Alumni

Welcome alumni! 

Our alumni are an important part of the College of Fine Arts community. Please stay in touch by updating your contact information and sending us your news. Check out what your fellow alums are up to in our Alumni Spotlight section. If you're nearby, stop by to say hello, and while you're here, support current students by coming to one of their many performances, exhibitions and events.

You can learn more about departmental activities by visiting their Alumni websites:

Feature Stories

Mexico City-based artist and alum Thomas Glassford mixes many cultural influences in his work

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Dean Doug Dempster visits with Thomas Glassford in Glassford's studio in Mexico City. Photo by Alicia Dietrich.

When Thomas Glassford (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1988) moved to Mexico City to set up a practice in the early 1990s, he never dreamed he’d still be there nearly three decades later.

“Mexico City is a massive city with an enormous historical footprint—it's the oldest colonial city in the New World—so of course it's a huge amount of history to tap into,” said Glassford when asked about what’s kept him there so long. “I think more than anything it's just the fact that I've been here and created a home here and an exchange.”

Abe Koogler’s work reviewed by the New York Times

Monday, June 26, 2017   |  The New York Times
Abe Koogler

Abe Koogler’s (M.F.A., Playwriting, 2014) latest play, Fulfillment Center, was reviewed by the New York Times, which described it as “finding poetry in missed connections.” The play runs off-Broadway through July 9.

Alumnus Will Davis discusses first season with Chicago’s American Theatre Company

Thursday, June 8, 2017   |  American Theatre
Will Davis holds papers while directing

In an interview with American Theatre magazine, Will Davis (M.F.A., Directing, 2013), artistic director of American Theatre Company in Chicago discusses his process and planning his first season in his new role that includes work that reckons with race, gender, culture and controversy.

Alumni Spotlight

Roja Najafi named curator of Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Thursday, November 30, 2017   |  Art Daily
Roja Najafi stands in front of a work of art

Roja Najafi (Ph.D., Art History, 2016) was announced curator of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. She will curate the spring exhibition, The New Art: A Controversial Collection 50 Years Later.

Ellen Tanner presents exhibition at Art Museum of Southeast Texas

Thursday, November 30, 2017   |  Art Museum of Southeast Texas
A painting by Ellen Tanner

Ellen Tanner (B.F.A., Visual Art Studies, 2004) will present Fables, Families and Myths at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont from Dec. 16 through March 4. An opening reception is from 6 to 8 p.m., Dec. 15.

Brandon Hendrix leads ensembles, music department at Eastern Oklahoma State College

Thursday, November 30, 2017   |  Eastern Oklahoma State College
A portrait of Brandon Hendrix

Brandon Hendrix (D.M.A., Composition, 2010) serves as director of instrumental and choral ensembles and department chair at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton, Oklahoma, where he resides with his wife and two children. In addition to teaching private lessons and conducting the college's Concert Choir and Concert Band, Hendrix is actively involved in the school's Performing Arts Series.