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News Bites: Recent Grad Takes Big Step Forward with Exhibitions in Illinois, New Hampshire

Posted June 9, 2016 in StudentNews BitesPrintmaking

Madison May, a 2016 graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University's (KCAD's) Printmaking program, has been making impressive professional strides recently, with work included in two exhibitions in Illinois and New Hampshire.

May was accepted into the inaugural Four Rivers Print Biennial, a juried exhibition at Southern Illinois University judged by David Jones, founder of Anchor Graphics and current President of Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI). May’s work was shown alongside 54 other artists from around the U.S. from Feb. 1-27.

work by student Madison May(above and below): work by Madison May (images courtesy of the artist)

work by student Madison May

Later this year, May will be featured in the exhibition “Public/Private: The Arc of Longing” at the Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. May was invited to be a part of the exhibition after Lauren O’Neal, the gallery’s director and curator, recognized her work from a previous exhibition submission.

“It solidified everything I have been telling myself: If you want something, work for it, and if you don't get it, keep working for it,” May says of her recent professional activity. “After a while, it gets easier and then opportunities like this happen.”

See more of Madison May’s work at madisonnicolemay.com.

Learn more about KCAD’s Printmaking program at kcad.edu/printmaking