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Cranbrook Metalsmithing Graduates Receive 2018 Marzee Graduate Prize

October 2018

Congratulations to Victoria Bulgakova and Shelly McMahon, both 2018 Metalsmithing graduates, for being awarded the 2018 Marzee Graduate Prize from Galerie Marzee in the Netherlands. Each year, the gallery selects work from art schools and academies from Europe, the United States, Asia and Australia to feature their work in an exhibition. During the exhibition’s opening, they awarded the most promising exhibition participants a special “Marzee Graduate Prize” and both of Cranbrook’s contenders received an award! For more information, visit their website. <[…]


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Jayoung Yoon Opens Exhibition at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

October 2018

JaYoung Yoon (Fiber ’09) will open the solo exhibition Seeing the Threshold: Jayoung Yoon at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles on October 19. 2018. The exhibition will run through January 13, 2019. Born in Korea, Jayoung Yoon is a New York-based artist known for using human hair in her art. She focuses on using hair as a medium for exploring systems of thought, perception and sensations of the body. Her use of hair connects the viewer’s visual perception of the work to the physical form of the body. Her creations of 2[…]


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Mark Newport Opens Solo Exhibition at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

October 2018

Mark Newport, Artist-in-Residence and Head of our Fiber department will open the new exhibition Suture and Stitch: Mark Newport at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles on October 19, 2018. The exhibition will run through January 13, 2019. For Newport, textile and skin are intimately connected. Physical proximity causes sweat and strength, dirt and fear, love and cologne to move from flesh to cloth indiscriminately. While cloth protects skin, either can be cut or torn. Stitches are the means to aid healing and measure the intensity of the wound.  These works […]


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Fumihiko Maki Designs New Sea World Culture and Art Center

October 2018

Fumihiko Maki (Architecture ’53) designed the Sea World Culture and Arts Center, China’s “first major design museum” at the end of last year. It is a partnership between China Merchants Shekou Holdings (CMSK) and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Over the course of Maki’s career, he won the Wolf Prize from Israel in 1988, the Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture in 1990, the Gold Medal of the UIA in 1993, the Arnold Brunner Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1999, and the Praemium Imperiale from the Japan Arts Association […]


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Sang Hoon Kim Releases Foam Series

October 2018

Sang Hoon Kim (3D Design ’09) recently released The Foam Series, a collection of seats, bookcases, chaises, tables, and even rungs made from colorful, flexible memory foam that’s mixed in varying solutions to create levels of texture and cushion. The series is featured in Sight Unseen. Facebook

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Danielle Dean to Participate in “ANTI”, Athens Biennale 6

October 2018

Photography Artist-in-Residence Danielle Dean is one of several artists participating in this year’s Athens Biennale. The 2018 biennial “dissects the way we polarize, fight and antagonize in post-digital times: in the age of social media, of neo-reactionary movements, of post-truth nihilism and of conspiracy theories developed by the alt-right.” For more information, click hereFacebook

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Danielle Dean in Focus at Frieze Art Fair in London

October 2018

  Photography Artist-in-Residence Danielle Dean will show work along with Elle Pérez and Janiva Ellis in Focus at Frieze art fair in London. The work will be shown by 47 Canal, with a “focus on an urgent and necessary presentation of voices in communities underrepresented in both the art fair – and the art world as a whole – in a moment where the political and institutional dynamics in American and Europe should be up for re-evaluation, decolonized and disrupted.” The work will be on display from Oct. 4 – 7, 2018. Read more about the […]


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Beverly Fishman to Open Solo Exhibition at Miles McEnery Gallery in New York City

October 2018

Congratulations to Beverly Fishman, Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Painting Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art, on the upcoming opening of her solo exhibition at Miles McEnery Gallery in New York. The exhibition of recent works opens with a reception for Fishman on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 6-8pm. The exhibition will run from October 11 through November 10, 2018 A fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Dawn Chan will accompany the exhibition. You can view the exhibition catalogue online here. For more information […]


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Danielle Dean In KNOCK KNOCK, a London Exhibition About Humor in Contemporary Art

September 2018

Photography Artist-in-Residence Danielle Dean is participating in the group exhibition KNOCK KNOCK at the South London Gallery (SLG). KNOCK KNOCK explores the enduring use of humor as a device in contemporary art. Featuring works by more than 30 artists, the show spans the SLG’s main space and three floors of its new annex in the former Peckham Road Fire Station. The exhibition will run from September 22 through November 18, 2018. For more information, visit the gallery’s website.

