Apr
23
6:30 pm18:30

MFA Illustration Practice Thesis Defense Presentations

  • Lazarus Center

Join ILP next week for two days of presentations by the graduating class of 2017 on their final thesis projects with esteemed guest critics Jonathan Bartlett, Eun-Ha Paek, Marcos Chin, and Francesco Izzo.

Monday, May 1st, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Lazarus Auditorium

Critique Panel: Jonathan Bartlett, Eun-Ha Paek, Whitney Sherman

Featuring presentations by Emily Joynton, Jieyu Zhang, Yiran Guo, Hannah Glaser, Edon Muhaxheri, Luyi Wang

Monday panelists:

Jonathan Bartlett - www.bartlettstudio.com

From Brooklyn NY, Jonathan Bartlett is an award-winning freelance illustrator whose work for a wide range of magazines, books, and advertising campaigns has been recognized by The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts, Spectrum, and The Art Directors Club. He has an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, Illustration as Visual Essay program, teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and serves on the Board of Directors at the Society of Illustrators. 

Inspired by likes of René Magritte and The Twilight Zone, Jonathan’s approach to illustration is to give enough reality to almost make you believe what you are seeing, relying on unique symbols and analogous narratives to breath fresh life into a story.

Eun-Ha Paek - http://www.eun-ha.com/

Eun-Ha Paek is an animation filmmaker, sculptor and illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY. Her background includes a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and stints as an art director, graphic designer, animator and concept artist for broadcast, web, print, games and products for a wide variety of clients. Her animated films have screened in the Guggenheim Museum, Sundance Film Festival and venues internationally. Grants and awards include a Travel and Study Grant from The Jerome Foundation (2008) and the Anna Siok Award from Greenwich House Pottery (2014). Her work has received mentions in The New York Times, American Craft, Entertainment Weekly and G4 Tech TV.

Whitney Sherman - www.whitneysherman.com 

MFA in Illustration Practice at MICA Founding Director Whitney Sherman examines illustration as a 21st century practice through education, exhibition and her studio practice including freelance print illustration, and surface design through her company Pbody Dsign. She is also Co-Director of Dolphin Press & Print at MICA. As a former creative director, art director and designer, her work has been recognized by American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts and Print Regional Design annuals. She created the central artwork for the USPS Breast Cancer Research stamp, the first semi-postal issue in the US, and is the author of Playing with Sketches, to date translated into 4 languages. Sherman has given workshops and lectures in China, Mexico and the US. Her work has been exhibited internationally and can be seen on the Norman Rockwell Museum site illustrationhistory.org and www.womenwhodraw.com.

Thursday, May 4th, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Lazarus Auditorium

Critique Panel: Marcos Chin, Francesco Izzo, Whitney Sherman

Featuring presentations by Sena Kwon, Tiffany Lin, Mengyang Wang, Tessa Wan, Jasjyot Singh Hans, Fang Fu, Aditi Damle

Thursday panelists:

Marcos Chin - http://www.marcoschin.com/

Marcos Chin is an award winning Illustrator whose work has appeared as surface and wall designs, on book and CD covers, advertisements, fashion catalogues, and magazines. He has worked with such companies as MTA Arts for Transit, Neiman Marcus, Fiat, Budweiser, Time, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, GQ, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, and created the illustrations for the children's book, Ella written by Mallory Kasdan and published by Viking Press. In 2013 his illustration, “Grand Central Catwalk” appeared in New York City subways, celebrating Grand Central Terminal’s Centennial year, through MTA’s Arts for Transit program. In addition to his illustrations, Marcos has also created a custom design T shirt label called YEE YEE. The Tees are printed, cut & sewn in his studio in Brooklyn. Marcos has given lectures and workshops throughout the US and abroad, and currently lives in New York where he teaches Illustration at the School of Visual Arts.

