Of one minute wonders and sustainable paper planes: February’s Art Center alumni notes

Hiroshi Sugimoto's design for for his museum complex in Odawara, Japan

Hiroshi Sugimoto’s design for for his museum complex in Odawara, Japan

From art installations inspired by NASA’S space oddities to a self-styled museum in Japan: Art Center alums have been busy in February. Read on for more details about last month’s alumni accomplishments, including Designmatters’ new alumni engagement efforts.


Dan Goods GRPK 02 was featured in a story on Yahoo News about his work at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).  Yahoo

Satyendra Pakhalé PROD 94 discussed his design process and curiosity in a One Minute Wonder video. One Minute Wonder

Hiroshi Sugimoto PHOT 74 has announced plans to design and build a new museum for his work, the Odawara Art Foundation, which will be located in Odawara Japan. Wall Street Journal Blog

Jennie Warren PHOT 05 collaborated with Welsh singer Cate Le Bon and illustrator Erin Althea and on a series of promotional images for Cate’s upcoming tour. Erin Althea’s Blog


Timothy Clark ILLU 70 is exhibiting a selection of his watercolors at  Lois Wagner Fine Arts in New York. March10th – March 31st. Lois Wagner Fine Arts

Jason Mascow ILLU 97 opened his solo show, The Space Between Instants, on March 8th at the Keystone Gallery in Los Angeles.  March 8th – 18th.  Keystone Gallery

Daniel Rolnik curated an exhibition at Flower Pepper Gallery in Pasadena featuring numerous Art Center alumni. March 1st – April 4th. Facebook


Christopher Marion Thomas ILLU 12 is raising funds for a new collection of works on canvas and was recently featured in an interview on Art Book Guy’s top five artists.  Hatchfund, Art Book Guy


Check out the Designmatters newly revamped Alumni Engagement section on the DM website, to learn about Art Center alumni who are making promising contributions in the arena of social impact design.    You can also use this new section as a gateway to connect to the Designmatters Alumni Group on Facebook as well as, read past Alumni Spotlight Stories.

This month’s Designmatters Alumni Spotlight features Erik Molano GRPH 12.  Erik currently works for Microsoft and is a member of AIGA Seattle, where he organized his first “Paper Plane” Sustainable Design Workshop.

If you are interested in nominating an alumni story or project to be featured in this space, or if you would like to become a mentor, contact Elisa.Ruffino@artcenter.edu or Kristine.Bowne@artcenter.edu.


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