NICOLE KRAYNESKI JAMES, MOSAIC ARTIST & DRAKE ALUM, SHARES HER WORK

Today we are proud to highlight the work of Nicole Krayneski James, Drake Alum, inspiring art teacher, mosaic artist, and chicken owner. Nicole is the last artist we are highlighting this winter as part of our series that showcases works and impacts by Drake Art + Design Alums. Thanks for tuning in! BIOGRAPHY: Nicole Krayneski James was … More NICOLE KRAYNESKI JAMES, MOSAIC ARTIST & DRAKE ALUM, SHARES HER WORK

MARTY HICKS – SCULPTOR & DRAKE ALUM IMPACTS ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA

Today we shine the spotlight on Drake Alum, Marty Hicks, sculptor and metal artist who owns HIXWERX Metal Arts Studio in St. Paul, Minnesota. Marty designs and creates furniture, sculpture, architectural elements, and public art. He’s active in showing art, making commissions, and teaching and conserving sculpture in central Minnesota.   BIO: Marty Hicks is the … More MARTY HICKS – SCULPTOR & DRAKE ALUM IMPACTS ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA

MUNYA UPIN – DRAKE ALUM & RECOGNIZED SILVERSMITH

Today we shine the spotlight on Munya Avigail Upin, a Drake Alum and silversmith from Chatham, New York. Munya is best known for her exquisite metalwork that combines metal and fiber techniques. Munya makes functional and sculptural objects that serve as an unwritten memoir that encompasses dreams, pain, surprises and realizations. She’s taught at many … More MUNYA UPIN – DRAKE ALUM & RECOGNIZED SILVERSMITH

MARK HOPPMANN – ARTIST BOOK MAKER & DRAKE ALUM

Mark Hoppman, a Drake Alum who worked in the print industry, has spent the last 20 years making artists’ books and drawing and painting in the Puget Sound region. Take a look at his handmade books to fully recognize the artistry needed to illustrate and bind these one-of-a-kind works! Due to Covid-19, The Anderson Gallery … More MARK HOPPMANN – ARTIST BOOK MAKER & DRAKE ALUM

DARLYS EWOLDT – A SPOTLIGHT ON A DRAKE ALUM & SCULPTOR

Darlys Ewoldt is a metalsmith and sculptor who lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. Darlys has had an impressive career in the visual arts, and her works are well-crafted, colorful, and inspired by the natural world. Due to Covid-19, The Anderson Gallery and Drake University are closed until February 1, 2021. We are using this … More DARLYS EWOLDT – A SPOTLIGHT ON A DRAKE ALUM & SCULPTOR

CAT ROCKETSHIP – FEATURED DRAKE ALUM & UPCOMING ARTIST TALK

Cat Rocketship, 2007 Art and Design graduate, shares their work on social media and during a livestream Artist Talk on Thursday, January 7, 2021, at 7pm on our YouTube Channel. BIOGRAPHY: Cat Rocketship (they/them) is a white artist and organizer and future ancestor who grew up in Nebraska and moved to Iowa like a million … More CAT ROCKETSHIP – FEATURED DRAKE ALUM & UPCOMING ARTIST TALK

TOUR VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS BY LENORE METRICK-CHEN’S CURATING RACE CLASS!

RACE AND VISIBILITY: AN ONLINE EXHIBITION Students in Art & Design Professor Lenore Metrick-Chen’s class Curating Race, Fall 2020, studied issues of race and visual culture. Their starting point centered on how race is created by society and power systems: it is not a biological or genetic reality, but a social reality. Focusing on Iowan … More TOUR VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS BY LENORE METRICK-CHEN’S CURATING RACE CLASS!

MARISSA HERNANDEZ – DESIGNER AND MURALIST ALUMNA FEATURE

Marissa Hernandez is the recipient of the 2020-21 Drake Alumni Artist Residency atMainframe Studios. She recently completed murals for The Candle Bar, SlowDown Coffee Company, Art Terrarium, and the Conmigo Early Education Center.She graduated with a BFA degree in painting and graphic design in May 2020 during thepandemic. Remarkably, Marissa is more active than ever … More MARISSA HERNANDEZ – DESIGNER AND MURALIST ALUMNA FEATURE

JILL WELLS: PAINTER & DRAKE ALUMNA MAKING AN IMPACT

We are fortunate to have Jill Wells, Drake Alum ’05, living and working in Des Moines where she continues to paint and transform our community. Jill is widely known for her colorful narrative paintings and murals, especially those at the Des Moines YMCA and Blank Park Zoo. She is the recent recipient of the 2020 … More JILL WELLS: PAINTER & DRAKE ALUMNA MAKING AN IMPACT

DRAKE ART + DESIGN ALUM & GLASSBLOWER MICHAEL RUH

Michael Ruh, glassblower and Drake alum, now resides in London where he maintains his glass studio. He continues our series that highlights the impacts of Drake Art + Design graduates. THE MICHAEL RUH STUDIO creates glassware for individuals and luxury brands. All pieces are designed and crafted by master glass-blower Michael Ruh from his studio … More DRAKE ART + DESIGN ALUM & GLASSBLOWER MICHAEL RUH