Department of Art Alumni

MFA Highlights for 2012

MFA 2002

Phyllis Boger

  • Artist, own business and sells painted clothing as well as art.
  • "Handmade Silk Scarf Workshops with Phyllis Boger", Memphis Botanic Garden, Memphis, TN Nov 2012
  • Group show, Fountain Art Gallery, Memphis, TN, Jul 2012
  • Watercolor accepted in the Alabama Watercolor Society, Mar 2012
  • Art Exhibit, “Incognito”, Memphis Botanic Garden, Memphis, TN, Jan 2012

Rolandas Kiaulevicius

  • Lives in Los Angeles, CA working on murals
  • He continues to travel and is doing shows and performances all over the USA and in Lithuania.
  • www.whimsicalfinearts.com

Juan Moreno

  • Art and Spanish teacher, Northwestern CT Community College

Ival Stratford-Kovner

  • Studioival, Bethel, Connecticut 06801
  • Fine Arts Show, PUAB, Bethel, CT, Jun 2012
  • Exhibition, Molten Java, Bethel, CT Mar 2012
  • Juried Annual Show, Paint and Clay Club, Ely House, New Haven, CT Mar 2012

Carolyn Wallace

  • Artist, musician, mom

MFA 2003

Linda Nemergut

  • Artist, teaching classes

 MFA 2004

Lee Cordon

  • Artist, continues to exhibit

Heaven Darling

  • Artist teaches classes at WAA and exhibits

Anne Flynn

  • Art therapist at Jungian Psychoanalytic Association in New York, sees patients and continues to draw on the art-making process as a tool for lifting up and understanding psychological reality.
  • She continues to maintain a studio practice, show work and take commissions.

Bridget Grady

  • Blue Horse Arts Studio, Director, Instructor, and Curator for Field Projects Exhibition Space(Creative research venue).
  • WWW.BLUEHORSEARTS.COM
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Connecticut, Invited Lecturer and Painting Instructor
  • Drawing Conversations: An Exhibition of Drawing by Caroline Harman and Marc Chabot,
  • Curated and organized the first in a series of exhibitions based on drawing practice.
  • Kick off lecture presentation by author and art writer Tracey O'Shaughnessy in December.
  • Artist lecture on drawing practice and process by Marc Chabot, artist and 19th / 20th Century American Drawing and Print scholar. December 2012- January 2013. Held at the Field Projects gallery of Blue Horse Arts Studio.
  • Plight of The Pollinators,” International Juried Exhibition.
  • Initiated Community Based Project, held in Conjunction with Flanders Nature Center.
  • Organized Successful International Juried Art Exhibition for the benefit of Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust Environmental Education Programs.
  • Co –Coordinated corollary interdisciplinary lectures, workshops and presentations. Held at the Field Projects gallery of Blue Horse Arts Studio Animals in the City - Initiated Community Based Project Collaborative mural executed with senior students from Osher Life Long Learning Institute, University of Connecticut ( Waterbury Campus). This was a visual storytelling project  that entailed collecting memories of animals/urban agriculture from the students past and particularly during the Great Depression.
  • Painting /Mural permanently installed at the Waterbury University of Connecticut campus.
  • Invited Art Education Consultant for Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust Educational Board.
  • Invited Food Justice Committee member for University of Connecticut/Osher Life Long Learning Institute, Waterbury, CT. Campus.
  • Visiting Artist Post University, Waterbury, Connecticut- lecture presentation of art research.
  • Watercolor Without Fear, Osher Life Long Learning at the University of Connecticut, 2012
  • Portrait Drawing based on Old Masters Works, Blue Horse Arts Studio, Watertown, CT, 2012
  • Solo Exhibition - "Wetlands", The Atrium Gallery, Torrington, CT. Dec. 2012
  • Featured Artist - The Living Room Gallery of Artwell Inc, Torrington, CT. Dec. 2012"Homecoming”, Artwell Inc Gallery, Torrington, CT. Sept. 2012
  • State of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. By Invitation of Commissioner Daniel Esty. July 2012
  • "INDA 7", International Drawing Annual Manifest Creative Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • “That’s Women’s Work Too”, Freight Street Gallery, Waterbury CT. Mar.  2012
  • Figure Drawing”, Artists at Whiting Mills, Winsted CT. Invited Exhibitor, Jan. 2012
  • Winvian Collection, Winvian Resort, Litchfield, CT. 2012
  • Artists for Conservation, Conservation Artist Award, Apr. 2012
  • International Drawing Annual 7, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center - Manifest Press, 2012CT.
  • Now.com, Fox CT. News Plight of the Pollinators, June 2012
  • Tracey O’Shaugnessey, “Bee Show”, Cover article, Accent Section, Waterbury Republican American, June 2012
  • Shannon Hicks, Top of the Mountain, Features Section, Newtown Bee, May 2012

