Site Specific: Alumni in Their Creative Spaces

Five alumni—based in Chicago—who have carved out impressive creative spaces: Alex Fuller ’03 (Graphic Design BFA), Aram Han Sifuentes ’11 ( Fine Arts Post-Bacc), Rebecca George ’93 (General Fine Arts BFA), Sergio Salgado ’07 (Digital Arts MA), and Madeline Murphy Rabb ’66 (General Fine Arts BFA)


Graphic Design BFA

Alex Fuller is the senior vice president at the Leo Burnett Department of Design. He’s also a co-founder of the Post Family, a multidisciplinary creative firm with members who are designers, artists, technologists, teachers, and entrepreneurs. Their projects include residencies, installations, workshops, exhibitions, and curated meeting spaces. Fuller also runs 5x7, a publisher that curates, designs, and prints limited release, 5x7-inch art editions.


Fine Arts, Post-Bacc.

Aram Han Sifuentes is a fiber, social practice, and performance artist who works to claim spaces for marginalized communities. Her work often revolves around skill sharing to create multiethnic and intergenerational sewing circles as places for empowerment, subversion, and protest. Her work has been exhibited at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation (St. Louis), Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (Chicago), Asian Arts Initiative (Philadelphia), Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum (Seoul, South Korea), and the Design Museum (London, UK).



General Fine Arts BFA

Rebecca George is a painter who maintains a rigorous exhibition and studio practice and is the founder and president of The Art House Gallery. Her work is in collections around the world and she is well-published. George has also instructed artists at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and University of Chicago. After MICA, she earned an MS in nonprofit business administration and an MFA in painting and drawing.



Digital Arts M.A.

Sergio Salgado is a director, cinematographer, and the founder of Furnace FPS, a firm that uses engaging storytelling to create documentaries, commercial films, and branded content. Furnace FPS has worked with clients as varied as Rural Health Collaborative in Akatsi, Ghana; Trunk Club, the ecommerce personal stylist; and Goose Island, the craft brewery. Furnace FPS also worked on Forced Perspective, a documentary about artist Derek Hess—which won awards at film festivals across the United States.



General Fine Arts BFA

Madeline Murphy Rabb is president of Murphy Rabb, Inc., a comprehensive fine art advisory firm which offers clients the full range of art services to purchase, commission, and display artwork for residences and businesses. Rabb is nationally renowned for her expertise in identifying and showcasing artwork created by established, mid-career, and emerging local, national and international African American artists. Her memoir, Curating a Life, published by Northwestern University Press, will be released in 2019.