Art Alumni Accomplishments

2013 Accomplishments

Hannah Hoel (’13) was named a SITE Santa Fe Scholar and exhibited her piece entitled “Site Web” at SITE Santa Fe in November. She also won a writing contest in semiotics (the study of signs and symbols
and how they are used).

Alumni Cody Lee Berry, Sarah Freeman, Matthew Minzer, Matthew Morrow, Brandon Soder, Alyson Titkemeyer, and Ndoi Vigil showcased artwork in “A Room of Stars, a Room of Bones,” a May exhibit in Silver City, NM.

Sarah Freeman is an “Artist to Watch” in Southwest Art magazine’s April 2013 issue. She also had four pieces in Still, Life, and Land at the Maxwell Alexander Gallery in California, and two pieces in the California Art Club Annual Gold Medal Juried Show from June 2-23 at the University of Southern California Fisher Museum of Art.

Anne Kennedy exhibited work in Veiled with artist Susan Begy from April 5-27 at Eggman & Walrus gallery in Santa Fe.

Russell J. Chartier has established Gallerie Chartier, an arts venue in Derby, CT in conjunction with his wife, Jill Treadwell, and associate, Paul J. Botelho. Gallerie Chartier is the setting for exhibitions by visual artists – including video artists – as well as presentations by musicians and other performers.

Katherine Lee (’08) exhibited her work in “Collecting Is Curiosity/Collecting Is Inquiry” exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of Art from August - Jan. 2014.

2012 Accomplishments

Eric Tillinghast (’09) constructed Rain Machine, a monumental, site-specific water installation, at the Galleries of Contemporary Art at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. The solo exhibition ran through Dec. 7. He also sold sculptural editions of Round Vibrating Tank, Water Series #78 and Square Vibrating Tank, Water Series #79 through Art projectA in early 2012. The vibrating water sculptures create mesmerizing patterns on the surface of the water.

Katy Crocker (’07) writes for the online arts journal AdobeAirstream and for Aesthetica magazine. She previously served as the director of ARTWORKInternational. Based in Santa Fe and Austin, Texas, she writes about the artists, art events, and culture of the Southwest. She also volunteers in the curatorial department of AMOA-Arthouse in Austin.

Nicolle Jensen (’07), piano instructor Deborah Ungar, and Sitara Schauer of the Balkan folk music band Rumelia performed at Caldera Gallery in Santa Fe on June 19. Jensen is the percussionist and a vocalist,
Ungar is the accordionist and clarinetist, and Schauer is the violinist and a vocalist.

Stephanie Meredith (’06), who is an MFA student at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) in California, will show a piece in Trilateral Exchange: The MFA Candidate Exhibition at the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona April 14–30, 2012. CGU also awarded her a 2012 Albert B. Friedman Grant for $1,500.

Clint Riley (’04) was named the executive director of the Texas Boys Choir in Fort Worth in June. He will direct the business and development affairs of the organization, which also operates two charter schools, the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts and Texas Elementary School of the Arts. Riley previously worked as a marketing project manager and box office manager for the Santa Fe Opera.

Lauren Zoll (’04) will create the immersive installation Something Is at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, which will run Nov. 16 through April 14, 2013. The installation explores the intersections of painting and video and includes numerous large-scale paintings, videos, and a collage. Zoll is an adjunct professor at the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis.

Luke Dorman (’03) participated in the After Hours Alliance (AHA) Festival in Santa Fe in September. His solo exhibition Super Store appeared in Council 241, the pop-up gallery in SFUAD’s Visual Arts Center, Feb. 10–24.

Sarah Hasted (’91) is the co-owner of Hasted Kreutler Gallery in New York City’s Chelsea district. She has worked as a curator and art dealer for more than 15 years and is involved in New York’s professional, institutional, and academic photography communities. She also teaches at Parsons The New School for Design.

2011 Accomplishments

Micaela Butts (’11) and Thea Light (’11) were hired by Verve Gallery of Photography in Santa Fe following their student internships at the gallery.

Jared Antonio-Justo Trujillo (’11) had work featured in the exhibitions While You Were Sleeping at Evoke Contemporary and Wet Paint at Eggman & Walrus Art Emporium, both in Santa Fe.

Eric Tillinghast (’09) completed “Pools,” a 24-image body of photographs that the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, N.Y., acquired for its permanent collection.

Colin Kidder (’05) earned an MLS in Intermedia Storytelling in 2011 from the University of Memphis, where he also earned an MFA in 2010. In May 2011, his work appeared as part of The Billboard Art Project in Savannah, Ga.

Jeremy Thomas (’00) was featured on Fast Company magazine’s “Design” blog, which posted a brief video of the process he uses to create large sculptures by heating, molding, and inflating sheets of steel.

2010 Accomplishments

Sarah Hasted (‘91) is a co-founder of Hasted Hunt Kraeutler Gallery, New York.

Ann Gaziano (‘05) received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Arts (2010) and exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

Clayton Porter’s (‘03) solo exhibition at Launch Projects was recently reviewed (August 2010) in THE magazine.

Luke Dorman (‘03) is represented by EVO Gallery and has his own innovative graphic design studio, Mission Control.

Darrah Wills (‘08) is assistant registrar at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, runs an artist critique group, and exhibits her work.

Cody Berry (‘10) was accepted to the graduate MFA program at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Fiona Ryan (‘03) owns Papabubble, a candy store in Manhattan, where she designs and makes visually delicious hard candies.

Lauren Zoll (‘04) (MFA, Cranbrook) has a dynamic art practice and teaches at Herron School of Art and Design.