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Danielle Dean Opens Solo Show at 47 Canal in New York

September 2018

Danielle Dean’s first solo exhibition at 47 Canal builds from her recent presentation at Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette in Paris, France, where she premiered her short film Bazar (2018). The film was conceived during time spent by the artist in the archives of the Bazar de l’Hôtel de Ville (BHV), regarded as one of Paris’s foremost department stores since being founded opposite Paris’s Hôtel de Ville in 1856, and today a member of the Groupe Galeries Lafayette. The exhibition will run from September 16 through October 21, 2018. For […]


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Elaine Ng Showcases Her Fulbright Project

September 2018

Elaine Ng (Ceramics ’14) recently documented the work of her Fulbright project through a new video. Cranbook Academy of Art remains the highest producer of Fulbright scholars (per capita) in the United States. Watch the full video here.      Facebook

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Detroit Alumni show in Oakland Press

July 2018

More than two dozen local alumni from Cranbrook Art Academy in Bloomfield Hills have come together for a special exhibition in downtown Detroit this month. Many of the artists that graduated from Cranbrook Academy in the past decade have elected to stay in the Detroit area, contributing to growth of the area’s burgeoning art scene, which has attracted national attention. Read the full article here.


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Photography Alumna, Jetshri Bhadviya on ESSAY’D

July 2018

Essay’d is a writing project that publishes essays on Detroit artists, the essays are published annually by Wayne State University Press. Jetshri Bhadviya (Photography, 2015) is from Udaipur, India and is currently based in Metro-Detroit. Being an immigrant in the United States positions her to explore the accepted ideas of identity, gender, religion and class in the East and West.  Read the full essay here.

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Jayoung Yoon Wins New Prints Artist Development Program Award

July 2018

Jayoung Yoon (Fiber ’09) received the New Prints Artist Development Program Award as part of the group show Multilayered: New Prints 2018 at the International Print Center New York (IPCNY). Thanks to IPCNY’s support, she took one of the papermaking workshops at the Women’s Studio Workshop. “I found new possibilities for embedding collected fibers, and hairs into handmade paper,” said Yoon. Facebook

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Matelli’s First Solo Exhibition in San Francisco is at The David Ireland House

June 2018

Tony Matelli’s (Sculpture ’95) first solo exhibition in San Francisco is being shown at The David Ireland House. I hope all is well… presents a series of highly produced, representational artworks using materials such as bronze, marble, and silicone. The end result is anything but traditional sculpture. Matelli’s artworks are lifelike, seductive, and beautifully wrong. His hyper realistic sculptures are often mistaken for the actual thing, undermining the viewer’s expectations of what they […]


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“Dwell Magazine” Features Ruth Adler Schnee

June 2018

Still working at 95, Ruth Adler Schnee (Design ’46) reflects on the important names she’s known—Wright, Klee, Eames, Calder—and the equally important career she’s led. Dwell’s interview with Schnee includes discussion about her latest work, the resurgence of midcentury modern design and how she came to study at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Facebook


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Fishman’s “Rise” is Featured in the “Jewish News”

June 2018

Painting Artist-in-Residence Beverly Fishman’s new mural “Rise,” a colorful and massive abstract mural spanning 170 feet by 60 feet — the largest design she has ever originated — covers the north-facing wall of the Detroit City Club Apartments. In the article, Fishman shares her perspective on the mural, her artistry and area experiences with the Jewish News. “This mural is a logical extension of my interest in installation art and in activating a larger environment through color, pattern and form. I am most excited by the […]


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Cave’s “The Let Go” and “Up Right” are Featured in “The New York Times”

June 2018

Alumnus Nick Cave (Fiber ’89) latest projects are featured in The New York Times. “Up Right,” a signature Cave work made its New York premiere at the Armory, featuring dancers who slowly metamorphose into 10-foot-tall shamanesque creatures as they don their rustling Soundsuits and stomp around. “The Let Go” also opened encouraging any visitor to have that same wild, unencumbered energy and  […]


