Alumni: 2012

Robin Beth Schaer (2007, 2012)

Robin Beth Schaer earned her BA in Comparative Religion from Colgate University and her MFA in Writing from Columbia University, School of the Arts. She currently...

Annie Jacobs (2012)

Annie Jacobs writes in an effort to translate her involvement with the world. She has worked as an environmental educator and field researcher throughout the United...

David Groff (2012)

David Groff is a poet, writer, independent book editor, literary scout, and teacher.   His book of poems, Clay, was chosen by Michael Waters as winner of...

Jamie Shearn Coan (2012)

Jaime Shearn Coan lives in Brooklyn, New York with one cat and several typewriters. He teaches creative writing and literature at the City College of New York, and...

Masha Tupitsyn (2012)

Masha Tupitsyn is the author of LACONIA: 1,200 Tweets on Film;(ZerO Books, 2011), Beauty Talk & Monsters, a collection of film-based stories (Semiotext(e) Press, 2007), and co-editor of...

Celina Su (2012)

Celina Su was born in São Paulo and lives in New York. She is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the City University of...

Rich Orloff (2012)

Rich Orloff is the author of fifteen full-length plays (mostly comedies) and over seventy short plays. His award-winning plays have been presented at such theaters as...

Jonathan Blunk (2012)

Jonathan Blunk is writing the authorized biography of the American poet James Wright. He is co-editor of Wright’s selected letters, A Wild Perfection (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005)....

Christine Shank (2012)

Christine Shank is an artist who currently works predominantly in photography and is interested in exploring the narrative quality in a single image and through relating...

Kirby James Pilcher (2012)

Kirby James Pilcher earned his M.F.A from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester. Since then, he has taught at Wells College (Aurora, NY), the College at...

Simen Johan (2006, 2012)

Simen Johan was born in Norway in 1973, raised in Sweden and lives and works in New York City. A solo exhibition, Simen Johan: Until the Kingdom Comes,...

Shari Diamond (2012)

Shari Diamond is a photographic artist interested in the narrative, symbolic and poetic possibilities of imagery. Her most recent work utilizes photography and the computer to...

Elena Soterakis (2012)

Elena Soterakis is a Brooklyn based artist. She received her MFA in Painting from the New York Academy of Art and a BFA in Illustration from the...

Roberto Silva-Ortiz (2012)

Roberto Silva-Ortiz is a painter, draftsman and printmaker. He studied drawing and painting at Escuela de Artes Visuales de Santurce in Puerto Rico. At 17 he...

Claudia Sbrissa (2012)

Claudia Sbrissa received a BFA from York University, Toronto, Canada, a Bachelor’s in Education from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, and an MFA from Cornell University, Ithaca,...

Deanna Lee (2012)

Deanna Lee was born in Carmel, New York, to parents who emigrated from China and Taiwan, and she was raised in suburban Boston. She received degrees...

Melanie Kozol (2012)

Melanie Kozol is a painter whose work evokes a sense of the familiar, a place remembered or just imagined. She works mostly outdoors using watercolors, sketches...

Gwen Hardie (2012)

Gwen Hardie was born and educated in Scotland and has lived and worked in London and Berlin before settling in New York City in 2000. Two forthcoming...

Mark Joshua Epstein (2012)

Mark Joshua Epstein creates collages that are abstractions made from real-world references. He earned his BFA with a concentration in painting from Tufts University's School of...

Jim Mott (1996, 2012, 2015)

Jim Mott (’96 + ’12) is a Rochester-based painter and part-time environmental consultant. His work tends toward expressive, small-panel landscape painting, although there are occasional large...