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The Art alumni have gone on to do innovative things all over the United States and countries around the world. From grad school, to gallery representation, to teaching, curating, writing, and art making, they cover the spectrum of the art field. We do the best we can to keep up with them. Click on the links below to see where our former students have gone based on their program of study. Please check back often for updates.


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2011 - Present

Julie Russo: BA Studio Art 2014. Registrar at GAVLAK Los Angeles.

Lauren Potts ’15, Dylan Trumbull ’14, Hannah Karsen ‘12, and Sydney Snyder ’10: This group of alums (they call themselves the Patient Experience) just hosted an art show titled, Side Effects May Include Art, June 14 - June 20, 2015. The exhibition showcased the work of Patient Experience, a collective of artists each coping with their own illness. These artists have elected to channel their personal misfortune into a creative outlet. This inaugural show was a small survey of work by these artists, individually and independently produced.

Adam Ottke: BA Art, 2013. A few years ago Ottke began shooting Professor Lia Halloran's Dark Skate series. The project took them to Vienna to do a site-specific piece and to exhibit the first display of Dark Skate's "Passage" series. New, select pieces from "Passage" we're also shown at Paris Photo LA. In addition to that, he has been writing for the photography blog, Fstoppers.com.

Courtney Cardiff: BFA Studio Art 2012. Teacher at Christian Jr/Sr High School, teaching 7th-12th graders.

Maisey Cox: BFA Studio Art 2012. Intern at Art Cube, Laguna Beach from January 2011-May 2011. Intern at Annie Wharton Los Angeles, Los Angeles from September 2011-January 2012. Gallery Assistant at Pacific Gallery, Laguna Beach from May 2011-September 2012. Intern at Francois Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles from July 2011-July 2012. Worked at Samile Freeman in Los Angeles for a year where she was the Registrar and Gallery Assistant. She took care of all administrative tasks, exhibition preparation, and press documents. She also interacted with clients who came into the gallery and through their various outlets of online interaction. Maisey managed multiple databases that include artists, artworks and clients, negotiated consignments, as well as took care of shipping. She currently works at David Kordansky Gallery in Culver City, one of the top galleries in LA.

Hannah Kit Karsen: BFA Studio Art 2012. Hannah is currently in her first year of an MFA program in photography at UCR.

Andy Macasil: BFA Studio Art 2012. Andy is finishing his first year of graduate studies in art at Hunter College, NY.

Tyler Park: BFA Studio Art 2012. Internship with François Ghebaly Gallery in Los Angeles from October 2011-January 2013. Worked with artist Patrick Jackson on sculpture that was part of a show called "All cut up" and worked with artist Neil Beloufa on a film that was featured in the Hammer museum during summer 2012. Worked at Laguna Gallery of Contemporary art as a gallery associate from June 2012-September 2012. Worked as the Assistant Director at Carter & Citizen gallery in Los Angeles. At Carter & Citizen, he worked under Whitney Carter producing shows, serving as an artist liaison, working with collector/clients and museums in the purchasing of the work, and helping with all the daily functions of working at the gallery. Tyler is now working as Assistant Director at Francois Ghebaly gallery in downtown Los Angeles. Tylor and fellow alum and Director at Francois Ghebaly, Karisa Morante (BFA 2010) both traveled to Miami in December to represent Francois Ghebaly gallery at the NADA art fair during Art Week Miami.

Kellan Shanahan: BFA 2013. Kellan has received official representation from Julian Bermudez gallery in downtown Los Angeles. His first solo show will be in June, 2014.

Sarah Waldorf: BFA Studio Art 2012. Since receiving her BFA, Sarah Waldorf has interned at the Hammer Museum, the J. Paul Getty Trust, and TED. She is currently working as a coordinator for web and social media at the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles.