MCAD News


The Witness Map

Eric A. Anderson ’98 has spent the last three years working as part of the core development team on Jonathan Blow’s video game The Witness.

Work by artists for Free Radicals

Julie Buffalohead ’95 and Faculty Member Piotr Szyhalski will be featured in the upcoming exhibition titled Free Radicals: Mixing History Through the Power of Print at the Kate. E Nash Gallery. 

Work by Arlene Birt

Arlene Birt ’02 will be exhibiting Behind the Outlet at MSP airport through 2018.

Birt's work illustrates how the amount of energy that needs to be produced is directly connected to our individual consumption habits. LED-backlit steel cutouts connected by power cords light up as people occupy specific tables. As the tables are vacated, the appliance cutouts and lamps turn off, which powers down the electrical grid. 


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Mervy Pueblo

Mervy Pueblo ’13, MFA, is featured in an article in Phillipines newspaper the Manilla Bulletin.

Emilee Lund dishes some wisdom about balancing your interests and your future.

Newtonian Proxies by Brad Jirka and Katherine Jones

Katherine Jones ’79 and faculty member Brad Jirka's Newtonian Proxies was selected as one of twenty-five works for inclusion in CODAmagazine's Light as Art III January Issue.

Work by Redmond

Former MCAD student Patrick Redmond, who was recently featured at the Textile Center, has been invited to be a keynote speaker at the 2016 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards ceremony.

Michael Scott

Exploring MCAD's program for students who are interested in both art and business.

Work by Emmett Ramstad

Emmet Ramstad ’07 and Lindsay Rhyner will be showing their work at the MAEP Gallery. 

Work by James Casebere

The work of James Casebere ’76 will be featured at Haus Der Kunst in Munich. 

Brent Schoonover

Brent Schoonover ’02 recently began working with Club W.

BIW XI Poster

You are invited to the opening reception for the next installment of MCAD student work at BI Worldwide Gallery, titled XI

Satori by Rhea Pappas

Rhea Pappas ’08 was recently invited to participate in an exhibition at Fuse Minneapolis.    

Work by Sirek

Julie Sirek ’10 presents the exhibition Till Death Do Us Part, a show to raise awareness about domestic abuse.

Work by David Friedman

David Friedman ’65 is currently showing his work in an exhibition titled Colorscapes at Gallery on the Pali.

Friedman's first breakthrough painting was pointing the wind, where he first put spectral color into a naturalistic landscpape. Since then Friedman has pursued working with color and continued developing his technique. His latest works are on display at Gallery on the Pali, located in the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu.

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MCAD Winter break

MCAD students reminisce about the already-missed winter break

2015 PCSS Student, John Martino

Every summer, high school students spend three weeks a MCAD finding out what college life is really like.

Work by Jodi Reeb

The Kolman & Pryor Gallery is proud to honor their women artists by presenting No Boys Allowed in the gallery’s new intimate space.

Thoughts in a Winter Kaleidoscope by Leslie Barlow (lesliebarlowartist.com)

Current MFA student Leslie Barlow, Keith Christensen ’95, MFA, Lyz Wendland ’09, MFA, Mat Ollig ’10, Bart King ’10, Pramila Vasudevan ’04, Katherine Schaefer ’80, and faculty members Jody Williams and Gudrun Lock have all been awarded 2016 Artist Initiative Grants.

Work by Media 2 students

Last semester, Media 2 students collaborated on a 30-minute city portrait of Minneapolis. The class screened the portrait at Minneapolis Television Network (MTN) at the end of the fall semester, and then submitted it to MTN for broadcast on Channel 17 and for their web-streaming site.

Joslyn Schmitt

On January 1st, 2016, Joslyn Schmitt ’13 celebrated her first official day as Associate Media Artist at Allen Interactions, an e-learning company dedicated to creating custom digital learning for fortune 500 companies. Schmitt entered the new world of e-learning in June 2014 as a media intern. She did not know what to expect, but fell in love with the work and being on an amazing team of creative people.

Amanda Lovelee standing in front of Urban Flower Field

Amanda Lovelee ’10, MFA, is featured in Dwell Magazine.

Jill Waterhouse

MCAD kicked off the spring 2016 semester with a bang by presenting four new exhibitions and a concert.

GRRRL PRTY Performs at MCAD

Kicking off the new semester with an amazing concert by feminist hip-hop group GRRRL PRTY.

Map of the upcoming Sculpture Garden

The Walker Art Center has some big plans for renovating their sculpture garden and Aaron Spangler ’93 happens to be a part of it.