MCAD News


Arlene Birt

Faculty member Arlene Birt will be presenting on "The Visual [Emotional] Vocabulary of Sustainability" this February at Interaction14 in Amsterdam.

Interaction14 is an initiative of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), a global network of over 55,000 members worldwide dedicated to the professional practice of interaction design.


Emily Christenson

Pelagic Series, Schooling 2, a painting by Emily Christenson ’02, has been purchased by and added to the permanent collection of Iowa's Dubuque Museum of Art.


Kreate Technology

Corey Riggle ’06 recently accepted a position with Kreate Technology, developers of software for visual content production and deployment. He has moved to Bentonville, Arkansas, to provide software training and support to a major retailer.


Around The Farm Table Host Inga Witscher

Joe Maurer 98 is producing a new television series for Wisconsin Public Television with his wife and host Inga Witscher, a fourth-generation dairy farmer. Around the Farm Table is "a food and farming adventure, connecting consumers to small, thoughtful farmers through storytelling, forgotten recipes, and entertainment."


Kristen Lowe

Kristen Lowe ’88 was featured in the Star Tribune yesterday for her documentary Painting the Place Between.


Super Academy

Ben Lifson ’13 will be hosting a live stream on YouTube to discuss his new series Super Academy on Sunday, December 8 at 4:00 p.m.


Recycled Trophies Cover

Emailing back and forth with Aaron Beebe, an artist Collins had never met/spoken to in person, the pair took turns creating partially made collages and sending to the other to complete. Twenty collages later, Recycled Trophies will show side-by-side comparisons of started and finished works.


Greta Kotz, Deity Down

Student Greta Kotz's "moody semi-abstract paintings" have been featured on quarterly-printed art magazine Hi Fructose's website.


Paula McCartney, Bronx Zoo Green Jungle Fowl

Faculty member Paula McCartney will be showing work at Form + Content Gallery along with the artists Lex Thompson and Sonja Thomsen.


Illustration by Rachael Balsaitis

Former student Rachael Balsaitis was commissioned to illustrate the Star Tribune's Holiday Book Guide, which features fiction, nonfiction, art books, and regional books chosen by both critics and readers.


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.