Alumni: Residency

Laurie Stone (2005)

Laurie Stone is author of My Life as an Animal, Stories (TriQuarterly Books, Northwestern University Press), the novel Starting with Serge (Doubleday), and the essay...

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...

Margaret Inga Wiatrowski (2015)

Margaret Inga Wiatrowski is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist primarily using the medium of drawing to create engraved sculptures, installations, large-scale murals, constructed photographs and...

Hanna Sandin (2015)

Hanna Sandin is a sculptor based in New York City. Her work incorporates a stripped down vocabulary of form and defamiliarized material language, amassed from...

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...

Lionel Cruet (2015)

Lionel Cruet was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico lives and works in New York City and San Juan.   In 2013, Lionel was the recipient of the...

Betty Yu (2015)

Betty Yu is a Chinese-American interdisciplinary, multi-media artist, educator and community activist whose work fuses elements of public art intervention, storytelling, theater, and artist citizenry.   Her...

George Wen (2015)

George Wen was born in Seattle, Washington. A graduate of Dartmouth, Cambridge University, Harvard, the University of Paris, and the Columbia University Graduate School of...

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...

Carla Rae Johnson (2015)

Carla Rae Johnson’s work includes drawing, sculpture, conceptual, performance, and installation art. Her work is directly connected to ideas and often addresses issues of social,...

Jessica Cuello (2015)

Jessica Cuello is a poet and teacher in Syracuse, NY. She is the author of the chapbooks My Father’s Bargain (Finishing Line Press, 2015), By...

Joanne Pottlitzer (2015)

Joanne Pottlitzer, a writer, theatre director, and translator, has produced many Latin American plays in New York and is the winner of two Obies, two...

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...

Susan Morelock (2015)

Susan Morelock is an artist whose practice primarily concerns the photographic image. Compelled at once by beauty and theory, her work takes form in a liminal space...

Laura Kaufman (2015)

Laura Kaufman is a visual artist. Her work hovers between drawing and sculpture and uses language and geometric abstraction to engage existing systems of shapes...

Samuel Guy (2015)

Samuel Guy is a painter based in Binghamton, NY. His paintings focus on the coming of age narrative and masculinity in America. Through the use...

Deborah Zlotsky (2015)

Deborah Zlotsky is a 2012 recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in painting and is represented by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in...

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...

Devon Moore (2015)

Devon Moore hails from Buffalo, NY with a lot of time spent growing in Wilmington, NC.   A former high school English teacher at Dewitt Clinton High...

Robyn Love (2015)

Robyn Love is an artist who lives and works in Newfoundland, Canada, and Queens, New York. She received a BFA from Cooper Union in New...

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...

Stephen Kuusisto

Stephen Kuusisto (2015)

Stephen Kuusisto is the author of the memoirs Planet of the Blind(a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year”) andEavesdropping: A Memoir of Blindness...

Nydia Blas (2015)

Nydia Blas is a visual artist living in Ithaca, New York with her two children. She primarily works with photography, video, and books as mediums to...

Jason Brooks Brown (1995)

Jason Brown  is an American writer. He has published two collections of short stories, and his fiction has appeared in magazines including Harper's and The...

David Staudt (1996)

David Staudt grew up in Lehighton, Carbon County, the son of factory workers. A Navy veteran, he earned an M.F.A. in writing from Cornell, and...

Ruth Kessler (1996)

Ruth Kessler grew up in Poland and Israel before coming to the U.S. Her poetry chapbook - Fire  Ashes  Wings – was recently published by...

Sherry Fairchock (1997)

Sherry Fairchock’s chapbook, "A Stone That Burns," won the Ledge 1999 Chapbook Award. Her poems have appeared in various journals, including Ploughshares, The Southern Review,...

Angie Cruz (1998)

Angie Cruz was born in Washington Heights, New York City. She is of Dominican descent, and often traveled back and forth between New York City...

Andrew Zawacki (1999)

Andrew Zawacki is an American poet, critic, editor, and translator. His first book By Reason of Breakings won the 2001 University of Georgia Contemporary Poetry...

Destiny Kinal (1999)

Destiny Kinal is a writer, book artist, marketing consultant, feminist, bioregionalist and publisher. And, yes, that is her real name, awarded to her at birth...

