Friday, 5.6.16 - Wednesday, 5.11.16
The graduate community is invited to meet the four candidates for the Graduate Program Director/Faculty position in Curatorial Practice, MFA, and attend each candidate's job talk on the following days:
- Candidate #1 - Jose Ruiz: Friday, May 6, 9.00 - 10.00am, Brown 320
- Candidate #2 - Julie McGee, PhD: Monday, May 9, 12.00 - 1.00pm, Lazarus Auditorium
- Candidate #4 - Elissa Blount Moorhead: Wednesday, May 11, 12.00 - 1.00pm, Lazarus Auditorium
Friday, 5.13.16, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Please join us on Friday May 13th in the Cohen Plaza Celebration Tent from 6-9pm for the 2016 Graduate Picnic. Big Bad Wolf's House of BBQ will cater the event with plenty of locally brewed Baltimore beer, cider, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
All Graduate students are welcome and can invite friends and family that are in town for the commencement weekend.
Don't forget to request your favorite music for the picnic! (Link to Request Form.)
Stop by the Grad Studies Office if you'd like to pick up extra tickets to the ceremony. These tickets are available to first-year grad students as well!
On behalf of the College and our many jurors, we are thrilled to share the great news in this ever growing list of fellowships, awards, professional opportunities and accomplishments of our Graduate Class of 2016. Congratulations to you all! If you have good news to share please send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baker Award 2016 Semi-Finalist
Mike Benevenia, Rinehart School of Sculpture, MFA
- Sondhiem Prize Semi-Finalist
- Accepted a full-time position as Art Department Technician at Millersville University in Millersville, PA starting in June 2016
- Two Person Exhibition (with John Richardson) in March 2017 at Montgomery College in Silver Spring MD
- Recent article about the exhibition at the Sculpture Gym in Philadelphia: 2016 Chip Schwartz, Artist interpretations and reactions at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym
Eric Elmasian Borja, LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting
Jordan Faye Contemporary Fellowship in Painting
Jen Burt, Community Arts, MFA
2016 LAB Awards (Mind's Eye)
Demetrious Canty, Social Design, MA
2016 LAB Awards (Pet Elephant)
Francisca Carvalho, Mount Royal School of Art
Major solo show at the foundation Culturgest in Porto (Portugal) April 2016 – July 2016
Julia Cheeny Celebrado-Royer, Mount Royal School of Art
Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship
2016 Sondheim Semi-Finalist
Anderson Ranch Scholarship Partnership
Upcoming Exhibition in a two person group show with former MTR Alum Cindy Cheng at Sindikit, a new project space located in Baltimore started by Zoe Charlton
Aschely Cone, LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting
Henry Walters Traveling Fellowship 2016
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (Matching Scholarship)
SMCM-MICA Artist House Teaching Fellow at St. Mary's College of MD
Alumni Award for Student Leadership
Melissa Crowton, Illustration Practice
· Work featured in American Illustrators Annual website
· Hired as a Google Sketch Artist and is moving to San Francisco. The GSAs are responsible for the amazing and ever-changing images that appear in the Google search home pages each day. She is one of two students representing ILP at ICON 9, the national illustration conference, this July in Austin, made possible by a scholarship supported by the Illustration Practice program.
Sutton Demlong, Rinehart School of Sculpture
Anderson Ranch Scholarship Partnership
Selina Doroshenko, Mount Royal School of Art, and Kyle Kogut, Mount Royal School of Art
Kyle Kogut exhibited in Group Show "Devil May Care" at Baltimore gallery Current Space, curated by Selina Doroshenko. The show received an excellent review in City Paper
Alice Gadzinski, Rinehart School of Sculpture, MFA
2016 LAB Awards (Blue Poodle)
Erinn Hagerty. Mount Royal School of Art
Accepted a full time faculty position in MICA's Animation Department
Merrell Hambleton, Critical Studies, MA
2016 LAB Awards (Old Town, New City: The Old Town Mall Collective Memory Project)
Taha Heydari, LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting
Meyerhoff You+ Graduate Fellowship
Jescia Hoffman Hopper, Art Education, MA
United States Society for Education through Art (USSEA) Award for Outstanding Masters Thesis
The USSEA Graduate Thesis award is presented to a Masters graduate whose thesis or creative component reflects the mission of USSEA: to foster teamwork, collaboration, and communication among diverse constituencies in order to achieve greater understanding of the social and cultural aspects of the arts and visual culture in education. The topic investigated in the masters work promotes pluralistic perspectives, deepens human and cultural understanding, and/or builds respect for diverse learners.
Diamond James, Social Design, MA
2016 LAB Awards (DXChange at Perkins Homes)
Fred Lazarus Leadership Award for Social Change
Simone Kearney, LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting
Edwin Albee Foundation Grant
The Lighthouse Works Fellowship
Andrew Keiper, Photographic and Electronic Media, MFA
Sidney Lake Award
Shreyas R Krishnan, Illustration Practice
Assisting ILP program director Whitney Sherman at ICON9 to support a workshop entitled Playing with Silhouettes.
