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Alumni Updates: 1990s

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Below are archived updates for alumni graduating between 1990 and 1999. Visit the main Alumni Updates page for updates received this year.

David Lasky '90 (Studio Art) David has just completed the art and design of an educational comic book about influenza that will be distributed throughout the U.S. The book focuses on how to prepare for a potential pandemic, with special emphasis on informing immigrant communities who may not be reachable through the mainstream media. This was a meaningful and personal project for David, as his great-grandmother was an immigrant who died in the 1918 pandemic. Aside from the book, David has been teaching the art of comics and storyboarding part time at the Art Institute of Seattle and in Seattle-area middle schools. He continues to draw comics, design posters, and maintain an active exhibition schedule. (2009)

Lewis Nelson '90 is Associate Professor of Architecture at UVA. (2009)

Bart Shepherd '92 (Art History) Bart currently resides in San Francisco with his wife Kathy (Bello, Class of 1990) and their two daughters, Charlotte, 3, and Cecelia, 1. In May 2005, Bart was hired as the Curator of the Steinhart Aquarium, part of the California Academy of Sciences. They are now in the final stages of a $484 million renovation and will reopen the Renzo Piano -designed building to the public in the fall of 2008 (see calacademy.org for details). This has been an exciting couple of years for Bart, with the project allowing him to travel, SCUBA dive in the Philippines, and work hand-in-hand with architects, exhibit designers, and fabricators. He has also been in the press and on TV many times, including Mythbusters, and will appear in several other documentaries. (2009)

Alberta Boone '93 (Studio Art) Since graduating, Alberta has received her MFA in ceramics from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth in 2005. She is currently at the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana, as the 2008 Lincoln Fellow. Anyone wanting further information about the Archie Bray Foundation can visit the website: www.archiebray.org. (2009)

Peter Krebs '93 (Interdisciplinary Studies Major, 19th Century French Studies; minor, Studio Art)Peter Krebs: Clerestory, Charcoal on Painted Plywood, 15x45 inches unframed Recently Peter exhibited his drawings at Migration Gallery in Charlottesville, VA. (2009) 

Laura King Manno '94 (Studio Art) After graduating, Laura completed her Master's in Architecture and accepted a position with one of the most renowned architecture firms in the world, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, where she practiced for 10 years. Over the past 2 years Laura was married to Philip L. Manno (alum '94) and had their first child, Lorenzo. She is now practicing with Grimm & Parker Architects in the Washington DC Metro area. Laura visits W&M annually to speak with students interested in learning more about architecture as a profession. (2009)

San Francisco is where Ian Hart '98 has established his studio (website). (2009)

Sara Taylor Morasch '98 (B.A. Art History) Sara has obtained master's (2001) and doctoral (2006) degrees in art history from Bryn Mawr College. Her dissertation examined the integration of prehispanic and peninsular elements at the sixteenth-century convent of Santiago Apsstol in Cuilapan, a Mixtec community in the state of Oaxaca (Mexico). She served as an Assistant Research Curator in the Departments of Textiles and Amerindian Art at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006-08. Currently she's a postdoctoral research associate at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and would be more than happy to speak with any art history majors interested in pursuing graduate work or museum careers: sm-taylor [at] nga.gov. (2009)

Julianna Bynoe '99 (Studio Art) Julianna was recently appointed Coordinator of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Marryland in College Park. Formerly she served as Weekend Docent at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. (2009)

Christopher Reiger '99 (B.A. Studio Art) Christopher was awarded a September residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, Nebraska. He will be provided with a studio space to conduct his reasearch and will work on paintings, drawings, and essays. During his two-week residency he plans to explore Nebraska City and the surrounding land, focusing particularly on the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the legacy of the 19th-century westward expansion. Check out his blog, Hungry Hyaena, where he will post essays written during his residency. Recently Christopher had the opportunity to work with printer Gabe Greenberg of Greenberg Editions, where he created two limited edition prints: Further Murmuration and Synesthesia #1. His next solo exhibition will be at Denise Bibro Platform Gallery, October 8 - November 7, 2009. (2009)

Christopher Reiger '99 (B.A. Art) writes: “I just moved to San Francisco after a decade in NYC. The art scene is considerably smaller, but still energetic and vibrant. I was accepted into a residency program called Root Division, located in SF's Mission District, that offers subsidized studio space in exchange for some adult and youth education work. It's a community-oriented program, too, so I'll be working with “under-served” (i.e., poor and overlooked) youth in the neighborhood on art projects. I continue to exhibit regularly around the country, and my charitable sales model is still healthy and growing.  I hope all the other W&M art alums are flourishing!” (2010)