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.


Older Events

Geoffrey Bell '06 creates work for The Madrigal Opera

Alumnus Geoffrey Bell '06 presented his video projection work for a production of Philip Glass' The Madrigal Opera at Notre Dame University. He is currently an Associate Professor at New York...

Posted: April 29, 2019, 10:29 AM

A Moon '99 and Mandy Morrison '20 in "Unruly Bodies" exhibit

The body that is too fat, too sick, too Black, too foreign..

"What does it mean to move through the world in a body that contradicts societal norms? What does it mean to struggle against, come to terms with, or assert our physicality? How can we claim the...

Posted: April 29, 2019, 10:24 AM

Dilay Kocogullari '19 receives 2019 MFA Award

"Dilay Kocogullari uses living organisms as art material to explore current health and social justice issues, ranging from nutrition to infant coronary disease and femicide. She was born in...

Posted: April 29, 2019, 10:18 AM

Chinen Aimi Bouillon '19 to lead RTKL Lecture

Held at the CAVDC Thursday, April 18 at 2PM

Chinen Aimi Bouillon's thesis exhibition "Theater of Tacit Operations" observes the forces at play within U.S. military occupation in Okinawa, Japan. Bouillon works as a detective investigating...

Posted: April 10, 2019, 5:14 PM

Tiffany Holmes '99 named MFA Award Juror

Awardee announced 4/18 at CADVC

Tiffany Holmes is the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies at MICA. Holmes worked for eighteen years at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she developed an honors program and...

Posted: March 27, 2019, 3:55 PM

Check out the c/o 2019 Oral Defense Schedule

Learn a bit more about the 2019 Thesis Exhibition artists' research by sitting in on their oral defense in the CADVC at these times: Monday, 4/15/19 11:00-1:00PM :: Nicole Ringel...

Posted: March 25, 2019, 11:22 AM

BADLANDS, 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibit

Save the date!!

Badlands 2019 IMDA MFA Thesis Exhibition Tuesday, April 9 – Saturday, April 26 Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture Artists’ reception: Friday, April 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. ...

Posted: March 20, 2019, 11:12 AM

Mollye Bendell '18 receives Harvestworks Residency

"The Language of the Angels is an immersive virtual reality artwork that playfully addresses the changing conception of space and place within our own consciousness. The work consists of an...

Posted: March 20, 2019, 10:55 AM