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Alumni In the News

From interviews and features to awards and accolades, alumni of The Cooper Union are making headlines every day. Below you will find a listing of the most recent alumni in the news pieces. To share your story, please email alumni@cooper.edu.
Mark Alan Stamaty A'69
Cartoons by Mark Alan Stamaty wrap the shuttle subway cars from Times Square to Grand Central Terminal
Tim DeChristopher A'82
Sculptor Tim DeChristopher creates "Rock, Paper, Scissors," a work of public art for his town of Turner Falls, MA
Mitch Epstein A'74
A photo essay in the New York Times by Mitch Epstein shows the rooms left behind by well-known people who died in 2016.
Bernard Maisner A'77
The calligrapher and former hand double for Johnny Depp talks to Observer about his work.
Cooper artists under 35
Meriem Bennani A'13, Awol Erizku A'10, Valerie Keane A'11, Caitlin Keogh A'06, Eric Mack A'10, and Andrew Ross A'11 are included in Cultured magazine's 30 artists to watch under 35.
Angela Hill A'08
Angela “Overkill” Hill is interviewed as the strawweight champion of the world’s most prominent women’s MMA organization, Invicta.
Ben Peres ME'61*
A jacket belonging to Holocaust survivor and late alumnus Ben Peres was recently found at a tag sale, opening a window into his life
Javaka Steptoe A'95
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle interviews artist Javaka Steptoe
Mike Essl A'96
Alumnus and acting dean of the School of Art was featured on Marketplace
Joseph Wooldridge A'03
Joseph Woolridge talks to The Bushwick Daily about creating studio space in Bushwick through his New York Studio Factory
John Schettino A'82
AIGA's Eye on Design blog looks at John Schettino's wayfinding app for Penn Station.
Arlene Abend A'52
Syracuse-based artist Arlene Abend’s passion for welding as an art form is featured.
Mike Mills A'89
Mike Mills’ new film, 20th Century Women, is highlighted in W magazine.
Deanna Maffeo A'16
Sheepshead Bites highlights Deanna Maffeo, who wants to bring more art to her neighborhood of Sheepshead Bay.
Ellen Lupton A'85
Ellen Lupton shares 10 possessions important to her with The Baltimore Sun.
John Manuck ChE '69
John Manuck, Chairman and CEO of Techmer PM, was named to Crain’s 100 for his innovative work in plastics.
Carmi Bee AR'67
The New York Times checks out 433 Broadway, one the first co-working spaces in New York built from the ground up, with Carmi Bee, president of the project’s firm RKTB Architects.
Alexander Gorlin AR'78
New York Review of Books commends the design of Alexander Gorlin’s latest project, Boston Road Supportive Housing, in the Bronx.
Jack Whitten A'64
Jack Whitten was recently awarded a National Medal of Arts by President Obama "for remaking the American canvas."
Michael Samuelian AR'95
The New York Times announces Michael Samuelian's new role as president of the Trust for Governors Island.
Katie Merz A’84
An art wall - made of tiny figures and phrases called “glyphs” - created by Katie Merz on the façade of a Williamsburg condo was featured in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
James Richards AR'91
Architect James Richards was featured on Arts Insight for his proposal for the Houston Astrodome 
Tanya Hamilton A'90
Tanya Hamilton has joined the directorial team of the upcoming drama series Famous In Love on Freeform
Marcus Ratliff A'59
Collagist Marcus Ratliff was recently featured in The Artist's Magazine
Emilie Gossiaux A’14
Emilie Gossiaux tells The Wall Street Journal how she refuses to let her blindness derail her career as an artist.
Patty Jenkins A'93
Patty Jenkins talks to Entertainment Weekly being the director of next summer’s highly anticipated Wonder Woman film.
Mindy Lang A'82 and Sarah Nagano Purgett A'16
Metro features the placards exhibiting the history of the Bowery, a project started in the Professional Practice class taught by Mindy Lang and carried out by Sarah Nagano Purgett and Chris Barrios A’16.
Illia Barger A'85
New Jersey artist Illia Barger created a new mural in downtown Trenton showing George Washington’s first battle with Hessian soldiers on December 26, 1776, the morning after the historic crossing of the Delaware River.
Abbott Miller A'85
Abbott Miller discusses the return of the magazine Dance Ink and his daughter starting at Cooper this fall
John Aaron Frank A'07
Wallpaper Magazine visits the studio of John Aaron Frank and his wife Charlotte Greville in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where Frank’s art made with car parts “speaks to the Swiss affinity for Americana and Rock ‘n’ Roll culture.”
Maria Giudice A'85
“Being a female leader is a competitive differentiator,” says Maria Giudice to Forbes Magazine.
Michael Morris AR'89
As featured in Scientific American, Pratt’s Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture Michael Morris helped organize a class partnership with NASA to develop a human-focused spacecraft environment that could take astronauts to Mars.
