Graduate Profiles

Anthony Kascak (MFA 2020)

Anthony Kascak (he/they, b. 1993) is a transnational, interdisciplinary artist from Denver, CO. He received a BFA in Studio Art, as well as a BA in Psychology, from the University of Colorado of Boulder. He has attended residencies and exhibited in the United States and abroad.

His practice focuses on the physical experience, perception and interpretation of spatial relationships in correlation to lived experiences. Informed by his identity as a queer transnational artist, he explored in-betweeness within physical and conceptual space through careful arrangement of photography, ceramics and installation.



Joanna Pike (MFA 2021)

Joanna Pike (b.1989) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Philadelphia, PA. She was born in Portland, ME and received her BFA in ceramics from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in 2011. She has exhibited across the US and Canada, including NYDW, the Delaware Art Museum, and, and her most recent solo exhibition, titled Normal Objects, was held that The Clay Studio in 2017. Joanna has attended residencies at Medalta AIR, Lillstreet Art Center, Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, and The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA. She is currently enrolled as a graduate student in Fine Arts at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where her work focuses on creating a new life for fictional everyday objects.

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Minah Kim (MFA 2021)

Minah Kim, originally from South Korea, received her BFA in 2014 and MFA in 2016 from Ewha Womans University in Seoul. She has spent her time inside and outside of the studio participating in the exhibitions, research, and contribution resulted from the interest in contemporary philosophy and critical theory. Referring to the architectural and minimal silhouette of bodies, Minah visualizes the abstract form that has openness inward and outward. 


Eric Andre (MFA 2021)

Born and raised in Akomadan, Northern part of Ashanti Region, Ghana. Eric Andre graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Industrial Art with Ceramics as the Major in 2010. Andre became a Teaching and Research Assistance in 2010/2011 academic year in the Ceramics Section during his National Service. For the past 7 years, Andre has been serving as Studio and Lab Technician in the Ceramic Section. 

Eric Andre’s works mostly deal with interior and exterior decor focusing on conceptual sculpture pieces, fountains, events awards, vases, and mixed-media artifacts. Inasmuch as these artworks serve beautification purpose, they portray conceptual themes that discuss some of the cultural practices (values and norms), Socio-economic elements, we least give attention to; as well as national issues that are most politically inclined. 


Maryalice Carroll (MFA 2022)

Maryalice Carroll was born in New Jersey and mostly grew up in a small beach town. She received her BFA in Craft and Material Studies from the University of the Arts in 2016. After receiving her BFA, she became a resident artist at the University of the Arts. She has exhibited her work in and around the Philadelphia area including Abington Art Center, Jenkintown; Flower City Art Center, Rochester; Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia; and the Long Beach Island Foundation, Loveladies. Maryalice attempts to dissect anxiety and awkwardness toward human interactions by making work about her own experiences.

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Juliette Walker (MFA 2022)

Juliette Walker was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and received a BA in Studio Art from Pomona College in 2013. She has completed residencies at the Lussier Community Education Center (Madison, Wisconsin), the International Ceramics Studio (Kecskemét, Hungary), and the Bubbler at the Madison Public Library (Madison, Wisconsin). In 2018, she was awarded a Kindling Fund Award, a grant administered by SPACE gallery (Portland, Maine) as a part of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts’ Regional Regranting Program, to work on a collaborative project involving trading handmade ceramic mugs for stories about home.

Her interests lie in the overlap between craft, participation, design, collaboration, and ideas of the domestic. Her most recent work has consisted of both ceramic light sculptures and installations. Starting with the lamp, she has been investigating both the object and the light, and how they can interact to trace and reinvent spaces.