Francesco Izzo - www.francescoizzo.com

Francesco Izzo is a designer and art director based in New York.  He earned his MFA from the school of Visual Arts Design program in 2013 and his BFA in industrial design at La Sapienza in Rome, Italy.  He is currently associate art director at Nautilus magazine where he combines designs with illustration.  Francesco has designed exhibitions such as Uni Store Americana.  Two Italian Illustrations in New York.  Olympia Zagnoli and Emiliano Ponzi.  He loves to engage his audience with the use of different mediums.  Design is his language.

Whitney Sherman - www.whitneysherman.com 

MFA in Illustration Practice at MICA Founding Director Whitney Sherman examines illustration as a 21st century practice through education, exhibition and her studio practice including freelance print illustration, and surface design through her company Pbody Dsign. She is also Co-Director of Dolphin Press & Print at MICA. As a former creative director, art director and designer, her work has been recognized by American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts and Print Regional Design annuals. She created the central artwork for the USPS Breast Cancer Research stamp, the first semi-postal issue in the US, and is the author of Playing with Sketches, to date translated into 4 languages. Sherman has given workshops and lectures in China, Mexico and the US. Her work has been exhibited internationally and can be seen on the Norman Rockwell Museum site illustrationhistory.org and www.womenwhodraw.com.

Mar
27
Apr 9

MICA Grad Show II 2017

  • MICA Lazarus Center - Riggs and Leidy Galleries

  

We invite you to join the next generation of creative thinkers—artists, designers, educators, curators and critics—as they demonstrate the power and possibilities of contemporary art and design.

MICA Grad Show 2017 presents the thesis students of MFA Illustration Practice from March 27th - April 9th in Riggs and Leidy galleries in MICA's Lazarus Center. The show is open to the public. Come see the works of, and meet the generation of illustrators! Please join us for the opening reception March 31st at 5:00 PM.

The following Illustration Practice students will be exhibiting their work:

  • Aditi Damle
  • Emily Joynton
  • Edon Muhaxheri
  • Fang Fu
  • Hannah Glaser
  • Jia Gao
  • Jasjyot Hans
  • Jieyu Zhang
  • Luyi Wang
  • Mengyang Wang
  • Sena Kwon
  • Tiffany Lin
  • Tianxing Wan
  • Yiran Guo

Follow the students as they prepare for the show on Instagram.

Feb
27
12:15 pm12:15

Lunchtime Lecture with Hanna Barczyk

  • Lazarus Center Auditorium
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Hanna Barczyk was born in Germany and currently divides her time between New York
City and Toronto, Ontario. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design
with a bachelor of Design. She creates conceptual illustrations for editorial, advertising,
book and institutional clients. Inspired by her family's Hungarian folk art traditions,
vintage Polish film posters, German Expressionism, memories, love, music, movement,
and a passion for dance, she often illustrates emotional driven solutions that are bold,
conceptual, and delicate at the same time. Hanna combines a variety of media,
including pen and ink, acrylic paint, woodblock, and digital.

Hanna Barczyk has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration,
Creative Quarterly and 3x3 (Magazine of Contemporary Illustration). She has also been
the recipient of the Melville White Award, received "Honorable Mention" from 3x3
Magazine and has been the subject of a feature in Communication Arts Magazine.
As quoted from a review of her work in Communication Arts magazine, Hanna Barczyk’s work “translated delicate emotions into universal truths”.

website: www.hannabarczyk.com
instagram handle: @hannabarczyk (https://www.instagram.com/hannabarczyk/)
twitter: @hannabarczyk (https://twitter.com/hannabarczyk)

This lecture is sponsored by the Illustration Practice department.

