Through a rigorous curriculum that explores traditional conventions and contemporary methods and forms, students in MICA's painting major develop the ability to give voice to their ideas. The major's studio- and critique-based design fosters solid training and technical proficiency as well as independent expression, resulting in a highly energized program considered one of the best of its kind in the U.S.

Painting Alum Honored in Forbes

MICA alumni have been honored for their work in Forbes. Exhibiting artist Jacolby Satterwhite '08 (painting) made Forbes' list for 2015 30 Under 30 in Art and Style along with fellow alumnus and international street artist Gaia '11 (interdisciplinary sculpture). Satterwhite, who has also been featured in Art 21, had work exhibited in the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

Learn more about Satterwhite, Gaia, and other alumni by reading Time After Time: A 50-Year Snapshot of Artistic Success.

Emily Zuch '08 Among MICA's Fulbright Fellows

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MICA has consistently been one of the top producers of Fulbright Fellows among specialty schools, and 2014-2015 Fulbright grant recipients from MICA include painting alumna Emily Zuch '08. The New York-born and based artist will use the research grant to support travel to Leipzig, Saxony, and Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, in Germany. For her project, Zuch will observe and make drawings of productions by contemporary puppeteers and students of puppetry, and she will ultimately create a body of paintings that will examine the ways puppets move through and interact with the space around them.

READ more about Zuch and other MICA Fulbright Fellows.