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Cranbrook Academy of Art Graduate and Kresge Eminent Artist Ruth Adler Schnee Opens First Exhibition in Detroit

September 2015

Ruth Adler Schnee, 92-year-old Kresge Eminent Artist and Cranbrook Academy of Art graduate opens a major exhibition at downtown Carr Center in Detroit. The exhibition, “Ruth Adler Schnee: A Passion for Color,” covers her remarkable 75-year career. The exhibition, Schnee’s first in Detroit, was organized in conjunction with her Kresge prize and runs through Oct. 24.


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Gerhardt Knodel: Let the Games Begin! Opens September 12 at American University Museum

August 2015

Director Emeritus of Cranbrook Academy of Art Gerhardt Knodel will exhibit his latest work at American University Museum on September 12. In Gerhardt Knodel: Let the Games Begin, gaming-based strategies provide both a visual and conceptual point of entry. Like game playing, involvement often yields unexpected consequences. Approached as pure entertainment, games can evolve into unexpected experiences with both a lighter and a darker side, subtle shifts in expectation relative to outcome. Likewise with art. The exhibition is open through October 18.


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Willie Wayne Smith Exhibit at SADIE HALIE PROJECTS

July 2015

SADIE HALIE PROJECTS exhibits Consider My Tongue Swallowed from Brooklyn-based and Cranbrook Alum artist Willie Wayne Smith (Painting ’10). A grouping of paintings and objects, the show utilizes the Sadie Halie space in a unique way by integrating with the established architecture to produce a landscape that reveals slowly over time.


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Beverly Fishman Exhibition Opens at Chrysler Museum of Art

July 2015

Beverly Fishman, Painting Artist-in-Residence, will open the exhibition Beverly Fishman: In Sickness and In Health at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia this month. It will continue Fishman’s exploration into our relationship with medicine, branding, and identity.  The exhibition will run from July 16, 2015 through January 3, 2016. For more information, click here.


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Academy Graduates Tiff Massey, Chris Schanck, and Annica Cuppetelli Awarded Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellowships

June 2015

Academy Grads Tiff Massey (Metalsmithing ’11), Chris Schanck (3D Design ’11), and Annica Cuppetelli (Fiber ’08) were awarded $25,000 Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellowships. This year’s class of 18 fellowship winners was selected from more than 650 applications by independent panels of experts comprised of national and local artists. This year’s focus on literary and visual artists comes after last year’s class of fellows working in film, theater, music and dance.


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Alumni Respond to “Can Art Still Be Critical?”

June 2015

Mengli Qi, “Dear Leslie” (2015). Acrylic on paper plus (one) acrylic on canvas (wall). Book Kiosk with the books Dear Leslie, 2015; Sister Known, 2015; and Pussy Water, 2015. Guest editor Matthew Biro poses the question “Can Art Still Be Critical?” to alumni Sheida Soleimani (Photography ’15) and Mengli Qi (Painting ’15). Read the full story in The Brooklyn Rail here.


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Beverly Fishman in The Brooklyn Rail

June 2015

Beverly Fishman, “Untitled (Opioid Addiction)” (2015). Urethane paint on wood, 60 × 60 × 2 1/4″. The Brooklyn Rail takes a look at Painting Artist-in-Residence Beverly Fishman’s latest series of pill paintings. Read the full review here.  


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Samantha Fields Exhibits at Traywick Contemporary

June 2015

Samantha Fields: Eat the Horizon, 2015; Acrylic on canvas; 36 x 36″ Traywick Contemporary is pleased to announce Inherent Nature, a group exhibition featuring five West Coast artists including Painting alum Samantha Fields (Painting ’98) who respond to and engage with the physical world through distinct practices. Each artist constructs meaning in their work directly from the societal, cultural and environmental issues that shape our time, and their work comments on the push […]


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Erica Mahinay and Kathryn O’Halloran at Harmony Murphy Gallery

June 2015

Harmony Murphy Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Erica Mahinay (Painting '13) and Kathryn O’Halloran (Ceramics "13). For both artists, Saline Communion reflects their relationship as friends, collaborators, and confidants. The exhibition is open through June 27.