Feb
20
12:15 pm12:15

Lunchtime Lecture with George Ciscle

  • Lazarus Center Auditorium

Join MFA Illustration Practice this Monday, Feb. 20th at 12:15 for a Lunchtime Lecture with curator George Ciscle. George Ciscle is the founder and first director and curator of the Contemporary Museum. For four years he promoted the careers of young and emerging artists, whom he often scouted by visiting artist’s colonies and graduate schools. Working with young artists and students as a gallery director led Ciscle to conceive what he thought of as an “un-museum,” which would challenge existing conventions for exhibiting art. The Contemporary Museum was founded by Ciscle in 1989. Following seven years at the helm of the Contemporary Museum, Ciscle became Curator-in-Residence at the Maryland Institute College of Art. 

Feb
13
12:15 pm12:15

Lunchtime Lecture with You Jung Byun

  • Lazarus Center Auditorium

Join us on Feb. 13th for our Lunchtime Lecture with You Jung Byun. You Jung Byun is a Korean artist, award-winning illustrator and author. She has a BFA from Hongik University in Korea and a Master's degree in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York where now she resides and works. 

Byun’s work has been recognized by various magazines, awards and competitions, including New York Times, Nobrow, Pick Me Up London, Communication Arts Magazine, Creative Quarterly, Ai-Ap, Society of Illustrators & SCBWI (winning both the Grand Prize in the Portfolio Award and the Tomie DePaola Award in 2010). 

Her debut book Dream Friends was published by Penguin Books 2013, to critical acclaim. She has since illustrated Little Baby Buttercup by Linda Ashman, which was also published by Penguin in 2015.  

View her website here.

This lecture is sponsored by the Illustration Practice department.

Feb
9
12:15 pm12:15

Lunchtime Lecture with Sara Barnes

  • Lazarus Center Auditorium

Join us Feb. 9th for our Lunchtime Lecture with ILP alum Sara Barnes. Sara Barnes is a Baltimore-based writer, curator, and illustrator specializing in art, illustration, and crafts. She's a staff writer and editor for My Modern Met, website focusing on art and culture. Her work has also appeared in Computer Arts Magazine, Uppercase Magazine, eBay, and Embroidery Magazine—among others. In 2016, she curated an illustration show at the Flower Pepper Gallery in Los Angeles, California titled Inside / Outside.  

Sara has her MFA in Illustration Practice (2013) and is obsessed with finding the latest and greatest in the field, which she shares through her blog, Brown Paper Bag. The illustration-centric website celebrates the field in its many, ever-changing forms.

In 2017, Sara embarked on 1 Year of Stitches, a daily project in which she makes at least one embroidery stitch for every day of the year. After sharing it on her blog, she’s now completing it with thousands of others across the world.

This lecture is sponsored by the Illustration Practice department.

 

Jan
26
12:15 pm12:15

Lunchtime Lecture with Jamison Odone

  • Lazarus Center Auditorium

Join MFA Illustration Practice for the first Lunchtime Lecture of the year on Jan. 26th at 12:15 in the Lazarus Center Auditorium with author, artist, illustration, and educator Jamison Odone who will be speaking live via Skype. Jamison was born and raised in Rhode Island and is now a professor of Illustration at Frostburg State University in Maryland. He is an artist, first, but not by choice as he is out of options for any other talents. He writes and Illustrates children's books and graphic novels some based on historic events and people. He has illustrated the poem Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe; Lewis Carroll's Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; The Bedtime Train by Joy Cowley and himself; and his self-authored books Honey Badgers, Mole Had Everything, and Poor Joseph: A mini-narrative about one of history's most curious figures, The Elephant Man.
https://jamisonodone.wordpress.com/

 

Dec
7
Dec 10

Illustration Practice at MICA Art Market

  • Fox Building at MICA

At this festive sale, holiday shoppers and collectors can discover work by emerging and established artists and designers just in time for the gift-giving season. Fine art and handmade objects by approximately 275 MICA students, alumni, faculty and staff will be on sale at the MICA Art Market 2015. Original gifts include jewelry, illustrations, paintings, prints, posters, sculptures, mosaics, stationery, T-shirts, ceramics, book arts, toys and wrapping paper. Visitors can talk one-on-one with artists and designers about their work while enjoying the market's lively atmosphere and supporting the local economy. The event is sponsored by the MICA Alumni Association. A portion of the proceeds goes towards scholarships for MICA students.

