Alumni Profiles

Sculptor, Urban Planner
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Aldo Moroni'.

As an urban planner, Aldo Moroni is mostly an improviser.

Designer
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Rob Roy Kelly'.

MCAD teaches design thanks to Rob Roy Kelly. After receiving his MFA degree from Yale, Kelly came right back to Minneapolis to found the country’s second-oldest Graphic Design program.

Senator, Graphic Designer, Civil Servant
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Senator Linda Berglin'.

State Senator Linda Berglin used her BFA right out of MCAD, as both a self-employed and staff graphic designer, at one point working for the Minneapolis Planning Department.

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Angela Strassheim'.

Angela Strassheim is a New York based photographer drawing inspiration from her career as a trained and licensed forensic photographer.

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Stewart Turnquist'.

Stewart Turnquist led the Minnesota Artists' Exhibition Program (MAEP) at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts from 1977 to 2008.

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Mark Nelson'.

Mark Nelson is a designer of fine books for artists and museums, and a partner at McCall Associates in New York.

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'James Kielkopf'.

Kielkopf’s work is represented by Thomas Barry Fine Arts, and is displayed in the collections of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Walker Art Center, and General Mills.

Comic Artist
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Brent Schoonover'.

Brent Schoonover, a lifetime fan of genre comics and pop culture is the creator of Mr. Murder is Dead, and co-creator of Horrorwood.

Photographer
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Monica Haller'.

Honored by the Guggenheim Foundation as a Creative Fellow in 2010

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Kinji Akagawa'.

Rather than a singular source of individual wisdom, he’s a human interface. He connects people with ideas, strangers with nature, raw materials with chisels.