The Latest News From The Print Media Department

Cranbrook Academy of Art Graduate Degree Exhibition Opens at Cranbrook Art Museum on April 23

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.

MEGA 2017 Features Cranbrook Academy of Art Students

The Masters Student Collective of Kendall College of Art and Design, and the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts present the 7th Annual Michigan Emerging Graduate Artists Juried Exhibition (MEGA). MEGA 2017 features works from 5 Cranbrook Academy of Art Students from artists representing 6 different Michigan Universities. The exhibition features a variety of mediums such as sculpture, textile works, photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, video, performance, and installation. The exhibition opens on April 8th with an opening reception 6-8pm at the Avenue of for the Arts.

Cranbrook Academy of Art students selected to participate are: William Marcellus Armstrong (Fiber ’17), Prashani Chandrasena (Fiber ’18), Min-Jen Chang (Print Media ’17), Anita Enriquez (Fiber ’17), and Jing Ouyang (3D Design)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

“Barbed” Features Cranbrook Alums in Latest Issue

Detroit Art Magazine Barbed featured numerous Cranbrook alums in its latest issue. Jessica Frelinghuysen (Architecture ’06) was interviewed about her latest solo exhibition, Its Exercise Time held at Popps Packing Gallery in October 2016.

Habsburg-Lothringen Part of a UCSD Exhibition

Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen (Photography ’14) is part of a group exhibition for the Department of Visual Arts at University of California San Diego (UCSD). This Psychodrama  exhibition tosses aside possession to embrace exorcism of questions taking center stage while wrestling with a kind of mind-matter dualism. The exhibition is open until October 21.

Emmy Bright To Exhibit at David Klein Gallery

New artwork created by Emmy Bright (Print Media ’16) will be shown at David Klein Gallery in Detroit, Michigan. Emmy Bright: Why Don’t You Want This? opens September 17 and closes October 22, 2016. Learn even more about the work featured in this recent opening in the Detroit Art Review.

Susan Goethel Campbell Named Visiting Print Media Artist-in-Residence at Cranbrook Academy of Art

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., May 31, 2016— Christopher Scoates, the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum, and the Cranbrook Academy of Art Board of Governors announced today that Susan Goethel Campbell has been named the Visiting Artist-in-Residence of the Academy’s Print Media department. Campbell will serve a one-year term, acting as the department head for the 2016-17 academic year.

Cranbrook Academy of Art Students Receive More Than $200,000 in Awards

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., May 13, 2016 — On the eve of its 2016 commencement ceremonies, Cranbrook Academy of Art celebrated another year of outstanding work by its graduate students at its annual Academy Awards Night on May 12.

Cranbrook Mourns the Loss of Connor Everts

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., May 3, 2016 – Cranbrook Academy of Art mourns the loss of Connor Everts, former Artist-in-Residence and head of the Printmaking Department from 1976-1981.

Cranbrook Academy of Art Announces the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Artist Award Finalists

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., April 21, 2016 – Cranbrook Academy of Art is pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Artist Award.

The award is part of Cranbrook’s long-standing partnership with Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and represents the company’s commitment to both the Academy and art and design education worldwide.

Cranbrook Academy of Art Named One of the Top Ten Fine Art Schools in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., March 31, 2016 – Cranbrook Academy of Art was recently ranked sixth in the nation among fine art graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report. And of all the schools ranked in the top ten, Cranbrook Academy of Art had some of the most individual program-specific rankings, with seven departments ranked in the top 20 of their program.

Lindsay Preston Zappas and John Zane Zappas Exhibit at Vacancy

Cranbrook alumni Lindsay Preston Zappas (Sculpture ’13) and John Zane Zappas (Print Media ’12) opened the exhibition Some Tables and Chairs at Vacancy in Los Angeles. They “attack the gallery space from both land and air.” Banks of fabric posters hang freely throughout the main gallery space, suspended in mortal stasis. Crowded in squirts and slices of image, the posters are a biopsy of Lindsay Preston Zappas’ perpetual working process. On the ground level, John Zane Zappas has placed a series of stools-as-sculptures […]

Randy Bolton Exhibits at The Katherine E. Nash Gallery

Print Media Artist-In-Residence Randy Bolton is part of Free Radicals: Remixing History Through the Power of Print at the The Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota  This exhibition considers the power of associative thinking and historical mash-ups in the print medium. The exhibition opens February 25.