Lydia Lee, Mount Royal School of Art
Vermont Studio Center, June 2016
Outstanding Graduate Student Organization of the Year
Guilia Livi, Mount Royal School of Art
Meyerhoff You+ Graduate Fellowship
Jia Liu, Illustration Practice
Awarded an illustrator internship at the Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore. She completed a series of three illustrations as large-scale backdrops for an exhibition entitled How We Grow about festivals celebrating agriculture in different culture.
Lauren Lyde, Community Arts, MFA
Office of Community Engagement Grant, 2015
Caryn Martin, Studio Art, MFA (Summer Low Residency)
Outstanding Achievement in Leadership
Reagan Martin, Mount Royal School of Art
One of the twelve accomplished International young composers selected for the first edition of the International ilSuono Academy, in calibration with Ensemble Suono Giallo and Città di Castello (Italy), as a part of the 2015-16 festivities in honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the painter Alberto Burri.
Ricardo Nunez, Illustration Practice
Work featured in American Illustrators Annual website
Hilary Rosensteel, Community Arts, MFA
Imagining America (IA), Joy of Giving Something Foundation (JGS) Fellow 2015-2016
Thanks to a generous grant from the Joy of Giving Something Foundation (JGS), Imagining America (IA) invites publicly engaged students of photography or digital media from our member institutions to apply for a tuition award and to join a national working group of students. IA is a national network of publicly engaged scholars, artists, designers, students, and community members working toward the democratic transformation of higher education and civic life. The goal of the IA/JGS Fellows Program is to elevate photography and digital media as a pathway for students to pursue their careers and make a difference in their communities.
Meltem Şahin, Illustration Practice
· Created an animation Eye and Mind based on visual interpretation of quotes by philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Each frame of the animation was done as monoprints. It was selected to be shown at Stony Brook University's Philosophy and the Art's conference, one of the biggest Art and Philosophy Conferences in the US open to graduate and doctorate students. Şahin gave a speech on the panel with her colleague Vicente Muñoz-Reja, a Fulbright scholar from Spain pursuing a doctorate in philosophy at Boston University.
· Illustrated the irreverent alphabet book P is for Pussy written by Elissa Blount Moorhead. The book received a write-up on Huffington Post!
Danni Tsuboi, Mount Royal School of Art
MFA Fellowship Studio @ Bromo Seltzer Tower
Hieu Tran Graphic Design, MFA
Bunting Fellowship in Graphic Design for AY17
Qieer Wang, Illustration Practice
· Two animated short films - 'First Breath' and 'Toe, Petal, Cosmos' - have been selected by the Holland Animation Film Festival, HAFFTube competition 2016. Her films are among 50 that made the shortlist.
Four ILP Students in the Society of Illustrators NY Annual 58! Three alumni and one current student were accepted into the SiNY Annual 58. The professional categories included two by Jun Cen (ILP ‘13) and one by Jasu Hu (ILP ‘15) in Editorial; six entries by Lisk Feng (ILP ‘14) in Book, Advertising and Uncommissioned; and two by Aimee Chang (ILP ‘16) in Uncommissioned.
Ashley Yazdani, Illustration Practice
· Awarded and completed The Trinkett Clark Internship at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA. Working under The Carle’s Director of Education, Courtney Waring, and Chief Curator, Ellen Keiter, the internship has a curatorial focus, and gave her the opportunity to curate her own exhibit, and give a gallery talk.
FALL 2016 ELECTIVES
This course is a collaboration between the Walters Art Museum and the Curatorial Studies class at MICA. Students will study and interpret the materials of 3-D artworks and objects in the Walters collection; the semester is divided thematically by media, including “from the sea,” “bone and hair,” “gemstones,” “stone,” etc. In addition to classroom lectures and discussion, we will be at the Walters for several weeks throughout the semester looking at objects, and learning from the conservation team and curators. The goal of the course is to consider the ever-changing social and artistic values/meanings of materials, and to come to a more profound understanding of their physical qualities. The final project will be a series of gallery guides organized by medium; for example, one might learn about gemstones in the Tiffany brooch, and then explore them in the context of a medieval manuscript cover.
Wednesday, 6.8.16, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Join Mónica Amor as she discusses her new book Theories of the Nonobject: Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, 1944–1969. Amor investigates the crisis of the sculptural and painterly object and presents case studies of movements, artists, and critics, tracing their role in the reconceptualization of the art that Brazilian critic and poet Ferreira Gullar heralded in his "Theory of the Nonobject," a seminal essay published in 1959. Her book brings scholarly attention to a group of major art figures, including Lygia Clark, Hélio Oiticica, and Gego, whose work proposed engaged forms of spectatorship that dismissed medium-based understandings of art.
Currently seeking Painting / Drawing and Sculpture artists to present as lecturers at UTC.
See the job description for Painting/Drawing Lecturer.
See the job description for Sculpture Lecturer.
The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art (NEHMA), an accredited academic art museum on the campus of Utah State University, seeks a Windgate Museum Intern for Summer 2016. Please help us spread the word about this paid internship by posting or forwarding the attached PDF.
Students with an interest in museum curation and collections who are enrolled in a graduate-level program as of Spring 2016 are encouraged to submit their materials by May 3 at 5PM. Please see the attached PDF for full details.