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MICA's Juried Undergraduate Exhibition

Monday, Oct. 13 - Sunday, Oct. 26 with Reception Thursday, Oct. 16, 5-7p.m.

Posted 10.13.08 by MICA Media Relations

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Undergrad Juried Exhibition

Maryland Institute College of Art's (MICA) annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition, a selection of the best of the best of the College's undergraduate student artists, opens Monday, Oct. 13 and will be on view through Sunday, Oct. 26 in the Decker and Meyerhoff galleries of Fox Building, 1303 Mount Royal Ave. A reception takes place Thursday, Oct. 16, 5-7 p.m.

Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors were invited to submit work for consideration by this year's jurors, Jason Hughes ‘04 (BFA, sculpture) and Jed Dodds. Hughes and Dodds selected work from a variety of disciplines-including painting, sculpture, illustration, ceramics, drawing, photography, and video-based on artistic merit, creativity, and vision during one intensive day, less than a week before the exhibition was installed. They accepted 100 entries out of 258 submitted.

"What's most striking isn't any one trend," Dodds said. "In fact the work is wide ranging in its perspective-just an overall impression of young artists that are very ambitious, and both technically and conceptually sophisticated. For the most part, it doesn't look like student work at all."

Students included in this year's exhibition are:

Freshmen

Jake Adams (painting), Gregory Bowen (illustration), Logan Dixon (painting), Mitchell Goodrich (painting), Jennifer Liu (undecided), Aaron Pennington (general fine art), Elena Perez (photography), Samantha Tapia (painting), Nicholas Vyssotsky (general fine art), and Jee-Shaun Wang (illustration).

Sophomores

Nathanael Absher (painting), Morgen Christie (video), Jacob Dibeler (photography), Alexander DiJulio (interdisciplinary sculpture), Maura Dwyer (painting), Peter Guy (printmaking), Nicholas Iluzada (graphic design), Emma Kisiel (photography), Rachel Lowing (fiber), Rebecca Mock (illustration), Miranda Pfeiffer (illustration), Kaveri Raina (photography), Alicia Sherman (general fine art), Rachel Verhaaren (photography), Laura Viar (painting), and Krysten Watson (general fine art).

Juniors

Daniel Allende (interdisciplinary sculpture), Lara Antal (general fine art), Mia Ardito (interdisciplinary sculpture), Natasha Bhamla (photography), Flora Choi (painting), Sarah Coleman (general fine art), Erik Davis-Heim (painting), Keenan Derby (painting), Peter Eide (painting), Eleanor Farley (interdisciplinary sculpture), Jamie Freedman (interdisciplinary sculpture), Katherine Gaydos (photography), Zachary Genin (interdisciplinary sculpture), Philip Hinge (painting), Georgi Ivanov (photography), Andrew Kennedy (painting), Nikia Kigler (general fine art), Ella McCrea (painting), Benjamin Morey (interdisciplinary sculpture), Jennifer Mussari (general fine art), Marla Parker (fiber), William Pesta (painting), Elisa Sandoval (printmaking), Zev Schmitz (photography), Ryan Schroeder (painting), Rebecca Stadtlander (illustration), Joseph Sturm (painting), Jonathan Taube (interdisciplinary sculpture), and David Woo (graphic design).

Seniors

David Archard (painting), Daniel Baskin (general fine art), Matthew Bergbauer (drawing), Matthew Bettine (painting), Matej Branc (painting), Ingrid Burrington (printmaking), Hyerin Byun (painting), Leah Caplan (painting), Anne Carnes (fiber), Gideon Chase (painting), Monique Crabb (photography), Sarah DePetris (general fine art), Susannah Dourmashkin (fiber), Siobhan Feehan (general sculpture), Robert Ferrell (graphic design), Sarah Greenbaum (general fine art), Jonathan Grimsley (painting), Anastasiya Gutnik (painting), Marie O'Neill (painting), Christopher Simpson (photography), Rafael Soldi (photography), Jessica Somers (illustration), Brendan Sullivan (general sculpture), Alder Suttles (photography), Paula Torres (painting), and Aimee Wang (illustration).

Dodds is the artistic director for Baltimore's Creative Alliance at The Patterson, where he helped oversee the organization's transformation from a volunteer-driven artists' collective to a community-based artists' organization with a multipurpose art center, growing staff, and more than 400 programs a year.

Hughes, an artist, writer, and independent curator, co-founded Gallery Four. In 2002, the Baltimore City Paper named it "The Best Proof of Contemporary Art Life in Baltimore." Gallery Four also received awards and honors from Baltimore Magazine and The Washington Post. This year, he co-founded a new mixed media exhibition space, The Library, and his artwork was featured in New American Paintings No. 75. Hughes is currently the exhibitions coordinator for School 33 Art Center in South Baltimore.

MICA's galleries, which are free and open to the public, are open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. They are closed on major holidays.

For more information, call 410-225-2300.

Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 48 states and 61 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. Redefining art and design education, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.