Laurie Mathieson

  • Continues to paint

Mounira Stott

Tony Zatzick

MFA 2005

Nancy White Cassidy

  • Sole owner of The Cassidy Gallery At Jackson Village in Jackson, NH, representing more than 15 artists and artisans
  • Runs workshops, classes and private lessons out of own studio.
  • She is represented by art licensing agents Studio Voltaire.
  • Published illustrator Group Show, Gallery 8, Jackson, NH, Oct 2012
  • www.nancycassidy.com
  • www.cassidygallery.com

Joan Kelly

  • Art teacher, Nanyang Technological University
  • Ecorea Jeonbuk Biennale, Sori Arts Center of Jeonllabuk-do, Jeonbuk, Korea Director Ilseon Ryu-Vice Director/curator Joan M. Kelly and artist Oct 2012
  • Wanju Art Center and International Beakam Art Museum, Wanju, Korea May,’13, Joan Kelly represented the Republic of Ireland with 3 artworks
  • 5th Beijing Biennale 27, Future and Reality, Beijing, China, Sep 2012, Joan Kelly represented Republic of Ireland with one artwork 
  • 1st Casablanca International Art Biennale, Jun 2012 Joan Kelly represented the United States of America with one artwork
  • Group Exhibition “Beyond Borders, Painting Over Jeonbuk” Curator Ryu Ilseon, May 2012, Joan Kelly represented the United States of America with one artwork,
  • “Prayers for Unification”  oil on canvas128cm x 153cm,  This exhibition was held on the DMZ between North and South Korea. 
  • Solo Exhibition, “Initial Encounters” The Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi, India, Apr 2012 Roma Biennale D'Arte, Jan 2012
  • www.joanmariekelly.net

Joan Polzin

  • Artist, teaches workshops, classes Exhibition, Harborview Market, Aug 2012
  • Juried Art Show, Richter Association for the Arts, Danbury Ct Oct 2012
  • www.joanpolzin.com

Joel Spector

  • Artist, commissions Solo Show, The Silo Gallery, SILVERPOINT Works, Nov 2012
  • Illustrated book, “And Still They Bloom: A Family’s Journey of Loss and Healing”, for the American Cancer Society which won two awards, Gold Medal in the Juvenile Level 2 Books (Ages 9–12): Body, Mind & Spirit Category for the 2012 Mom’s Choice Awards and Bronze Medal in the Mind-Body-Spirit/Self-Esteem category of the 2012 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
  • www.joelspector.com

MFA 2006

Helen Anne

  • Moved to a new studio at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Va. - Studio 512 - Building 5, 2012.
  •  Exhibited at  International Arts and Artists in Washington, DC; Commerce I
  • Exhibit in McGuire-Woods Gallery, 2012 Lorton Workhouse Arts, 2012
  • Exhibited at Second Annual  Gala, Lorton Workhouse, 2012
  • Exhibited at Fairfax Symphony in Virginia, 2012
  • Launched a new web site http://www.hkannefineart.com/

Mike Liebhaber

  • Professor art/psychology, University of Maryland, Germany
  • Artothek Program at the Landstuhl Public Library, Germany, Jul 2012
  • Solo Exhibition, Restaurant Visione, Germany, Mar 2012
  • www.mjliebhaber.com

Carmen Lund

Eileen Mooney Lynch

  • Teaching at Miss Porter's School, Farmington, CT

Doris Kaye

  • Juried show, Stamford Art Association, "Faces and Figures," Feb 2012

MFA 2007

Gulgun Aliriza

Ginger Hanrahan

Susan Lozoraitis

  • Artist
  • Continues to paint/draw on Fabric/Clothing
  • Exhibit, Amethyst Point, Worcester MA. Dec 2012
  • Social Entrepreneurship Project/ Returning Art to Children's Lives

Derek Leka

  • Adjunct teaching at ECSU
  • New Haven's City Wide Open Studios, Alternative Space, Oct 2012
  • www.derekleka.com

Betty Ann Medeiros

  • Owner Elizabeth Medeiros
  • Teaches at Apple Store

Anna Myers

 MFA 2008

Carla Lindsey

  • Open Studios, Hartford, CT, Nov 2012
  • Exhibition, ArtSpace, Hartford, CT, Nov 2012

