MCAD News


Spangler working on the woodcuts for the exhibition

Aaron Spangler ’93 will be presenting work at Highpoint Edition—an invitational collaboration between Highpoint Center for Printmaking and selected artists.

My Heart Wanders Back to You by Melissa Loop

View the latest paintings by Melissa Loop ’95 in the exhibition Seize

Artwork by Sundstrom-Gramer, courtesy of www.marysundstromart.com

Former student Mary Sundstrom-Gramer has been honored by the Albuquerque Art Business Association for excelling in arts and giving back to the community. She is one of eight outstanding artists referred to as "Local Treasures."

Iman Raad, Ficciones Typografika 100–102 (72”x36”). Installed on October 17, 201

Faculty member Erik Brandt's Ficciones Typografika project just won't quit racking up publicity. The much-beloved gallery-in-an-alleyway project has been featured in a number of printed and digital publications on a local to international scale since its inception more than a year ago.

Robin Schwartzman and Tom Loftus will review golf courses around the world

Faculty member Robin Schwartzman and her partner Tom Loftus have been invited to Doha, Qatar, this November to work with students and faculty in the design and fabrication of a mini golf course for the festival Tasmeem Doha.

Ben Currie

In honor of National Arts in Education Week, students and alumni talk about their favorite art instructors.

Lisa Kill

Did you know that MCAD's walls are always available to install and showcase student work?

Mark Mallman will defend a secret movie tonight

Mark Mallman ’95 is the September host of Trylon microcinema's The Defenders series.

Jamie Thomas

Student Reporter Jamie Thomas is a senior fine arts studio major.

Sarah Wieben's The Nature of Trees is on display at Gallery 360

Faculty member Sarah Wieben currently has an exhibition on view at Gallery 360.

Sand Wash Basin by Jill Mudge ’78

Jill Mudge ’78 is displaying some of her latest photography in the exhibit Horses of the West this month at the Rodgers Memorial Library.

Glow-in-the-dark buttons designed by Chase Van Weerdhuizen

Faculty member Brett Smith created cute ice cream buttons in hopes of easing the nerves of incoming students at MCAD fall orientation. The buttons were such a hit that they were featured on Busy Beaver Button Company's website.

CreativeMornings theme artwork by Erin Jang

Tess O'Connor ’10 has been working as project manager for the Twin Cities chapter of the international lecture series Creative Mornings.

Paige Guggemos ’10 founded the Pizza Club with Chris Cloud

Pizza connoisseurs Paige Guggemos ’10 and Chris Cloud have started a very special club dedicated to the popular treat.

Unicorn Empire, founded by Amber Whitney ’09, creates fandom–inspired apparel

Amber Whitney ’09, founder of Unicorn Empire, has been featured on Hypable.

Barb Schlulz was a featured artist at the MN State Fair

Faculty member Barb Schulz was a resident artist at this year's Minnesota State Fair.

Joe Cecere

Balancing creativity, strategic thinking, and a mind for business, Joe Cecere ’92 has a passion for helping Fortune 500 companies solve business problems using innovative branding strategy. As president and chief creative officer of Little, a Minneapolis-based branding and design agency, he has helped big-name clients such as Target, Microsoft, Wells Fargo, Lowe's, and Sealy, to name a few.

MFA Student Christopher Selleck to be featured in Thread

Current MFA student Christopher Selleck is participating in the three–person exhibition Thread at the Washington Gallery in Duluth.

Student Club Fair and BBQ

Students kick off the year by signing up for clubs and enjoying free lunch.​

The Drawing Project is a Knight Arts Challenge finalist!

The Drawing Project led by faculty members Lynda Monick-Isenberg and Shannon Brunette has been chosen as a finalist for the St. Paul Knight Arts Challenge.

Kara Zenk

No two studios/workspaces are quite the same, as evidenced by these photos.

Taste of 8 features faculty member Diana Eicher

Faculty member Diana Eicher is currently showing at Taste of 8, a collection of fiber works by Twin Cities surface design artists. 

Signing for Displaced Persons, courtesy of Peruzzo's instagram (anthonyperuzzo)

Faculty member Anthony Peruzzo illustrated the recently released Displaced Persons, a comic book by Derek McCulloch that's been fifteen years in the making.

Boxes done by DesignWorks can be seen throughout Whittier

Perhaps you have noticed the artwork popping up on utility and electrical boxes throughout Whittier Neighborhood and wondered who is behind it all. The answer is MCAD DesignWorks!

Party on Fire

Studio mates Eddie Perrote ’14 and Leanna Perry ’14 met each other on their very first day at MCAD. Today they each fill their time with über-creative internships and jobs, as well as some major collaborations.