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Willie Wayne Smith and Martha Mysko at STOREFRONT TEN EYCK

June 2015

Willie Wayne Smith (Painting '10) and Martha Mysko (Painting '11) are featured in Re/Post, a group exhibition at STOREFRONT TEN EYCK. The exhibition is a response to the notion that there is an 'always there' there to the practice of painting and runs until June 28.


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Aaron Patrick Decker (Metalsmithing ’15) Receives the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Artist Award

May 2015

Cranbrook Academy of Art is pleased to announce that Aaron Patrick Decker has been awarded the "2015 Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Artist Award." This is the tenth year Mercedes-Benz Financial Services has given an Academy graduate the award. Decker was selected from among 10 finalists, one from each department at Cranbrook Academy of Art. He is a recent graduate of the Metalsmithing department.


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Ruth Adler Schnee Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

May 2015

Cranbrook Academy of Art is pleased to announce that the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award is Ruth Adler Schnee. She was presented with the award at the Academy’s May 8 commencement ceremony. The Distinguished Alumni Award is one of the highest honors bestowed by the Academy and recognizes graduates who have demonstrated creativity, innovation, leadership, and vision through their contributions to the practices of architecture, art, and design, as well as to Cranbrook Academy of Art.


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

May 2015

On the eve of its 2015 commencement ceremonies, Cranbrook Academy of Art celebrated another year of outstanding work by its graduate students at its annual Academy Awards Night on May 7. Before a gathering of more than 200 students, families, friends and donors in deSalle auditorium at Cranbrook Art Museum, the Academy distributed more than $200,000 in fellowships, grants, awards, and scholarships, including nine distinguished awards for artistic excellence. The awards are designed to support study at the Academy and to aid 2015 graduates in the transition from student to practicing artist.


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Cranbrook Academy of Art Presents Maxine Frankel with Honorary Master’s Degree

May 2015

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., May 5, 2015 – The Cranbrook Academy of Art Board of Governors is pleased to announce that it will confer an honorary master's degree upon Maxine Frankel during its May 8 commencement ceremony. Frankel has been a longtime supporter of Cranbrook Academy of Art. She joined the Academy Board of Governors in 1996, and has served as Chair of the Board since 2002. She recently announced that she will step down as Chair at end of the current academic year. This is the first time in the Academy's history that it has conferred an honorary degree.


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Cranbrook Alum Josh Friedman (Ceramics ’02) Opened at Culture Lab

April 2015

  The Jack H. Skirball Campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Los Angeles newest interactive installation, “Culture Lab // Margin” included Cranbrook Alum Josh Friedman (Ceramics ’02). Culture Lab, which opened on April 30, is an interdisciplinary arts program designed to foster new work and provoke a community-wide conversation about arts and culture that is grounded in Jewish tradition.


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Cranbrook Art Museum and Nick Cave (Fiber ’89) Announce “Nick Cave: Here Hear”

April 2015

This spring, summer, and fall, Cranbrook Art Museum and Detroit will serve as the backdrop for Nick Cave’s most ambitious project to date – Nick Cave: Here Hear. At the invitation of Cranbrook Art Museum, Cave will stage seven months of events throughout the city of Detroit anchored by his first solo exhibition in Michigan at Cranbrook Art Museum, opening this summer. Nick Cave is an artist and dancer, famous for his sculptures, called Soundsuits, which he often stages in public spectacle.


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Cranbrook Opens Its Doors to Showcase Graduate Work and Work Spaces

April 2015

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.


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Torey Akers (Painting ’16) Selected to CUE Foundation’s Young Art Critic Mentoring Program

March 2015

Current Student Torey Akers (Painting ’16) was selected by the CUE Foundation to participate in its Young Art Critic Mentoring Program. This new collaborative program provides four writers annually with the opportunity to develop new writing for publication in print and online. Selected writers will work with an established art critic appointed by the International Association of Art Critics USA Mentoring Committee.