Meredith Trede (1999)

Poet and publisher Meredith Trede released her 2011 work Field Theory, published by the SFA Press at Stephen F. Austin State University and was awarded...

Joanna Rakoff (2000)

Joanna Rakoff’s novel A Fortunate Age won the Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction by Emerging Writers and the Elle Readers’ Prize, and was a New...

Mairead Byrne (2000)

Mairéad Byrne emigrated from Ireland to the United States in 1994, for poetry. On the plane over, she read about the Internet for the first...

Angelo Verga (2001)

Angelo Verga's poems have appeared in Rattle, Manhattan Review, Massachusetts Review, New Orleans Poetry Forum, Blue Mesa Review, Saint Ann's Review,Paterson Literary Review, New York...

Toni Levi (2002)

Toni Levi, a graduate of Cornell University (BA in English) and the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University (MA in journalism), is the author...

Chad Davidson (2002)

Chad Davidson is the author of From the Fire Hills (2014), The Last Predicta (2008), and Consolation Miracle (2003), all three from Southern Illinois UP,...

Liz Waldner (2003)

Liz Waldner was raised in rural Mississippi. She received a B.A. in philosophy and mathematics from St. John's College, studied at the French School at...

Elizabeth Frost (2003)

A poet and scholar, Elisabeth Frost is the author of a collection of poetry, All of Us (White Pine Press, 2011); two chapbooks, A Theory...

James Canon (2003)

James Canon was born and raised in Colombia. After majoring in advertising in Bogotá, he moved to New York to learn English. He received his...

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,...

Douglas Danoff (2005)

Douglas Danoff is a creative non-fiction writer based in New York City. His writing has been published by The New York Times, Wine Spectator, Men’s Health,ARTnews, The Threepenny Review, AGNI,The Jerusalem...

Charity Ketz (2006)

Charity Ketz received her B.A. from Penn State University, an M.F.A. from Cornell University, and has held lectureships at both universities.  Her previously published chapbook,...

Ginnah Howard (2006, 2011)

Ginnah Howard also held a Saltonstall residency in 2011. Her stories have appeared in Water~Stone Review, Permafrost, Portland Review, Descant 145, Eleven Eleven Journal, Stone...

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,...

Sharon Reutenik (2007)

Sharon Ruetenik servers as ESL and Writing Center Coordinator for SUNY Delhi, New York. In addition, she works as an adjunct instructor teaching composition and...

Peter Ramos (2007)

Peter Ramos has poems in Painted Bride Quarterly, Mississippi Review (on line), Verse, and elimae.  He is the author of one book of poetry, Please...

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...

Lianuska Gutierrez (2008)

 is a Ph.D. candidate in English and Gus T. Ridgel Fellow at the University of Missouri-Columbia.    Recent work is forthcoming or can be found...

Peg Peoples (2008)

PEG PEOPLES's poems have appeared in Verse, River Styx, Rattapallax, and other journals, and in the anthology Ravishing Dis-Unities: Real Ghazals in English. She lives...

Abeer Hoque (2008)

Abeer Hoque is a Nigerian-born Bangladeshi-American writer and photographer with BS and MA degrees from the Wharton School of Business and an MFA in writing...

Shelley Ettinger (2008)

Shelley Ettinger was born in 1954 in Detroit and grew up in Oak Park, Michigan. She moved to Ann Arbor in 1972. There she attended...

Judith Baumel (2009)

Poet, critic and translator Judith Baumel is an English Professor and Founding Director of the Creative Writing Program at Adelphi University. Her work is about...

Elizabeth Kadetsky (2008)

Elizabeth Kadetsky is author of a memoir (First There Is a Mountain, Little Brown), a story collection (The Poison that Purifies You, C&R Press) and,...

Bhisham Bherwani (2009)

BHISHAM BHERWANI studied Fine Arts at New England College. He is also a graduate of New York University and Cornell University, and the recipient of...

Cecily Parks (2009)

Cecily Parks is the author of the chapbook Cold Work (Poetry Society of America, 2005) and the collection Field Folly Snow (University of Georgia Press,...

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...

Bertha Rogers (2009)

Poet, translator and visual artist Bertha Rogers was named the first Poet Laureate of Delaware County, NY in 2005. Her poetry and critical reviews have...

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,...

Lauren Alleyne (2009)

Lauren K. Alleyne hails from the twin-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. She holds an M.F.A. in Poetry and a graduate certificate in Feminist, Gender,...