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Cranbrook Fiber and Ceramics’ Graduates Create Linens and Porcelain Trays for Siren Hotel

June 2018

ASH NYC and Quinn Evans Architects restore the 1926 Wurlitzer Building at the Siren Hotel where the bed linens and covers as well as porcelain trays were created by Cranbrook Academy of Art Fiber and Ceramics departments. Constructed in 1926 by architect Robert Finn, the building was once a lighthouse for local musicians — the largest record and instrument store in the entire world, brought to […]


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Cave and Faust Create Mural for New York Live Arts

June 2018

In a special collaboration for New York Live Arts, artists Nick Cave (Fiber ’89) and Bob Faust create a kaleidoscopic mural from one of Cave’s iconic Soundsuits constructed entirely of woven bags collected from around the world. These bags we carry are filled with promise is a through-the-looking-glass interpretation that the baggage we all walk through life with is anything but weighty. From the single source image of Cave’s work, Faust selects and manipulates key details that seem to morph […]


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Lipski Has New Installation at NYU Langone Hospital

June 2018

Donald Lipski (Ceramics ’73 and a 2013 recipient of the Academy’s Distinguished Alumni Award) has a new installation at NYU Langone Hospital. According to Lipski, he wanted to make a sculpture for children “that would delight them; something so astounding it would distract even those arriving for the most serious procedures, and so lovable that young patients coming back again and again with chronic conditions would see it as an old friend.”

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Kaneko Speaks with “Alive Magazine” about his Life and Practice

May 2018

Past Artist-in-Residence Jun Kaneko (Ceramics AIR, 1979-1986) speaks with Columbus’ Alive Magazine about his life and practice.  “Creative energy is nothing special. It’s just like a heartbeat. Without it, I’m dead. I need art to survive,” he says. “If you’re a practical thinker, you shouldn’t do art. You don’t think practically about how to make your heart beat. It’s a necessity. Art is the necessity of your being.”

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Vermeulen to Launch Photo Book about Detroit in December 2018

May 2018

According to BLOUIN ARTINFO, Corine Vermeulen (Photography ’04) is set to launch a photo book of portraits and landscapes celebrating day-to-day life in Detroit. This initiative captures a resilient community in the midst of a challenging transition. “Your Town Tomorrow” is to be published in December 2018. “Depicted by national media as a place of both economic turmoil and new opportunity, the world often forgets that it is the people — not venture capital firms and new developments — who comprise the great ‘Arsenal […]


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The “BEVERLY FRESH: Really Somethin Else” Exhibition is at DePaul Art Museum

May 2018

In his first solo museum exhibition in Chicago, artist, musician, and back-road drifter Beverly Fresh, also known as Zack Ostrowski (2D Design ’09), takes on the incongruities, social rituals, and archetypes of the rural Midwest. Pulling from age-old performance traditions, juvenile graffiti, backyard debauchery, adult social clubs, amateur living room theater, and pig wrestling, Really Somethin Else is a keyed-up regurgitation of rural Midwestern symbols, behaviors, and vernacular. His immersive installations take visitors through peripheral elements of American culture. The exhibition is at DePaul […]


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Bingol’s Detroit Lakes Project is Featured in “The New York Times”

May 2018

The New York Times featured an article about Interim Architect-in-Residence Ceren Bingol completion of her project in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. According to the NYT,  “Although the project began with some seemingly simple objectives — renovate the kitchen of the 2,800-square-foot main house and refresh the 800-square-foot guesthouse, a converted garage that had developed a mold problem — it soon evolved into a full-blown gut renovation of both structures.”

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Eichenberg is part of “Handheld” at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

May 2018

Metalsmithing Artist-in-Residence Iris Eichenberg has work in exhibition Handheld at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.  The exhibition design is created by Jonathan Muecke (3D Design ’10). Handheld is a group exhibition that explores the contemporary meaning of touch by charting artists’, designers’, and makers’ various responses to objects scaled to the hand and uses the common language of the domestic to examine the complex role of the hand. The exhibition is open through January 13, 2019.

