It is springtime, which means it is graduate exhibition season at MICA. Each year MICA hosts a series of exhibitions ubiquitously titled Grad Show I–V along with numerous other presentations, public programs, and student-curated installations to introduce graduate thesis work to the public. The first in the series of Grad Shows, Grad Show I, features work by students in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program and was curated by Tru Ludwig, an adjunct faculty member and student advisor at MICA.
I’m always interested to see what MAT students make, as their program is not based on a studio practice. Unsurprisingly, students mentioned education or learning in their artists’ statements and overwhelmingly focused on art as a tool, not an object. Even with a similar pedagogical approach to artmaking, the work itself was quite varied, offering something for everyone.
Violette Liu, Where the Current Takes me
Monique Johnson, Undercurrents
Sara Reinhardt, Seeing Through You
Claire Popovich, Asphalt Wandering
Maria Victa, Kitchen Portraiture
Emma Chin, The Anagama Experience
Christina Rinker, Bananas
Claudia Ennis, Coping
Aura Evans, Habitable Habiliment
Korey Rosenbaum, places, spaces, faces, and other scraps found along the way
Courtney Payne, Monsters and Friends
Jet Orsi, Misperceptions
Taylor McManus, Bloom
Amy Horrigan, Absorbing Color
Rebecca Oh, Learning Garden
Sydney Lussier, Concealed Duality
Grad Show I will be up through March 11th at MICA’s Lazarus IV Center. Click here more information about the exhibition and the other Shows.