MFA AC+D Students Chosen for Local Honors

February 12, 2018

MFA Applied Craft + Design candidate Sijia Huang's short film has been included in the 41st Portland International Film Festival. Sijia's animation, Breakfast, was chosen for "Short Cuts," short programs featuring over 50 films from Oregon and around the world. The films of "Shorts 4: Made In Oregon 2: Wilderness" will be shown at Whitsell Auditorium at Portland Art Museum on Sunday, February 15 at 12:30pm. 

Breakfast, which won "Best Director - Animation Short" at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, asks the question: What came first, the chicken or the egg? Or was it neither and just the imagination of a child? Learn more here.

Jason Rens, an MFA Applied Craft + Design candidate, has been awarded the Public Art + Land Use Project. Jason will collaborate with Oregon Environmental Council and 1000 Friends of Oregon to create a public work that celebrates the passing of Senate Bill 100, the land use planning bill. This legislation created Oregon’s urban growth boundaries, which protect farms, forests, and wild lands while encouraging connected, compact urban communities. The work will be located at Sokol Blosser Winery.

Jason has worked in Portland as an artist and designer for over 11 years. As an architecture student at the University of Colorado at Boulder he investigated Design/Build and environmental design,  and he has been invited to share his studio pieces at ICFF in NYC, Salon De Mobile in Milan, the Bellevue Art Museum, and as part of Conny Purtill’s “The Ground” at Adams & Ollman.