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McDonald Exhibits at Curator’s Cube in Tokyo

May 2018

Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Ceramics Department  Ian McDonald opens Studio Pottery Ian McDonald Exhibition at Curator’s Cube in Tokyo. According to Curator’s Cube, “There is an overlap between artificial lines cleaned and arranged, but shapes that firmly blend well with wonders outside of people’s lives. The shadow that light forms makes up different landscapes on the back of our eyes. Ian McDonald’s sculpture, sculpture centered on ceramics.” The exhibition runs through June 3, 2018.    

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Chen Li Receives the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Artist Award for Michigan

May 2018

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., May 11, 2018 -– Cranbrook Academy of Art is pleased to announce that Chen Li (3D Design ’18) has been awarded the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Artist Award for Michigan. This is the thirteenth year that Mercedes-Benz Financial Services has given an Academy graduate the award.  Li was selected from among 10 finalists, one from each department at Cranbrook Academy of Art. She is a 2018 graduate of the 3D Design department. The Emerging Artist Award is part of Cranbrook’s 18-year partnership with Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC, […]


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Cranbrook Academy of Art Students Receive More Than $250,000 in Awards

May 2018

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., May 11, 2018 — On the eve of its 2018 commencement ceremonies, Cranbrook Academy of Art celebrated another year of outstanding work by its graduate students at its annual Academy Awards Night on May 10. Before a gathering of more than 200 students, families, friends and donors in deSalle auditorium at Cranbrook Art Museum, the Academy distributed more than $250,000 in fellowships, grants, awards, and scholarships. The awards are designed to support study at the Academy and to aid 2018 graduates in the transition from student to practicing artist. Chen Li, a 2018 graduate of […]


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Hansen’s “Super Natural” Exhibition is at Volume Gallery

May 2018

Ross Hansen’s (3D Design ’11) current exhibition Super Natural is being shown at VOLUME GALLERY in Chicago. Super Natural examines the perception of nature as a perfect, composed image. This series explores colors, forms, and industrial processes through functional objects made from epoxy resin in a range of scales. Eschewing the monotony of identical objects, these works resemble the structure of nature: similar at first glance yet varied upon inspection. The synthetic material and construction of these […]


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Cranbrook Academy of Art Announces Carla Diana Will Lead New 4D Design Department

May 2018

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., May 7, 2018 — Cranbrook Academy of Art today announced that Carla Diana has been named Designer-in-Residence and will oversee the Academy’s new 4D Design program. 4D Design will be the first new department introduced at the Academy since the Photography program was created in 1971. Since its inception, Cranbrook Academy of Art has been a leader in innovation and experimentation in the fields of art, design and architecture. The new 4D Design program will build upon that legacy by adding a program that addresses the role design plays […]


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Hillerbrand+Magsamen Will Present “147 Devices for Integrated Principles”

May 2018

The artistic team of Hillerbrand+Magsamen is the collaboration of Stephan Hillerbrand (Sculpture ’04) and Mary Magsamen (Sculpture ’94) will present 147 Devices for Integrated Principles, a new, multimedia, performative artwork that animates everyday objects as unifying mechanisms for survival during times of social disconnect and intensified need. As an immersive interdisciplinary theatrical experience, 147 Devices for Integrated Principles literally and conceptually unpacks our relationship to everyday objects and how we use them to ease the suffering and pain in our lives. The 60-minute production is […]


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Eichenberg is Exhibiting at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in May

May 2018

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is opening Handheld, a group exhibition that explores the contemporary meaning of touch by charting artists’, designers’, and makers’ various responses to objects scaled to the hand. The exhibition is including works by various artists including Metalsmithing Artist-in-Residence Iris Eichenberg. The exhibition will be on view May 20, 2018 to January 13, 2019. Facebook


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Gallab is Profiled in this Month’s “Eye on Design”

May 2018

Shiraz Gallab (2D Design ’15) is profiled in this month’s Eye on Design, where she discusses the role of personal narrative in graphic design. The article provides an overview of Gallab’s background as a Sudanese-born and U.S.-raised designer who formed the beginnings of a robust personal practice at Cranbrook Academy of Art. “I try in my work to study different interactions or different conversations that can take place between human beings, and to study how we can communicate more […]


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SAIC X Cranbrook Exchange is at MOCAD Detroit

May 2018

This Friday on May 4 from 5-8pm, Cranbrook and SAIC Ceramics departments are having a pop up show at MOCAD in Detroit. Established in 2015, the SAIC X Cranbrook Exchange is an exhibition produced by current second-year graduate students form the Ceramics Departments of the Art Institute of Chicago and Cranbrook Academy of Art. The Exchange embodies the notion of contemporary ceramics contextualized form the viewpoint of artists from two of the top graduate schools in the U.S.

