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On view in MIAD's 2017 Senior Exhibition, over 100 of Milwaukee's emerging artists and designers are tackling projects that stress deep connections with fellow human beings and the natural world.
The MIAD 2017 Senior Exhibition is on view April 21 - May 13 throughout MIAD galleries, with an Opening Reception on Spring Gallery Night, Friday, April 21, 5 – 9 p.m. It is generously supported by Presenting Sponsor BMO Harris Bank and Jacobson/Rost.
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Left-handed, night owl, bike rider, Jimmy Neutron fan—these are all ways to describe Ethan Keister '17. Now, he can add another thing to the list.
Keister, a Communication Design senior, was just named a 2017 Student to Watch by Graphic Design USA, saying, “I feel incredibly honored. It really shows that MIAD pays attention to its students and the work that they produce.”
Ariana Vaeth '17 creates art inspired by the diversity and human interaction around her. Soon, she may spend the next year sharing her work as the 2017-18 Pfister Artist-in-Residence.
Milwaukee voted, and MIAD has been named Best Art Gallery (Non-Museum) in the Shepherd Express 2016 Best of Milwaukee Awards.
MIAD went up against RedLine Milwaukee, Tory Folliard Gallery and Walker's Point Center for the Arts for the honor.
"Through the MIAD Creativity Series, the college will bring distinctive and internationally renowned creatives to Milwaukee from a broad spectrum of the visual arts to enrich the experiences of MIAD students while engaging the community in new ways of thinking about, and appreciating, the arts and the world of design."
MIAD Immediate Past Board Chair Madeleine Kelly Lubar
The MIAD Creativity Series welcomes Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated writer and director Rob Schrab November 14-16, 2017. He gives a public presentation titled "Embrace the Dumb: The Rob Schrab Experience" on Wednesday, November 15 at 6 p.m. in MIAD's 4th Floor Raw Space. Generously sponsored by the Argosy Foundation.
Schrab is a MIAD alumnus (’92 Illustration). He has made his mark in Hollywood writing the Oscar-nominated animated film “Monster House,” co-writing an Emmy-winning musical opening for Hugh Jackman at the “81st Academy Awards,” and co-creating the critically acclaimed “The Sarah Silverman Program” for Comedy Central. Most recently, Schrab served as Consultant Producer of FOX's "Ghosted."
Schrab also directed 19 episodes of “The Sarah Silverman Program,” as well as episodes of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” and “Community,” Spike's “Blue Mountain State,” Adult Swim’s “Childrens Hospital,” and “The Mindy Project” for Hulu, among other projects.
He conceptualized the trippy brainwashing sequence for the movie “Zoolander,” wrote/directed the internet promotion for “Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny,” produced VH1’s “Acceptable.TV” series, animated a segment for “Drew Carey's Green Screen Show” and directed the “Crooked Teeth” music video for Death Cab for Cutie’s Plans album.
His Hollywood career launched in 1997 when the popularity of his cult comic book Scud: The Disposable Assassin was optioned by Oliver Stone and made into two video games. In 2003, Schrab co-founded Channel 101, a competitive digital festival that spawned talent such as The Lonely Island, Tim & Eric and Human Giant.
Schrab continues to write, direct and animate feature film, television and digital media. He is originally from Mayville, Wis., and currently lives in Los Angeles.
Jaime Hayon, a Spanish artist-designer, joins the MIAD Creativity Series February 13-14, 2018. He gives a public presentation February 13, 2018 at 6 p.m. in MIAD's 4th Floor Raw Space.
With his installation projects Mediterranean Digital Baroque (2003) and Mon Cirque (2006), Jaime Hayon emerged as an artist-designer at the forefront of a new wave in contemporary design. He participated in London’s Design Week 2009 and had his first survey exhibition, Funtastico, at the Groninger Museum, in the Netherlands, in 2013. Wallpaper magazine included Hayon in its Design Power List, featuring one hundred of the world’s most powerful players; Time magazine also lauded him as a “visionary” and one of the “most creative icons.” Hayon has created work for many iconic brands, including Baccarat, Camper, Fritz Hansen, Magis, Moooi, and Swarovski.
Photo courtesy of Hayonstudio. Portrait by Klunderbie.
MIAD offers a generous merit scholarship program for students entering in fall 2017. To receive full consideration for admission and merit scholarships, we encourage you to complete your admissions materials as soon as possible and no later than February 15, 2017.
Does an exhibit give you Just the Facts?
However, all exhibitions embody perspectives and politics beneath the surface, and are almost never “just the facts.”
Experiencing nature can lead to wonderful results: a healthy mind and body, and for some first-year students, incredible artwork.
That's the idea behind Cognita Natura, a Research, Practice, Methods course taught by James Barany and Ricky Heldt where the classroom serves as half-studio and half-wellness.
Professor Bruce Humphries had two goals for Election Day--to make it fun, and to utilize MIAD's new 3D sculpting and printing technology.
A slot car enthusiast, he created Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton slot cars with those technologies, and held races all day long in the Maker Space.
That artistic growth will be on view in the RPM Fall Exhibition, November 7 – 17 in the Fourth Floor Raw Space. The reception is Thursday, November 10, from 6:30 – 8 p.m.
