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mertlikova-senior-exh-webSelected talented artists and designers showed their work in MIAD’s 2012 Juried Senior Exhibition, June 5 – July 28, in the college’s Frederick Layton Gallery.

MIAD faculty chose 23 students’ work from the 2012 Senior Exhibition, with the now graduates representing each of MIAD’s 11 majors. The capstone projects on view included:

  • “Young Tongues,” an interactive project by Nate Pyper (Communication Design) that seeks to cultivate conversation among designers and design-thinkers who wish to challenge design’s status quo.
  • “Encase,” a sound-dampening system created with peaceful individual workspaces in mind designed by Yasaman Hadipour (Industrial Design).
  • “Because it was there,” by Claire Smith (Sculpture), which centers on the merging of mundane, everyday objects with unfamiliar mediums and forms, using found and re-purposed materials.
  • “SnoHare,” a lightweight snowshoe made of carbon fiber, aluminum traction and ABS plastic binding that helps reduce fatigue and increase traction for users exploring unbroken terrain – designed by Pavla Mertlikova (Industrial Design).


Click here to read more about other selected projects, including:

  • “Bacterium,” by Michael Petrella (Illustration), a card game aimed at 10-year-olds to adults and first-time board gamers to tactical, European board game enthusiasts.
  • “Half,” photographic documentation of weight loss by Photography major Julia Kozerski, which was featured on CNN.
  • “Visio Guides,” Industrial Design major Jeannette Ralyea’s award-winning collaborative design to aid the visually impaired that will be produced in the United States and Australia.

The full list of 23 artists and designers, whose works were selected from among 153 graduates, are:
Katie Batten and William Carpenter (Painting), Claire Smith and Samuel Lux (Sculpture), Patricia Boyle and Julio Cordova (Printmaking), international award winners Julia Kozerski and Marta Shumylo (Photography), Rachael Sanders and Tegan Andrich (Drawing), Nate Pyper and Hector Said Guerra (Communication Design), Michael Petrella and Whitney Tembelis (Illustration), Carlie Nesgoda and Christa Feider (Interior Architecture and Design), international award winner Jeannette Ralyea, and Pavla Mertlikova and Yasaman Hadipour (Industrial Design), Calsey Cross and Jose (Rudy) Medina (Integrated Studio Arts), and Tasha-Nova Borozny and Danaya Khartchenko (Time-Based Media).

MIAD seniors received their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees on May 12.

Top image: “SnoHare,” Pavla Mertlikova (Industrial Design)
Second image: “Young Tongues,” Nate Pyper (Communication Design)
Third image: “Encase,” Yasaman Hadipour (Industrial Design)
Fourth image: “Because it was there,” Claire Smith (Sculpture)
Last image: “Mooring Lane Public Market,” Carlie Nesgoda (Interior Architecture and Design)

Additional photos are available on Facebook.
Photos from the 2012 Senior Exhibition are available on flickr.
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