 

MFA Illustration Practice has a stall every year at MICA Art Market. Students help install and man our custom designed booth which features a range of illustrated products - zines, picture books, comics, calendars, tote bags, plushies, cushions, clothes, ceramics, screen prints, illustrated prints, pics, tea towels, greeting cards, postcards, silk scarves, playing cards, mini-automata, ornaments, jewelery - by our current students, alumni and faculty. Head over to our booth to check out all these goodies, or simply to chat with the illustrators themselves!

Dec
2
Dec 16

MFA Illustration Practice Image Harvest Show!

  • 131 West North Avenue Baltimore, MD, 21201 United States

MICA's MFA Illustration Practice program is having its annual Image Harvest Show, opening December. 2nd at 5:00. The idea of Image Harvesting is to look back on previous work to discover key aspects or parts of images that can be regrown into new imagery that can be developed further. 

Come by to see work by 28 current students; Fu Fang, Jia Gao, Aditi Damle, Yiran Guo, Sena Kwon, Emily Joynton, Tessa Wan, Tiffany Lin, Hannah Glaser, Jieyu Zhang, Jasjyot Singh Hans, Luyi Wang, Edon Muhaxheri, Mengyang Wang, Olivia Fu, Friederike Steil, Diana Chu, Ryan Sung Hoon Cho, Hayley Thornton-Kennedy, Shruti Sharma, Gabriella Santiago-Vancak, Alexandria Wang, Kaixin Wang, Hui Yang, Charlotte Fu, Alicia Corman, Darian Nichols, Yifan Wu.

Nov
28
12:15 pm12:15

Lunchtime Lecture with Alex Citrin

  • Lazarus Center auditorium at MICA

Join us Monday, November 28th at 12:15pm - 1pm in the Lazarus Auditorium for our Lunchtime Lecture with Alex Citrin (www.alexcitrin.com). Alex is an MICA ILP alumna and is currently a freelance illustrator and art director in NYC.

This lecture is sponsored by the Illustration Practice department.

Nov
10
12:15 pm12:15

Lunchtime Lecture with Adam Kurtz

  • Lazarus Center auditorium at MICA

Please join us for a lunchtime lecture with Adam Kurtz in the Lazarus Center auditorium on November 10th, 12:15 - 1:00. Adam is a graphic designer, popular blogger and artist based in Brooklyn. Adam will also be signing books from 1:30-2:00.

This lecture is sponsored by the MFA in Illustration Practice.

Oct
27
12:15 pm12:15

Lunchtime Lecture with Kelly Blair

  • MICA Lazarus Center Auditorium

Join us at 12:15pm - 1pm in the Lazarus Auditorium for our Lunchtime Lecture with Kelly Blair. Kelly is an associate art director at Knopf and Pantheon as well as a freelance illustrator, and lover of cats, dogs and Instagram. See more of her work at kellyblair.com and Instagram.com/kblair27

This lecture is sponsored by the Illustration Practice department.

Oct
20
12:15 pm12:15

Lunchtime Lecture with Richard Borge

  • Lazarus Center auditorium at MICA

Please join us for a lunchtime lecture with Richard Borge in the Lazarus Center auditorium on October 20th, 12:15 - 1:00. Richard primarily focuses on editorial and corporate / advertising illustration and animation / motion design. 

This lecture is sponsored by the MFA in Illustration Practice.

Oct
4
12:15 pm12:15

Lunchtime Lecture with Fran Krause

  • Lazarus Center auditorium at MICA

Please join us next week Tuesday 10/4 at 12:15pm - 1pm in Brown 320 for our Lunchtime Lecture with Fran Krause, creator of "Deep Dark Fears" & storyboarder for Cartoon Network's Over the Garden Wall. (http://frankrause.tumblr.com/)

This lecture is sponsored by the MFA in Illustration Practice.

