Welcome to the MICA Photography Department
Hello and thanks for your interest in Cranbrook Academy of Art. I’m Reed Kroloff, the Academy’s new Director, and it’s my pleasure to introduce you to a place that is like no other.
You probably know Cranbrook as a famous school of art and design, and you’re right. For more than 75 years, Cranbrook has been home to some of the world’s most renowned designers and artists. Eero Saarinen, Charles Eames, Daniel Libeskind, Michael and Katherine McCoy, and Jun Kaneko have all taught here, to name only a few. Our students have included Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia, Jack Lenor Larsen, Nick Cave, Tony Matelli, Niels Diffrient, Lorraine Wild, and Hani Rashid. It’s reasonable to say that the work emanating from Cranbrook in the 20th century changed the way people live, and the way they understand art and design.
This legacy of excellence and innovation lives on at Cranbrook every day. It’s literally all around us: the Cranbrook campus is 315 acres of rolling, verdant landscape dotted with the art of Carl Milles, Mark di Suvero, and Michael Hall, and defined by the brilliant planning and architecture of Eliel Saarinen, the famed Finnish architect who helped bring Cranbrook to life. In later years, Saarinen’s buildings have been supplemented by masterworks by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, Rafael Moneo, and Steven Holl, among others. Not surprisingly, the entire campus has been designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The Academy shares this remarkable home with two other institutions: the Cranbrook Institute of Science and the Cranbrook Schools. Along with dozens of the Schools’ teachers, the Academy’s Artists-in-Residence all reside on campus alongside many of our students. We work here, we live here, and we play here. In other words, Cranbrook is far more than just a place to go to school; it is a community. Whether you are making art in your studio (all Academy of Art students are assigned their own personal studio space), swimming at the Williams Natatorium, attending a lecture in deSalle auditorium, or simply relaxing along the Triton pools in front of the Cranbrook Art Museum (where the work of Academy students and leading artists are both on display), you’ll find Cranbrook is an environment that has been specifically tailored to support your growth as an artist, and as a productive member of society.
Thursday, March 6, 2014, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Hilton Baltimore’s Diamond Tavern — 401 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
ICA is pleased to be part of the PPAC annual book fair Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30. This is an annual opportunity to purchase some of the most innovative publications created within the field of photography and abroad, and to hear a number of artists, publishers and curators speak about their respective practices. Join ICA on Sunday for the release of its newest publications and a talk about Excursus and the ICA archive. For more details visit: philaphotoarts.org/events/book-fair.
Location: Crane Arts Building (1400 N. American Street).
SFAI’s Summer Studio Residency program combines the benefits of a prestigious artist’s residency with the rigor of graduate-level study in the fine arts. Unique for its demanding critique structure, individualized support, and personalized engagement with internationally recognized artists and scholars, the residency is an eight-week intensive specifically designed for undergraduates or recent baccalaureate graduates wishing to advance and refine their work. The location of the program in San Francisco—a vibrant community with world-class museums, a robust emerging artist scene, dynamic food culture, and breathtaking natural resources—offers students an uncommon urban experience.
Students who pursue this residency must have significant studio experience and demonstrate a readiness for graduate-level work through their statement of intent, project proposal, and portfolio.
Val Karuskevich is an interdisciplinary artist living in Baltimore, MD. At the root of his practice is a foundational education in analog photography. Karuskevich is invested in making work that stretches the medium of photography into the realms of sculpture, painting, and performance. Recent work explores the inherent light-sensitive nature of photography to make uses of the latent quality of photographic emulsion.
He is currently pursuing a BFA in Photography at the Maryland Institute of College of Art and will graduate in May 2014. He has exhibited nationally in Baltimore, New York, Los Angeles and internationally in China and the UK. In April 2014, Val will be presenting a new body of work of titled “Inverting a Void” at the Lil’ Gallery in Baltimore, MD.
The exhibition will be on view Friday, March 7, from 7 – 10pm. Held in conjunction with ALLOVERSTREET.
Steven Riddle (b.1982 in Pittsburgh) lives and works in Baltimore. He studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art where he received his BFA in 2004 and in 2012 received his MFA from Towson University. Riddle has as exhibited work at numerous venues including; Nudashank, Baltimore; Hamiltonian, Washington; POVevolving, Los Angeles; Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington; Space 1026, Philadelphia; Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. Riddle Co founded the artist run space sophiajacob 2012.
Please join us for art, wine, and conversation on March 8th, 7-10 pm.
“Echoes of Veracity,” curated by Brian Miller (Full Circle Manager) and Jay Gould (Maryland Institute College of Art faculty member), features 7 member artists of the Society for Photographic Education: Eliot Dudik, Brenton Hamilton, Rebecca Hopp, Sarah Cusimano Miles, Gina Phillips, Emma Powell, and John Vigg. This show will be hung from February 22nd- March 29th.