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October 23, 3-5pm  // IRC on the ground floor of the ITE Building

The campus community, IMDA alumni and the public are invited to meet and welcome the incoming group of IMDA graduate class of 2022 who will present their work:

Monique Crabb, Adam Droneburg, Sylvia Eken, Foster Reynolds, Alieh Rezaei

Followed by Special Guest alumna Susan Main IMDA 2009 who will give an artist talk.

Susan Main

Susan Main is an artist, curator, and educator. All are essential aspects of her creative practice and satisfy her intention to bring people and ideas together through art, and to nurture and expand a diverse, creative community. As a multi-disciplinary artist, she is interested in the precarious nature of attention, super-local natural phenomena, and perception. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. She is currently a Project: Soils resident artist on Governor’s Island, New York City. Main is the founder of Cultivate, LLC, a multi-platform project that explores expanded notions of landscape through investigations of the specifics of “place” and the commons using workshops, exhibitions, projects, and rustic residencies.

As the gallery director and curator at the Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts (VisArts) with the support of a stellar, collaborative gallery teamshe developed a robust, inclusive exhibition program, a studio program to meet the needs of artists through subsidized residencies and fellowships that support new work, innovative project proposals, and community-engagement, an emerging curator mentorship program, and public programming that offers first hand experiences with the ideas, materials, and processes of contemporary art. She has curated and organized many exhibitions at VisArts including:  Fieldwork______scapeSpeed and PressureHappy Not Sappy, and Deep Flash: On Art and Transformation. She lives and works in Maryland. Main received an M.F.A. in painting from the University of Maryland, College Park and an M.F.A. in Intermedia and Digital Arts at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.