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Gatto and Wright Exhibiting at Dubois Basement

May 2018

In Eastern Market, Dubois Basement is hosting an opening reception for Everywhere -Michelle Branch, a two-person show featuring new work from Academy alumnea Clare Gatto (Photography ’17) and Anjuli Wright (Ceramics ’17). The semi collaborative installation is a rendezvous of body and mass through photography and ceramics. The works are perpetually focusing and blurring, causing objects to flatten while images exude movement. This constant tension between zooming in and zooming out becomes […]


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Binion “Curates in Detroit” at The Hill Gallery

May 2018

On May 4 from 5-8pm at The Hill Gallery in Birmingham, Mich. is the opening reception of McArthur Binion: Curates in Detroit. The exhibition features work selected by McArthur Binion (Painting ’73) and features Academy alumni: Addie Langford (Ceramics ’06), James Franklin (Painting ’17) and Tiff Massey (Metalsmithing ’11). The exhibition closes on June 15, 2018.     Facebook

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Hansen’s “Super Natural” is at VOLUME Gallery

April 2018

Ross Hansen’s (3D Design ’11) solo exhibition Super Natural is open at VOLUME Gallery. Super Natural examines the perception of nature as a perfect, composed image. This series explores colors, forms, and industrial processes through functional objects made from epoxy resin in a range of scales. The exhibition is open through May 26. Facebook

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Fishman’s Mural “Rise” to Grace Detroit Skyline

April 2018

According to the Detroit Free Press, a new 170-foot-by-60-foot mural by accomplished artist and Painting Artist-in-Residence Beverly Fishman will rank among the largest pieces of public art in Detroit once it’s finished by early May. Entitled “Rise,” the colorful, abstract mural will bring a vivid transformation to the north-facing wall of the brutalist-style architecture of the Detroit City Club Apartments at 1431 Washington Blvd. “Rise” will be […]


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Abelow Releases DRAWINGS DRAWINGS

April 2018

DRAWINGS DRAWINGS is a new artist book by Joshua Abelow (Painting ’08). The book is composed of pencil drawings created over a period of thirteen years. To produce each drawing, Abelow always uses a 6B pencil on cream-colored 30 x 22 inch paper. This simple format provides a consistent material framework for the artist to push his idea-based agenda. Each drawing appears in chronological order and, as the title of the book suggests, each drawing is repeated. Abelow often uses reproductions of artworks by other artists as a starting point. A book release […]


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Oliver Presents Design Concept at University of Kentucky for Memorial Hall

April 2018

Karyn Olivier (Ceramics ’01) submitted design concepts for art to be featured in two vaulted spaces in Memorial Hall’s vestibule at University of Kentucky. As part of their visits, Olivier and another artist presented initial proposals selected for consideration by UK’s Memorial Hall Art Committee. The concepts chosen for review by the committee were acquired during a national search looking for site-specific installations to establish a rich aesthetic and conceptual dialogue with Memorial Hall itself and the mural by Ann […]


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Artist-in-Residence Beverly Fishman’s “Chemical Sublime” Is Visual Ecstasy

April 2018

Hyperallergic reviewed Artist-in-Residence Beverly Fishman’s exhibition and said, “Beverly Fishman: Chemical Sublime, at Kavi Gupta Gallery, is visual ecstasy, in more ways than one.” Hyperallergic continues, “Fishman subversively explores perception and the ways contemporary humans fill the voids in our lives. For this show, she deploys forms utilized by the pharmaceutical industry. Integral to the success of Chemical Sublime is the fact that so many of the works possess distinctive voids. Nicknamed “Missing Doses,” these pieces […]


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Dean’s “True Red Ruin” Featured in April’s “Art Forum”

April 2018

Photography Artist-in-Residence Danielle Dean’s exhibition “True Red Ruin” was reviewed in the April issue of Art Forum.  According to Matthew Biro, “Simultaneously visceral and abstract, the installation explores black identity in relation to capitalism and colonialism through an uncanny superimposition of the histories of these two system upon the present day. Facebook

