UNO MFA badge buckle, designed and produced by an alum sometime in 2003-04 (Tim Hailey)
Obviously, graduate experience is situational, ongoing and will only grow fuller, or for some, let's be honest, lesser. Here are a few "must see" artists, with their recent work:
Christopher Jahnke http://www.chrisjahncke.com/
Michael Greathouse http://www.michaelgreathouse.com/
Dan Tague http://dantaguestudio.com/ (some of you may remember Tague's Visiting Curator Lecture in 2006)
These three are my peers, but please see others (link here). I would gladly discuss any of them further with you.
Long-time Painting Professor Jim Richard (pictured center left, next to me) at his NYC exhibition in 2006. Many UNO alums were in attendance, representing various generations: Gonzales (on far right), for example, the early-80s and Halley (left), the period of only a few years earlier. Many, not just the ones mentioned above, have either taken their work to great heights or carved-out distinguished paths otherwise, which, either way I suspect, could hardly match the art ambition one might have had driving-up Elysian Fields or Lakeshore on their daily commute.
Enjoy the break!