Annabelle Yeeseul Yoo (2010)

Annabelle Yeeseul Yoo’s poems appear in such publications as LIT, Denver Quarterly, Boston Review andWestern Humanities Review. She hails from New York and holds an...

Philip Pardi (2010)

Philip Pardi is the author of Meditations on Rising and Falling(University of Wisconsin Press, 2008), which won the Bittingham Prize in Poetry. has published poems...

Angelo Nikolopoulos (2010)

Angelo Nikolopoulos' first book of poems is Obscenely Yours, winner of the 2011 Kinereth Gensler Award (Alice James Books 2013). His poems have appeared in...

Fran Markover (2010)

Fran Markover is a Pushcart Prize nominee.  Her poems have appeared, or are forthcoming in, JAMA, Poetica, Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Cider Press Review, SOULSPEAK, Möbius Poetry Magazine,...

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...

Lisa Ko (2010)

Lisa Ko is a writer and editor living in New York City. Her fiction and nonfiction has appeared in Narrative, One Teen Story, The Brooklyn...

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...

Helen Rubinstein (2011)

Helen Rubinstein, an M.F.A. candidate in Nonfiction, has published essays in The Paris Review Daily, The Seneca Review, Slice, Witness, Salon, The New York Times, and elsewhere,...

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...

Colleen Kinder (2011)

Colleen is the author of the guidebook Delaying the Real World: A Twentysomething's Guide to Seeking Adventure(Running Press, 2005). Her essays and articles have appeared...

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...

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)....

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...

Jesse Nissim (2013)

Jesse Nissim is the author of three poetry chapbooks: Alphabet for M (Dancing Girl Press); SELF NAMED BODY (Finishing Line Press); and Day Cracks Between...

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...

Jackie Thomas-Kennedy (2013)

Jackie Thomas-Kennedy is the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Ucross Foundation, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.   Her work has...

Robert Proehl (2013)

Bob Proehl is a writer, DJ and bookseller living in Ithaca, NY. His short fiction has appeared in Stone Canoe, Essays & Fictions, The Cleveland...

Racquel Goodison (2013)

Racquel Goodison is an Assistant Professor of English at the City University of New York. She has been a resident at Yaddo and a recipient of...

Jacob Dawson (2013)

Born a military brat, Jacob Dawson began his career as a storyteller navigating the many new schools, new neighborhoods, and nearly terrible situations that somehow...

Daria-Ann Martineau (2014)

Daria-Ann Martineau was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. After earning a BA in Speech and Hearing Science from George Washington University (DC), she saw...

Chen Chen (2014)

Chen Chen received his BA from Hampshire College and is currently a University Fellow in Syracuse University's creative writing MFA program. He also teaches composition...

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...

Lauren Ferebee (2014)

Lauren Ferrebee is currently the 2014 Hub-Bub Theatre Artist-in-Residence in Spartanburg, SC, her first sojourn away from New York City in ten years.   Her play Somewhere...

Sarah Jefferis (2014)

Sarah Jefferis’ first poetry book Forgetting the Salt was published by Foothills Press in October 2008. Recently she won the Bea Gonzalez poetry prize for...

Lauren Yee (2014)

Lauren Yee is a playwright who earned her BA at Yale and her MFA at the University of California at San Diego. Her plays include: Ching...

Nanci Kahn (1995)

Nanci Kahn is a photographer and a papier mache artist. She holds a B.F.A from Cornell University and a M.F.A from the San Francisco Art...

Migdalia Valdes (1996)

Migdalia Valdes is a black and white photographer. She started with making a commitment to photograph a roll of film everyday; molding together her everyday life...

Marilyn Rivchin (1997)

Marilyn Rivchin is a filmmaker, photographer, and videomaker who taught filmmaking and digital media at Cornell University from 1979 to 2012. She holds a B.A...

Jill Gussow (1997)

  "I use color, richness of pattern and complexity to create an opportunity for discovery while incorporating the familiar.”   Jill Gussow is a mosaic and mixed media...

Jill Waterman (1998)

Jill Waterman is a photographer from New York City who is known for her New Year's Eve Project and her book, Night and Low Light Photography. For her New Year's...

Richard Shpuntoff (1998)

  Richard Shpuntoff is a photographer and filmmaker known for his film "Julio of Jackson Heights" The film documents the story of the 1990 gay bashing murder...

