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Laisun Keane Gallery opens a solo exhibition by Boston artist Stephen Hamilton

"Laisun Keane Gallery is presenting a solo exhibition by Boston artist Stephen Hamilton ('09 BFA, Illustration) on view from November 18th to December 31st with text by Kyrah Malika Daniels, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of African American Studies, Emory University. This is the artist's first solo exhibition with the gallery."

Universal Tools at MassArt include the Digital Fabrication Labs, Documentation Room, Installation Room, Lighting Installation Room, Public Spaces, Sound Studio and Woodshop

Universal Tools

MassArt has universal tools and resources that are open to all undergraduate and graduate students at the College, regardless of major. These facilities include the Digital Fabrication Labs (Fablabs) - which include tools for 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, Laser cutting, and a PCLab for 3D modeling; a Documentation Room; an Installation Room; a Lighting Installation Room; Public Spaces; Sound Studio; and Woodshop.

Edna's Revenge

Acrylic on Wood 20" x 30"

A modern day take on a medieval hunting tapestry. A large cat is hunted amongst the tenants at the Cat Tree apartments. This piece was part of my MFA thesis at the School of Visual Arts. This piece won the gold medal for the "Uncommissioned" category at the Society of Illustrators.

Handel & Haydn collaboration with MassArt's Illustration Dept, Images courtesy of Alexandru Zaharia and MassArt Illustration Majors

CDIL-326 Junior Illustration

One of the essential courses of the Illustration major, CDIL-326 Junior Illustration explores future professional avenues with assignments addressing book, editorial, product, and advertising illustration, emphasizing the roles of interpretation, conceptualization, symbols, and metaphor in the creation of visual language.

Artist Spotlight: Michelle Stevens

"Michelle Stevens graduated with a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with Honors and a Faculty Choice Award. Identifying as both an illustrator and fine artist, she received the 2019 Roddy Drawing Prize at ConcordArt, has shown in the ArtsWorcester Biennial, has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, and has worked on major art projects for Boston Calling Music Festival. She has exhibited at Cambridge Art Association, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Clark University, House of Venus in Boston’s SoWA district, and Boston City Hall’s Scollay Square Gallery.

The art of tattooing on ‘an ever-changing canvas’

"According to the Boston Public Health Commission, there are 86 active licensed tattoo artists in Boston alone, with more in neighboring cities — and for many of them, tattooing is just where their art begins. Some double as painters or illustrators, and a growing number of tattoo artists have formal artistic training. At Massachusetts College of Art and Design, for instance, around 5-10 percent of illustration majors are considering tattoo-related art careers, an uptick from a decade ago, said Margot Zurakowska, chair of MassArt’s illustration department."

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