Read the third issue of Commotion, MICA's new semiannual magazine, which shares ideas, news, and of course, art—all that emerge from the 19 graduate programs here at MICA.
Featured News & Announcements
Up/Start 2017 is MICA’s second annual startup contest for recent alumni and graduating students that focuses on incubating and building creative business ventures within the College community. Read more about the contest and how to apply.
The holidays arrived a little early for Maharani, Swarna and Kamala – three of the six Asian elephants living at the Smithsonian's National Zoo – thanks to MICA students who recently gifted the herd with a new enrichment toy designed and built over the course of the Fall semester.
Kimberly Graham, curator of Laying-by Time, talks about William Christenberry’s transcendent work and the unique challenges of curating this exhibition.
Corinne May Botz '99 (Photography) was awarded the grand jury prize for short film at this year's DOC NYC. Her film, Bedside Manner, explores the world of standardized patients, who are professional actors employed to train medical students on diagnosing diseases and illnesses, as well as to help them practice their bedside manner.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of MICA's Art Market, an annual art fair that transforms the Brown Center into a holiday bazaar, featuring original work and handmade objects from students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Faculty Member Piper Shepard and Alumnus Jacolby Satterwhite Named USA Fellows for Innovation in The Arts
Fiber faculty member Piper Shepard and Jacolby Satterwhite ’08 (Painting) were just awarded fellowships by United States Artists (USA) for innovation in the arts. Shepard was named a USA Distinguished Fellow in crafts and Satterwhite was named a USA Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz Fellow in visual arts.
When looking for a project on which to base the thesis for her M.F.A. in Curatorial Practice, Yvonne Hardy Phillips didn't have to gaze far beyond the stoop at her former home at 1139 Harford Ave., on the corner of Harford Avenue and Biddle Street.
An international team of researchers led by Dr. Robin Corbet, part-time faculty member in MICA's Humanistic Studies Department and astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, has discovered the first gamma-ray binary in a galaxy other than our own using data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and other facilities.
Brockett Horne and Ellen Lupton launch a massive open online courses on graphic design history.
Joyce J. Scott '70 (Art Education B.F.A.) has been named a 2016 Fellow of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The fellowships, popularly known as "genius" grants, are awarded annually and carry a five-year, $625,000 prize, which recipients are free to use as they see fit. A native of Baltimore, Scott is best known for her use of small, delicate beads to craft strong messages of societal issues embedded in gender, race and class.
The Growing Girls Project has been named one of eight Sappi Ideas that Matter grant winners. The Sappi Ideas that Matter grant recognizes projects for their social impact and value as well as their design excellence. The grant will support the production of a smart and savvy set of puberty educational tools.
When the Euromaidan Revolution ended in Ukraine in 2014, the city of Kiev was left covered in the detritus of the revolt. Almost as soon as high government officials fled the country and parliament began voting on a series of reforms, a series of fantastic, large-scale murals began appearing across the city. Gaia '11 and Mata Ruda '12 are among street artists ushering in a new era in Ukraine.
Pet.Me, an interactive app was named among 14 Adobe Design Achievement Award winners worldwide. Pet.Me is part of the Growing Girls Project, a collaboration between MICA's Graphic Design M.F.A. program and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
For Karen Chang '15 (Interactive Arts B.F.A.) and Cole Pritchard '15 (Interactive Arts B.F.A.), co-founders of the independent game company Studio217, much of their work in gaming is steeped in MICA.
Sonia Liao '14 (Illustration B.F.A.) is designing covers and characters for Kulipari: Heritage, a comic book series based on a popular Kulipari children’s book trilogy.
Jacolby Satterwhite ’08 (Painting B.F.A.) is one of the artists featured on Anthem, the vinyl series of the 9th Berlin Biennale.