The Latest Alumni News

Cranbrook Art Academy Grads Featured in Vulture story titled, “Is Soho in the ’70s Just a Two-Hour Flight Away? 9 Artists on Why They Live in Detroit”

An interesting look at why more and more of our graduates are staying in the city of Detroit from Vulture. Of the 9 artists in the article, Christopher Schanck (3D Design ’11), Corine Vermeulen (Photography ’04), and Addie Langford (Ceramics ’06) were profiled. […]

Penn State Altoona to present artwork of Ana Lopez (Metalsmithing ’98) in January 2015

Penn State Altoona will offer an exhibition of work by Ivyside Juried Art Exhibition winner Ana Lopez. The exhibition, Metal-phors, is free and open to the public and will run January 15 – March 15 in the Sheetz Gallery of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. Lopez is an associate professor at the University of North Texas […]

Samantha Fields (Painting ’98), Matthew Penkala (Painting ’02), and Student Joshua Bolin Exhibit at Western Project


Samantha Fields (Painting ’98), Matthew Penkala (Painting ’02), and Student Joshua Bolin are exhibiting in Los Angeles at the Western Project Gallery’s 11th Year Anniversary Exhibition. The show is December 6 to December 23, 2014.

Andrew Schmidt Featured on Young Space

Revelation 16:1-17, 2014
Graphite, marker, pen and ink on paper, 15 x 17in

The work of “modern occult artist” Andrew Schmidt (Sculpture ’14) is featured on Young Space. Read the full article here.

Britton Tolliver (Painting ’06) Exhibits at GAVLAK Gallery

Delicate Features, 2014

Britton Tolliver (Painting ’06) is part of an exibition called Blessed Oblivion at GAVLAK Palm Beach. The exhibition of Los Angeles-based artists is open from November 25, 2014 to January 5, 2015.

Your Guide to Cranbrook at Art Basel Miami Beach

Art Basel Miami Beach 2014

Best of luck to our Artists-in-Residence and alumni who will be exhibiting next week in Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami.
This year, you can see the work of Liz Cohen at the David Klein Gallery (Booth A5). See the online catalogue for the exhibition here.
Fresh off a successful opening of her show Bend at Cranbrook Art Museum (open now through Jan. 25, 2015), Iris Eichenberg […]

Alumni Sonya Clark (Fiber ’95) Featured in The Washington Post as Winner of ArtPrize 2014


Alumni and Chairwoman of the Department of Craft/Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts Sonya Clark (Fiber’95) is featured in The Washington Post about her ArtPrize 2014 win for “The Hair Craft Project.” See what she does with the prize money in the article

Erica Mahinay (Painting ’13) Exhibition Opens at LOUDHAILER

Detail from Lateral Trace, Nylon, Raw Silk, Oil on Canvas, 72" x 96", 2014

Alum Erica Mahinay (Painting ’13) opens at LOUDHAILER on November 8 in Los Angeles.  Her exhibition Erica Mahinay: At the Tip of the Tonque features pieces in two and three-dimensional form through painting and sculputure. For more information click here.

On Being “The Photographer’s Wife,” an Interview With Laura Heyman (Photography ’98)

Untitled from The Photographer's Wife, 2006.

Laura Heyman (Photography ’98) is a photographer, Light Work Lab member, and Associate Professor of Photography in the Department of Transmedia at Syracuse University. She’s been working in the Light Work Lab in recent months in preparation for her current exhibition, Render, at Artspace in Raleigh, North Carolina. The exhibition features a collection of images from Heyman’s ongoing project, The Photographer’s Wife. Jessica Posner, Light Work Communications Coordinator,

Corina Reynolds (Fiber’11) Exhibits at Open Source Gallery

Installation view of Corina Reynolds’s ‘Northwestern Expansion’ at Open Source Gallery (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

Corina Reynolds (Fiber ’11) exhibition at Open Source Gallery was featured in HYPERALLERGIC. In the article, Roynolds’s Northwestern Expansion describes how she transformed the entire gallery space — a small garage in south Park Slope — into a replica of a waiting room on the 31st floor of the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building in Lower Manhattan. Learn more about the exhibition here.