Alumni: Rochester NY

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...

Martha Schermerhorn (1997)

Martha Schermerhorn is a photographer and book artist whose work explores er personal experiences with the world and relationships.   She is involved heavily in the artists...

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...

Scott McCarney (2000)

  Scott McCarney is a photographer and book artist. He uses different images to catalog events and places that he has come across in his life....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Nicholas Ruth (2008)

"In my work, I spontaneously explore the anxious and funny ways in which we litter our lives with the artifacts of our desires.  Our buildings...

Elaine Defibaugh (2008)

"For me painting is a ritual and a dance, which occurs between my everyday life and my art. "   Elaine Defibaugh is a painter, printmaker, installation...

Karen Sardisco (1996)

"I am drawn to the parallels that exist between simple elements and complex forms. In my work natural structures collide with man-made forms and allude...

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...

Carol A. Acquilano (1996)

Carol Acquilano works with many different mediums in her Anderson Alley Artists studio. She paints, sketches makes prints, binds books and is an avid en-plein-air...