94 Notable alumni of
Bard College

Bard College is 512th in the world, 198th in North America, and 184th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 94 notable alumni from Bard College sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Jonah Hill

    Jonah Hill
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    comedianfilm producervoice actorscreenwriterwriter
    Biography

    Jonah Hill Feldstein is an American actor, filmmaker, and comedian. He is known for his comedic roles in films including Superbad (2007), Knocked Up (2007), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), Funny People (2009), Get Him to the Greek (2010), The Sitter (2011), 21 Jump Street (2012), This Is the End (2013), and 22 Jump Street (2014), as well as his dramatic performances in Moneyball (2011) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013); he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for both of the latter films.

  2. Chevy Chase

    Chevy Chase
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    actorscreenwritercomedianvoice actortelevision presenter
    Biography

    Cornelius Crane "Chevy" Chase is an American comedian, writer, and actor. Born into a prominent family, he had a variety of jobs before moving into comedy and started acting with National Lampoon. He became a key cast member in the first season of Saturday Night Live, where his recurring Weekend Update segment became a staple of the show. As both a performer and a writer, he earned three Primetime Emmy Awards out of five nominations.

  3. Peter Sarsgaard

    Peter Sarsgaard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    stage actorfilm actoractorvoice actor
    Biography

    John Peter Sarsgaard is an American actor. His first feature role was in Dead Man Walking in 1995. He then appeared in the 1998 independent films Another Day in Paradise and Desert Blue. That same year, Sarsgaard received a substantial role in The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), playing Raoul, the ill-fated son of Athos. Sarsgaard later achieved critical recognition when he was cast in Boys Don't Cry (1999) as John Lotter. He landed his first leading role in the 2001 film The Center of the World. The following year, he played supporting roles in Empire, The Salton Sea, and K-19: The Widowmaker.

  4. Ronan Farrow

    Ronan Farrow
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Enrolled in Bard College
    Studied in 1999
    In 2004 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in philosophy
    Occupations
    lawyerjuristjournalisthuman rights activist
    Biography

    Satchel Ronan O'Sullivan Farrow is an Irish-American journalist. The son of actress Mia Farrow and filmmaker Woody Allen, he is known for his investigative reporting of allegations of sexual abuse against film producer Harvey Weinstein, which was published in the magazine The New Yorker. For this reporting, the magazine won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, sharing the award with The New York Times. Farrow's subsequent investigations exposed other allegations against politician Eric Schneiderman, media executive Les Moonves, and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

  5. Blythe Danner

    Blythe Danner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actorstage actorvoice actorenvironmentalist
    Biography

    Blythe Katherine Danner is an American actress. She is the recipient of several accolades, including two Primetime Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Izzy Huffstodt on Huff (2004–2006), and a Tony Award for Best Actress for her performance in Butterflies Are Free on Broadway (1969–1972). Danner was twice nominated for the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for portraying Marilyn Truman on Will & Grace (2001–06; 2018–20), and the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her roles in We Were the Mulvaneys (2002) and Back When We Were Grownups (2004). For the latter, she also received a Golden Globe Award nomination.

  6. Adam Yauch

    Adam Yauch
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-2012 (aged 48)
    Occupations
    record producersingerfilm directorsinger-songwriterguitarist
    Biography

    Adam Nathaniel Yauch, better known under the stage name MCA, was an American rapper, bass player, filmmaker and a founding member of the hip hop group Beastie Boys.

  7. Larry Hagman

    Larry Hagman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1931-2012 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm directorfilm producerwriter
    Biography

    Larry Martin Hagman was an American film and television actor, director, and producer, best known for playing ruthless oil baron J. R. Ewing in the 1978–1991 primetime television soap opera Dallas and the befuddled astronaut Major Anthony Nelson in the 1965–1970 sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. Hagman had supporting roles in numerous films, including Fail-Safe, Harry and Tonto, S.O.B., Nixon, and Primary Colors. His television appearances also included guest roles on dozens of shows spanning from the late 1950s until his death, and a reprise of his signature role on the 2012 revival of Dallas. Hagman also worked as a television producer and director. He was the son of actress Mary Martin. Hagman underwent a life-saving liver transplant in 1995. He died on November 23, 2012, from complications of acute myeloid leukemia.

  8. Adrian Grenier

    Adrian Grenier
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    film producertelevision actorfilm actorfilm directoractor
    Biography

    Adrian Sean Grenier is an American actor, producer, director and musician. He is best known for his portrayal of Vincent Chase in the television series Entourage (2004–2011). He has appeared in films such as Drive Me Crazy (1999), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Trash Fire (2016) and Marauders (2016). In 2021 he stars in the Netflix series Clickbait.

