The Latest Alumni News

Satlowski Exhibits at Embassy

Lauren Satlowski (Painting ’13) has a solo exhibition at Embassy Gallery called, Night in the Diamond Cut. Satlowski’s new works on paper employ characters that unabashedly celebrate their innate femininity while simultaneously calling the body into crisis. These archetypes —both girlish and aged– materialize and retreat through the staining and crystallization of watercolor and ink.

Connally Will Speak at Society for Photography Education’s 2017 Conference

William Connally (Photography ’12) will present at the Society of Photography Education 2017 National Converence in March 2017 on Thursday, March 9 from 4-5:40pm. His presentation is part of the new imagemaker “Dialogic” presentation. This new session format is a carefully curated series of five concise 18-minute presentations by five imagemakers on issues of photography, family, and remembrance.

Merola to Lecture at University of Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities

On March 6, Shanna Merola (Photography ’11) will speak at a lecture called, “Off the Record.” She will discuss the various roles that art and activism play in her work with grassroots movements across the country – from the historic fight to reclaim Richmond, Virginia’s African Burial Ground to the deeply embattled struggle over water privatization in Detroit and Flint, Michigan.

Rosen Exhibits at PPOW in NYC

P·P·O·W in New York presents Tie Me to the Mast, a solo exhibition by Annabeth Rosen (Ceramics ’81). Rosen’s work explores the fundamental properties of ceramics by directly confronting the aesthetic and chemical relationships between sculptural form and painterly surface.

2017 Cranbrook Academy of Art Annual Scholarship Awards and Exhibition at the Detroit Artists Market

The Detroit Artists Market is proud to announce that ten graduate students from Cranbrook Academy of Art were selected as finalists for this year’s John F. Korachis Scholarship Award. These artists will showcase their juried artwork at this year’s exhibition, which will also include works by renowned Cranbrook alumni and faculty.

Soleimani Is Participating in Panel Discussion at Reed Gallery

Sheida Soleimani (Photography ’15) is participating in a panel discussion on February 10 at 12-1pm at Wave Pool Gallery in Camp Washington and the Dorothy W. and C. Lawson Reed Jr. Gallery at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning.

Soleimani Is Interviewed by “Refinery29” About Her First UK Solo Exhibition

Sheida Soleimani (Photography ’15) is interviewed and Refinery29 about her latest exhibition and first solo show in the UK. According to Refinery 29, To Oblivion casts fresh light on the female victims of torture in her parents’ native Iran.

Reichert and Cope Exhibit at David Klein Gallery

Gina Reichert (Architecture ’03) is part of Organizational Strategies for the After Life: Gina Reichert & Mitch Cope at David Klein Gallery.

Cusumano and Towner Exhibit “Om Tat Sat…” at Endicott College

Om Tat Sat: A Photographic Journey through India is an exhibition of photographs by Maria Cusumano (Print Media ’82) and Mark Towner (Photography ’81) that is showing at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts. The two artists met at Cranbrook Academy of Art. The exhibition runs until May 20, 2017.

Ewing Exhibits Architectual Photography at Columbia University

Stagecraft: Models and Photos opens February 9 and exlores the synergy between architectural models and photography as a wellspring of architectural invention. For this exhibition, the Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery at Columbia University commissioned architectural photographer James Ewing (Photography ’04) to photograph six models of notable twentieth century buildings, culled from the archives of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Gaydos’ “Unfixed” Featured in “Lenscratch”

Kottie Gaydos (Photography ’16) recent project Unfixed is an interdisciplinary examination of vulnerability, healing, and change. Gaydos creates ceramic vessels which she coats in an unfixed cyanotype solution, then juxtaposes these forms next to manipulated sheets of unfixed cyanotype paper. Each medium undergoes a change.

Dickinson Exhibits at American University Art Museum

Jessica Dickinson (Painting ’99 ) is part of a new group exhibition, New Ruins at American University Art Museum. The artists work in the show foregrounds the specific temporal, material, and tactile aspects of painting as subject.

Pàquin Exhibits at Presbyterian College

The Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery at Presbyterian College exhibits Ralph Pàquin’s (Ceramics ’82) Evolution: Of Origin and Form. Pàquin currently serves as a professor of studio art at the College. The exhibition will be open through February 27.

Campbell and Szabo Exhibit at Terhune Art Gallery

Alumni Brittany Campbell (Fiber ’13) and Zachariah Szabo (Photography) are part of the joint exhibition Brittany Campbell & Zachariah Szabo: The Conceit of Memory at Terhune Art Gallery. Through photography and three-dimensional constructions, Campbell and Szabo each explore the meaning and purpose of loss, memory, and identity.

Schorn Part of Group Exhibition at Bonfield Gallery-Crooked Tree Art Center

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).

Merrill Is Featured in Iowa Women’s Art Exhibition

Works by artists Jody Boyer of Council Bluffs, Jane Gilmor of Cedar Rapids and Rachel Merrill (Photography ’04) of Des Moines are featured in the Iowa Women’s Art Exhibition. The exhibition, which celebrates female artists and their contributions to the cultural vitality of Iowa, is on display in Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds’ formal office through June 2017. The public is welcome to visit.

