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MIAD Senior Exhibition

Senior Exhibition 2024

MIAD’s annual Senior Exhibition returns April 19 – May 11, 2024

  • April 17, Preview Night, 4 – 8 p.m.
    • Business and gallery representatives, VIPs and family and friends of exhibiting seniors are invited to view the exhibition and discuss the work.
  • April 19, Gallery Night public opening, 5 – 9 p.m.
    • All are welcome to view the exhibition. Free admission.
  • April 20, Gallery Day, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • All are welcome to view the exhibition. Free admission.

MIAD Galleries are open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Senior Exhibition and MIAD Galleries are located at 273 E. Erie St., Milwaukee, WI 53202.

Some of this year’s projects include:

  • An animated miniseries app to support children suffering with PANDAS syndrome, a debilitating pediatric autoimmune disorder.
  • A guerrilla marketing campaign and large-scale video about Missing and Murdered Indigenous women and girls whose faces are crafted from 5,712 dots representing each of the missing. Using varying statistics, and based on the student’s heritage, the dots change to fire representing tribal funerals for them.
  • A line of bespoke luxury garments for users with physical disabilities that allows them to show up in formal spaces confidently, without hindering their abilities.
  • A garment cleaning solution for astronauts living on space stations in microgravity that could be used for longer space travel (such as to Mars).
  • A triptych of oil paintings encased in a built wooden cabinet that combine Renaissance and Baroque era influences while highlighting intergenerational inspirations of teachers, parents and athletes in Milwaukee.
  • Pattern and design work that combines western cowboy and Chinese textiles and fashion based on the student’s cultural roots.
  • Sculptural works that combine bejeweled bronze metalworking and a representation of the student’s belly button to embrace feminine power and showcase subversive femininity.
  • An animated pilot about sisters Sam and Bug who come across a mysterious mansion that transports them to fantastical worlds accompanied by character toys and an art book.
  • A mobile app and para-social gym buddy to support users through their social anxiety surrounding fitness.
  • A children’s book and triptych of oil painting techniques and embroidery by a student with a double major in Illustration and Fine Art. Both capstone projects explore themes related to dreaming.
  • A design for a small, luxury boutique hotel located in downtown Chicago that includes a full-service restaurant on the first floor and a bar on the first and second floor.

Fine Art + New Studio Practice Group Shows

Senior Exhibition Fine Art + New Studio Practice Group Shows

Group Show 01: March 26 – 29, 2024

Closing reception Friday, March 29, 2024, 6 – 8 p.m. in MIAD’s Community Hub & Gallery (room 160).

A pink-hued collage of textures and varied pictures.

Group Show 02: April 2 – 5, 2024

Closing reception Friday, April 5, 2024, 6 – 8 p.m. in MIAD’s Community Hub & Gallery (room 160).

Kelsey Morrissey, “Dear Diary, I’m Just a Girl,” 2024.

A metallic radial sculpture with a belly button ring in the center.

Group Show 03: April 9 – 12, 2024

Closing reception Friday, April 12, 2024, 6 – 8 p.m. in MIAD’s Community Hub & Gallery (room 160).

Caroline Calvano, “Worthy of Adoration,” 2024.

Thank you to our 2024 Senior Exhibition sponsors!

Educators Credit Union
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