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.

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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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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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.

Wanda Gág

Wanda Gág ’17 is this week's feature on MNopedia, an online encyclopedia of Minnesota history written by experts—in this case, MCAD faculty member Phil Anderson—and produced by the Minnesota Historical Society.

"Oh Libra" by Stephanie Molstre-Kotz

Stephanie Molstre-Kotz ’01, MFA, was recently featured in the Star Tribune for having work on display at the Robert Trail Library in Rosemount. Her pastel drawings, paintings, and mixed media works, which are also currently on display at Anchor Fish and Chips, often depict dramatic, swirling skies.

"Sensor Device II" by Kurt Dyrhaug

A sculpture by Kurt Dyrhaug ’89 has been selected for the Second Annual Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition. This juried exhibition of outdoor sculpture is hosted by the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. Juror Scott Hicks, Director of Shidoni Foundry and Galleries in Tesuque, New Mexico, selected twelve outdoor works for this exhibition. 

Ed Charbonneau's Midcentury Home

Faculty member Ed Charbonneau and his wife were featured in the Star Tribune for the major makeover they performed on their 1950s home. Enlisting the help of Charbonneau's uncle, local architect Daryl Hanson, their digs have been updated to include a more open floorplan, customized furniture, and a tiki-themed porch.

Left to right: Hend Al-Mansour, Lindsay Splichal, and Michael Gordon

Lindsay Splichal ’13 has received a 2013–2014 Jerome residency with Highpoint Center for Printmaking. She and two other residents will receive nine months of access to Highpoint's fully-equipped printshop, technical support, critiques, a stipend, and a group exhibition in May 2014.

"I Spill Smartwater on Your Smartphone" by Michael Gaughan

The highly technical yet playful watercolors of Michael Gaughan ’02—think beautiful still lifes covered in fruit flies—were recently commended by art blog Beautiful/Decay.

"I Imagined that the Day was Night and I Could See What Came Before Me," M. Loop

The Twin Cities Daily Planet attended and reviewed last weekend's opening of 2012/13 Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition. The piece is filled with notable quotes from jurors and artists.