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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

    Paul Jeanes is a Baltimore based artist and educator who has taught at MICA since 2006. He earned a BFA in Drawing and Painting with a Minor in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina Asheville and an MFA from the Hoffberger School of Painting, working with the late Grace Hartigan. Paul is currently a mentor in the MFA in Studio Art (MFAST) program and concurrently teaches courses in the Painting and Foundation Departments including his advanced painting elective, "The Alchemy of Image-Making." He is the Faculty representative for MICA's New York Summer Studio Program and is the newly appointed Chief Reader for the National Advanced Placement Studio Art Program. Paul's paintings have been featured in several one-person and group exhibitions in venues along the East Coast including Black Mountain Center for the Arts, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Troy University, Goucher College, McDaniel College, Loyola University, The Creative Alliance and School 33 Art Center. Paul's abstract paintings employ the processes of corrosion, liquefaction and stratification while drawing pictorial influences from his travels domestically and internationally.

  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