The Latest Alumni News

Dean Ruck Named Texas Artist of the Year

Havel Ruck ProjectInversion, 2005Photo by Art League Houston

Dean Ruck (Sculpture ’87) and his partner Dan Havel (together they make up Havel Ruck Projects) have been named the 2014 Texas Artists of the Year by the Art League Houston.
Each year, Art League Houston honors those whose work or patronage has had a significant and positive impact on contemporary visual art in Texas.
“Art League Houston is thrilled to be honoring Havel Ruck Projects as the 2014 Texas Artists of the Year,” said Aaron Reimer, Board President, Art League Houston. “Dan Havel […]

Sonya Clark Named Co-Winner of Juried Grand Prize at ArtPrize

Sonya Clark 
The Hair Craft Project

Sonya Clark (Fiber ’95 and past Distinguished Alumni Award winner) was the co-winner of the ArtPrize 2014 Juried Grand Prize for her work, “The Hair Craft Project,” which looks at the design and skill of African American hairdressers and celebrates hairdressing as the primordial textile art form as well as a ritual of grooming. Clark will split the $200,000 Grand Prize with Anila Quayyum Agha, who won for her project, “Intersections.” Clark was also the winner of the ArtPrize 2014 Juried Award for Best Two-Dimensional work, one of eight $20,000 category prizes announced Friday. For […]

Kim Faler Awarded Robert Rauschenberg Artist Residency

Constitution, 2014, plywood, thread, and acrylic medium, 16"x 20.5"

In addition to opening exhibitions at Art Basel Miami and Green Mountain College in Vermont, Kim Faler (Sculpture ’08) was recently awarded the Robert Rauschenberg Artist Residence, where she will spend January/February 2015 working on a new body of work for an upcoming solo exhibition at LaMontagne Gallery, South Boston in early 2015. For more information about Kim, visit her website.

Complex Names The “Best Artists From Detroit”


Complex lists the “Best Artists From Detroit” – and we’re proud to say that four are CAA alumni: Aaron Blendowski (3D ’06), Jason Carter (Painting ’11), Bethany Shorb (Sculpture ’01) and Corrie Baldauf (Fiber ’09). Also included is Marie Hermann, wife of Ceramics Artist-in-Residence, Anders Ruhwald.

Bethany Shorb’s Menswear Line Featured in HOUR Detroit


Bethany Shorb’s (Sculpture ’01) new Cyberoptix’s menswear line featuring model Matthew Lambert (Metalsmithing ’14) hits newsstands in HOUR Detroit this month.

Kate Daughdrill (Print Media ’11) in August’s issue of Cosmopolitan!


Check out the profile of Kate Daughdrill (Print Media ’11) in August’s issue of Cosmopolitan! Daughdrill was featured in the Get That Life section, a weekly series where successful, talented, creative women got to where they are now.  Learn about her journey in art, farming and food within metro Detroit.   

Lindsey Dezman (Ceramics ’14) Wins LIAEP Award


Congratulations to Lindsey Dezman (Ceramics ’14) – for receiving a LIAEP Award, which she will use to attend the Guldagergaard program in Skaelskor, Denmark for 9 weeks. Her meditative ceramic sculpture installations reference craft traditions yet permit observers dream like reveries on processes and materials independent of the kind of studio shop talk so prevalent in ceramics of the past generation.

Sculpture Grads Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw’s Mobile Business Featured in WSJ


Heading to NYC? Take a ride on  Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw’s Chelsea Bus tour! The 2009 Sculpture graduates offer tours and merchandise and featured in the Wall Street Journal. Find out more at

Detroit-Based Alumni Talk About Staying in City


At Bad at Sports, Tom Friel (Sculpture ’11) talks with Brian DuBois (3D ’11), Chris Schanck (3D ’11) and Jack Craig (3D ’12) about their studio work and why they choose to stay in the city of Detroit. For the full story click here.

Kristin Cammermeyer Debuts Window at Bergdorf Goodman


If you’re in New York this month, check out Kristin Cammermeyer’s (Painting ’12) window on view now at Bergdorf Goodman (5th Ave/58th Street, NYC). It will be up through the end of February. The installation is part of the Art Matters! series of art-inspired windows, events, collaboration and more, running through May of 2014. Cammermeyer’s installation is one of Ten Artists for Ten Spaces, an installation of work by ten emerging contemporary artists, created in collaboration with Kyle DeWoody Co-Founder and Creative Director of Grey Area. For a […]