Alumni Profiles

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'George Morrison'.

“I’m not painting the lake as it is. But it’s there as inspiration, as spiritual guidance.”

Animator
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Mike Medicine Horse'.

Thrilled with the colleges state-of-the-art technology, he was a fast learner and realized that collaborating with other students on a team was very important to me.

Photographer
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Shen Wei'.

Shen Wei went straight from his Shanghai birthplace to attend MCAD. He thought he’d learn to do graphic design, or painting. But then he picked up a camera for the first time.

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Nancy Rice'.

Already a legend in her field, Nancy Rice stunned many of her peers when she chose to teach instead of creating more advertising.

Painter
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Peter Williams'.

Contradictions merge dramatically in the big paintings of Peter Williams. Seeing odd tensions in the cultures around him, he distorts them just enough to make his opinions clear.

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Cy DeCosse'.

Valley City, North Dakota native who went to art school, advertising art director who discovered photography, custom-publishing entrepreneur, world traveler, and devoted MCAD Trustee.

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Mary Meehan'.

To understand Mary Meehan’s ambition, you need to know that MCAD has never offered a theater design degree...

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Jim Ockuly'.

Remember “Don’t touch the art?” Jim Ockuly helped make our switch to “Please touch this to learn about the art!”

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Keogh Gleason'.

In the Golden Age of American movies, MGM sent out the most prestigious product—not just its stars (“more than there are in heaven!”) but its total, overall, look was famous.

The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'Jennie Smith'.

Blessed with swift success, and barely out of MCAD, Jennie Smith knew what she needed next: more learning.