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That artistic growth will be on view in the RPM Fall Exhibition, November 7 – 17 in the Fourth Floor Raw Space. The reception is Thursday, November 10, from 6:30 – 8 p.m.
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MIAD students and alumni racked up the accolades at the 2016 United Adworkers Milwaukee 99 awards show.
Aaron Czarnecki '17
Madyson Brady '17, Aaron Czarnecki '17 and Daniela Valle Chavelas '17, all Communication Design majors, received student merit awards for their work.
Aaron Czarnecki '17
Czarnecki, who completed a rebrand for Nana Asian Fusion & Sushi Bar, believes that feeling comfortable enough at MIAD to ask questions and even fail prepared him to do work of this caliber.
MIAD is well-represented in the Wisconsin Triennial 2016 show at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.
Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg's "A Tenuous Framework"
Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg's "A Tenuous Framework"
More than 600 artists applied, with only 34 individuals and three pairs accepted into the show. Their work all connects to Triennial themes such as consequences of environmental destruction, and the staging and representation of social and cultural identity.
Pankey created the piece last year in her "Introduction to Furniture" class taught by furniture design faculty Dick Ivens and Robert Lynch.
Bourne, Taylor '15 James '15
Bourne, Taylor '15 James '15
At the 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Awards Brunch, James was awarded the grant which includes $5,000 in post-production services, legal consultation and $2,500 in cash for his feature film, Lunar Lords.
In 2015 he received $5,000 to develop the script for Lunar Lords. Immediately after graduating from MIAD with a degree in Time-Based Media, James began working on the script with help from Mallori Taylor '15 (Time-Based Media: Animation) and Michael Bourne. They've spent the last year screenwriting, scouting locations and completing visual development.
'Lawn Boy' mower ad
User Experience: Products That Shape Our Lives, on view in the Brooks Stevens Gallery October 21 – February 25, focuses on the devices we use and how their design has evolved from inception through today.
A holiday tradition held every year during the first weekend of December, the MIAD Holiday Sale is your opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind art and design work created by MIAD students and alumni at affordable prices.
Meet the emerging and established artists and designers who are behind the amazing creations, and shop for work in all media — from sculptures, paintings, photographs and furniture to cards, coasters, jewelry, handbags, ceramics and more.
Now in its seventh year, the MIAD Holiday Sale draws more than 1,000 visitors to MIAD’s campus in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. Major proceeds from the MIAD Holiday Sale support the more than 120 participating students and alumni, while also benefiting MIAD student scholarships. MIAD’s galleries are open during the sale.
Thursday, November 30, 6 - 9 p.m.: Be among the first to see the art and design works for sale. Preview Night admission is $10. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Friday, December 1, 5 - 9 p.m.: Sale, free admission
Saturday, December 2, noon - 5 p.m.: Sale, free admission
More information:Get directions to MIAD and parking information.
Calling all students and alumni! Showcase and sell your work at the annual MIAD Holiday Sale. Registration is required by November 10, 2017. Learn more about participating (PDF).
Sign up to sell your work today! Note: To register, please be sure to have images of your artwork ready, in a single JPG or PDF file.
View images from the 2015 Student/Alumni Art & Design Sale.
View images from the 2014 Student/Alumni Art & Design Sale.
View images from the 2013 Student/Alumni Art & Design Sale.
Jennifer Voss, coffee table
Franczyk and Voss applied for acceptance by submitting photos and descriptions of their work, with support from furniture design faculty Robert Lynch and Dick Ivens.
Christian Franczyk, drinks credenza
A panel of furniture industry designers, manufacturing and retail executives and members of the trade press judged the entries on criteria such as design, manufacturing, marketability and workmanship.
"What Dan brings to his work is an inspired vision, a conceptual approach toward ordering the diversity of visual material that one experiences."
- Jeffrey Deitch, Hip-Hop Modernism
Dan Friedman 'The Wall'
Friedman, a design pioneer working across various media, sought to create, delight and engage with his designs, furniture and more. His legendary work is featured in this comprehensive exhibit, making its Midwest debut at MIAD.
The phrase "no guts, no glory" doesn't just resonate on the field--it holds true in the art world, too.
Cody Powers '17 (Industrial Design, ISA), recipient of a 2016 Honorable Mention for Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture from the International Sculpture Center, knows this firsthand.
Powers, focusing all of his energy on the MIAD 2016 Senior Thesis Exhibition in the spring, almost didn't apply for the honor typically given to graduate students. But recognizing the excellent opportunity, and with encouragement from faculty sponsor Will Pergl, he buckled down and compiled his work.
This included still images of his jump-roping hologram thesis installation, a 30-second documentation video of a kinetic sculpture he created as well as an artist's statement, biography and CV.
His submission nabbed the Honorable Mention, a rare feat due to the number of graduate student applications. Powers couldn't be happier.
For the second consecutive year a MIAD student has taken home the prestigious IDSA Design Foundation National Undergraduate Scholarship. Emily Siira '17 (Industrial Design) was awarded the scholarship for her exemplary work and extracurricular involvement.
