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Alumna Receives Fulbright for Fiber Design

Katie Vota ‘11 will travel to Peru to study Andean traditions of weaving and natural dying

Posted 05.25.11 by MICA Communications

Katie Vota '11, "Broken Path Gradation"

BALTIMORE--Katie Vota ‘11 (fiber) has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for the 2011-12 year to Cusco, Peru in the field of design. Vota will work with the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, utilizing its resources to learn from villages of artisans practicing traditional Andean methods of weaving and natural dying. She will also help the weavers and dyers of the region market their products so they are better able to preserve these traditions through the usage and passing on of knowledge.

MICA has a strong track record of Fulbright success. In 2008, MICA was ranked No. 1 in the nation among specialty schools as a producer of Fulbright Fellows by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Recent winners have included Jenny Mullins '09 (Hoffberger School of Painting), Ellyn Stokes '10 (printmaking), Elizabeth "Lizzy" Brooks '10 (M.F.A. in Photographic and Electronic Media), photography faculty member Lynn Silverman, Kate Dervishi '09 (painting), Andrea Chung '08 (Mount Royal School of Art), Kathryn Dambach '07 (painting), Rachel Faller '08 (fiber), Michael Sandstrom '07 (Mount Royal School of Art), Rose Cromwell '05 (photography), Eric Dyer '04 (Mount Royal School of Art), Iris Litwin '04 (printmaking), Nathlie Provosty '04 (painting), Marcus Ahlers '02 (Rinehart School of Sculpture), Rita Natarova '02 (painting), Andrea Skyberg '00 (fiber), Joanna Schwarz '99 (Hoffberger School of Painting), Christine Petersen '98 (general fine arts), Paul Gregg '95 (Rinehart School of Sculpture) and Thomas Xenakis '94 (Hoffberger School of Painting).

For further information about all Fulbright Programs, please visit www.fulbrightonline.org.

Image caption: Katie Vota '11, Broken Path Gradation, weaving with natural dye, fall 2009.

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 49 states and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, 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.