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2023 BFA Exhibition

Cleveland Institute of Art is incredibly proud of the graduates we produce each year. This exhibition includes members of the Class of 2023 and links to view their work and connect with them online.

* denotes students who double-majored


Brynn Bowling Joonwoo Choi* Juno Cohen
Tamia Dark Erika Delis Alaisa Gordon
Bella Guarino Reagan Hodges Makenzie Hornung
Leo Hurley Alisa Kazarnovsky Chase Leidy
Cate Love McKenna McEachen Laith Miller*
CJ Nowacek Kathleen O'Donnell Ren Reng
Bryan Ritz Spikes Ray Schindler Maddie Shilt
Stephen Truitt Luke Widing  


Biomedical Art

Alisa Kazarnovsky Mia Kosem  



John Peterson Paige Stine    



Alison Alsup* Oliver Chapman Erika Greer 
Adrian Holt Ronnie Jackson ShaDonnah Miller
Celia Pelfrey    


Game Design

Jen Cerny Joonwoo Choi* Tyler Lutz
Laith Miller* CJ Nowacek*  



Elizabeth Clarke  Sarah Kemp Crystal Palka
Ian Rapp    


Graphic Design

Trenton Adair Hayley Brooks Faith Massey
Fallon Persinger Kat Turner Julia Wisbey



Elizabeth Baker Eden Begley Gabby Bittner
Shannon Henley Alex Holt Lily Horvat
Alex Howell Hayven Johnson Yuqing Liu
Qi Ma Mason Mooney Samantha Tay (Nersinger)
Marshall Pecora Millie Privitera Isabella Raines
Jared Randall Em Rock Amanda Rose
Madeline Salata Mark Santiago Madelynn Scott
Ben Shekut Audrey Spuzzillo Skye Vanh
Emily Zhang    


Industrial Design

Charlotte Brittain Linghui Ding* Nick Galler
Alika Mehra Renyin Maio Siyin Peng
Ryan Provenza Daniel Roth Sean Stamski


Interior Architecture

Marianne Butkowski Linghui Ding* Joey Leppo
Mansi Mishra Bella Moisides  


Jewelry + Metals

Braydon Cheek    


Life Sciences Illustration

Sarah Bernard Ally Greene  Caitlin Guttu
Melissa Harvey Juli Thompson Cullen Williams-Freeman



Alison Alsup* Nicole Carroll Elena Flores
Frank Hadzima Erjon Hajnaj Bonnie McCormick
Crystal Miller* Jordi Rowe Thomas Smith*
Zoë Taylor Welch Alex Vlasov Derek Walker
Alexa Wehrman    



Margaret Fletcher Angie Frazier Angela Spadone


Sculpture + Expanded Media

Owlet Benetz Bentley Ryan Kreitzer
Crystal Miller* Thomas Smith* June Solis
Caro Volny Cierra Weissmiller  


Video + Digital Cinema

Lauren Fernandez Mackenzie Sampsel Megan Sampsel 


2023 President's Traveling Scholarships

A long-standing tradition, Cleveland Institute of Art offers scholarships to graduating seniors to further their creative practice through travel.

Students propose projects through an application process each spring. Those proposals are reviewed, and 20 finalists are chosen. A committee of faculty review the 20 students' BFA exhibitions, and six recipients are selected.

Works in the slideshow (above) are from the Top 20 candidates.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2022 President's Traveling Scholarships:

The First Agnes Gund Memorial Scholarship
Alison Alsup Drawing and Painting

The Second Agnes Gund Memorial Scholarship
Braydon Cheek Jewelry + Metals

The Third Agnes Gund Memorial Scholarship
Caro Volny Sculpture + Expanded Media

The Helen Green Perry Memorial Scholarship
Caitlin Guttu Life Sciences Illustration

The Mary C. Page Memorial Scholarship
Mackenzie Sampsel and Megan Sampsel

The Nancy Dunn Memorial Scholarship
Ian Rapp Glass

Congratulations to the Top 20 candidates:

Alison Alsup,* Drawing and Painting

Braydon Cheek, Jewelry + Metals

Elizabeth Clarke, Glass

Lauren Fernandez, Video + Digital Cinema

Caitlin Guttu, Life Sciences Illustration

Frank Hadzima, Painting

Shannon Henley, Illustration

Ronnie Jackson, Drawing

Hayven Johnson, Illustration

Yuqing Liu, Illustration

Bonnie McCormick, Painting

Crystal Palka, Glass

John Peterson, Ceramics

Ian Rapp, Glass

Jordi Rowe, Painting

Mackenzie Sampsel + Megan Sampsel, Video + Digital Cinema

Paige Stine, Ceramics

Alex Vlasov, Painting

Caro Volny, Sculpture + Expanded Media

Cierra Weissmiller, Sculpture + Expanded Media