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Several MICA Alumni, Faculty Exhibit at Shows Part of Art Basel Miami Beach, Dec. 2-6

SCOPE, Art Miami, PULSE events showcase MICA talent

Posted 11.30.09 by MICA Media Relations

Jen Stark, Plasmascopic

MIAMI--Artists from all over the world are heading to Miami this week, including many MICA alumni and faculty, to experience the city's famed celebration, Art Basel Miami Beach and all of the accompanying shows.

Several MICA alumni will be exhibiting through Baltimore's Goya Contemporary Gallery at Art Miami, from Wednesday, Dec. 2-Sunday, Dec. 6. Art Miami is the city's longest-running contemporary art fair, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Goya Contemporary artists showing at Art Miami include: Timothy App, interim director of the Hoffberger School of Painting and a MICA faculty member since 1990, showing his abstract paintings; Donald Baechler '78, now based out of New York and showing his painting collages in exhibitions internationally; Sanford Biggers '97 (Post-Baccalaureate Certificate), wh0 specializes in found-object sculpture and performance art; Christine Neill '71, a professor in the painting and foundation departments and coordinator for professional development, combines her M.F.A. from the Hoffberger School of Painting with her background in biology in her vibrant botanical watercolors; Joyce Scott '70 will show her mixed media sculpture, which serves as social commentary focusing on injustice; and Jo Smail, who has taught painting at MICA since 1988, will show her painting collages, part of her Conjurations series.

Goya Contemporary's booth, B-4, is located at the Miami Midtown Arts District, Midtown Blvd. (NE First Avenue) between NE 32nd and NE 31st streets.

Jen Stark '05 will showcase her colorful hand-cut paper sculptures in a solo booth at SCOPE Art Show. Stark's 3-D pieces will be shown through Carol Jazzar Gallery from Wednesday, Dec. 2-Sunday, Dec. 6. Stark's booth, No. 300, at SCOPE Art Fair will be located at Soho Studio, 2136 First Ave. Stark received her B.F.A. from MICA in fiber with a concentration in animation.

Nathaniel Rogers '07, who received his M.F.A. from the Hoffberger School of Painting and is represented by Conner Contemporary Art in Washington, D.C., will show his paintings at PULSE Miami from Thursday, Dec. 3-Sunday, Dec. 6. In a morbid but fascinating way, Rogers' art explores the more sinister side of nursery rhymes. Conner's booth, B-403, is located at the Ice Palace Studios, 1400 N. Miami Ave.

Andrea Chung '08, who received her M.F.A. from the Mount Royal School of Art, has an animation in an on-going group exhibition, Visions in New York City: Short Films and Videos, a show that is traveling down to Miami this week to take part in The Verge Art Fair. There will be a special screening Saturday, Dec. 5 from 6-9 p.m. at the Catalina Hotel, 1732 Collins Ave. If you can't make it to Miami or New York to see the show, Chung's piece, Come Back to Jamaica, is available on YouTube.

Image caption: Jen Stark '05, Plasmascopic, colored paper on wood, 2009.