Paul Jeanes is a Baltimore based artist and educator who has taught at MICA since 2006. He earned a BFA in Drawing and Painting with a Minor in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina Asheville and an MFA from the Hoffberger School of Painting, working with the late Grace Hartigan. Paul is currently a mentor in the MFA in Studio Art (MFAST) program and concurrently teaches courses in the Painting and Foundation Departments including his advanced painting elective, "The Alchemy of Image-Making." He is the Faculty representative for MICA's New York Summer Studio Program and is the newly appointed Chief Reader for the National Advanced Placement Studio Art Program. Paul's paintings have been featured in several one-person and group exhibitions in venues along the East Coast including Black Mountain Center for the Arts, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Troy University, Goucher College, McDaniel College, Loyola University, The Creative Alliance and School 33 Art Center. Paul's abstract paintings employ the processes of corrosion, liquefaction and stratification while drawing pictorial influences from his travels domestically and internationally.