font-making workshops where attendees learn to make a font in a day. In 2010 he led a team creating murals on the Creative Lighting building near the Snelling Ave. exit from I-94 in St. Paul. To learn more about Chank Diesel, visit https://www.chank.com/.
Ethan Lebovics, ’91, is an installation manager and fabricator. He was a Production Manager for Special Exhibits for the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul. He managed the installation of incoming shows including, Chinasaurs: Dinosaur Dynasty; Animal Grossology; Crime Scene Insects; Body Worlds; Deadly Medicine; A Day in Pompeii; Animation; and Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination. Ethan is also an exhibit photographer. He had photographs on display at The Independent, Calhoun Square, Minneapolis, MN March, 2008.
Bill Lewis, ’91, is an independent architect/designer in Tucson, AZ. He received an MA in architecture from the University of Minnesota. Contact Lewis Design Studios at email@example.com
Douglas Little, ’91, won a 2013 Minnesota State Arts Board grant.
Josh Seaver, ’91, is an Assistant Professor in the Design Department at University of Wisconsin, Stout. He completed the Masters program in entertainment technology at the Entertainment Technology Center in Adelaide, Australia through Carnegie Mellon University. After spending time working at Gendai Games in Austin, TX, on GameSalad, Josh (aka Yoshi) worked at Pixar Animation Studios as an interaction designer. He was a character shading and paint artist for the 2013 film Monsters University and on the UI design team for Brave in 2012. To see more of Josh Seaver’s work, visit joshuaseaver.com/.
Lizzie (Daube) Wortham, ’91, had a solo exhibit, Like a Girl, on view at St. Catherine’s University, St. Paul in 2017. http://gallery.stkate.edu/exhibitions/like-a-girl She received a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant in 2016. She completed the Master of Fine Arts program in Painting at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Wortham is on the design faculty at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. She had a 2014 solo exhibit, “Galapagos,” at the Duluth Art Institute, Duluth MN. Ease was exhibited at the Gordon Commons Gallery, Madison, WI in 2013. She had work in two shows, “Art of Baseball, (Prize Winner)” at AZ Gallery in St Paul and “Deviant Art: Dispelling Myths” at the Northrup King Building, Gallery 332 in Minneapolis in 2014. To see more of Lizzie Wortham’s work, visit lizzie-wortham.com/.
Lisa Tubach, ’90, received her MFA degree in painting from Michigan State University. She had a solo exhibition at the Anderson O’Brien Gallery in Omaha, 2017. The Art-In-the-Embassies, program of the U.S. State Department, chose Tubach’s work to be displayed in the U.S. Embassy in Peru. Veiled: Recent Work was on display at The Arts Council of the Valley, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 2011. She is an Associate Professor of Art at James Madison University, in both the undergraduate and graduate programs, and is the Associate Director of the School of Art and Art History. She was the Media Relations representative for the Nebraska Arts Council. A Slow Walk Through Secrets was on view at ArtGallery, Norfolk VA, 2011. Blended Geographies: Paintings by Lisa Tubach was on exhibit at Underground Gallery at the Kansas City Artists Coalition, May 2005.
Dan Noyes, ’90, teaches Painting,Typography and Architecture at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. He was the Juror for the Savage Community Arts Summer Show in 2016. From 1994-2000 he taught Building Technology, Presentation and Detailing, Drafting and 3-D AutoCad at the University of Minnesota in the DHA department. He was the Dean and founder of Vesper University in Minneapolis from 2006-2016. Noyes had a solo sculpture exhibition titled “stones uttering steel,” in the Gage Family Art Gallery at Augsburg College in 2003. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a master’s of architecture and worked as an architect at BWBR Architects, a prominent firm in the Twin Cities. He is currently the dean of academics at Vesper College, a small graduate school offering an MFA in Ecological Architecture.
Charley Friedman, ’90, is a working artist based out of New York & Nebraska. Underbelly, his 2018 solo show at VSOP Projects in Greenport Village, NY was held concurrently with a two-person show with his wife, the artist Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, at Stony Brook University’s Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery. Motherboard, by Charley Friedman, was a 2017 solo show at the Lux Center for the Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska. He had a solo exhibition, “The New Deal,” at The Nebraska Museum of Art in Kearney, Nebraska in 2016. He exhibited extensively in 2015, including a group show of artists’ self-portraits titled “Your Bad Self” at Arts + Leisure Gallery in New York City and “Art Seen: A Juried Exhibition of Artists from Omaha to Lincoln” at the Joslyn Art Museum and “Wet & Shiny” at Project Project gallery in Omaha. Also in 2015, he had a solo exhibition at Gallery Diet called “Western Code,” “Charley Friedman: Tolerance” at Marxhausen Gallery, Concordia University, Seward, NE and a solo exhibition at Miami’s Gallery Diet called Western Code. See a review. Friedman’s work was reviewed in Whitehot, a magazine of Contemporary art. He made an artist’s book titled Gross Anatomy/Anatomy Completa in 2006. He presented work at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery in Lincoln, NE in 2007. He was in a show at P.S. 1 in New York City and in a group exhibit at Dowling College in 2007, which was reviewed in the New York Times. He had a solo exhibit at White Columns in NYC in 2003. See a 2018 review. To see more of Charley Friedman’s work, visit charleyfriedman.com.