Art Department Alumni
Alumni are listed in alphabetic order. If you are a UH Hilo Art Alumnus and would like samples of your work listed, see the Art Alumni Exhibition Application Form for more details.
Maile Andrade, a native of Makaha, Oʻahu, attended Kauaʻi Community College and graduated from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo with a BA in 1989. A multi-media artist, she also has a Masters of Fine Art degree in Ceramics/Fiber from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Presently Assistant Professor in the Art Department, she has received a variety of academic awards including UH Hilo Chancellor’s Achievement Scholarship, the A.E. Healy Art Scholarship, and the American Association of University Women—Hilo Scholarship.
In 1989, she was selected by the Folk Arts Apprentice Program of the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts to serve as an apprentice with Master Weaver Elizabeth Lee. Her work has exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally at the Wailoa Center, Hilo, Hawaiʻi; the Volcano Art Center, Volcano, Hawaiʻi; as well as in Seattle, New York City, California, New Zealand, and Germany.
Anne Barga (BA 1995) has participated in solo and group exhibitions at the Montage Galleries in Portland, Oregon, and Baltimore, Maryland. Along with other artists, she has exhibited at the San Luis Artists Guild, San Luis Obispo Art Center, and the Firewalk Gallery in California. Her paintings are included in the collections of the Hilo Public Library, Hawaiʻi Island YWCA, and Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary School in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.
Tobias Brill graduated from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo in 1994 and received his MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, in 1997. Tobias also studied at the Color Print Atelier at New York University in 1998 and 1999. Throughout 1999, his works were included in Apocalypse at the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York; the BWAC Pier Show 7 exhibit in Brooklyn, New York; and Small Works on Paper, the Kentler International Drawing Space, in Brooklyn New York.
Christofer D. Churchill
Christofer D. Churchill, born in Long Beach, California, has work included in the following public collections: the Portland Art Museum, University of Oregon; the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo; and the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. He has participated in numerous juried exhibitions, such as the Honolulu Printmakers 71st and 72nd Annual Exhibitions, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi; the Next Generation: Northwest Print Council Traveling Exhibition; the 10th Annual International Print Biennial, Varna, Bulgaria; and the 1999 Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, Hilo, Hawaiʻi.
Donna Grote is a 1988 graduate of the art program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and received her M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University in 1991. She currently teaches at St. Louis Community College at Meramec, St. Louis, Missouri. In 1999-2000, she taught at the University of Missouri at St. Louis. She presented solo exhibitions of her work at the World Trade Center Gallery and JW's Gallery, both in St. Louis, during 2001.
Keith Tallett, BA graduate from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, earned his MFA degree from the San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco, California. His works have been included in numerous group exhibitions such as the Surf Trip at Track 16 Gallery in Santa Monica, California; the 1998 National Invitational Works on Paper Exhibition, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, Hilo, Hawaiʻi; the 1997 Microsoft Exhibition in San Francisco, California; and Mapmaking, Rutgers University, New Jersey.