Acclaimed artists, global designer visit for MIAD Creativity Series

May 20, 2013

This semester, the MIAD Creativity Series continued with visits from acclaimed New York-based artists Dana Schutz and Ryan Johnson, and Vice President of Global Design at Steelcase Inc. James Ludwig.

Schutz piano in the rain- oil on canvasSchutz and Johnson, who visited March 19 – 20, each held an artist talk open to the community. Assistant Professor of Painting Kristopher Benedict was instrumental in bringing them to MIAD and said, “The artists create highly individualized work with an innovative use of fiction and strong connections to art history.”

Schutz is represented by Petzel, New York, and Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin. Johnson is represented by the Suzanne Geiss Company in New York.

Ludwig workGlobal designer James Ludwig visited April 23 – 24, and held a public conversation at Discovery World, as well as participated in MIAD DEFINE – a day of college-wide open exchange filled with student and faculty presentations and critiques.

Madeleine Kelly Lubar, MIAD Board Chair and co-founder of the MIAD Creativity Series, said, “By joining artists Dana Schutz and Ryan Johnson… James Ludwig elevates the series’ mission of enriching the experiences of MIAD students while engaging the community in new ways of thinking about, and appreciating, the arts and the world of design.”

Top image: Dana Schutz, “Piano in the Rain”
Second image: Work by James Ludwig

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