Calla Thompson (1999)

Calla Thompson is a digital photographer who uses montage techniques and drawings to create her large installations. In her work she examines the ways that power is...

Patty Wallace (2000)

Patty Wallace is a photographer, painter and media artist. She received both her B.A and M.A from the University at Buffalo. She has exhibited her work...

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...

Tatana Kellner (2000)

  "My work is rooted in social issues. Growing up in communist Czechoslovakia as the daughter of Holocaust survivors, I was told to toe the line...

Edie Winograde (2001)

Edie Winograde received a B.A from the University of California and holds a M.F.A  from the School of Visual Arts in New York city in 1995....

Arezoo Moseni (2001)

Arezoo Moseni is a photographer, painter, and video artist. She received her B.F.A from Utah State University as well as a M.A. and M.F.A from...

Robert Fass (2001)

Robert Fass is a photographer and writer living in New York City. He studied at the International Center of Photography and at the JCC in Manhattan....

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...

John Gruen (2002)

John Gruen, an interiors, still life, and travel photographer, studied film during college in Washington DC, and photography at the School of Visual Arts in...

Sandra Nydegger (2003)

  Sandra Nydegger is a self-taught, Swiss born photographer who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Her work is a push pull between nature, the female...

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...

Jonathan Sinagub (2004)

Johnathan Sinagub is a photographer, architect, interior designer, and furniture designer. He holds a B.A from Columbia University and a M. Arch. from Massachusetts Institute...

Lisa Mordhorst (2004)

Lisa Mordhorst's work explores nuances of the natural world through photography and sculpture. Mordhorst has received an Athena Foundation Grant through artist Mark di Suvero, has...

Melissa Eder (2004)

  Melissa Eder creates large scale still life and other photographic works that documents the complexities of issues related to female identity, popular culture and kitsch. She...

Nancy Sirkis (2005)

  With a visual aesthetic inspired by the urban images of her New York City home, Nancy Sirkis' landscape photography has moved beyond the city to...

Martin Kruck (2005)

Martin Kruck earned his B.F.A from Queen's University in Canada and his M.F.A from SUNY Buffalo. His work has been featured in 25 solo exhibitions...

Allison Kaufman (2006)

Allison Kaufman is a photo and video artist living in New York City. She received her B.F.A from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in...

Dan Larkin (2008)

Dan Larkin is a photographer with a distinctive sensitivity for dealing with nuances of light and color. His interest is coaxing insight in his photographs...

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...

Angela Kelly (2009)

Originally from Belfast, N. Ireland, Angela Kelly came to the US from the UK originally to serve as a Visiting Artist at the School of...

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...

Joe Ziolkowski (2010)

Joe Ziolkowski holds a M.S in Art Education from Nazareth College, a M.F.A from the Art Institute of Chicago, and a B.A from Southern Illinois...

Daniel Handal (2010)

  Daniel Handal received a B.S in Applied Sciences from Rutgers University. His photographic work explores subcultures, unique communities, and those living on the fringes of society.   Handal’s...

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...

Katy Higgins (2011)

Katy Higgins explores the human desire to find answers to the creation of the natural world, and the idea of it being a conquerable challenge....

Neil Chowdhury (2011)

Neil Chowdhury is a digital media artist whose work explores the relationships between individuals, their societies, and environments in different cultures. He holds a B.A from...

Nesya Blue (2011)

Nesya Blue's attended the Museum of Fine Arts School in her native Montréal and trained at the National Film Board of Canada. Blue's professional formation...

Craig Barber (2011)

Craig Barber is a photographer who uses antiquarian processes and focuses on the cultural landscape.  His work has focused on Viet Nam, Havana, and the Catskill region...

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...

Michael Vahrenwald (2013)

Michael Vahrenwald is a photographer born in Davenport, Iowa and currently lives in New York City. He holds a B.F.A from The Cooper Union and a M.F.A...

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...

Julieve Jubin (2013)

Julieve Jubin received her M.F.A from Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY. She is a photo-based artist working with digital and experimental approaches to the...

Melissa Hacker (2013)

Melissa Hacker is a film and video maker who works with themes of memory, history, family and loss. She holds a B.F.A from NYU and...

Shahrzad Kamel (2014)

Shahrzad Kamel is a visual artist and writer living in New York City. Kamel's work is an exploration of the photographic medium. She received an M.A...

