Art Center in the news | April 2014

Sterling Ruby, MFA 05 Art, courtesy KCET

Sterling Ruby, MFA 05, Art, courtesy KCET

Art Center’s students, faculty, staff and alumni continue to make news around the world. For those who may have missed a headline or two, we’ve curated this handy highlight reel of our recent media clips.


Los Angeles Times “Their visual resumes, Design students showcase their work for media employers” “Art Center College of Design Students Showcase Their Work”
– Features Entertainment Design Chair Tim Flattery and students at Spring Grad Show Preview

The Chicago Tribune “Loud in a Crowd: Nissan Range Gets Grille Makeover”
– Includes quote from Transportation Design department faculty member, Bumsuk Lim

Orange County Register and Los Angeles Register “Transformers: Car Designers See Custom Tools for Life’s Journeys”
– Highlights Grad Show Preview, with emphasis on Graduate Transportation Design department

Orange County Register “L.A. Benefits from Digital Innovation”
– Mentions Art Center’s South Campus in regard to a growing demand for digital innovation

Popular Mechanics “The Teched-Out 2015 Audi A3″
– Mentions Art Center’s Transportation Design department, calling it, ‘the West Coast’s training ground for future transportation designers.’

Hispanic Business  “Mario Ascencio Named College Librarian at Art Center College of Design”
– About the appointment of Mario Ascencio

Pasadena Star-News  “Art Center expansion moves deeper into the city”
– Larry Wilson’s column about the opening of the 870 building and his tour with Lorne Buchman.

CWEB News “Television Academy Foundation Announces Winners at 35th College Television Awards”
– The 35th College Television Awards awarded several Art Center students, including 1st place, Greta Kahlitz, 2nd Place, Daniel Sae Hoon Chang & Jae Yong Park

The Art Newspaper “Art School: Beyond the Reach of the 99%?”
– Quotes Provost Fred Fehlau regarding Art Center’s tuition

The Gulf Today “Auto Designers Plan to go Beyond Contemporary Pattern”
– Quotes Executive Director of Graduate Transportation Design, Geoff Wardle

Pasadena Independent “The Fine Arts Club of Pasadena Announces Winners of the 2014 Visual and Performing Arts”
– Mentions two Art Center students honored at The Fine Arts Club of Pasadena’s annual Awards Dinner

Pasadena Now “A Bigger Home for Art”
– Coverage of the 870 South Raymond party for students, faculty and staff.

Pasadena Now “Diplomas and Bananas at Art Center Graduation Saturday”
– Article on Spring 2014 Graduation.

Pasadena Now  “The Creativity of Art Center Dept. Chair Is a Star in Weekend’s “Captain America” Release”
– Entertainment Design Intern Show story quotes alumnus Syd Mead and Entertainment Design Chair Tim Flattery


Rolling Stone “The New Face of Heroin”
– Features painting by alum David M. Brinley

Huffington Post “Where Will you Get the Money for Your Startup Idea?”
– Article about crowdfunding, mentions URB-E, created by Art Center alumni and faculty members Grant Delgatty, Mateo Neri and Todd Belle

KCET “’Artbound Presents MOCAtv’ Special Episode Airs Thursday, April 17 at 9PM”
– Episode stars alum Sterling Ruby in his Vernon, California studio complex

CITY PAPER “Just a Shot Away”
– Review of alum Sterling Ruby’s exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art

truTV “TV’s Ultimate Design Competition by Motor City Masters”
– Competitive reality show starring transportation designers, including three Art Center alumni, and judged by alum Harald Belker

India West “‘Jinn’ Based on Islamic Folklore: Indian American Director”
– Highlights the work of alum Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad

CG Channel “Gnomon ships new Gavriil Klimov concept art training”
– Features Design Techniques for 3D Concept Art tutorial, taught by Faculty member Gavriil Klimov

Contact Center Solutions Industry News “BritWeek and UKTI Announce 2014 Winners of the Business Innovation Awards & Present Creative Fusion Award to Paul Oakenfold”
– Alum Alexander Purcell Rodrigues awarded with a BritWeek UKTI Business Innovation Award

Reel Chicago “R/GA’s New CCO Mdavid Low is From the West Coast
– Alum Mdavid Low appointed Executive Creative Director at R/GA

Animation World Network “Troika Hires Creative Director Seton Kim”
– Alum Seton Kim appointed Creative Director at Troika

Smashpipe “Designing a Consilient Life: Story Musgrave at TEDx Wellesley College”
– Faculty member and former NASA astronaut, Story Musgrave, was a featured speaker at a TEDx conference

BLOUIN ART INFO “Galvak Gallery to Open Second Space”
– Secondary space opened by Galvek Gallery founder and alum Sarah Gavlak

China Daily “Driven by Design”
– Bio on alum Shiro Nakamura

Examiner “Julie Murphy doodles a cast of creatures to life”
– Highlights alum Julie Murphy’s exhibition at City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower

Art Daily “Inform/Form: Lisa Bartleson & Alex Couwenberg Exhibit at Launch Gallery”
– Mentions dual exhibition at LAUNCH LA featuring alum Alex Couwenberg

Napa Valley Register “‘Idealizing’ Women: Oil Painter’s ‘Figurative’ Works at Jessel through April”
– Features alum Michael Fitzpatrick’s exhibition at Jessel Gallery

Daily Record “A Blank Wall Too Much to ‘Bear’: Local Muralist Completes Painting on Bearly Used Tires Shop’s Wall”
– Highlights mural by alum Glenn Norberg

Mountain News “Designer Fosters Peace for Clients”
– Highlights alum Rob Esterley’s approach to interior design and involvement with The 2014 Philharmonic House of Design

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