February 14th, 2022 | 2PM (ET)

Join us on Monday, February 14th at 2:00 PM (ET) for an evening of TED Talk inspired lectures, presented by a panel of esteemed alumni. Selected by current students, these incredible artists and designers return to the MICA community (virtually!) to share their journey with us. Don't miss this annual tradition! Register here.

Co-hosted by First Year Experience and brought to you by the partnership of Career Development, The Office of Advancement, and the Center for Student Engagement.

MICATalks 2022 Recording

Missed this year's event? MICA community members can watch it here!

MICA Talks 2021 Recording

Interested in last year's alumni? MICA affiliates can watch the 2021 recording by signing in with their MICA credentials.

Sponsored by the Center for Student Engagement and the Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Career Development with the support of the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations. For questions or accommodations, please email studentengagement@mica.edu. 

This event is an Event Hopper (EH)! Current students can check-in on the MICA / App at the event to earn an entry to into the end-of-semester raffle for $500 worth of prizes. More info at mica.edu/meh.

Meet Our Alumni

Ty Skeiky

Ty Skeiky is an architectural designer at Ziger Snead Architects, a Baltimore based firm local to MICA. Since earning his BFA in 2018, Ty remains actively engaged with the Architectural Design department as a visiting critic and assistant instructor. Beyond professional practice and teaching, his personal work strives to examine and reimagine graphic conventions—namely those associated with construction. Ty’s work has been distinguished by the Baltimore and Dallas chapters of the American Institute of Architects, and featured in Margaret Fletcher’s latest publication, Visual Communication for Architects and Designers.

HH Hiaasen

HH is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is activated by the exposure of their queer body within public space: its underlying desire, labor and grief. Informed by a BFA in fiber from MICA (2014), their practice oscillates between performance and textiles powered by common threads of writing. In 2016, they started a conceptual, anti-uniform line called "Ventilated Workwear" that became a financially solvent profession. As an experiment in queer survival, they Ventilated Workwear full-time for one year. Their performances have shown nationally and internationally, exhibiting at Freie Universitat, Berlin, Germany (2015); Yale School of Art (2016), New Haven, CT; The Poetry Project, NY (2020); Leslie Lohman Museum, NY, NY (2021); a 15-city, cross-mid-country tour with NY-based performer Jennifer Vanilla (2018). In 2019, Press Press published their first art book that was then collected by the Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art Archives, NY. Freshly moved from Lenape land (Brooklyn, NY), they currently live on Powhattan land (Richmond, VA) pursuing a Masters of Fine Art at Virginia Commonwealth University.


Gaia grew up in New York City and is a 2011 graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art with a Bachelor in Fine Arts. His studio work, installations and gallery projects have been exhibited throughout the world, including The Baltimore Museum of Art, Rice Gallery in Houston, and the Civil and Human Rights Museum in Atlanta. His street work has been documented and featured in several books on urban art, including Beyond the Street: The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art, (Berlin, 2010) and Outdoor Gallery (New York, 2014). Gaia was listed as a 2015 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Art and Style recipient and was a Fullbright beneficiary to study and paint in New Delhi and Bogotá on behalf of the State Department. In addition to a prolific and precocious artistic practice, Gaia has curated projects funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, and consults with brands, organizations and government agencies on creative place-making projects. Gaia lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland, but spends a majority of his time painting murals across the world and has produced works in all six habitable continents.