Sep
29
12:15 pm12:15

Lunchtime Lecture with Selina Alko & Sean Qualls

  • Lazarus Center auditorium at MICA

Please join us Thursday, September 29th at 12:15pm - 1pm for our Lunchtime Lecture with Selina Alko & Sean Qualls. This husband-wife team is behind children's books such as The Case for Loving: The Fight for Marriage among others. 

This lecture is sponsored by the Illustration Practice department. 

Sep
22
12:15 pm12:15

Lunchtime Lecture with Gareth Hinds

  • Lazarus Center auditorium at MICA

Join us Septiember 22nd at 12:15pm - 1pm in the Lazarus Auditorium for our Lunchtime Lecture with Gareth Hinds (www.garethhinds.com), creator of of critically-acclaimed graphic novels based on literary classics, including Romeo & Juliet, Beowulf, King Lear, and many others.

This lecture is sponsored by the Illustration Practice department.

Sep
12
12:15 pm12:15

Lunchtime Lecture: Patty Sullivan

  • MICA Fred V. Lazarus IV Graduate Auditorium

Please join us for a lunchtime lecture with Patty Sullivan in the Lazarus Center auditorium on September 12th, 12:15 - 1:00. Patty is a book publisher ad founder of p.s. ink, a consulting, publishing and representation firm to the book and entertainment industries.

This lecture is sponsored by the Illustration Practice department.

Mar
25
Apr 10

MICA Grad Show 2016

  • Maryland Institute College of Art, Fox Buidling

We invite you to join the next generation of creative thinkers—artists, designers, educators, curators and critics—as they demonstrate the power and possibilities of contemporary art and design.

MICA Grad Show 2016 presents the thesis students of MFA Illustration Practice from March 25th - April 10th in Meyerhoff and Decker galleries in MICA's Fox Building. The show is open to the public. Come see the works of, and meet the generation of illustrators!

Follow the students as they wrap up their projects and set up their gallery spaces, starting tomorrow on Instagram.

Mar
7
12:15 pm12:15

Lunchtime Lecture: Margherita Urbani

  • MICA Fred V. Lazarus IV Graduate Auditorium

Outside Looking In: Perspectives on Culture in Illustration
www.margheritaurbani.com

Italian art director/illustrator Margherita Urbani lectures on her illustration, lettering and work as an art director.

This lecture is sponsored by the MFA in Illustration Practice.

 

Mar
3
12:15 pm12:15

Lunchtime Lecture: Rebecca Bradley

  • MICA Fred V. Lazarus IV Graduate Auditorium

Personal to Public: Influences on Commissioned Works
rebeccabradley.wordpress.com

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British illustrator and MICA faculty Rebecca Bradley lectures on how she develops personal work that influences her illustration commissions.

This lecture is sponsored by the MFA in Illustration Practice.

Feb
29
12:15 pm12:15

Lunchtime Lecture: Jordan Sondler

  • MICA Fred V. Lazarus IV Graduate Auditorium

Especially Patterns: Doing What You Love
www.jordansondler.com

New York illustrator Jordan Sondler will lecture on developing a broad base of commissions from digital, print and 3D forms especially with patterns. 

This lecture is sponsored by the MFA in Illustration Practice.

Feb
15
12:15 pm12:15

Lunchtime Lecture: Tim Coman

  • MICA Fred V. Lazarus IV Graduate Auditorium

Being in the Game: Tales of a Game Developer
www.tcoman.com

Baltimore game developer Tim Coman will lecture on the multiple aspects of the video game industry he has been worked in and how it’s changed. 

This lecture is sponsored by the MFA in Illustration Practice.

