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Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories

Virtual Career Bootcamp 2020

October 26, 2020 • Advice for Emerging Artists, Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

From October 12-17, eighty Stamps students RSVP’d for the 2020 Virtual Career Bootcamp event, featuring sessions led by recent alums for current Stamps students to explore the ins and outs of networking, interview skills, freelancing, and more. Read More >

Stamps Alumni Spotlight: Stephanie Nestorak (BFA ‘13)

October 26, 2020 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Nestorak discovered her passion for Motion Graphic Design during her undergraduate studies at the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan. Read More >

Stamps Alumni Spotlight: Stephanie Brown (MFA ‘18)

October 14, 2020 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

In 2019, Stephanie Brown’s interactive, mixed media installation solo exhibition Do Not Bleach was on view for a 5-month run at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, Florida. Read More >

Stamps Alumni Spotlight: Cesar Velazquez (BFA ‘94)

October 14, 2020 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

With film credits that include Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018), Zootopia (2016), Moana (2017), and Big Hero 6 (2013), Velazquez got his start in animation by making 3D animated shorts during his time as an undergraduate student at the Stamps… Read More >

Stamps Alumni Spotlight: Titus Heagins (MFA ‘02)

September 18, 2020 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

Titus Heagins honed his photography skills during his graduate studies at the Stamps School of Art and Design and is a documentary and fine art photographer living and working in Durham, North Carolina. Read More >

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

December 23, 2019 • Social Engagement, Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

Recipients of the 2018 Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation “In Our Neighborhood” grant, the husband and wife team Nick Azzaro (BFA '04) and Yen Azzaro (BFA '03) are creating meaningful connections through arts and culture for the residents of eastern Washtenaw… Read More >

Representing the Past, Changing the Present

December 19, 2019 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni, Faculty

Thoughts on the work of Ken Aptekar (BFA ’73) by Associate Professor Irina Aristarkhova Read More >

Alumni Spotlight: Masimba Hwati (MFA ‘19)

December 3, 2019 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni, Graduate Student

On Thursday, December 5th at 7 pm, Futumuka Fulangenge, a video performance by Masimba Hwati (MFA ‘19), will be shown as part of States of Flux: ZIM to DET, an evening of performance-based work at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). Read More >

Shoe Design at Stamps

February 12, 2019 • Visiting Artist, Advice for Emerging Artists, Cool Classes & Assignments

In January 2019, Shane Ward (BFA ‘96), Creative Director of Footwear at DKNY and GHBASS (G-III Apparel Group), led a shoe-design workshop for Stamps students. Read More >

Philanthropist, Arts Advocate Penny W. Stamps Dies at 74

December 13, 2018 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Other Stories, Faculty

Penny W. Stamps — a University of Michigan alumna, fierce advocate for the arts, community leader, philanthropist, design professional and former teacher — died Thursday at her home after a battle with leukemia. She was 74. Read More >