Visual Arts graduates become successful artists, designers, teachers, and entrepreneurs in a wide range of fields.
- Sherita (Jennings) Cuffee (2003) launched VISÇERA NY, a luxury womenswear brand founded in April 2009. 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.
- Maria Fabrizio (2004) 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.
- Osamu Kobayashi (2002) is a visual artist 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.
- Luis Salcedo (2007) founded GhostShop, 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.
- Jacolby Satterwhite (2004) received is BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He also received a MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. Satterwhite is a visual artist who works with video, performance, 3D animation, fibers, drawing, and printmaking. Currently based in New York City, Satterwhite's work in dance performance draws from Voguing, martial arts, and choreographer William Forsythe's dance techniques.
- James Frank Tribble (2002) attended Ringling School of Art and transferred to the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Shortly after undergrad, he began collaborating with his wife Tracey, creating work under Tribble & Mancenido. Their work challenges the everyday perceptions of environments with close studies of photography’s materiality and it’s subject at hand. 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.