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...

Rob Carter (2014)

Rob Carter uses photography, video and installation to spotlight evolving historical and political themes in architecture and the natural world. After completing his B.F.A at Oxford...

Rebecca Soderholm (2014)

Rebecca Soderholm is a photographer based in Keene Valley, New York. Soderholm received a B.F.A. from Rochester Institute of Technology and an M.F.A. from Yale University. In 2013...

Katie Fowley (2014)

Katie Fowley earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop where she taught literature and creative writing and received the John C. Schupes Fellowship for Excellence...

Debbie Urbanski (2014)

Debbie Urbanski’s fiction has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The Kenyon Review, New England Review, The Southern Review, The Sun, Alaska Quarterly Review, Tin House’s Open Bar, and the UK science fiction...

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...

Sally Wen Mao (2014)

Sally Wen Mao is the author of a book of poems, Mad Honey Symposium (Alice James Books, 2014), which is the winner of the 2012 Kinereth Gensler Award...

Liz Whitney Quisgard (1998)

"In my youthful, truth-seeking days, I wrote reams of justifications for my work. Now that the work has matured, and I, simultaneously put less and...

Marietta Hoferer (1998)

Marietta Hoferer works primarily with paper, tape, and pencil to create weightless drawings of geometric abstractions that require the viewer to stop and look at...

Steven Gilbert (1998)

  Steven Gilbert is an abstract painter who works with pastels that are blended with acrylic paint. His pieces are influenced by impressions of nature. He...

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...

Evelyn Busch Klie (1998)

  "Symbols grant humankind a way in which to voice instinctual feelings and a way in which to connect to deeper levels of understanding about life...

Kim Waale (1999, 2009)

Kim Waale is a Professor of art and the Director of the Studio Art Program at Cazenovia College. She holds a B.F.A from Moorhead State...

Ralph Turturro (1999, 2008)

Ralph Turturro is an abstract painter working primarily in acrylics and mixed media. His bold style and unrelenting search for the non-representational are passionately executed,...

Juri Kim (1999)

Juri Kim was born in Seoul, Korea.  She is a painter, photographer, installation, performance, and book artist. Kim holds a B.F.A and M.F.A from Ewha Women's...

Shelley Haven (1999)

Shelley Haven is a painter and printmaker. She holds a B.A from SUNY Binghamton and a M.A/M.F.A from the University of Iowa. Her work has...

Anesti Zakos (2000)

"Over time, wood weathers, metal oxidizes, and dust gathers on all things. Time passes, inescapably, and changes everything in its path. I hope to both...

Lin Price (2000)

  Lin Price is a painter whose work is filled with longings, anticipation and struggle. Her abstracted worlds in combination with humans and animals draw upon...

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...

Cara K. Tomlinson (2001)

Cara Tomlinson works in drawing, painting, sculpture and video. She holds a B.A from Bennington College and a M.F.A form University of Oregon. She has had...

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...

Dennis Bertram (2001)

Dennis Bertram paints highly simplified houses, churches and other structures to create large complex paintings. His compositions were "driven by the concept of the complexity of...

Amy Swartele (2002)

Swartelé received her BA with departmental honors from Wesleyan University, and her MFA in Painting from SUNY at Buffalo. She has taught at universities in...

Nava Lubelski (2002)

Nava Lubelski  is a sculptor and fiber artist who's work explores contradictions between destruction and healing as well as the contradiction of feminine and masculine "mark making."   Lubelski...

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...

Natalie Campbell (2002)

Natalie Campbell earned a M.A in art history from Hunter College. She co-founded the SP Weather Station, which is an interdisciplinary projects based on weather....

Richard Kathmann (2003)

Richard Kathmann is a plein air painter working in the Catskills, New Mexico, and the shores of MA and ME. He trained at the University of...

Olive Ayhens (2003)

"My work is much involved with my love of the paint itself — with layering it, with building textures, etc. all this is striving for...

Joanne Thorne Arnold (2004)

Joanne Thorne Arnold is an oil painter who specializes in color and uses a variety of perspectives, lines and textures to enhance the visual language...

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...

Edith Issac Rose

Edith Isaac Rose (2004)

Edith Isaac-Rose graduated from The Art Institute of Chicago in 1951 and moved to New York in 1959. Since 1987 her work has dealt with...

