MCAD News


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.

Photo courtesy of walkerart.org

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.

Pillsbury Logo

As a response to Pillsbury House Theatre’s production of Michael Milligan’s play Mercy Killers, faculty member Natasha Pestich is creating thought-provoking prints and installing them around town.

Teagan White for Old Bust Head

Design and branding agency Tribe recently teamed up with Teagan White ’12 to illustrate a collection of brew identities for the Virginia-based Old Bust Head brewery.

Erik Brandt's Ficciones Typografika in etapes

Faculty member Erik Brandt's Ficciones Typografika project continues to gain coverage. The popular project is featured in the April 2014 edition of the Swiss publication IDPURE (No. 34) and the March 2014 issue of the highly respected French magazine étapes (No. 218).

Emmett Ramstad, Individually We Come Together

Emmett Ramstad ’07, MFA, presents his latest sculptural work in a show that just opened in Phoenix, Arizona.

In Knowing You Unknown, Ramstad delves into intimate banality, questioning what makes people unique.

Mark Mallman

Mark Mallman ’95 has been added to the lineup for this summer's Midwest Music Showcase at the Twins Stadium. Ten musical acts have been selected to play before and during a different game throughout the 2014 season.

Heidi Marshall, Essential Guide to Critical Reading and Writing

MCAD Learning Center Director Heidi Marshall's co-authored e-book, Essential Guide to Critical Reading and Writing, is now available to purchase on Amazon.

Tip Floor, oil on canvas, by Michael Kareken

Faculty member Michael Kareken will exhibit his work in an upcoming group show at the Bloomington Art Center. Fruitful and Multiplying addresses the issue of overpopulation and its effects. The exhibition is curated by artist John Schuerman and also includes Mayumi Amada and Jim Proctor.

Bill Rebholz for Pollen

Bill Rebholz ’12 and Andres Guzman ’09 recently attended a conference in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and illustrated the day's occurrences in real time.

Ruth Voights Conversation

After an incredible thirty-eight years at MCAD, faculty member Ruth Voights is bidding us farewell this spring. Lindsay Nohl ’03 and Jenny Bookler ’11 from Light Grey Art Lab recently sat down with Voights to have a conversation about her long history at our school, during which she has impacted so many students.

Amy Devers of the DIY Network

The Furniture Society's annual exhibition Faculty Selects, juried this year by the DIY Network's Amy Devers, will feature a piece by furniture student Nic Van Gorp.

Faculty member Krista Leraas will be sharing all of her knowledge about incorporating delicious plants into your landscape in a class at Eggplant Urban Farm Supply this Saturday.

City Pages Best Of Issue

Brittney Sabo ’07 is officially a big deal, as made clear in today's new issue of City Pages—their annual Best of the Twin Cities issue, that is.

Thoen and Haakenson

Staff members Ema Thoen and Dr. Thomas O. Haakenson presented and hosted an open discussion roundtable at the annual Higher Learning Commission (HLC) conference in Chicago this past weekend.

Scott McDonald Art

With a new show, Now and Then, on view in Alaska, Scott McDonald ’96 has been featured in the Anchorage Daily News for his compelling paintings, described in the article as "childlike but not childish."