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After graduation in 2000, I was a bit lost for a few years before deciding to "go for it" as an artist. In 2003 I enrolled at Hunter College in NYC and graduated with my MFA in 2006. To make ends meet I worked as an art mover and installer in NY's galleries and museums. I saw everything "hands on." I began showing my work in 2009 and have been doing so ever since. In 2012 I decided I had had enough of Brooklyn and NY and I moved to Paris, where my double-major in French with Jack Street comes in handy. I continue to work as an artist and participate in many interesting projects and exhibitions. I will do an exhibition at Martos Gallery in NYC 2017. Read More

Profile for David Malek'00 was last updated on Jun 7, 2016.


Website: erinmwheeler.com

I am currently the Interim Director for Career Development at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. I have developed curriculum, events, programs and curated lecture series for museums and arts organizations on both coasts and am known for my ability to build strong teams, develop new audiences, utilize institutional resources, and create opportunities to work more efficiently and collaboratively. I am a painter and surface designer and you can find my work at erinmwheeler.com and my professional life on LinkedIn. Read More

Profile for Erin M. Wheeler'01 was last updated on Jun 7, 2016.


Anna Farbotko '04

Anna double majored in Studio Art and French at Beloit, and was also able to do graphic design work and posters for the Beloit Biology Department thanks to her coursework in Graphic Design. Her plans to continue in that field changed when an opportunity to work abroad brought her to France, where she still lives and works today. After obtaining a master’s degree in Adult Education and Training from the University of Nantes in 2010, she is now a self-employed English language trainer, helping professionals acquire English skills for jobs in international environments. Art is still a huge part of her life. She is part of a group of artists who regularly meet to sketch or visit exhibits, and she participates in local artistic competitions and exhibitions, either alone or as part of a team of artists. In winter, she designs and carves snow sculptures from 4-cubic-meter snow blocks in international competitions with Team USA Illinois, currently as captain of the team. In addition to her own artwork, she is involved in several joint projects with other artists, combining different media, perspectives and experience.

Profile for Anna Farbotko '04 was last updated on Jan 18, 2017.


After graduating from Beloit College in 2004, I attended the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and earned a BFA in 2005. From there, I moved to Los Angeles and earned a MFA in Screenwriting from Loyola Marymount University. In 2008, I started work on the hit CBS show Criminal Minds. Beginning as an intern, I worked my way up the assistant chain, until being promoted to the writing staff last June. Read More

Profile for Erik Stiller'04 was last updated on Jun 7, 2016.


My studio art major at Beloit really helped me in honing the ability to envision creative concepts and bring them to life in a way that pleases those around me has been extremely powerful. Even simple things, like ensuring straight-forward information is communicated in a way that is compelling and easy to digest, has set me apart professionally (including earning me multiple design patents). Read More

Profile for Aaron Bauhs'05 was last updated on Jun 7, 2016.


Kim graduated from Beloit College in 2005 with a triple major in Studio Art, Dance and Women’s Studies. After graduating she lived in her hometown of Minneapolis, MN until moving to New Zealand for a bit of self exploration. After returning to the states she attended Maryland Institute College of Art and received a MFA in Photographic and Electronic Media. Kim was honored to be showcased in Art Chicago and Art Prize in 2009. Without the Studio Art degree she would have never had the language and visual perspective to pursue a MFA. When Kim graduated she got a job in San Francisco, CA as a Production Manager in a fine art print lab. During her time in San Francisco, CA she pursued her photography and became a Pilates instructor. Read More

Profile for Kim Budd'05 was last updated on Jun 7, 2016.


After graduating from Beloit, I worked at a frame shop in Berkeley, CA for five years. I then got a Master’s in Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon. My thesis was entitled “‘The Flukishness of Being Related’: Biosemiotics, Naturecultures, and Irony in the Art of Nina Katchadourian.” I currently work as a graphic and web designer in Eugene, OR. Read More

Profile for Lisa Lombardo'06 was last updated on Jun 7, 2016.


Website: veronicasiehl.com/home.html

Veronica Siehl received her MFA from the University of Tennessee (2010) and her BA from Beloit College (2006). Her work was recently on exhibit in CNTRL + P: Printmaking in the 21st Century in Knoxville, TN and Invisible Death in Chicago, IL. She has been a recipient of the 2013 Artist in Residence award at Spudnik Press Cooperative in Chicago, IL and a 2009 Artist in Residence at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland. Read More

Profile for Veronica Siehl'06 was last updated on Jun 7, 2016.


Lenka Becvar '07

After finishing my BA in Studio Art at Beloit, I worked and volunteered in a multitude of venues from the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts in Portland, OR to the Nasher Museum of Art in Durham, NC.  I served two years as a Maternal and Child Health Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua and currently volunteer as the Nature Teaching Specialist at Cascade AIDS Project Camp KC.  I earned an MA in Arts Politics from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and currently work as the Creative Exchange Lab Assistant Coordinator for the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art.  Aside from making art, my most valuable experiences at Beloit were directing radio programming for WBCR and participating in wildly inventive shenanigans around campus.

