Alumni

Alumni Profiles

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U-M has the largest alumni network of any university anywhere, and Stamps alums play an incredibly vibrant role in that community.

Learn about some of our amazing alumni in the stories below.

Alumni Profiles
Yen and Nick Azzaro Propose Interactive, Experimental Art Museum with Youth in Ypsilanti

December 23, 2019

Stamps alums Yen and Nick Azzaro raise funds to create a micro-museum of experimental art for Ypsilanti students. Read More >

Representing the Past, Changing the Present

December 19, 2019

Representing the Past, Changing the Present: Thoughts on the work of Ken Aptekar (BFA ’73) by Irina Aristarkhova. Read More >

Alumni Spotlight: Masimba Hwati (MFA ‘19)

December 3, 2019

Masimba Hwati (MFA ‘19) discusses the connections between Harare and Detroit in advance of a 12/5 performance at MOCAD. Read More >

Shoe Design at Stamps

February 12, 2019

Shane Ward (BFA ‘96), Creative Director of Footwear at DKNY and GHBASS, recently led a shoe design workshop for students. Read More >

Philanthropist, Arts Advocate Penny W. Stamps Dies at 74

December 13, 2018

Philanthropist, U-M alumna, and arts advocate Penny W. Stamps died Thursday, December 13, 2018. Read More >

Creative Trajectories: Art & Design Alumni Discuss “Non-Linear” Career Success

November 15, 2018

A recent panel discussion brought Stamps alums together to reflect on non-linear career paths and experiences. Read More >

Alumni Spotlight: Molly Dierks (MFA ‘14)

October 31, 2018

Artist and educator Molly Dierks (MFA '14) on her work, international travel, and Stamps postgraduate support. Read More >

Internship Spotlight: Taylor Houlihan at the Smithsonian

September 26, 2018

Taylor Houlihan (BFA '18) reflects on her summer internship at the Smithsonian Museum's Digitization Programs Office. Read More >

Neil Zemba on Engaged Community Practice

June 25, 2018

Neil Zemba (BFA '13) on pursuing socially conscious design and community engagement both during and after college. Read More >

Internship Spotlight: Gabriella Meyer

June 19, 2018

Gabriella Meyer (BFA '17) on the internship that led to designing fabric used by Beyoncé on her Formation tour. Read More >