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START’s annual 5&Under program invites Wake Forest alumni who have graduated within the last five years to engage with current students about their transition after graduation into art-connected careers in the arts. This year START is pleased to feature photographs by Kovi Konowiecki (’14) for the 5&Under exhibition. Along with Kovi, Katie Winokur (’14) and Kelsey Zalimeni (’14), both of whom now work as arts professionals, will return to Wake Forest for a presentation on their postgraduate experiences and their co-creation of DeacLink, the WFU alumni network for arts professionals.
Kovi Konowiecki was born in Long Beach, California. He holds a BA in Communications from Wake Forest University and an MA in Photography from University of the Arts London. After playing professional soccer in Germany and Israel, he turned to photography as a way to document the things around him and shed light on different aspects of his identity. Kovi was shortlisted for the 2016 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize and was the first-ever nominee to have two images shortlisted for the first place prize.
Katie Winokur (’14) is an Executive Search and Assessment Professional at Russell Reynolds Associates. Based in Atlanta, Winokur leads research on high-profile executive searches across a variety of organizations, including the country’s top museums, cultural organizations, and philanthropies. Before joining Russell Reynolds, Winokur worked with Surya, a home décor company, and in private art sales. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Art History.
Kelsey Zalimeni (’14) is Manager at Thompson’s Gallery in London, United Kingdom, where she oversees all aspects of gallery operation. Zalimeni has served as a blogger with the contemporary culture site Mechanical Dummy and Hyperrealist artist Carole Feuerman, as well as Curatorial Assistant for Art15, London’s global art fair. She has also played professional soccer in London. Zalimeni graduated with Honors in Studio Art.