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Minneapolis, MN—April 2018—The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) is pleased to present the culminating exhibition of graduating Master of Fine Arts candidates. Presenting a variety of disciplines including drawing, filmmaking, furniture design, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. the exhibition will feature work by 18 artists and designers. This exhibition is the result of a two-year interdisciplinary journey of intensive research and studio practice. Visitors can expect to see work that encourages contemplation and conversation while surprising and delighting in the mastery of materials.

The Graduates

  • Jonathan Aller, drawing and painting 
  • Sishir Bommakanti, illustration 
  • Rachael Elam Bonebright, illustration 
  • Jodie L. Burke, filmmaking
  • María José Castillo, print paper book
  • Zoe Cinel, interdisciplinary
  • Sherry Muyuan He, graphic design
  • William Lining Jiang, drawing and painting
  • Xiaojie Liu, illustration
  •  Jordan Moen, interdisciplinary
  • Reza Nejati-Namin, drawing and painting
  •  Aries Yuanzhou Qian, illustration
  • Binbin Shen, furniture design
  • Alanna Stapleton, illustration
  • Jessica Welhaf, illustration
  • Libby Wiswall, printmaking and interdisciplinary
  • Shun Yong, photography
  • Yuchen Zhang, comic art and illustration

The Exhibition

Event: MFA THESIS EXHIBITION AND RECEPTION
Location: MCAD MFA Studios and Gallery 22011st Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404 Gallery entrance on Stevens Avenue side of the building
Gallery Hours: Saturday, May 5, 1:00–6:00 p.m. Friday, May 11, 6:00–9:00 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 1:00–6:00 p.m.
Reception: Friday, May 11, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Who: Free and open to the public

ABOUT MCAD’S MFA PROGRAM

The MCAD MFA Program is a community of makers, thinkers, theorists, researchers, and creative professionals. The student body is diverse with a robust international presence. The subject of student-inquiry responds to social, cultural, and professional needs as well as to entrepreneurial opportunities, stretching across art and design practices. Students in the program pursue creative work in a lively, interdisciplinary environment that includes animation, comic art, drawing, filmmaking, furniture design, graphic design, illustration, interactive media, painting, paper and book arts, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

ABOUT THE MINNEAPOLIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

Recognized nationally and internationally for its innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to visual arts education, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design is home to more than 750 students and offers professional certificates, bachelor of fine arts and bachelor of science degrees, and graduate degrees.