Studio Art Alumnae Stories

In addition to pursuing careers in the art field, many alumnae value engaged and sustained studio practices. Mount Holyoke students and alumnae can conduct informational interviews with alumnae working in the field through the Alumnae Association Career Directory. Search alumnae by major or career field. In addition, some alumnae are participating in the Alumnae Stay Program which is a network of Alumnae who have offered to temporarily host students or alumnae traveling for academic or professional growth.

Mixed Media Work by Kate Cope '05
Kate Cope '05: A mixed-media artist who combines printmaking, paper-making and collages.
Yuchen (Angel) Xiang ’20
Yuchen “Angel” Xiang: is interviewed about how she helped the MHC Art Society organize the first Five College Art Conference.
Entwined, 2014. Oil on cradled panel. 40 in x 60 in.
Jude Harzer’s ’87: her paintings explore the familial relationships that shape children.
"East Lake Creek," by Barbara Conviser ’66
Barbara Conviser ’66 was headed for a law career before a Mount Holyoke College professor encouraged her to major in what she did best—art.
Students interacting with art, painting on a wall.
How Amal Fahem combined her diverse interests, experiences studying and interning abroad, and on-campus employment to craft a unique college experience.
Drunk Cells, 2015. Silk screen print, 22 in. x 30 in.by Ariel Szabo White ’09
Ariel Szabo White ’09: I am thankful to my professors, who encouraged me to experiment.
Mount Holyoke graduate Allie Miller reading "1000 Chairs" while sitting next to a statue of Albert Einstein. Miller is dressed in their Masters of Industrial Design graduation regalia.
"More than 10 years after that first drawing class, I am now a professional designer and strategist working in an industry I didn’t event know existed."
Lillian Patierno Stafford ’15
Lillian Patierno Stafford ’15: Constructive criticism, crucial guidance and the overall knowledge/resources of my professors helped me in my arts career.