Minneapolis, MN—October 2019—The Master of Fine Arts candidates at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design invite you to an evening of creativity and community at Open Studio Night 2019. Check out work by the newest generation of emerging talent, meet the artists, get a behind-the-scenes look at their studios, and rub elbows with others in Minnesota’s creative community. Candidates in MCAD’s interdisciplinary MFA program explore a vast array of ideas through a multitude of media including graphic Design, fiber, installation, comics, illustration, painting, drawing, interdisciplinary practice, video, performance, sculpture, and multimedia. There’s something intriguing for everyone. 

Event Details:
When: Friday, December 6, 2019, 6:00–9:00 p.m. 
Where: MCAD MFA Studios and Gallery, 2201 First Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404 
Who: Animation / Comic Arts / Drawing / Design / Fiber Arts / Filmmaking / Installation / Interactive Media / Painting / Paper and Book Arts / Printmaking / Photography / Sculpture / Sound. 
Note: This event is free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible. 
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MCAD’s master of fine arts in visual studies program is a community of makers, thinkers, researchers, and creative professionals working in a mentor-based, interdisciplinary environment. Our four-semester curriculum is designed to expand your thinking as you take advantage of the Twin Cities’ vibrant art and design scene. The diverse student body—one with a robust international presence—explores and fulfills social, cultural, and professional needs, as well as entrepreneurial opportunities stretching across practices. Students are encouraged and supported in exploring wide-ranging processes and histories via rigorous studio practice, individual mentorship, research, and intense discourse. Students work in a variety of modes; intermedia practices are supported and encouraged: engaged & public arts, film and video, graphic design, drawing & painting, performance, animation, comic arts, furniture design, illustration, sculpture, installation, interactive media, paper and book arts, photography, and printmaking.


Recognized nationally and internationally for its innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to visual arts education, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design is home to 800 students and offers professional certificates, bachelor of fine arts and bachelor of science degrees, and graduate degrees.

The Artists:

  • Camilo Aguirre
  • Emma Beatrez
  • Yujie Cao
  • Jiahao Chen
  • Qian Chen
  • Kendall Dickinson
  • Trina Fernandez
  • Roshan Ganu
  • Harry Gao
  • Alondra Garza
  • Shirin Ghoraishi
  • Zhang Junyao
  • Xingzi Liang
  • Jocelyn MacDonald
  • Molly Murakami
  • Lee Noble
  • Alonzo Pantoja
  • David Ruhlman
  • Carl Schmit
  • Darren Schneibel
  • Patrick Sexton
  • Emma Shen
  • Brad Thomas
  • Kyle Voss
  • Xintong Yang
  • Jian Yao
  • Sun Zhangruo