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Megan Flood Named as GDUSA 2016 Person to Watch

February 8, 2016

Megan Flood (BFA 2010), CEO, founder, and creative director of NYC graphic design studio Marine Lane, was recently named as one of Graphic Design USA’s 2016 People to Watch. In an interview that discusses Marine Lane’s award-winning work for both Fortune 500 clients and nonprofits, Flood says, “My education at University of Michigan Art & Design was fulfilling, invigorating and challenging.”

GDUSA starts each year by choosing a group of People To Watch who embody the spirit of the creative community. Individuals we have come to know and respect for a combination of talent, leadership, success, newsworthiness and community service. In a field so deep in talent and broad in numbers, this is clearly a subjective process. Still, for five decades, it has seemed to work out pretty well: the roster of past participants is star-studded, to say the least. The 2016 group adds to the glow.

Megan Flood – Graphic Design USA

Megan Flood Named as GDUSA 2016 Person to Watch

Jobs at Stamps: Pre-College Program Coordinator

February 8, 2016

Application deadline:  ​February 26, 2016

The Pre-College Program Coordinator manages the planning and execution of all the pre-college programs, ranging from a 6-week biweekly drawing class to a 3-week intensive residential art/design program. Critical to the recruiting initiatives of the School, this position requires management of multiple projects, interaction with a wide range of audiences, and a high degree of detail orientation. This is a part-time (50%), 3-year, term-limited position, and will be full-time while residential pre-college programs are in session (June 26 to August 6).

A full job description can be found at umjobs.org.

Jobs at Stamps: Pre-College Program Coordinator

Amy Zhong Builds Mobile Healthcare Resource

February 5, 2016

Amy Zhong (BFA 2010) is a graduate student in the Art as Applied to Medicine program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Currently in the last semester of the program, she has been working closely with neuropsychiatrists at the Johns Hopkins Hospital on her thesis: a project that aims to improve existing antidepressant-prescribing algorithms and create a mobile web resource to accommodate the increasing role of non-psychiatry physicians in the field of mental health.

You may have heard of the term “personalized medicine” where the use of an individual’s genetic make-up is used to guide treatment selection. Well, understanding pharmacodynamics is psychopharmacology’s attempt to “personalize” medication. Which is why I created an app that will utilize a visual language to communicate these complex concepts in hopes to teach physicians about the relationship between pharmacological agents and drug side effect profiles, knowledge that is key to tailoring antidepressant medication to an individual.

Learn more about Amy’s project or make a donation at experiment.com.

Amy Zhong Builds Mobile Healthcare Resource

Matt Kenyon: RT Interview

February 5, 2016

Stamps Associate Professor Matt Kenyon was recently on RT’s Watching the Hawks in a wide-ranging interview on his work, including Notepad and Giant Pool of Money.

A Giant Pool of Money w/ Matt Kenyon | YouTube

Terry Braunstein: Career-Spanning Museum Exhibition

February 5, 2016

Terry Braunstein (BFA 1964) is featured in a career-spanning exhibition at the Long Beach Museum of Art. The exhibition features nearly 100 pieces of Braunstein’s work taken from various points in her roughly 40-year career. The majority of the work being featured is Braunstein’s collage work, in which she brilliantly uses a culling and clipping technique – a form receiving new appreciation in today’s digital age. Other work being featured includes assemblage sculptures, models, and photographic prints as well as copies of her original artists books.

Throughout her career, Braunstein has engaged with photography, painting, mosaic, printmaking, stone, stell, brass, public art, performance, site-specific sculpture, and video. With roots in Surrealism, European modernism, and mid-century American assemblage, Braunstein constructs congruity from separate images that can only be seen in the imagination or dreams.

The exhibition runs through February 14, 2016.

To learn more, visit: http://lbma.org/calendar/?mc_id=6557 or http://terrybraunstein.com/tb/

Terry Braunstein: Career-Spanning Museum Exhibition

Nancy Lorenz Exhibits at Pierre Marie Giraud

February 5, 2016

Nancy Lorenz (BFA 1985) will have her work exhibited at Pierre Marie Giraud from February 5 – March 5, 2016. Lorenz combines Post-War abstraction with materials from traditional Asian art. She lived in Tokyo for 5 years, where she gained an appreciation for materials such as mother-of-pearl inlay, lacquer, and Gold Leaf. After living in Japan, Lorenz earned a BFA in in Painting and Printmaking at the University of Michigan. She now lives and works in New York City. Her exhibit at Pierre Marie Giraud is titled “Boxes and Screens.” It features many of her pieces, including paulownia boxes covered in pigment, metal leaf, and aqua resin, as well as some covered in glass, mother-of-pearl inlay, and lacquer.

