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Art Education

Keisha Casiano, 2015, B.F.A., Visual Arts, Instagram, CVAD Highlight
Susan J. Ellis Gabbard, 1970, B.A., Art Education; 1994, M.A., Art Education
Amy Lewis Hofland, 1997, M.A., Art Education, executive director, Crow Collection of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas
Andrea Karnes, 1989, chief curator, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Stacey Lizotte, 2007, M.A., New position: Dallas Museum of Art
Mary Nangah, 2015, Ph.D., Art Education, a 2022 Carter Community Artist, Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Victor Rodriquez, 1962, M.A., Art Education, 1955, B.F.A, Art Education, CVAD Highlight  

Art History

Annette Becker, 2015, M.A., director and curator, Texas Fashion Collection
Ann Howington, 2016, M.A., 2004, B.A., Office Support Staff, CVAD Department of Studio Art, Website
Erin Joyce, 2010, B.A., Instagram
Tania Kolarik, 2015, M.A., Web page, News
Liss LaFleur, 2011, B.A., Art History and B.F.A., Photography, Website
Isabel Lee-Rossen, 2007, M.A., Art History, manager, Visitor Experience, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
Margaret McInroe, B.A., Art History, B.F.A., Drawing and Painting, Website
Jesús Moroles, 1978, (b. 1950–d. 2015) was the honoree of a 2008 National Medal of Arts, the highest honor given to artists by the President of the United States. Read more.
Ailie Pankonien, 2012, B.A., collection manager, Texas Fashion Collection
Rhonda J. Smith, 1976, M.F.A., a practicing printmaker and professor of art at Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, W.V.
Amanda Weiss, 2012, B.A., program project specialist, CVAD Academic and Student Affairs
Charisse Pearlina Weston, 2010, B.A., artist, writer, represented by Jack Shainman Gallery 


Communication Design

Anila Agha, 2004, artist who won the two top prizes at ArtPrize 2014, the international art competition held in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Bryant Canzoneri, 2021, B.F.A., Facebook
Ron English, 1981, Pop artist whose work has been used in presidential campaigns, billboards, album covers and “The Simpsons.”
Doug May, 1977, B.F.A., Visual Communication, Instagram, Website, 2023 Graphis Awards
Meta Erica Newhouse, 2007, M.F.A., chair, Undergraduate Communications Design, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
Stephen Sills, 1973, principal of Stephen Sills Associates and included in Elle Décor’s A List of the Top 25 Designers
Sunny Stafford, 2003, executive creative director, digital at Victoria’s Secret
Stephen Zhang, 1994, M.F.A., Website, Instagram

Communication Design: Graphic Design

John J. Custer, B.F.A., Instagram
Dorothea "Dori" Drimalas, 1997, BFA, Communication Design, owner and founder of Hybrid Design, San Francisco
Eric Ligon, 1997, M.F.A.
Carter Martin, 2005, B.F.A., Instagram, Cameo Creative
Rex Peteet, 1973-76, Website
Elayne Rush, 2000, registrar for the DeKooning Foundation
Dana Tanamachi, 2007, graphic designer and chalk letterer, covers of O, HOW, and TIME magazines

Communication Design: User-Experience Design

Amanda Allsup, 2021, B.F.A., Website
Mandi Bosse, 2021, B.F.A.

Interaction Design

Matthew Rader, 2019, M.A., Website, Testimonial

Fashion Design

Michele Theriot Alford, 1995, B.F.A., CVAD Highlight
Shirin Askari, 2008, fashion designer and Project Runway contestant
Victoria Bleakley-Stefos, 2007, B.F.A., Fashion Design, technical designer for fashion design label The Row
Chanjuan Chen, 2015, M.F.A.
Michael Faircloth, 1983, fashion designer to former First Lady Laura Bush
R'Bonney Gabriel, B.F.A., Website, Instagram-1, Instagram-2, Miss Texas USA 2022
Carlos Reyes, B.F.A., News Article
Barbara Trippeer, M.F.A., Applied Design Research

Interior Design

Charran James, 2007, B.F.A., CVAD Highlight
Bill Morgan, 2018, M.F.A., clinical associate professor, Frisco
Johnnie Stark, 1991, M.F.A, 1981, B.F.A.  

Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies

Ari Brielle, 2016, B.A., WebsiteD Magazine, CVAD Highlight 

Studio Art


Karla García, M.F.A., 2019, WebsiteExhibition
Douglas E. Gray, 1994, M.F.A., Francis Marion University, Pinterest
Brenda Lichman, M.F.A., Instagram, Live Art Battle, Art Axis
Caleb Zouhary, 2014, M.F.A., Website, The Potters Cast

Drawing and Painting

Harry Ally, 1976, M.F.A., Instagram
Marcy Bishop-Lilley, 2016, M.F.A, CVAD Career Coach, Website, LinkedIn
Steve Brooks, Art, 1971, Artist to a T
Karen Dorff, 1985, B.F.A., Instagram, Faculty Excellence, Retirement
Deena J. (Smith) Harkins, 1974, B.F.A., Deena Harkins Fine Art
Michael Henderson, 1986, M.F.A., 1983, B.F.A., WebsiteGroup Exhibition
Paul Jones, 2003, M.F.A., Tyler Junior College
Jennifer Leigh Jones, 2009, M.F.A., Website
Michael Kennaugh, 1990, M.F.A, Glasstire article, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, LinkedIn
Bumin Kim, 2015, M.F.A., Instagram
Tina Medina, 2004, M.F.A., Website, Instagram
Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, 1984, B.F.A., Instagram
Steven J. Miller, 1978, M.F.A., Conduit Gallery
Jennie Sweo, 1994, M.F.A., Blog, LinkedIn
Austin Uzor, 2021, M.F.A., WebsiteGlasstire Article
Derrick R. White, 1997, M.F.A., 1992, B.F.A., WebsiteInstagram, CVAD Highlight


Naomi S. Adams, 2012, M.F.A., Website
Diedrick Brackens, 2012, B.F.A., Instagram
Tina Marks, M.F.A., 2020, New position: Professor, Stephens College
Liesa Rich, M.F.A., 2007, Facebook

Metalsmithing and Jewelry

Ray Darbro, 2022, B.F.A., Juried National Basketry Organization's "Every1" exhibition.

New Media Art

Adela Andea, 2012, Website
Morehshin Allahyari, 2012, M.F.A., Website


Irby Brad Pace Jr., 2012, M.F.A., Website, Galleri Urbane Exhibition
Letitia Huckaby, 2010, M.F.A., Website, Facebook


Lynn Hubner, M.F.A., Last Art Gallery, Art House
Megan Lockhart, 2010, B.F.A. GIPHY Artist of the Year for 2019


Chance Dunlap, 2014, M.F.A, eGuideMagazine, BlogSpot
Brett Wallace, 1989, M.F.A., Facebook, Instagram
Erick Swenson, 1999, Internationally recognized sculptor whose work was included in the 2004 Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial and at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, in 2012