MCAD News


Rolemodels Game

Light Grey Art Lab team members Lindsay Nohl ’03, Chris Hajny ’04, Francesca Buchko ’08, and Jenny Bookler ’11 have published a new card game in coordination with the exhibition they have curated, named Rolemodels: The Battle for Vyk' Tornaahl.


Aaron Van Dyke Book Launch

This Thursday, faculty member Aaron Van Dyke is launching four volumes: Introduction (+ Nothing), Philosophy, History, and Writing. Each book contains 'writings' woven together from various sources, often at odds with each other. The books will be available for purchase in a handmade, fan-bound version, made possible through a residency at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and as commercially printed paperbacks.


Paige Dansinger

On November 15, Paige Dansinger ’93 will be celebrating the opening of a new art gallery in the downtown Minneapolis skyway. New oil paintings, painted ceramic plates, and digital art will be on view for visitors to enjoy.


Good Weather Gallery Curator Haynes Riley

Visiting faculty member Haynes Riley's alternative gallery space, Good Weather, has been making a splash in the news as of late. The North Little Rock, Arkansas, contemporary art gallery, of which Haynes is the director and curator, is located in Haynes's brother's single-car garage.


New Paradigms in Teaching and Learning

Karen Wirth has been invited to lead a seminar at the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) annual conference this week at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.


MCAD President Jay Coogan

MCAD's president Jay Coogan was quoted yesterday in an article in the Wall Street Journal. The New York newspaper published a story about artist Do-Ho Suh, a long-time friend and past student of Coogan's.


Gary Moss

Painter Gary Moss ’68 is one of the latest artists to be featured on Twin Cities Public Television's weekly arts series Minnesota Original.


NSA, Erik Brandt

Design professor Erik Brandt has been gaining plenty of attention for Ficciones Typografika, his garage wall typography project that features constantly changing work from student and professional artists and designers, both local and international.


Found Object

Faculty and staff member Karen Wirth’s work is included in the tenth anniversary exhibition of the Regis Center for Art at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities. Artists in the curated alumni exhibition were nominated by their former faculty. 


Displaced Hindu Gods

Faculty member Diana Green recently participated in a panel discussion titled Women in Pulp: Women and Comic Book Culture, following a performance of the Chronicles of Kalki at Mixed Blood Theater.

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Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Series

Laura Andrews ’06, MFA, is part of the current exhibit at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts showcasing the work of those involved in the MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Series.


John Keston

John Keston ’13, MFA, has been awarded the 2013 Jerome Fund for New Music (JFund) grant. He will document “Duets for Synthesizer and _________,” binaural recordings of live performances at acoustic sound sculptures in Lancaster and Copenhagen in combination with analogue synthesizers.


Photo by Joseph OLeary

Next month, Joseph D.R. OLeary ’92 will release Of Beards and Men—a limited edition book of 150 portraits with essays by George Slade, Douglas Beasley, and Andy Sturdevant. The book ships December 2013 and is available for pre-order at the website below.

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Dry Stacking Layers of What I Broke on the Curve of an Unknown Parabola

Gregory Euclide ’08, MFA, investigates nature and human experience through his beautifully intricate, mixed media, three-dimensional artwork. He has an upcoming exhibition at the recently opened StolenSpace Gallery in London.


Location Volume One—Artist Book

Isa Gagarin ’08, along with an impressive group of artists, will show her work in the group exhibition Trieste. The show will open in Amsterdam on February 1, 2014, at Grimm Gallery.

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HEATRASH

The latest work by Katelyn Farstad ’10 will be on view in the exhibition HEATRASH tomorrow at Gallery Luis Campaña in Berlin.


Current student Stuart Wainstock is a team member of Kid Around Travel, the winning team at this year's Startup Weekend Twin Cities. Kid Around Travel is an interactive travel and scrapbooking app that allows kids to curate their family vacations. 

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Visitations

Nathan Lewis ’08, MFA, has a busy (and spooky) fall season in the works:

Tomorrow evening he will be lecturing on spirit photography at the Ramsey House; very fitting for Halloween night.


Pestich's Prints

Associate professor Natasha Pestich is a participant in this year's Boston Printmakers 2013 North American Print Biennial, a highly competitive juried exhibition that invites international artists to submit print-based works. Natasha Pestich's series of prints was one of 139 entries selected from over 2,306 submissions.


Repetition and Ritual

Karen Searle ’99, MFA, is an invited artist in the exhibition Repetition and Ritual. The exhibition originated at Georgia's Hudgens Center for the Arts in March, 2013. She will also be giving an artist talk on November 7 and leading a workshop on December 8.


Creative Time Summit

Associate professor Natasha Pestich will participate in a panel discussion related to the Creative Time Summit: Art, Place, and Dislocation in the 21st Century City along with Peter Haakon Thompson (artist, Irrigate project coordinator) and Neeraj Mehta (Center for Urban and Regional Affairs), organized and moderated by Michael Hoyt (artist and creative community liaison at the Pillsbury House and Theatre).


Stephen Klassen ’09, MFA, will be showing new work in the upcoming exhibition Seeing Through Holes: Inventing a Language in Wood.


Down the Rabbit Hole

In Down The Rabbit Hole: A Survey of Jan Xylander Exhibition Posters, associate professor Natasha Pestich expands on her exploration of the fictional artist Jan Xylander.


Detail from a video performance photographed by Susannah Bielak.

Mary Abbe has given a positive review of the current exhibition of new work by recipients of the 2012/13 Jerome Foundation Fellowships for Emerging Artists: Susannah Bielak, Amanda Hankerson, Michael Hoyt, Melissa Loop, and Lauren Roche.


Tara Costello

Salt Sugar Poison, a new exhibition by Tara Costello ’98, explores the malleability of perspective, subtle shifts in time merging to create geometric depictions of a singular point of place. Each painting functions as a map, a document of experience, of vast landscapes both familiar yet unrecognizable.