"At Moore, I was just an art student, evaluated for the work I was producing, and not for my gender, race or orientation. It wasn’t until I got to graduate school that I realized men who made art were often taken more seriously for doing so. Moore gave me a glimpse of a world where there were no societal barriers. It gave me the confidence to navigate the world and my work without reservation, even in my gendered body."

 

—JANET BIGGS '81, 2018 Guggenheim Fellow for Creative Arts

Moore graduates make up nearly 200 years of groundbreaking creatives, from the first woman to design a postage stamp to Project Runway winners, Emmy Award–winning costume designers, and Pulitzer Prize–winning photographers. They are shaping new fields like gaming, animation and special-needs art education. They are entrepreneurs with successful independent design studios and creative companies. The world needs Moore alumni. 

We make space and open opportunity for the kind of inclusive talent and new vision that employers want and successful creative entrepreneurs need. This is why 94%* of our surveyed BFA alumni are employed or in graduate school just one year out from graduation, across all majors. 

 

* Percentage averaged from statistics over the past five years (2015-2019), with a five-year averaged survey response rate of 87.5%. 

Distinguished Alumni

Award Recipients by Year; Includes Undergraduate Major or CE Certificate

  • Beatrice Kirkbride '28 | Fashion Illustration
  • Chiarina Tredanari '40 | Illustration
  • Clara MacKannan '28 | Illustration
  • Edith Kaplan '41 | Graphic Design
  • Estate of Mary Schwarz '42 | Illustration
  • Ida Dengrove '40 | Graphic Design
  • Janice Levit '38 | Art Education Certification
  • Kathryn Leslie '38 | Textile Design
  • Kathryn Van Roekens '20 | Unknown Degree and Curriculum
  • M. Tana Hoban '38 | Illustration
  • Mellicent Allen '45 | Painting
  • Mildred Greenberg '34 | Unknown Degree and Curriculum
  • Miriam Troop '38 | Illustration
  • Professor Louise Stahl '42 | Art Education
  • Ruth Gilbert '30 | Art Education Certification
  • Theresa Bernstein '11 | Unknown Degree and Curriculum
  • Vita Solomon '37 | Illustration
  • Anna Russell Jones '22 | Design

  • Betty Bowes '32 | Illustration
  • Gladys Bloch '35 | Illustration
  • Katharine Renninger '46 | Painting
  • Phyllis Beck '40 | Art Education

  • Anna Eshom '41 | Art Education Certification
  • Berta Sands '37 | Illustration
  • Carolyn Pitts '47 | Interior Design
  • Katherine Pitchford '38 | Unknown Degree and Curriculum
  • Lillian Molloy '40 | Art Education Certification
  • Mary Burgess '35 | Fine Arts - Two Dimensional
  • Mary Fuges '38 | Illustration
  • Mary Hallowell '43 | Interior Design
  • Rose Kirkpatrick '44 | Fashion Illustration
  • Sylvia Barkan '37 | Graphic Design

  • Harriette Bescoe '57 | Art Education Certification
  • Helen Bershad '56 | Painting
  • Jane Fulton '56 | Textile Design
  • Margo Allman '55 | Unknown Degree and Curriculum
  • Mildred Ivins '53 | Fashion Illustration
  • Nancy Bergman '52 | Art Education Certification
  • Rose Finkel '57 | Graphic Design
  • Ruth Peckmann '54 | Illustration

  • Deborah Larkin '70 | Graphic Design
  • Deborah Warner '69 | Art Education Certification
  • Gretchen Wheaton '70 | Photography
  • Lynne Horoschak '66 | Art Education Certification
  • Peg Gorson '59 | Textile Design

  • Frances Robertson Graham '66 | Interior Design
  • Hollis Hatton '70 | Graphic Design
  • Louise Curl Adams '62 '76 | Textile Design
  • Mary Judge '75 | Painting
  • Sharon Wohlmuth Teacher '75 | Photography

  • Ann Marie Stiliha '72 | Art Education
  • Betsy Miraglia '66 | Advertising Design
  • Ms. Carol Porter '71 | Graphic Design

  • Beth Reinhardt Emmott '66 | Graphic Design
  • Maggy Gay Robinson '68 | Graphic Design
  • Teresa DeFazio '63 | Painting

  • Diane Keller '71 | Painting
  • Kathleen Lister '78 | Graphic Design
  • Pauline Monson '78 | Graphic Design

  • Eleanor Schimmel '84 | Painting
  • Rochelle Levy '79 | Painting
  • Sarah Frank '81 | Textile Design

  • Jane Likens '66 | Fashion Design
  • Janie Gross '74 | Advertising Design
  • Polly Smith '71 | Fashion Design

  • Carolyn Simons '78 | Interior Design
  • Mindy Glassman '72 | Graphic Design

  • Arlene Finston '56 | Textile Design
  • Eileen Coyne '70 | Textile Design
  • Joanne Adams '74 | Graphic Design

  • Debra Sachs '75 | Painting
  • Jane Walentas '66 | Advertising Design

  • Pamela Deitrich '70 | Illustration
  • Shirley Luber '47 | Fashion Illustration

  • Karen Daroff '70 | Interior Design
  • Marsha Braverman '74 | Graphic Design
  • Sheila Letven '56 | Textile Design

  • Longina Rossi '70 | Graphic Design
  • Margie Palatini '72 | Graphic Design
  • Mary Lou Ford-Dallam '66 | Art Education Certification

  • Emily Bittenbender '89 | Interior Design
  • Gail Bracegirdle '65 | Textile Design
  • Gail Gaines '89 | Fashion Design

  • Anne Occi '77 | Illustration
  • Heather Bryson '92 | Sculpture
  • Roslyn Pilla '92 | Graphic Design

  • Jill Kerwick '78 | Illustration
  • Mona Brody '72 | Printmaking

  • Deborah West '92 | Art Education Certification
  • Janet Biggs '81 | Sculpture

  • Carol Durham '65 | Art Education Certification
  • Tula Telfair '84 | Painting

  • Harshita Lohia '02 | Textile Design
  • Janice Merendino '74 | Ceramics

  • Dale Najarian '88 | Graphic Design
  • Susan Sommer '72 | Painting

  • Kathleen Vissar '80 | Ceramics
  • Kia Weatherspoon '10 | Interior Design

  • e bond ’96 | Graphic Design & Art History 
  • Janell Wysock ’04 | Textile Design, Fashion and Art History
  • Dom Streater ’10 | Fashion
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