Feb
11
12:15 pm12:15

Lunchtime Lecture: Mikey Burton

  • MICA Fred V. Lazarus IV Graduate Auditorium

Defying Labels: My Life as a Designy Illustrator
www.mikeyburton.com

New New Yorker Mikey Burton will lecture on what brought him to becoming a designy illustrator and why it works for him. 

This lecture is sponsored by the MFA in Illustration Practice.

Feb
4
12:15 pm12:15

Lunchtime Lecture: Ray Jones

  • MICA Fred V. Lazarus IV Graduate Auditorium

Embracing Uncertainty: My Life as a Young Freelancer
www.jonesray.com

New York illustrator /educator Ray Jones will lecture on his early years as an illustrator in New York, embracing uncertainty, and the benefits of a multifaceted skill set as a young freelancer.

This lecture is sponsored by the MFA in Illustration Practice.

Jan
28
12:15 pm12:15

Lunchtime Lecture: Ted McGrath

  • MICA Fred V. Lazarus IV Graduate Auditorium

MTV, DIY and Mad Skills
www.tedmcgrath.com

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New York illustrator Ted McGrath will lecture on the major campaign he art directed for MTV and how DIY and updating skills is necessary.

This lecture is sponsored by the MFA in Illustration Practice.

Jan
5
10:00 am10:00

Online Info Session: A Conversation with Current Students

Join current second year ILP students Shreyas R Krishnan and Ashley Yazdani for an in-depth look at MICA's top-ranked MFA in Illustration Practice. Shreyas and Ashley will give an overview of the program as well as a unique look at the program from a student prospective. We'll also discuss the admission process.

Please complete the online registration here. This event will be hosted via Adobe Connect. For more information about Adobe Connect, and to make sure you system is compatible and has the necessary free software, please visit https://helpx.adobe.com/adobe-connect/kb/connection-test-connect-meeting.html

Dec
12
6:00 pm18:00

Book Launch: P is for Pussy

  • 405 East Oliver Street Baltimore, MD, 21202 United States

P is for Pussy is a raunchy alphabet picture book written by Elissa Blount Moorhead and illustrated/designed by current thesis student and Fulbright scholar Meltem Sahin.

It is a book of double entendres. The book is designed as much for parents as it is for kids. The racy and humorous illustrations contain double meanings which supply learning and fun for the kids and illicit (hidden) laughs for parents. P is for Pussy is the result of a collaboration between Elissa and the MFA Illustration Practice program, as part of the Book Publishing workshop with program director Whitney Sherman in Fall 2014. Students worked with Elissa and Whitney on concepts and illustrations for 6 alphabets each for the author's text. Meltem Sahin's work was best received and she worked with the author over the period of a  year to illustrate and design P is for Pussy.


Join Elissa and Meltem for the P is for Pussy book launch and signing this week for wine, fun and burlesque. Check out the Facebook event page for more updates.

Dec
9
Dec 12

MICA Art Market 2015

  • MICA Brown Center

At this festive sale, holiday shoppers and collectors can discover work by emerging and established artists and designers just in time for the gift-giving season. Fine art and handmade objects by approximately 275 MICA students, alumni, faculty and staff will be on sale at the MICA Art Market 2015. Original gifts include jewelry, illustrations, paintings, prints, posters, sculptures, mosaics, stationery, T-shirts, ceramics, book arts, toys and wrapping paper. Visitors can talk one-on-one with artists and designers about their work while enjoying the market's lively atmosphere and supporting the local economy. The event is sponsored by the MICA Alumni Association. A portion of the proceeds goes towards scholarships for MICA students.

MFA Illustration Practice has a stall every year at MICA Art Market. Students help install and man our custom designed booth which features a range of illustrated products - zines, picture books, comics, calendars, tote bags, plushies, cushions, clothes, ceramics, screen prints, illustrated prints, pics, tea towels, greeting cards, postcards, silk scarves, playing cards, mini-automata, ornaments, jewellery - by our current students, alumni and faculty. Head over to our booth to check out all these goodies, or simply to chat with the illustrators themselves!