  9. Gaby Hoffmann

    Gaby Hoffmann
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorstage actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Gabrielle Mary Antonia Hoffmann is an American film and television actress best known for her roles in Transparent and Girls, which garnered her three Primetime Emmy Award nominations. She found initial success as a child actress in Field of Dreams, Uncle Buck, and Sleepless in Seattle along with Now and Then, Volcano, All I Wanna Do, and 200 Cigarettes as a teenager.

  10. Lola Glaudini

    Lola Glaudini
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Lola Glaudini is an American actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Elle Greenaway on CBS's Criminal Minds and for her role as Deborah Ciccerone-Waldrup on HBO's The Sopranos.

  11. Donald Fagen

    Donald Fagen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    singer-songwritersingerpianistrecord producerjazz musician
    Biography

    Donald Jay Fagen is an American musician best known as the co-founder, lead singer, co-songwriter, and keyboardist of the band Steely Dan, formed in the early 1970s with musical partner Walter Becker. In addition to his work with Steely Dan, Fagen has released four solo albums. He began his solo career in 1982 with the album The Nightfly, which was nominated for seven Grammy Awards. In 2001, Fagen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Steely Dan. Following Becker's death in 2017, Fagen has continued to tour as the only official member of Steely Dan.

  12. Tracy Nelson

    Tracy Nelson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actorstage actor
    Biography

    Tracy Kristine Nelson is an American actress. From a long line of entertainers, she is the daughter of musician Ricky Nelson and actress and painter Kristin Nelson.

  13. Lola Kirke

    Lola Kirke
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    film actortelevision actorstage actoractor
    Biography

    Lola Clementine Kirke is an English-born American actress and singer-songwriter. She starred in the 2015 film Mistress America and the Amazon Studios television series Mozart in the Jungle. She also played a supporting role in Gone Girl (2014) and American Woman (2019).

  14. Jordan Bridges

    Jordan Bridges
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    film actortelevision actoractor
    Biography

    Jordan Bridges is an American actor. Best Known as Frankie Rizzoli on Rizzoli & Isles (2010-2016).

  15. Walter Becker

    Walter Becker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-2017 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    guitaristsongwriterjazz guitaristrecord producercomposer
    Biography

    Walter Carl Becker was an American musician, songwriter, and record producer. He was best known as the co-founder, guitarist, bassist, and co-songwriter of the jazz rock band Steely Dan.

  16. Alexandra Wentworth

    Alexandra Wentworth
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    actorstage actortelevision actorfilm actorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Alexandra "Ali" Wentworth is an American actress, comedian, author, and producer.

  17. Todd Haynes

    Todd Haynes
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    actorfilm directorscreenwriterfilm producertelevision director
    Biography

    Todd Haynes is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. His films span four decades with themes examining the personalities of well-known musicians, dysfunctional and dystopian societies, and blurred gender roles.

  18. Adam Conover

    Adam Conover
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    television presentercomedianWikipedian
    Biography

    Adam Conover is an American comedian, writer, voice actor, and television host. He created and hosted the half-hour truTV show Adam Ruins Everything, based on the CollegeHumor series of the same name. He is also the host of the American version of The Crystal Maze on Nickelodeon.

  19. Gia Coppola

    Gia Coppola
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    film directorplaywrightactorscreenwriterwriter
    Biography

    Gian-Carla "Gia" Coppola is an American film director and screenwriter. She is a granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola, the daughter of Jacqui de la Fontaine and Gian-Carlo Coppola and the niece of Roman Coppola and Sofia Coppola.

  20. Matt Taibbi

    Matt Taibbi
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    journalistwritereditorial columnist
    Biography

    Matthew C. Taibbi is an American author, journalist, and podcaster. He has reported on finance, media, politics, and sports. He is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone, author of several books, co-host of Useful Idiots, and publisher of a newsletter on Substack.

  21. Raphael Bob-Waksberg

    Raphael Bob-Waksberg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    voice actoractortelevision actorscreenwritertelevision producer
    Biography

    Raphael Matthew Bob-Waksberg is an American comedian, writer, producer, actor, and voice actor. He is known as the creator and showrunner of the Netflix animated comedy series BoJack Horseman and the Amazon Prime Video animated series Undone. He is also an executive producer on the Netflix/Adult Swim animated series Tuca & Bertie, created by BoJack Horseman production designer Lisa Hanawalt.

  22. Chris Claremont

    Chris Claremont
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    writerscience fiction writerfilm actor
    Biography

    Christopher S. Claremont is a British-born American comic book writer and novelist, known for his 17-year stint on Uncanny X-Men from 1975 to 1991, far longer than that of any other writer, during which he is credited with developing strong female characters as well as introducing complex literary themes into superhero narratives, turning the once underachieving comic into one of Marvel's most popular series.

