2016 MFA thesis exhibition

2016 MFA thesis exhibition

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Leslie Barlow, Two Grandmas, 2015. Oil, acrylic, charcoal, and photo transfer on panel.
April 26, 2016
2016 MFA thesis exhibition

May 7–8 and 14, 2016, noon–5pm

Reception: Friday, May 13, 6–9pm

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
MFA Gallery and Studios
2201 1st Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404


The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) is pleased to present the culminating exhibition of graduating Master of Fine Arts candidates. Presenting a variety of disciplines including photography, painting, animation, printmaking, illustration, sculpture, performance, and graphic design, the exhibition will feature work by 32 artists and designers. This exhibition is the result of a two-year interdisciplinary journey of intensive research and studio practice. Whether you’re interested in contemporary sculpture and illustration or cutting-edge graphic design, this exhibition will challenge viewers with fresh perspectives and visual structures.

The MFA program is a community of makers, thinkers, theorists, researchers, and creative professionals. Our student body is diverse with a robust international presence. The subject of student-inquiry responds to social, cultural, and professional needs as well as to entrepreneurial opportunities, stretching across art and design practices. Students in the program pursue creative work in a lively, interdisciplinary environment that includes graphic design, printmaking, paper and book arts, painting, photography, illustration, sculpture, drawing, animation, interactive media, filmmaking, comic arts, furniture design, and illustration art.


Leslie Barlow, drawing/painting / Julie Reneé Benda, print/paper/book / Anna Leigh Biedenbender, drawing/painting / John Thomas Bivens, comic art / Kelsey Bosch, sculpture/media arts / Allison Brown, sound/performance / Kayla Campbell, graphic design / Siqi Cheng, graphic design / Bradley Neil Cook, print/paper/book / Liza Dorsey, drawing/painting / Preston Yates Drum, painting / Andi Fink, photography / Rob Gooding, filmmaking / Cong Hu, graphic design / Essma Elaine Imady, filmmaking/installation / Rachel Jennings, painting/installation / Patience Lekien, graphic design / Qiuwen Li, graphic design / Katie Lupton, graphic design / Mandy Martinson, photography / John Matsunaga, photography / Sarah Faye McPherson, sculpture / Heidi Miller, graphic design / Kathryn Miller, sculpture/drawing / Alex Mitchell, illustration/comic art / Niky Motekallem, illustration / Amber Newman, graphic design / Nick Rivers, interdisciplinary / Christopher Selleck, photography / Kristin Tipping, comic art / Eric Yevak, painting / Sijia Zhang, graphic design


About Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Recognized nationally and internationally for its innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to visual arts education, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design is home to more than 700 students and offers professional certificates, bachelor of fine arts and bachelor of science degrees, and graduate degrees. The campus is located just south of downtown Minneapolis and is composed of eight buildings and three acres of lawn and gardens. College facilities contain the latest in technology with multiple studios and labs open 24/7.

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