Jonathan Kusnerek

Jonathan KusnerekMFA | Ceramics ARTIST BIOJonathan Kusnerek is an interdisciplinary artist inspired by wild, strange, and magical things. He grew up in Pensacola, Florida, where he developed a love for nature and the outdoors. After being introduced to ceramics at Pensacola State College, he continued his education and earned a BFA at the School of… Read More

James J. Ostrander

James J. OstranderMFA | Painting & Drawing ARTIST BIOI identify as a Frankenstein’s subject – the monstrous aggregate of ill-fitting cultural forms, stitched together with cognitive dissonance, and haunted by the accumulated sins of millennia of bad actors, well-intentioned though some may have been. In absurd vignettes, I parody my struggles as a navel-gazing self-portrait… Read More

Jenn Kaplan

Jenn KaplanMFA | Ceramics ARTIST BIOI am an art-scienst-activist with an MFA in Ceramics, a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago, and a deeply rooted love of gardening. Teaching, like gardening is a profound part of my life, as it has the capacity to nurture and facilitate potential. I have been teaching (mostly. In… Read More

Yuliya Fedorovych

Yuliya FedorovychMFA | Visual Communication Design DESIGNER BIOI am a visual communication designer from Rivne, Ukraine. In my work, I focus on exploring the art of storytelling in the context of trauma to encourage discussions around complicated social issues. PROJECT STATEMENTIn 1932-33, the Soviet Union, led by Joseph Stalin, perpetrated a genocide that killed at… Read More

Cassandra Schifano

Cassandra SchifanoMFA | Sculpture ARTIST BIOMy major is Studio Art concentration in Sculpture. I was born and raised in Wisconsin and did my BFA in Milwaukee majoring in Studio Art with a concentration in Fibers. I love to read poems and hike with my dogs. My favorite artists are Nick Cave and Xenobia Bailey. I… Read More

Ana Fleming

Ana FlemingMFA | Painting ARTIST BIOI am a third-year MFA candidate in painting and drawing, based out of South Bend, IN and Peoria, IL. My work employs illusionistic oil painting and charcoal drawing techniques to tackle questions related to speculative futures, nonhuman worlds, and entangled ecologies. Inspired by thinkers like Donna J. Haraway, Eugene Thacker,… Read More

Anna Thorne

Anna ThorneMFA | Photography ARTIST BIOMy name is Anna Thorne and I am an artist from Florida. I will be graduating with my M.F.A. in Photography this May from the University of Notre Dame. My work focuses on documenting ordinary and overlooked moments of natural light that occur in daily life. Whether I am working… Read More

Michael Scott Davis

Michael Scott DavisMFA | Studio ARTIST BIOI am a United States Navy Veteran and contemporary artist currently pursuing my Master of Fine Arts with a focus in Sculpture at the University of Notre Dame. Honorably serving as a Corpsman, I deployed on numerous worldwide operations and humanitarian missions providing critical medical aid and global health… Read More

Carly Hagins

Carly HaginsMFA | Industrial Design DESIGNER BIOBefore attending the University of Notre Dame, I taught industrial design at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. Teaching is both how I wound up in graduate school (in pursuit of a terminal degree) and has been the foundation of my graduate research (which focused on undergraduate well-being).… Read More

Sana Khan

Sana KhanMFA | Visual Communication Design DESIGNER BIOGrowing up in Pakistan inspires an artist in everyone: first is the discernment developed from living in a city that teaches you to find beauty in potholes. Then it’s the centuries-old history—from Lahore, with its Mughal frescos and colonial-style architecture, to Karachi, with its Gothic-style Cathedral and Arabesque… Read More