28 Notable alumni of
Massachusetts College of Art and Design

The Massachusetts College of Art and Design is 1289th in the world, 470th in North America, and 443rd in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 28 notable alumni from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Katya Zamolodchikova

    Katya Zamolodchikova
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    drag queenactorcomedianinternet celebrity
    Biography

    Brian Joseph McCook, known by his drag persona Yekaterina Petrovna Zamolodchikova, or mononymously as Katya (Russian: Катя), is an American drag queen, actor, author, recording artist, and comedian. Katya is best known for placing fifth on the seventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race and placing as runner-up on the second season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, as well as for appearing in the World of Wonder web series UNHhhh and the Viceland series The Trixie & Katya Show with co-host and fellow season 7 alum Trixie Mattel. In June 2019, a panel of judges from New York magazine placed Katya 13th on their list of "the most powerful drag queens in America", a ranking of 100 former Drag Race contestants.

  2. Hal Hartley

    Hal Hartley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwritertheatrical directormusicianauthor
    Biography

    Hal Hartley is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and composer who became a key figure in the American independent film movement of the 1980s and '90s. He is best known for his films The Unbelievable Truth, Trust, Simple Men, Amateur and Henry Fool, which are notable for deadpan humour and offbeat characters quoting philosophical dialogue.

  3. Charlie Hides

    Charlie Hides
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    drag queenactorcomedianYouTubercostume designer
    Biography

    Charlie Hides is an American-born drag queen, impersonator, actor, and comedian. Hides is known for his YouTube channel, and his participation in the ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Following live performances in London clubs, Hides started a YouTube channel in March 2011. He has produced hundreds of videos satirizing popular culture, and impersonating celebrities such as Cher, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Lana Del Rey.

  4. Ben Edlund

    Ben Edlund
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    writerscreenwriterexecutive producer
    Biography

    Ben Edlund is an American cartoonist, screenwriter, television producer, and television director. Prior to his involvement in TV, he was best known as the creator of the satirical superhero character The Tick.

  5. William Wegman

    William Wegman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    photographerartistpainter
    Biography

    William Wegman is an American artist best known for creating series of compositions involving dogs, primarily his own Weimaraners in various costumes and poses.

  6. Christian Marclay

    Christian Marclay
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    composervisual artistphotographer
    Biography

    Christian Marclay is a visual artist and composer. He holds both American and Swiss nationality.

  7. Sean Murphy

    Sean Murphy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    screenwritercomics artist
    Biography

    Sean Gordon Murphy is an American comic book creator known for work on books such as Joe the Barbarian with Grant Morrison, Chrononauts with Mark Millar, American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest and The Wake with Scott Snyder, and Tokyo Ghost with Rick Remender. He has also written and drawn the miniseries Punk Rock Jesus, as well as Batman: White Knight and its sequel Curse of the White Knight.

  8. Albert Henry Munsell

    Albert Henry Munsell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1858-1931 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    painterinventorteacher
    Biography

    Albert Henry Munsell was an American painter, teacher of art, and the inventor of the Munsell color system.

  9. Tony Millionaire

    Tony Millionaire
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    cartoonistillustratornovelistcomics artist
    Biography

    Tony Millionaire is an American cartoonist, illustrator and author known for his syndicated comic strip Maakies and the Sock Monkey series of comics and picture books.

  10. Muriel Cooper

    Muriel Cooper
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1925-1994 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    graphic designer
    Biography

    Muriel Cooper was a pioneering book designer, digital designer, researcher, and educator. She was the first design director of the MIT Press, instilling a Bauhaus-influenced design style into its many publications. She moved on to become founder of MIT's Visible Language Workshop, and later became a co-founder of the MIT Media Lab. In 2007, a New York Times article called her "the design heroine you've probably never heard of".

  11. Sam Durant

    Sam Durant
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    photographerinstallation artistsculptordrawer
    Biography

    Sam Durant is a multimedia artist whose works engage social, political, and cultural issues. Often referencing American history, his work explores culture and politics, engaging subjects such as the civil rights movement, southern rock music, and modernism.

  12. Boardman Robinson

    Boardman Robinson
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1876-1952 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Boardman Michael Robinson was a Canadian-American painter, illustrator and cartoonist.

  13. Hermon Atkins MacNeil

    Hermon Atkins MacNeil
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1866-1947 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    sculptor
    Biography

    Hermon Atkins MacNeil was an American sculptor born in Everett, Massachusetts. He is known for designing the Standing Liberty quarter, struck by the Mint from 1916-1930; and for sculpting Justice, the Guardian of Liberty on the east pediment of the United States Supreme Court building.

