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Vanessa Lara ’23 receives scholarship for mask design

Vanessa Lara ’23 (New Studio Practice: Fine Arts) won the VIVO Masks $1,000 Masquerade Scholarship Design contest with the mask she created celebrating Mardi Gras and “Dia de Los Muertos” in Mexican culture.

MIAD seniors selected for The Grilled Cheese Grant

Three New Studio Practice: Fine Arts seniors were selected as recipients for the fifth annual Grilled Cheese Grant.  Yhazmin Sanders-Sanchez, 2nd place, $500 Maria Alfaro, 3rd place, $400 Nick Drain, 5th place, $285  The grants provide support for seniors working on...

MIAD Alum awarded for Innovative Sign Design

Eric Bailey ’01 (Illustration) took top honors in the Wisconsin Sign Association’s 2019 Sign Design Contest. He won first and second place for brand signs at Saint Kates Arts Hotel and Ironworkers Local 8. Read more. 

MIAD senior receives 2020 SGCI Gamblin Student Award

MIAD senior receives 2020 SGCI Gamblin Student Award Maria Alfaro ’20 (New Studio Practice: Fine Arts) received the 2020 SGCI (Southern Graphics Council International) Gamblin Student Award. Each year, Gamblin presents awards to three SGCI members. News MIAD in...

Alumna wins first place design award from VMSD magazine

Deb Wolf ’95 (Interior Architecture and Design) won first place in VMSD (Virtual Merchandising and Store Design) magazine’s Retail Renovation Competition for her redesign of a Ben Bridge Jeweler store. She works at SkB architects in Seattle. Read...

MIAD alumni chosen for County Parks’ Maptacular project

Several MIAD alumni have been chosen for Milwaukee County Parks’ Maptacular project. In the project, illustrators and artists create a new map for a Milwaukee County Park in their own distinct, artistic style. The newest crop of posters is on sale now, with...

Allie Fischer ’21 selected for distinguished curatorial fellowship

Allie Fischer ’21 (New Studio Practice: Fine Arts) is one of 15 students nationwide to be selected to attend the Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program and Summer Academy in Houston, TX this summer. The program aims to provide specialized...

Fine arts students from Rockford, IL make big community impact

Lain Weickert ’21 (New Studio Practice: Fine Arts) was awarded a $1,250 commission from the Our City Our Story initiative in Rockford, IL for a public art commission. The initiative is based on re-sparking community interest and investing into community...