MCAD News


Ficciones Typografika

MCAD faculty member Erik Brandt was recently interviewed by Paul Schmelzer of the Walker Art Center and featured on his art blog Eyeteeth: Incisive Ideas. Brandt's community gallery project Ficciones Typografika includes work by several current MCAD students, including James Dolence, Zach Collins, and Huiqian Wu.

Additional Information:

Terrence Campagna

A series of photographs by Terrence Campagna ’09, Small Bodies of Surface Water, will be part of Biennial 27 at the South Bend Museum of Art in South Bend, Indiana through October 6.

Karen Wilcox

Karen Wilcox ’01 draws upon ancient writings, religious icons, and sacred spaces to offer a dreamlike journey through feminine and masculine mythology. Within the Myth: Gendered Perceptions explores how masculine language, symbol, and myth affect our perceptions of gender.

Fiberglass Dress

Karess Pastore ’03 creates thought-provoking, sculpted fiberglass dresses. Her latest work explores themes such as Remembering Sandy Hook, Greenpeace, and more. The show, which will be on view at LAYERS Gallery 185 in the Northrop King Building, will open the evening of Thursday, September 5.



Additional Information:

Angela Strassheim ’95

Photographer Angela Strassheim ’95 will have a solo exhibition representing over a decade of her work. Story Telling will be on view at Andrea Meislin Gallery in NYC September 12-October 26, 2013.

Additional Information:

Katelyn Farstad

Katelyn Farstad ’10, Sheila Wagner ’13, Colin Marx ’12, Tynan Kerr ’07, and Ute Bertog ’05 are featured in the upcoming midwest issue of New American Paintings.

Additional Information:

Texas sculptor Kurt Dyrhaug ’89 has been selected to show his work in Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art in Auburn, Alabama October 4, 2013-October 2, 2014.


Additional Information:

Kauai Adventure Photography Workshops

In the winter of 2013, Patrick Kelley ’06 co-founded Kauai Adventure Photography Workshops in Hawaii. The classes help photographers and photo-enthusiasts improve their on-location work while allowing them to explore one of the most beautiful landscapes on earth.

Additional Information:

Tuesday Bassen ’11 is now the senior designer at Tinybop, a children's educational app company, where she leads the visual team in creating beautiful, unusual, science-based exploratory apps for children. Recently, she has also spoken at Design Sh!t Madison and WMC Fest and done work for Playboy, The Washington Post, the New York Times, Fiat, Target, Paperless Post, and Little Otsu.

Work by Christina Huang ’14, MFA, Eric Syvertson ’14, MFA, and Audrey Moxley ’13 for the Greater MN Arts Initiative was featured in the Grand Rapids Herald Review.

Additional Information:

Faculty members Zak Sally and Barbara Schulz, along with MCAD's Comic Art program, were featured in The Minnesota Daily.

Additional Information:

Fine Arts faculty member Pamela Valfer was interviewed by OtherPeoplesPixels.

Additional Information:

Robert Marbury ’04, co-founder of the Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermy, was featured on SyFy's Weird or What? program.

Additional Information:

Faculty member Kinji Akagawa designed a large sculpture for the Stillwater Public Library, which was recently installed.

Additional Information:

Faculty member and writer Lightsey Darst gave an artist lecture at the Walker Art Center on June 20, presenting new work inspired by her two-week writer’s residency in the museum's resource library.

Additional Information:

An interview with design professor Erik Brandt was featured in the popular international online magazine designboom.

Additional Information:

Northstar

Co-director Nathan Anderson ’03, producer Jason Hagen ’02, and writer/co-director Seth Anderson (all of Lullskull, Ltd.) were recently featured in an interview with Marquette, Michigan's newspaper Mining Journal. The trio discussed the formation of Lullskull, Ltd. and are in preparation for their debut feature film Northstar, to be filmed in Michigan's Upper Peninsula in winter 2014.

Additional Information:

A book project by graphic designer Jeong Ho Park ’13, MFA, entitled Type Capsule has received the Red Dot Design Award for Best of the Best 2013 in communication design.

Additional Information:

Madison Russell ’10 is participating in the Recycled Rain Project, a group show and charity project in which artists create work using only collected rainwater. 20 percent of sales are donated to provide water across the globe via water.org. The show is at the Olympic Mills Commerce Center in Portland, Oregon from June 1 to July 16.

Additional Information:

Michael Marcon '02 has had multiple published paintings in Target's line of home decor.

Additional Information

The Lions of Valletta is an original full color graphic novel about cats, Malta, art history, philosophy, and the meaning of life. Ursula Murray Husted ’07 is running a Kickstarter until June 28, 2013 in support of this project.

Additional Information:

Ken Christianson ’04 was recently featured on WNYC's program Soundcheck for his commission-based music service in which he composes personalized music for babies. Christianson also recently successfully funded a $12,000 Kickstarter campaign to record and publish a large series of his chamber music pieces.

Additional Information:

Gloria Eslinger '91 has been tenured and promoted to Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Eslinger also created a forty foot stained glass mosaic which she donated to the permanent collection of the Jim Dan Hill Library located on the campus of UW Superior.

Gwen Hauser '72 was featured on Minnesota Original #307. Watch below.

Additional Information:
Episode 307 (mnoriginal.org)

First year MFA student Allison Bolah has been awarded the 2013 Minnesota Center for Book Arts Collegiate Fellowship.