  23. Richard M. Sherman

    Richard M. Sherman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1928-.. (age 94)
    Occupations
    songwritercomposerscreenwriteractor
    Biography

    Richard Morton Sherman is an American songwriter who specialized in musical films with his brother Robert B. Sherman. According to the official Walt Disney Company website and independent fact checkers, "the Sherman Brothers were responsible for more motion picture musical song scores than any other songwriting team in film history."

  24. Robert B. Sherman

    Robert B. Sherman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1925-2012 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    songwritercomposerscreenwriteressayistplaywright
    Biography

    Robert Bernard Sherman was an American songwriter, best known for his work in musical films with his brother, Richard M. Sherman. The Sherman brothers produced more motion picture song scores than any other songwriting team in film history. Some of their songs were incorporated into live action and animation musical films including Mary Poppins, The Happiest Millionaire, The Jungle Book, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Slipper and the Rose, and Charlotte's Web. Their best-known work is "It's a Small World (After All)," possibly the most performed song (in public) in history.

  25. Christian Scheider

    Christian Scheider
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Christian Scheider is an American writer, filmmaker & theater-maker.

  26. Carolee Schneemann

    Carolee Schneemann
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-2019 (aged 80)
    Enrolled in Bard College
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    performance artistchoreographerpainteruniversity teachergraphic artist
    Biography

    Carolee Schneemann was an American visual experimental artist, known for her multi-media works on the body, narrative, sexuality and gender. She received a B.A. in poetry and philosophy from Bard College and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois. Originally a painter in the Abstract Expressionist tradition, Schneeman was uninterested in the masculine heroism of New York painters of the time and turned to performance-based work, primarily characterized by research into visual traditions, taboos, and the body of the individual in relation to social bodies. Although renowned for her work in performance and other media, Schneemann began her career as a painter, stating, "I'm a painter. I'm still a painter and I will die a painter. Everything that I have developed has to do with extending visual principles off the canvas." Her works have been shown at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the London National Film Theatre, and many other venues.

  27. Olivia Cole

    Olivia Cole
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-2018 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    actorstage actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Olivia Carlena Cole was an American actress, best known for her Emmy Award-winning role in the 1977 miniseries Roots. She was the first African American to win in the Emmy category of best-supporting-actress in a miniseries.

  28. Sonita Alizadeh

    Sonita Alizadeh
    Born in
    Afghanistan Flag Afghanistan
    Years
    1996-.. (age 26)
    Occupations
    rapperwomen's rights activistcomposer
    Biography

    Sonita Alizadeh is an Afghan rapper and activist who has been vocal against forced marriages. Alizadeh first gained attention when she released "Brides for Sale," a video in which she raps about daughters being sold into marriage by their families. With the help of Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, an Iranian documentary filmmaker who over three years documented her story in the film Sonita, Alizadeh filmed the video to escape a marriage her parents were planning for her, even though it is illegal for women to sing solo in Iran, where she was living at the time. After releasing the video on YouTube, Alizadeh was contacted by the Strongheart Group, which offered her a student visa and financial help to come and study in the United States of America, where she then relocated and has resided since. In 2015, she was listed as one of BBC's 100 Women.

  29. James Cox Chambers

    James Cox Chambers
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950s
    Occupations
    choreographeractordancer
    Biography

    James Cox Chambers is an American billionaire heir, renewable energy businessman, biodynamic farmer, and filmmaker. As of May 2022, his net worth was estimated at US$4.7 billion

  30. Maury Ginsberg

    Maury Ginsberg
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Maury Ginsberg is an American theater, film and television actor. He is best known for his recurring roles as Steven Benowitz on season 2 of Jessica Jones and Simon White on season 2 of NBC's Manifest. Ginsberg is a graduate of Bard College and resides in the New York metro area.

  31. Nick Zinner

    Nick Zinner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    photographermusicianguitaristsongwriterrecord producer
    Biography

    Nicholas Joseph Zinner is an American guitarist for the New York rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs and a record producer. Zinner is an accomplished photographer.

  32. Molly Ostertag

    Molly Ostertag
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    artistcartoonistwriter
    Biography

    Molly Knox Ostertag is an American cartoonist and writer, known for her webcomic Strong Female Protagonist, her middle grade graphic novel series (The Witch Boy, The Hidden Witch, and The Midwinter Witch), and for her work on the series Tales of the Night Watchman. She was named one of Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 in 2021.

  33. Harry Dodge

    Harry Dodge
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    sculptor
    Biography

    Harry Dodge is an American sculptor, performer, video artist, professor, and writer.

  34. Asher Edelman

    Asher Edelman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    financierart dealer
    Biography

    Asher Barry Edelman is an American financier.

  35. Jonathan Rosenbaum

    Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    film criticjournalist
    Biography

    Jonathan Rosenbaum is an American film critic and author. Rosenbaum was the head film critic for The Chicago Reader from 1987 to 2008, when he retired. He has published and edited numerous books about cinema and has contributed to notable film publications Cahiers du cinéma and Film Comment.

