Former Grads

The University's MFA program started in 2006.

Brian Krueger

Claire Stephens

Graduated 2013

He left the corporate world after years as an illustrator, animation designer and graphic artist to teach and make fine art.

He uses traditional mediums such as drawing and painting but also incorporates sound, film and performance in efforts to destabilize notions of identity and the univocal framework of a patriarchal order.

As an illustrator he has made work for Rolling Stone Magazine and his works on paper have been exhibited at The Nevada Museum of Art.

 

 

 

Emily Rogers

Claire Stephens

Graduated 2013

Emily Rogers is a Michigan native and lover of all things Motown, the Motor City, and the Great Lakes. Emily earned a Bachelor of Arts in photography from Grand Valley State University in 2007 and has spent time working as a photographer with Habitat for Humanity, the Great Basin Institute, and Historic Reno Preservation Society.

Her MFA work focused on the evolution of neighborhoods throughout the city and the relationship residents have to occupants of the past.

Artist's Website

 

Amerique Powell

Claire Stephens

Graduated 2012

Info coming soon.

Kevin Kremmler

Claire Stephens

Graduated 2012

Kevin is an interactive sculptor, currently splitting his time between Reno and Truckeeā€™s mountain town. It is the space between situations like this that his work resides. Constantly forging ahead to stay current while continuing to implicate the past, he uses the freedom of sculpture to include any medium, objects, and technologies to realize his visions. He currently teaches Sculpture I at UNR.

Website

Manuel Jose Alfaro

MFA

Graduated 2012

Info coming soon.

Jeremy Stern

MFA

Graduated 2011

Info coming soon.

Kimberly Musser

MFA

Graduated 2011

Info coming soon.

Andrea Juillerat

Claire Stephens

Graduated 2011

Born in Reno, Nevada, raised on the edge of a little suburb looking east onto open desert expanse, the artist spent her youth in a place that felt limitless in both physical space and imagination. In May of 2011, she graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with her MFA in Performance Art, she currently resides in Reno with her husband Ricardo Olvera.

www.daerice.net

Peter Whittenberger

MFA

Graduated 2010

Peter Whittenberger is a Reno, NV based artist whose work uses various digital media to explore community engagement and the power of everyday interactions. Whittenberger is currently an Adjunct Instructor at Sierra College, the University of Nevada, Reno, and TMCC and holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from the UNR.

www.peterwhittenberger.com

Katy Govan

Claire Stephens

Graduated 2010

Info coming soon.

Ahren Hertel

Claire Stephens

Graduated 2009

Ahren received his BFA in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2002. After graduating, he moved to Reno, Nevada with two friends to open an art gallery. He later received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Reno where he now teaches painting and drawing as an adjunct professor. www.ahrenhertel.com

Jeffrey Erickson

Claire Stephens

Graduated 2009

Jeff Erickson earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture and printmaking from Southern Oregon University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. Jeff is currently working as the Art Preparator and Sculpture Instructor for the UNR. He manages all aspects of the sculpture facility including studio staffing, purchasing and equipment implementation.

www.jeffericksonstudio.com