Category:Minneapolis College of Art and Design alumni
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The following 31 pages are in this category, out of 31 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 31 pages are in this category, out of 31 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Minneapolis College of Art and Design – The Minneapolis College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit four-year and postgraduate college specializing in the visual arts. MCAD is one of just a few art schools to offer a major in comic art. MCAD was founded in 1886 by the trustees of the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts, douglas Volk, an accomplished American portrait painter who studied in Paris with renowned French painter and sculptor Jean-Léon Gérôme, became the school’s first president. Its inaugural class was held in an apartment in downtown Minneapolis and had an enrollment of 28 students,26 of whom were women. In December 1889, the School found a permanent home on the top floor of the just-finished Minneapolis Public Library at 10th Street. In 1893, noted German-born painter and educator Robert Koehler moved from New York to Minnesota to become president of the school, over the next ten years, he developed much of the curriculum that is known today as the art education field. By the turn of the century, the school had two instructors and had instituted a summer term, in addition to classes for people in the community. In 1910, the School of Fine Arts changed its name to the Minneapolis School of Art to reflect the new emphasis on applied arts. In 1915, the moved to its present location one mile south of downtown Minneapolis. The 10-acre site for the art museum and school was donated to the City of Minneapolis in 1911 by prominent local banker and businessman Clinton Morrison. It was formerly occupied by Villa Rosa, the home and estate of Morrisons parents Dorilus Morrison, the first mayor of Minneapolis, and Harriet Putnam Whitmore Morrison. The site of the Morrisons former estate is held in the public trust under the jurisdiction of the Minneapolis Park. In 1970, the School was renamed the Minneapolis College of Art and Design to reflect the broadening of its fine arts, on July 1,1988, MCAD became a wholly independent institution, no longer governed by the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts. Magazine named MCAD one of America’s Top Ten Design Schools, bachelor of Science, The BSc program offers a major in entrepreneurial studies. Students have the opportunity to meet with clients and take on real projects for a contextual study from the moment they step inside MCADs doors. This allows students to network with industry professionals by becoming a part of the industry themselves, giving not only an education. By the time they graduate, students already have a leg-up on graduates from other colleges and universities, continuing Education, MCAD offers a number of continuing studies courses for children, teens, and adults. Adult courses are available for both enrichment and professional development, master of Arts, Launched in 2004, MCADs MA program was the first accredited online program, not exclusive to architecture, focusing on sustainability methodologies that can be applied to any effort
2. Lucile Blanch – Lucile E. Blanch, née Lundquist, was an American painter and Guggenheim Fellow. Lucile Blanch was born in 1895 in Hawley, Minnesota to Charles E. during World War I, she studied at the Minneapolis School of Art with her future husband Arnold Blanch, and other notable artists like Harry Gottlieb and Adolf Dehn. After 1918, she won a scholarship to study under Boardman Robinson and she also studied with artists like Kenneth Hayes Miller, Frank Vincent DuMond and Frederick R. Gruger. While in New York, she married her husband, Arnold Blanch and they later moved to Woodstock, New York where they helped build the Woodstock Art colony. She was friends with Eugenie Gershoy, who sculpted her at work and she received the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1933, and from that point on her art was collected and was shown in a number of important galleries, notably the Whitney Museum. She died in 1981 in Kingston, New York, murals were produced from 1934 to 1943 in the United States through the Section of Painting and Sculpture, later called the Section of Fine Arts, of the Treasury Department. The murals were intended to boost the morale of the American people suffering from the effects of the Depression by depicting uplifting subjects the people knew, murals were commissioned through competitions open to all artists in the United States. Almost 850 artists were commissioned to paint 1371 murals, most of which were installed in post offices,162 of the artists were women. The murals were funded as a part of the cost of the construction of new post offices, in 1938 Lucile Blanch painted an oil on canvas WPA commissioned mural titled Osceola Holding Informal Court with His Chiefs in the United States post office in Fort Pierce, Florida. The mural is on display at Fort Pierce City Hall, in the town of Appalachia, Virginia, she painted the mural Appalachia, also oil on canvas in 1940. The tempera mural, Rural Mississippi-from Early Days to Present was completed in 1941 for the Tylertown, in addition, she painted murals in the post offices of Flemingsburg, Kentucky and Sparta, Georgia. The Flemingsburg mural was completed in 1943 as an oil on canvas, titled Crossing to the Battle of Blue Licks, the oils on canvas depicted an antebellum plantation house, the granite quarry near Sparta and the third showed local Hancock County scenery. Blanch was one of the few artists who actually painted WPA murals in the town for which the work was commissioned and accepted input from local residents prior to the painting process. Blanch began her career focusing on subjects, however, increasingly she became an abstractionist
