Our Alumni

pictured from left to right: Lee Arnold '94, Professor Robert Knight, Allie Pohl '07, Shannon Mimms '07, Adrienne Conzelman '92

We are pleased to feature many of our alumni working in the Arts.

Louisa (Brown) Smieska ’09 is a researcher of material cultural heritage using x-ray technology at Cornell. She was previously the Andrew A. Mellon Foundation Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Department of Scientific Research and examined paintings and other objects from their collection.

Yance Ford '94 is a producer and director. His documentary Strong Island has been nominated for an Oscar. He was the recipient of the Special Jury Award for Storytelling at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, attended MacDowell Colony, and received the Creative Capital Theo Westenberger Award.

Allie Pohl ’07 created the “Ideal Woman” in a variety of media that includes sculpture, video, ceramics, and installations. She has exhibited extensively art fairs such as Art Market San Francisco, SPRING/BREAK, Houston Art Fair, and Scope Miami and at museums such as the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Orlando Museum of Art, and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. You can view her work at www.alliepohl.com

Chiquita Paschal ’10  is a freelance journalist who has worked at Hyperallergic, Buzzfeed, Gimlet, PRX, and WGBH. She recently launched her own podcast called Spark. The debut episode titled “Rites of Passage” is a reflection of her time at Hamilton.

Michael Bourbeau ’11 is a Technical Artist at Firstborn in New York City. He works on award winning advertisements, websites, mobile apps, and VR games. He also teaches at Pratt as a Visiting Instructor. While a Hamilton student he attended the Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art in Norfolk, CT. He received his M.F.A. in Computer Art from the School of the Visual Arts. You can view his work at www.mikebourbeau.com

Michael Scott ’81 is an abstract painter who has shown his work in venues such as Tony Shafrazi Gallery, Sandra Gering Gallery, Minus Space, and extensively thoughout  Europe. His work has appeared in Art in America, Artforum, Teme Celeste, Bomb, and Flash Art. He attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and received his M.F.A. from Hunter College. You can view his work at www.fortycircles.com

Jackie Brown ’04 is the Marvin H. Green Jr. Assistant Professor of Art at Bowdoin College. She is a sculptor and has exhibited at venues such as the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Hillyer Art Space, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, and The Delaware Contemporary. She was an artist in residence at the Archie Bray Foundation and the Museum of Art and Design and attended Virginia Commonwealth University for her M.F.A. You can view her work at www.jackiebrownart.com

Lee Arnold '94 is an Associate Professor of Art at Drew University. His work explores systems in nature using photography, drawing, video, animation and sound. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, MacDowell Colony, and the DAAD in Berlin. He has exhibited in venues such as Exit Art, Eyebeam, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. You can view his work at http://www.leearnold.net

Sean Henry-Smith ’15 is a photographer and writer. His works have appeared in Apogee Journal, The Offing, FACT, Fanzine, Contact Sheet, and the New York Times. You can view his work at www.seanhenrysmith.com

Jake Muirhead '86 earned his MFA from George Mason University and teaches Printmaking at Anne Arundel Community College and teaches Drawing and Figure Drawing at Montgomery Community College in Maryland. He received the  Franz and Virginia Bader Grant in 2018. You can view his work at www.jakemuirhead.com.

Antonia Villa '12 Is a software engineer and artist. With a background in mathematics and abstract digital photography, she works with the process of decalcomania (transferring a design from one surface to another) forming black and white prints of mathematical fractals. You can follow her in instagram @av.fractalwork.

Tom Booth ’06 is an author, illustrator, and art director. He has worked for Scholastic and recently published his third children’s book Don’t Blink published by Feiwel and Friends (an imprint of Macmillan). You can view his work at www.tom-booth.com

Eliana Miranda ’10 is a painter and attended the University of Dallas for her M.F.A. Her work addresses the undercurrents of immigration in America. You can view her work at www.elianamiranda-art.com.