Photograph by Josh Olson (

Current student Josh Olson is this year's Minnesota Center for Book Arts Collegiate Fellowship recipient.

Commencement Ceremony 2015

At the spring 2015 commencement reception, brand-new graduates reflect on their college experiences and excitedly look toward the future.

32 Under 32

Eric Drommerhausen ’07, Carla Zetina-Yglesias ’07, and Matt Lunneborg ’06 are nominated for this year's 32 Under 32.

Twelve Forever poster by Julia Vickerman (

Julia Vickerman ’06 recently made a short for Cartoon Network. 

With a series of visits, lectures, exhibitions, and festivals, created in the name of individual and collective activism, the Guerrilla Girls will soon be taking over Minneapolis.

Work by Tom Garrett (

Faculty member Tom Garrett is featured in Giuseppe Castellano's article No, GO to Art School.

Midwest Book Awards for Amundson and Maurer

Sobriety: A Graphic Novel by Daniel D. Maurer and Spencer Amundson ’13​ has received two Midwest Book Awards: a gold medal in the Self-Help category and a silver medal for Young Adult Non-Fiction.

Ideation and Process Students Go Downtown!

On a rainy day this spring, Holly Streekstra’s Ideation and Process students boarded a Metro Transit Bus that took them down Nicollet Avenue to a number of distinctive locales. Because sometimes, getting out of your everyday environment and exploring someplace new is all you need to get a flurry of ideas rushing through your head.

Rare American Folk Art by Karen Wirth

In coordination with the Book Art Biennial 2015, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts presents The Contained Narrative: Defining the Contemporary Artist’s Book curated by Cathy Ryan ’07.

Jay Coogan

After our students graduate this week, we turn our focus to the extraordinary work of our MCAD alumni, faculty, staff, and friends as we host The Auction at MCAD, now in its third year. In the past two years we have raised nearly $300,000 for scholarships for our students.

Crayon Cookie by Ashely Peifer

Ashely Peifer ’13, MFA, presents her first solo exhibition in Minnesota.

Greg Hoffman ’92

Greg Hoffman ’92 has been named number twelve on Fast Company's list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business.

Schroeder Interviewed by Skwigly Magazine

Since 1990 faculty member Tom Schroeder's animation and directorial work has earned him plenty of industry kudos and awards. 

Michaels Receives Cooper Hewitt National Design Award

New York City graphic design studio Project Projects, of which Adam Michaels ’00 is a cofounder, has just received the very prestigious Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Communications Design.

Summer Send Off

The end of finals is in sight, summer is just around the corner, what better way to celebrate than with a Summer Send Off?


Melissa Wagner ’07, MFA, and Angela Zammarelli ​’07, MFA, and Tim Able are showing work in an exhibition at Augsburg College this summer.

Decomposition by JM Culver (

The 20th annual Art-A-Whirl is just around the corner, and several MCAD alumni are participating this year.


Every year, MCAD students have the opportunity to compete in the Self-Portrait Competition for prizes ranging from $50 to $100!

Photograph by Erika Ritzel

Erika Ritzel ’06, MFA, is featured in an essay on In the piece, Ritzel discusses her process of photographing items at estate sales and shares anecdotes about her experiences with these deeply personal (and sometimes deeply impersonal) events.

Students in Professional Practice prepare their exhibition

For many professional artists, knowing the ins and outs of what goes into an exhibition is, if not an absolute necessity, at least a huge help. It's easy to focus on the finished product: the artwork; the environment; the reception. But what really goes into producing an art exhibition from start to finish?

An image accompanying Lara Rodriguez's poem on The Fanzine

Faculty member Lara Rodriguez is featured on The Fanzine.

Work by Doug Smock

Doug Smock ’78 has been chosen as May's artist of the month on Illustrate Yourself.

Seth Goodspeed

We are pleased to welcome Seth Goodspeed to MCAD's Institutional Advancement team as our new director of alumni and annual giving. 

Swimmer, 2014, by Valerie Jenkins (

An MN Original special featuring faculty member Valerie Jenkins aired this past Sunday.

Bee Arts includes faculty member Diana Eicher

Faculty member Diana Eicher is one of the many notable people who is involved with Bee Arts, a new model for how scientists, artists, institutions, and individuals can work together to solve problems and make art that engages community.