3. Wayne Boring – Wayne Boring was an American comic book artist best known for his work on Superman from the late 1940s to 1950s. He occasionally used the pseudonym Jack Harmon, Boring attended the Minnesota School of Art and the Chicago Art Institute. In 1937, he began ghosting on such features as Slam Bradley. In 1942, the by-then-named National Comics hired Boring as a staff artist, the two would work together for nearly 20 years. During this mid-1940s period, he signed his work for rival Novelty Press Blue Bolt Comics as Jack Harmon. Borings Superman Covers Atom Bomb Test, cover for Action Comics #101 was an early example of nuclear weapons in popular culture. A more detailed origin story for Superman by Boring and writer Bill Finger was presented in Superman #53 to mark the tenth anniversary. Boring co-created the Fortress of Solitude in Action Comics #241 with writer Jerry Coleman, Boring was the primary Superman comic-book penciller through the 1950s. Swan succeeded him the following decade, though Boring returned for sporadic guest appearances in the early 1960s and then again in late 1966 and early 1967. Boring was let go from DC in 1967, along with artists from the 1930s and 1940s. From 1968 to 1972, Boring ghosted backgrounds for Hal Fosters Prince Valiant Sunday comic strip, and took over the art on writer Sam Leffs 1961–71 United Feature Syndicate strip Davy Jones. Afterward, Boring did a small amount of work on Marvel Comics Captain Marvel, then left the field to semi-retire as a security guard. He briefly returned to DC to pencil some stories in All-Star Squadron Annual #3, Superman #402, in 1985, DC Comics named Boring as one of the honorees in the companys 50th anniversary publication Fifty Who Made DC Great. His final work was All-Star Squadron #64 a recreation of Superman #19 and he was posthumously inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame in 2007. Archived from the original on August 23,2011, Wayne Boring at the Comic Book DB Wayne Boring at Mikes Amazing World of Comics Wayne Boring at the Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators
4. Mike Bundlie – Michael Bundlie is an American artist, producer, entrepreneur, author and publisher. Bundlie was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States and he began his first company at age nine as a manuscript typist for fiction authors. While in high school he started his company, MiraView Design. After high school, Bundlie attended Carleton College and the Minneapolis College of Art, after moving to Los Angeles, Bundlie provided art direction and design for numerous film, television and animation series including Strawberry Shortcake, SpongeBob SquarePants and Inspector Gadget. He continued on to do character design for such as Dragonlance and The Voyages of Young Doctor Dolittle, starring Jane Seymour, Jason Alexander. This led him to become Head of Interactive for animation company DIC Entertainment in Burbank, in 2001, he formed Poets Road, a creative technology company. Under his direction, Poets Road has produced websites and apps for large corporations, in 2011, Poets Road created the Free Candle App which became a number 1 app in six countries and one of the most downloaded apps of 2011. In 2012, Bundlie launched the Pearl Jam app which continues to be one the top rated band apps on iTunes, Poets Road continues to produce websites and apps. In 2003, Bundlie co-wrote a non-fiction book teaching financial literacy to kids entitled Make More Than Your Parents with Kevin ODonnell, the book featured an interactive CD-Rom. In 2007, Bundlie co-wrote a hardcover book, Adventures in the Arts with Denise Bradley. The book was the first to feature the PTA logo on the cover as it allowed the reader to complete a full Arts curriculum while reading. Kewl Magazine was created by Mike Bundlie, Denise Bradley, DIC Entertainment and Geffen Records in 2007 with Bundlie, KEWL was the first music-focused magazine gearedspecifically to tweens and celebrated its launch by sponsoring Miley Cyruss Best of Both Worlds Tour. Bundlie began producing in 2012 with the Sid the Science Kid Movie and he continued producing animation and in 2014 was a producer on The Marvel Experience, a touring theme park based on the characters from Marvel superhero universe. In 2015, he established Abstract Entertainment with Barry Levine, Bundlie has spoken at numerous conferences about animation, technology and changes in the entertainment business. Kewl Magazine Mike Bundlie at the Internet Movie Database Mike Bundlie on Linked In Mike Bundlie on TMX Mike Bundlie on Amazon
