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sen-exh-13-logo2013 Juried Senior Exhibition
June 4 – July 27, 2013
Frederick Layton Gallery

If you missed MIAD’s renowned annual senior exhibition, it’s time to see faculty-juried works from all majors in the 2013 Juried Senior Exhibition.

Pre-College MAJORS Exhibition

Gallery Night & Day, July 26 – 27
Brooks Stevens Gallery

Works in a variety of fine arts and design media by Pre-College students in the advanced MAJORS program, with a reception Gallery Day from 10 – 11:30 a.m. Advanced high school students are taught by such recognized faculty as Jason S. Yi, James Barany and Shane Walsh.

MIAD 2013 Senior Exhibition

Spring Gallery Night, April 19 – May 11, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday, April 19, 5 – 9 p.m.
All MIAD Galleries

The largest and most eagerly anticipated exhibition of its kind in the state celebrates the talent of tomorrow’s creatives. The works span MIAD’s 11 majors, and their diversity reflects the increasing numbers of students with double majors, and major and minor degrees.

MIAD and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts (PSOA) host the 41st Southern Graphics Council (SGC) International Printmaking Conference, Print: MKE, March 20 – 23, 2013. Following are two of the many exhibitions beginning in 2013 to celebrate the international community of printmaking. SGC International is the largest print organization in North America. Its annual conference is the biggest annual gathering focused on the field of printmaking, drawing up to 2,000 attendees.


Makers in Print: International Print Exhibition
Winter Gallery Night, January 18 – March 23, 2013
Opening Reception: Winter Gallery Night, January 18, 5 – 9 p.m.
A joint exhibition at MIAD’s Frederick Layton Gallery and PSOA’s INOVA Gallery

Makers in Print explores the vitality of printmaking around the world through the work of artists from six countries – South Korea, China, South Africa, Poland, Mexico and Argentina – selected by curators from those countries who have deemed the works as exemplifying the foremost techniques and concepts in the medium.

Making Connections: A Juried Exhibition of MIAD Printmaking Alumni
February 26 – March 23, 2013
Brooks Stevens Gallery

Since its founding in 1974, MIAD’s printmaking major has evolved into one of the top print programs and production facilities in the Midwest. Alumni participating in this exhibition represent different generations of students who studied under a variety of faculty. Also on view are works from current and past faculty members who have guided the printmaking program.

major-deal-recep-crowd-webIt’s a Major Deal!
Winter Gallery Night, January 18 – March 2, 2013
Fourth Floor Gallery

An exhibition of juried works by sophomores and juniors from all of MIAD’s majors and dynamic curriculum.

design-exhibit-kell-vit-webDesigning Desire: The Cultural Effects of Marketing, curated by anthropologist Katinka Hooyer, Ph.D. candidate
October 6, 2012 – February 9, 2013
Opening Reception: Fall Gallery Night, Friday, October 19, 5 – 9 p.m.
Brooks Stevens Gallery

As a vital part of the design process, the art and science of marketing does not just sell products. It also sells and shapes our values and norms, transforming intangible ideas about what is socially desirable into tangible objects. This exhibition reveals this cultural dynamic during the mid-twentieth century, and how our cultural perspectives have changed over time.

Read more about Designing Desire.

Winter Gallery Night, January 18 – February 2
Perspectives Gallery

Curated by Photography seniors David Szymanski and Jordan Leitner, “Vicinity” features works by Chicago photographer Jon Lowenstein, and Milwaukee photographer and MIAD alum Darren Hauck.



Fall Gallery Night, October 19 – December 8
Opening Reception: Fall Gallery Night, Friday, October 19, 5 – 9 p.m.
Frederick Layton Gallery

  • Through residencies and public programs, MKE<->LAX investigates cultural exchange between two American regions, with Milwaukee and Los Angeles as epicenters. Directed by Sara Daleiden, who is based in both Milwaukee and Los Angeles, the initiative moves between regions to question the influence of location, size, market, cultural values and other regional factors on the production of the arts and cultural identity.
  • MKE<->LAX at MIAD is a platforming project in the form of an exhibition embedded within the overarching, multiple-year initiative of the same name. It is organized in collaboration with artist as MIAD Director of Galleries Mark Lawson, artist as exhibition designer and alumnus Harvey Opgenorth, artist as project consultant Jessica Steeber and artist and MIAD alumna as platforming protégé Ashley Janke.
  • Through its installations, programs and residencies, this non-traditional exhibition turns the art gallery into an incubator for cultural exchange. Participants each have roots in Milwaukee and have spent time in Los Angeles, either through an MKE<->LAX residency or the commitment to relocation. They are interdisciplinary researchers who respond to fine art and commercial markets. Disciplinary arenas include visual art, performance, film, music, architecture, animation, product design, communication design and critical writing, as well as other related cultural investigations.
  • MKE<->LAX is an iteration of the experimentation with gallery space started by New Exchanges at MIAD early in 2012. It is supported in part by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund.

Read more about MKE<->LAX.
MKE<->LAX was highlighted in an art preview in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, September 30, 2012.

December 5, 2012 – January 13, 2013
Perspectives Gallery

“Residue” features the work of Sarah Sudoff, Grace Kim, Stephen Chalmers, Roman Sakovich and Lalage Snow, and is curated by Photography seniors Kayla Massey, Sheena Hang and Laurelle Sparks.

Attribute (v./n.), curated by Tanya Dhein ’13 and Grant Gill ’13
October 5 – 27

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 11, 6 – 9 p.m.
Perspectives Gallery

Curated by Photography students Dhein and Gill, Attribute (v./n.) features work from Caleb Cole, Vladimíra Žídková, Emily Keegin, Jamie Marie Waelchli and Lukasz Wierzbowski. There will be a panel discussion, facilitated by Dhein and Gill and featuring four panelists, Friday, October 19, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

detail-jill-fac-webMIAD 2012 Faculty Exhibition
August 18 – October 6
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 6 – 9 p.m.
Frederick Layton Gallery

From traditional media used in innovative ways to 21st century technologies and themes, the works of MIAD faculty entice dialogue and discussion.

The Faculty Exhibition was featured in the Third Coast Digest Sept. 8, 2012.

Fusione de Firenze
August 11 – September 22
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 6 – 9 p.m.
Entrance Gallery

Work from MIAD’s 2012 Summer Study Abroad Program in Florence, led by faculty member Michael Aschenbrenner and Chair of 2D/4D Design Phil Belair.

Shifting Identity: Creative Revolution in China
August 11 – September 22
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 6 – 9 p.m.
East Gallery

Work from MIAD’s 2012 Summer Study Abroad Program in China, led by Professor Jason S. Yi. 

senior-photo-peloza-webSenior Photo Majors
September 4 – 21
Closing Reception: Friday, September 21, 5 – 7 p.m.
Perspectives Gallery

A selection of work from the portfolios of Photography seniors taught by Chair of Fine Arts Bob Smith.

Top image: Ad campaign image from Designing Desire
Second image: MKE<->LAX logo
Third image: Detail of Jill Sebastian’s “10-Gallon Prairie” from the Faculty Exhibition
Fourth image: Image from Senior Photo Majors, by Kelly Peloza ’13

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