Goff Is Part of Group Show “Reel Real” at Fosdick-Nelson Gallery

Shannon Goff (Ceramics ’03) is part of the group show Reel Real at the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery at Alfred University. The exhibition questions perceptions of reality. Goff’s piece, a monumental sculpture made entirely out of cardboard, titled Miles To Empty, is a visual critique of the decline in human industry.

Gleisner Interviews Cave About How He Created “Until”

Jacquelyn Gleisner (Painting ’10) interviews Nick Cave (Fiber ’89) about his new exhibition Until at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams (MASS MoCA) for Art21. They talked about how his work stimulates questions about equality in America.

Kempthorn Exhibits at the College of Wooster Art Museum

The College of Wooster Art Museum (CWAM) begins 2017 with an exhibition by Amber Kempthorn (Sculpture ’08), who will show A River Isn’t Too Much to Love, which includes drawing and collage. Kempthorn has taught at Wooster and the Cleveland Institute of Art as an adjunct professor of art since 2012.

Fike’s Work Is Featured in “Arizona Foothills Magazine”

According to Arizona Foothills Magazine Jim Fike (Photography ’99),”… effortlessly blends art and science resulting in engaging and truly beautiful photography while presenting everyday local botanicals in a new and refreshing new light.” Recently Fike’s work became a part of the permanent collection of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film. His artwork has been featured in numerous publications […]

Boggess Featured in Southwest Art

Cranbrook Academy of Art Graduate Lynn Boggess (Painting ’80) was featured in the January issue of Southwest Art magazine. Boggess paints all year long in a variety of locations, the result of which is a body of work with substantially varied subject matter.

Cave Awarded the International Medal of Arts

The U.S. Department of State honored contemporary artist Nick Cave (Fiber ’89)with the International Medal of Arts. The International Medal of Arts is awarded to artists who demonstrate an enduring commitment to the Art in Embassies mission of cultural diplomacy through the visual arts and international cultural exchange.

Lee’s “Yellow Forest” Is On Display at Philidelphia International Airport

A massive work by alumna Mi-Kyoung Lee (Fiber ’98) titled “Yellow Forest” is currently on display in Terminal E of the Philadelphia International Airport.

Holt in Group Exhibition at Elaine L. Jacob Gallery at Wayne State University

Trisha Holt (Photography ’12) is part of the group exhibition, In Pieces: Presence and Objecthood in the Aftermath of Technology that will be open to the public at the Elaine L. Jacob Gallery from January 20 through March 24, 2017.

Harvey’s Exhibition Featured in the “Chicago Tribune”

Jessica Harvey (Photography ’09) is featured in the Chicago Tribune. Her exhibition, Arrows of the Dawn, is open at Jolliet College’s Laura A. Sprague Art Gallery in Joliet. The exhibit, which investigates experiments in utopian living through the colony, is abstractly based on Jane Byrd McCall Whitehead, the community’s under-recognized matriarch and her relationship to nature, spirituality and the failed vision she had for herself and her family.

“Cranbrook Ceramics +/- 25 Years” Exhibits at ASU Ceramics Research Center and Brickyard Gallery

The ASU Ceramics Research Center and Brickyard Gallery in Tempe is showing works by 25 artists affiliated with Cranbrook Academy of Art. The free Cranbrook Ceramics +/- 25 Years exhibition features fun twists on the flower vase, paper weights, and porcelain dinnerware — plus video and more conceptual works.

Forbes Names Blauvelt’s “Hippie Modernism” One Of “13 Exhibits Worth Remembering In 2016”

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”.

Mancini Launches Outdoor Fabrics Line with Al Fresco Function Fabrics

Wesley Mancini, Ltd., has launched a new outdoor line of fabrics with Al Fresco Functional Fabrics.

Cranbrook Grads Part of SPACE10 Residency

Architects Emil Froege (Architecture ’15), Yuan Chieh Yang (Architecture ’15) and Benas Burdulis (Architecture ’16)are exploring the intersection between classical and digital, always looking for a digitally-fabricated architecture that relates more closely to nature.

AIRs and Alumni Show Cave Gallery

Don’t miss the show opening at Cave Gallery (in the Russell Industrial Center in Detroit) and at Galerie Gallery in the Netherlands on Saturday, December 10. Artist-in-Residences Heather McGill and Iris Eichenberg, alumni Sarah Turner (Metalsmithing ’04) and Adam Shirley (Metalsmithing ’10) exchanged creative ‘prompts’ or assignments with the artists showing at Galerie Gallery to create the exhibition.

Fritz-Laplanche’s “Naked Eyes Collection” Opens at the French Cultural Center in Boston

Haitian artist Gregory Fritz-Laplanche (Architecture ’15) opens an exhibition called The Naked Eyes Collection at the French Cultural Center in Boston.

