Creative Futures: Career Stories
Interpreting Community: Gabriel Sosa, MFA ’16
Gabriel Sosa, MFA ’16, reflects on the question posed by SMFA faculty that is still the foundation for his practice today.
The Deal: Juan Travieso, MFA '13
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.
Building a Network: Emil Cohen, MFA ’14
Emil Cohen, MFA ’14, reflects on shaping his photography practice around topics he was interested in talking about.
Where All Things Were Possible: Rachel Sydlowski, BFA '97
Rachel Sydlowski, BFA '97, finds rich material for art making and investigation by following myth over truth.
Making a Living as an Artist: Kyle Klein, BFA '09
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.
Writer. Painter. Outsider.
Double-Sided Beauty: JooLee Kang, MFA '11
JooLee Kang, MFA '11, shares how the roots of her work started with her fascination with flora and fauna as a child.
The Creator: Marlon Forrester, BFA '08
Marlon Forrester, BFA '08 reflects on how SMFA allowed him to fully immerse himself in a complete art environment.
Artist in Residence: Azita Moradkhani, MFA '15
Azita Moradkhani, MFA '15, recalls how a studio visit during her MFA program propelled her forward in her work.
Career Stories: Rob Stull, DIP '89
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.
Career Stories: Shane Lavalette, BFA '09
Shane Lavalette, photographer, independent publisher, and co-founder of Assembly, talks about his career, artwork, and upcoming projects.
Career Stories: Liz Cohen, BFA + BA ‘96
Liz Cohen is an artist and educator whose work draws on specialized bodies of knowledge to address themes of immigration, identity, and cultures of resistance.