- Alumni You Byun (MFA 2009 Illustration as Visual Essay) and Anna Raff (MFA 2009 Illustration as Visual Essay) were portfolio winners at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Conference last month. Byun also won the Tomie DePaola Illustrator Award, and alumnus David Ercolini (MFA 2008 Illustration as Visual Essay), who was a SCBWI winner in 2009, created the illustrations for all the promotional materials for the conference.
- Peter Kuper, a faculty member in the BFA Illustration and Cartooning Department, recently won an award from the Society of Illustrators. His work The Four Horsemen was the Gold winner in the sequential art category and was featured in “Annual Exhibition: Illustrators 52,” an exhibition that showcased recent illustration work at the Society of Illustrators. Alumnus and current student in the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Department Jungyeon Roh (BFA 2009 Illustration) won a silver award in the same competition for her silk-screen book Today is Sushi Day.
- Alumnus Yoko Furusho (BFA 2008 Illustration) was named first runner up for the Static Art Prize 2009 from the creative agency Societas and Medium Magazine. Every year, the organizations give out Creative Graduate Prizes to highlight emerging artists across many genres of fine art, including painting, illustration, photography, sculpture, installation and short film. Furusho’s illustrations were acknowledged in the Static Art category.
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