  36. Lucian Wintrich

    Lucian Wintrich
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    journalistphotographer
    Biography

    Lucian Baxter Wintrich IV is an American writer, speaker, and the former White House correspondent for the far-right news and opinion site The Gateway Pundit. He was among the first members of the White House Press Corps to be openly gay and one of the youngest.

  37. Albert Jay Nock

    Albert Jay Nock
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1870-1945 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    essayistjournalistautobiographersociologistbiographer
    Biography

    Albert Jay Nock was an American libertarian author, editor first of The Freeman and then The Nation, educational theorist, Georgist, and social critic of the early and middle 20th century. He was an outspoken opponent of the New Deal, and served as a fundamental inspiration for the modern libertarian and conservative movements, cited as an influence by William F. Buckley Jr. He was one of the first Americans to self-identify as "libertarian". His best-known books are Memoirs of a Superfluous Man and Our Enemy, the State.

  38. Juliana Huxtable

    Juliana Huxtable
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    visual artistdisc jockeyperformance artistphotographer
    Biography

    Juliana Huxtable is an American artist, writer, performer, DJ, and co-founder of the New York-based nightlife project Shock Value. Huxtable has exhibited and performed at a number of venues including Reena Spaulings Fine Art, Project Native Informant, Artists Space, the New Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, and Institute of Contemporary Arts. Huxtable's multidisciplinary art practice explores a number of projects, such as the internet, the body, history, and text, often through a process she calls "conditioning." Huxtable is a published author of two books and a member of the New York City-based collective House of Ladosha. She previously lived and worked in New York City, and has been based in Berlin since 2020.

  39. Michael Tolkin

    Michael Tolkin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    writerfilm directorscreenwriternovelist
    Biography

    Michael L. Tolkin is an American filmmaker and novelist. He has written numerous screenplays, including The Player (1992), which he adapted from his novel of the same name (1988), and for which he received the Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay (1993) and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. The Return of the Player, followed (2006).

  40. Eli Pariser

    Eli Pariser
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    writerpeace activistbusinessperson
    Biography

    Eli Pariser is an author, activist, and entrepreneur. He has stated that his focus is "how to make technology and media serve democracy". He became executive director of MoveOn.org in 2004, where he helped pioneer the practice of online citizen engagement. He is the co-founder of Upworthy, a website for meaningful viral content, and Avaaz, a global citizen's organization. His bestselling book, The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You, introduced the term “filter bubble” to the lexicon. He is currently an Omidyar Fellow at the New America and co-directs the Civic Signals project at the National Conference on Citizenship.

  41. Sadie Benning

    Sadie Benning
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    videographervisual artistmusicianpaintertelevision producer
    Biography

    Sadie T. Benning is an American artist, who has worked primarily in video, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and sound. Benning creates experimental films and explores a variety of themes including surveillance, gender, ambiguity, transgression, play, intimacy, and identity. They became a known artist as a teenager, with their short films made with a PixelVision camera that have been described as "video diaries".

  42. Anne Bogart

    Anne Bogart
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    theatrical directorplaywrightwriter
    Biography

    Anne Bogart is an American theatre and opera director. She is currently one of the Artistic Directors of SITI Company, which she founded with Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki in 1992. She is a Professor at Columbia University where she runs the Graduate Directing Concentration and is the author of three books of essays on theater making: A Director Prepares; And Then, You Act; What's the Story; and The Art of Resonance. She is a co-author, with Tina Landau of The Viewpoints Book, a "practical guide" to Viewpoints training and devising techniques. Conversations with Anne, a collection of interviews she has conducted with various notable artists was published in March 2012.

  43. Ashim Ahluwalia

    Ashim Ahluwalia
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    film directorfilm producerscreenwriter
    Biography

    Ashim Ahluwalia is a film director and screenwriter. He made his directorial debut with the feature-length documentary John & Jane (2005), which had a world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and a European premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival, and won him the 2005 National Film Award for Best First Non-Feature Film of a Director. This was followed by his first narrative feature film Miss Lovely, premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. which won him India's National Film Award – Special Jury Award (Feature film), and Best Production Design at the 61st National Film Awards.

  44. Daniel Pinkwater

    Daniel Pinkwater
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    writerchildren's writer
    Biography

    Daniel Manus Pinkwater is an American author of children's books and young adult fiction. His books include Lizard Music, The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death, Fat Men from Space, Borgel, and the picture book The Big Orange Splot. He has also written an adult novel, The Afterlife Diet, and essay collections derived from his talks on National Public Radio.

  45. Tom Begich

    Tom Begich
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Thomas Scott Begich is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Alaska Senate. He has represented District J since January 2017.