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Beverly Fishman’s “Living Networks: Works on Paper” Opens at Wasserman Projects on March 21

March 2015

  Beverly Fishman opens her new exhibition, Living Networks: Works on Paper at Wasserman Projects on Saturday, March 21 from  5:30-7:30pm. Fishman has been an Artist-in-Residence in Painting at Cranbrook Academy of Art since 1992.Fishman’s exhibition of multi-layered, material collages explore the relationship between the organic and the technological. Consisting of multiple laser-cut and painted layers, they juxtapose a spare formal vocabulary, consisting of colorful lines and stains, with patterns derived from appropriated images of cells and viruses. These […]


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Abigail Newbold, Dana Filibert, Samuel Rowlett Awarded Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowships

February 2015

Abigail Newbold (Fiber ’05), Dana Filibert (Metalsmithing ’04), and Samuel Rowlett (Painting ’08) have been awarded 2015 Artist Fellowships in Sculpture/Installation/New Genres from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Fabio J. Fernández (Sculpture ’02) served as a Crafts Panelist. The Artist Fellowships provide direct, unrestricted support to Massachusetts artists in recognition of exceptional original work, to foster the creation of new art in the Commonwealth. Fifteen artists will receive fellowships of $10,000, and 17 artists will receive $1,000 finalist awards. For more information, click

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Cranbrook Academy of Art Named a Top Producer of Fulbright Students

February 2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education has once again ranked Cranbrook Academy of Art as a top producer of U.S. Fulbright students. With three grants received last year, Academy students have now received a total 25 grants over the past 11 years. Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 360,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Over 1,800 U.S. students, artists and young professionals in more than 100 different fields of study […]


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Keegan Kuvach Joins Show at Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

February 2015

Keegan Kuvach (Sculpture '14) joins a distinguished list of contemporary artists contributing work to the exhibition Love: The First of the 7 Virtues, opening at Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. The exhibition will run from February 14 through December 6, 2015. It will include two pieces by Kuvach. For more details, and to view the exhibition catalog, click here


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James Surls Sculpture Installed at Lone Star College-Kingwood

February 2015

Academy graduate James Surls (Sculpture ’69) recently had new work installed at the Lone Star College-Kingwood campus. “Her Universe Apart” is a chiseled black granite table with a drawing of the universe etched onto its surface. Surls’s sculptures have been displayed on Kirby Drive in Houston, in the Guggenheim, the Smithsonian, and along the islands in the middle of Manhattan’s Park Avenue.


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Britton Tolliver Opens Exhibition in New York

February 2015

Painting graduate Britton Tolliver (Painting '06) will open the solo exhibition Weird Attic at the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York City. The exhibition will run from February 19 to March 21, 2015. Click here for more information.


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Current Sculpture Student Opens Exhibition at Hermitage Museum

February 2015

Current Sculpture student Diana Laurel Caramat is part of a group exhibition that recently opened at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens in Norfolk, Virginia. The collaborative exhibition, “Threads,” looks at the history of child labor in the region, as told through the photographs of Lewis Hine. Read more about the project here.


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Academy Graduate Receives Delaware Artist Fellowship

February 2015

Lance Winn (Painting ’96) received a 2015 Individual Artist Fellowship from the state Division of the Arts in recognition of the high quality of his work. He was honored in the “established professional” category, which provides each recipient with a $6,000 award. Read more about the award here.


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New York Foundation For The Arts Announces Finalists for Artists’ Fellowship Program

January 2015

Image: Kate Clark (Fellow in Crafts/Sculpture ‘14), Pray, 2012 Congratulations to Kate Clark (Sculpture ’01), Myra Mimlitsch-Gray (Metalsmithing ’86) and Jessica Stoller (Ceramics ’06) – all recipients of Fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). Only 2% of all applicants receive awards – we’re very proud to say three are Cranbrook graduates! NYFA Fellowship Recipients.


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Seeking Serenity

January 2015

A look inside the studio of Laura Foster Nicholson (Fiber ’82) by Evansville Living Magazine. Nicholson has a collection of rural landscape tapestries showing at By Hand Gallery in Bloomington, Indiana through March 30, 2015. Photo by Heather Gray


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Studio Visit: Travis Hocutt

January 2015

Travis Hocutt (Photography ’14) is currently serving as the artist-in-residence at the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center. He talks to The News-Gazette about his work. Photo by: Heather Coit/The News-Gazette


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Mishka Colombo Featured In “Re-Imaging Gender” Exhibition

January 2015

Current Painting student Mishka Colombo won the $1,000 first prize for his painting, "Hide and Seek," in the juried art competition, “Re-Imaging Gender.” The exhibition is sponsored by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender in celebration of their 20th anniversary.


