MFA AC+D Alumni News

February 28, 2017

Larissa Hammond, MFA AC+D ‘12 has a solo exhibition at Big Car Collaborative that will be up from 8/4-10/21.

Lauren Sinner, MFA AC+D ‘16 will be teaching two classes at the Mendocino Art Center in July. She is currently co-curating the BFA Craft thesis show at OCAC with Namita Wiggers. She is the Assistant editor of Surface Design Journal as well as studio assistant to Marie Watt and personal assistant to Namita Wiggers.

Julie Pointer, MFA AC+D ‘11 has been working for the past two years or so on a book (writing and photographing) that’s coming out on June 13, published by Artisan Books. It’s called Wabi-Sabi Welcome: Learning to Embrace the Imperfect and Entertain with Thoughtfulness and Ease. She also recently started a floral studio in Santa Barbara called Olivetta.

Phoenix McNamara, MFA AC+D ‘16 is teaching at PNCA and has an installation piece accepted into What the Festival this summer.

Jason Starin, MFA AC+D ‘11 is the Ceramics Shop Supervisor for the Craft and Materials Studies Program at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Jason is also in his second year of his five year artist in residency at The Clay Studio. Jason is in several shows in February and March 2017:
Conjure - two person show with Soyfa Mirvis
Kitchen Table Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
February 13-27

Hello / Goodbye - group show
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
January 20 - February 26

Off the Table: Clay for the Wall - group show
MWSU Department of Art, Saint Joseph, MO
February 17 - March 24

Sometimes, Always, Never - group show
Gravity Gallery, North Adams, MA
February 25 - March 25

NCECA, 10 Years in the Making - group show
Bison Building, Portland, OR
March 21 - 25

NCECA, The Clay Studio, Small Favors - group show
Portland, OR
March 21- 25

Mikele Schnitman, MFA AC+D ‘15 is working for Axiom custom products as a designer builder and 3D maker. He has worked on various designs and builds, from architectural model mockups to design directives, signs, furniture, molds and casts, 3D scanning and 3D printing, 9axis milling, and also working with artists like Diane Jacobs.

Edd Key, MFA AC+D ‘14 has public art installation at the Seattle Center until March. Check it out at "Seattle Office of Arts and Culture"- Public Art- 2016- "Seattle Center Sculpture Walk".

Reese Bowes, MFA AC+D ‘15 has work to be displayed for the month of April at PDX Contemporary Art in the PDX Window Projects space.

Willow D'Arcy,  MFA AC+D ‘14 is animating four animated sequences for a film

Bukola Koiki,  MFA AC+D ‘15 will be featured artist for The PDX Window Project at PDX Contemporary this May from April 29 - May 27.

Annie Aube, MFA AC+D ‘16 will be in the group show Running With the Wolves in May and June at 35 Blumen

​Leslie Vigeant​, MFA AC+D '11 ​is adjunct faculty at OCAC and PNCA. Recent news includes:
RIPE hyper/lux/shine/theory - solo show
Alexander Gallery
CCC Campus, Oregon City
January-February 2017

RIPE hyper/lux/shine/theory - Artist Talk
Alexander Gallery
CCC Campus, Oregon City
January 2017

You Drain Me - Group Exhibition
Tempus Projects​
Tampa, FL
February-March 2017

Nasty Woman - Group Show
Killjoy Collective
Portland, OR
February-March 2017

Let us hear her voice - review of solo show
Clackamas Print
January 31, 2017

Anne Crumpacker, MFA AC+D '11 recent exhibitions include:
Bending Nature:  Four Bamboo Artists in the Garden
Portland Japanese Garden
August 20 - November 6, 2016

The Overton (apartment building)
NW 12th and Overton
Commission for the lobby, Fall 2016

The Peloton (apartment building)
4141 NE Williams
Commission for the Amenity Lounge, Fall 2016

Art in Public Places Exhibitions
Friedman Memorial Airport
Sun Valley / Hailey, Idaho
June - October 2016

Art in Public Places Exhibitions
Friedman Memorial Airport
Sun Valley / Hailey, Idaho
November 2016 to May 2017

Laura O'Quin, MFA AC+D ‘16 is a recipient of the C3:project Incubator for her project WORKING LIBRARY​ with Rory Sparks​.
Open House on March 9, 6:00-9:00pm
8836 N Lombard Street
Portland, OR 97203

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Left: Julie Pointer, Wabi-Sabi Welcome: Learning to Embrace the Imperfect and Entertain with Thoughtfulness and Ease. Top right: Jason Lee Starin. Bottom right: Laura O'Quin.