  46. Christine Sun Kim

    Christine Sun Kim
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Enrolled in Bard College
    Studied in 2013
    Occupations
    sound artist
    Biography

    Christine Sun Kim is an American sound artist based in Berlin. Working predominantly in drawing, performance, and video, Kim's practice considers how sound operates in society. Musical notation, written language, American Sign Language (ASL), and the use of the body are all recurring elements in her work. Her work has been exhibited in major cultural institutions internationally, including in the Museum of Modern Art's first exhibition about sound in 2013 and the Whitney Biennial in 2019. She was named a TED Fellow in both 2013 and 2015, a Director's Fellow at MIT Media Lab in 2015, and a Ford Foundation Disability Futures Fellow in 2020.

  47. Elliott Sharp

    Elliott Sharp
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    composerclarinetistsaxophonistguitaristjazz guitarist
    Biography

    Elliott Sharp is an American contemporary classical composer, multi-instrumentalist, and performer.

  48. Jeanne Lee

    Jeanne Lee
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-2000 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    singerjazz musicianwriterchoreographer
    Biography

    Jeanne Lee was an American jazz singer, poet and composer. Best known for a wide range of vocal styles she mastered, Lee collaborated with numerous distinguished composers and performers who included Gunter Hampel, Andrew Cyrille, Ran Blake, Carla Bley, Anthony Braxton, Marion Brown, Archie Shepp, Mal Waldron, and many others.

  49. Anthony Hecht

    Anthony Hecht
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1923-2004 (aged 81)
    Enrolled in Bard College
    Studied in 1944
    Occupations
    poetwriter
    Biography

    Anthony Evan Hecht was an American poet. His work combined a deep interest in form with a passionate desire to confront the horrors of 20th century history, with the Second World War, in which he fought, and the Holocaust being recurrent themes in his work.

  50. David Horvitz

    David Horvitz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    artistphotographerconceptual artistvideo artistfilmmaker
    Biography

    David Horvitz is an American artist who uses art books, photography, performance art, and mail art as media for his work. He is known for his work in the virtual sphere. Horvitz is a graduate from Bard College.

  51. Layli Long Soldier

    Layli Long Soldier
    Occupations
    poet
    Biography

    Layli Long Soldier is an Oglala Lakota poet, writer, feminist, artist, and activist.

  52. Chidi Chike Achebe

    Chidi Chike Achebe
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    business executive
    Biography

    Chidi Chike Achebe is a Nigerian-American physician executive. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of AIDE (African Integrated Development Enterprise). AIDE is a Boston based organization dedicated to the development of the African continent. Dr. Achebe has also served as the president and CEO of Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center, Medical Director of Whittier Street Health Center and as assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine Tufts University School of Medicine– all in Boston, Massachusetts. Achebe also serves as medical consultant; Clean water for kids – an NGO that brings fresh water to underserved communities in Liberia; and advisor for Tesfa Health, Bahirdar, Ethiopia.

  53. Ran Blake

    Ran Blake
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1935-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    music pedagoguejazz musicianuniversity teacherpianistcomposer
    Biography

    Ran Blake is an American pianist, composer, and educator. He is known for his unique style that combines blues, gospel, classical, and film noir influences into an innovative and dark jazz sound. His career spans over 40 recording credits on jazz albums along with more than 40 years of teaching jazz at the New England Conservatory of Music, where he started the Department of Third Stream (now called the Department of Contemporary Improvisation) with Gunther Schuller.

  54. Chaya Czernowin

    Chaya Czernowin
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogueuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Chaya Czernowin is an Israeli American composer, and Walter Bigelow Rosen Professor of Music at Harvard University.

  55. Nayland Blake

    Nayland Blake
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    visual artistdrawerphotographerwritervideo artist
    Biography

    Nayland Blake is an American artist whose focus is on interracial attraction, same-sex love, and intolerance of the prejudice toward them. Their mixed-media work has been variously described as disturbing, provocative, elusive, tormented, sinister, hysterical, brutal, and tender.

  56. John Yau

    John Yau
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    screenwriterpoetauthorwriterjournalist
    Biography

    John Yau is an American poet and critic who lives in New York City. He received his B.A. from Bard College in 1972 and his M.F.A. from Brooklyn College in 1978. He has published over 50 books of poetry, artists' books, fiction, and art criticism.

  57. Baron Von Fancy

    Baron Von Fancy
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    fashion designer
    Biography

    Gordon Stevenson, known as Baron Von Fancy for certain artistic and commercial purposes, is a multimedia artist who lives and works in New York City.

