MCAD News


Last year, Tom Garrett’s Professional Practice class collaborated on a student project with Target. Illustrations by Teagan White '09 were chosen to illustrate surface of a reusable tote that was given out at all Target locations on Earth Day (April 22, 2012).

Edith Garcia '98 recently released her book "Ceramics and the Human Figure," which explores the role of figurative ceramics through history and in contemporary contexts. Click below to view and purchase the book.

A collaborative show by Llew Mejia '12 and Bill Rebholz '12 was held at Light Grey Studios this past May. Check out images from the show and both artists' work below.

Adam Caillier MFA '10 held an exhibition at Dressing Room in South Minneapolis this May. The exhibition, The Rough-Tongued Ball, featured Caillier's new work with Justin Schlepp.

Roger Kast, '67 alum and former Duluth artist, has launched a new website. It features contemporary drawings and paintings created in the artist's downtown Duluth studio. View three galleries of work including Lake Superior sunrises, moonrises, and moods below.

Advertising students Patrick Kispert, Michael Borell, and Alicia Reyerson from the Senior Project Advertising class have won the 2012 One Show Client Pitch Competition, which was held on May 9 in New York City. The OneShow YoungOnes is the most prestigious college competition for young creatives in the world.

AIGA Minnesota honored Monica Little (MCAD alum and board vice-chair) as a 2012 Fellow Award winner at the 2012 AIGA Fellow Award Celebration on June 15. The AIGA Fellow program recognizes designers who have made a significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within their local or regional design community, as well as their local AIGA chapter.

Little's design company, Little & Company, encourages women and new college graduates to become design entrepreneurs.

The 2012 MFA Thesis Exhibition was listed in the City Pages A-List before its opening this past May. The article, which was written by former MCAD staff member Courtney Algeo, discusses the show's relocation to Northeast's Northrup King Building artist lofts. Work by Kayla Plosz '12 illustrated the article.

A project by students from Elissa Cedarleaf Dahl's "Art in the Community" class was featured in the Downtown Journal this past May. Entitled "Organizations Partner for New Anti-Bullying Mural," the article discussed the MCAD students' collaboration with Youth Art + Media Works and Emerson Spanish Immersion School to create an anti-bullying mural on Nicollet Avenue. Read the full article and view the mural below.

Work by Jan Elftmann ’84 was featured in the exhibit The Art of Recycling at the Gordon Parks Gallery at the Metropolitan State University in St. Paul.

Two MFA Graphic Design students won awards at AIGA Minnesota's Competition this past May. Sherri Days '12 won for her images "Genetic Modification" and "Ingredients." Vadim Gershman '12 won for his project "Alternative Cloud Research." View all of the projects below.

Jack Pavlik has been awarded a 2012 Joan Mitchell MFA Fellowship. With applicants from all of the best MFA programs in the country, the Joan Mitchell Fellowship is extremely competitive. Pavlik is MCAD's second fellow in three years, along with Terrence Campagna MFA '09.

Gregory Ganeles '10 received the 3rd place ranking in Juxtapoz Magazine's "Saber's Pick Art Contest." His paintings were also featured on the Saber blog.

Teresa Audet '11 was interviewed for an article on the Woodworker's Journal eZine. The article, entitled "Teresa Audet: From Woodworking Student to Lifelong Learner" discusses her works and student life at MCAD. Read below.

MFA Graphic Design student Li Zeng '12 has accepted an Assistant Professor position at Mississippi University for Women.

Two books by Chad Rutter '06 have recently been accepted for distribution by Printed Matter. Also, they can be found at a new artist bookstore in Melbourne, Australia called Perimeter Books.

One of the books was featured on the London photobook blog "Self Publish, Be Happy" (below).

Adjunct Faculty Emily Hoisington's collaborative project "The Work of Growing Food," made with origami designer Jane Rosemarin, was on display as part of "Shin Jidai: Contemporary Japanese Book and Paper Arts" at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. The pieces consisted of vegetables folded by Rosemarin from Hoisington's woodblock prints of garden tools.

Frenchy Lunning has been busy in the music video production field. She has recently been the producer on five different rock music videos. See below for a full list and links to the completed videos.

A performance piece by Professor Piotr Szyhalski from last year's Northern Spark festival, entitled "Empty Words: So That We Can Do Our Living," was featured in Quodlibetica in an article by Adjunct Faculty Diane Mullin. Mullin's essay, entitled "Emptying Words: Demilitarizing, Denoting, and Delight," provides a thoughtful critical context for a work that is deeply rooted in MCAD.

Ryan Hageman '11 was recently hired as Graphic Designer for the Art Institute of Chicago. Check out his work for AIC and other work below.

Adjunct Fine Arts Faculty Emily Hoisington was featured in a group sho at Altered Esthetics this past may. Her pieces "Tending to Decomposition" (handmade paper sculptures) and her "Glimpses Underground" book were on display as part of Altered Esthetics' "Formed By Nature" show.

An animated short by Greg Bro '02 entitled “Stuper Powers: Rise of the Chipmunk King" earned top honors in the L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival this past April. Bro accepted the award for Best Animated Comedy at the four day festival.

In honor of the cruel and foolish month of April, Quodlibetica undergoes autocorrect to emerge as Wildly Erica, an issue dedicated to word play in all forms: cinepoetry and flarf, nano-memoirs and signs of the future, the cacophonous/mellifluous world of sound poetry, nonsense that makes sense, and general frolic on the ragged margin of understanding.

Heidi Hogden '08 has been included in the article "6 Art School Grads to Watch" in the Boston Globe, along with a gallery review in The Tufts Daily. Read both articles below.

Andy DuCett, Fine Arts Adjunct Faculty, has been posting regularly on the Walker Art Center blog for a new segment called "Making It," which gives behind-the-scenes insight into artist practices and the process of making and showing work. The postings are related to DuCett's upcoming September show at The Soap Factory, entitled "Why We Do This."