MIAD welcomes three AICAD Teaching Fellows this fall
MIAD welcomed three new Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD) Post-Graduate Teaching Fellows to its faculty for the 2021-2022 academic year. This year’s AICAD Fellows are:
Morgan Bouldes (MFA, Photography, 2021, Cranbrook Academy of Art)
As a multidisciplinary conceptual artist, experienced curator and writer, Bouldes draws from her lived experience, spiritual identity, ancestry and connectedness to create and teach. Her work manifests in photography, film, ritual performance, audio and spoken word. Bouldes brings a balance of both technical skills and a profound ability to lead, listen and teach in ways that empower learners to explore and grow both personally and artistically. Boulde’s website is morganchandlerbouldes.com.
Talia Dutton (MFA, Comics, 2020, California College of the Arts)
A firm believer in the intersection of art and play, Dutton’s comics seek to find the humor and warmth of the mundane in the fantastical, featuring monsters and humanity. Before completing her MFA, she secured a book deal with a large publisher, a rare feat for anyone, let alone for someone who was still a student. Described by one former professor as “in a league of her own when it comes to graphic novels,” Dutton excels as both an artist and storyteller.
Phillip McFarlane (MFA, Communications Design, 2018, Pratt Institute)
In addition to his experience as a multidisciplinary visual designer and design educator, McFarlane works with interactive, experimental and emerging technology. His storytelling tends to intersect with folklore, Afrofuturist and feminist themes, which are used to present counter-narratives focused on decolonization. As part of a grant-winning team, McFarlane participated in the Verizon Connected Futures Challenge. He also taught at OF Course in China and spoke at their talk on “The Future of Graphic Design.”
The three new faculty join three returning (second-year) AICAD Fellows: Gabriela Escovar, Zuhal Feraidon and Yeon Jee.
The AICAD fellowship program aims to help increase racial and ethnic diversity of faculty at art and design colleges. The fellows are high-achieving master’s degree graduates from underrepresented populations nominated by their home institution for college-level teaching positions.
In the 50th anniversary year at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), the college presents “Growing Resistance: Untold Stories of Milwaukee’s Community Guardians,” an exhibition in the Brooks Stevens Gallery running January 8 – March 2, 2024. Related programs include zine making, a book club, student-guided tours and a story circle with community partners.
Eye-opening and awe-inspiring: this is how Nirmal Raja ’08 (Painting) describes learning to work with liquid metal. The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) alum recently completed the John Michael Kohler Arts Center Arts/Industry Residency in Kohler, Wisconsin.
Dale Shidler, Professor of Communication Design, received the January 2024 MIAD Values Recognition Award at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). Dale’s nominations highlighted his embodiment of MIAD’s Core Values, especially Integrity, Kindness and Community.
Four Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) community members will contribute to the first floor of the new ThriveOn King community hub on North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. They make up part of the 20 Milwaukee artists who will convey the history and heritage of Bronzeville in this collaborative space.
The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) Board of Trustees welcomed two new members at their January 2024 meeting. Dr. Daniel A. Schroeder, co-founder and president/CEO of Organization Development Consultants, Inc. (ODC), and Noah Stone, reference librarian and circulation assistant at North Shore Public Library, joined MIAD’s Board.