School Year 2023-2024 Notable Events

Fall 2023

IMDA Fall 23 Open Studio

Interested in the Intermedia and Digital Arts MFA? Come to our winter open studios and speak with current student artists and gain perspective on if this program is right for you. Please join us on December 16th 2023 3 – 6pm
at the Lions Brothers Building (875 Hollins St).

IMDA Fall 23 Welcome Event

Please join the Visual Arts Department in welcoming our new Intermedia and Digital Arts (IMDA) Graduate Students to UMBC. On Thursday, October 19th from 12:00-1:30 pm, we will host a fun and engaging round of micro-talks at the CADVC, with a mixer afterwards. Our new grads will give short presentations about their research and art practice. Stop by to say hello and meet the IMDA class of 2026! Refreshments will be provided!

SPARK 6: Refractions


SPARK 6: Refractions  features the work of UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) and Towson faculty, recent graduates, and current students in the historic galleries of The Peale in Baltimore City.

The title of the exhibition references a term from physics that describes the change in direction of a wave as it passes from one transparent substance into another. It’s a phenomenon most commonly observed when a light wave bends or changes appearance when it passes through a lens or a prism.

Each of the artists in this exhibition serves as an apparatus of refraction, focusing, magnifying, or redirecting our attention and perspective in engaging and surprising ways.

Featured Artists: Ada Pinkston, Ahlam Khamis, Amanda Burnham, Andrew Awanda, Anna Kroll and Chloë Engel, Cathy C. Cook and Stefanie Koseff, Corrie Francis Parks and Maksym Prykhodko, Fahmida Hossain, Jenee Mateer, Jenn Figg and Matthew McCormack, Jinyoung Koh, Jules Rosskam, Lauren Castellana, Nahid Tootoonchi, Phil Davis, Sarah G. Sharp, Stephen Bradley, Treyvon Nolen


School Year 2022-2023 Notable Events

Spring 2023

The Manic American Humanist Show

Second Year Tomi Faison participated in a group show in NYC with her 7 channel video installation “LackLoop.”

Building on the culture-jamming roots of post-internet art, the show aimed a light on contemporary alienation as seen in the fringe political corners of the internet, from video games to 7chan and the memescape.⁠


MSAC Triennial

2023 MSAC Triennial exhibition featured alumna Rahne Alexander as a juror and the work of alumni Mollye Bendell (work featured bellow) and Aaron Oldenburg were selected for the exhibition.

Time & Punishment

first year McCoy Chance will premiered his original experimental composition ‘Roll For Punishment’ with the UMBC percussion ensemble.

Fall 2022

Sowebo Story Swap

Kristin Putchinski (second year) organized the community as part of her GA work. The Sowebo Story Swap highlighted the shared stories of six neighbors and the work of three Baltimore-based artists in a short program, followed by a reception as a community building practice.

Haunted Koreas

Alumna Mina Cheon (’02) works for Korean unification with her North Korean alter ego counterpart, Kim Il Soon, through “asynchronous communication.” Crossing borders by sending and receiving art between North and South Korea, the artist brings the remnants of her global activism by sharing the recent works from the Inaugural Asia Society Triennial and The Korea Society in New York, respectively, between 2020 and 2021, as a comprehensive solo show for the Alper Initiative for Washington Art at the American University Museum in Washington, DC.

A Walk in Progress

“A Walk in Progress” meanders through forests, clouds, sasquatch sightings, human rights, human wrongs, ping pong, and hope despite experience. It’s like a near-sighted, space telescope on an odyssey in search of corrected lenses.

Andrew Liang exhibited at Current Space. Animation, sculpture, and self portraits: commenting and exploring the rationality of human behavior, the meaning of morality, and humanity’s relationship with its environment.


Older Events

George Ciscle MFA 2020 Award Juror

George Ciscle has mounted groundbreaking exhibitions and taught courses in the fine arts and humanities for close to 50 years. He was the founder and director of The Contemporary, an “un-museum,”...

Posted: January 13, 2020, 8:48 PM

Jason Charney 20' to lead RTKL Lecture

Jason Charney‘s MFA installation, reciprocation, reimagines loudspeakers – transforming them from “invisible” aural channels into sculptural objects to interrogate interpersonal relationships,...

Posted: January 13, 2020, 8:35 PM

RTKL 2019-2020 Awarded to Danielle Damico '21

Danielle Damico is a multimedia artist whose work explores transgression, technologically mediated intimacy and climate change. She received her B.S. in Film, Video & Theatre from Stevenson...

Posted: December 12, 2019, 6:25 PM

IMDA students' works featured in exhibition in Xiamen, China

Rahne Alexander's work receives award

Visual Arts Professor Lynn Cazabon and IMDA students Rahne Alexander, Dilay Kocogullari, and Maks Prykhodko had works featured in the art exhibition of the 2019 International Conference of Chinese...

Posted: June 29, 2019, 7:06 AM

Nicole Ringel '19 in Transcendent Fragments

Save the date!

Alumna Nicole Ringel '19 will be apart of this upcoming pop-up exhibition with Outpost Artists Resources! A new iteration of her piece “Remnants, Remainders, Ghosts, and Continuities” will be on...

Posted: May 28, 2019, 2:12 PM

Chinen Aimi '19 featured in UMBC News

Chinen Aimi '19 was featured in UMBC News: "UMBC's Newest Grads Share What Inspired Their Unique Paths." She shares about her research work surrounding her thesis "The Colonized and the Colonizer...

Posted: May 22, 2019, 12:13 PM

Alumni in the Baker Artist Awards 10 Year Retrospective

Maryland Art Place is hosting a Baker Art Awards 10 Year Ret

Maryland Art Place is hosting a Baker Art Awards 10 Year Retrospective exhibition, including IMDA professor Eric Dyer and alumni Gary Kachadourian '14 and Hadieh Shafie '04. Open May 10 - June...

Posted: May 22, 2019, 12:08 PM

Lexie Mountain '14 writes for BmoreArt

Alumna Lexie Mountain '14 published an interview with Joy Davis, Owner and Director of Waller Gallery in BmoreArt. Read here: Photo...

Posted: May 22, 2019, 12:05 PM

Mollye Bendell '18, broadcasting in Transceiver Radio D.C.

We're all ears!

Mollye Bendell has been showing & broadcasting in Transceiver Radio D.C.! Tune in on Fridays at 1:30PM for her low power FM show on Transceiver Radio.

Posted: May 22, 2019, 12:02 PM