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Pulp Fictions at Dieu Donné Gallery

January 2015

First-year Painting student Hannah Chalew is part of the new exhibition Pulp Fictions, a collection of paper works on display at the Dieu Donné Gallery through February 21, 2015. It will travel to the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans in the spring of 2015. Image: Dan Tague, 7 Deadly Anges (detail), 2014, cut paper and graphite on paper, 18 […]


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Cranbrook Academy of Art Grads Featured in Vulture’s “Why They Live in Detroit”

January 2015

An interesting look at why more and more of our graduates are staying in the city of Detroit from Vulture. Of the nine artists profiled in the article, Christopher Schanck (3D Design ’11), Corine Vermeulen (Photography ’04), and Addie Langford (Ceramics ’06) are Academy graduates. The article also features Adam Lee Miller, who is part of the current exhibition “Theater of the Mind” at Cranbrook Art Museum.  


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Sheida Soleimani Featured in Beautiful Decay

December 2014

Sheida Soleimani Dissects Iranian Politics Through Confrontational “National Anthem” Series Artist and current Photography student Sheida Soleimani has translated her frustration with her home country Iran and it’s politics into a captivating and symbolically complex photographic series called National Anthem. It is featured in the most recent issue of Beautiful Decay.  


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The Year in Emojis

December 2014

A  look at the “Year in Emojis” by The Creators Project, who were dazzled by Tré Reising’s (Sculpture ’12) glittering emoji sculptures, which were “valiantly installed in the Indianapolis airport after his #Belieb installation was censored.” Tré Reising, Live, Love, Laugh, Laugh Until You Cry. Image courtesy of the artist.


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Your Guide to Cranbrook at Art Basel Miami Beach

November 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. Artists-in-Residence 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 […]


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Cranbrook’s Vault Featured in MMQB

November 2014

Cranbrook’s extensive vault was recently featured in Monday Morning Quarterback (MMQB), after a recent group attended a panel discussion at the Academy. They’ve called the vault, “a furniture treasure room.” Read the story here: MMQB Article


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Fiber at SOFA Chicago

November 2014

The Cranbrook Academy of Art Fiber Department will be exhibiting at the 21st Annual Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art + Design Fair (SOFA) in Chicago from November 7-9 .


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

October 2014

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.


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Gerhardt Knodel Named Director Emeritus of Cranbrook Academy of Art

October 2014

The Cranbrook Educational Community Board of Trustees has named Gerhardt Knodel a Director Emeritus of Cranbook Academy of Art. Knodel will deliver a special lecture at Cranbrook Art Museum on October 26 at 4pm. The award will be presented to Knodel at the lecture. This marks the first time the Board of Trustees has bestowed a Director Emeritus Award. “Gerhardt’s contributions to Cranbrook continue to live on at the Academy every day,” says Chris Scoates, current Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum. “His legacy helped shape this […]


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Christopher Scoates on Why Design Education Matters

October 2014

Director Chris Scoates recently talked with Metropolis Magazine about “Why Design Education Matters.” In the article, Scoates notes that, “The critical and public definition of what constitutes art and design practice has changed dramatically over the past 25 years. So it’s imperative that design education address the new cultural space of the twenty-first century.” Read the full story here.


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Dean Ruck Named Texas Artist of the Year

October 2014

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 […]


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Lauren Semivan Selected to Exhibit at Paris Photo 2014

October 2014

Lauren Semivan (Photography ’06) has been selected to exhibit her work at Paris Photo in 2014. She is represented by Benrubi Gallery in New York, one of 169 exhibitors at the show. Paris Photo will run from November 13-16, 2014 in the historical Grand Palais in Paris. For more information, click here.


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

October 2014

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 […]


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Kate Clark Featured in Exhibition Catalogue

October 2014

The work of Kate Clark (Sculpture ’01) is featured on the cover of the exhibition catalogue for Late Harvest, an exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art that juxtaposes contemporary art made with taxidermy with historically significant wildlife paintings. For more about the exhibition, click here.


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Kim Faler Awarded Robert Rauschenberg Artist Residency

October 2014

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.


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Complex Names The “Best Artists From Detroit”

October 2014

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.


