Photomedia / Alumni + Careers

Since 1978, remarkable graduates from Photomedia have flourished as exhibiting artists, curators, public artists, business professionals, journalists, producers, commercial photographers, scholars, professors, teachers, and arts administrators.

Our undergraduate and graduate student alumni continue to make significant impacts regionally, nationally, and internationally as evidenced by the high profile exhibitions, collections, reviews, residencies, teaching positions, graduate school acceptances, art residencies, and variety of professional employment.

National awards include Creative Capital Grants, Sante Fe Prize, Fulbright Awards, Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, En Foco Fellowship, and the Pollock-Krasner Fellowship. Alumni have attended residencies as varied as the Core Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture; Clark College; Djerassi Residency Program; Vermont Studio Center; Bemis Residency; Jentel Artist Residency; Oregon College of Art and Craft; and the Center for Photography at Woodstock.

Top awards in Washington State include The Betty Bowen Award, Artist Trust Washington State Fellowship Awards, Artist Trust GAP Grants, 4Culture Awards, The Stranger Genius Award, Artist Trust Innovator’s Award, the Neddy at Cornish Award, and The Henry Art Gallery Brink Award.

Alumni have had solo and group exhibitions in hundreds of venues nationally and internationally. They are well-represented in Seattle galleries including James Harris Gallery, Greg Kucera Gallery, G. Gibson Gallery, the Henry Art Gallery permanent collection, Platform Gallery, SOIL Gallery, and Gallery4Culture. Their work has been featured in significant collections and monographs.

Our undergraduates have attended prestigious graduate schools including UCLA; Cal Arts; The San Francisco Art Institute; Art Center; Duke University; The Chicago Art Institute; Yale Norfolk Program of Yale University; Rochester Institute of Technology; NYU Tisch School of the Arts; University of New Mexico; Harvard University School of Architecture; University of Wisconsin; Goldsmiths College of Art, London; and Arizona State University to name a few.

Alumni teach at major institutions including Kansas City Art Institute, Columbia College Chicago, Rutgers University, University of New Mexico, University of Oregon, University of North Carolina, Rhode Island School of Design, UC Irvine, Fresno State University, and Columbus College of Art and Design.

Listed below are Photomedia MFA alumni with links to websites when available. BFA alumni may be found on this page.

Photomedia MFA Alumni

John Blalock
Joe Freeman
Hannah Patterson

Phillip Carpenter
Dakota Gearhart
Dave Kennedy

Hilary Gray
Stephen Sewell
Rodrigo Valenzuela

Neal Fryett
Matt Hilger
Joshua Sleicher-McCracken

Peter Nelson
Maggie Romano
Hanita Schwartz

Marie Claire Bozant
Erin Burns
Laurel Schultz

Zack Bent
Allison Quemere
Keeara Rhoades

Caroline Kapp
Fred Muram
Ross Sawyers

Chrystal Anderson
Elysha Diaz

Frank Burton
Zack Crumbo
Ariana Russell

Lisa Darms
Allison Manch
Gregory Schaffer

Gina Rymarcsuk

Matt Hamon
Matt Truitt

Neil Chowdhury
Alisa Scudamore

Michelle Jack
Robert Louis McCrory
Lynn Shen

Kevin Hoth

Ellen Felsenthal
Thom Heileson

Stephanie Crocker
Tom Lewis
Robert Plogman

Colleen Choquette
Teresa Tamura
Harrison Higgs

Susan Robb
Eugene Saks
Michael Van Horn


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