Painting at MICA is distinguished by both tradition and rebellion. The program celebrates the development of strong painting and drawing skills, an exploration of old and new forms (representational and abstract, 2D, and 3D), and an appreciation of independent, personal expression and risk-taking. Painting majors are consistently accepted into the country's top ten fine arts graduate programs, including those at MICA, Yale, Columbia, ISD, and the Cranbrook Academy.
MICA is pleased to announce that the 2023-24 McMillan/Stewart Endowed Chairs in Painting are Hedieh Ilchi and Nanette Carter.
Given in memory of former faculty Reba Stewart, the endowment was created to bring indiviuals with a diversity of thought and experience to MICA's Painting Department.