“The strong liberal arts component of the MIAD education was critical…”
BFA Drawing, 2003
MFA Indiana University
Ryan Mandell is currently Assistant Professor and Area Head of Sculpture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has previously worked as Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Boise State University, and as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Penn State and the University of North Texas. Mandell received his Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture at Indiana University, in Bloomington, Indiana. He began studying there in 2004, having taken a year off to work as a carpenter and continue building his portfolio after completing his BFA in Drawing at MIAD in 2003.
“MIAD gave me a solid foundation in art history, a broad array of technical skills, and perhaps most importantly, the frequent and intense experience of critically analyzing my artwork, and the artwork of others. The strong liberal arts component of the MIAD education was also critical, in that I was pressed to become a much more effective and articulate writer and speaker. All of these qualities made me an excellent candidate for graduate study, and have continued to serve me to this day.”