Philip Lique

  • Artist
  • Exhibition, The Mercurial Gallery, Danbury, CT, Mar 2012

Michel Belknap

  • Adjunct instructor at Chattanooga State College, teaching 2 classes per semester:
    Art History, Drawing, or Painting
  • In a Doctoral program for Art Education
  • Teaches 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Art full time >

 MFA 2009

James Gabianelli

Bryn Gillette

  • Art, Photography,
  • Bible teacher at Trinity-Pawling School, NY.
  • C.I.V.A. Conference “Matter and Spirit - Art and Belief in a Digital Age”.  Biola University, CA. Jun 2012
  •  http://www.artbybryn.com

Jessica Bartlet

  • Currently represented by First St Gallery NYC
  • ArtSpace CT Paintings, photographs, and sculptures, Hartford, CT Jun 2012

Karen Bartone

Perry Obee

  • Solo Show, Washington Art Association, Feb 2012

Tracy Powers

  • Adjunct professor, Naugatuck Valley Community College - art history Adjunct professor, Eastern CT State University - studio art and color
  • Currently represented by First St Gallery, NYC
  • Solo exhibition of the works by Tracy Powers, First Street Gallery, NY, Utopia, Sep 2012

MFA 2010

Betsy Davidson

  • Escape to the Arts Exhibition, Danbury, CT May 2012

David Ferreira

Brie McDonald

Hiroshi Mizuno

Jamison Odone

  • Asst. Professor of Fine Arts, Illustration and Drawing, Frostburg State University
  • Published author, illustrator
  • Release of new book, Mole Had Everything, Jun 2012
  • Cover art for Gerry LaFemina's forthcoming book of NYC poetry, “Steampunk," Jun 2012 www.jamisonodone.wordpress.com/

Tom Reilly

  • Exhibitions installer / carpenter at the Yale University Art Gallery
  • Hanging art at the Westport Arts Center in Westport, CT

Jill Sarver

  • Visual arts coordinator, Westport Arts Center
  • Teaching "Perspective" through the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online
  • www.jillsarver.com

Danielle Alpert Brayer

  • Freelance Artist

Barbara Mansilla

  • Group show, featured piece, “Christmas Morning” in Illumination of the Imagination, Six Summit Gallery, Dec 2012
  • Barbaramansilla.wordpress.com

 MFA 2011

Isabelle Day

  • Continues to paint and exhibit
  • Adj Prof, Paier College of Art, Hamden CT
  • 2012 National Juried Exhibition, First Street Gallery, Jun 2012

Douglas Friday

  • Continues to paint and exhibit

Kevin Dunn

  • Assistant Manager at Jerry Artarama
  • Continues to paint and exhibit
  • Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT, “Young Talent Exhibition” Jan 2012
  • 2012 National Juried Exhibition, Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY, Jun 2012
  • Juried group show, Fernando Lois Alvarez Gallery, Aug 2012

Tiffany Raccio

Mark Kuchta

  • Spent the year in MI and returning to CT to pick up art career

Eileen Tavolacci

  • 32nd Mini Print International of Cadaques Exhibition, Taller Galeria Fort in Girona, Spain, Jun 2012
  • 3rd Biennial Footprint International Exhibition at Center For Contemporary Printmaking, Jun 2012
  • 2012 National Juried Exhibition, Prince Street Gallery, NY, NY, Jun 2012
  • "Panorama," Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT Apr 2012
  • Exhibition, Provenance Center, New London CT, Jan 2012
  • Exhibition, Mokuhanga In Flight II,  Mighty Tieton Art Gallery, Tieton, WA, Dec 2011/Jan/Feb 2012

Thomas Dowell Jr.

MFA 2012

 Amy Almeda

  • “EmergeCT 2012: Painting Recalculated”, UConn Stamford Art Gallery, Sep 2012
  • Group show, 2012 MFA Exhibition: Emerging Artists", Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY, Jun 2012
  • The Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Thesis Exhibition 2012, The Gallery at Higgins Hall, Danbury CT, Apr 2012

Renee Bascetta

  • Group show, 2012 MFA Exhibition: Emerging Artists", Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY, Jun 2012
  • The Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Thesis Exhibition 2012, The Gallery at Higgins Hall, Danbury CT, Apr 2012

