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Exhibition at Baltimore's Windup Space Includes Work by MICA Faculty, Alumni, Students June 5-July 31

VS. Features Drawings, Paintings From Artists Working in Video Games, Comic Books, Illustration

Posted 06.03.09 by MICA Media Relations

Kat Berkley '11, Girl Vs. Sea, digital, 2009.

BALTIMORE--Baltimore-based artists working in the visual entertainment fields of video games, comic books, and illustration will exhibit their personal work in VS. June 5-July 31 at The Windup Space, 12 w. North Ave. An opening reception for VS. takes place Friday, June 5 from 7-9 p.m. at the bar, music, and arts venue located in the heart of the Station North Arts and Entertainment District.

Each of the 14 artists, many of whom are MICA illustration faculty, alumni (illustration, general fine arts, and post-baccalaureate certificate), and students, have interpreted the theme of conflict from a fine art perspective. It may be literal -- Hellboy vs. Koschei the Deathless -- or conceptual -- Wrath vs. Serenity.

Artists include video game environment artist and landscape painter Colin Campbell '04, graphic novel artist and MICA faculty Brian Ralph (Cave-In, Climbing Out,) video game concept artist and Spectrum Gold winner Jeremy Enecio '08, video game concept artist, freelance illustrator, and MICA faculty Sean Murray, and children's book illustrator, fairy tale-inspired fine artist and MICA faculty Jaime Zollars.

Additional MICA-affiliated artists include Kali Ciesemier '08, Sam Bosma '09, Aaron Yamada-Hanff '06, Piero MacGowan '07, and Kat Berkley '11.

For more information, call 410-225-2300.

Image caption: Kat Berkley '11, Girl Vs. Sea, digital, 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.