Randy Bolton Featured in PULL at the Weems Gallery

Print Media Artist-in-Residence Randy Bolton is featured in PULL at the Weems Gallery at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. PULL is an international, invitational printmaking exhibition featuring the work of 23 artists from the US, Canada and the UK. The exhibition includes installations, large to small scale works in numerous printmaking processes and techniques including 3D printed objects. The exhibition is open through March 27.

Randy Bolton’s Solo Exhibition “Flicker + Fade” Opens at Lawndale Art Center in Houston

Print Media Artist-in-Residence Randy Bolton’s solo exhibition “Flicker + Fade” opens on Jan. 22 at the Lawndale Art Center in Houston. The exhibition will showcase Bolton’s large-scale, wall and floor-based sculptural print installations. The exhibition is open through Feb. 27, 2016.

Kate Daughdrill Receives a Matching Grant for Burnside Farm Detroit

Alum Kate Daughdrill (Print Media ’11) recently received a $100,000 matching grant from the Knight Foundation for her Burnside Farm Detroit project. Read about the project in the Huffington Post.

Cassie Shaver Featured in Dialogist Quarterly Poetry & Art

Current Print Media Student Cassie Shaver is in the recent issue of Dialogist Quarterly Poetry & Art.  She discusses the notes of social insecurity that are the deeper meanings and conceptual influences layer into her work.

Randy Bolton to Retire from Cranbrook Academy of Art

Cranbrook Academy of Art announced today that Randy Bolton, Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Print Media Department, will retire at the end of the 2015- 2016 academic year.

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After spending nearly 30 years as an educator, Bolton will return to a full-time studio practice near his home in Texas.

Cranbrook Opens Its Doors to Showcase Graduate Work and Work Spaces

The 2015 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art opens to the public with a special ArtMembers’ Opening Reception on April 18, and will showcase work from the next generation of architects, artists and designers who are shaping the future of art and design. The exhibition features pieces that are the culmination of two years of studio work from a diverse group of 69 graduates. The exhibition opens to the public on April 19 and will run through May 10, 2015.

Matt Shlian featured in American Craft magazine

Congratulations to Matt Shlian (Print Media ’06), whose work was featured in the February/March 2015 issue of American Craft magazine.

Mid America Print Council Conference Attendees Visit Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum

Fourty-five attendees from the Mid America Print Council Conference visited Cranbrook Academy of Art and Cranbrook Art Museum in September. While on campus, they were given a behind-the-scenes look at the Collection Wing, viewed an exhibition of Print Media student’s work, attended a Print Media open house, and toured studios and workspaces.

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.   

Cranbrook Academy of Art Graduates Receive More Than $200,000 in Grants from the Knight Foundation

This weekend, the Knight Foundation awarded $2.1 million in grants to 56 projects aimed at expanding the arts in the city of Detroit. Several of the award winners are Cranbrook Academy of Art graduates, and we are extremely proud of their success. According to the Knight Foundation, they received 1,400 applications – the most applications per capita that the nonprofit has received in the contest’s three-city, six-year history. In June, the 1,400 submissions were narrowed down to 84 finalists. Dennis Scholl, Vice President for the Arts at the Knight Foundation, said in an interview with […]

Cranbrook Academy of Art Alumni Awarded Fellowships from The Kresge Foundation

Four Cranbrook Academy of Art Alumn were awarded 2013 Visual Arts Fellowships from The Kresge Foundation, continuing Cranbrook’s tradition of developing some of the most sought-after talent in the metro Detroit area.
Of the nine artists who received grants, a remarkable four are graduates of the Academy. They are Jon Brumit (Painting ’99), Jason Carter (Painting ’11), Kate Daughdrill (Print Media ’11) and Charlie O’Geen (Architecture ’10).
Kresge Artist Fellowships were awarded to 17 individual metropolitan Detroit-based literary and visual artists and one team of artists. Each of the 18 total fellowships includes an unrestricted […]

Exhibition Featuring Artist-in-Residence Randy Bolton

The Riverfront Times has a review of the new exhibition “Nowhere Backwards” currently on display at the Des Lee Gallery in St. Louis. The exhibition features the work of Randy Bolton, Cranbrook Artist-in-Residence and Head of Print Media, Michael Krueger, University of Kansas professor and Tom Reed, Washington University instructor and Master Printer. The Times calls the show, “a nature hike on acid,” as it uses powerful colors and “psychedelic” settings to transport the viewer through settings such as forests, lush woods and streams, oversize moons and huge red planets. […]

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