2012 Commencment Exhibition
Friday, May 11-Monday, May 14
The 2012 Commencement Exhibition highlights works by nearly 400 emerging artists in the undergraduate class of 2012. By transforming the College's permanent galleries, hallways, classrooms and open spaces into one expansive gallery space, each student is able to show a substantial body of work.
Programs of study: animation; ceramics; drawing; environmental design; fiber; general fine arts; graphic design; illustration; interaction design and art; interdisciplinary sculpture; humanistic studies; painting; photography; printmaking; and video and film arts.
For full details for 2012 Commencement Exhibition and activities, see ArtWalk, Masters Benefit Art Sale, Exhibition Celebrate Commencement in May
Installation Shots, 2012 Commencement Exhibition, Meyerhoff Gallery
Off The Rails: M.F.A. Thesis Exhibitions
Friday, March 23-Sunday, April 29
Three exhibitions that feature thesis work from Master of Fine Arts candidates in MICA's M.F.A. in Graphic Design, Hoffberger School of Painting, Mount Royal School of Art, M.F.A. in Photographic & Electronic Media and Rinehart School of Sculpture.
For full details for graduate exhibitions, see Graduate Students Mount Work This Spring
Off the Rails installation
Bezalel On Tour
Friday, February 10 - Sunday, March 18, 2012
The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem-Israel's oldest institute of higher education and a leading academy of art, design, and architecture-has put together an exhibition to celebrate its 105th anniversary, as well as to introduce some of Israel's emerging artists, providing a fresh and creative outlook on Israeli society. MICA is the frst U.S. venue of this touring exhibition, showcasing the best contemporary creations from Bezalel graduates of the last five years. Both institutions act as key players in the global artistic discourse and can celebrate their many graduates forging important crossroads throughout the international art world. This exhibition builds upon MICA's cultural partnership with Bezalel for many years, which has stemmed from semester abroad exchanges.
For more details, see
Reut Rapaport Shaharabany, student work from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design
Friday, January 27 - Sunday, March 11
This year, MICA's Exhibition Development Seminar (EDS) class, along with 11 artists, examines the continuously shifting definitions of shelter and privacy through the interdisciplinary group exhibition, Under Cover. Approximately 50 works of sculpture, photography and video explore how private dwellings and public spaces have begun to merge and how, as a result, concepts of and expectations for shelter, protection and privacy have been irrevocably altered. Featured artists: James Coupe, Jen Davis, Vin Grabill, Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman, Kelly Loudenberg, Mary Mattingly, Patrick McDonough, Anne Percoco, Keith Perelli, and Saul Robbins. For more details, see Exhibition Development Seminar Examines Modern-Day Privacy, Jan. 27-March 11.
Friday, January 27 - Sunday, March 1, 2012
MICA hosts a solo exhibition by Interaction Design and Art (IxDA) faculty, Jason Sloan. Sloan is an electronic musician, composer, new.media, sound and net.work artist working from Baltimore,MD. His work explores the aspects of spirituality and it's connection in life, death, memory, religion and the virtual world. Through his performances, installations, audio environments, videos net.work actions and sound recordings, he examines the need for transcendence beyond the body through a vehicle of visual ritual and sonic stimulation.
In a system similar to composting, the works in the SIGNALto.NOISE series recycle a particular medium's inherent, undesirable sonic traits (cassettes hiss, radio static, digital music compression etc.) and presents them for consideration as the final work of art. For more details, see SIGNALto.NOISE Explores "Undesirable Sonic Traits," Jan. 27-March 11
Signal To Noise: IEC Type II. C-90 Type II. cassette tape
The Common Object
Thursday, December 1 - Sunday, March 11
MICA and Zeuxis still life painters association present The Common Object, an exhibition of more than 60 paintings incorporating the everyday object of a dishtowel. The paintings in the exhibition, in the words of American author John Updike, "give the mundane its beautiful due." This traveling exhibition features paintings by 37 Zeuxis artists and guests, including former MICA students Richard Baker and Anthony Martino '76 (general fine arts), as well as faculty member Mark Karnes and prior faculty members Stanley Friedman and Sharon Yates. Additionally, a group of MICA students will display paintings around the theme. For more details, see MICA, Zeuxis Turn an Ordinary Object Into Extraordinary Art in "The Common Object," Dec. 1-Mar. 11
Mark Karnes, Salt and Pepper, 2009, oil on board
2011 Sabbatical Exhibition
Thursday, December 1 - Sunday, December 18
The 2011 Sabbatical Exhibition will showcase the work of faculty members who took a semester away from MICA during the 2010/11 academic year to explore new themes, develop old ones, or collaborate with other artists and designers. 2011 Sabbatical Exhibition participants are:
Timothy App (Painting), Laurence Arcadias (Animation), Frances Barth (Mt Royal School of Art), Zlata Baum (MFA Studio), David East (Ceramics), Maren Hassinger (Rinehart School of Sculpture), Philip Koch (Drawing), Kevin Labadie (Painting), Eve Laramee (Interdisciplinary Sculpture), Ellen Lupton (MFA Graphic Design), Quentin Moseley (Printmaking), Jyung Mee Park (Foundation), Tony Shore (General Fine Art) and Kristine Woods (Fiber).
detail: Jyung Mee Park, Last Words, 2006-2007, glass
End To End: Works By Youngmi Organ
Friday, November 18 - Sunday, December 18
Youngmi Song was born in Korea and studied traditional oriental painting since she was 15. She received her BFA at Chunnam University in Kwangju, Korea. In 1996, she came to United States of America for her studies. In 2002 she received her MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.
