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The Poetry of Process With PNCA Alumni and Lead Creative Matthew Korbel-Bowers

Society6's recent artist feature spotlights PNCA alumni and Lead Creative, Matthew Korbel-Bowers.

Posted on 08/24 at 08:52 AM

Congratulations to PNCA alumni and 3D Studio Manager, Nick Patton

Nick's illustrations were comissioned for a book that recently won second place in the Colorado Independent Publishers Association International Award competition.

Posted on 08/23 at 09:08 AM

PNCA Alumni Announced as Centrum 2017 Emerging Artist Residents

MFA in Visual Studies alumna Aruni Dharmakirthi & Melanie Stevens '17.

We'd like to congradulate Melanie Stevens and Aruni Dharmakirthi who have been selected for Centrum’s 2017 Emerging Artist Residency.

Posted on 08/04 at 11:18 AM

Bravo Alumni - July 2017

PNCA alumni do amazing things. You launch new projects investigating the intersection between humor and contemporary art (here and here). You believe so strongly that art and design can make a difference that you set up a website to connect designers to opportunities and organizations with missions you can get behind (here). You're brave and bold enough to put your work in front of strangers (here and here and here). And you're making waves every day in your communities and across the country.

Alumni, we love hearing from you! Send any updates or news to so we can brag about you in our next issue of Bravo!

Posted on 07/03 at 05:05 PM

Molly Mendoza ‘14 finishes Fresh Paint Mural Commission

Congratulations to alumna Molly Mendoza on the completion of a mural commission for Fresh Paint.

Posted on 06/30 at 04:33 PM

Demian DinéYazhi’ ‘13 Receives 2017 Brink Award

Demian DinéYazhi´. image via

Big congratulations to almnus Demian DinéYazhi´ who was selected to receive the 2017 Brink Award, the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle announced today. 

Posted on 06/16 at 01:03 PM

Congratulations Andrew Newell ‘17!

Andrew Newell, Vertical Swamp Shack, 2017. mixed media

Andrew Newell has been awarded one of International Sculpture Center's 2017 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards.

Posted on 06/12 at 03:00 PM

New Lee Kelly ‘59 Interview

Lee Kelly, Akbar's Elephant

Paul Sutinen interviews the stalwart of Portland's arts landscape on the occasion of his 85th birthday and an exhibition of new work at Elizabeth Leach Gallery. 

Posted on 06/05 at 12:10 PM

Bravo Alumni - May 2017

Check out the newest updates from PNCA Alumni, which includes at least three newly published books, job changes, expanding families, performances and projects, symphonic collaborations, official portraits, articles in The New York Times, and so so much more. You alumni are an impressive bunch.

Alumni, we love hearing from you! Send any updates or news to so we can brag about you in our next issue of Bravo!

Posted on 04/28 at 12:35 PM

Alumna Susan Seubert ‘92 at Venice Biennale

Susan Seubert, Asphyxiation 8, 2017

Alumna Susan Seubert has been invited to participate in Personal Structures, a collateral exhibition of the Venice Biennale. 

Posted on 04/10 at 03:43 PM

Alumni Open New Gallery

Iris Williamson and John Knight open Williamson | Knight with an inaugural performance and installation by PNCA artists angélica maria millán lozano and Laura Medina.

Posted on 03/29 at 12:55 PM

Bravo Alumni - March 2017

Every other month, we highlight achievements and updates from PNCA's alumni community. Looking at the not-so-brief list below, it's very clear that PNCA alumni are impressive, productive, and involved. They are opening new and experimental art places, discovering and presenting new ways of living and working, exhibiting broadly, and contributing to national critical dialog about art and design in our lives. Families are expanding, careers are growing, and collaborations launching or continuing. Read on to be inspired!

Above: Works by Brenda Mallory '02, Andrew Beckham '92, Cameron Hawkey '12, and Jasper Spicero '15.

(And Alumni: We love hearing from you! Send any updates or news to so we can brag about you in our next issue of Bravo!)

Posted on 02/27 at 05:12 PM

Laura Hughes MFA ‘10: Almost Perfect

Chair of PNCA's Low Residency MFA in Visual Studies opens new exhibition at Linfield College Gallery

Posted on 02/15 at 02:01 PM

Lions of PNCA: Louis Bunce

image via: Portland Art Museum

This January, the Hallie Ford Museum will mount an exhibition of work by one of the lions of the PNCA/Museum Art School community, Louis Bunce. Louis Bunce: Dialogue with Modernism opens January 21 and features 49 paintings drawn from collections all over the United States. 

Posted on 12/28 at 11:25 AM

Israel Lund ‘11 at Lumber Room

Portland's Lumber Room is presenting an exhibition by alumnus Israel Lund '11.

Posted on 11/18 at 01:20 PM

Artforum features alum Aidan Koch’s (BFA ‘09) new book

Danica Novgorodoff on Aidan Koch's After Nothing Comes in Artforum's October 2016 issue

Artforum notes the book, 'performs an exciting break from the traditional graphic-novel medium.'

Posted on 10/31 at 11:18 AM

Laura Hughes’ (MFA ‘10) Odd Sods

Hughes' project, Odd Sods, opens tomorrow at Fortune Gallery at hq objective from 12-6pm. Chair of the Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies program at PNCA, Hughes is an alumna of the MFA in Visual Studies program.

Posted on 10/14 at 03:41 PM


Image: Bukola Koiki, Tyvek Gele 1, 2014, Tyvek, natural indigo, thread, 10.5 x 9.75 x 9” (courtesy of the artist and Nationale)

A new all-PNCA exhibition at Nationale explores the notion of cultural 'In-betweenness' in response to the anti-immigrant sentiment stirred by the presidential election.

Posted on 10/11 at 10:36 AM

John Knight MFA ‘13 at Muscle Beach

John Knight's solo exhibition No Half Measures, opens this Friday, September 30 at Muscle Beach with a reception from 6-9pm.

Posted on 09/28 at 12:02 PM

Beryl Allee ‘16 Wins Princess Grace Foundation Scholarship

Animated Arts student Beryl Allee '16 has been selected for the Cary Grant Film Scholarship by the Princess Grace Foundation.

Posted on 07/28 at 04:11 PM