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...

Michael Lorefice (2004)

"I don’t see my art as a static event; I view it as an experience and it serves as a reminder that life is a...

Lisbeth Firmin (2004)

Lisbeth Firmin is a contemporary realist painter and print maker who explores the relationships between people and their environments. She has developed her own technique...

Kathleen Thum (2005)

Kathleen Thum is a painter whose work focuses on the relationship between the man-made and natural worlds. Her work abstracts human physiological and manufacturing systems...

Sharon Moreau (2005)

"I love the improvisational quality of paintings done from life. The works have a life force and a mind of their own. Spreading beyond neat...

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...

Hilda Green Demsky (2005)

Hilda Green Demsky is a painter who creates works based off of sites where she feels are most renewing and tranquil. She holds a B.F.A...

Elena Peteva (2006)

Elena Peteva was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and lives in Dartmouth, MA. She draws and paints figures "to capture the coexistence of vulnerability and power, uncertainty...

Mary Jane Montalto (2006)

"It represents a transitory event; the stillness of a moment, a reflection of light, the flutter of a curtain. The picture is the moment, moving...

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...

Elliott Levine (2006)

Elliott Levine is a sculptor and a painter. He received his B.F.A from Rhode Island School of Design and holds an M.F.A from Temple University. He...

Mayumi Ishino (2006)

"I am intrigued by how the self-imposed restraint to limit information can both guide the creative process and public discourse."   Mayumi Ishino was born in Tokyo, Japan...

Roman Hrab (2006)

Roman Hrab is a painter, sculptor, and installation artist. He holds a B.F.A degree from the School of Visual Arts in NY and a M.A...

Cristina de Gennaro (2006)

Cristina de Gennaro received he B.A and M.A from the University of Texas. In 1995, she received her M.F.A from Stanford University. Upon graduating from...

Lori Hepner (2007)

Lori Hepner is an interdisciplinary artist who works with the idea of translating code through interactive pieces using performance, video, and photography. She earned a...

Rosemarie Fiore (2007)

Rosemarie Fiore holds a B.A degree from the University of Virginia and an M.F.A from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her artwork...

Virginia Cassetta (2007)

Virginia was born in Mt. Morris, a small mill town deep in the Genesee Valley in Upstate New York.  Raised among Italian immigrants, she was...

Kathryn Shearman (2008

"The body of my work resists categorization as visual art, performance art, music, or theatre. Rather than try to squeeze my ideas, which move freely...

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...

Dorene Quinn (2008)

"My goal is to create a dialog about nature and human desire, and the tensions between the natural and the human made world."   Dorene Quinn is...

Mark Lavatelli (2008)

Mark Livatelli is a painter and print maker who uses an encausting technique when painting and printing. Encaustic painting is an ancient technique that uses beeswax mixed...

Marianne Barcellona (2008)

Marianne Barcellona was born in Buffalo, New York and grew up in Dallas, Texas. She majored in art at Oberlin College and then moved to...

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...

Injoo Whang (2009)

"The labor-intensive and meditative process is employed to highlight and pay homage to individuals and everyday activities of life. In framing art-production as labor, the...

Samuel Nigro (2009)

"As a sculptor, I seek to understand stone – what it’s made of, how it came to be, who has used it and why I...

Cynthia Lin (2009)

"An almost unimaginably slow process of drawing transforms a speedily gained and often disregarded image into a meditative, expansive experience.  Microscopic observations accumulate and develop into...

Yeon Jin Kim (2009)

"My work makes room for the viewer as a participant in and interpreter of events, not simply as the passive recipient of completely formulated experiences....

Paul Farinacci (2009)

"Whether drawn from current events or personal reflections, my narratives question society’s standards for living by examining the educational, political and religious institutions that power...

Christine Elfman (2009)

"I take time to make things that time takes away. I bleed a flower to turn its substance into image, only for it to fade...

Angie To (2010)

Angie To was born in Hong Kong and emigrated to Canada in 1976 . She received her Diploma of Fine Art from the Alberta College...

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...

Joy Nagy (2010)

"My work is an inquiry into the architecture and mechanics of nature. I think this is my way of looking into the randomness of nature's...

Nikolay Mikushkin (2010)

" Nature is constantly in our lives. It is the begging of everything. Nature is what stimulates us toward the positive, even if we don’t...

