Alumni News

Posted: October 4, 2013

Matthew Sheean, "Adventure Time #19" (cover C), 2013. published by kaBOOM! Studios.

Photographer: kaBOOM! Studios

Matthew Sheean (Art '06, MFA '13) just published a cover for the popular series Adventure Time. The zine is Adventure Time #19 published by kaBOOM! Studios. The comic is semi-canonical with the critically acclaimed Adventure Time Tv series story. Each issue includes two comics: one lead story written by Ryan North and drawn in the style of the cartoon by Paroline and Lamb; and a second story made by an invited indie artist and drawn in their own style. Matthew created "Cover C" for the September 2013 issue.

Exerpts by Matthew along with alum Malachi Ward (Art '06) were published in the most recent issue of Prophet #39, written by Brandon Graham. The engaging and distinguished Prophet comic series shows how the distinct perspectives of indie artists can bring immense depth to a superhero story.Check out a review of the issue here.

Brian Rush (MFA '10) was recently hired on to the art and design faculty at Trinity Western University. He is in several ongoing group shows, the first being an experimental group exhibition, Imperfect Memory: A Compendium that explores manifestations of "imperfect symmetry"—a phenomenon emerging at the hazy border of two more familiar concepts, symmetry and asymmetry. Curated by Sara Black and Karsten Lund, the show is up at Columbia College Chicago from October until January 2014.

The second show is an exhibit as part of the BY/FOR Grunewald Residency at the Sammamish Presbytyrian Church in Sammamish, WA. Rush has been in residency this past year at the Grunewald Guild, a ministry project that patrons artists.

Blake Aaseby (BFA '13) is a Program Associate for UBM Tech, a global business that delivers business information, events, media, training, and marketing and data services to the technology industry.

Kristine Perry (Art, Graphic Design '06) is attending graduate school at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK, studying for a MLitt in Art History, researching International Art Nouveau.

Jeremiah Catling (Art '10) and Travis Novak (Art '07) work at Anthropologie, a successful lifestyle brand, recently hired as a production artists and set designers.
Deborah Lechowit (Art '06) works at Kemper Galleries, the largest free-standing art gallery in the state of Colorado, that specializes in custom and fine art framing.
Rory McMahon (Art '00) is a Modeling artist at Electronic Arts (EA). EA is a top American developer, marketer, publisher and distributor of video games. EA produces popular titles including FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed, The Sims, and the Battefield series. He has also worked as a 3D Artist for Blizzard Entertainment and a sculptor at Jim Rogers Sculpture Studio.
Joseph Williams (Art '04) is an art instructor at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA. He was recently a featured artist at the Wishing Corner in Gridley, CA and in a juried exhibition, Snowflake Show, in Rocklin, CA.
Allyson Unzicker (Art '08) is curating a show at UC Irvine, A Twice Lived Fragment of Time featuring the work of Will Rogan. This solo project connects the past to the present through the simple act of collecting and organizing obsolete imagery. Composed of images gathered from de-accessioned library books, Rogan's artwork sheds new meaning on what has been forgotten. The show is up at UC Irvine's University Art Gallery from October 3 - November 27, 2013.
Jenifer Friedhof (Graphic Design '12) is the manager at Gemini Timing, a Southern California based company specializing in chip timing and multisport events. She oversees guest service, client relations, website maintenance, marketing materials and brand identity.
Stephen Nelson (Graphic Design '09) is a freelance designer living in Los Angeles. He recently worked as a User Interface Designer at NBC Universal/ and, Santa Monica, CA.
Lindsay Eller's (Art '06) collage, "Cove" was featured in August 2013 on the Scopophilia Collage Exhibition blog. Organized by Bristish Artist Theo Miller, this exhibition is an celebration of contemporary collage.
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.