MCAD Collegiate Fellowship

2024 MCAD Collegiate Fellowship

MCBA is pleased to announce Malini Baso as the recipient of the 2024 MCAD Collegiate Fellowship at Minnesota Center for Book Arts!

Malini Basu (she/her) is currently pursuing an MFA at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in printmaking and textiles. Born and raised in Kolkata, India, her work takes inspiration from her upbringing and navigating different cultures. She is currently exploring her personal relationship with the Bengali language, exploring themes of guilt and longing.

Malini Basu is a printmaker and textile artist and a recent MFA grad from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Born and raised in Kolkata, India, her work takes inspiration from navigating different cultures as well as navigating the geography around her. During this residency, she is excited to work on a collaborative project with her father, repurposing his ‘Moving Day Parade’ short story he wrote while an international student residing in the US, into an installation of prints with imagery and a transcribed text exchange between father and daughter relaying transitional life experiences to one another. Malini plans on making several unique prints to include collagraphs of cardboard boxes, trace monotype drawings, screenprints and laser cut/die cut lettering and imagery.

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About the MCAD Collegiate Fellowship

The MCAD Collegiate Fellowship gives senior and graduate level students at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) the opportunity to complete an advanced project in book arts with a project stipend and access to MCBA studios.