Artist Talk

MICA’s “Lectures @ Lunch” presents Amber Hawk Swanson

Please join the Interdisciplinary Sculpture Department in welcoming visual artist, Amber Hawk Swanson, as she presents her work to students as part of MICA’s ongoing series, “Lectures @ Lunch”. The event is on Thursday, November 21st from noon to 1PM in Station 104. Please come see the presentation, and be a part of the discussion!

MICA Photo Visiting Artists Spring 2018

MICA Photo hosts amazing list of visiting artists…

MICA Photo is pleased to announce some exciting visiting artists for Spring 2018. These events are open to the public as well as MICA students/staff so be sure to come early to save your seat…!

Deborah Willis – February 7th, 12:00pm, Main 110 (

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Shirin Neshat – February 15th, 7:00pm, Falvey Hall (



Dawoud Bey – March 5th, 6:00pm, Lazarus Auditorium (

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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.

Jason Reblando Artist Lecture – Oct. 19th @ 11am, Main 010

Jason Reblando Artist Lecture – Oct. 19th @ 11am, Main 010


Join us in Main 010 on Thursday, October 19th, at 11am as we welcome Jason Reblando. The artist will discuss his new book, New Deal Utopias and will also have copies of the book for sale! From his website: “New Deal Utopias explores one of the most ambitious but overlooked federal programs in American history. During the Great Depression, the U.S. government constructed three planned communities – Greenbelt, Maryland; Greenhills, Ohio; and Greendale, Wisconsin — to resettle displaced farmers and poor urban dwellers. These “Greenbelt Towns” embodied the hope that American citizens would meet the challenges of the Great Depression in a spirit of cooperation, not individualism. The planners from the Resettlement Administration hoped it would not only transform the people who resided in these new communities, but also hoped to remake the landscape of American cities, as inspired by Sir Ebenezer Howard’s “Garden City” principles. Howard, a British urban reformer in the late 19th century, envisioned cities where nature would be part of everyday life, and residents would have the social and economic advantages of living in a community with each other.”

Jason Reblando (b. 1973, Flushing, NY) is an artist and photographer based in Chicago and Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. He received his MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago, and a BA in Sociology from Boston College. He is the recipient of a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to the Philippines, an Artist Fellowship Award from the Illinois Arts Council, and a Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. His work has been published in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico, Camera Austria, Slate, Bloomberg Businessweek, Marketplace, Real Simple, Places Journal, Chicago Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, and the Chicago Reader. His photographs are part of the collections in the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Midwest Photographers Project of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He teaches photography at Illinois State University.

Aperture visiting artist, Penelope Umbrico, to visit MICA Photo

Penelope Umbrico will present her work for MICA Photo students…

MICA Photo is pleased to welcome Penelope Umbrico as the next presenter in a series of Aperture visiting artists. During her visit next week, Penelope will present her work to students on Wednesday, March 1st at 6:00PM. Details below:

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This visiting artist series is an ongoing collaborative effort started in 2013 with MICA Photo and Aperture Magazine.