Lee Milby A'12
Lee Milby A’12 is the director of the music video for Malka Red’s ‘Boy Booty,’ which Huffington Post declares the “Feminist Summer Anthem of 2016.”
Michal Raz-Russo AR'01
The New York Times features “Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem,” an exhibit on view at the Art Institute of Chicago through August 28, curated by Michal Raz-Russo.
Alex Katz A'49
The Telegraph visits Alex Katz in his longtime apartment and studio, where in discussing his 1950s pop art, he mentions Andy Warhol ‘ripped me off.’
Kevin Slavin A'95
Tech Insider features research by Kevin Slavin A’95 & Devora Najjar ChE’16 on “bee debris.”
Brian Rose A'79
The Atlantic’s City Lab looks at WTC, Brian Rose's new book of photography of the Twin Towers and the buildings that have replaced them.
Mike Mills A'89
Semi Permanent features graphic designer and artist Mike Mills’ successful venture into filmmaking.
Sam Vernon A’09 and Eric N. Mack A’10
The New York Times highlights recent accomplishments for Sam Vernon and Eric N. Mack, and the place where they got their start before Cooper, Suitland High School.
Daniel Arsham A'03
Artist Daniel Arsham shares his Sunday routine - involving Netflix and family time - in The New York Times.
Thaddeus Strassberger BSE ’98
Thaddeus Strassberger is the set designer behind JFK, a new opera in Fort Worth, reviewed by The New York Times
John Bianchi A’03
Sculptor John Bianchi talks about his Bushwick studio with the Observer
Moki Kokoris AR’79
The Ridgefield Press looks at the polar adventures of longtime resident Moki Kokoris, the first Ukrainian woman to summit the North Pole.
Dan Witz A'80
Fast Company looks at Dan Witz’s photorealistic Mosh Pit paintings, on view at the Jonathan Levine Gallery.
Janeva Zentz A’07
Actress Janeva Zentz talks about her character in The Voice of the Voiceless film.
Thomas O'Brien A'86
Thomas O’Brien talks with The Wall Street Journal about his favorite place in New York.
Shigeru Ban AR'84
Arch Daily highlights a new architect's ruler inspired-pen designed by Shigeru Ban AR'84 for ACME studio.
Karen Sawicki A'10
Honolulu Magazine profiles Karen Sawicki A’10, who recently opened a boutique featuring her “deep-sea chic” curiosities.
Kyna Leski AR'85
The firm 3six0, where Kyna Leski AR’85 is principal, received two 2015 Interior Architecture/Interior Design Awards from the Boston Society of Architects for “Cottage in Woods” and “Davey’s Coffee.”
Isaac Moore A'97
Isaac Moore A’97 shares his stories of New York neighborhoods, from Morris Park in the Bronx to the East Village, with Curbed New York.
Jackie Y. Ying CE’87
Jackie Y. Ying CE’87 was awarded the inaugural Mustafa Prize, a $500,000 award recognizing her scientific achievements.
Christina Ho ChE’02
Christina Ho ChE’02, General Manager of District Energy Services for Con Edison sheds light on the operations behind New York City’s steam system.
Prabda Yoon A'97
Prabda Yoon A’97 discusses his directorial debut with Motel Mist, premiering in the International Film Festival Rotterdam’s Hivos Tiger awards competition for up-and-coming filmmakers.
Kelly Zutrau A’10
The New York Times speaks with Kelly Zutrau A’10 of the band, Wet, in advance of releasing their debut album on January 29.
Nina Tandon EE'01
Nina Tandon EE'01 talks with the New York Times about her experience attending the World Economic Forum.
Larry Curtis AR'81
Larry Curtis AR’81, President and Managing Partner of WinnDevelopment, has been honored with the 2015 Rental Housing Association Industry Excellence Award.
Fletcher Williams III A'10
Charleston Magazine profiles multimedia artist Fletcher Williams III A’10.
Seymour Chwast A'51 and Michael Doret A'67
Seymour Chwast A’51 and Michael Doret A’67 explain their favorite letterforms to Wired Magazine.
Greta Bank A'92
Portland artist Greta Bank A’92 recently received a Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Grant.
Joseph Lechleider ME'54
Joseph Leichleider ME'54, who passed away in April, was included in the New York Times reflection of notable obituaries in 2015.
Madeline Foster-Martinez CE'12
Madeline Foster-Martinez CE’12 was profiled in Berkeley Engineering Magazine for her doctoral research on marsh organs.
Elizabeth Diller AR'79 and Ric Scofidio AR'55
Elizabeth Diller AR'79, Ric Scofidio AR’55 and James Corner discuss the process of designing and building New York’s beloved public space as outlined in their new book, The High Line, on WNYC.
Alexander McLean AR’15
Alexander McLean AR’15 was featured in Wallpaper Magazine’s Graduate Directory, a listing of the world’s hottest new talents.
  

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