Aimee Lee (2010)

"I am fascinated by the boundaries between spaces that delineate “in” and “out,” especially after a year of field research in Korea, whose culture has...

Katayoun Vaziri (2011)

Katayoun Vaziri  was born and raised in Iran and is currently based in New York. Vaziri draws on a wide range of cultural references to...

Gina Occhiogrosso (2011)

"I am interested in unique personal experiences where life becomes untethered, and spaces become increasingly psychological. My work captures flux, slippage or time-suspended through the liquid...

Yen-Hua Lee (2011)

Artist Yen Hua Lee spent her early life on a farm in rural Taiwan. After high school, she received an Associate's degree from the Taiwan...

Melora Griffis (2011)

Born in New York City, Griffis holds the MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and attended...

Laurel Garcia Colvin (2011)

Laurel Garcia Colvin’s received her MFA and BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, and did post-graduate studies at Pratt Institute. Colvin was on...

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...

Amy Cheng (2011)

Amy Cheng was born in Taiwan, raised in Brazil, Oklahoma and Texas. She received a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, and an...

Mara Baldwin (2011)

Mara Baldwin received her BA from Wesleyan University and her MFA from California College of Arts. She currently resides in Ithaca where she maintains her studio...

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...

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....

Daren Kendall (2013)

Daren Kendall's current work is site specific: a room in an historic house, a pedestrian courtyard, a concrete hallway, or a raw work space shape...

Loie Hollowell (2013)

Loie Hollowell lives and paints in Queens, NY . She received a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MFA from Virginia...

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...

Michael Ferris Jr. (2013)

Michael Ferris Jr. currently lives and works in Bronx, NY. Ferris received his B.F.A from KCAI in 1991 and his M.F.A from Indiana University in...

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...

Ilene Sunshine (2014)

Ilene Sunshine is a NYC-based visual artist. Her work, ranging from large-scale site projects to intimate works on paper, engages the nature/culture interface.   Ilene's work has...

Jane Sangerman (2014)

Jane Sangerman lives and works in New York City. She received her BFA from the University of New Mexico and her MFA from the State...

Lisa Lebofsky (2014)

Lisa Lebofsky is a painter residing in Bronx, New York. Her paintings on aluminum explore the limitless capacity of the mind when it engages with...

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...

Angela Heisch (2014)

Angela Heisch is a visual artist born in New Zealand and is currently residing in New York. She received her BFA in painting in 2011...

John Hampshire (2014)

John Hampshire lives and maintains a studio in a former church in Troy, NY. John received a BS in Art from Skidmore College in 1994...

Lorrie Fredette (2014)

Lorrie Fredette is an installation artist and worker in the arts. Her site-specific investigations examine beauty, harmony and comfort to comprehend the incomprehensible of infection,...

Susan D’Amato (2014)

Susan D'Amato is a visual artist engaged in drawing practice. She is currently working on a series of charcoal, ink and graphite drawings that explore...

Tanya Chaly (2014)

Tanya Chaly was born in Sydney, Australia and currently lives and works in New York City. She is a visual artist and works across a...

Christian Carson (2014)

In his recent work, Christian Carson explores representations of the ruins of symbols and language left after disengagement with a “sublime object,” an ideology, or...

Yvonne Piburn (1997)

Yvonne Piburn was a landscape and still life oil painter. Since she could no longer work with oil paints the last year of her life...

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...

Fernando Llosa (1997)

"The great tragedy of humanity is that we’re caught in metaphor. If the metaphor is really good, it points to the truth, but it is...

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...

Emily Trespas (1996)

"I am inspired by potential exchanges between the representational and nonobjective, ideas of absence and presence, and materials and techniques. I create to understand the...

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...

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...

Sophie Arnold (2010)

"In this new body of work I am exploring the possibilities of bridging the gap between abstraction and representation, through the transformative process of collage. For me...

Betsy Andrews (2000)

Betsy Andrews is the author of The Bottom, winner of the 42 Miles Press Poetry Prize (42 Miles Press) and New Jersey(University of Wisconsin Press),...

Allison Amend (2003)

Allison Amend was born in Chicago, Illinois, on a day when the Cubs beat the Mets 2-0. In high school, she lived for a year...

Golnar Adili (2007)

Gonar Adili was born in Virginia, and moved to Iran when she was four. She left Iran to pursue higher education in the US. She...