MFA Alumni Panel, Fall 2021

Friday, November 5, 2021 - 5:00pm

MFA Alumni Panel, Fall 2021

Join us for a lively discussion with MFA alumni on careers in the arts. 

Each of our invited distinguished alumni will give a brief description about their unique career path. Through thoughtful conversation students can ask questions and get inspired by career difficulties and successes.


Lindsay Buchman (MFA’17) is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and publisher living and working in Philadelphia, PA, and Saratoga Springs, NY. Her work explores image-making and writing through print and lens-based media, artist books, and installation. Pivoting between text and image, she is primarily concerned with the intersections of language, intersubjectivity, and site to puncture a sense of concrete time and space—both cognitive and embodied.

Buchman holds an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and a BFA from California State University Long Beach. Exhibitions of her work include the LA Art Book Fair at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, London Art Book Fair at Whitechapel Gallery, New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, Tokyo Art Book Fair at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo; Icebox Project Space; and Torrance Art Museum. She has participated in artist talks and panels at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), and The Print Center. Her work is included in the Rare Book Manuscript & Library at the University of Pennsylvania, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and the New York Public Library. Buchman is a recipient of the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, and her work has been featured in Hyperallergic and The Hopper Prize Journal. As an extension of her practice, she runs an independent artists' books and publications project, Seaton Street Press, to collaborate with artists through publishing and distribution. Buchman is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Skidmore College.

Rami George (MFA’19, b. 1989, USA) is an interdisciplinary artist currently based on Lenape land in what is now called Philadelphia. They have exhibited and screened broadly and remain motivated by political struggles and fractured narratives.

Heather Raquel Phillips (MFA’16) Heather Raquel Phillips is an interdisciplinary artist, independent curator and educator living and working in Philadelphia. Phillips received her BFA from Tyler School of Art (2008) and her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania where she was the recipient of the Toby Devon Lewis Fellowship.

Phillips is a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and Lincoln University. She a recipient of the 2017 Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant and the 2020 Leeway Transformation Grant. She is a board member at the Leather Archives & Museum in Chicago and will hold the apprenticeship at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Summer 2022. Phillips has exhibited their work both nationally and Grant. She is the 2019 Visiting Scholar and newest board member at the Leather Archives and Museum in Chicago.

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Morgan Building, Gallery