5. Gregory Euclide – Gregory Euclide is an American contemporary artist and teacher who currently lives and works outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Born in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, and raised there before moving to Minnesota, his natural surroundings fostered an interest in. Gregory Euclide creates sculptural relief works, paintings, and installations and his works are evocative, non-traditional mixed media assemblages which resemble landscape paintings but defy categorization. By showing just the land without humans Im able to show it as it is, in 2011, Euclide collaborated with the Justin Vernon of Bon Iver to create the bands acclaimed album artwork for their 2011 album Bon Iver, winner of the Grammy for Best New Artist. He used classroom objects lying around including whiteboard erasers, paper towels, spray bottles, brushes and he wanted to show his students the possible achievements that happen in a short space of time and the impermanence of existence. In our culture, there is an emphasis on reproduction. My students were shocked when I would erase the original, because they saw it firsthand, and they were disturbed that it was destroyed. People who do not see the original have no problem only looking at it on a screen or as a print, Euclide sees the concept of accepting impermanence to society’s impact on the natural world. When he casually wiped away his art creations, the students reacted with extreme dismay making Euclide decide to release a series of the temporary ephemeral artworks. Laid Down & Wiped Away - a special edition of ten portfolios chronicling Mr Euclide’s experiments on his classroom whiteboard, will be available from July 10. 2012 Gregory Euclide, Nature Out There, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV2011 David B. Smith Gallery, New York, NY David B. Smith Group Exhibition, Part 1, David B
6. John Bernard Flannagan – John Bernard Flannagan was an American sculptor. Along with Robert Laurent and William Zorach, he is known as one of the first practitioners of direct carving in the United States, Flannagan was born in Fargo, North Dakota, on April 7,1895. His father died when he was five years old, and his mother, unable to support her family. Was to plague him for the rest of his life and he also suffered from severe depression and alcoholism, which ultimately led to his suicide. In his youth, Flannagan was recognized as possessing artistic talents, and in 1914 he attended the Minneapolis School of Art, now the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, when the United States entered World War I in 1917, Flannagan quit school and joined the Merchant Marines. He remained a merchant marine until 1922, after his return to civilian life, he was hired by painter Arthur B. Davies to work on Davies farm in New York State, there Davis encouraged the young man to return to painting, which he did, also taking up wood carving. A year later, in 1922, Flannagan appeared in his first exhibition, along with Davies, Walt Kuhn, Charles Sheeler, William Glackens, in 1927 Flannagan gave up painting and wood carving to concentrate on stone carving. In 1928 he produced some of the first American direct carved stone sculptures of note, the years between 1930 and 1933 found Flannagan, now married, in Ireland. There he mastered the technique of carving stones that he scavenged from the Irish countryside into sculptures and he felt that there exists an image within every rock. His aim to produce a sculpture that hardly feels carved, back in the United States by 1934, Flannagan found work with the PWAP, the Depression-era government program that sponsored American artists. He received this position, his means of support at the time, through the influence of Juliana Force. Force and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney had been supporters of the sculptor, recognizing that he was a profoundly troubled man. Flannagans time with the PWAP did not go smoothly, the artists alcoholism was always problematic, he alternated marathon work sessions with drinking bouts. Indeed, Flannagan had put in ninety hours one week and then took the two weeks off, as was his custom. He worked until he was exhausted and then drank to blot out the fatigue. He lost his job with the PWAP, destitute, depressed and suffering from ill health, Flannagan committed suicide on January 6,1942. Even posthumously, Flannagan has not always received the attention that other sculptors of his time of equivalent talent have enjoyed
