Samantha French's work on Single, Carefree, Mellow

Alum Samantha French's artwork is featured on the cover of Katherine Heiny's latest book Single, Carefree, Mellow.

Rongbuk by Betsy Ruth Byers

Betsy Ruth Byers ’08, MFA, is showcasing her work solo exhibition Indeterminate Present at the Kolman & Pryor Gallery.

MCAD received a total of 20 awards in the competition

The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles announced the results of the Illustration West 53 Competition and MCAD received a total of twenty awards.

​Congratulations to the following MCADians for receiving awards, and special mention to Ann Macarayan who ​took the Silver Award:

Pathway Series by Roman Verostko

Roman Verostko has been getting some great coverage lately. Verostko is an MCAD professor emeritus and an artist widely known for his algorithmic art. 

Work by Robert Barber, courtesy of

Robert Barber ’48 will host a retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson.

Barber has been creating art for nearly three-quarters of a century and continues to create work on a daily basis.

The Longing, 2008, by Julie Buffalohead

Julie Buffalohead ’95 is showcasing her work at the Minnesota Museum of American Art.

Micah, 2009, courtesy of Benjamin Fredrickson and Daniel Cooney Fine Art NY

Benjamin Fredrickson ’03 will be showcasing his photographs at Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, starting today.

Work by Lynda Monick-Isenberg

Faculty member Lynda Monick-Isenberg and Chelsea Kelly will host the opening reception for Collected and Contained in Silverwood Park on Thursday, January 8.

Joan Mitchell Logo

Aaaron Spangler ’93 has been named one of twenty-five recipients of the Joan Mitchell Foundation's 2014 Painters and Sculptors Grant Program. Recipients are granted $25,000 each.

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Toby Jones ’09 is nominated for an Emmy for his work on Cartoon Network's Regular Show.

Sam Hoolihan screened at Mono No Aware VII

Faculty member Sam Hoolihan screened a 16mm triptych film piece titled City 3 at this year's annual Expanded Cinema Exhibition Mono No Aware VII.

Dances with Lizards by Nathan Motzko

We interview Nathan Motzko, a second-year illustration major, about utilizing the Online Portfolio Review while he was in high school. He even shares one of the original pieces he submitted for review and a recreated version that shows off his improved skills!

NSFW by Jacob Schroeder

Jacob Schroeder ’14 was interviewed by Tom Johnson for Stubble Magazine.

MCAD Senior Jake Herrick

As we say goodbye to our graduating class, a few seniors reflect on their MCAD experiences and excitedly look to the future.

Congrats to Tim Kiser on earning a Masters!

Following twelve years of work in the MCAD Library (2000-2012), this year Tim Kiser ’98 earned a master of science from the University of Michigan School of Information in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His degree is in information, specializing in library and information science.

Zachary Mathre in His Studio

As students are finishing up finals, it's a great time to take a look into some of the studio spaces to see what everyone is making!

Football As Football is a team of people who love both kinds of football

Eric Drommerhausen ’07 and his team at Football as Football were featured on CityLab.

Jack Pavlik ’12 and Brad Jirka ’76 are jurors for the call for entry

There is a call for entry for the upcoming exhibition Body and Machine. Artists are invited to submit kinetic and interactive work made in the last three years that address the relationship of the human body and machines.

Jack Pavlik ’12 and Brad Jirka ’76 are jurors for the event.

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Aaron Draplin ’00 designs a logo from scratch

In this video for, graphic designer Aaron Draplin ’00 not only takes on a logo design challenge—he also makes it look easy and extremely fun.

The Rocketpack by Nate Flink

Nate Flink ’94 is looking for supporters of his recent Kickstarter campaign for the Rocketpack.

Blind Contour by Olivia

Transfer students come to the Minneapolis College of Art and Design from locations across the state, the nation, and the entire world bringing many different perspectives and skills along with them—adding tremendous value to the university. First-year transfer student Olivia Saleh shares her story.

Mystery Spot Books, run by Chad Rutter, is co-hosting the event

Join several MCADians at Visual Literacy, a one-day sale of artist publications from collectives and artists around the Twin Cites.

Taxidermy Art: A Rogue's Guide by Robert Marbury

Join Taxidermy Art: A Rogue's Guide author Robert Marbury ’04 tomorrow for a book signing and discussion of taxidermy art.

Jenna in New York City

The day Jenna graduated from MCAD is the day she received keys to her new apartment in Brooklyn. This essay about post-graduation life is written by recent alum Jenna Ballinger.

A print by Hend al-Mansour, courtesy of

Hand al-Mansour ’02, MFA, is featured in the exhibition The Great Mother of Islam at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery.