Alumni News

Posted: February 12, 2013

"Progression 1", 2012. Image: Susan Gibbons

Photographer: Susan Gibbons

View of "If Memory Serves" at UC Irvine. Image: Peter Huynh for New University

Photographer: Peter Huynh

"Atrox Somes" announcement

detail of cover, "My Life in Scribbles" by Aaron Brassea.

Photographer: Aaron Brassea

logo of Scripps Aviation, a jet charter company that Paul Alexander specializes in airline servicing, maintenance and repair. Image: Scripps Aviation

Photographer: Scripps Aviation

detail of work by Christopher Houltbeg

Photographer: Christopher Houltberg

Susan Gibbons (MFA '09) is in a 4-person exhibition at the Dallas Art Center in Aurora, CO. The exhibition, 2013 Winter's Member's Show, opened on Feb. 8.

Allyson Unzicker (Art '09), co-curated an exhibition, If Memory Serves, as part of the Critical Curatorial Series at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, UC Irvine. As reconceived through these artworks, memory thus performatively binds the subject's "inner" and "outer" worlds in the most poetic form. You can read an interview with one of Allyson's co-curators from the OC Register here. Allyson is a student in the MFA in Critical & Curatorial Studies at University of California, Irvine.

Andrea Rosselle (MFA '10) is in a group exhibition, Atrox Somes, at the Sylvania Campus North View Gallery, Portland Community College. The exhibition is comprised of a group of artists who have confronted a life changing health issue (whether directly or indirectly) in their lives. The altered perceptual state that has resulted from these experiences is the focus of the artistic works presented.

Kristine Perry (Art '06, Graphic Design '06) is the E-Media Designer for One Nevada Credit Union in Las Vegas, NV. She has worked with their web development in rebuilding the company's site, ATM screens, and social media graphics. Kristine had been the Marketing & Graphics Coordinator at Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. in Las Vegas, NV, an international gaming company.

Brice Meyers (Graphic Design '09) is the graphic designer and a gymnastics coach for Azarian US Gymnastics Training Center at Aliso Viejo, CA. He works for the Center doing image branding and identity systems, design work and promotional videos as well as coaching preschool and recreational classes and women's competitive team members. The Center is a state-of-the-art gymnastics facility founded and named in honor of Eduardo Azarian, a World Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist.

Jason Gourely (Art '01) is an User Experience Designer at Autodesk in San Fransisco, CA. He helps develop new 3D modeling applications and expand existing application functionality for consumer facing products. Jason also designs interfaces and features that interact with external API's.

Sam Guerrero (Art '04) is teaching at Portland Community College in Portland, OR as an Assistant Professor for an introduction to printmaking course.

Jamie Malchow (Art '09) works at the Poma Companies, a partner in the fueling industry, as a marketer and graphic designer. She does design work for the web, print, publications and conceptualizes and creates video ads.

Lauren Reedy (Graphic Design '09) is a Print Production Artist at Trailer Park, Inc.
Trailer Park is the world's leading, largest, movie marketing and entertainment company with headquarters in Hollywood, CA and regional offices in New York City and London. Ranked among Adweek's "Top 100 U.S. Agencies", current clients of the company include Apple, CBS, Disney, EA, Fox, MTV, Nickelodeon, Sony, Universal, Viacom and Warner Bros.

Mitchell Dong (Graphic Design '11) is the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at The Cambridge School, a private Christian School in San Diego for students K-8. The mission of the school is to prepare students for success with a multi-sensory, whole-child approach to education. Children are provided a unique educational experience with small class sizes, distinguished faculty and a uniquely-tailored curriculum delivered in languages, arts, mathematics and sciences.

Paul Alexander (Graphic Design '07) is a mechanic at Scripps Aviation, a successful private jet charter company, based out of Carlsbad, CA. Paul assists with maintenance, phase inspections, servicing, and repair. He specializes in Cessna Citations (500 series) and Beech King Airs.

Christopher Houltberg (Art '04), Graphic Design '04) is having a solo show, schema, up until March at the Gage Center Art Gallery in Augsburg College, MN. Christopher's multi-faceted installation explores how technology has altered our interactions and communications creating new systems of how we see the world around us, communicate with each other, and gain information. He received his MFA in Visual Art at the Art Institute of Boston and is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Augsburg College.

Aaron Brassea (Art '01) is the creator of several comic series, most notably My Life in Scribbles, The Ballad of YFB, and Chainsaw Guy. Aaron is also the Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Chainsaw Comics. The news site bePortland interviewed Aaron recently about publishing Comics for the past decade. Besides continued work as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, Aaron lives in Portland, OR where he records music solo as The Nemesis and with his band, tow knee chavez.

Note: This information is current for the 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.