  14. Jacqueline Casey

    Jacqueline Casey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-1992 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    graphic designerdesigner
    Biography

    Jacqueline S. Casey was a graphic designer best known for the posters she created for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). While practicing a functional Modernism, Jacqueline S. Casey was a graphic designer in the Office of Publications (later retitled the Office of Design Services) from 1955 to 1989 and assigned the position as director in 1972. In discussing her design, Casey stated, "My work combines two cultures: The American interest in visual metaphor on the one hand, and the Swiss fascination with planning, fastidiousness, and control over technical execution on the other."

  15. Christopher Forgues

    Christopher Forgues
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    novelist
    Biography

    Christopher "Chris" Forgues,, is an artist and musician, best known for his graphic novel serial Powr Mastrs. He is based in Providence, Rhode Island.

  16. William Woodward

    William Woodward
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1859-1939 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    painterartist
    Biography

    William Woodward was a U.S. artist and educator, best known for his impressionist paintings of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast of the United States.

  17. Leela Corman

    Leela Corman
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    cartoonistcomics artistcomics writer
    Biography

    Leela Corman is an American cartoonist, illustrator, and Middle Eastern dancer. Corman created the 2012 graphic novel Unterzakhn, which follows the lives of Jewish twin sisters growing up in the tenements of New York City's Lower East Side at the turn of the last century. Unterzakhn was published by Schocken Books and nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Award, the Eisner Award, and Le Prix Artemisia. Portions of Unterzakhn were serialized in HEEB magazine and Lilith magazine.

  18. Lou Rogers

    Lou Rogers
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1879-1952 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    children's writerwritereditorial cartoonist
    Biography

    Lou Rogers was a cartoonist, illustrator, writer, storyteller, public speaker, radio host, and political activist.

  19. Erin M. Riley

    Erin M. Riley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    Erin M. Riley is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work focuses on women and women's issues primarily in hand-woven hand dyed wool tapestries.

  20. Andrew Stevovich

    Andrew Stevovich
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    painterartist
    Biography

    Andrew Stevovich is an American painter. He is best known for oil paintings and pastels that combine abstract formalities with a figurative narrative. He has also produced lithographs, etchings, and wood-block prints.

  21. Ron Regé, Jr

    Ron Regé, Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    pencillermusician
    Biography

    Ronald J. Regé Jr. is a cartoonist and musician from Plymouth, Massachusetts.

  22. Harris Barron

    Harris Barron
    Years
    1926-2017 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Harris Barron was an artist, educator, writer, pilot, and adventurer who founded both the ZONE visual theatre group and the Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM) at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 1970.

  23. Gale Fulton Ross

    Gale Fulton Ross
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Gale Fulton Ross is an African-American visual artist who lives in Sarasota, Florida. Primarily a painter, she also practices portraiture, printmaking, and sculpture.

  24. Royal B. Farnum

    Royal B. Farnum
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1884-1967 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    art educator
    Biography

    Royal Bailey Farnum was an American art educator who served in administrative roles in various public and private educational institutions in Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, and Rhode Island during the first half of the 20th century.

  25. Blane De St. Croix

    Blane De St. Croix
    Occupations
    sculptor
    Biography

    Blane De St. Croix is an artist best known for his monumental landscape sculptures and installations.

  26. TJ Norris

    TJ Norris
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    artistphotographerinstallation artist
    Biography

    TJ Norris is an American interdisciplinary artist known for his urban, conceptual photography and installation projects. Hailing from New England, Norris is also a celebrated curator and freelance writer based in Texas.

  27. Vincent Schofield Wickham

    Vincent Schofield Wickham
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1894-1968 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    sculptor
    Biography

    Vincent Schofield Wickham was a New York graphic illustrator, painter, sculptor, teacher, and inventor, whose career coincided with the Golden Age of American Illustration. Wickham worked as an editorial artist for the New York Times from 1924-1956. His work included sports illustrations, window displays in Times Square, and promotional posters that were displayed on newspaper trucks. In addition to his job at NYT, he also taught advertising art and layout at Textile Evening High School (now the Bayard Rustin Educational Complex), on 351 West 18th Street.

  28. Margaret Foster Richardson

    Margaret Foster Richardson
    Years
    1881-1945 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Margaret Foster Richardson was an American painter known for her self-portraiture. Richardson is best known for her 1912 painting, Self-Portrait, A Motion Picture.