Pierre Marie Giraud is a gallery that specializes in unique pieces by international artists focusing in ceramics, glass and silver. Named for Pierre Maria Giraud, who is known worldwide for his expertise in ceramics, the gallery was founded in Brussels in 2005 and is housed in a nineteenth-century townhouse.

Pierre Marie Giraud
7, rue de Praetere, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Hours: 11 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 6 pm, Tuesday – Saturday

Nancy Lorenz Exhibits at Pierre Marie Giraud

Sharron Pollack Exhibits at Bonsack Gallery

February 4, 2016

Planting(s), an exhibition of work by Sharron Pollack (BFA 1971, MFA 1973) opens at the Bonsack Gallery in St. Louis on February 12. Pollack uses intaglio, relief and digital printing processes, as well as 19th-century nature printing to express her admiration of texture, structure, and growth patterns of plants, representing a connection between plants and cultural signifiers of happiness and lamentations.

Pollack is an Associate Professor of Studio Art at St. Louis University where she teaches Drawing and Printmaking. She received her BFA and MFA at the University of Michigan, and previously taught art education before working at St. Louis University.

Planting(s)
Exhibition Dates: February 12 – April 6, 2016
Artist’s reception: Friday, February 12, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Bonsack Gallery: John Burroughs School, 755 South Price Road, St. Louis, MO 63124
Gallery hours: 8 am - 5 pm on weekdays.

Sharron Pollack Exhibits at Bonsack Gallery

Matt Kenyon Featured in “Animal, Vegetable, Digital”

February 1, 2016

Stamps Associate Professor Matt Kenyon's work Spore is the focus of a chapter in Elizabeth Swanstrom’s book Animal, Vegetable, Digital.

In Animal, Vegetable, Digital, Elizabeth Swanstrom makes a confident and spirited argument for the use of digital art in support of ameliorating human engagement with the environment and suggests a four-part framework for analyzing and discussing such applications.

The book was the recent winner of the Elizabeth Agee Prize in American Literature.

Animal, Vegetable, Digital - University of Alabama Press

Matt Kenyon Featured in “Animal, Vegetable, Digital”

Rebekah Modrak Presents at College Art Association Conference

February 1, 2016

Stamps Associate Professor Rebekah Modrak will give an invited lecture as part of a panel at the College Art Association conference in Washington DC on February 5 at 12:30pm. Her presentation “Re-Made Co.: Meeting Legal and Publishing Challenges with Help from CAA’s Code” is part of the panel “Putting the Fair Use Code to Work: Case Studies from Year One,” chaired by Judy Metro of the National Gallery of Art.

For more information, visit the CAA conference site at http://conference.collegeart.org/

Rebekah Modrak Presents at College Art Association Conference

Cartoon by Rose Jaffe

Bianca Ng Awarded, Selected for Type Directors Club Exhibition

February 1, 2016

Stamps senior Bianca Ng's work has been recognized with a “Certificate of Typographic Excellence” from the Type Directors Club. Her submission will be included in the Annual of the Type Directors Club, Typography 37, and will also be shown at the 62nd Awards Exhibition (TDC62) in New York City this summer.

Ng's work is one of 379 pieces selected from over 2000 entries from 49 countries. Besides being exhibited in New York City, the winners will also be included in 8 exhibitions that will tour cities in the United States, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Japan, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Ng's submission, Everything is Temporary, was created while studying abroad at Central Saint Martins in early 2015.  The piece is a response to the creative brief “What is your statement as a designer?”

I designed an interactive, typographic installation out of post-it notes, which emphasized the communication.  The ‘interaction’ aspect touches on the idea of responsibility and relevance to society.  People were allowed to interact with the piece by contributing or taking away.  I wanted people to question the ephemeral nature of life.  If everything is so temporary - including graphic design - what is the point?

About the Competitions | The Type Directors Club

Bianca Ng Awarded, Selected for Type Directors Club Exhibition