Profile for Lenka Becvar '07 was last updated on Jan 18, 2017.


Brendan Gordon'07

Brendan Gordon, a 2007 studio art graduate, spent the following five years participating in the rebuild efforts in New Orleans, Haiti and Japan--two years as an AmeriCorps volunteer. He has since earned an MFA in industrial design from Rochester Institute of Technology and recently completed a design fellowship at the Coastal Sustainability Studio at Louisiana State University. He maintains a strong interest in approaching issues of social justice through design practice.

Profile for Brendan Gordon'07 was last updated on Jun 7, 2016.


Glenda Reed'07

Website: www.GlendaReed.com

Glenda Reed has received grants, funding and awards from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the McKnight Foundation, and the Loft Literary Center. She is a 2015-2016 mentee in the Loft Mentor Series. You can read her nonfiction in the 2016 Winter issue of Creative Nonfiction. Her story The Good Captain was awarded Best Travel Story of The Year 2016. She is currently working on a memoir about hitchhiking around the world on sailboats. You can follow the progress of this project at Hitchsailing.com and Facebook.com/Hitchsailing.


Profile for Glenda Reed'07 was last updated on Jun 7, 2016.


Gaby Scott '07

After graduating from Beloit College I moved to Chicago and continued to develop my practice experimenting with super 8 and 16mm film, interning for a local filmmaker as well as coordinating production for Reeling Film Festival. In 2010 I was accepted into the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Visual and Critical Studies graduate department where I completed a two year Masters program. I produced a thesis that explored food studies and affect theory with an accompanying  video installation. After graduating from SAIC I moved to San Francisco and am currently working as a video editor for Avocados and Coconuts, a San Francisco based content collective production company. I spend my free time working on food projects, surfing, and enjoying the beautiful Bay area.

Profile for Gaby Scott '07 was last updated on Jan 18, 2017.


Gabe Strader-Brown, originally from Burlington, Vermont, graduated from Beloit College in 2007 where he studied studio art and anthropology. Between 2007 and 2012, he worked for various art organizations including The Soap Factory and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and RARE Gallery in New York City. In 2008 he co-curated the Soap Factory's volunteer “biennialMinimal/Manimal.” He has exhibited and participated in exhibitions and events at venues such as The Soap Factory, The Art Shanty Projects and the Duluth Art Center in Minnesota, the Wright Art Museum in Beloit, Wisconsin and MANA Contemporary in Chicago, Illinois and Jersey City, NJ. Strader-Brown received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2015, and continues to exhibit in Madison's art venues. Read More

Profile for Gabe Strader-Brown'07 was last updated on Jun 7, 2016.


I am an artist and a performer, based in Chicago, Illinois. I work as a character actor at multiple Renaissance Faires and Conventions across the country, doing street performances and stage shows. Additionally I have semi-regular gigs as a festival vendor, tarot reader, seamstress and freelance writer. I am also a licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Illinois, and currently employed at the FFC Spa in Lincoln Park. Read More

Profile for Alexis Cohen-Pena'09 was last updated on Jun 7, 2016.


Website: www.meganarmstrongscheffer.com

Since graduating from Beloit College with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Psychology, I worked for an online art company and recently graduated from the MFA program at the San Francisco Art Institute. After graduation I had the honor of attending artist residency programs at the Vermont Studio Center and Woodstock Byrdcliffe. My work won Best in Show and the People's Choice Award at the State of the Art Gallery in Ithaca, NY, and has been exhibited at Exhibit A Gallery in Corning, NY, and the Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, NY. I recently moved to Rochester, NY, and look forward to connecting with the fantastic art scene and community that it has to offer. I recently launched Hyperkulturemia Gallery, an experimental contemporary space that focuses on solo-exhibitions for emerging artists, designed entirely by each individual artist who participates. It is my personal goal in life to make, recognize, and encourage challenging and thoughtful art. Read More

Profile for Megan Armstrong Scheffer'10 was last updated on Jul 7, 2016.


Kevin Link was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and lived the latter half of his childhood in Houston, Texas. In 2010 he graduated from Beloit College with a BA in Studio Art, Rhetoric, and Creative Writing. Read More

Profile for Kevin Link'10 was last updated on Jun 7, 2016.


After graduating from Beloit, I lived in Bali for a year studying traditional sculpture techniques from local artists while teaching French to Balinese adults. Bali lived up to its cliché and more; I somehow managed to get invited to Ashley Bickerton’s house party (in celebration of his latest show at the Tate) where Stefan Sagmeister was also milling about, and became friends with a gallery owner who reminisced of hanging out with David Bowie. However, amongst the many surreal experiences I had, I think my favorite moments were taking long motorbike rides through the mountains with local artist Made Aswino Aji, and working in the dusty roadside workshop with the local sculptors. Read More

Profile for Val Ng'10 was last updated on Jun 7, 2016.


