In 2008, STEPHANIE BUHMANN (B.F.A./M.S., 2002) published several art reviews, essays and interviews in Sculpture Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Downtown Express, The Villager, Chelsea Now and Artcritical.com, among others. On behalf of ArtConnects NY she also curated and helped to establish a permanent collection of donated artworks at the The Neighborhood Coalition of Shelter in New York.
CHRISTINE CAVALLOMAGNO (M.S., 2004), after four years as an illustration agent at Art Department, has joined Jed Root where she will be applying her passion for illustration and heading up a new Illustrators Division at the agency.
YVETTE CORTES (M.S., 2003) hosted the Spring 2009 meeting of ARLIS/WNY (Art Libraries Society of North America), featuring the presentations Culture Versus Design: The Architecture of Saratoga Springs and Yaddo: Yesterday and Today. She also created a new website for ARLIS/WNY and now serves as the web editor. In Fall 2008, she started the Student Art in the Library Program, which provides another venue for Skidmore’s Studio Art students to exhibit their work. She founded the Scribner Gallery in Skidmore College’s Lucy Scribner Library to hold the exhibitions each semester. Additionally, she has had several art and design book reviews published in Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.
GREG LINDQUIST (M.F.A./M.S., 2008) had a solo exhibition titled “Remembrance of Things Present” in September of 2008 at his alma matter, the College of Design at NC State University in Raleigh, NC, which in November traveled to Bethel University in St.Paul, MN. Former Pratt Art History professor Cary Levine wrote an essay for the accompanying brochure. His solo exhibition titled “Brooklyn Industry” opened March 11, 2009 at Brooklyn Academy of Music. His recent exhibition at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, NY, NY was reviewed in the October 2008 issue of Art in America by Stephen Westfall. Lindquist also contributed an essay titled “Inside the Studio: Notes from a Former Assistant” to the monograph Ryan McGinness Works published by Rizzoli International, which will be released in March 2009. Also, one of his paintings appeared in the MTV: Real World Brooklyn series which premiered January 2009.
ASHLEY SABIN‘s (B.F.A., 2005) documentary film Intimidad played at MoMA in November as part of The Contenders series and is set to be released in Spring 2009. This past July, Sabin and her partner, David Redmon, opened a distribution company, Carnivalesque Films. They have released four titles to date, Mardi Gras: Made in China, Orphans, Holy Modal Rounders: Bound to Lose, and Manhattan, Kansas. Currently Sabin is in production on her next documentary film, Twisted. She is collaborating with fellow Pratt Art History graduate, Ashley Arbaugh. The film documents Arbaugh as she spans the global landscapes to discover young Russian models who exhibit her new fashion design on the catwalks in Paris. Visit carnivalesquefilms.com for more information on Carnivalesque Films or Twisted.
BEN SCHACHTER (M.S./M.F.A., 2002) participated in “Envisioning Maps” at the Hebrew Union College in NY. In April he installed a work at the Harvard Hillel and gave opening remarks. He also recently delivered a paper entitled, “Talmudic Law as Conceptual Art: Recent Work by Ben Schachter” at the University of Wisconsin, Conney Conference on Jewish Art.
SURANA SINGH-BISCHOFBERGER (M.S., 2003) was hired tenure-track in art history at East Los Angeles College, located in Monterey Park, California. East Los Angeles College is one of nine colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District.
LAUREN SMITH-ROBERTS (M.S./M.F.A., 2009) in September was promoted to a full-time position in the Print Department at the Museum of Modern Art, cataloguing prints in the Louise Bourgeois Archive for the second volume of Bourgeois’ catalogue raisonne. Additionally, in 2008 she finished her graduate thesis, contributed to a group exhibition in Fort-Worth, Texas, and got married!