Alumni News Archives
Paul Centofanti ’12 Studio Art began working as Marketing Coordinator at Shepley Bulfinch, an architecture firm in the Seaport District of Boston, in April 2014. He has been a graphic designer for Good Shepherd School in Charlestown, MA since September 2014. Centofanti is attending school for Graphic Design at Massachusetts College of Art and plans to earn a certificate in Graphic Design in 2016.
Elise Costello ’12 Studio Art has been working as a junior graphic designer for Bloch Internation (Great New York City Area) since October 2015 and has been working as a freelace graphic desisner and art director since 2013. Previously, she was a principal dancer for the State Ballet of RI (2009-2015).
Caroline Morgan ’12 Studio Art began working as Director of Sorelle Gallery in Albany, NY in May 2014. She is also one of the gallery’s art consultants. She was featured in a Two Person Exhibit at Sorelle Gallery in Albany, NY. The Chazan Gallery in Providence presented a group exhibition including her work from February 18 to March 9, 2016.
Catherine Restrepo, ’12 Art History worked as a Summer Legal Intern for Legal Aid Society of Orange County in 2015. Restrepo will receive her degree in law from Whittier Law School in 2017.
Michael Gonda ‘11 Art History moved to Colombia in September, 2015 in order to “develop an understanding of Colombian culture/Spanish and continue [his career] as [a] teacher. He is working as an English foreign language teacher in Medellin in local private schools. Follow his blog! will begin teaching in a middle school in Medellin, Colombia in the fall of 2015. He completed his master’s degree in middle/secondary education from the University of Massachusetts, Boston in 2015. He began teaching middle school at McCormack Middle School in Dorchester, MA, in August 2013.
Ava Pandiani ’11 Art History is a Graduate Student at Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia. Ava has a new job as Gutstein Gallery Exhibitions Docent at Savannah College of Art and Design. Previously, she worked as an appraisal and auction services assistant for Skinner, Inc. (2012-2015).
Kelly Phillips ’11 Studio Art began teaching 7th grade at KIPP Austin Public Schools in Texas in 2015. She is also an amateur photographer: view her work.
Sara Spirito’11 Art History major has just been promoted to Associate Director of Financial Aid at Providence College.
Marisa Woods ’11 Studio Art has a handmade and personally designed card company. Be sure to look up her website at http://www.thefuzzybee.com/.
Kevin Angliss, ’10 Art History has recently accepted a new position as Art Director at Evoke Health, New York city in their Marketing and Advertising Department.
Joseph Friedrich, ’10 Art History has been working as Head of Business Development for SoHoCreate Since December, 2014. Previously, Friedrich worked as a Corporate Sponsorship and Fundraising Manager of Photofusion Photography Centre (2014) and as a Corporate Alliances Coordinator for Sotheby’s (2012).
Laura Duclos ’09 Studio Art began working as a graphic designer and as the Marketing and Merchandise Manager for WaterFire Providence in 2009.
Margaret Vernon ’09 Art History has been working as the Business Operations Specialist for AppNexus since 2014. Previously she worked as the Project Coordinator for Scholastic (2012-2014) and was the Production Assistant for John Wiley and Sons (2009-2012).
Christina MacDonnell ’08 Art History is a Senior Manager of license deals for Oracle, and IT company. She worked as an attorney for Williams and Associates in 2011-2012, having received her law degree from Suffolk University Law School in 2011.
Mike Rekola ’08 Art History began working as Communications Director for the U.S. House of Representatives in December 2014. He received his law degree from Roger Williams University School of Law in 2013.
Allison Hermann 07′ Art History began working as a Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse after spending a great deal of time in healthcare settings when he father was receiving cancer treatment. Hermann started as a patient liaison and a clinical coordinator before realizing she wanted to become a nurse. This was a long transition; however, Hermann explained in her Bert Gallery Interview she would not have changed her Art History major at PC.
Dominic Quagliozzi ’04 Studio Art Minor came out of his double-lung transplant surgery on June 24, 2015. His wife writes, “Dominic has received the lungs! It is now just 2 days after the surgery and Dominic is exceeding expectations and going strong. His determination and fighting spirit is a thing of awe. Dominic and myself are so thankful to his donor and the amazing team of doctors, and are grateful for all of your support.” He wrote about his recent encounter with one of his favorite paintings, Orange Sweater by Elmer Bischoff. He was up at Stanford U Hospital being evaluated for a double lung transplant, and his mother arranged for him to visit the painting, which was in the back rooms at SFMOMA, as a birthday treat. He wrote about his recent encounter with one of his favorite paintings, Orange Sweater by Elmer Bischoff. He was up at Stanford U Hospital being evaluated for a double lung transplant, and his mother arranged for him to visit the painting, which was in the back rooms at SFMOMA, as a birthday treat. Dom also did a performance in April 2014, in which he had the scar from the hoped-for transplant painted onto his chest by a makeup artist. He received his Masters of Fine Arts from Cal State LA in Painting in 2012.
Katrina (Ross) Zezza’04 Art History major has been working as a freelance graphic/web designer and artist for the past 10 years, along with being a mother to two wonderful kids- Francis and Josefine. You can see some of her artwork at www.katrinaross.net
Larissa Santoro ’03 Art History major has been working as a project specialist for the US Department of Homeland Security/FEMA since 2012. Previously, she worked as an environmental and historic preservation specialist (2011-12) and was a junior architect at James G. Rogers Architects (2011).
Stephanie Fortunate ’97 Art History Minor has been working as the Deputy Director of Providence Art Culture + Tourism since 2008. In 2015 she supervised Michaela Bolotin’s internship.
Marie-Claire Lamarre ’96 Art History has completed Her 100th Mural Of “Green Monster.”
Anthony V. Riccio ’74 Studio Art was invited by the City of Amalfi, Italy to display his photography exhibit, “From Italy to America-The Photographs of Anthony Riccio” for six months. He was a Florentine Fellow from Syracuse University, where he received his Master’s in Renaissance Art History.