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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.
Eric Mack A'10
The NY Times visits the studio of mixed-media painter Eric Mack
Nick Mauss A'03
Nick Mauss's exhibition 'Transmissions' at the Whitney is a NY Times Critic's Pick
Marcia Resnick A'72
VICE explores the candid photos by Marcia Resnick of New York's radical women in the 70s and 80s
Jay Maisel A'52
Shutterbug profiles Jay Maisel and his use of gesture to tell a story in his photographs
Hillary Huffard A'07 and Luke Janson A'08
Oakland Magazine features the Cooper couple's brewery, Roses Taproom
Jean Brownhill AR'00
The Today Show included Jean Brownhill in their series, Meet the Boss, in honor of Women’s History Month
Patty Jenkins A'93
In honor of International Women's Day, Barbie is honoring director Patty Jenkins and other inspirational women with their own doll.
Tammy Nguyen A'07
BTR Today interviews Tammy Nguyen A’07 about her artistic journey and the creation of Passenger Pigeon Press
Zev Salomon AR '01 and Michal Raz Russo AR’0
Zev Salomon and Michal Raz Russo talk to Curbed about designing their L-adjacent house in Chicago
Jennifer Weishaupt ChE'95
Jennifer Weishaupt's restaurant, the Ruby Slipper Cafe, has a new location featured in The New Orleans Advocate
Bailey Scieszka A'11
Detroit-based artist Bailey Scieszka describes her work in Cultured magazine
Ebecho Muslimova A'10
Ebecho Muslimova's drawings, and Fatebe, the character who stars in them, are featured by Forbes
DeVonn Francis A'15
The winter issue of Dazed profiles New Yorkers using food as a creative medium, including DeVonn Francis
Orly Cogan A'96
Esthetic Lens magazine explores the fiber arts of Orly Cogan
Charis Jackson Barrios A'16
The Greenville Journal highlights the art, from drawings and animation to comics, of local native Charis Jackson Barrios.
Rachel Carns A'92 and Tae Won Yu A'91
The Stranger revisits the music of Cooper Union alumni band, Kicking Giants
Jemuel Joseph AR'16 & Alexis Rivas AR'16
Cover, a design-build firm founded by Cooper alumni, completes its first project using computer algorithms to create accessory dwellings
Caleb Ulku ChE'05
Caleb Ulku's new business, Ulku Logistics, is featured and listed by Huffington Post as one of "11 Companies That Are Going To Revolutionize 2018"
Alex Katz A'49
Alex Katz's drawings flank the 50th anniversary cover of New York Magazine
Jackie Mautner AR'09
Jackie Mautner was featured in the Women’s Bike Month interview series by Bike Portland
Illia Barger A'85
Muralist Illia Barger talks with Huffington Post about the business side of art
Bill Morrison A'89
Filmmaker Bill Morrison is interviewed by the Chicago Reader
Robin Giordani A'15
Billboard features Robin Giordani and fellow members of Brujas, NYC's newest streetwear skateboarding collective with a feminist mission
David Brooks A'00
Vice interviews sculptor David Brooks about his recent archeological finds on Governors Island.
Eric Forkosh EE'15
Eric Forkosh's company, DribbleUp, launches a smart soccer ball with augmented reality aided instruction
Architecture alumni archives
Steven Hillyer AR’90 pulls famous architects’ forgotten design-school projects from the archive for Atlas Obscura, including one from Laurie Hawkinson AR’83
Daniel Arsham A’03 and Alex Mustonen AR’05
Arsham and Mustonen’s firm Snarkitecture redesigned the Valextra flagship store in Milan
Dan Witz A'80
Muralist Dan Witz is taking his talents to Eugene, OR for the new street art festival, "Eugene Walls"
Jeanne Reiner A'85
The Fairfield Citizen showcases Jeanne Reiner's botanicals, or as she calls them, "florial portraits"
Hillary Huffard A'07 and Luke Janson A'08
Hillary Huffard and Luke Janson have opened Rose's Taproom in Oakland, CA, highlighted by Eater SF
Daniele Frazier A'07
Daniele Frazier is the artist behind "The Giant Flowers," the first-ever public art exhibition in Highland Park
Frank Stewart A'75
The New York Times looks at the photographs of Frank Stewart, the senior photographer for Jazz at Lincoln
Ellen Grossman A'74
The Village Voice remembers Ellen Grossman's viral interaction with Jay Z, and looks at her current artwork
Bill Morrison A'89
Bill Morrison's film "Dawson City: Frozen Time" is featured by Hyperalleric
Mimi Jung A'03
Mimi Jung talks to Dwell about her jewelry line, Brook&Lyn
Eugene Jang ChE'05
Eugene J. Candy Company was featured on NPR
Stephen Madden A'09
The Missoulian looks at Stephen Madden's work, specifically a painting depicting the 1917 Granite Mountain-Speculator fire.
Adrian Jovanovic, Nick Robertson & Isabelle Grizzard Robertson
A multidisciplinary group of alumni - Adrian Jovanovic BSE’89, Nick Robertson AR’04 and Isabelle Grizzard Robertson A’03 - completed a rooftop deck and solarium project in Seattle that was recently featured on Zillow.
Celeste Amparo Pfau A’12
Celeste Amparo Pfau appears in Birmingham magazine, discussing her botanical prints and artistic style.
Leonardo Drew A'85
Leonardo Drew A’85 talks to SF Weekly about his exhibition at the de Young Museum
Ching Ho Cheng A'68*
The late Ching Ho Cheng was recently featured in CUNY FORUM
Jack Whitten A'64
Artist Jack Whitten was interviewed by the Paris Review
Donnamarie Barnes A'77
Donnamarie Barnes, curator and archivist at Sylvester Manor, tells stories of the educational farm in Shelter Island
Awol Erizku A'10
Awol Erizku is the artist behind Beyoncé's internet record-breaking pregnancy portrait 
Mike Mills A'89
Oscar nominated writer-director Mike Mills talks to Esquire about his film, 20th Century Women
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.
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.
Bernard Maisner A'77
The calligrapher and former hand double for Johnny Depp talks to Observer about his work.
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.
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.
John Manuck ChE '69
John Manuck, Chairman and CEO of Techmer PM, was named to Crain’s 100 for his innovative work in plastics.
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.
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.”
Karen Sawicki A'10
Honolulu Magazine profiles Karen Sawicki A’10, who recently opened a boutique featuring her “deep-sea chic” curiosities.
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.
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.
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.
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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