She currently teaches Sumi Ink Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art. For more details, see
Youngmi Organ, Clouds 3, 2010, hair on mulberry paper
Regina Deluise: Photographs From The Field
Friday, October 21-Sunday, November 13
Photographs from the Field, an exhibition of intimate photographs by faculty member Regina DeLuise, will showcase more than 35 images made by DeLuise with an 8x10 large format camera while in India, Nepal, Italy and Bhutan. For more details, see MICA Hosts "Photographs from the Field" by Regina DeLuise, Oct. 21–Nov. 13
2011 Juried Undergraduate Exhibition
Wednesday, October 26-Sunday, November 20
Each year students send in approximately 200-300 submissions, due the day before the jurors' selection. This year's jurors are Doreen Bolger (Director, Baltimore Museum of Art) and Philippa Hughes (Creator of the Pink Line Project) who can offer varying perspectives on art and exhibitions. They will choose work from a variety of disciplines based on artistic merit, creativity and vision, ending with the posted results for the exhibition.
Frederique Morrel and Aaron Levin: Fall/Fail
Friday, October 7-Wednesday, November 9
Frederique Morrel, founded by Parisian couple Frédérique Morrel and Aaron Levin, is an artistic adventure designed to explore the realms of humanity's origins: Adam and Eve, the animals of the graden of Eden, and paradise lost using as raw material the disregarded, discarded, disliked popular tapestries that occupied generations of women in the long evening hours but ended up as rejects in the further corners of yard sales and thrift shops. Their creations have been re-made using vintage material discovered by themselves as well as friends. For more details, see
The Death of Bambi's Mother
2011 Faculty Exhibition
Friday, September 16-Sunday, October 16
The Faculty Exhibition highlights the personal and professional work of the College's award-winning teaching staff. Participating faculty include: Inna Alesina, David Barringer, John Bevers, Ellen Burchenal, Robert Copskey, Alain Corbel, Regina DeLuise, Dan Dudrow, Nicole Fall, Jenna Frye, Hiroe Hanazono, Ryan Hoover, Irna Jay, Mark Karnes, Glen Kessler, Trisha Kyner (in collaboration with David Friedheim), Nate Larson (in collaboration with Marni Shindelman), Warren Linn, Sangram Majumdar, Ken Martin, Chris Metzger, John McNeil, Barry Nemett, Cara Ober, Kate O'Meara, Stephen Parlato, Paula Phillips, Valeska Populoh (in collaboration with Amelia Beiderwell), Jan Razauskas, Renée Rendine, Kim Roegnigk, Bill Schmidt, Jason Sloan, Jo Smail, Joshua Wade Smith, Rex Stevens, Laurie Synder, Tylden Street, Renee van der Stelt, Dominic Terlizzi, Stelt, Karen Warshal, Susan Waters-Ellers, Michael Weiss, and Zbigniew Zukoswski.
Detail: 2011 Faculty Exhibition, Decker Gallery, Trisha Kyner and Warren Linn
Paul Emmanuel: Transitions
Thursday, September 8-Sunday, October 2
A touring solo exhibition by the South African, comprises a series of five "photographic" works which, when examined closely, are revealed to be sensitively hand drawn, photo -realist sequences of images. These film like progressions obsessively capture moments of five transitory stages in life. They depict unidentifiable male subjects of varying ages, sometimes in traditional institutions, like the military, as well as religious and secular institutions, which have shaped the way in which the male identity has been defined. For more details, please see Internationally-Acclaimed "Paul Emmanuel: Transitions" Visits MICA, Sept. 8-Oct. 2
Detail: Paul Emmanuel, Transitions, original hand incised drawing on exposed photographic paper
Friday, August 19-Sunday, September 11
Timed to coincide with arrival of the first-year students, MICA's Foundation Exhibition is one of the college's most highly regarded student shows. The exhibition featured work by rising sophomores made during the 2010/11 academic year. MICA's groundbreaking foundation program introduces all students to the fundamentals of visual arts, giving them a cornerstone upon which they can build their careers.
Detail: Lindsay Iredale, Unexpected Forrest Encounters, Paper Collage
School For Professional And Continuing Studies (SPCS) Student Exhibition
Thursday, August 4-Thursday, August 11
This exhibition is a glimpse into the work of students who expand their artmaking with classes in MICA's continuing studies program. The exhibition includes drawing, painting, sculpture, graphic design, jewelry and ceramics.
M.A. Art Education
Monday, July 25-Friday, July 29
Featuring: Molly Campbell, Mark Halcott, Richard Kim, Emily Kruszynski, Leah Prischak and Lizanne Stafford.
M.A. Community Arts Exhibition
Monday, July 18- Saturday, July 30
Featuring: Sarah Blosser, Shana Goetsch, Alexis Iammarino, Anne Kotleba, Tamara Payne and Jessica Wyatt.
MFA In Studio Art Thesis Exhibition
Tuesday, June 28-Saturday, July 9
Featuring: Katya Chilingiri, Natalia González, Fritz Horstman, Cassandra Kapsos, Todd Keyser, Angela Lane, Juliana Parroni, Jassie Rios, Brooke Sturtevant-Sealover and Rebecca Zilinski
Second And Third Year MFA In Studio Art Exhibition
Thursday, June 30-Sunday, July 10