Alumni Profiles

Alina Tenser

MFA, 2012

Alina Tenser was born in Kiev, Ukraine. She received her BFA from School of the Visual Arts and her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Tenser has held solo exhibitions at AIR, New York, NY; Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY; and Pioneer...

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Taylor Baldwin

BFA, 2007

Taylor Baldwin (b. Tucson, AZ 1983) is an artist working primarily in sculpture, video, and installation. He received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2005 and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2007. He was a...

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Rachel Schneider

BFA + Minor in Spanish, 2013

Rachel Schneider earned her BFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013, and her Master in Landscape Architecture (MLA I) from Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2016. She is currently a landscape...

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Oscar Santillan

MFA, 2011

Oscar Santillan (Ecuador, based in Amsterdam) insinuates in his work the existence of a territory where fact and fiction are exchangeable. Unexpected events occur there, the beat of drums synchronizes to the sweat of a person, the...

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Egbert Vongmalaithong

BFA, 2012

Egbert Vongmalaithong, born 1990, is a performance artist and sculptor who lives and works in Richmond, VA. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Sculpture and Extended Media Program in 2012. Right after graduating, he...

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Tim Rusterholz

BFA, 2009

Tim Rusterholz is a sculptor and fabricator based in Philadelphia, PA. He received his BFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University (2009) and MFA in Sculpture from Tyler School of Art (2011). Tim’s practice...

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Tara Donovan

MFA, 1999

Tara Donovan (b. 1969, New York) creates large-scale installations and sculptures made from everyday objects. She received a B.F.A. (1991) from the Corcoran College of Art and Design and an M.F.A. (1999) from Virginia Commonwealth...

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Stephen Miguel Decker

BFA, 2009

Stephen is an artist, media producer, DJ and graphic designer currently residing in New York City. As part of artist-collective ALLGOLD, he was the first to participate in a residency program initiated in October 2014 at The Print Shop...

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Ross Iannatti

BFA, 2013

Ross Iannatti was born in Chesapeake, VA in 1988 and currently lives and works in Germantown, NY. Iannatti received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA and is currently pursuing...

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Ledelle Moe

MFA, 1996

Ledelle Moe was born in Durban, South Africa in 1971. She studied sculpture there at Technikon Natal and graduated in 1993. Active in the local art community, Moe was one of the founding members of the FLAT Gallery, an artist initiative...

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Myeongsoo Kim

BFA, 2009

Myeongsoo Kim was born in Korea, in 1980. He received his BFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009, and his MFA in Sculpture from Yale University in 2011. His work has been exhibited across the...

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Lindsay Lawson

BFA, 2005

Lindsay Lawson grew up in Virginia and trained as a classical and contemporary dancer from an early age, eventually studying with American Ballet Theater in New York City as a teenage apprentice. Her interests shifted to fine art and she...

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Lily Cox-Richard

MFA, 2008

Lily Cox-Richard earned her MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University, and BFA in Jewelry/Metal Arts from California College of the Arts. Recent solo exhibitions include Hirschl & Adler Modern (New...

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Jessica Kain

MFA, 2012

Jessica Kain lives and works in Mustang, Nepal where she runs the Rosehips Center for Creative Learning at the Marpha Foundation. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth...

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Ian McMahon

MFA, 2010

Ian McMahon received his MFA in Sculpture and Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University and his BFA in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University. From 2009 to 2013 he was a recipient of a Jacob...

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Elizabeth Hensley C.

BFA, 2008

My efforts have centered on organizing context-sensitive gatherings that elicit dialogue around certain moments of land use in Bajalta California. The happening itself + the links mapped during the occasion constitute one part of the...

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Diana Al-Hadid

MFA, 2005

Diana Al-Hadid was born in Aleppo, Syria in 1981 and currently lives works in Brooklyn, New York.

 

Working with a variety of materials, Al-Hadid creates monumental sculptures, drawings, and panels, all of which blur the...

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Zack Morris aka “Earl Mack”

BFA, 2012

Since I graduated from VCU I’ve started my own clothing brand called Chilalay with four of my friends. I’ve been able to go full time in my art career. I have never liked working for anyone else so my artwork and my family have been...

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Daniel Klaas Beckwith

BFA, 2010

Daniel Klaas Beckwith was born in 1988 in Richmond, VA. He received a BFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010, and an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University in 2015. His sculptural work has been shown...

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Conor Backman

BFA Sculpture + BFA Painting, 2011

Conor Backman, BFA 2011, was co-owner/founder/director of Reference (Richmond, VA) from 2009-2012. He currently lives and works in Hudson, NY, where he was director of Retrospective from 2013-2015. Backman has had recent solo...

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Bonnie Collura

BFA, 1996

Bonnie Collura received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1994 and her Masters of Fine Arts degree from Yale University in 1996. She is the recipient of a 1997 Emerging Artist Award from the...

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Teresita Fernández

MFA, 1992

Teresita Fernández is a conceptual artist best known for her prominent public sculptures and unconventional use of materials. Fernandez’s work is characterized by an interest in perception and the psychology of looking. Her...

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Ben Jurgensen

MFA, 2010

Ben Jurgensen received a BFA in Fine Art from the Corcoran College of Art & Design in 2008 and an MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010. He has held positions as Assistant Professor at...

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Amanda Dalla Villa Adams

BFA, 2007

A doctoral candidate in Art History at VCU, Amanda specializes in post-1945 American art. Her dissertation is titled, Sally Mann’s Photographs and Theories of Nostalgia. Amanda earned her BFA...

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