University of Mississippi

Current Graduate Students




BrookeA_hs-webBrooke Alexander



Brooke received her Bachelor of Arts from Athens State University in May 2015. She works mostly in oils, but also enjoys using watercolor, pastel, and other mediums. The human figure is her main subject preference. Brooke loves working to capture a person all while depicting people in intimate and unusual ways which causes the viewer to wonder. She chose to come to Ole Miss for graduate studies because the fit was right. After touring the facilities and meeting the faculty and people here, Brooke knew this is where she would thrive.



Marisa Andropolis





Hailey Hodge



Hailey Hodge is from the backwoods of South Carolina, but is currently creating and carving in Oxford, MS. After obtaining her BFA from Converse College, Hodge began pursuing her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Mississippi as a candidate for 2017. She is currently printing and designing a body of 3D work that is exploring light and shadow.




Nicholas Meyer





Elise Robbins





Preston Tolbert






Whitney Turnipseed



Whitney Turnipseed was born in Greenville, MS in 1987. Turnipseed works predominantly in the medium of painting, but includes mixed media and relief elements in her work. Turnipseed’s artistic career began at the early age of five. She completed a BFA with emphasis in Drawing at Mississippi State University in 2010. She is also a former middle school, art history teacher who has come to the University of Mississippi to pursue her MFA in Painting.