CCAD grads’ work on view at galleries across central Ohio


Columbus, Ohio—This fall, as Columbus College of Art & Design celebrates its 140th anniversary, the school is partnering with art institutions across Columbus to launch a new series showcasing work by CCAD graduates. 

The series, called CCAD Grads in the Galleries: Celebrating 140 years of creative excellence, will be on view this fall at more than a dozen art spaces around central Ohio.

“Museums and galleries in central Ohio and around the world often showcase work by the talented graduates of Columbus College of Art & Design,” says Dr. Melanie Corn, President of CCAD. “As we celebrate our 140th anniversary, we wanted to partner with art institutions across central Ohio to shine an even brighter light on the ways that CCAD alumni change culture and commerce.”

Participating galleries and museums include:

  • 934 Gallery
  • Blockfort
  • Brandt-Roberts Galleries
  • Columbus Museum of Art
  • Hammond Harkins Galleries
  • Hawk Galleries
  • The King Arts Complex
  • Marcia Evans Gallery
  • ROY G BIV Gallery
  • Sharon Weiss Gallery
  • Sherrie Gallerie
  • Wild Goose Creative
  • The Vanderelli Room

CCAD Grads in the Galleries will feature a number of solo and group exhibitions including:

  • work by CCAD grad Jack Gramann (Fine Arts, 2010) and CCAD Adjunct Faculty Nate Ricciuto on view July 20–Aug. 24 at Hawk Galleries;
  • work by Alice Schille, who attended and later taught at CCAD in the 1940s when it was called the Columbus Art School, in In a New Light: Alice Schille and the American Watercolor Movement, on view June 14–Sept. 29 at the Columbus Museum of Art; 
  • work by CCAD grads Terri Albanese (Graphic Design, 1980), Christopher Burk (Fine Arts), Richard Lillash (Illustration, 1987), Marianne Miller, and David Reed (Illustration, 1979) on view Sept. 7–29 at Brandt-Roberts Gallery;
  • work by CCAD grad Nathaniel Underwood (Fine Arts, 2002) on view with an artist’s reception Oct. 4 at Sharon Weiss Gallery;
  • work by CCAD grad Hiroshi Hayakawa (Photography, 1995)’s on view Nov. 2–15 at 934 Gallery; and
  • work by CCAD grads Anita Maharjan (Master of Fine Arts, 2018) and Erica Rodney (Master of Fine Arts, 2018) on view Nov. 8–Dec. 6 at ROY G BIV.

“CCAD has had a phenomenal impact on both central Ohio and around the globe through its visionary nurturing of minds and souls for 140 years,” says Tom Hawk,   Director of Hawk Galleries. “Hawk Galleries wanted to applaud and honor that noble and ambitious purpose through showcasing the ground-breaking artwork of Jack Gramann, a 2010 graduate, as well as current glass instructor, Nate Ricciuto. Cheers to CCAD and its promising future!” 

For a full list of participants in CCAD Grads in the Galleries, visit Galleries interested in participating in the series should contact Lisa Steward at

About Columbus College of Art & Design

Columbus College of Art & Design teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the midst of a thriving creative community in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1879, CCAD is one of the oldest private, nonprofit art and design colleges in the United States, and in 2019, the college is celebrating 140 years of creative excellence. CCAD offers 12 BFA programs and two master’s programs in art and design that produce graduates equipped to shape culture and business at the highest level. For more information, visit

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