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“Nick Cave: Feat. Nashville” Performance is Sold Out

March 2018

Nick Cave (Fiber ’89) is receiving a great deal of attention for his upcoming performance in Nashville. The sold-out public performances of Nick Cave: Feat. Nashville at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on April 6, 2018, will be livestreamed in the Frist Center’s auditorium and viewable at fristcenter.org as well as he free large-scale performances will include three customized compositions (“Blanket Statement,” “Heard,” and “Up Right”) that combine a variety of genres, from music and dance to spoken word, with Cave’s signature soundsuits […]


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Muecke Named One of Minnesota’s Emerging Creatives

March 2018

Jonathan Mueke (3D Design ’10) is featured by Metropolis Magazine as one of Minnesota’s emerging creatives. According to the article, “Jonathan Muecke has perfected an aesthetic that is simultaneously reticent and blunt. His work can suggest furniture, architecture, sculpture, or all three at once: a diminutive copper step stool masquerading as sculpture, light fixtures that define rather than illuminate space, a chair made from carbon fiber.” Facebook


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Medina’s Fountainhead Fellowship Includes an Exhibition at Reynolds Gallery

March 2018

After coming to the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, where Jeanne Medina’s (Fiber ’13) took a position as an adjunct craft professor in 2016, she bought a 40-inch Harrisville loom. Shortly there after, Medina landed a dedicated workspace as part of the Fountainhead Fellowship. The VCU School of the Arts program provides three recent MFA graduates in the areas of sculpture, painting + printmaking, and craft an opportunity to teach and work. The […]


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Feige Opens Exhibition at David Richard Gallery

March 2018

Jacob Feige’s (Painting ’05) exhibition Jacob Feige, I Had a _____ Day opens at David Richard Gallery NY on March 7 with an artist reception on March 10 from 4-8pm. Selections from two new related series, Cutaway and Screen paintings by Feige, will be presented. Both combine objects and situations from daily life juxtaposed with the imaginative distractions from inner thoughts, but with different approaches to the composition and presentation format.  The exhibition closes on April 14, 2018


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Rapson Influenced Minnesota’s Design Culture

March 2018

Ralph Rapson (Architecture ’40) was not a native Minnesotan—he was born in Michigan in 1914—yet it is hard to find another individual who has had as far-reaching an influence on the state’s design culture. A nationally respected architect with international projects under his belt by midcentury, he turned down the directorship of the Institute of Design in Chicago and moved to Minneapolis to head the University of Minnesota’s School of Architecture from 1954 to 1984. When he passed away in 2008, […]


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Giniewski is profiled in “Uncommon Goods”

March 2018

Artist Brian Giniewski (Ceramics ’09) is profiled in Uncommon Goods . He talks about how he began in ceramics, studying at Cranbrook, and his practice. When asked about how he sets goals for himself Giniewski says, “I only make short-term goals these days. In the year and a half that I’ve been running the business as my full-time job, everything is constantly changing. I’m really lucky that people are paying so much attention to ceramics right now. Like, ceramics is having such […]


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Schanck’s “Unhomely” Opens at Friedman Benda Gallery and Feature in Architectural Digest

March 2018

Unhomely,  Cranbook Alumnus Chris Schanck’s (3D Design ’11) solo gallery exhibition at Friedman Benda Gallery, opens on March 1 through April 14, 2018. This exhibition marks a culmination of his acclaimed sculptural approach and the first time a comprehensive body of work by Schanck will be on public view and features 15 works with independent, stand-alone narratives woven into an otherworldly landscape. Synthesizing premeditation and spontaneity, Schanck’s highly individualized, low-tech, idiosyncratic technique, “Alufoil,” was conceived in 2011 while studying at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. In an <[…]


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Dickinson and Binion Are Featured in “Art in Amercia”

February 2018

Two Cranbrook painting alums McArthur Binion (Painting ’73) and Jessica Dickinson (Painting ’99) are featured in the February edition of Art in America in an article about “Slow Painting.” According to the article, “Slow Painting imbeds a premonition of something potentially enormous held in reserve that can only be revealed slowly.” Facebook<[…]


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Seelig Named USA Fellow

February 2018

Warren Newton Seelig (Fiber ’74) was named a 2018 United States Artist Fellow. Spread across the disciplines of Architecture & Design, Craft, Dance, Media, Music, Theater & Performance, Traditional Arts, Visual Art, and Writing, each USA Fellow receives an unrestricted $50,000 cash award. This year, 45 Fellows were selected from a diverse peer-nominated pool of more than 500 applicants. Seelig becomes the 12th Academy graduate to receive a United States Artist Fellowship since the program was launched in 2006.