  58. Andrew Zwicker

    Andrew Zwicker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Enrolled in Bard College
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Andrew P. Zwicker is an American physicist and politician who has served in the New Jersey Senate from the 16th Legislative District since 2022. He previously served in the New Jersey General Assembly representing the 16th District from 2016 to 2022. Zwicker was a candidate for the United States House of Representatives in New Jersey's 12th congressional district in 2014. He is a member of the Democratic Party as well as the head of the Science Education Department of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

  59. László Z. Bitó

    László Z. Bitó
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1934-2021 (aged 87)
    Enrolled in Bard College
    Studied in 1960
    Occupations
    writerphysicianophthalmologistphysiologist
    Biography

    László Z. Bitó was a Hungarian physiologist and writer. As a researcher, he developed a medication for glaucoma. As a writer, he wrote novels and essays.

  60. Martine Syms

    Martine Syms
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    artistfilmmaker
    Biography

    Martine Syms is an American artist based in Los Angeles who works in publishing, video, installation, and performance. Her work focuses on identity and the portrayal of the self in relation to themes such as feminism and black culture. This is often explored through humour and social commentary. Syms coined the term "conceptual entrepreneur" in 2007 to characterize her practice.

  61. Tschabalala Self

    Tschabalala Self
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Tschabalala Self is an American artist best known for her depictions of Black female figures using paint, fabric, and discarded pieces of her previous works. Though she uses mixed media, all of her works are on canvas and employ a "painting language." Inspired by works done by an African-American artist, Romare Bearden, Tschabalala Self creates collages of various items that she has collected over time and sews them together to depict black female bodies that "defy the narrow spaces in which they are forced to exist", which she derives from the history behind the African-American struggle and oppression in society. Self reclaims the black female body and portrays them to be free of stereotypes without having to fear being punished. Her goal is to "create alternative narratives around the black body". Much of Self's work uses elements from black culture to construct quilt-like portraits.

  62. Juliana Spahr

    Juliana Spahr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    poetwriterliterary critic
    Biography

    Juliana Spahr is an American poet, critic, and editor. She is the recipient of the 2009 Hardison Poetry Prize awarded by the Folger Shakespeare Library to honor a U.S. poet whose art and teaching demonstrate great imagination and daring.

  63. Chus Martínez

    Chus Martínez
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Enrolled in Bard College
    In 2001 graduated with Master of Arts in curatorial studies
    Occupations
    art historianphilosopherwriterexhibition curator
    Biography

    Chus Martínez is a Spanish curator, art historian, and writer. She is currently the director of the Art Institute at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel, where she also runs the Institute’s exhibition space Der Tank. Additionally, Martínez is the artistic director of Ocean Space, Venice, a space spearheaded by TBA21–Academy that promotes ocean literacy, research, and advocacy through the arts. In 2017, Martínez was curator of KölnSkulptur #9. She sits on the advisory boards of numerous international art institutions, including Castello di Rivoli, Turin; De Appel, Amsterdam; Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin; and Museum der Moderne, Salzburg.

  64. Charlotte Dean

    Charlotte Dean
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    illustrator
    Biography

    Charlotte Dean is a writer, illustrator, and visual artist known for writing and co-directing the show Charlotte's Shorts, along with Emmy award writer, director, and producer Tracy Newman.

  65. Pierre Joris

    Pierre Joris
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    translatorpoetanthologistessayistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Pierre Joris is a Luxembourg-American poet, essayist, translator, and anthologist. He has moved between Europe, North Africa & the US for 55 years, publishing over 80 books of poetry, essays, translations & anthologies — most recently Fox-trails, -tales & -trots: Poems & Proses (Black Fountain Press), the translations Memory Rose into Threshold Speech: The Collected Earlier Poetry of Paul Celan (FSG) & Microliths: Posthumous Prose of Paul Celan (CMP) & A City Full of Voices: Essays on the Work of Robert Kelly. Earlier, Arabia (not so) Deserta (Essays, Spuyten Duyvil 2019), Conversations in the Pyrenees with Adonis (CMP 2018), & The Book of U/ Le livre des cormorans (with Nicole Peyrafitte, Simoncini 2017).

  66. Deborah Sussman

    Deborah Sussman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1931-2014 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    graphic designerdesigner
    Biography

    Deborah Sussman was an American designer and a pioneer in the field of environmental graphic design. Her work incorporated graphic design into architectural and public spaces.

  67. Xaviera Simmons

    Xaviera Simmons
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    artistphotographervisual artist
    Biography

    Xaviera Simmons is an American contemporary artist. She works in photography, performance, painting, video, sound art, sculpture, and installation. Since 2019 she has been a visiting professor and lecturer at Harvard University, where she is also a Solomon Fellow Simmons has stated in her lectures and writings that she is a descendant of Black American enslaved persons, European Colonizers and Indigenous persons through the institution of chattel slavery on both sides of her family's lineage.

  68. Jedediah Berry

    Jedediah Berry
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    novelistwriter
    Biography

    Jedediah Berry is an American writer. He is the author of a novel, The Manual of Detection (2009).

