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​​​​​​​​​​Rita Callahan'15 Art History taught English with the CIEE: Teach in China program.  She was the lead teacher in the classroom working to improve the conversational English of her students. As a foreign teacher, she promoted a healthy exchange of cultures and ideas within the Chinese youth community. 

Sarah Cardoza '15 Art History Minor is currently a social media intern and arts contributor for Vanguard Seattle, a Seattle arts publication.​

Nicole Lania '15 Art History also presented her Art History thesis paper to the The Visual Culture Consortium, Boston, The 7th Annual Undergraduate Art History Symposium, New Approaches to Art, Art History and Visual Culture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. on Saturday April 11, 2015. Her paper was titled "Andy Warhol: Marginalization, Childhood Illness and Perf​ormity in Portraiture".

Amy Luke '15 Studio Art Minor has been working as the Assistant Photography Editor for Boston Accent List since February, 2016. She has worked as an editorial Photography intern for Charleston Magazine since January 2016. Previously, she was a photography/archive intern for MASS MoCA, a contemporary art museum in Massachusetts (2015). There she managed digital assets, photographs and filmed all the museum performing arts events, exhibitions, and gallery spaces, and gave educational tours to local students.

Rachele Romano '15 Art History has been working as a studio assistant in Sue McNally Studio since July 2015. She began working as the Gallery Assistant at the Providence Art Club in 2015.

Kara Flanagan '14 Studio Art worked as a writer and Public Relations Intern for Mark Gold Group, a marketing management company in New York, NY, from January – April 2015. She is also a freelance photographer who focuses on portraits, landscape, and documentary photography. Previously, she spent six weeks in Huanchaco, Peru teaching autistic and blind children.

Kelly Hall '14 Art History held an internship at Pavel Zoubok Gallery in NYC. Prior to this, she had an internship at Simon Gallery in Morrison, NJ from May - June 2013. 

Kristen Kern '14 Studio Art is currently working as a Gallery Services Visitors Assistant at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.​

Maggie North '14 Art History began working as the Curatorial Assistant at the Springfield Museums in Springfield, MA in December 2014. Prior to this position, North held internships at Rhode Island School of Design Museum in their Prints, Drawings and Photography department from July-August 2014 as well as an internship at Bert Gallery in Providence, RI from January – April 2014. View North's curated exhibit for Bert Gallery.

Kate Ryan '14 Studio Art began working as a freelance graphic designer in November 2014 in Chicago, IL. She conceptualizes and executes design work, ensuring consistency across media. From July – November 2014, she worked as a graphic designer/marketing and business development assistant for Grenzebach Glier and Associates, a leading international consultancy, in the Greater Chicago Area.

Emily Smith '14 Studio Art began working as a gallery assistant at Christie’s, New York, NY in December 2014. There she assists in internal and external clients during sales and liaisons with specialists and operational departments to maintain quality client services. She is also a creative assistant/freelance photography and styling assistant, working with concept development, website layouts, design presentations, and apparel preparation.

Kerry Duran '13 Studio Art Minor will begin a MA in Museum Studies at Marist College in Florence, Italy in the fall of 2015. Prior to this she worked as a writer/marketing associate at InScribe, Inc., an online site for printed invitations and personalized gifts, in April 2014. Prior to this, she was an art history research and writing intern at Oliver Brothers Custom Framing and Fine Art Restoration, Beverly MA, from August 2013-March 2014.

Alex Fallone '13, Art History completed her Master’s Degree in Theology in 2015 at Providence College.

Mike Rose '13 Art History works as the gallery coordinator for Providence Art Club, the second oldest art club in the nation, in May 2014. He manages all aspects of the gallery operations and is responsible for administration of the Club’s three in-house galleries as well as a satellite space at 1 Financial Plaza in Providence. He is also a freelance communications consultant for various arts organizations, including WaterFire Providence, Bert Gallery, and The Art League of Rhode Island’s Iona Fest. He is also a contributing writer to Big Red & Shiny, an online journal about contemporary art and culture. He has also contributed to Art New England, SOCO Magazine, the Taunton Daily Gazette, and the Rhode Island Small Business Journal.

Horton Sears '13 Studio Art works as the director of The Griffin Bridges Program at Seton hall Preparatory School since 2014. Previously, Sears worked as a 7th grade math teacher in Prospect Hill Academy Charter School (2013-14) and was a Teach for America Corps member (2013-14).

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).

Helena Gomez '12 Art History began working as exhibition coordinator and curatorial assistant for Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico in August 2013. She writes about her new position, "As the Exhibitions Coordinator I am in charge of the logistics of bringing everything together for the exhibition, from creating the labels, editing and writing text panels, aiding in the designing of the brochure and invitation, coordinating with the different departments such as registration and the conservation lab when the artworks are ready to be installed. I also deal with rights and reproduction requests. As curatorial assistant, I also attend to the correspondence coming into the department, from liaising with artists to replying to various letters/requests. Upcoming projects include the Collections Committee where I have been involved in preparing the documents that will be reviewed, having to deal with issues of de-accessioning artworks, approval of works being donated and loan requests." In 2013, she completed her Masters of Arts in Art History, specifically in Drawing, Representation and Circulation of Knowledge in the Global 18th Century, at The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, England.

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.

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).