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Jonathan Muecke (3D Design ’10) Comission Recipient For Design Miami/Pavilion 2014

October 2014

Volume Gallery is proud to announce that Jonathan Muecke (3D Design ’10) is the recipient of the Design Commission for the entrance pavilion of Design Miami/ 2014. Each December, Design Miami/ commissions early-career architects to build a designed environment for the fair’s entrance as part of its Design Commissions program. Design Miami is to be help December 3-7, 2014. This year’s entrance at Design Miami Pavilion(DMP), is an experiment in application of Muecke’s object making approach to a scale neither architectural nor domestic. Conceptualized as a “respite from” its […]


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3D Designer-in-Residence Scott Klinker Launches New Product on Fab.com

October 2014

Once known for being dark and shadowy, corners are about to be seen in a whole new light. In developing the Corner Bright Light, furniture designer Scott Klinker, Artist-in-Residence and head of the 3D Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art reevaluated the role of the corner in brightening a room. His elegant floor lamp is comprised of a single exposed LED bulb on a thin frame that nestles neatly into any corner to create a pleasant ambient glow. It takes up very little space or energy, making it as convenient […]


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Jessica Harvey’s “Mother Road” Opens at Hardesty Art Center in Tulsa

October 2014

“Mother Road,” is the multimedia exhibit Jessica Harvey (Photography ’09) has created as the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa’s latest artist in residence. The exhibit will feature a variety of photographs Harvey made during a monthlong trek from Chicago to Los Angeles and back to Tulsa along Route 66, including black-and-white and color prints, as well as slide images that will be projected on gallery walls, along with objects she collected along the way, from daily newspapers to pieces of petrified wood. Harvey will talk about her exhibit and her […]


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Bill Massie Featured in The New York Times

September 2014

Architect-in-Residence and Head of Architecture Bill Massie’s Wessen Lawn Tennis Club recently opened its 24-court private outdoor grass-court center. The$1.5 million project in Pontiac, Mich. is the reinvention of a closed community center. More additions to the grounds’ facilities are continuing. For the full story, click here.


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Liz Cohen Featured in Racial Imaginary at Pitzer College

September 2014

Racial Imaginary is an interdisciplinary exhibition that looks at the intersection of poetry, prose and contemporary art. It is a further iteration of the book and will feature the visual artists who have struggled alongside their literary counterparts in constructing a creative discourse that focuses on its subjects not as objects, of individual outlines discernable apart from the overwhelming contrast of their landscape. The creative imagination is framed by its palpable confines; the history of women is primarily written in relationship to men, of Blacks (and others) in relation to […]


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Lindsey Dezman (Ceramics ’14) Wins LIAEP Award

September 2014

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.


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Ben Schonberger in Culturehall

September 2014

Ben Schonberger (Photography '14) was selected by Culturehall as one of four artists whose work stood out for "their multivalent poetic and material qualities" at this year's edition of The Artist Platform at the (e)merge art fair in Washington, D.C.


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Irena Jurek (Painting ’08) Shows at Zürcher Gallery

August 2014

Irena Jurek’s (Painting ’08) is part of a two-person show with Michael Dotson at Zürcher Gallery called The Fury of Sunsets.  The title of the show is also the title of a poem by Anne Sexton (1928-1974). According to Sexton, lifetime seems like a dream, and is insubstantial. The show runs from August 28 through September 28, 2014. For more information click here.  


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Kristin Cammermeyer Debuts Window at Bergdorf Goodman

August 2014

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 […]


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Cranbrook Art Museum and Anders Ruhwald Announced as Finalists for Knight Arts Challenge Detroit Grants

July 2014

Cranbrook Art Museum and Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Ceramics Department, Anders Ruhwald, were recently announced as finalists in the Detroit Knight Arts Challenge, which looks to award millions to local organizations focused on expanding the arts in the city of Detroit. This is the second year of the challenge. Last year, the first of three for the Detroit Knight Arts Challenge, the contest awarded $2.1 million to 56 ideas – including four projects involving Academy alumni with awards totaling $200,000. This year, the Knight Foundation received close to 1,000 applications which they were able […]


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Kari Cholnoky Receives Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Artist Award

July 2014

Kari Cholnoky (Painting ’14) has won the 2014 Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Artist Award. “Receiving the award is undoubtedly the most exciting thing to happen to me in my life,” said Cholnoky. “When the award was announced, I immediately started sobbing, and I turned to my mentor Beverly Fishman, who was doing the same. To have been so dedicated to one’s work for the past two years at Cranbrook and to build upon that momentum with such a massive opportunity. It just knocks me out.” Cholnoky will spend the summer in […]


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