IMDA Welcome Event – Thursday 10/19 – 12pm – 1:30pm

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!

Bao Nguyen (they/them) is an experimental vocalist and performance artist born in Vietnam and based in Baltimore. Through performance, sound, video and interactive media, Bao’s practice examines oral traditions to reconsider the history of Vietnamese nation-building and devise new connections between ourselves and the landscape.

Lynn Nguyen’s artwork combines technology and sculpture to create interactive and kinetic artworks. Nguyen’s sculptures are inspired by the natural beauty of wood and draw on her background in the sciences to invoke the feeling of living things as they move.

Nia Hampton is a cultural worker from West Baltimore who works across visual arts, journalism and cultural organizing. Nia is the founder of the Black Femme Supremacy Film Fest and uses multimodal creative methods and tools to tell the stories of those who are misrepresented in the media with empathy and care. 

Taylor Goad: Is a designer and animator currently working with After Effects and Illustrator. As an IMDA MFA student, Taylor will explore multimedia processes including screen printing, 3D printing and/or physical animation projects like Automata Boxes or Zoetropes. 

The Intermedia and Digital Art (IMDA) MFA program provides participants with access to eminent faculty, visiting artists, critics, and curators, studio space and state-of-the-art facilities.

Recent graduate students have pursued issues of food justice, surveillance, place, language, economics, and technology, resulting in projects that use a range of traditional gallery-based art media as well as experimental modalities, like street interventions, distributed networks, physical computing, games, and community-based projects. Financial support, including tuition remission and stipends, is available. 

IMDA is committed to making its events accessible to everyone. Please send your request for specific accommodations to


Liza Aleinikova

An artist’s self-portrait imagined as an unconventional sacred space,

subverting and re-imaging Russian folktales through a mix of animation, projection mapping, and sculptural objects.
Liza was the winner of the RTKL artist award in the second year and gave a special Artist’s talk.
IG: @lizapupsikarts

Fahmida Hossain

‘Dear Dhaka…’ is a multimedia installation emanating from the artist’s experience living in Dhaka as an urban citizen and a woman using concrete, cotton Sharee, and audiovisual video projection.

Anna Kroll 

The Space is a Body and You Are In It  is a collaborative world-building game played by two people. Together, you inhabit this imaginary space. This space and the events that take place inside will be devised and described through your game play. A sigh can cause a hurricane. A patch of moss can devour the whole space. The sun can deflate into a balloon you rest your head on. A tear can become a flood and suddenly you are an island.
IG: @krollercoasters

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.


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George Ciscle MFA 2020 Award Juror

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Posted: January 13, 2020, 8:48 PM

Jason Charney 20' to lead RTKL Lecture

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Posted: January 13, 2020, 8:35 PM

RTKL 2019-2020 Awarded to Danielle Damico '21

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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