MCAD alumni, students, and faculty were featured in "Art Du Nord," a pop up shop of art and furniture design created in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The spring show included work ranging from painting to prints to 3D design.

Participating artists included:
Ed Charbonneau (Adjunct Faculty, Fine Arts)
George Mahoney (Adjunct Faculty, Fine Arts)
Pat Carmody (Academic Support Technician)
Danielle Feliciano MFA '12
Kate Worum '12
Lindsay Splichal '12

Kelly Ludeking '97 and Brad Hertko '96, owners of Ironhead Sculptural Services, along with Justin and Karen Peters '97, hosted an iron pour event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for  Eco-Fest 2012 this past April. The exciting event included molten metal, music, and dancing in the streets.

Chadwick Rantanen '03 held a solo exhibition at Standard (Oslo) this past March entitled "More often and in more Places." Rantanen's premiere is a measuring and mapping out of the gallery space.

Edith Garcia '98 was exhibited at the Gimpel Fils gallery in London this past Spring, in a show entitled "James Tower and Contemporary Ceramic Art." The exhibition explored the continuing problem of how artists who work in ceramics are classified: ceramist; sculptor; painter; artist. 

Allison Pegoraro's held an exhibition entitled "ECOTONOSTOS" this May at Gallery One at Tractorworks in Minneapolis. The work is influenced by ecology, nostalgia, and Pegoraro's interpretation of the cultural influence she experienced while revisiting Japan in 2011.

Shannon McCarthy MFA had a piece featured in this year's :output, an annual Amsterdam-based publication featuring a juried competition of international designers.

Six students hosted a gallery show titled "Seen Unseen" this past April at Old Arizona. Work by students Dakota Hoska, Danielle Kutscheid, Susan Mikutowski, Sarah Rice, Ellen Strub, and Heather Tatarek was featured.

Four students exhibited in a show titled "And If You Don’t Know, Now You Know" at CO Exhibitions this past April. The contemporary art group show paid tribute to rap music of the 1990s, reflecting on the music that shaped a generation. Featured MCAD artists were Christopher Alday, Colin Marx, Madison Rubenstein, and Jessica Whitener.

Thirteen MCAD alumni were featured in this year's Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, the largest film event in the Upper Midwest. Awards went to Mong Vang '07 for "Journey to the Fallen Skies" (Best Minnesota Made Feature) and Maria Juranic ‘05 (Special Jury Award for Emerging Talent in the Music Video Category). This is the second year in a row that MCAD filmmakers have won Best Minnesota Narrative Feature. The Minnesota Made section was programmed by MCAD Professor and Director of Graduate Program Tom DeBiaso.

This year's ARTCRANK MSP, a show of bicycle-inspired poster artwork by local artists, included the design and illustration work of MCAD alumni, including Lindsey Aho ’04, Ian Davies ’96, Geoffrey Schley ’01, and Anne Ulku ’07.

David Goldes (Professor, Media Arts) and Jonathan Bruce Williams '08 participated in Northern Spark on June 9, 2012. In line with the festival's theme, their installation (THE Northern Spark, an iconic electrical spark generator) aimed to reassert electricity’s essential mystery and to exteriorize and celebrate its properties.

Julia Vickerman '06 curated "MUCHOS KSTEW: An Artistic Tribute to Kristen Stewart" at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles this past April.

Aimée Pijpers '11 was the artist in residence at MPLS.TV for the month of April. Read her interview and view her works below.

Kate Casanova '08 was commissioned and featured in the April 2012 issue of Twin Cities METRO Magazine. Her sculpture "Of Breath" was TC METRO's April commission.

Katelyn Farstad '10 held a solo show at the Zach Feuer Gallery in New York City this past April entitled "Rats Make Love."

Adam Michaels '00 and the other founders of the esteemed graphic design studio Project Projects was profiled by Gestalten TV. See the full video below.

Gloria Eslinger '93 installed a stained glass mosaic entitled "Sunrise/Sunset" at the Jim Dan Hill Library on the UW Superior Campus. The forty foot mural, now a part of the permanent collection, was created to actively engage the natural movements of nature and seasons.

A piece by Chadwick Rantanen ’03 was included in the 2012 Midway Contemporary Art Auction. The event featured only fifteen items, with a bidding range from $5,000 to $30,000.


Kristen Lowe '88 was a contributing writer covering contemporary art for Tonka Times magazine in Minnetonka, Minnesota. The March article featured a behind-the- scenes look at the preliminary work before an exhibition of work by painter Ellen Richman and ceramist Maren Kloppman at Circa Gallery in downtown Minneapolis. 

The 2012 "Made at MCAD" exhibition was featured in the Southwest Journal. Several students were mentioned in the article, including Llewellyn Mejia, Dakota Hoska, Josh Olsen, Colin Marx, Heather Williams, Maggie Muldowney, Ian Nystrom, Taisha Bosher, Daniel Disselkoen, and Rachel Knoll. The journal has a circulation of 36,000.

Lyndsey Lesh '08 illustrated the cover and inside artwork for The Rattling Wall, a Los Angeles–based literary journal specializing in short fiction, travel essays, and poetry. Lesh's work has also appeared in Beautiful/Decay Magazine, Pacsun's AStory 03, and CMYK Magazine.

Numerous illustrations by Tom Garrett (Professor, Design) appear in the June 2012 issue of CBS Watch! Magazine. Garrett illustrated Gary Sinise of "CSI NY," the cast of "How I Met your Mother," and the cast of "2 Broke Girls." The article and illustrations are currently online.

Tom DeBiaso (Professor/Director of Graduate Program) premiered his film “Strange Arithmetic” this past April at the Larissa Goldston Gallery in New York, NY. The film, co-produced with David Rathman, ran continuously in an exhibition of Rathman's paintings.

For Mpls.St. Paul magazine's 40th Anniversary, Julie Sirek '10 created a dress from hundreds of pages of the magazine. Her dress was modeled on the cover of the May issue, and she was featured in a video on the Mpls/St. Paul website. View the video below.

Chungli Huang, MFA '12, was featured on the art blog Paper Darts. Huang explores gender, sexuality, and Taiwanese politics through paint.