Thu, May 19th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
NewStudio Gallery
2303 Wycliff Street, Saint Paul Minnesota 55114

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AIGA MN and NewStudio Gallery present Cey Adams

A Free Event Exclusive to AIGA MN Members


Cey Adams is a legendary New York City graffiti artist, was the founding creative director of Def Jam Recordings, and has exhibited at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and MoCA Los Angeles. He’s collaborated with national brands and painted murals across the country, including in St. Paul’s Creative Enterprise Zone.

Please join us prior to the opening of the new exhibition, Cey Adams: ETCetera, 40 Years of Art and Design (Saturday, May 21, 5-8 p.m.), in welcoming Cey back to the Twin Cities with this meet and greet exclusive to AIGA MN members. The exhibition features new work by Adams representing his 40-year career in art and design, and work revisiting past inspirations from a new perspective.

  • 5:30:   NewStudio Gallery opens. View the exhibition and socialize with drinks and snacks
  • 6:00:   Introductions by Carla Januska, AIGA MN president, and Camille LeFevre, NewStudio Gallery director
  • 6:10:   Cey Adams describes his trajectory from graffiti to graphic to fine artist, talks about his interest and affection for incorporating brands into his work, and the brands he’s worked with
  • 6:30   Q+A with Cey
  • 7:00   Mingle and enjoy the exhibition

The exhibition, Cey Adams: ETCetera, 40 Years of Art and Design, features new work by Cey representing his 40-year career in art and design, and work revisiting past inspirations from a new perspective. All of the work is available for purchase. AIGA MN members only are invited to this event.


photos by Janette Beckman

Register to attend

This is a free event exclusive to AIGA members—limited to the first 50 people who register. You must have your AIGA member number to register.

Thursday, May 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

NewStudio Gallery, 2303 Wycliff Street
Saint Paul, MN 55114

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Contact Leadership

Brent Larson
Brent Larson
Brent is an award winning Motion, 3D, and Graphic designer with 20 years of experience working in the architectural, manufacturing, legal, corporate, and film industries as a solopreneur, agency, and in-house designer. He has experience in illustration, graphic design, product design, 3D modeling & animation, motion graphics, video production, live & virtual event production, presentation design, art direction, and project management. He currently works as a corporate in-house Principal Motion and Graphic Designer in the MedTech industry.

Before becoming AIGA Minnesota President, Brent served as Vice President from 2022-2023 and Chair of the In-House Designers Committee from 2019 - 2023.

Brent volunteers as a mentor for emerging designers and is a member of the AIGA Minnesota Mind to Mind Mentorship Program Committee.

His interests include history, film, design, animation, illustration, 3D printing, model making, woodworking, golf, bowling, fishing, and restoring things.