7. Cheri Gaulke – Cheri Gaulke is a visual artist most known for her role in the Feminist Art Movement in southern California in the 1970s and her current work on gay and lesbian families. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Minneapolis College of Art and Design, in 1975, Gaulke moved to Los Angeles and became involved with the Feminist Studio Workshop at the Womans Building. At the Feminist Studio Workshop, Gaulke studied with Suzanne Lacy, there she created a character she called Cinderella, who Gaulke describes as not conforming to any specific sex or gender role and thus in a constant state of transformation. Though Gaulke has moved away from performance, the feminist art strategies that she helped to innovate in the 1970s in southern California continue in her work. Her art continues to be a vehicle for commentary and as a way to tell the stories of individuals. She works in a variety of media, but mostly video, installation art, artists books, river, and a video installation about kids’ perspectives on a river in North Carolina. A black granite memorial honoring the service of Filipino WWII veterans was dedicated on November 11,2006 in a park in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles, in 1991 Gaulke was an Artist Book Resident at Womens Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY. Personal and historical narratives illustrate the results of cultures’ persisting foot fetish, nested within the book is a pop-up which presents the reader with a packet of “seeds” for change. Impedement was published as an edition of 200, Gaulke has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, and the Brody Arts Fund. She has exhibited her work in numerous formats all over the world, including exhibitions at the Los Angeles Art Association and Museum of Modern Art as well as on buses and in churches. In 2013, she received the Art as a Hammer Award from the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, payne, R. Shoe Fetish Artweek v.20 p. 11-12 Apple, J. Circus Moon. High Performance v.12 p. 68-9 Geer, S, Artweek v.19 p. 6-7 The Function of Art in Culture Today. High Performance v.11 p. 26-75 Geer, S. Stamping on Fertile Ground [Performance Review, Church in Ocean Park, Santa Monica, CA. )Artweek v.18 p.8 Raven, A. New Art Examiner v.14 p. 61-2 Burnham, L. F, high Performance v.10 no.3 p.98 Sandford, M. R. Cheri Gaulke & Christine Papalexis, Virgin. High Performance v.10 no.2 p. 72-3 Lieff, heresies v.6 no.2 p. 38-40 James, D. E. Artweek v.16 p.7 Burnham, L. F. Revelations of the Flesh [Performance Review, Wilshire United Methodist Church, high Performance v.8 no.2 p. 64-6 Wolverton, T. Artweek v.15 p.9 Norklun, K, Artweek v.14 p.9 Buchanan, N. Sure-footed Balancing, DTLA. Artweek v.11 p. 5-6 Gaulke, C, teaching Environmental Art in Los Angeles
8. Theodore Haupt – Theodore Gilbert Haupt, was an American Modernist painter, sculptor and muralist who melded Cubist with Surrealist elements. As a graphic designer, he achieved recognition for his New Yorker magazine covers, theodore Haupt was youngest of three children born to an Episcopalian Minister, Reverend Charles Edgar Haupt and Alexandria Dougon, in St. Paul Minnesota on October 11,1902. Haupt’s early gifts for drawing and painting were noted but not encouraged by his family, nonetheless, he persevered and was further inspired when, at age twenty-one, his paintings received highly favorable reviews in a large exhibition mounted by The Beard Gallery in Minneapolis. Haupt attended the Minneapolis School of Art, studying with Anthony Angarola, recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a critical turning point came for Haupt in 1923, when he won a scholarship to the Académie Julian in Paris. Haupt remained in Europe for two years, studying with the sculptor and painter, André L’Hote in Paris, Vienna, in 1927 Haupt moved to New York, renting an apartment on East 10th Street in Manhattan. Art deco-style interpretations of events and social commentaries Haupt’s modernist paintings were being exhibited in New York art galleries. Two of his paintings were selected for The Art Institute of Chicago’s 45th Annual Exhibition, Sea Beach and Shadow Lane. Haupt’s works were shown at a number of museums, among them The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, The Minneapolis Institute of Art, and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Haupt continued turning out paintings and executing art for public spaces including work for the Whitney Museum and a mural for the Central Park Zoo, Haupt recalled the sculptor Louise Nevelson’s lively “rent parties” which he attended with other WPA artists including Ivan Albright and Moses Soyer. In 1942, Haupt married a teacher, Miriam Diehl. Her steady employment sustained the couple financially, Haupt and his wife purchased a house in Peekskill, New York in 1941 and in 1948 moved to San Miguel de Allende, an artist’s community in Mexico. Haupt became increasingly engrossed in that country’s cultural contrasts, an interest that expressed itself in paintings, while in Mexico the couple built a house and adopted two children, Gloria and Maricella. After Miriam’s unfortunate early death, her pension continued to sustain the artist as the demand for illustration lessened, Haupt later investigated chromatic vibrations and dynamic optical effects in a series of compelling Op Art canvases. His career began as a portrait painter and he often returned to that subject matter. When his wife died in the 1960s, the artist moved to Hawaii with his children, returning briefly to Hawaii in 1968, he connected with a lifelong supporter, Dan Wall, at the University of Hawaii. Theodore Haupt died at the age of 87, in Indianapolis, June 13,1990
