2014 MMAA Biennial

Of thirty-six finalists that have been selected for the 2014 Minnesota Biennial, nine are affiliated with the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Northern 2 by Mary Leikvold

Faculty member and printmaker Mary Leikvold was recently interviewed by North Shore Community Radio in connection with an upcoming course she is teaching in Grand Marais.

JM Culver at Art-A-Whirl

Painter J.M. Culver ’06 is one of many artists participating in Northeast Minneapolis's major annual event Art-A-Whirl. Drawing more than 30,000 visitors every year, Art-A-Whirl is the United States' largest annual open gallery and artist-studio tour.

Angelina Jolie as Maleficent

Helen Greene ’92, president and creative director of the graphics company Greenhaus GFX, is part of the team responsible for trailer campaign graphics for films such as Maleficent, 22 Jump Street, and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Nestor, le jardin loupe

Lori Solondz ’75 has collaborated with Charles Goyard and Aurey Deslis to create Nestor, le jardin loupe to be exhibited in Lausanne, Switzerland this summer. "Loupe", or "burl" in English, refers to the knotty growths on tree trunks.

Tip Floor, by Michael Kareken

World population has more than doubled since 1960.

In Fruitful and Multiplying, faculty member Michael Kareken and two other artists tackle the issue of overpopulation. View the exhibition and listen to Kareken and others discuss the works and the growing concern over our growing population during an artist talk this Thursday.

Joshua Almond's Sculpture

Former student Joshua Almond's sculpture Magnified is currently being exhibited at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts in Mount Dora, Florida.

David Duncan, photo by Todd Heisler

David Duncan ’84 has made the front page of the New York Times "Real Estate" section discussing his antique shop on East 60th Street in Manhattan.

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Helena Keefe ’00 is set to receive her MFA from UC Berkeley this month.

Keefe's work will be featured in the 44th Annual University of California, Berkeley Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition. The exhibition runs from May 8–June 8 at the Berkeley Art Museum.

HOT TEA's Ludlow, 2014

Burnet will be showing off a number of MCAD alumni at the upcoming​ Select Art Fair NYC, a 44-booth contemporary art fair exclusive to contemporary galleries and print publishers.

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The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design has announced the winners of the 2014 Windgate Fellowships, awarded to ten graduating college seniors with exemplary skill in craft. Included in this list of winners is recent graduate Kassandra Huynh.

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A number of MCAD alumni are participating in the Midwest Comic Book Association's SpringCon 2014, happening next weekend at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

In addition to Dan Jurgens ’81 being the special guest, the following MCADians will also have a presence at this major event.

Teresa Paschke '85

Congratulations to Teresa Paschke '85 on her recent promotion to professor in integrated studio arts at ISU College of Design.

Vote Now for Your Favorite Poster!

Senior Lindsey Hall's poster has made it to the final round of the Metro Transit Green Line Poster Contest. There is a public vote to decide the winner of the competition.

Photo from Moffitt-Finnegan's Artist Website

Congratulations are in order for graduating senior Meagan Moffitt-Finnegan, who has been awarded the Minnesota Center for Book Arts Collegiate Fellowship!

Jerome Emerging Printmaker's Residency

Lindsay Splichal ’13 and Hend Al-Mansour ’02, MFA, will be featured in an upcoming exhibition as part of their Jerome Residency.​

Barbara Schulz photographed by Shelly Mosman

Faculty member Barbara Schulz has been featured in the May issue of Minnesota Monthly.

Maria Albornoz

Student Maria Albornoz's artwork has been featured on Pitch Zine's blog, Pitch-Present. Accompanied with photos of the artwork is an article describing her process and inspiration.

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Faculty member Andy DuCett was asked by the Walker Art Center to take part in their "Old School Art School" program—a drawing studio that takes place alongside the Walker's exhibition Hopper Drawing: A Painter’s Process.

Beautiful: A Graphic Novel

Beautiful: A girl's trip through the looking glass is a new graphic novel by Marie D'Abreo ’94.

Cindy Gilbert

Cindy Gilbert, director of the Master of Arts in Sustainable Design program, has been invited to create an educational webinar on the topic of biomimicry and architecture called "EcoBalance and Biomimicry: Inspired by Nature."

Amanda Lovelee

Amanda Lovelee ’10, MFA, is the latest artist to step into the position of St. Paul's City Artist in Residence (CAIR).

Bronze Pour Process

Have you ever thought about the work that goes into creating objects cast in metal?

Shot and edited by student Kay Mach, this video shows faculty member Brad Jirka's sculpture class going through the entire process of pouring molten bronze into molds.

Curt McNamara

An article by faculty member Curt McNamara has been published in the latest issue of Zygote Quarterly.

MCAD Alumni Illustrate Powerful Book in Wake of Haiti Earthquake

Non-profit group Headwaters Relief Organization has teamed up with members of the MCAD community to create a book educating the children of Haiti on earthquake safety.