Celina Curry

Celina Curry, 2013 KCAI Illustration graduate chosen for local grant

Hats off to Celina Curry (’13 Illustration) who will be creating artwork for upcoming streetcar stops in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Curry was selected by the Municipal Arts Commission as one of two artists to receive a $100,000 grant to beautify the pathway along a 2.2-mile streetcar line for which construction is now underway. For more information about this project, visit www.inkkc.com/content/on-my-mind-celina-curry-illustrator-designing-streetcar-stops/

To learn more about Curry and view some of her artwork via her personal website, celinacurry.com.

Celina Curry works out of her home studio in midtown Kansas City. (Photo by Jill Toyoshiba, The Kansas City Star)

Celina Curry works out of her home studio in midtown Kansas City. (Photo by Jill Toyoshiba, The Kansas City Star)

Celina Curry, self portrait with plants.

Celina Curry, self portrait with plants.

Society of Illustrators Student Competition winners!

We just found out that 9 of our students (4 alums and 5 current students) have had work accepted into the Society of Illustrators Student Competition and we couldn't be more proud!  This is the fourth year that we've existed as a department since it was re-established and the third year that our students have entered work into this competition. Every year we've entered, we've had more work accepted into the show, which is a great feeling. Big congrats to all of our talented illustrators! 

All the pieces below will be on display at the Museum of American Illustration in New York, NY from May 7 - 31 with an opening reception on Friday, May 9, 2014.

Check out the winning pieces below. To see all of the student work that's going to be in the show, visit the Society of Illustrators.

Emma Jennings,  Heir Loom , 2013

Emma Jennings, Heir Loom, 2013

Spencer Pullen,  Exotic Interior , 2013

Spencer Pullen, Exotic Interior, 2013

Tierra Nelson,  Babe In The Woods , 2014

Tierra Nelson, Babe In The Woods, 2014

Kelsey Wroten,  Monster Mosh , 2013

Kelsey Wroten, Monster Mosh, 2013

Kelsey Wroten,  Pilgrim , 2013

Kelsey Wroten, Pilgrim, 2013

Claire Faulhaber,  Thinking of You , 2013

Claire Faulhaber, Thinking of You, 2013

Kelsey Borcherding,  Bok , 2013

Kelsey Borcherding, Bok, 2013

Kelsey Borcherding,  Fields , 2013

Kelsey Borcherding, Fields, 2013

Clinton Walker,  Unplugged , 2013

Clinton Walker, Unplugged, 2013

Andy Ozier,  Double Bass Sketchbook Spread , 2013

Andy Ozier, Double Bass Sketchbook Spread, 2013

Andy Ozier,  Everyone's Talking About BBQ , 2013

Andy Ozier, Everyone's Talking About BBQ, 2013

Celina Curry,  Playground , 2013

Celina Curry, Playground, 2013