Siira, a nontraditional student, was in Connecticut studying mechanical engineering when she found her passion for Industrial Design. "After two years, I reevaluated what I wanted to do. After finding my passion for Industrial Design, I immediately fell in love with MIAD."
The old adage "those who can't do, teach" doesn't have much traction at MIAD, where faculty members are exhibiting and working artists and designers.
The biennial Faculty Exhibition, on view August 22 - September 17 in the Frederick Layton Gallery, offers a chance to experience faculty work in one incredible exhibit.
MIAD Photography alumna Saige Rowe is highlighted in an artsy.net article as one of 15 artists who deserve a solo show:
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For many high school students, summer vacation is a time to take a break from school and relax.
For the 150 students in MIAD's Pre-College CORE and Advanced Programs, it's a time to expand skills, learn new techniques, and get a taste of a college art and design education.
Lindsey Yeager, a senior at Verona Area High School, came to Pre-College for the first time because she is "considering coming to MIAD for college and wanted an immersive learning experience."
Artists Sabin Aell, Nina Ghanbarzadeh and Nirmal Raja ’08 (Painting) illustrate their pasts through art, drawing from a tapestry of experiences stemming from living outside of their traditional cultures in Material Girls. The exhibition, curated by the artists, opens Friday, July 22, is on view in the Brooks Stevens Gallery with an Opening Reception Saturday, July 23, 2 – 5 p.m. with a Gallery Talk beginning at 3 p.m.
National artists and designers transform galleries at MIAD into analytical territories during the 2016-2017 season of exhibitions. Coupling with MIAD being named a 2016 Top Design School, many of the 2016-2017 exhibitions feature design work.
Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is free, and free gallery tours are available.
In honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, Penguin Classics launches a redesigned Pelican Shakespeare Series, with alumna Manuja Waldia (Communication Design) creating the vibrant cover designs.
Manuja Waldia book cover designs
Milwaukee Film Festival
Gabriela Riveros ’16 put her creative talents to work designing the 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival campaign art.
Milwaukee Film Festival andlocal female owned design shop Lone Shoe Graphics hired Riveros to design this year’s campaign art. Cathy Brautigam, Lone Shoe lead designer, worked with Riveros as she created the dynamic illustration.
“When I found Gabriela’s work, I was literally blown away. And working with her was equally great. She understood the direction I wanted to take this year’s campaign art, and she delivered above and beyond my expectations,” said Brautigam.
A new furniture exhibition, opening on Summer Gallery Night, features student works created in the Spring 2016 furniture class, taught by Robert Lynch and Dick Ivens, as well as works created by local artisans that will be featured in the Fall 2016 Fine Furnishings Show.
The exhibition is on view in the Entrance and River Level Galleries, with an Opening Reception on Summer Gallery Night, July 22.
“We are extremely grateful for this recognition from GDUSA. Our program’s reputation is built from the great work our graduates are doing and we are very proud of the impact our students and graduates are having in the design world,” said Dale Shidler, Chair of 2D/4D Design.
The institutions represented are compiled from GDUSA research and other surveys of designers and educators.
“We’ve embedded professional experiences with class projects and internships throughout our curriculum, this has allowed our students to create excellent portfolios and strong communication skills that assist them as they find professional careers,” said Shidler.
View the full list of top graphic design schools here.
Image: Manuja Waldia's '14 (Communication Design) Shakespeare cover redesign
These three female artists illustrate their sense of adventure and exploration in Material Girls, on view in the Brooks Stevens Gallery at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, July 22 – September 17, with an Opening Reception on Summer Gallery Day, July 23, 2 – 5 p.m. and a Gallery Talk beginning at 3 p.m.
Midwest District Design Conference at the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, April 22 – 23.
Carter was chosen by a panel of IDSA Midwest members representing companies such as General Motors, Milwaukee Tool and Brooks Stevens Incorporated, “We were rated on everything from the quality of sketches and graphic layout, to presentation quality and story structure,” said Carter.
On May 14, more than 120 talented MIAD seniors celebrated their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees with parents, families and friends at the historic Pabst Theater.
Seniors Riley Niemack (Integrated Studio Arts) and Nina Keizer (Illustration) spoke to the challenging, exciting and transformative MIAD experience.
Additional speakers included:
Students in Leslie Fedorchuk’s Service Learning class worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters to create maps of their neighborhoods, learning more about what maps are and what they can teach us.
15 students, or ‘Bigs,’ and 15 ‘Littles’ spent Saturday, April 9 at MIAD, learning about how today’s artists frequently use map-making as a way of working in their studios and creating their own maps with important neighborhood features.
Littles were able to learn more about Milwaukee, and specific neighborhoods, discussing the importance of understanding maps.
To learn more about service learning, click here.
To learn more about Big Brothers, Big Sisters, click here.
Thank you, Blackbox Visual, for creating this Creative Fusion 10th Anniversary video. MIAD student videography provided by Cramer-Krasselt.
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