Baylor Art Graduates
Graduates in Art and Art History find success and fulfillment in every walk of life. The value of an education in Art & Art History is reflected in the range of jobs our students get, the quality of the graduate programs and professional schools they enter, and the rewarding careers they build. Here, we follow our alumni as they contribute to society in significant and thoughtful ways.
Josh Martin | Graphic Design
"I chose to major in the arts because I saw it as an amazing challenge. In other things that I have studied, I’ve found that there are usually singular correct answers to problems. When it comes to art and other creative fields, there is an infinite amount of solutions that work for any given problem. It really comes down to the artist’s voice when conveying and idea and that really excites me."
"I chose Baylor simply because it felt most like home to me. Everyone I met while touring here was so kind and caring that I knew it would help me become the person I am today. At Baylor I was not just a student who gets a degree and moves on. I’m a person who is taught how to make a difference beyond the classroom and who is given the tools to do it." After being a finalist in the 2018 Imaginations Competition with Walt Disney Imagineering, Josh is now working with the Environmental Design and Engineering Department at Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale, CA.
Erica Thorpe | Photography
"I love that Baylor gave me individualized attention as well as the freedom to explore so many different topics with my art. It can be very easy once you graduate to feel like you're stuck in a box but I truly attribute my innovative thinking to my experiences in the art department at Baylor. I'm so thankful that the art program requires you to take a class in nearly every medium and extensive courses in art history as well."
"After graduation I knew I needed a big change, so I took a leap and moved to New York. I am working as an image editor at Christie's Auction House here in the city. My role is to color match and retouch images for their auction catalogs and online sales, which can include everything from Edo era paintings and Greek antiquities to works by Monet or Rauschenberg. I get to spend extensive amounts of time with each piece of property and work alongside specialists in the respective art departments, so it's almost like working in a museum where you can touch everything and learn all about the backstory of each piece. I also have a few freelance clients in the luxury goods and fashion world that I assist with art direction + content strategy, which is more business oriented and a really fun challenge.
Ray Im | Photography, Ceramics, Fabric Design
Ray Im came to Baylor with no art background. However, in just a few years, he developed his unique skills in photography, ceramics, and fabric design. Making full use of the resources available at Baylor Art, Ray realized the possibility to be a full-time artist.
While at Baylor, Ray focused on three things; photography was his concentration, but he spent time in both the ceramic and fabric design studios. He became very comfortable using different materials, technologies, and work which helped him build his unique style and stand out from other candidates while applying to graduate programs.
After Baylor, Ray studied and received a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, one of the top-ranked, graduate-only programs in the world. Ray says, “Baylor taught me that what other people do is not important, what is important is what I am creating and what I can do with my ideas.”
Cade Kegerreis | Studio Art
Cade Kegerreis started his career at Baylor as a Photography Major and switched to a degree in Studio Art. Cade says of his Baylor Art experience "Baylor honed my art skills greatly and taught me how to think as an artist. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly one thing, but overall my learning experience impacted me greatly."
Cade is currently working at Galleywinter Gallery in Fort Worth as a Resident Artist and assistant manager, as well as staying busy in Waco with mural work and selling Waco Skyline shirts.
Cade was recently featured in an issue of the Wacoan Magazine. Read the article