  69. Henry Alford

    Henry Alford
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    journalistwriter
    Biography

    Henry Alford is a humorist and journalist who has written for The New Yorker magazine for more than two decades. A former columnist for The New York Times and contributing editor to Vanity Fair, he is the author of six books, including How to Live and Big Kiss, an account of his attempts to become a working actor, which won a Thurber Prize.

  70. Michael Jeffrey Shapiro

    Michael Jeffrey Shapiro
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    composerconducting
    Biography

    Michael Jeffrey Shapirois an American composer, conductor, and author.

  71. Alva Rogers

    Alva Rogers
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in Bard College
    Graduated with Master of Arts in teaching
    Occupations
    writerperforming artistactorvisual artistsinger
    Biography

    Alva Rogers is an American playwright, composer, actor, vocalist, and arts educator. She is known for the use of dolls and puppetry in interdisciplinary work. Rogers performed in the role of Eula Peazant in Julie Dash's 1991 film Daughters of the Dust. and was a vocalist in the New York City alternative rock band Band of Susans.

  72. Elio Fox

    Elio Fox
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    poker player
    Biography

    Elio Fox is an American professional poker player whose first World Series of Poker in the money finish was the 2011 World Series of Poker Europe main event that he won. He has played online, where he is a high-stakes No limit Texas hold'em rebuy specialist, since 2009 but had his first notable live play results in 2011. Prior to the World Series of Poker bracelet that he won at the 2011 WSOP Europe, his best live event finish was the 224-player $10,000 + $300 July 12 – 19, 2011 Bellagio Cup VII victory for a prize of $669,692. The event's final table included Ted Forrest, William Thorson and Brandon Cantu. Fox' other previous live event victory was the 251-player $1,590 June 24 – 26, 2011 Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza III No-Limit Hold'em Event 30 for a prize of $87,192.

  73. Candice Hopkins

    Candice Hopkins
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Enrolled in Bard College
    In 2003 graduated with Master of Arts in curatorial studies
    Occupations
    artistwritercurator
    Biography

    Candice Hopkins is a Carcross/Tagish First Nation independent curator, writer, and researcher who predominantly explores areas of indigenous history, and art.

  74. David Rolf

    David Rolf
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    trade unionist
    Biography

    David Rolf is an American labor leader, writer, and speaker. He was the Founding President of Seattle-based Local 775 of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which represents health care workers, and formerly served as international vice president of SEIU. He is the author of The Fight for Fifteen: The Right Wage for a Working America (New Press, 2016) about the movement by low-wage workers to earn a higher minimum wage, and A Roadmap to Rebuilding Worker Power (The Century Foundation, 2018). Rolf was a founder of the Fair Work Center in Seattle, Working Washington, The Workers Lab in Oakland, and the SEIU 775 Benefits Group.

  75. Jack Lewis

    Jack Lewis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    singersongwriter
    Biography

    Jack Lewis is an American musician and artist. He was born and raised on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. He is the younger brother of Jeffrey Lewis, whom he has often performed and recorded with. Jack Lewis is now based in Portland, Oregon and currently is a long term substitute at Woodrow Wilson High School.

  76. Gary Robinson

    Gary Robinson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Gary Robinson is an American software engineer and mathematician and inventor notable for his mathematical algorithms to fight spam. In addition, he patented a method to use web browser cookies to track consumers across different web sites, allowing marketers to better match advertisements with consumers. The patent was bought by DoubleClick, and then DoubleClick was bought by Google. He is credited as being one of the first to use automated collaborative filtering technologies to turn word-of-mouth recommendations into useful data.

  77. Brandon Grove

    Brandon Grove
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1929-2016 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Brandon Hambright Grove Jr. was the United States Ambassador to the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) and Zaire (1984–87) and served on the board of directors of the American Academy of Diplomacy.

  78. Nat Gertler

    Nat Gertler
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Enrolled in Bard College
    Studied in 1980-1983
    Occupations
    writereditorpublisher
    Biography

    Nat Gertler is an American writer known for his comic books and his books about comics, including four on Charles Schulz's Peanuts. Gertler is the publisher of About Comics, and founded an annual cartoonists' challenge, 24 Hour Comics Day. He has been nominated for two Eisner Awards. Gertler made a guest appearance on the comic review show Atop The Fourth Wall as himself.

  79. Andrew Durbin

    Andrew Durbin
    Occupations
    poet
    Biography

    Andrew Durbin is an American poet, novelist, and editor. He currently serves as Editor in Chief of Frieze Magazine. Prior to his position at Frieze, he co-founded Company Gallery and served as the Talks Curator at the Poetry Project. He is a co-editor at Wonder press and is the author of two books and several chapbooks. He lives and works in London.

