News & Events


Ruth Burke: Mapping Empathy in Istanbul

June 29, 2016 • Graduate News

MFA candidate Ruth Burke is spending summer 2016 in residence at Halka Art Project, a non-profit, independent art initiative in Istanbul, Turkey. In her solo exhibition Mapping Empathy (Bir Empati Haritası), Ruth explores the questions: can empathy be recorded? Read More >

Nawal Motawi Unveils Havana-Inspired Tile Design

June 29, 2016 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

Nawal Motawi (BFA 1988), founder and owner of Motawi Tileworks, recently unveiled Havana, the latest addition to the Motawi installation line. Read More >

Nancy Lorenz: Recent News

June 28, 2016 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

In recent months, work by Nancy Lorenz (BFA 1985) has been showcased at Design Miami/Basel, at the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards, and in the journal "Voices in Contemporary Art". Read More >

Stamps Student Poster Designers Aid Local Watershed Council

June 27, 2016 • Faculty News, Undergraduate News

During the winter 2016 semester, students in Cathy VanVoorhis' Drawing II classes worked with the Huron River Watershed Council (HRWC) to create posters to support HRWC fundraising initiatives. Read More >

Ryan Ringholz Interviewed on Business Rockstars

June 23, 2016 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

Ryan Ringholz (BFA 1997) was recently interviewed by Business Rockstars television host Thuy Vu on his business venture PLAe, a children's shoe line company. Read More >

Michelina Risbeck: “The Art of Body Movement”

June 22, 2016 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

Michelina Risbeck (BFA 2016) recently launched a blog focused on how artists have used the body in motion since the rise of performance art in the 1960s. Read More >

Young Eun Kim: Klifit Kickstarter

June 22, 2016 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

Klifit, a fashion/IT startup cofounded by Young Eun Kim (BFA 2015), has launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new high-tech backpack. Read More >

Katie St. Clair: ERRATICS at Burren College of Art

June 22, 2016 • Alumni News, Alumni - Graduate News

Katie St. Clair's (MFA 2014) interpretations of the Irish landscape are featured in ERRATICS, a solo exhibition on display through June 25 at the Burren College of Art. Read More >

Rubys Artist Grant Awarded to Julia Kim Smith

June 22, 2016 • Alumni News, Alumni - Graduate News

Julia Kim Smith (MFA 1986) was recently awarded a $6000 Rubys Artist Project Grant for The Real Wi-Fi Of Baltimore, a project that offers a punny and nuanced view of ten Baltimore neighborhoods in a video edited from iPhone screenshots of Wi-Fi network names. Read More >

Simon Kalil Borst Profiles Kalamazoo Mayor

June 15, 2016 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

In his latest journalistic comic, Simon Kalil Borst (BFA 2011) follows Kalamazoo, MI Mayor Bobby Hopewell over several fast-paced weeks on the job, learning a little about the man behind the office of mayor for a diverse and growing city of more than 75,500 people. Read More >