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School of Art & Art History

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Student and Alumni Success Stories

By providing hands-on education, real-world practice and mentoring, the USF School of Art & Art History offers students the opportunities they need to grow in their professions and pursue their passions. The stories below highlight the experiences and accomplishments of many students and alumni to help inspire you to take the next step in your own success story.

Chris Otten: Beauty in the Eye of the Lens

Art Student Sara-Kay West Continues Learning as a Graduate Student in Art History

Princess Smith, MFA Class of ‘16, Elevates the Art World with Her Powerful Paintings

James Cartwright, MA Class of ‘17, Teaches and Explores Cross-Cultural Art

Catherine Gomez, current BFA student, Studies Abroad in Chile as a Gilman Scholar

Art Alumnus Adam Mathieu Co-founds Separate Checks Artist’s Collective

Tina Piracci, BFA Class of ’17, Merges Art with Technology

Humor and Darkness: USF MFA Student Jake Troyli Talks Community and Inclusion

Art Student Ana Massard Tours with Pure Noise Records on the Final Warped Tour

Art Student, Libbi Ponce, Interviewed by Creative Pinellas

MFA in Studio Art Alumnus William Douglas Wins the Third Place Lenscratch Student Prize

Works by MFA Alumna Jono Vaughan on View at Seattle Art Museum

MFA Alumna Ellen Mueller Publishes New Textbook on Drawing, Appropriation and Fair Use


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