One of the nation's most selective graduate programs, LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting is one of the only graduate programs in the country to focus solely on painting, allowing a select group of highly talented painters to find their individual voices and develop the discourse to position their work in the contemporary arts world.

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Alumnus Profile: Sean McDonough '12

Jenny Sidhu MullinsThe Nancy Margolis Gallery in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood is currently hosting the first solo exhibition of LeRoy E. Hoffberger alumnus Sean McDonough '12. The painter's work was also recently featured in New American Paintings.

Primarily occupied with substance and mechanisms of consciousness, McDonough creates concurrently two different types of abstract painting. The artist refers to these two styles of painting as “Extrovert” and “Introvert”, for they reflect a physical and emotional state he experiences as he delves into each.  READ more about McDonough, including his reflections on his time at MICA.


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