Alumni News
Cornish Alumni Featured in New Seattle Arts Publication!
Category: Alumni Author: Alexis L. Silva Date: 7 months ago Comments: 0

Photos Courtesy of PublicDisplay.Art

PublicDisplay.Art launched in December 2021 and highlighted 10 local artists with national and international recognition. This publications purpose is “to reinvigorate the idea that creativity is still at the heart of Seattle, that the free exchange of art and ideas makes our community better.” One of the artists featured is Monyee Chau who graduated from Cornish in 2018 from the Art Department. Monyee has gone on to exhibit in museums and galleries internationally, including the Wing Luke Museum, Museum of Northwest Art, Bellevue Arts Museum, and Copelouzos Museum.

Read more about Monyee and the other artists featured at or pick up a free copy wherever papers are distributed!

Check out Monyee Chau and their work at

Meet our New Alumni Relations Manager, Alexis L. Silva
Category: Alumni Author: Alexis L. Silva Date: 7 months ago Comments: 0
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Photo Credit Alexis L. Silva

Meet Cornish’s newly appointed Alumni Relations Manager, Alexis L. Silva!

Alexis graduated from Cornish in 2018 from the Visual Arts department. Since then he has been busy in the arts community, most recently working at the Wing Luke Museum for the last 3 years in various capacities, helping build exhibitions, programming, award winning campaigns and much more. Alexis will continue the work started by former Alumni Relations Manager Aly Bedford, followed by Pat Bako, in ensuring we support our graduates and Alumni beyond their time at Cornish.

We have some amazing things in store for our alums so be sure to update your contact info to stay in the know!

For any questions or concerns, contact Alexis at See less

Cornish Alumni Association Council (CAAC) has been Activated!
Category: Alumni Author: Pat Bako Date: 10 months ago Comments: 0
Picture of seniors on an upper level silhouetted in front of a large window at Cornish College Commencement at McCaw Hall

Photo Credit Winnie Westergard

The Cornish Alumni Association Council has been activated!

The mission and vision of the Cornish Alumni Association is to strengthen the Cornish alumni and student voice in communities both inside and outside of Cornish. 

We welcome our first slate of Council Members Marilee Kimball, Design ‘00, Owner of 321Foto, Joslyn Balzarini, Design ‘00, Senior Interior Designer, Principal at B+H Architects, and Kathleen Le Coze, PP ‘13, School of Law Advancement Program Coordinator at Seattle University and Cornish Trustee. 

Members will be involved in shaping Alumni Relations, planning get togethers, sharing news, and being ambassadors. Members commit to serve a two year term which may be renewed for an additional two years. 

Has reading about the Cornish Alumni Association Council piqued your interest? We are still looking for several additional members. Lean in, we would love to have your involvement! Reach out to Pat Bako, Director of Development and Alumni Relations at

Alumni Led Mentorship
Category: Alumni Author: Pat Bako Date: 10 months ago Comments: 0
Picture of Art Faculty Erin Elyse Burns with Art Senior at the BFA opening at Cornish College of the Arts

Congrats to all of the mentors and mentees who participated in this inaugural program. 

After carefully pairing alumni mentors and student mentees, what started as a group of strangers quickly turned into a dedicated group of alumni mentors from all departments leading to robust networking and authentic connections.
We are currently recruiting our next group of mentors, and we hope you will consider joining us for this life-changing program. You will be paired with one senior with similar interests, and begin meeting in January of 2022 through May. The minimum commitment is 1 hour a month and you may meet virtually. We invite you to join in!
Fill out the Mentor form and be a part of this impactful program. 
Sign up! Be a Mentor.  Be a Mentee