9. Mark Mallman – Mark Mallman is a Minnesota musician and composer for film. Since 1998, he has released 8 full-length studio albums, The End Is Not The End being his most recent, Mallman graduated from Waukesha South High School in 1991. He studied jazz piano at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music then moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1995, at age 21, Mallman earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where he studied painting and performance art. Mark Mallman has earned a reputation as one of the Twin Cities must-see live acts and he started his career in the late 1990s with the short-lived band, the Odd, a surprisingly popular postmodern joke on 1970s rock histrionics. His solo debut came in 1998 with the release of The Tourist, the Red Bedroom, his third album, was issued in Spring 2002. It was produced by Radiohead producer Paul Q, the Whos Gonna Save You Now. EP and the live effort Live from First Avenue, Minneapolis were released in 2003, mr. Serious, Mallmans first self-produced album, followed in 2004. It marked his first album for Badman Recording Company, while he tirelessly performed 150 shows per year, Mallman released Between the Devil and Middle C in 2006, and Invincible Criminal in 2009. Invincible Criminal featured a duet with Craig Finn of The Hold Steady, after an extensive amount of touring the United States, he spent the first half of 2012 in Los Angeles writing and recording Double Silhouette, which was released later that year. On March 25,2016, Mallman released The End is Not The End, david Bowies Scary Monsters and Super Creeps helped inspire the direction Mallman took with each of the album’s twelve tracks. The theme of life after death and constant rebirth on earth is affirmed throughout the entirety of the album, Mallman created the album after his mother died and he was dealing with depression and anxiety attacks. He says its a meditation on overcoming the roots of despair. In 1999 Mallman performed a 26-hour long song titled Marathon 1, later, in 2004, Mallman’s “Marathon Two” session took place back at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Minnesota. Seventy-five musicians took turns backing Mallman as he performed one song for two consecutive days, only breaking to go to the bathroom. On October 10,2010, he completed Marathon 3, a 78-hour long song complete with 576 pages of lyrics, during the performance, he injured his left foot. He finished at 10pm on Sunday night by biting into a bouquet of flowers, mayor Chris Coleman declared October 7-10,2010 “Mark Mallman Days” in St. Paul, Minnesota in honor of his creative achievement. The mayors proclamation included the statement “Whereas Mark Mallman is totally AWESOME. ”From September 15 to Sept 22,2012 he endured Marathon IV, Road Rogue, Marathon IV, Road Rogue was the first ever intercontinental mobile musical webcast in the history of the Internet. In addition to the pioneering webcast, Mallman also employed a hacked midi brain controller which enabled him to music with his brainwaves while he was sleeping
10. Lisa Nankivil – Lisa Nankivil is a contemporary American painter and printmaker. Nankivil was herself a champion rider. Upon graduating high school, Nankivil moved to San Francisco where she studied design and worked for several years as an independent art director in the film. She later returned to college to study painting and printmaking at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Nankivil continued her studio art training at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where she earned a BFA degree in painting in 1995. Nankivil is best known for her non-representational striped-format oil paintings and abstract monoprints, according to art historian William Peterson, the striped format of Nankivil’s paintings evolved while she was concentrating on certain figure-ground relationships in her work. “I was searching for ways to make the background as essential as the image, “To me, ” she says, “this phrase refers to a sense of spiritual well being, finding ground in which to prosper. In 2004, Nankivil was awarded the Jerome Foundation Fellowship, in 2011, Nankivil received an Artist Initiative Grant in Visual Arts from the Minnesota State Arts Board, with funding provided by Minnesotas Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Valspar, Minneapolis, Harris Private Bank, Chicago, Reyes Holdings, Chicago, Winston & Strawn LLP, Geneva, Switzerland, Nankivil is represented by Marlborough Gallery, New York. Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis, streetside Press of Minneapolis is the principal publisher of her monoprints and digital print editions. Artists Capture the Great American West, review of Out West, The Great American Landscape. The World and I, Mar 2007, in Lisa Nankivil, Betty & Veronica. Lisa Nankivil in MN Original Episode #226, Twin Cities Public Television, St. Paul, Minn. In 2005 Jerome Foundation Fellowship Exhibition, Minneapolis, Minneapolis College of Art and Design,2005. Lisa Nankivil, Lines of Inference, New York, Spanierman Modern,2011, Lisa Nankivil, New York, Spanierman Modern,2012. Taizo Kuroda, Kumiko Namba, and Lisa Nankivil, santa Fe, New Mexico, Gerald Peters Gallery,2007. A Conversation with Artist Lisa Nankivil, Out West, The Great American Landscape. Meridian International Center, in cooperation with the National Art Museum of China, official webpage Interview with Lisa Nankivil in her Minneapolis studio, Twin Cities Public Television on YouTube