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Emmy Bright and Cooper Holoweski Named Print Media Artists-in-Residence at Cranbrook Academy of Art

February 2018

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., Feb. 21, 2018– The Cranbrook Academy of Art Board of Governors and Christopher Scoates, the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art, announced today that Emmy Bright (Print Media ’16) and Cooper Holoweski have been named Artists-in-Residence for the Academy’s Print Media Department. Bright is a graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art, having received her MFA degree in Print Media in 2016. She is an artist working in drawing, print and social practice. Her work investigates subjectivity and desire through the lenses of comedy, art history, pop […]


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Craig Exhibits at Wasserman Projects

February 2018

An exhibition of new work by Detroit-based designer Jack Craig (3D Design ’12) is open at Wasserman Projects. Curated by Butter Projects, and presented in collaboration with Salon 94 Design, the exhibition will position Craig’s functional and sculptural objects within a landscape of living plants, creating an indoor environment akin to a Japanese garden. On view through May 5, the exhibition highlights Craig’s creative process and material experimentations.

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Masuoka Curates Jun Kaneko Exhibition for Akron Art Museum

February 2018

Jun Kaneko: Blurred Lines, the Akron Art Museum’s first exhibition curated by the museum’s John S. Knight Director and CEO Mark Masuoka (Ceramics ’87), is open. According to museum officials, Masuoka drew on a nearly 35-year relationship with the artist to create the exhibition. Jun Kaneko was Academy Ceramics Artist-in-Residence from 1979-1986 and his former Academy instructor. It includes several large-scale ceramic sculptures, drawings, paintings and a site-specific installation of Kaneko’s 65-foot-long painting, “Mirage.”  Jun Kaneko: Blurred Lines […]


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“The Ice Palace” featured work in ice by current Academy students and alumni

February 2018

TESSELLATE is the gallery operated by Elise DeChard (Architecture ’17) in Pontiac. The Ice Palace exhibition features work (all created in ice!) by more than a dozen Academy alumni and current students including: Torey Akers (Painting ’16), Molly Aubry (Print Media ’18), Eric Broz (Sculpture ’17), Jim Bullard (Print Media ’17), Rachel Deboard (Painting ’17), Mark Dineen (3D Design ’13), Sabastian Duncan-Portuondo (Fiber ’18), Lorena Cruz Santiago (Photography ’19), Rachel Ferber (Fiber ’18), Margaret Hull (Fiber ’16), Rachel Pontious (Painting ’17), and Anjuli Wright (Ceramics ’17).

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Design99’s Reichert Is Featured in the “Detroitisit” About “The Art of Hoarding”

February 2018

In Detroitisit artists Mitch Cope and Gina Reichert (Architecture ’03) spoke about making art in an the article, “The Art of Hoarding.” A married art duo known jointly as Design99—are among the most contemporary generation in a longstanding interventionist tradition of Detroit “house art,” which stretches back into the 1960s. In the “Banglatown” neighborhood, Reichert and Cope have been converting houses in their neighborhood into interactive works, collectively know as Power House Productions. In addition to the works that have evolved out of […]


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Smith Opens First Solo Exhibition with Library Street Collective

February 2018

Willie Wayne Smith (Painting ’10) opened Open Book, Thin Air is his first solo exhibition with Library Street Collective. Smith’s paintings begin with improvisational charcoal drawings, where he creates each composition and story from memory and mind’s eye, without using any visual aids or references: “They are immediate and usually complete fictions, but often draw from my own experiences or remind me of those experiences. I often see the figures as surrogates for people I have known… They are both alien […]


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Amanze Named As Montblanc Cultural Foundation’s Artist Commission Program for 2018

