Notable Alumni From The Visual Arts Department

VISÇERA NY is a NY based luxury womenswear brand founded in April 2009 by 2003 alumna, Sherita M. (Jennings) Cuffee.  In 2013 Sherita created the VISÇERA NY Sewing Academy, a socio-educational program with the mission to keep the craft of sewing alive while empowering women and girls to understand the impact of their talents in their respective communities. By teaching sewing as a skill, a trade and a hobby, Cuffee incites her students to use sewing as a means to become financially sufficient. The VISÇERA NY Sewing Academy also offers workshops, summer camps and private sewing lessons for profit to support similar workshops in low-income communities and non-profit organizations.

 

 

 

GhostShop, created by 2007 alumnus, Luis Salcedo, is a commercial/multimedia  design and directing force based in the city of Los Angeles. GhostShop and its collaborators have experience working with major brands and clients ranging from CocaCola to Toyota, to LA Indie bands.  To learn more aboutGhostShop, visit  http://www.ghostshop.tv/

 

 

 

Maria Fabrizio is an illustrator and designer who believes smart ideas make beautiful work.With an affection for process, she works by hand and on screen for projects large and small, while maintaining her daily illustration blog, Wordless News. Maria is currently based in Columbia, South Carolina. Maria holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Graphic Design/Visual Communication. See Maria's work at http://mariafabrizio.com/

 

Osamu Kobayashi is from Columbia, SC.  He has exhibited widely in the US and abroad including solo exhibitions at the Greenwich House in New York, AplusB Contemporary Art in Italy, and John Davis Gallery in New York. He was awarded the Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Purchase Fund from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and is a recipient of the Morris Louis ’32 scholarship.  Osamu graduated from SCGSAH in 2002 and received his BFA from  Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD.  To see more of Osamu's work visit: http://www.osamu-kobayashi.com/

 

 

After graduating from SCGSAH in 2002 Frank Tribble went to Ringling School of Art and decided to transfer to the School of Visual Arts in NYC after two years. Shortly after undergrad he began collaborating with his wife Tracey, creating work under Tribble & Mancenido. Years into their practice they decided to go to graduate school together at School of Visual Arts under the leadership of David Ross in the Art Practice Program. Their work challenges the everyday perceptions of environments with close studies of photography’s materiality and it’s subject at hand. One of the projects they worked on, they embarked on over a year long venture across the states, highlighting the journey of American truck drivers. They assumed the roles and responsibilities of the driver, living out of an eighteen-wheeler to create the series Hurry Up & Wait. They have shown in solo and group exhibitions domestically and internationally at Sasha Wolf Gallery, The Studio Museum of Harlem, Glasshouse, Carriage Trade and Werkstadt in Austria to name a few. Their work has also appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, NPR, Vice, ArtInfo, The British Journal of Photography, Bloomberg Businessweek and Bomblog among others. Currently, Frank and Tracey are represented by Sasha Wolf Gallery in NY and Werkstadt in Austria where they recently returned from an artist residency. They also just had their first child Marley, who is almost 7 months old.