MCAD News


Britni West ’08

Britni West ’08 is recognized by Filmmaker Magazine as one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film.

Marc Maron checking out the posters Aaron Draplin designed for him

Aaron Draplin ’00 recently worked with Marc Maron (yes, THE Marc Maron) to create posters for his comedy show in Portland.

Work by Jodi Reeb

Jodi Reeb ’95 will be hosting a solo exhibition at the Traffic Zone Gallery.

Visual Thoughts shows off Reeb's experimental mixed media work inspired by nature.

"The process of change in nature is a constant source of wonder and inspiration that I try to mimic in my work through the combination of wax and texture."

Visual Thoughts
July 30–September 4
Traffic Zone Gallery
Reception: July 30, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

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Winter/Spring 2015 Cover of Fence

Faculty member Lara Rodriguez (known in the poetry world as Lara Mimosa Montes) has two poems published in Fence.

The Drawing Project is a Knight Arts Challenge finalist!

The Drawing Project has been chosen as a finalist for the Knight Arts Challenge St. Paul for the second year in a row. The group is among only 62 (out of a total of 480 submissions) to make the list.

The Best of MN Cover by Jaime Anderson

Faculty member Jaime Anderson illustrated the 2015 "Best of MN" cover for the Star Tribune. The "Best of MN" captures all of the great things about our state: the lakes, music, food, craft beer, getaways, and more!

Anderson's work was also featured in the Minneapolis ARTCRANK exhibition. The show is still up at the Hamilton Ink Spot and screenprints are available for purchase through the end of August.

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dargan

Animation senior Adam Dargan gives us the inside scoop on interning for Fallon Worldwide.

Seamus Leonard's work up at Roc Brewing Co.

Seamus Leonard ’04, MFA, is featured in a solo exhibition at Rochester Brewing Co.

Work by Sara Suppan (sarasuppan.com)

Current student Sara Suppan will display a new body of work in the solo exhibition Inhabited.

Hunt + Capture

Amanda Hankerson '04 and Lacey Criswell '04 have teamed up to create advertising photography. 

Work by Shannon Estlund

Faculty member Shannon Estlund is featured in the upcoming exhibition at Soo Visual Arts Center.

Terra Incognita features paintings by Estlund that explore the illusion of spatial depth through layers of paint that alternate between thick and thin application. Her paintings feature landscapes that may not necessarily represent the ideal, such as areas near dirt roads or old houses. These places are often hidden or difficult to access.

Comic Creator Meet-Up

Bob Algeo ’11, MFA, and current MFA students John Bivens and Alex Mitchell (among other MCADians) will be at the Comic Creator Morning Meet-Up in August.

The event takes place the day after Autoptic-MPLS. Bring what you’re working on to show off and enjoy some doughnuts, coffee, and conversation. 

Comic Creator Morning Meet-Up
August 10, 10:30 a.m.
Mead Hall Games & Comics

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Lewis will learn more about spirit photography through this workshop

Nathan Lewis ’08, MFA, and Amanda Lovelee ’08, MFA, have been awarded Jerome Travel and Study Grants.

Fade, 2014, by Tom Gormally (www.tomgormallysculpture.com)

Tom Gormally ’77 will be in the exhibition FEAT 2015.

MCAD Mug

Get to know MCAD's book and art supply store: the Art Cellar.

The Fit Mom Project by Heidi Marshall

Staff member Heidi Marshall recently released her book The Fit Mom Project.

Raised on Ritalin by Tyler Page

Tyler Page ’02, MFA, will be presenting work from his book Raised on Ritalin at the International Comics and Medicine Conference.

Raised on Ritalin is "a medicated memoir" that explores growing up with ADD/ADHD.

The conference takes place in Riverside, California on July 17.

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Rising From A Night's Sleep: Observations of the Everyday in Japanese Graphic De

Ryan Hageman ’11 is the curator of an upcoming exhibition at Present Works, a Milwaukee based gallery collaboratively run by Brian Nigus ’11 and Maura Kelly Doyle ’11.

beyondBRAND will show at the Form + Content Gallery

The upcoming exhibition beyondBRAND​ explores graphic design and visual communication work in a variety of media as a personal response to current social, political, cultural, and economic conditions.

Work by FAILE (check out more on faile.net)

FAILE, a brooklyn-based collaboration with artists Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller ’02, will be presenting a new exhibition this summer.

Leave No Trace by Raina Belleau (www.rainabelleau.com)

Raina Belleau ’11 is in the group exhibition Cement All at the Flux Factory in New York.

Bridget Krohlow in Germany

Student Bridget Krohlow shares her study abroad experience at the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany.

For the Good of the Commons by Natasha Pestich (www.natashapestich.com)

Faculty member Natasha Pestich is working with teens from Landfall Family Means Teen Center to produce an original zine based on the idea of home.

Work by Natasha Pestich (www.natashapestich.com)

Faculty members Natasha Pestich and Amy Sands, current MFA student Julie Benda, and alum Christopher Alday participated in Highpoint Center for Printmaking's fourth biennial Open Portfolio event over the weekend.

Lingering by Yin 'Jo' Yeh (joyehillustration.tumblr.com)

Current MFA student Yin 'Jo' Yeh was awarded a Distinguished Merit award from 3x3 Magazine's illustration student show.