Maine Potters Market Features Orser

Maine Potters Market features alumnus David Orser (Ceramics ’90) work that includes bowls and vases depicting galaxies, comets, planets and constellations in cobalt blue inlaid slip decoration for the month of December.

Dosier Creates Sustainable Tabletop Material

Ginger Krieg Dosier (Architecture ’05), CEO of bioMASON, developed a marble-esque tabletop material, which was recently featured In a Popular Science article about sustainable alternatives to leather. 

Schanck Listed in “9 Fascinating Objects at Design Miami 2016”

Christopher Schanck (3D Design), is part of Artnet News’ 9 Fascinating Objects at Design Miami 2016. Schanck work is bold, architectural pieces that are coated in a super fine foil that reveals every nook and cranny of their original surfaces (the table is cheap OSB wood), now smooth to the touch thanks to a glossy finish.

Cranbrook Alums in Art Basel Miami Beach December 1-4, 2016

On your way to Art Basel Miami Beach? Be sure to see Cranbrook Academy of Art alumni and their work.

Here’s list of alumni who we know will be exhibiting.

Thomason Opens at Teen Party

Congratulations to Tracy Thomason (Painting ’08) on the opening of her recent exhibition at Teen Party in Brooklyn. Read about it in Blouin Artinfo.

Alumna Ania Jaworska shortlisted for the MoMA Young Architects Program

Ania Jaworska (Architecture ’09) was shortlisted for the MoMA Young Architects Program. The finalists are chosen from a pool of 30 firms comprised of students, recent architectural school graduates, and established architects using experimental forms or techniques selected by by deans of architecture schools and editors of architecture publications.

Muecke Mentioned On CNN About Investing in the Arts Market

Jonathan Muecke (3D ’10) is mentioned in the story about investing in the arts market in a CNN piece about Design Miami.

Ng’s Work Is Featured in “Penobscot Bay Pilot”

Penobscot Bay Pilot profiled one of PechaKucha Midcoast’s most recent presenters Elaine K. Ng (Ceramics ’14), a multi-disciplinary artist working with sculpture and architectural installation.

Academy Alumni Named USA Fellows

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., November 18, 2016 – Cranbrook Academy of Art is pleased to announce that alumni Vivian Beer (Metalsmithing ‘04), Annabeth Rosen (Ceramics ’81) and Piper Shepard (Fiber ’88) were each named 2016 United States Artists Fellows this week. Representing nine creative disciplines, each USA Fellow receives an unrestricted $50,000 award and recognition as one of America’s most accomplished and innovative artists.

Habsburg-Lothringen Debuts at ltd los angeles

Chanel von Habsburg-Lothringen (Photography ’14) debuts a new body of work, Conditions, in her first LA solo exhibition, at ltd los angeles.

Farrand and Herwitz Featured in Art21

Blog Art21 features an article about Devin Farrand (Ceramics ’11) and Ariel Herwitz (Ceramics ’11) who have solo exhibitions opening in Los Angeles at Ibid Gallery and Ochi Projects.

Kavanaugh Staff Artist at Soul Studio

The Detroit News featured an article about Soul Studio, a space in the West Bloomfield Farber Soul Center, where adults with special needs can express their creativity.

Jaworska Opens “SET” at Volume Gallery

Ania Jaworska (Architecture ’09) opened SET at Volume Gallery in Chicago. SET is a collection of units that share visual and physical similarities. This fixed resemblance is identified by consistency of color, material, scale, shape, form, and self-aware parts of the grouping.

Clark’s Solo Exhibition Opens at The Taubman Museum of Art

Artist Sonya Clark (Fiber ’95)  major solo exhibition Follicular: The Hair Stories of Sonya Clark opened at The Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia.

Farrand Part of “Slightly Undercooked”

Devin Farrand (Ceramics ’11) is part of a group show at BBQLA in Los Angeles. Slightly Undercooked asks, “Where does sculpture fit in a painting dominated art market?”

New Exhibitions by Nelson and Goethel Campbell Opens at David Klein Gallery

On November 5, see the opening of Brittany Nelson (Photography ’11) and visiting Print Media Artist-in-Residence Susan Goethel Campbell’s new exhibition at David Klein Gallery! The exhibitions close December 17.

Adler Schnee Exhibits at Detroit Center for Design + Technology

Fiber Artist Ruth Adler Schnee (Fiber ’46) is exhibiting her work in  Adler Schnee: A Life in Design at Detroit Center for Design + Technology. The exhibition features a rich selection of Adler Schnee’s stunning textiles, fabric panels, and drawings, offering a remarkable view of her career and the finest of mid-century design. The opening reception is November 4 and the exhibition runs until November 30.

Sophie Eisner Featured in Group Exhibition at The Carr Center

Academy alumni Sophie Eisner (Metalsmithing ’15) is featured in a group exhibition opening at The Carr Center on November 3. The exhibition closes on December 17.

Afterhouse Supported by Murray, Daughdrill and the Ceramics Department

The Ceramics Department is taking part in a unique project with Academy alumni Abigail Murray (Ceramics ’05) and Kate Daughdrill (Print Media ’11) called Afterhouse in Detroit.

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