MCAD News


Anders Nilsen

Faculty member Anders Nilsen sat down with Marc Sobel of The Comics Journal to discuss his early life, current work in comics, and teaching at MCAD.

Hannah Brown's work at Spyhouse

Current student Hannah Brown is the second MCAD student this spring to have artwork on display at our favorite neighborhood coffee shop, Spyhouse.

Nehemiah Nesheim with his winning poster, Beertopia

Current student Nehemiah Nesheim's poster was chosen as the winner of Summit Brewery's First Impressions Poster Contest.

Emily Bartz in Brighton

Emily Bartz shares some insight into her experience in Brighton, England, discussing local customs, how it feels to be there, and what she's learned so far.

2015 Spring Commencement

The Spring 2015 Commencement Ceremony took place on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at the Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis.

HOTTEA's technicolor pool

HOTTEA's (aka Eric Rieger ’07) technicolor swimming pool is featured on Colossal.

Posting for Itinerant Objects: New Wood Sculpture

Stephen Klassen ’09, MFA, announces the upcoming exhibition Itinerant Objects: New Wood Sculpture.

Alex Worre and Dan Cordell of Solid Manufacturing Co.

Erin Moren ’07, Nate Moren ’08, and Alex Worre ’12 are featured in Midwest Home's Best of the Twin Cities list.

Justitia Omnibus

Faculty member Brad Jirka is featured in CODAmagazine for his Bohemiawerks project Justitia Omnibus.

Bridge by David Goldes

Faculty member David Goldes sits down with Lightsey Darst from MN Artists. 

Photograph by Josh Olson (josh-olson.com)

Current student Josh Olson is this year's Minnesota Center for Book Arts Collegiate Fellowship recipient.

Commencement Ceremony 2015

At the spring 2015 commencement reception, brand-new graduates reflect on their college experiences and excitedly look toward the future.

32 Under 32

Eric Drommerhausen ’07, Carla Zetina-Yglesias ’07, and Matt Lunneborg ’06 are nominated for this year's 32 Under 32.

Twelve Forever poster by Julia Vickerman (juliavickerman.tumblr.com)

Julia Vickerman ’06 recently made a short for Cartoon Network. 

Work by Tom Garrett (tomgarrett.us)

Faculty member Tom Garrett is featured in Giuseppe Castellano's article No, GO to Art School.

Midwest Book Awards for Amundson and Maurer

Sobriety: A Graphic Novel by Daniel D. Maurer and Spencer Amundson ’13​ has received two Midwest Book Awards: a gold medal in the Self-Help category and a silver medal for Young Adult Non-Fiction.

Ideation and Process Students Go Downtown!

On a rainy day this spring, Holly Streekstra’s Ideation and Process students boarded a Metro Transit Bus that took them down Nicollet Avenue to a number of distinctive locales. Because sometimes, getting out of your everyday environment and exploring someplace new is all you need to get a flurry of ideas rushing through your head.

Rare American Folk Art by Karen Wirth

In coordination with the Book Art Biennial 2015, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts presents The Contained Narrative: Defining the Contemporary Artist’s Book curated by Cathy Ryan ’07.

Jay Coogan

After our students graduate this week, we turn our focus to the extraordinary work of our MCAD alumni, faculty, staff, and friends as we host The Auction at MCAD, now in its third year. In the past two years we have raised nearly $300,000 for scholarships for our students.

Crayon Cookie by Ashely Peifer

Ashely Peifer ’13, MFA, presents her first solo exhibition in Minnesota.

Greg Hoffman ’92

Greg Hoffman ’92 has been named number twelve on Fast Company's list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business.

Schroeder Interviewed by Skwigly Magazine

Since 1990 faculty member Tom Schroeder's animation and directorial work has earned him plenty of industry kudos and awards. 

Michaels Receives Cooper Hewitt National Design Award

New York City graphic design studio Project Projects, of which Adam Michaels ’00 is a cofounder, has just received the very prestigious Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Communications Design.

Summer Send Off

The end of finals is in sight, summer is just around the corner, what better way to celebrate than with a Summer Send Off?

Revisionary

Melissa Wagner ’07, MFA, and Angela Zammarelli ​’07, MFA, and Tim Able are showing work in an exhibition at Augsburg College this summer.