Artists on the Verge

Faculty member Piotr Szyhalski, along with Northern Spark-creator Steve Dietz, has co-directed Artists on the Verge 5, now on view at the Soap Factory. 

Tom Garrett Illustates an Original "Dude"

Faculty member Tom Garrett recently illustrated the origins of the word "dude" for Scholastic's Scope magazine.

Paganistan by Murphy Pizza

Faculty member Murphy Pizza's book Paganistan: Contemporary Pagan Community in Minnesota's Twin Cities will be released by Ashgate Publishing on April 17, 2014.

Taylor Baldry

Taylor Baldry ’07, along with Zorn Corporation and, has created a new, twice-monthly art "fun-ducational" video series called Pangaea Station.

Shana Kaplow

Former faculty member Shana Kaplow's artwork will be on view in an upcoming exhibition at Rosalux Gallery.

Julie Sirek on American Craft Cover

From being awarded a grant to landing a major magazine cover, Julie Sirek ’10 has had an exciting year so far and it looks as if her future looks just as bright.

Cindy Gilbert

Cindy Gilbert, director of MCAD's Master of Arts in Sustainable Design program, has been invited to lead an Open Meetup entitled "To MOOC or Not to MOOC: Let's Talk About Online Edu" at the  National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance's (NCIIA's) annual Open Conference in San Jose, California, in late March.

Shawn McCann Illustration

Shawn McCann ’02 has been featured on Design Juices, an online creative blog that showcases inspiration and innovation in the fields of design and art.


"Aberration," a new site-specific installation by Jamie Owens ’13 and current student Claire Victoria, is the fourth installment of the annual MCAD@MIA program.

Jodi Reeb-Transformation

Reeb uses beeswax to create encaustic paintings that focus on rich surfaces of pure form free of content.

Melissa Hronkin Profile

Hronkin has been teaching art since 2001, and believes that creativity is not just about making things—it is about moving people with an idea.

David Goldes, Electro-graphs

David Goldes's exhibition Electro-graphs is gaining acclaim from major media outlets the New Yorker and the New York Times

Zammarelli installing her work

Angela Zammarelli ’07, MFA, just finished installing a new exhibition at the Taber Art Gallery.

Holly Streekstra Profile

Faculty member Holly Streekstra juried work for an exhibition by the Society of Minnesota Sculptures currently on display in Minnetonka. 

Balancing Ground Rendering

Congratulations to Amanda Lovelee ’10, MFA, and the rest of her team Balancing Ground for being chosen as the winners of the Creative City Challenge!

Eric Syvertson House Party

MFA candidate Eric Syvertson's House Party exhibition was recently recommended on Minnesota Public Radio's Art Hounds.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Congratulations to the MCAD representatives for the 2014 Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Affiliated Colleges of the Twin Cities Art History Symposium.

Camille Gage Military Caskets

Patricia Olson ’98, MFA, Camille Gage ’97, and Sarah Kass ’11 are among eleven artists showcasing their work in How to Be a Feminist Artist.

Poster Design by Clarice

A number of MCAD alumni are banding together to open the new River Media Art Center in Winona, Minnesota, on May 3.

TedX Fulbright Logo

Fulbright scholar and visual storyteller Arlene Birt ’02 has been invited to talk about sustainability in design at TEDx Fulbright 2014 in Washington, DC, on April 5.

Kate Casanova, Ben Moren, Greenscreen detail

Faculty member Ben Moren ’10 and Kate Casanova ’08 are part of the collaborative exhibition Guess Ready Review at Kolman & Pryor Gallery. The exhibition includes video, sculpture, photography with sound, and a listening station.

Metatranslations Exhibit American Swedish Institute

Faculty member Natasha Pestich has created a one-minute film in response to writer Ed Bok Lee's Metatranslations poetry.

Patrick Redmond Design

Former MCAD student Patrick Redmond, of Minnesota-based brand identity and design firm Patrick Redmond Design, served as a judge for this year's Printing Industry Midwest Star of Excellence Awards competition—the largest and most prestigious print competition in the Midwest.

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A huge congratulations to Matthew Meyer ’01, Dan Lund ’89, Justin Weber ’08, and Andrew Chesworth ’07, members of the team of animators who created the Disney film Frozen, which just won an Oscar.

Well done, team!

SILA Press Release for West 52

MCAD illustrators cleaned up at this year's Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles competition.