For decades, TASIS has inspired young artists to continue their work in the visual arts through university and into their professional lives. Many TASIS alumni have become highly successful in their chosen creative fields, whether in traditional visual arts such as painting or photography or in parallel fields such as architecture, graphic design, or in art direction. We hope to highlight different alumni artists in our blog each month. This page will be a directory of our TASIS artists with contact information and links to their websites. It is a work in progress...be patient!
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Fiona Struengmann '08
Fiona Struengmann is a creative director and artist currently based in Munich. Her studies at Parsons School of Design lead her to New York, where she spent five years working as a designer and creative director in various of fields including fashion and film, before returning to Munich to set up a creative studio.
She has shown her work at Daniel Cooney Fine Arts Gallery (NY) - Espace Commines (Paris) - Slideluck Potshow (Berlin) - Gallery Bar(NY) and Calumet Gallery (NY).
Robin Gilli '08
Since graduating with a BFA from the Art Center College of Design, Robin has traveled the world as a freelance photographer, shooting both stills and video in such places as Norway, Corsica, Iceland, South Africa, and Morocco. His work comprises landscapes, sports, and studio work. In spring 2014, he went to Mali to capture images of nomads for his portrait project, which included a video of how the photos came together. Summer 2014 included shooting for Stanserhorn-Bahn which featured their open-top gondola. In his free time, Robin experiments with shooting landscapes, people, and vehicles around his home.
Gianna Dispenza '08
After TASIS, Gianna spent time in Florence and continued her education at the Art Institute of Florence, Studio Arts Center International and received her BFA in Sculpture from the San Francisco Arts Institute. Her work has been featured in Sculpture Review Magazine and awarded the 2014 Isaac M. Walter Sculpture Prize. She currently lives and works in Beirut, Lebanon.
Photo by Ashley Gordon
Patricia Schmidt '05
After studying fashion design in Berlin and at Central Saint Martins in London, Patricia started her own fashion label in 2008. She is currently working as a freelance designer and advisor for startup fashion labels in London.