Thesis Show 2020


In response to Covid-19 related closures of arts institutions all over the country, a collaborative effort started at RISD created the Thesis Shows 2020 digital platform presenting the work of

graduating students of peer arts institutions. We invite you to see the work of the MICA Photography class of 2020, as well other young artists’ works all over the country.

In conjunction, we have built a virtual thesis exhibition to display the hard work, creative labor, and dedication of these students. In it you will find their portfolios and senior book.

“Two months have passed since COVID-19 shut us down. From my new social distance, I’ve witnessed a great range of emotion. Although the disbelief, frustration and anger seem to be shifting, the reality remains. My class continues to work intensely and with great passion. They have created compelling and beautiful work over their senior year at MICA. What I know now, is that their dedication to their practice and to each other has been forged. This will fortify and serve them always.” Regina DeLuise

Maryland Institute College of Art Photography BFA Class of 2020

Emma Cheshire

Sarah Eckstine

Noah M. Fisher 

Jacqueline Foss

Sam Glick

Rebecca Gohn 

Asha Jamila Holmes

Jason Magid

Alli Reichert 

Edgardo Guerrero Salomon

Matthew Wagner

To the seniors, we applaud your work, your commitment to each other and the well being of our society. We have loved seeing your drive to question, to make, and to respond.  This spirit will serve you as you navigate what comes next. What comes next is always unknown, but in these unprecedented times, the weight of uncertainty feels more ambiguous and heavy. We can say, with great certainty, the work displayed in the creation of this site is proof of a ubiquitous collaborative spirit that exists in your generation of makers. It is stronger and more unified than ever before. 

Opening tonite in Wilgus Gallery

“PORTRA” opening reception by Emma Cheshire…

MICA Photo is proud to announce the opening reception for the new exhibition, “PORTRA” by Emma Cheshire. The exhibition features photographs done over a four year period…all executed on “Portra” film. Please come meet the artist, and celebrate this beautiful show. The reception is tonight, runs from 6-7:30PM, and is being held in the Wilgus Gallery of the Main Building.

Congratulations, Emma!

Purple Cow Art Swap

MICA is planning an art swap for the student body…

MICA students are encouraged to participate in a school-wide “art swap” where students trade artwork with their peers. Whether you have many pieces to trade, or just one, please come and share your work with someone else here at MICA.

The art swap is called The Purple Cow Art Swap and will be held in the lobby of Brown, this Friday, March 8, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. At this event, there will be students who display their work at tables, and are free to “swap” their work with other artists, but also students who are not tabling, who only have one work can casually arrive at the event to swap. It is recommended that all students who plan to attend fill out a table reservation form, which can be accessed through this link:

So come participate in this organized art trading fair, and collect some art from other students at MICA. Bring your work, or get a table from the link above.

Opening Reception tomorrow

Kurt Guo to exhibit in the Piano Gallery…

MICA Photo is pleased to announce that the opening reception for Kurt Guo’s newest installation, “/metadata:” is being held this Friday evening from 5-7PM in the Piano Gallery located in the Meyerhoff Building.  

In these video installations, he explores the topic of social surveillance and it’s effect on human perception. He is interested in how people react differently when they are aware that they are constantly being watched. Through the installation is composed with readymade objects, videos and performances, he puts the audiences in a position to rethink the world they live in. In this immersive surreal environment made possible by digital manipulation of images, the viewers think critically about the reality which we are living in—the age of mass data and surveillance. 

/metadata: Piano Gallery 140 W Lafayette Ave. Baltimore, MD 21217 United States 

Reception: 03/01, 5pm-7pmExhibition on view 02/25 through 03/22

MICA Photo celebrates Black History Month

New work by Deyane Moses – Reception this Friday…

MICA Photo is proud to announce that a new show by Deyane Moses is currently on display in the Pinkard Gallery located in the Bunting Building. Deyane is a senior photography major and her work is an installation of portraits of African American students currently attending MICA, and the history of African Americans and their experience with MICA as an institution.

This exhibition will hold an opening reception this coming Friday, February 1, starting at 6PM. The opening coincides with the start of Black History Month, so please come and celebrate with the artist at the opening on Friday. Congratulations, Deyane!

In conjunction with the opening, we would like to invite individuals to contribute their voices to creating oral histories for the archive of the Maryland Institute Black Archives. This is an ongoing project so please share and contribute your story. Info below: