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Ellen Nelson: New Mural

August 24, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

This summer, Ellen Nelson (BFA ‘13) completed her largest mural to date - a scene of Michigan native wildflowers, bees, and butterflies on a 40ft tall grain silo in Tecumseh. It was the perfect summer job after the cancellation of all of… Read More >

Walter Griggs: They had a Dream Animation

August 6, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

Stamps alumnus Walter Griggs (BFA ’75) won Best Animated Film in The Oaks Film Festival for THEY HAD A DREAM. In the film, images of the past transition into artistic animations…. Read More >

Russell and Nancy Thayer’s Sculptures Featured in New Northville Park

August 6, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News, Faculty News

Former Stamps lecturer Nancy Thayer and her husband, Stamps alumnus Russell (BSDes 1957, AM 1961), were commissioned to create two sculptural park elements for a new park at the Village at Northville in Northville Township. The sculptures… Read More >

Mayela Rodriguez, Stephanie Brown, Anya Klapischak: Virtual Anti-Racism Workshop

July 20, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Graduate News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

Stamps alumni Mayela Rodriguez (MFA ’19), Stephanie Brown (MFA ’18), and Anya Klapischak (BFA ’15) have collaborated on a virtual anti-racism workshopDo The Work: Hacking Together Your Own Anti-Racist Curriculum Via Digital Cartoneras is… Read More >

Nancy Lorenz: In Conversation with Daniella Ohad, July 14, 2020

July 9, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

On Tuesday, July 14th at 2:00 pm EST, R & Company presented an online conversation between contemporary artist and Stamps alumna Nancy Lorenz (BFA ‘85, Painting & Printmaking) and design historian Daniella Ohad. A recording of the… Read More >

Shane Ward: Air Jordan 1 Painting

June 18, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

For the first time in decades, Stamps alumnus Shane Ward (BFA ’96) has put paint to canvas. He turned to this media as a way to create personal artwork in the midst of the pandemic. Ward, a shoe designer and G-III Apparel Group’s creative… Read More >

Walter Griggs: Ann Arbor Art Fair Animation

June 16, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

Stamps alumnus Walter Griggs (BFA ‘75) created a new animated short to promote the 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival. “Ann Arbor Film Festival Advertisement Animation” is available on YouTube…. Read More >

Erika Cross: Best in Show at NYCxDesign Awards

June 1, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

Stamps alumna Erika Cross (BFA ’11) received Best in Show at the 2020 NYCxDesign Awards for Step, a modern coffee table with industrial inspiration. These awards, presented by Interior Design and sponsored by ICFF, were part of New York’s… Read More >

Niki Williams: New Podcast

May 27, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

Stamps alumnus Niki Williams (BFA ’16) has used this time of quarantine and social distancing to launch a new podcast, Culdesac, now six episodes deep. Williams’ new podcast “is an experiment in mixing historical and personal anecdotes,... Read More >

Cosmo Whyte Receives Tiffany Foundation Grant

May 19, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Graduate News

In May 2020, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation announced the 20 recipients of its 2019 Biennial Grants. Among the contemporary artists awarded was Stamps alum Cosmo Whyte (MFA 2015). With grantees selected from a pool of 110 nominees… Read More >