In 2014 I moved out to NYC in order to immerse myself in the art scene of one of the most creative cities in the world. After just two years in New York, my artistic resume has grown rapidly: I have joined an artists' collective, participated in group shows in artist run gallery spaces, completed a street art piece and I've worked as an assistant muralist on a 100' x 35' mural. I have been hired as a freelance illustrator, an interior muralist and as an assistant painter in a wood shop. I have sold a few of my own pieces and have started created larger and larger paintings. While I still use bartending and serving to pay the bills, I continually find more and more freelance work and random artistic positions and am inspired by the creative individuals I meet in this city of artists. Read More

Profile for Abigail Kaage'11 was last updated on Jun 7, 2016.


Irene Rogers'11

After leaving Wisconsin, I. V. Rogers returned to their hometown of Chicago. Finding work as an apprentice in a conservation lab known as Poster Plus. Rogers spent the next few years learning how to mount and restore vintage posters. From original signage from the Chicago Columbian Exposition to original prints from Alphonse Mucha, Rogers had the pleasure of working on wide array of vintage posters and small works on paper. After leaving Poster Plus Rogers started working for a small furniture restoration company. They have since started working for Hogsalt Hospitality and the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago to focus on community out reach and creating safer spaces for young women.

Profile for Irene Rogers'11 was last updated on Jun 7, 2016.


I graduated from Beloit and moved to Asheville, NC, started working in doctor's offices, bought a motorcycle, got my EMT certification, started working in restaurants, rode the motorcycle across the country, went to Guatemala, Mexico, and Cuba, learned Spanish, bought another motorcycle, started working in coffee shops, became really good at karaoke, decided to become a nurse, and started doing pre-requisites for an ABSN. Read More

Profile for Molly Steigerwald'11 was last updated on Jun 7, 2016.


After graduation, I finished student teaching and moved to Portland, OR. I taught second and third grand for awhile and decided that teaching was not for me. After deciding to leave teaching, I moved to Seattle and have been bartending/managing a restaurant out here. While supplementing myself financially in the service industry, I have been pursuing a tattoo apprenticeship. A shop in my neighborhood has taken me under their wing and I am slowly learning and showing my dedication. In my free time I am drawing and painting, spending time with my cute pup I adopted last year, and exploring the Pacific Northwest. Read More

Profile for Paige Witmer'11 was last updated on Jun 7, 2016.


Kelly Welz'12

Since graduating, I've had a number of jobs: Nature center instructor, school photographer, library assistant, waitress, and now bank teller. I am also heavily involved in the Beaver Dam Area Arts Association, teaching a class there and doing a lot of their graphic design, and I have an Etsy greeting card shop that is a nice side hobby.

Profile for Kelly Welz'12 was last updated on Jun 7, 2016.


Before beginning a graduate program in Natural Resources at the University of New Hampshire, I worked for the MN Department of Natural Resources and was able to create my first infographics about native fish species. Read More

Profile for Ellie Daniels'13 was last updated on Jun 7, 2016.


Anton Graham'13

I'm working as a Systems Engineer for Gordon-Flesch, a company that sells and leases printers in Madison, WI. My major has above all else helped me to think critically about my surroundings. Not only has this helped me broaden my horizons and expand out of my comfort zone, but also it has let me better understand people's points of view and/or personal experiences. One of the most important things I learned at Beloit was how to empathize better with everyone around me. It is very easy to be judgemental about people less fortunate than yourself when you don't have their experiences, and my professors helped me consider things more carefully before crafting my own ideas.

Profile for Anton Graham'13 was last updated on Jun 7, 2016.


After my 2013 graduation from Beloit College with a bachelors degree in studio art. On a whim, I applied for a graphic design internship with a non profit called Ashoka and immediately got a response. I got to work on projects that I could have never imagined were possible for me. I was the oldest intern there and the only one not from a well known school but I didn't care, it was the opportunity that I needed. After my internship, I was commissioned by Ashoka to create two murals for one of their office spaces. One mural depicted the 2014 2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipients Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi and the other mural depicts three individuals who, thanks to Ashoka, helped change the world through social innovation. Read More

Profile for Madeline Horwath'13 was last updated on Jun 7, 2016.


I have been working as the Program and Design Coordinator/AmeriCorps Fellow at HIPS, a harm reduction nonprofit in DC. I work on the mobile outreach van, providing counseling, harm reduction tools and safe sex materials for drug users and sex workers in the district. I have been putting my studio art major to good use post Beloit in the public health world. I redesigned the HIPS website (www.hips.org) and created the communication and promotional materials for the organization. I also orchestrated a new mural currently being painted in the HIPS Center for Health & Achievement. Post Beloit, I really hoped to incorporate art making into my work in public health and I’m excited to be doing just that! Read More

Profile for Sara DeLong'15 was last updated on Jun 7, 2016.


Website: risaphotography.wordpress.com/

My name is Roxanna I. Sanchez-Avila, an Angelena (from Los Angeles, CA) who is currently a part-time employee for the City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks. When I am not working, I try and push myself to explore the city along with my camera(s) to practice and better my techniques as a photographer. I am also working on building up the courage to do more documentary/photojournalism style photography because I believe, as Nina Simone beautifully said once that "an artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times," and at the end of the day that is my dream, my goal. Read More

Profile for Roxanna Sanchez-Avila'15 was last updated on Jun 7, 2016.