Alumni: Brooklyn NY

Sue Landers (2015)

Sue Landers is the author of 248 mgs.: a panic picnic, Covers,15: A Poetic Engagement with the Chicago Manual of Style, andWhat I Was Tweeting While...

Paula Overbay (2015)

Originally from Portland, OR, Paula Overbay now makes her home in Brooklyn.   Past recent exhibitions have included COSMOS; “Imagining the Universe” at the Annmarie Sculpture Garden in...

Anna Meister (2015)

Anna Meister has a BA in poetry / memory / maps from Hampshire College & is currently an MFA candidate in Poetry at NYU.   A Pushcart...

Javier Zamora (2015)

Javier Zamora was born in La Herradura, El Salvador, in 1990. At the age of nine he migrated to the United States to be reunited...

Bernard Yenelouis (2015)

Bernard Yenelouis is an artist and writer based in Brooklyn. Recent exhibitions of his work include How to Live In the City, Milstein Hall, Cornell University,...

Heidi Diehl (2015)

Fiction writer Heidi Diehl is based in Brooklyn. She earned her BA in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College and her MFA in Creative Writing—Fiction...

Camille Laoang (2015)

Camille Laoang is a Brooklyn based artist whose work reveals a love of color and pattern, non sequitur juxtapositions and whimsical energy. Born in 1971...

Emily Stone (2004)

Born in New Orleans and raised in Brooklyn, Emily Stone is a devoted Hin-Jew who has been writing since she could talk. Some of Emily's...

Nancy Kline (2004)

Nancy Piore writes under the name Nancy Kline. Her short stories, essays, translations, and reviews have appeared widely, most recently in Stone Canoe, Brooklyn Rail,...

Tina Chang (2006)

Tina Chang is the Poet Laureate of Brooklyn. The first woman named to this position, she was raised in New York City. She is the...

Amy Brill (2006)

Amy Brill is a writer and producer. Her articles, essays, and short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous publications including One Story, The Common,...

Sophie McManus (2007)

Sophie McManus was born in New York City and is a graduate of Vassar College and Sarah Lawrence College's MFA program. She is a recipient...

DeLana R.A. Dameron

DéLana R.A. Dameron’s first book of poems How God Ends Us (University of South Carolina Press, 2009) won the 2008 South Carolina Poetry Book Prize...

James Hannaham (2009)

James Hannaham's stories have appeared in The Literary Review, Open City and Nerve, Significant Objects, and One Story. He has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony,...

Brooke Shaffner (2010)

Brooke Shaffner received her MFA in creative writing from Columbia University, where she was a Dean’s Fellow. Her memoir, Between That Body and This One,...

Caron Levis (2010)

Caron enjoys writing fiction and plays for children, teens, and adults. Her first picture book for children, Stuck with the Blooz, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in...

Nellie Hermann (2010)

Nellie Hermann grew up in Newton, Massachusetts, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.  Her first novel, The Cure for Grief, published in 2008 by...

Bushra Rehman (2011)

Bushra Rehman’s first novel Corona, a dark comedy about being South Asian in the United States, was noted among Poets & Writers Best Debut Fiction and...

Elizabeth Greenwood (2011)

Elizabeth Greenwood grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts.  She is currently at work on a book about people who have faked their deaths, entitled PLAYING DEAD: The...

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...

Ocean Vuong (2013)

Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Ocean Vuong is the author of two chapbooks: NO (YesYes Books, 2013) and BURNINGS (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2010), which was selected...

Jay Deshpande (2013)

Jay Deshpande's poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Phantom Limb, Bodega, Narrative, Sixth Finch, Vinyl, Boxcar Poetry Review, and elsewhere. He holds a...

Emily Brandt (2013)

Emily Brandt edits No, Dear, a poetry journal for New York City writers, and teaches English at The School for International Studies, a public high...

Elana Bell (2014)

Elana Bell's first collection of poetry, Eyes, Stones, was selected by Fanny Howe as the winner of the 2011 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy...

Nadia Kalman (2014)

Nadia Kalman is the author of the novel, The Cosmopolitans, which won the Emerging Fiction prize from Moment magazine and was a finalist for the...

Natalie Bookchin (1996)

Natalie Bookchin is a video artist whose work explores the consequences of technologies on a range of topics such as aesthetics, labor, politics, and leisure....

Carolyn Monastra (2000)

Carolyn Monastra's photography draws from fairy tales, myths, the fragmentary space of dreams, and her personal experiences with the environment to discover and create mystery in...

Felicia Megginson (2002)

A native of Los Angeles, Felicia Megginson received a B.A from the University of Virginia in 1986, and her M.A from New York University in...

Jennifer Karady (2003)

Jennifer Karady holds a B.A from Brown University and a M.F.A from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. She is well-known for...

Patti Capaldi (2003)

Patty Capaldi works in various forms of print media—digital imaging, photo, printmaking, multiples, drawing, installation and artists’ books, to investigate how ‘nature’ is assigned value. She works with...