MIAD students and alumni racked up the accolades at the 2016 United Adworkers Milwaukee 99 awards show.
Aaron Czarnecki '17
Madyson Brady '17, Aaron Czarnecki '17 and Daniela Valle Chavelas '17, all Communication Design majors, received student merit awards for their work.
Aaron Czarnecki '17
Czarnecki, who completed a rebrand for Nana Asian Fusion & Sushi Bar, believes that feeling comfortable enough at MIAD to ask questions and even fail prepared him to do work of this caliber.
MIAD is well-represented in the Wisconsin Triennial 2016 show at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.
Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg's "A Tenuous Framework"
Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg's "A Tenuous Framework"
More than 600 artists applied, with only 34 individuals and three pairs accepted into the show. Their work all connects to Triennial themes such as consequences of environmental destruction, and the staging and representation of social and cultural identity.
Pankey created the piece last year in her "Introduction to Furniture" class taught by furniture design faculty Dick Ivens and Robert Lynch.
Bourne, Taylor '15 James '15
Bourne, Taylor '15 James '15
At the 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Awards Brunch, James was awarded the grant which includes $5,000 in post-production services, legal consultation and $2,500 in cash for his feature film, Lunar Lords.
In 2015 he received $5,000 to develop the script for Lunar Lords. Immediately after graduating from MIAD with a degree in Time-Based Media, James began working on the script with help from Mallori Taylor '15 (Time-Based Media: Animation) and Michael Bourne. They've spent the last year screenwriting, scouting locations and completing visual development.
'Lawn Boy' mower ad
User Experience: Products That Shape Our Lives, on view in the Brooks Stevens Gallery October 21 – February 25, focuses on the devices we use and how their design has evolved from inception through today.
Jennifer Voss, coffee table
Franczyk and Voss applied for acceptance by submitting photos and descriptions of their work, with support from furniture design faculty Robert Lynch and Dick Ivens.
Christian Franczyk, drinks credenza
A panel of furniture industry designers, manufacturing and retail executives and members of the trade press judged the entries on criteria such as design, manufacturing, marketability and workmanship.
"What Dan brings to his work is an inspired vision, a conceptual approach toward ordering the diversity of visual material that one experiences."
- Jeffrey Deitch, Hip-Hop Modernism
Dan Friedman 'The Wall'
Friedman, a design pioneer working across various media, sought to create, delight and engage with his designs, furniture and more. His legendary work is featured in this comprehensive exhibit, making its Midwest debut at MIAD.
The phrase "no guts, no glory" doesn't just resonate on the field--it holds true in the art world, too.
Cody Powers '17 (Industrial Design, ISA), recipient of a 2016 Honorable Mention for Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture from the International Sculpture Center, knows this firsthand.
Powers, focusing all of his energy on the MIAD 2016 Senior Thesis Exhibition in the spring, almost didn't apply for the honor typically given to graduate students. But recognizing the excellent opportunity, and with encouragement from faculty sponsor Will Pergl, he buckled down and compiled his work.
This included still images of his jump-roping hologram thesis installation, a 30-second documentation video of a kinetic sculpture he created as well as an artist's statement, biography and CV.
His submission nabbed the Honorable Mention, a rare feat due to the number of graduate student applications. Powers couldn't be happier.
For the second consecutive year a MIAD student has taken home the prestigious IDSA Design Foundation National Undergraduate Scholarship. Emily Siira '17 (Industrial Design) was awarded the scholarship for her exemplary work and extracurricular involvement.
Siira, a nontraditional student, was in Connecticut studying mechanical engineering when she found her passion for Industrial Design. "After two years, I reevaluated what I wanted to do. After finding my passion for Industrial Design, I immediately fell in love with MIAD."
The old adage "those who can't do, teach" doesn't have much traction at MIAD, where faculty members are exhibiting and working artists and designers.
The biennial Faculty Exhibition, on view August 22 - September 17 in the Frederick Layton Gallery, offers a chance to experience faculty work in one incredible exhibit.
MIAD Photography alumna Saige Rowe is highlighted in an artsy.net article as one of 15 artists who deserve a solo show:
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For many high school students, summer vacation is a time to take a break from school and relax.
For the 150 students in MIAD's Pre-College CORE and Advanced Programs, it's a time to expand skills, learn new techniques, and get a taste of a college art and design education.
Lindsey Yeager, a senior at Verona Area High School, came to Pre-College for the first time because she is "considering coming to MIAD for college and wanted an immersive learning experience."
Artists Sabin Aell, Nina Ghanbarzadeh and Nirmal Raja ’08 (Painting) illustrate their pasts through art, drawing from a tapestry of experiences stemming from living outside of their traditional cultures in Material Girls. The exhibition, curated by the artists, opens Friday, July 22, is on view in the Brooks Stevens Gallery with an Opening Reception Saturday, July 23, 2 – 5 p.m. with a Gallery Talk beginning at 3 p.m.
National artists and designers transform galleries at MIAD into analytical territories during the 2016-2017 season of exhibitions. Coupling with MIAD being named a 2016 Top Design School, many of the 2016-2017 exhibitions feature design work.
Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is free, and free gallery tours are available.
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