Saturday, May 11, 2019, 9:00 a.m.Saturday, May 18, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
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MCAD MFA Studios and Gallery, 2201 1st Avenue South

Reception: Friday, May 17, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Please join us for an evening of art, music, and conversation with the 2019 graduating Master of Fine Arts candidates at 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 animation, comic arts, drawing, illustration, installation, painting, photography, and sculpture. The exhibition will feature work by 12 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

  • Hallie Bahn, interdisciplinary animation
  • Cassandra Cook, photography
  • Jennifer Jurgens, sound and installation
  • Heather Lamanno, painting and sculpture
  • Donna Lynne Meyer, interdisciplinary
  • Clarissa Odin, drawing and painting
  • Grace Olson, photography
  • Anika Schneider, painting
  • Yuta Uchida, drawing and painting
  • Yi Wan, illustration
  • Joi Wenjin Yao, comic art
  • Simone Yijun Zheng, comic art

The MCAD MFA Program is a community of makers, thinkers, theorists, researchers, and creative professionals. Our 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 graphic design, printmaking, paper and book arts, painting, photography, illustration, sculpture, drawing, animation, engaged and public arts, interactive media, filmmaking, comic arts, furniture design, and illustration art.

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.

MCAD MFA Studios and Gallery 
2201 1st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Gallery entrance on Stevens Avenue side of the building

Gallery Hours: 
Saturday, May 11, 1:00–6:00 p.m. 
Sunday, May 12, 1:00–6:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public. All are welcome!

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These are candidates for each degree only. Note that this list is in no way confirmation of actual degree completion.