Megan Cump (2008)

  Megan Cump holds a B.A from Macalester College and a M.F.A from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has also attended the...

Rose DeSiano (2009)

Rose DeSiano received her B.F.A from NYU-Tisch School of the Arts and her M.F.A from the Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles. She uses...

Leigh Davis (2010)

Leigh Davis is a photographer, video and installation artist. She completed her M.F.A in photography at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and her B.F.A from...

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...

Dina Kantor (2013)

Dina Kantor received her M.F.A from the School of Visual Arts in 2007 and her B.A from the University of Minnesota in 1999. For the past...

Adam Diller (2014)

Adam Diller is a filmmaker and composer living in Brooklyn, NY. His work uses video, multimedia installation, and sound to explore aesthetic information embedded within our...

Julie Nymann (2014)

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Julie Nymann is now a Brooklyn based artist. Working with performed characters, still image, understated video narrative, digital manipulation, audio-visual sound, and...

Tina Gauthier (1998)

  Tina Gauthier has been a working artist since 1993 participating in solo and group exhibitions in Austria, Connecticut, France, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and...

William Mazza (2000)

William Mazza is a painter and community arts activist. His work explores spatial relationships of people in their environments. He holds a B.F.A from Syracuse...

Catherine Eckdahl (2000)

  Catherine Eckdahl is a painter, sculptor, draftsman, printmaker, weaver, and more. Her work is influenced by Persian, Indian, Chinese and Japanese calligraphy as seen in...

Bridget Parris (2001)

Bridget Parris is a painter, fashion designer, and home product designer. She holds a B.F.A degree from Southern Illinois University, a M.F.A and M.A from...

Sheila Kramer (2002)

Sheila Kramer holds a B.A from Truman University and a M.F.A from Kent State University. She also has a M.A from Teachers College at Columbia...

Susan Hamburger (2002)

  Susan Hamburger is an installation artist who comments on the "growing obsession with home renovation as a form of entertainment." Inspired by shelter magazines, reality...

Randall Stoltzfus (2004)

Randall Stoltzfus is a painter who creates ominous yet majestic paintings of landscapes by using layers upon layers of oil enhancing the ephemeral qualities of...

Alex O’Neal (2004)

Alex O'Neal is a painter whose work focuses on depicting circumstances that are associated to Americans. He has created a fictional world, Delta City, "where...

Joseph Hart (2005)

Joseph Hart refers to himself as a mixed media artist creating paintings and drawings with more than just paint. He collages distinctive marks with pieces...

Ann Pibal (1998)

Ann Pibal is a painter who creates geometric, abstract paintings with acrylic and aluminum. She creates very active and small paintings with the use of...

Joan Linder (2006)

"This diversity of subject matter is a critical element in my attempt to express the complexity and variety of contemporary life."   Joan Linder holds a B.F.A...

Dorothy Robinson (2008)

Dorothy Robinson earned her MFA in painting at UC Berkeley and spent most of her life in the San Francisco Bay Area. She left California...

Rachael Wren (2009)

  "My current atmospheric geometric abstractions have their roots in a series of observational paintings of trees. As my interest in making the space in the...

Ryan Schroeder (2010)

"The urban environment as a whole, and specifically the evidence that remains from its consumer activity, is the basis of his aesthetic research. His work...

Echo Eggebrecht (2011)

Echo Eggebrecht was born in Maine and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BFA in 2000 at the School of the Art...

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...

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...

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...

Scrap Wrenn (2013)

“Scrapworm” Wrenn creates large-scale photographic collage works with a time-developed, distinctive paper layering technique. Her collage process transforms recorded moments into immersive photomontage landscapes that...

Amanda Mathis (2013)

Amanda C. Mathis was born in Orlando, FL and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Her work encompasses site-specific interventions, photography, collage, and notions...

Patte Loper (2013)

Patte Loper was born in Colorado and grew up in Florida, where she first developed an appreciation for the ways nature and culture can overlap....

Katya Grokhovsky (2013)

Katya Grokhovsky is a Brooklyn based, Ukrainian-born, Australian-raised multidisciplinary artist. She works in performance, video, installation, photography, sculpture, drawing and painting. She has an MFA...

Patrick Berran (2013)

Patrick Berran is a painter currently living and working in Brooklyn. He earned his B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA) and his M.F.A. in...

Jason Karolak (2014)

Jason Karolak was born in 1974 in Rochester, MI. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Pratt Institute in 1997 and a Master...

Beth O’Brien (1997)

Beth O’Brien is a photographer, filmmaker and visual artist, whose work grows out of a daily practice of street photography. Her experimental video has been...

Sara Eichner (1997)

"I hand-paint my lines. I don’t use a computer for this or a ruler edge or a taped edge. I love the hand-eye process. I...

Megan Lipke (1996)

"As a visual artist I make discrete bodies of work and they always begin with drawing – if not with ink and paper, then with...