MFA Alumni 1981 – Present

Our list of the 189 MFA alumni of the Design, Visual Communications program. All dates are by year of graduation/published thesis documentation, not necessarily by the class. The MFA Design, Visual Communications program will continue to expand featured graduate alumni over time. Please stay in touch. If you’d like to be featured on these alumni pages, or to simply update outdated or incorrect information, please contact GDESmfa@vcu.edu. We’d love to hear from you.

1981

Karen Dal Santo
Alan Mickelson

1982

Valery Bates

1983

Karen Cogar
May Hui
Manoa Mickley

1984

Sergio De Jesus
Michael Fanizza
Marciano Felarca
Mark Sloan

1985

Patricia Coleman
Wendy Elwell
Charlotte Evans
Ivy Suet-Han Li
Linda Walters
Jennifer Wieland

1986

Jane Betts
Stephen Chovanec
Tina Brubaker Chovanec
Justin Deister
Hyu Yin Hoskins
Patrick Munroe
Stephanie Sabato
Debra Thompson
Grace Tsui

1988

Douglas Higgins
Mitchell Lee
Pamela Annette Taylor
Mark Uskavitch

1989

Francine Blum
Hong Da Hsieh
Susan Pinkus
Nancy Seigler

1990

Gladys Brenner
Robert Brinkerhoff
Michael Turner

1991

John Bielik
Walter Bowie
Deborah Eckbreth
John Grott
Elizabeth Neal
Joseph Scuderi

1992

Deborah Beardslee
Mel Caines
Keith E. Jones

1993

Danielle Fagan John Paolini
Richard Schuessler
Sandra Wheeler

1994

Helene Benedetti
John T. Drew
Ned Drew
Linda Johnson
Polly Johnson
Valerie Lynch
Sonya Mead
Laura Mitchell
Karen White
Brenda Zaczek

1995

Jeffrey Bellantoni
Charles Davidson
Jeffrey Gaither
Maria Rogal
Richard Woollacott

1996

Keith Cummings
Linnea Heide
Kendra Lambert
Robyn Lewis
Sarah Meyer
Peyton Rowe
Sy-Chyi Wang
Matthew Woolman

1997

Jennifer Bracy
Lisa Helmstetter
Yachin Lee
Timothy Roberts
Marty Watkin

1998

Elizabeth Hiller
Arnold Holland
Kristin Hughes
Jeong Ho Oh
Barbara Spies

1999

Banu Berker
Jennifer Gibson
Peter Martin
Jennifer McMaster
Nancy Nowacek
Jeffrey Price

2000

Erik Brandt
John Dixon
Catherine Kourouklis
Julie Rabun
Jason Smith

2001

Paul Caputo
Grace Chong
Kristy Pennino
Jennifer Schefflin
Shih-Tien Ellen Yang

2002

Ben Hannam
Brian Lemen
Sandra Maxa
Rusty Mitchell
Ansel Olson
Meg Rochester
Mark Sanders
David Steadman
Whitney Thomas

2003

Ruth Baker-Westervelt
Janice Cardoza
Diane Gibbs
Leland Hill
Janet Horst
Shane Kendrick
Jamie Mahoney
John Nettleton
Pornprapha Phatanateacha
Jessica Stair
Tammy Wymer

2004

Guido Alvarez
Kim Fleischman
Charley Foley
Raymond Kampf

2005

Jamie Marie Barnett
Teresa A. Engle
Michael Gray
Bonnie Hamalainen
Priyadarshini Khatri
Joseph Poccia
Rachele Riley
John Stanko
Margaret Mary Urban
Marius I. Valdes

2006

Anita Eradla
Phillip Matthew Gardner
Andrew Patrick Ilnicki
Justin Howard
Christopher Malven
Thirada Raungpaka
Kate Resnick
Martin Fuller Speer
Shuangshuang Wu

2007

Benjamin Gaydos
Jinny Kim
Todd F Timney

2008

Can Birand
Christine Coffey
Bryan Condra
Ann Ford
Bizhan Khodabandeh
Matthew L. Klimas
William Pinholster
Karen Stein
Andrea Quam

2009

Peter Bain
Jason Dilworth
Alexander Egner
Feifei Fan
Carissa Henriques
Sohee Kwon
Hyejin Park
Jillian Sanford Columbus
Allison N. Schumacher
Mengfu Zhang

2010

Ernest F. Bernhardi, III
Maria Fabrizio
Bret Hansen
Eric Karnes
Meena Clifford Khalili
Joshua Reese

2011

Meaghan Dee
Brandi Price
Kelley White

2012

Mitchell Goldstein
Cassie Hester
Anne Jordan
Sarah Weber

2013

Sarah Alfalah
Heather Boone
Daniel Cole
Karolis Kosas
Sang Ryu
Jorge Silva Jetter
Virginia Shou
James Walker
Lucia Weilein

2014

Idil Cilingiroglu
Laurie K. Culshaw
Laura Schlifer
Hong Zhang

2015

Sarah Baugh
Alexander Bruno
Stephanie Clarke
Xi Lu
Yae-Young Park

2016

Alex Bailey
Adele Ball
Ben Evjen
Alex Martin

2017

Francisco Besa
Cassandra Ellison
Anika Sarin
Gregory Schmidt
Sirah Yoo
Weijian Zhou