THIS EVENING: Robert Houston at MICA Photo

Discussion with visiting artist, Robert Houston…

MICA Photo is honored to present a discussion with Robert Houston about his life & work this evening, October 28th at 4PM in M010. Robert will show a sample of his work, and take questions from attendees. Please come join the discussion with this important artist. We look forward to seeing you this evening!

MICATalks 2018 – This Friday!

Join Alumni for MICATalks on Friday…

Come join us for a night of TED Talk inspired lectures as a hand-picked panel of successful alumni from a wide range of professional worlds share their journey with the MICA community. Speakers will be presenting on their current work and how they navigated life after graduation to get where they are today. The panel features alumni:

Jaime Bandres ’06 Graphic Design [UNIQLO]
Sara Dittrich ’14 Interdisciplinary Sculpture [Interdisciplinary Artist]
Melani Douglass ’15 Curatorial Practice [National Museum of Women in the Arts]
Jess Marx ’12 Photography [Freelance Product and Food Photographer]
Babs Tarr ’10 Illustration [Freelance Illustrator]

These incredible artists and designers will be each giving short presentations and taking questions as a panel. The event will be followed by a catered mix and mingle outside of the lecture hall, so come prepared to be a part of the interaction in this intimate lecture setting.

Register to Attend –

Free for MICA students and alumni. RSVP Required.

Visiting artist, Tara Sellios, to present her work to MICA students

Tara Sellios Visiting Artist Lecture November 8, 10:30am, M020…


 Please join us for a visiting artist lecture by Tara Sellios on Wednesday! Tara will be discussing her exhibition “Sinuous,” currently on view at Grimaldis Gallery in Baltimore. The works features snake skeletons ringed by winged insects in flight. The exhibition’s title derives its origin from the Latin word sinus, meaning “a bend” having many lithe and supple turns. Sinuous describes a kind of cold-blooded undulation; an inhuman bending of the spine. In addition to her visual work, the artist will also discuss her professional strategies as a working artist.
Tara Sellios (b. 1987, Boston) received her BFA in photography with a minor in art history from the Art Institute of Boston in 2010. Recent solo exhibitions include Testimony at Blue Sky Gallery, Portland and Luxuria at Gallery Kayafas, Boston. She is a Massachusetts Cultural Council fellowship recipient and was named an emerging photographer to watch by Art New England magazine. Tara is represented by Gallery Kayaks in Boston.

Practicing as a Professional panel discussion

MICA Photo Alumni return to share experiences with current students…

Photo alumni from the class of 2012 return for a forum to discuss their experiences “Practicing as a Professional”. Please come, ask questions, and be a part of the discussion!


                                 Jess Marx                                                           Kyle Tata                                          Suzannah Zak

Monday November 21st • 4:00PM • BROWN 320

Pizza & refreshments following the presentation in M010


Jess Marx ’12

After graduating MICA, Jessica worked as a full time photographer at the Baltimore Under Armour ecommerce studio for three years. She developed the lighting and styling direction for the accessories and footwear on and has art directed and photographed many web and print editorials. She then began as a freelance photographer/ assistant/ stylist in Baltimore. Her work ranged from assisting on a Martha Stuart editorial, shooting Pennsylvania based furniture makers, to stylingMLB players in the Orioles and National Stadiums for UA commercials. She is now based in Brooklyn, NY is a freelance food and product photographer. She freelances for the New York Times Recipe Section and photographs packaging, social media, and editorials for food and product based companies.

Kyle Tata ’12
Since graduating in 2012, Kyle Tata has been exhibited his work at various galleries and institutions across the country such as Current Space Gallery, SpudnikGallery and Press (Chicago,IL), Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Walters Art Museum, Aqua Art Miami, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, The International Print Center of New York and Hamiltonian Gallery. In 2014 he was selected as a finalist for the Walter and Janet Sondheim Prize. In addition to his personal studiopractice, Kyle has been the photography instructor at Baltimore School for the Arts since 2013, teaching classes in darkroom and digital photography. He is currently in the fellowship program at the Hamiltonian Gallery in DC.

Suzie Zak ’12
Suzanna Zak is an artist based in Los Angeles. Her practice combines photography, sculpture, and artist books. She is concerned with how we come to understand place. Zak employs a variety of strategies that point to the many expressions of a singular space. Often working with found objects including print ephemera, her collections depict a variety of representations focusing around a central locale. In addition, Zak runs the artist book press, Rock Bottom, where she publishes her own work and collaborates with other artists. Zak was the 2012 recipient of the Meyer Photography Traveling Fellowship and has exhibited at various spaces such as Kimberly-Klark (Queens), Center for Photography at Woodstock (New York), LAND&SEA (Oakland), GOLD (Los Angeles), Embassy (Los Angeles), Good Press (Glasgow, Scotland), Sydney Gallery (Sydney, Australia), and Gether Contemporary (Copenhagen, Denmark). Suzie Zak has been an artist assistant to WaleadBeshty since 2013. She is also an avid mushroom hunter and rock climber.

Mary Virginia Swanson to host workshop

Mary Virginia Swanson hosts her workshop: “ART SMARTS: Your Career as an Artist”


Mary Virginia Swanson – workshop

* ART SMARTS: Your Career as an Artist *

Sunday, November 13

Room: Main 110

Time: 12:00 – 5:00 pm

 This workshop will offer creative marketing advice to

help you understand essential elements of a career as

an visual artist, as well as gain a broad understanding

of the art market and how the ‘machine’ functions. 

This workshop is open to all Photography Majors & Concentrators. 

 Mary Virginia Swanson is an author, educator, and consultant who helps artists find the strengths in their work, identify appreciative audiences, and present their work in an informed, professional manner. Her seminars and lectures on marketing opportunities aid photographers in moving their careers to the next level. Swanson is the Executive Director of LOOK3, a recipient of the 2013 Focus Lifetime Achievement Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography, and the 2014 Susan Carr Award for Education from the American Society of Media Photographers. The Society for Photographic Education named her the 2015 Honored Educator. Swanson’s books include:

The Business of Photography: Principles and Practices; Publish Your Photography Book (revised edition, 2014) coauthored with Darius Himes; Finding Your Audience: An Introduction to Marketing Your Photographs.

 Workshop Participant Testimonials:

“This was an amazingly informative workshop on marketing ones photo images, and various routes one might explore in the marketing process.”

 “So chalk full of information and inspiration that you will need the next month to process it and put it into action! MVS brings it and empowers you to take your next step.”

Artist Talk with Coco Fusco

Coco Fusco artist talk in Lazarus Auditorium…

Coco Poster 3


Coco Fusco will give an artist talk Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 7:00pm in Lazarus Auditorium (131 W. North Ave.).

Coco Fusco is an interdisciplinary artist and writer who explores the politics of gender, race, war, and identity through multi-media productions incorporating large-scale projections, dosed-circuit television, web-based live streaming performances with audience interaction, as well as performances at cultural events that actively engage with the audience.