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'.

Medicine Horse leads a team of animators at Hybrid Studios in St. Louis Park.

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.

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.

Portrait Artist
The profile photo for the alumni profile titled 'John Howard Sanden'.

John Howard Sanden tried to paint the best in people. Right after his graduation, he became Art Director for Billy Graham’s Evangelistic Association, where he spent fourteen years.