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Senior Wins Esteemed Printmaking Award

Gaia has won SGC International's 2011 Undergraduate Fellowship Award

Posted 02.04.11 by mica communications

MICA student, Gaia, wins SGCI Student Fellowship

Senior MICA student Gaia has won SGC International's 2011 Undergraduate Fellowship Award, which honors individuals who exhibit outstanding promise in the fine art practice of printmaking.

Gaia, a street artist and printmaker who became an interdisciplinary sculpture major to pursue his passion for theory, seeks to address problems of poverty and segregation in his most recent works. In these works, Gaia places architectural figures that have shaped a city landscape back onto the surface they designed, along with quotes explaining the reasoning behind their urban plan. These works are part of a series called The Legacy Project, which are included in Baltimore: Open City, an initiative by this year's Exhibition Development Seminar that examines Baltimore's status as an equitable city.

Exhibiting extensively, both in esteemed galleries, as well as on the street, the artist has shown work across the country and the world, including in New York; San Francisco; Washington, DC; Los Angeles; London; and Seoul, Korea, and has been included in the anthology Beyond the Street: The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art. Gaia works and lives in Brooklyn, New York and Baltimore.

For more information about Gaia, read an Urbanite cover story about his work or visit his website.

 

Photo caption: MICA student, Gaia, wins SGCI Student Fellowship (photo by Marshall Clarke).