Alumni News

Posted: June 13, 2013

detail of poster for documentary of the band Seryn, "A Canvas of Sound". Image: courtesy Ty Clark

Photographer: Ty Clark

detail of exhibition, "Litte Ease" by Jeremiah Catling. Photo: Ilana Foglia

Photographer: Ilana Foglia

detail of Chris Houtlberg's interactive installation at "Artists on the Verge 4". Photo: Rik Sferra, Soap Factory

Photographer: Rik Sferra

detail of poster for, by Anna Hurley. Image: Anna Hurley

Photographer: Anna Hurley

detail of poster for, by Anna Hurley. Image: Anna Hurley

Photographer: Anna Hurley

installation shot of "Sacred Streets", a project in Skid Row that Jordan Johnson was part of. Photo: Sacred Streets

Photographer: Sacred Streets

Detail of pster for the graphic novelist panel with Malachi Ward. Image: Skirball Cultural Center

Photographer: Skirball Cultural Center

Jacob Amundson (MFA '10) and Craig Goodworth (MFA '10) along with Prof. Amy Day are collaborating on a performance art work at the JustArt, Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) Biennial Conference, June 15, 2013. Craig is leading a seminar, "Vcela (a theopoetics of honeybees)".

Gaby Gutierrez Burgos (Art '03) is an art educator at Mayfair High School, Bellflower Unified School District in Lakewook, CA. She teaches art to Middle School and High School students as well as Advanced Placement (AP) Art History.

Ty Clark (Art '99) is co-creating a new documentary film, A Canvas of Sound about the critically acclaimed band Seryn. Ty, a visual artist and filmaker Kristopher Rutherford have collaborated from their own inspiration to share Seryn's story, creative process and the art form behind their sound.

Jeremiah Catling (Art '10) had a solo MFA Thesis Exhibition, Little Ease, at Claremont Graduate University and recently graduated with an MFA.

Garrett Futrell (Art '03) is the owner and Chief Executive Officer of Industrial Threaded Products Inc., one of the largest and fastest growing distributor of fasteners and related components on the West Coast of the Unites States.

Craig Goodworth (MFA '10) had an article and images of work "Liminal Ground", published in CIVA Seen Journal, Christians in the Visual Arts (CVA), XIII:1 2013.

Jacqui Groseth (Art' 83) is the Vice President of Marketing and Development for the Union Rescue Mission, Los Angeles, CA. The Mission is the largest of its kind in the United States and is dedicated to serving persons experiencing homelessness.

Christopher Houltberg (Art, Graphic Design '04) was in a group exhibition (Jump to 14:40 on the link to hear/see his work), Artists on the Verge 4, sponsored by at the Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN.

Artists on the Verge is a fellowship program for 5 Minnesota-based, emerging artists or artist groups working experimentally at the intersection of art, technology and digital culture with a focus on network-based practices that are interactive and/or particpatory.

Anna Hurley (Graphic Design '07) is a Designer for several influential companies such as Hatch Design,, and 826 National. Check out her site to see more of her work.

Jordan Johnson (Art '10) collaborated on a project with Biola art student Jason Leith to bring Art to the Homeless community on Skid Row. This innovative exhibit in conjunction with the L.A. Art Walk on May 9, featured portraits of members of the downtown homeless community. The project, called Sacred Streets, focused on social engagement by ascribing dignity, value and beauty to the lives of individuals from the Skid Row district. Learn more about this impactful project at Biola's site.

Andrew Lake (Art '02) is a #D Digital Artist at Oakley International, a household name sport and lifestyle brand. Previously, Andrew has worked as an advertisign graphic designer for Verizon and a computer animator for Warner Bros.

Angela Lister (MFA '12)  is an adjunct professor at Asbury University in Wilmore, KY. She had a show in October at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation show in Lafayette, IN.

Jonathon Marrs (Art '03) had a solo exhibition of new photographic works at Fire Station 18, Portland, OR. He has spent the last 6 months with the firefighters at Station 18 to observe their day-to-day activities and their relationships with the communities they serve.

Callie Miller (Art '03) is a Post Production Supervisor at ABC Studios in Los Angeles, CA. She has worked on post production for television series such as Criminal Minds and Crossing Jordan.

Bradley Namie (MFA '11) is in a group exhibition, ON-LINE, University House Wallingford, Seattle, WA. June-October 2013.

Steven Quartly (Art '96) is the owner and professional artist at Quartly Fine Arts. He was part of the "Artist in Residence" appearance at Wyland Gallery, Put-in-Bay, OH, May 23-27. He brought his vibrant landscapes, seascapes, and street scenes to Put-in-Bay, OH over the Memorial Day weekend.

Kim Reiff (MFA '09) is the Chair of the Art Program at Grace College in Wonona Lake, IN.

Brian Rush (MFA '10) poem, "Hair Piece" was published in the Vancouver-based zine, This Great Society "Best of Poetry", June 2013".

Brian Rush (MFA '10) was in a participatory group exhibition, Encoding Identities, DC3 Art Projects, Edmonton, Cananda in conjunction with a Graduate Student Symposium, Encoding/Decoding: Thinking Through Art and Design Practices, University of Alberta, Canada. He is currently an Artist-in-Residence at Grunewald Guild, Leavenworth, WA, sponsored by Christians in teh Visual Arts (CIVA) and By/For.

Jeffrey Siemers (MFA '09) is presenting a paper, "Reconciling arts-based research and artistic practice with non-Western ways of knowing" at the JustArt, Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) Biennial Conference, June 14-15, 2013.

Malachi Ward (Art '06) was on a panel of graphic novelists, "Sequential Smarts" May 5 at the Skirball Cultural Center. He and three other artists discussed the conceptual underpinning of contemporary graphic storytelling and L.A.’s central place in the world of the graphic novel.

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.