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Two MICA Students Chosen for American Illustration-American Photography Archive

Nicholas Grinere is first MICA-entered student featured online in AI-AP

Posted 04.24.14 by MICA Communications

Nicholas Grinere, "King James" (LeBron James Portrait, detail), pen and Adobe Photoshop.

Nicholas Grinere's '14 (illustration) and Kirsty Hambrick's (illustration) '15 pieces have been chosen by the American Illustration 33 Call For Entries competition to appear permanently online as part of The American Illustration-American Photography (AI-AP) Archive.

Their achievements are to be applauded in a highly competitive field including large numbers of distinguished professional applicants. Grinere's submission, an illustrated rendering of NBA player LeBron James, and Hambrick's, from her Housefires series, were chosen from a pool of 9,720 applicants. One hundred and sixty images from 38 students and 122 professional illustrators and photographers were chosen to appear in this year's The Archive.

Kirsty Hambrick, Housefires 46This is the first time the College's Illustration Department has participated in submitting artworks for the competition, and Grinere is the first MICA-entered student selected by the jury. Hambrick had applied independently.

The competition's seven jurors work as artists and designers at respected organizations, such as Vanity Fair and New York Times.

More information about the AI-AP publication and The Archive can be found here.

Image captions (top to bottom): Nicholas Grinere, King James (LeBron James Portrait, detail), pen and Adobe Photoshop; and Kirsty Hambrick, Housefires 46, wax pastel and graphite on paper.