Christina Ciacci

  • 2012 National Juried Exhibition, First Street Gallery, Jun 2012
  • Group show, 2012 MFA Exhibition: Emerging Artists", Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY, Jun 2012
  • The Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Thesis Exhibition 2012, The Gallery at Higgins Hall, Danbury CT, Apr 2012

Christopher Donnelley

  • Group show, 2012 MFA Exhibition: Emerging Artists", Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY, Jun 2012
  • The Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Thesis Exhibition 2012, The Gallery at Higgins Hall, Danbury CT, Apr 2012

Tiffany Johnson

  • Juried Exhibition, Mark Twain Library, Redding, CT, Dec 2012
  • Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, Nov 2012
  • “EmergeCT 2012: Painting Recalculated”, UConn Stamford Art Gallery, Sep 2012
  • Chautauqua School of Art Annual Student Exhibition, Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, Chautauqua, NY, Jul 2012
  • Chautauqua Institution, School of Art, Chautauqua, NY, Summer 2012
  • 8th Annual Connecticut Open House Day: Greater Danbury. David Boyajian Sculpture Studio. New Fairfield, CT, June 2012
  • “Mood Lighting” Evans Encaustics. Sonoma, CA, Jun 2012
  • Group show, 2012 MFA Exhibition: Emerging Artists", Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY, Jun 2012
  • The Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Thesis Exhibition 2012, The Gallery at Higgins Hall, Danbury CT, Apr 2012

Megan Marden

  • “MergeCT 2012: Painting Recalculated”, UConn Stamford Art Gallery, Sep 2012
  • Group show, 2012 MFA Exhibition: Emerging Artists", Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY, Jun 2012
  • The Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Thesis Exhibition 2012, The Gallery at Higgins Hall, Danbury CT, Apr 2012

Eunsoo Park

  • Group Show, 2012 MFA Exhibition: Emerging Artists", Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY, Jun 2012
  • The Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Thesis Exhibition 2012, The Gallery at Higgins Hall, Danbury CT, Apr 2012

Angeli Robinson

  • Group show, 2012 MFA Exhibition: Emerging Artists", Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY, Jun 2012
  • The Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Thesis Exhibition 2012, The Gallery at Higgins Hall, Danbury CT, Apr 2012

Linda Rynkowski

  • Online interview, www.westconnartviews.blogspot.com, with Eileen Coladarci, Oct 2012
  • 2nd place ribbon, Rowayton Art Association Plein Air Paint-Out, Jun 2012
  • Group Show, "Paint the Town Rowayton" Rowayton Art Association, Rowayton, CT Jun 2012
  • Group show, 2012 MFA Exhibition: Emerging Artists", Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY, Jun 2012
  • Group Show, Annual Spring Art Show" CCNS, Rowayton, CT Jun 2012
  • Group Show, "Summer Show and Art Sale", Darien Arts Center. Darien Art Center, Darien CT, Jun 2012
  • The Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Thesis Exhibition 2012, The Gallery at Higgins Hall, Danbury CT, Apr 2012
  • Solo Show, "About Town: Scenes of Darien," The Darien Library, Darien CT Apr 2012
  • Two week session at Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, Jan 2012

Jennifer Wyzykowski

  • Group show, 2012 MFA Exhibition: Emerging Artists", Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY, Jun 2012
  • The Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Thesis Exhibition 2012, The Gallery at Higgins Hall, Danbury CT, Apr 2012

MFA 2013

Antonio Carvalho

  • Juried Art Show, Richter Association for the Arts, Danbury CT Oct 2012
  • Two person show, “Representational Abstraction”, Richter Association for the Arts, Danbury CT Apr 2012

Karen Mansberg

  • Exhibition, The Mercurial Gallery, Danbury, CT, Mar 2012

Sheri Schwartz

  • 2012 MFA National Competition, First Street Gallery, Jul 2012

MFA 2014

Katie Bassett

  • Gallery Exhibition, The Mercurial Gallery, Jul  2012
  • Greater Danbury Open House, Jun 2012
  • Fine Arts Show, PUAB, Bethel, CT, Jun 2012
  • Two person show, “Representational Abstraction”, Richter Association for the Arts, Danbury CT Apr 2012
  • Group Exhibition, 'The History of Woman', Fairfield University's Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery, May 2012 Open
  • Studio "Possibilities", Sculpture & Painting, Danbury CT, Apr, May, Jun 2012
  • Solo Show, Artworks at CityCenter Danbury as part of the 2012 Accessible Art Project sponsored by the Housatonic Valley Cultural Alliance (HVCA), Jan 2012

 

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