  80. Jewell Jackson McCabe

    Jewell Jackson McCabe
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Jewell Jackson McCabe is an American feminist, business executive, social and political activist. She was a leader of, and spokesperson for, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women's movement in the mid to late 1970s in New York City and for the national movement throughout the United States in the early 1980s into the 1990s, as founder of the organization which grew out of her New York City stewardship. In 1993 she became the first woman in 84 years to be in serious contention for the presidency of the civil rights organizations NAACP. Distinguished as an activist Jewell collaborated with several leading African American women leaders of varied and often opposing political ideologies who had in common their opposition to the million man march for excluding black women, including Angela Davis.

  81. Serkan Özkaya

    Serkan Özkaya
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    artistconceptual artist
    Biography

    Serkan Özkaya is a Turkish-American conceptual artist whose work deals with topics of appropriation and reproduction. He typically operates outside of traditional art spaces and often makes multiple versions of even his own work including his most noted work David (inspired by Michelangelo). Özkaya's artworks are held in the permanent collections of the İstanbul Modern, Borusan Contemporary Art, and Arter in Istanbul, as well as three different 21c Museum Hotels locations—Louisville, Kentucky; Bentonville, Arkansas; and Nashville, Tennessee.

  82. Laida Lertxundi

    Laida Lertxundi
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    film directoruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Laida Lertxundi is an artist, filmmaker and professor of fine arts based in the United States and The Basque Country, Spain.

  83. Jah Levi

    Jah Levi
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    musician
    Biography

    Jah Levi is a music producer and multi-instrumentalist songwriter, bandleader, luthier and archivist of folk and world music.

  84. Kazys Varnelis

    Kazys Varnelis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    architect
    Biography

    Kazys Varnelis is an American historian and theorist of architecture, specialising in network culture. He is Director of the Network Architecture Lab at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and a founding member of conceptual architecture practice AUDC.

  85. Laurel Ptak

    Laurel Ptak
    Enrolled in Bard College
    In 2011 graduated with Master of Arts in curatorial studies
    Occupations
    curator
    Biography

    Laurel Ptak is an artist, curator, writer and educator based in New York City.

  86. Kambui Olujimi

    Kambui Olujimi
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    visual artist
    Biography

    Kambui Olujimi is a New York-based visual artist working across disciplines using installation, photography, performance, tapestry, works on paper, video, large sculptures and painting. His artwork reflects on public discourse, mythology, historical narrative, social practices, exchange, mediated cultures, resilience and autonomy.

  87. Gilda Lyons

    Gilda Lyons
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Gilda Lyons is an American composer, vocalist, and visual artist who writes music that “combines elements of renaissance, neo-baroque, spectral, agitprop Music Theater, and extended vocalism”.

  88. Andriy Budnyi

    Andriy Budnyi
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Andriy Budnyi is a Ukrainian footballer.

  89. Donn O'Meara

    Donn O'Meara
    Years
    1924-2004 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    anthropologistlinguist
    Biography

    Donn O'Meara was an author, linguist and anthropologist. His most well known book, Living Jewish was published in 1972.

  90. Elie A. Shneour

    Elie A. Shneour
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1925-2015 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    researcherbiochemist
    Biography

    Elie Alexis Shneour was a French-born American neurochemist, biophysicist and author.

  91. Eve Heller

    Eve Heller
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    filmmakerfilm producertranslator
    Biography

    Eve Heller, born in 1961 in Amherst, is an American filmmaker based in Vienna, Austria.

  92. Daniella Ohad Smith

    Daniella Ohad Smith
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    historianart historian
    Biography

    Daniella Ohad is an American-Israeli design historian, educator, writer, and influencer. She teaches history of design, material culture, design connoisseurship, and design culture at Parsons School of Design and New York School of Interior Design in New York City. Ohad has curated and moderated educational talks and panels at Design Miami, the Museum of Arts and Design, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 92nd Street Y, AIA New York | Center for Architecture, the New York School of Interior Design, and Sotheby's. Her articles and essays have been published in academic journals and magazines, she has hosted a talk show on design and architecture, created documentaries, and curated private design collections. Her essay Hotel Design in British Mandate Palestine: Modernism and the Zionist Vision received a special mention from the jury of the Premio Bruno Zevi in 2010.

  93. Cecilia Berkovic

    Cecilia Berkovic
    Occupations
    multimedia artist
    Biography

    Cecilia Berkovic is a Toronto-based mixed media artist, sculptor and graphic designer.

  94. Gabi Ngcobo

    Gabi Ngcobo
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Enrolled in Bard College
    In 2010 graduated with Master of Arts in curatorial studies
    Occupations
    curatorartist
    Biography

    Gabi Ngcobo is a South African curator, artist and educator. Currently she is the Curatorial Director at the Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria.