Alumni: 2016

Melissa Zarem (2016)

Melissa Zarem is an abstract painter and printmaker. Her work, primarily on paper, combines media in layers that include expressive gesture, accrued texture and graphic formal...

Nina Herzog (2009, 2016)

Born in Zagreb and fluent in Croatian, Nina Herzog (’09,'16) has an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from...

Susan English (2016)

Susan English is an artist who has lived and worked in the Hudson Valley for the last 18 years.She has been an active member of the greater...

Charles Cohen (2016)

Based in New York, Charles Cohen participated in the Core Fellowship program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston after earning his MFA in photography...

Eric Berlin (2016)

Eric Berlin is a poet living near Syracuse, New York, where he teaches courses at the Downtown Writer’s Center like Ear Training for Poets, Improv and...

Francisco Marquez (2016)

Francisco Marquez is a Venezuelan poet in Brooklyn. He is the recipient of the John McKay Shaw Academy of American Poets award. He reads and edits for Washington...

Vicky Madden (2016)

Vicki Madden is a New York City public school teacher and writer who writes and speaks about what we used to call the American Dream:...

Beth Giacummo (2016)

Beth Giacummo is an artist, curator and educator. She holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and a MFA in New Forms from Pratt Institute.   Exhibiting...

Linda Ganjian (2016)

Linda Ganjian  is a NY-based artist who works in a variety of materials, from clay to cement to paper. She received her BA from Bard College...

Michael Morse (2016)

Michael Morse  currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. He has a BA in English from Oberlin College and an MFA in Poetry from The University of Iowa.   His...

Megan Culhane Galbraith (2016)

Megan Culhane Galbraith is the Director of the Young Writers Institute at Bennington College. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Catapult, PANK, The Review...

Jeremy Dennis (2016)

Jeremy Dennis is a visual artist living in Southampton, New York on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation, who primarily works with the medium of digital photography.   Dennis holds...

Monica Sok (2016)

Monica Sok is the author of Year Zero, selected by Marilyn Chin for the 2015 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship.   Her poems appear in Narrative, The New Republic,...

Samira Abbassy (2016)

Samira Abbassy is an Arab-Iranian born in the city of Ahwaz in southwestern Iran. In 1967 her family moved to Britain where she studied painting, at Birmingham Polytechnic...

Zachary Skinner (2016)

Zachary Skinner  is an interdisciplinary artist who works with themes of geo-engineering, humanitarian activism, and explores the nexus of inner strength and creativity.   Skinner received his BFA...

Reka Reisinger (2016)

Reka Reisinger was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1981. She studied photography at Bard College in New York and received her MFA in photography from...

Sigrid Nunez (2016)

  Sigrid Nunez has published six novels, including A Feather on the Breath of God, The Last of Her Kind, and, most recently, Salvation City. She is...

Shanti Grumbine (2016)

Shanti Grumbine is a Brooklyn-based visual artist. She has been an artist in residence at Yaddo, the Millay Colony, Ucross Foundation, Wave Hill Winter Workspace Residency,...

Gary Sczerbaniewicz (2016)

Gary Sczerbaniewicz received his BFA in Sculpture from the NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University and his MFA from the Department of Visual Studies at...

Tracey Rose Peyton (2016)

Tracey Rose Peyton is a writer living in Brooklyn.  Her short fiction has appeared in Guernica, Pank Magazine, Vandal, and Obsidian. She has been awarded fellowships from...

Victoria Kornick (2016)

Victoria Kornick is a writer and teaching artist living in Brooklyn. She received her BA from the University of Virginia and her MFA from New York...

Rachel Fein-Smolinski (2016)

Rachel Fein-Smolinski is an artist living and working in Syracuse, NY. A native of Buffalo, NY, she received a BFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2014,...

Gabe Brown (2016)

Gabe Brown was born in Tucson, Arizona and raised in New York City. She received her BFA from The Cooper Union and was awarded a Full...

Lida Suchy (2010, 2016)

Lida Suchy is photographer who chronicles communities through portraiture. She is a first generation American born into a refugee family from Eastern Europe. Suchy often...