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STUDENT WORK


MFA AC+D students are expected to develop a rigorous practice by thinking through making, and to explore a variety of materials and processes in establishing their voice. 

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STUDENT WORK


MFA AC+D students are expected to develop a rigorous practice by thinking through making, and to explore a variety of materials and processes in establishing their voice. 


Coming from a background in business development and marketing in a creative field, I was surprised by how succinct the entrepreneurial studies course was in delivering various perspectives and actionable steps for establishing and maintaining a creative professional practice. The issues and challenges unique to creatives are addressed by a rotating group of faculty who are experts in the fields of business planning, business development, marketing, legal issues, social entrepreneurship, and sustainability. The opportunity we’re given to have one-on-one discussions with them specific to our interests has been invaluable.
— Laura Allcorn, MFA AC+D ‘11

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ALUMNI


Graduates of the AC+D Program have received national and international recognition of their work, and have established a variety of successful creative practices, all linked by an investment in making.

ALUMNI


Graduates of the AC+D Program have received national and international recognition of their work, and have established a variety of successful creative practices, all linked by an investment in making.


Members of the MFA AC+D alum have begun to make their mark. 


BUkola Koiki / MFA AC+D '15

Project manager, Scout Books. Featured in Art Practical , Art:21   Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts. c3:initiative + Pulp & Deckle Papermaking Residency & Exhibition. 2016 RACC Professional Development Grant.

 

ANDREAS KINDLER VON KNOBLOCH  / MFA AC+D '16

Awarded MFA AC+D Post Graduate Fellowship. Solo show at Mermaid Arts Center in Dublin, Ireland,  and upcoming group show at Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland.

 

Laura Allcorn / MFA AC+D '11

Nominated for Design To Improve Life Index AwardSenior content strategist, Second Story. Featured in Portland Mercury, GOODWired UKThe OregonianDesign 360

 

CAITLIN SWEET  / MFA AC+D '14

Featured in Paper MagazinePosture Magazine & Feminine Moments. Exhibited in Queer Prophecies, San Francisco, & Heels on Wheels, Brooklyn. 

 

LAUREN SINNER / MFA AC+D '16

Surface Design Journal Assistant Editor. Artist in Resident at Leland Ironworks Curator in Residence at AC+D FURTHREMORE Gallery. Studio Assistant to Marie Watt.

 

Larissa Hammond  / MFA AC+D '12

Modern Painters 25 Artists to Watch in 2014. Solo exhibitions, Big Car CollaborativeThe Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art.  Founder, This Home Planet.

 

Matthew Williams  / MFA AC+D '11

Featured in Sight Unseen & TheMAG. Exhibited in The New Frontier: Young Designer-Makers in the Pacific Northwest, Bellevue Arts Museum. Designer / fabricator, SuperMaker.

 

Leslie Vigeant  / MFA AC+D '11

MFA AC+D Program Manager and faculty. Residencies at Penland, ArrowmontArtspace, GLEANOregon Arts Commission Grant, RACC  grant & solo show. 2016 solo show reviews in Visual Art Source, Willamette Week.

 

Eric Trine  / MFA AC+D '13

Sight Unseen's American Design Hot List. Exhibited in Design Milk's East, Meet West Showcase, NY, West Coast Craft , San Francisco.Featured in Apartment Therapy, Dwell, Gray Magazine.

 

Emily Wyant  / MFA AC+D '14

Events & Marketing, Portland Monthly Magazine. Art Director & Event Designer Feast Portland. 2014/2015 MFA AC+D Program Fellow. 

 


Investing in relationship is an important feature of the AC+D experience, and alum maintain close ties to the Program. Alum frequently serve as guest critics, attend lectures and openings, and participate in Program adventures (LA, Marfa, and Joshua Tree in 2013-14).


ANNE CRUMPACKER  / MFA AC+D '11

Recent exhibitions: MoCCPortland International AirportMidland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI. Received American Bamboo Society 2012 Art & Craft Award. Founder, Crumpacker Bamboo.  

 

AMANDA MELBOSTAD  / MFA AC+D '12

Apparel Developer at Adidas, Surface Design Association Oregon Representative. 

 

KYLA MUCCI  / MFA AC+D '13

Sole recipient, Surface Design Association's Graduate Creative Promise Award 2012. Designer / weaver, Pendleton. Founder, Pastoral Textiles

Path AND Practice


Path AND Practice


MFA AC+D Alumni reflect on their path and practice, before-during-after+advice on the MFA AC+D experience.

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Bukola Koiki

before-DURING-after+advice

...I was especially drawn to the program's focus on "thinking through making" as I've always been able to think best when I'm making things. Hearing that phrase helped me put a name to the phenomena and to understand what that haptic/tactile exploration of materials can do for my ability to dissect and troubleshoot a problem... 

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Jason Lee Starin

before-during-AFTER+advice

...The ACD program extremely expanded my notion of things. I went there, well beyond my small world of stuff, well beyond my comfort zone; and it took me a long time to get back after graduation. My practicum has drastically altered how I relate to objects, in making and conception.....

 

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Joshua Unterman

before-during-after+ADVICE

#1 Take advantage of everything you can. #2 Think of everything as a learning opportunity, you might or might not use that experience or class lesson right away, but it will be something to think about and perhaps drive you nuts.  #3 The Practicum Project is a very important thing.  It may or may not be what you will be doing for the rest of your career, but for a little bit of time it will be your daily ritual. #4 Discipline, have a work ethic.  Think of your studio practice as a 8 am to 5 pm job with 1 hour for lunch. You can get a lot done in 8 hours.  #5 Eat and Sleep, if you get sick, you might miss out on all the fun.