Althea Ruoppo '11 Art History began teaching as an adjunct instructor at Houston Community College in January 2015. She also has been working as curatorial assistant for contemporary art and special projects in the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston since August 2014. Ruoppo received her Masters of Art in the History of Art and Architecture from Boston University in 2013. Althea was a 2013-2014 Semmes Foundation Fellow in Museum Studies at The McNay Art Museum, in San Antonio, TX.

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.

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.

Samantha Cataldo'10 Art History began working as Assistant Curator for the Currier Museum of Art, Manchester NH, in May 2015. Prior to this, she served as the Koch Curatorial Fellow at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA from April 2013-May2015. There, she curated exhibitions including The Social Medium, a survey of social photography, and managed sculpture park commissions such as Oscar Tuazon’s Partners. She was also the editorial assistant for Public Art Dialogue, a peer reviewed journal which serves as a forum for critical discourse and commentary about the practice of public art from April 2013-May2015.  She received a Master’s of Art in Art History and Museum Studies from Case Western Reserve University’s joint program with the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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).

Mary Pelletier '10 Studio Art began working as Gallery Manager at the James Hyman Fine Art and Photographs Gallery, London in June 2012. She recently celebrated three years at the Hyman Gallery, which specializes in nineteenth-century French and contemporary British photography.  She studied Historical and Contemporary Photography at Sotheby's Institute of Art in London, earning a Master’s of Art in Photography in 2010. 

Laura Duclos '09 Studio Art began working as a graphic designer and as the Marketing and Merchandise Manager for WaterFire Providence in 2009.

Mary Margaret O'Brien '09 Art History is teaching "Learning Thr​​ough Art" at the Guggenheim Museum. In this artist residency program, Mary teaches children artistic creativity by designing sustained, process oriented art projects that support learning across the curriculum. The children's art can be seen displayed in the Guggenheim Museum. If you are interested in volunteering for this program, please see link above.

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 began working as a 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.

William Ruggiero' 08 Art History is an assistant curator at the Chicago Institute of Art. He is an art historian and critic with two centers of interest: Latin American art, and current trends in socially engaged art practice. Ruggiero has been involved in community teaching, programming, and civic engagement, developing different curricula in China as well as in the United States.  Curatorial projects are of particular interest to him, as he considers his fields of focus to demand more scholarly and curatorial exploration. He received a Master’s of Arts in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism in 2013 from The School of the Art Institute in Chicago.

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.

Will Hutnick '07 Studio Art was interviewed by Kelly Worman for the website Painting is Dead in 2014. He has been the Curator​​ in Residence for Trestle Gallery, Third Avenue Project Space in Brooklyn, NY since 2014. He received his Master’s of Fine Arts in Painting from Pratt Institute in 2011.

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.

Hendrick Paul '03 Studio Art has received numerous awards for his photographs including an honorable mention in the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art’s 2009 national photography show, two judges awards for Art in the Redwoods 2008 national juried show, and a third place in the Paul Sack Building Award 2008 contest. His work has been featured at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Gallery Route One in Point Reyes, The Rayko Gallery, and the Evergold Gallery in San Francisco and at the Creative Center for Photography in Los Angeles. He received a Post Baccalaureate Certificate and a Master’s of Fine Arts in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2007 and 2009 respectively.

Larissa Santoro '03 Art History 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).

Mark Mazzenga '02 Art History began working as a freelance script reader for Studiocanal Films, London, in April 2013. He received his Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing – Writing for Stage and Screen from Lesley University and his Master’s in Art History from University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Mark has also found success as a playwright. His debut play A Feeble Mind was accepted and produced on stage by The Brown Box Theatre in Boston, MA. Mark has remained actively involved with his alma mater. He has served PC as a guest lecturer, visiting an Art History class to speak on Modern Art, and returned to give a lecture on the nature and value of creativity as a resource in today’s economy.

Mary Tinti '00 Art History began working as Curator of the Fitchburg Art Museum in October 2014, and had previously worked there as the Associate Curator. She worked for the Public Art Dialogue Journal as the artists’ projects liaison from September 2012-December 2013.  From 2011 to 2013 she worked as the Koch Curatorial Fellow at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA. Prior to joining the staff at deCordova, Tinti was the first-ever Public Art Fellow at the New England Foundation for the Arts (2010-2011) and the Deputy Artistic Director of WaterFire Providence (2008-2010). Her writing credits include essays and editorial projects for deCordova exhibitions, articles for Collections and Woman’s Art Journal, entries for the Grove Encyclopedia of American Art, and blog posts for WGBHArts. Since the fall of 2009 she has chronicled her adventures in public art and material culture in her own blog, Dress for Sports. She received her Ph.D. in Art History and Public Art from Rutgers University in 2008.

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.”

Maura M. Reilly '90 Art History began working as Chief Curator for the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts in NY in July, 2015. She began working as an adjunct professor at the University of Sydney in January 2012 and has been working as an independent curator since 2000. In March 2014, the Board of Trustees of the Linda Pace Foundation announced the appointment of Dr. Maura Reilly as its new Executive Director. She also served as the Curator of Feminist Art for the Brooklyn Museum from 2003-2008, where she was responsible for Co-Curating the critically acclaimed exhibition Global Feminisms with noted Feminist Art scholar Linda Nochlin. She also oversaw the permanent installation of Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party, an important installation piece in the history of Feminist Art. Reilly received her Ph.D. in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University in 2000.

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.


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