Creative Futures: Career Stories
Gabriel Sosa, MFA ’16, reflects on the question posed by SMFA faculty that is still the foundation for his practice today.
Having painted thousands of murals and canvases with wildlife themes, Juan Travieso, MFA '13, credits the works sold while in his MFA program with launching his practice in a significant way.
Emil Cohen, MFA ’14, reflects on shaping his photography practice around topics he was interested in talking about.
Rachel Sydlowski, BFA '97, finds rich material for art making and investigation by following myth over truth.
Kyle Klein, BFA '09, shares how his SMFA education taught him how to create his artistic process, which later enabled him in his photography career.
Azita Moradkhani, MFA '15, recalls how a studio visit during her MFA program propelled her forward in her work.
JooLee Kang, MFA '11, shares how the roots of her work started with her fascination with flora and fauna as a child.
Marlon Forrester, BFA '08 reflects on how SMFA allowed him to fully immerse himself in a complete art environment.
Rob Stull talks about his career in the comics industry, being selected as artist in residence at the MFA, and reflects on the enduring influence of Hip Hop culture on his art.
Shane Lavalette, photographer, independent publisher, and co-founder of Assembly, talks about his career, artwork, and upcoming projects.
Tori Baisden, Design Director at Utendahl Creative, talks about design as world-building.