February 2018

The Montblanc Cultural Foundation has been facilitating artistic exploration by unlocking opportunities for artists to produce and showcase work for over 25 years.  As part of its commitment to support an exciting new generation of artists, the Foundation named artist Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze (Fiber ’06), one of its three recipients of its Artist Commission Program for 2018. Awarded annually, the program enables emerging artists to produce new works within the context of an institutional exhibition, a biennale, or an art festival.  The work of […]


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Badach Uses Gunpowder as Pigment in “Land of Epic Battles”

February 2018

An opening reception for Land of Epic Battles, an exhibition by Philadelphia-based photographer Justyna Badach (Photography ’98) , and 2018 Transmedia Photography Annual on Thursday, is being held at Light Work February 1 from 5-7 p.m. Reception guests are invited to join the artist at 6 p.m. for an in-gallery talk about her current solo-exhibition on view in the Kathleen O. Ellis Gallery. Land of Epic Battles features Badach’s new series of large, hand-made dichromate prints, made using film stills from ISIS training […]


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Newport’s “Stitches” Is Reviewed in “Detroit Art Review”

January 2018

Fiber Artist-in-Residence Mark Newport’s current solo exhibition Stitches is at Simone DeSousa Gallery and has been reviewed by Detroit Art Review. According to the publication, “Every work in ‘Mark Newport: Stitches’ has provocative personal, social and cultural history that bears scrutiny. One of the persistent thoughts when exploring the heavily embroidered areas of Newport’s work is the interconnected nature of stitches and images. Newport will have a Gallery Conversation at 4pm on February 3 at […]


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Fishman is profiled in the American Medical Association’s “The JAMMA Network”

January 2018

Artist-in-Residence Beverly Fishman is profiled in the American Medical Association’s  The JAMA Network.  In it, she discusses the role and representations of pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry in contemporary culture. Fishman creates sculptural paintings—large, constructed installations with hypersaturated colors and industrial-like slick surfaces—that evoke the design of pills, their combinations in drug “cocktails,” and the colors and surfaces of drug advertising.

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Vieux Featured in “ArtZealous”

January 2018

ArtZealous featured a quick Q&A with alumna Anne Vieux (Painting ’12) called “Five Minutes with New York-Based Artist Anne Vieux.” Vieux makes paintings, books, sculptures, and videos, all of which inform each other artistically.  She works with the idea of mediation and gesture through the lens of the screen, in painting, video, and sculpture.       Facebook

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Semivan Exhibits “Door Into the Dark” at David Klein Gallery

January 2018

A solo exhibition, Door Into the Dark by Lauren Semivan (Photography '06) is opening at David Klein Gallery in Detroit. The exhibition features new photographs from her ongoing Pitch series. A reception for the artist will take place on Saturday, February 3, 6 - 8 pm and the exhibition is open through March 10. 


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Schanck’s First Comprenhensive Exhibition at Friedman Benda To Open in March

January 2018

BlOUIN ARTINFO highlights alumnus Chris Schanck's (3D Design '11) exhibition Unhomely at  Friedman Benda in New York.  Unhomely marks a culmination of his acclaimed sculptural approach and the first time a comprehensive body of work by Schanck will be on public view. It features 15 works with independent, stand-alone narratives woven into an otherworldly landscape. The works synthesize premeditation and spontaneity, the artist’s highly individualized, low-tech, idiosyncratic technique. Hybrids of sculpture and furniture, along with bold constructions blend biomorphic forms with elaborately crafted symbolism. The assemblages further draw from a wide range of influences ranging from Brutalist and Art Deco architecture to ancient Egyptian, Anatolian and Aztec iconography. The exhibition will be on view from March 1 through April 14, 2018, at Friedman Benda, 515 W 26th Street New York, NY 10001.


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Mark Newport’s “Stitches” Opens at Simone DeSousa Gallary on January 13

January 2018

Congratulations to Mark Newport, Artist-in-Residence in Fiber at Cranbrook Academy of Art, on the opening of Stitches, at his first solo exhibition at Simone DeSousa Gallery in Detroit. The exhibition opens to the public on January 13. The works included in Stitches begin when a hole is cut into the cloth. The hole is then filled by weaving with a needle and thread. The repairs are made using traditional textile darning and mending techniques learned from studying European and American mending samplers. “Whether the […]


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