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  1. Zlata Baum, Director

    Zlata Baum, Director

    Zlata Baum was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia where she lived until the age of twelve when she moved with her family to New York City. Zlata graduated from Smith College in Northampton, MA with a B.A. in Studio Art. She then attended the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA where she received a B.F.A. in Sculpture. Zlata earned her M.F.A. in Sculpture at Mills College, also in Oakland, CA.

  2. Paul Jeanes

    Paul Jeanes

    Well-loved by his students at MICA, Paul Jeanes has recently joined the faculty of the M.F.A. in Studio Art program full-time. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina, Asheville, and he is a graduate of MICA's LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting where he studied with Grace Hartigan. Jeanes will teach in the College's foundation program and the studio art M.F.A., MICA's four-year low residency program structured around summer intensives and year-long mentoring. He has exhibited abstract paintings at Goucher College, McDaniel College, Loyola University, VisArts, School 33, Grimaldis, Area 405, The Creative Alliance and Civilian Art Projects.

  3. John E. Penny

    John E. Penny

    John E. Penny has taught sculpture, drawing, fine art, and theoretical studies in Australia, Great Britain, and the United States. After graduating from Maidstone College of Art, UK, he then completed his MFA in sculpture, with a minor in drawing, at Ohio State University. In 2003 he received a PhD in theoretical studies from the University of Leeds, UK. Since 1974 he has exhibited work in Australia and Great Britain, and recent work has been exhibited in Baltimore. Occasional writings have been published in Australia, Great Britain and the USA. He currently teaches in the Baltimore area.

  4. Renee van der Stelt

    Renee van der Stelt

    Renee van der Stelt received a M.A. in Art History (1990) and a MFA in Drawing (1993) from the University of Iowa. She has received grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Baltimore Office for the Promotion of the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the TKF Foundation. In the past, she has worked in a variety of capacities as museum educator, registrar, curator, and instructor of drawing. Organizations she has worked for include the Walker Art Center, El Museo del Barrio, the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture at UMBC, Cornell College in Mount Vernon, IA and Redeemer College in Hamilton, ON. She was resident artist at the MacDowell Colony, Roswell Artist in Residence program, and Kaus Australis. She is currently faculty mentor in MICA's MFA in Studio Art (MFAST) program and Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Washington College, Chestertown, MD.

MFA in Studio Art Related Information

  1. Guest Lecturers and Critics

    • Lauren Adams
    • Alex Alberro, Ph.D.
    • Stephanie Barber
    • James Benning
    • Sanford Biggers
    • Connie Butler
    • Zoe Charlton
    • William Christenberry
    • Michael Corris, Ph.D.
    • Francesca DiMattio
    • Mark Dion
    • Mark Alice Durant
    • Eric Dyer
    • Billy Friebele
    • Claire Gilman
    • Jennifer Gonzalez, Ph.D.
    • Evelyn Hankins
    • Lynn Hershman
    • Kristen Hileman
    • Christine Hill
    • Tiffany Holmes, Ph.D.
    • Kelly Kivland
    • Patsy Krebs
    • Catherine Lord
    • Maria Martinez-Canas
    • Tom McDonough, Ph.D.
    • John Rajchman, Ph.D.
    • John Roberts, Ph.D.
    • Tim Rollins, K.O.S.
    • Peter Rostovsky
    • Roger Shimomura
    • Gregory Sholette
    • Glenn Shrum
    • Blake Stimpson, Ph.D.
    • Shazia Sikander
    • Sarah Tanguy
    • Jackie Tileston
    • Richard Tuttle
    • Cecilia Vicuña
    • Karen Yasinsky
    • John Yau