Exhibition Preview on April 22
OPEN(STUDIOS) Returns on April 30
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., March 21, 2017 –The 2017 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art opens to the public on April 23 and will showcase work from more than 60 graduating Cranbrook Academy of Art students. Featuring pieces that are the culmination of two years of studio work from a diverse group of students, visitors will see firsthand what it takes to become tomorrow’s creative leaders. The exhibition will run from April 23 through May 14, 2017, at Cranbrook Art Museum.
Helen Ip and Christian Morin Listed as “Top Students to Watch”
Bloomfield Hills, Mich., March 24, 2017 — Graphic Design USA magazine recently published the 2017 Top Graphic Design Schools and Cranbrook Academy of Art is named to the list. The schools are listed alphabetically.
Current 2D students Helen Ip (2D ’17) and Christian Morin (2D ’17) were also named “top students to watch,” along with emerging artists from schools of art and design across the country.
The Contemporary Sculpture Society at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, hosts visiting artist and curator Haynes Riley (2D Design ’11) as a guest lecturer at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, in Hillside Auditorium 206. Riley is an artist, curator, designer, and founder and director at Good Weather in North Little Rock, Arkansas. While at Good Weather, Riley has organized nearly thirty solo exhibitions and participated in NADA New York, Material Art Fair, and ARTBandini Los Angeles.
The Tinker, Tailor, Welder, Weaver: The Art of Assemblage exhibition at Bonfield Gallery-Crooked Tree Art Center is open and includes two and three dimensional works of assemblage and collage created by eight Michigan artists, including alumnus Brian Schorn (2D ’94).
Forbes Magazine has named Cranbrook Art Museum Director Andrew Blauvelt’s (Design ’88) Hippie Modernism: The Stuggle for Utopia one of “13 Art Exhibits Worth Remembering in 2016”.
Complex Movements, with alumnus Wes Taylor (2D ’11), returns to Detroit with their interactive performance space. Complex Movements is a Detroit-based art collective that seeks to combine complex science and social justice movements into an interactive performance space that reflects the needs, strengths and stories of a given community. The group has received support from Knight Foundation to develop its incredible touring art space, multimedia installation and organizing project
Two Cranbrook Academy of Art 2D Design graduates have been making national news this week with a series of billboards they helped produce in conjunction with the 2016 presidential election.
Bloomfield Hills, Mich., October 19, 2016 – The Cranbrook Academy of Art community mourns the loss of alumnus Warren Corbitt (2D Design ’99).
Corbitt was a multidisciplinary designer focusing on branding, editorial, and cultural projects, working fluidly between both screen-based and print-based media.
Artist-in-Residence and head of 2D Design Elliot Earls’ new exhibition Death of a Salesman is opening at Good Weather Gallery in Little Rock, Arkansas on October 22. The exhibition is open through November 19, 2016.
Artist and Cranbrook Alumnus Cleon Peterson (2D Design ’06) is painting the first ever mural directly underneath the Eiffel Tower for this year’s Nuit Blanche festival in Paris.
Our 2D Designer-in-Residence Elliott Earls talks about his studio practice with Christian Morin (2D Design ’17) in Print Magazine – out today!
Mike Essl (2D ’01) current associate professor at The Cooper Union has become the acting dean of the School of Art. In his Meet the Deans article you will learn about his new position at the school and design background.
Learn more about Artist-in-Residence and Head of 2D Design Elliot Earls in DDEAF Magazine‘s summer issue.
Elliott Earls interview by Kim Fay, DDEAF Magazine
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Libby Clarke (2D Design ’99), former Assistant Professor at The New York College of Technology in Brooklyn, has joined the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey as Director of the Studio School. Her position began July 5.
Alumna Gene Kavanaugh (Design ’52) is profiled in Metropolis Magazine. She describes how Cranbrook Academy of Art’s curriculum focuses on “learning by doing” and how it has influenced her work.
Recent Alumnus Ebitenyefa Baralaye (Ceramics ’16) has been selected as one of the five fellows to participate in a year-long, Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship at participating AICAD institutions during the 2016-2017 academic year. Alumna Shiraz Gallab (2D ’15) will also be continuing her 2015-2016 fellowship for a second year during 2016-2017.
Aya Kawabata (2D ’15) recently received an award in the “New Talent Competition” at the DMY International Design Festival in Berlin. A total of 165 participants submitted current prototypes, close-to-production products, the latest design trends, innovations, experiments and processes. Twenty-five were awarded exhibition spots. In Kawabata’s project, Sun and Night, she pursues the aesthetics of abstraction and creates ambiguity in the form of the object. She is inspired by a timeless aesthetic that examines the void that exists between objects and the human body. […]
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., May 13, 2016 -– Cranbrook Academy of Art is pleased to announce that Benjamin Santiago (2D Design ’16) has been awarded the “2016 Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Artist Award.” This is the eleventh year Mercedes-Benz Financial Services has given an Academy graduate the award.