MCAD News


Namdev Hardisty

If you're planning on making a process book at some point, you might want to take a few pointers from faculty member Namdev Hardisty.

Tessa Binder

In the wake of the recent MCAD Art Sale, Kayleigh Fichten ’13 and current students Nich Thomas and Tessa Binder have emerged as three up-and-comers to keep an eye on as deemed by local arts, style, and culture online publication l’étoile. 

Josh Quigley, from A Shameless Longing

Josh Quigley ’08, MFA, has been selected as one of three winners of the Conscientious Portfolio Competition. Annually produced by Conscientious Photo Magazine, the competition was judged by Alice Rose George, Ann-Christin Bertrand, and the magazine's founder and editor Jörg M. Colberg. The other 2013 winners are Dorothee Deiss and Bahar Habibi.

We're Thankful

Current student Heather Tubwon recently illustrated for United Way Twin Cities. The illustration was featured last week in a blog post about gratitude and the upcoming holiday season.

The Outer Game of a Property Inspector

Faculty member J. Kevin Byrne has just published the third installment of his four-part series about property inspection. The project has surrounded his foray into the world of property liability and insurance inspection.

The truth about Star Wars

Student John Wilinksi was recently featured on highly regarded blog Comics Alliance for his portfolio of fun and funny illustrations. Check out his work and his unique spin on pop culture favorites.

The Fun

Jake Yuzna ’05 is the author of the just-released book The Fun: The Social Practice of Nightlife in NYC. Yuzna profiled more than thirty artists, including the "royalty of Manhattan nightlife," in order to share with readers a history of the past four decades of after-dark activity in the nation's culture capital.

Tom Garrett November Illustrations

We're seeing the work of faculty member Tom Garrett ’79 just about everywhere lately. Take a look at this list of illustrations he's had published in November alone:

Gregory Euclide

Fresh on the heels of solo shows in L.A., Paris, and London, Gregory Euclide ’08, MFA, is rounding out the season with his first solo show in the Twin Cities Metro Area in years.

Marked, Inc.

Rhea O'Connor ’08 and Scott Loeser just launched a holiday fundraising campaign with Lifetrack, a nonprofit human services organization that develops strengths within those facing life challenges. 

Pulso

Edith Garcia ’98 is currently exhibiting new works for AWARD at British Ceramics Biennial's Stoke-on-Trent in the U.K. and in Pulso: Artists of the America at Kendall College of Art and Design in Michigan.

Listen and Repeat—Interactive Installation

According to her website, Rachel Knoll ’13 is "interested in the mediated nature of experience in an increasingly technological world." 

The Starfolk Album Cover

Brian Tighe ’90, who has been part of a number of bands including indie pop group the Hang Ups, is leading a new musical venture named the Starfolk.

Horton Gallery

The latest by Aaron Spangler ’93, recently displayed for the first time in Homeschool at Horton Gallery, carves out a territory where the personal and sacred are interlocked and consecrated. Spangler’s immersion in rural prairie and the north woods on 150 acres near Park Rapids, Minnesota, has drawn out archetypal inspiration tied to the surrounding landscape.

Students at Lee Elementary

Eric Rieger ’07 (also known by the name HOTTEA) visited students at Lee Elementary School earlier this week to create one of his famous installations. The piece consists of brightly-colored yarn that spells out LEEARTS on the fence in front of the school.

Fresh Dozen at Red Arrow Contemporary

Work by Kurt Dyrhaug ’89 has been selected to appear in a sculpture exhibition at the Red Arrow Contemporary in Dallas, Texas. Fresh Dozen will feature a medley of recent work and represent the diversity of styles that span across the region. 

Linda Christensen with her scultpures

Linda Christensen ’72 spent plenty of quality time in the cooler last month carving busts of Seattle's mayoral candidates. Local news site King5 covered the story and asked citizens to vote on the "butter" candidate.

Additional Information:

Mike Perry Volvo Ad

Mike Perry ’03 and his wife Anna Wolf share their creative, zany worlds in this Volvo advertisement, which is part of the car company's Joyride series.

Target Gift Cards for Gay Pride

Aaron Draplin ’00 of Draplin Design Co. was selected by Target to design a gift card to be included in their LGBT series. Click the image to see his full design (on the lower right).

Additional Information:

Obduction Artwork

Eric A. Anderson ’98 recently completed a successful Kickstarter funding campaign, along with Cyan Inc., for a video game project. Obduction is a spiritual successor to Cyan's previous games Myst and Riven.

Rude's Doctor Who Art

Bill Rude ’96 has created a time-lapse video showcasing the development—from initial sketch to final result—of one of his paintings. The work of sci-fi art is part of a group show at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood, California, called the Doctor is In: A Tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who.

See What I See

The Phipps Center for the Arts and Hudson’s Healing Arts Program present See What I See..., paintings by Kate Gomez and sculptural works by Kelly Ludeking ’97.

Brian Eno: Visual Music

Matthew Rezac ’00 and Andrew Blauvelt of the Walker Art Center co-designed a monograph about Brian Eno’s visual art practice. Chronicle Books picked the duo to design the 400+ page book with more than 850 images and multiple contributors.

Kemp Center for the Arts Sculpture Garden

Kurt Dyrhaug ’89 has been invited to curate an outdoor sculpture exhibition at the Kemp Center for the Arts in Wichita Falls, Texas. He will be selecting ten artists to exhibit their work in the annually changing exhibition Art on the Green

Amy Sands: Crossing Boundaries

Join visiting faculty member Amy Sands at the reception for her upcoming solo exhibition Crossing Boundaries. Sands is currently an artist in residence at TractorWorks, where the exhibition will be held.