Creative Work


COVID-19 + Operational Updates from the Stamps School

March 14, 2020 • Faculty, Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student

In light of the University of Michigan's response to COVID-19, some critical operational changes will be made at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design.Updated 3/23/2020: Read More >

Omar Sosa-Tzec on Delight, Design, and “The Good Life”

February 25, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Focus on Faculty, Faculty

Fresh on the heels of completing a Ph.D. in Informatics (Human-Computer Interaction Design) from Indiana University, Assistant Professor Omar Sosa-Tzec joined the Stamps School faculty in Fall 2017. A designer and researcher, Sosa-Tzec believes that product… Read More >

Jim Cogswell’s “Plunder” Offers Reflections on Art, Archeology

February 25, 2020 • Focus on Faculty, Faculty

Jim Cogswell, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, will be featured in Creative (un)makings: disruptions in art/archaeology, a series of three installations at the Museum of Contemporary Sculpture in Santo Tirso, Portugal,… Read More >

In Memory of Mark Dziersk (1959-2020)

February 7, 2020 • Alumni

Holding over 50 U.S. product design and engineering patents, Stamps alum Mark Dziersk (BFA ‘81) was one of the world’s most respected design leaders. Read More >

Stamps Community at the 108th Annual CAA Conference

February 5, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Faculty

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design joins over 5,000 art historians, artists, designers, and visual arts professionals for the College Art Association’s 108th annual conference, taking place February 12-15, 2020 in Chicago. Read More >

Sophia Brueckner Named Nokia Bell Labs Artist in Residence

January 29, 2020 • Research & Leadership, Faculty

Nokia Bell Labs has accepted Sophia Brueckner into its 2020-21 Artist in Residence program. Brueckner is a futurist artist, designer, engineer, and assistant professor at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan. Read More >

In Memory of Jason Polan (1982-2020)

January 28, 2020 • Alumni

Stamps alum Jason Polan, “one of the quirkiest and most prolific denizens of the New York art scene” (New York Times), lost his life to cancer on Monday, January 27, 2020. Read More >

Erin Arsenault: Making Masterpieces

January 20, 2020 • Student Voices, Undergraduate Student

Going into her junior year, Erin Arsenault (BA '20) knew she wanted to continue her education after graduation to become a certified art therapist. After a good experience volunteering with University of Michigan (U-M) Medical Center's therapeutic art program,… Read More >

Stamps Gallery Receives $80K in Andy Warhol Foundation Support

January 16, 2020 • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts recently announced that Stamps Gallery in downtown Ann Arbor will be the recipient of an $80K grant to support public exhibitions, public programs, and publications dedicated to exploring inclusive, equitable… Read More >

Yen and Nick Azzaro Propose Interactive, Experimental Art Museum with Youth in Ypsilanti

December 23, 2019 • Social Engagement, Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

Recipients of the 2018 Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation “In Our Neighborhood” grant, the husband and wife team Nick Azzaro (BFA '04) and Yen Azzaro (BFA '03) are creating meaningful connections through arts and culture for the residents of eastern Washtenaw… Read More >