Awards & HonorsDiscover MIAD students, faculty, staff and alumni being recognized for their innovation, creativity, success and positive contributions to the world around us.
Four New Studio Practice: Fine Arts seniors were selected as recipients for the sixth annual Grilled Cheese Grant.
Ck Ledesma (Painting) and Nirmal Raja ’08 (Painting) have received 2020 Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships. Finalists included Phoenix Brown ’19 (New Studio Practice: Fine Arts) and MIAD instructor Janelle VanderKelen.
Two works by Katie Grinell ’21 (New Studio Practice: Fine Arts) were accepted into the “Emerging Vision: Biennial Student Show,” exhibition at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center in Denver.
Three MIAD New Studio Practice: Fine Arts students – Abby Schwab ’22, Sara Moralez ’21 and Michie M ’23 – were recipients of the 2020 LGBTQ+ Scholarship presented by Cream City Foundation.
Director of Human Resources Dusty Hoot receives a 2020 HR award from the Milwaukee Business Journal.
Four MIAD Interior Architecture and Design students received international recognition for their work in the 2020/21 Juried Drawing Exhibition by the Design Communication Association (DCA).
Jade Watring ’11 (Illustration) created the campaign art for the 2020 Milwaukee Film Festival. The artwork features technicolor butterflies emerging from chrysalis to represent the film festival transforming to a virtual platform this year.
Amanda Levinate ’20 (Communication Design) was awarded a professional American Web Design Award by GDUSA for her 2020 Senior Exhibition project called Co- The Together App.
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.
Three New Studio Practice: Fine Arts seniors were selected as recipients for the fifth annual Grilled Cheese Grant.