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MICA, MAA Present Work by Fulbright Honorees at BWI, Through Nov. 5

Airport Exhibition Highlights College’s Award-Winning Alumni, Students, Faculty

Posted 05.19.10 by mica communications

Katherine Mann, Filigree (detail), acrylic and sumi ink on hanging cut papers, 2009.

BALTIMORE--MICA and the Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA) present MICA@BWI: MICA Fulbright Honorees, an exhibition of artwork by MICA's Fulbright award-winning alumni, students and faculty, Wednesday, June 30-Friday, Nov. 5, in the exhibition space of the upper level of the International Terminal at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

MICA@BWI exhibition submissions, which have come from Fulbright winners across the globe, demonstrate MICA's worldwide influence. The show, the second in an ongoing series with MICA and the MAA, will expose international and domestic travelers to the College's diverse community and its wide range of fine art programs.

Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. MICA has a strong track record of Fulbright success. In 2008, the College was ranked first nationally among specialty schools as a producer of Fulbright Fellows in an analysis by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Participating artists include:

• With a Fulbright to Korea in 2003/04, Alzaruba '90 (Mount Royal School of Art) spent the year teaching and conducting research at Sung Kyun Kwan University in Seoul, building a site-specific exhibition called Hand in Hand at University Avenue, Jungno, and exhibiting extensively, including his Fulbright presentation, Inbetween, at Gallery 175, Insadong, Seoul, and in the Seoul International Contemporary Art Fair- Watercolors and the Korea Experimental Arts Festival.

Rose Cromwell, Cuba, digital print, 2005Rose Cromwell '05 (photography) continues to work on her 2006/07 Fulbright project, splitting her time between New York and Panama, where she works with the "squatter community" of Coco Solo, approximately 400 families living in the barracks of a former U.S. Naval base. Cromwell was named one of the top 25 under 25 up-and-coming American photographers by powerHouse books.

• Based in Dublin, Ireland, since 1995 when he was awarded a Fulbright to be an artist-in-residence at the National College of Art and Design, Paul Gregg '95 (Rinehart School of Sculpture) teaches and exhibits extensively throughout the nation, focusing on many large-scale commission projects.

Maria Karametou '79 (Hoffberger School of Painting) received the 2010 Senior Fulbright Research Scholar Award for her work at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul, Turkey. She also exhibited in the 2009 MICA@BWI exhibition, Stories of Home.

• A faculty member teaching drawing and painting at MICA since 1974, Mark Karnes received the Fulbright-Hayes grant for study in Florence, Italy. He has since received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Maryland State Arts Council.

• With a Junior Fulbright Fellowship to Taiwan in 2005/06, Katherine Mann '09 (Hoffberger School of Painting) lived in a remote aboriginal village in Yilan County, teaching English and art for six schools. During her residency, Mann exhibited at Hong Zhuang Gallery in Yilan and at Guandu National Park in Taipei.

Barry Nemett, Cloud Watching• Painting Department Chair Barry Nemett received a Fulbright-Hays award to Spain in 1973/74. Since then he has been awarded several residencies, including stays in Japan and Scotland, as well as Italy, where he teaches in the summer at The International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture in Umbria.

Katti Sta. Ana '10 (M.A. in Community Arts) came to MICA for the 2009/10 school year from her home country of The Philippines for her Fulbright Fellowship. While here, she has worked with Baltimore City senior citizens and children through a residency at Baltimore Clayworks. An interdisciplinary artist, working with clay, oil painting, found objects, as well as installations and performance works, she explores how community engagement can make her work more meaningful and powerful.

Photo captions (top to bottom): Katherine Mann, Filigree (detail), acrylic and sumi ink on hanging cut papers, 2009; Rose Cromwell, Cuba, digital print, 2005; Barry Nemett, Cloud Watching, gouache on paper, 2008.

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.