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

Sienna Wilson

Sienna WilsonBFA | Photography ARTIST BIOI am an art studio major with a concentration in photography. I am also a member of the fencing team, so when I don’t have a camera in my hand, I probably have a saber in it! I grew up in the small town of Falls of Rough, Kentucky, where… Read More

Naya Tadavarthy

Naya TadavarthyBA Honors | Painting & Drawing ARTIST BIOMy name is Naya Tadavarthy, and I am from snowy Saint Paul, Minnesota. Here at Notre Dame, I am majoring in studio art and German with a minor in history, and I am a member of the Glynn Family Honors Program. I decided to combine these interests… Read More

Marc Philippon

Marc PhilipponBA Honors | Painting & Drawing ARTIST BIOMy name is Marc Philippon and I grew up in Vail, Colorado, where I spent the majority of my life until moving to South Bend, Indiana to study at the University of Notre Dame. I am a studio art major with a pre-health supplementary major and will… Read More

Marcela Baquerizo

Marcela BaquerizoBA Honors | Painting ARTIST BIOMy name is Marcela Baquerizo, I was born in Ecuador, where I grew up until I was 18 years old. I then moved to Indiana, where I enrolled at the University of Notre Dame. Here, I decided to pursue two majors: Political Science and Studio Art. My career as… Read More

Isabella Di Bono Becerra

Isabella Di Bono BecerraBFA | Painting ARTIST BIOI am Isa: I was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras where I grew up until I graduated High School. Physical materials have been my preferred way to express myself. Painting is what I practice the most, but I am also constantly trying to learn how new mediums work and… Read More

Gabriella Hong

Gabriella HongBA Honors | Painting ARTIST BIOMy name is Gabby Hong, and I am a senior majoring in Philosophy and Studio Art. I am from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. While I have always loved expressing myself through making art, I never felt like an artist until I took my first art class my sophomore year here at… 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

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