Below are archived updates for Art & Art History alumni graduating between 1990 and 1999. Visit the main Alumni Updates page for updates received this year.
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)
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)
San Francisco is where Ian Hart '98 has established his studio (website). (2009)
Peter Krebs '93 (Fine Arts/Interdisciplinary Studies) Peter writes: “I was accepted to the Master of Urban and Environmental Planning program at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, where I plan to concentrate on community health and well-being. I am specifically interested to explore how the arts and creative practices can be early and active parts of the planning process in order to collect better information about community strengths and desires and bring about better local buy-in. I expect the broad and rigorous approach I learned at William & Mary, as well as my years of professional and community involvement to be tremendous sources of insight and inspiration. My program starts in the Fall of 2015 and will take two years." (April 2015)
Peter Krebs '93 (Interdisciplinary Studies Major, 19th Century French Studies; minor, Studio Art)
Recently Peter exhibited his drawings at Migration Gallery in Charlottesville, VA. (2009)
David Lasky '90 (Fine Arts) David writes: "I colored the graphic novel "El Deafo", which was written and drawn by Cece Bell ('92). It is her memoir of growing up with hearing loss. The book has been named a Newbery Honor Book! Cece and I know each other from working as illustrators for the Flat Hat in the late 80's." (May 2015)
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)
David Lasky '90 (Studio) David writes: " I am co-author of a new full-color graphic novel, "Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song," a biography of the first family of country music." (2012)
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)
Lewis Nelson '90 is Associate Professor of Architecture at UVA. (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)
Christopher Reiger '99 (Studio) Christopher writes: " In 2011, in partnership with the artist and designer, Selene Foster, I co-founded and now direct BAASICS (Bay Area Art & Science Interdisciplinary Collaborative Sessions), a series of San Francisco-based evening programs that bring together local visual artists, musicians, choreographers, scientists, and interdisciplinary thinkers to present engaging, multi-media lectures and performances that explore a given theme. BAASICS is, in many respects, a reincarnation of Synoddity, the William & Mary-based series that Michael McDevitt (1998, BS, Biology) and I co-founded and continued, under different leadership, for one or two years after our departure.
In the United States, the contemporary fine arts and sciences are generally set apart from popular discourse, and despite much talk of commonality between artists and scientists, there is little substantive dialogue between the disciplines. By bringing together working artists, scientists, and other creative individuals to present diverse ideas and projects, we aim to foment not only interdisciplinary exchange but a new genre of experimentation that will move beyond what one of these disciplines can achieve on its own. More importantly, because these lectures and performances are free and open to the public, we hope to make the fine arts and sciences less esoteric for a general audience, thereby inspiring guests to think about how art and science relate to one another and to society at large.
"BAASICS.1: A Live Animal" took place in July 2011; the focus of the program was humanity’s relationship to other species. "BAASICS.2: The Future" took place in June 2012, and participants considered technology and notions of “the future.” "BAASICS.3," as yet untitled, will explore a range of brain disorders (e.g., autism, schizophrenia, and depression).
BAASICS is currently applying for official non-profit status and planning "BAASICS.3." Website: http://www.baasics.com (2012)