Where to Find Baltimore-Area MFA and BFA Exhibitions Online

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In an attempt to give the graduates of 2020 a place to share their work with a wider audience, we put out a call to the Baltimore metro area’s universities and college visual and performing art departments, asking them to send us information about the digital shows and presentations for their graduating classes as they come together. Here is a roundup of some of the work you can see online right now and some of the work that will be launching soon.

Update 5/14: This post has been updated to include links and images to thesis and senior capstone projects from Johns Hopkins University, McDaniel College, Loyola University Maryland, MICA’s Hoffberger School of Painting, Stevenson’s Film & Moving Image Department, and Towson University. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!


Bowie State University

Bowie State’s Senior Thesis Virtual Art Exhibition launched on April 29. The online exhibition includes graduating seniors from the fine arts, studio art concentration, and visual communication and digital media arts (VCDMA) programs in the Department of Fine & Performing Arts. According to gallery coordinator Janell B. Pryor, “The artworks on this digital platform are visual reflections of self-discovery, affirmation, self-care, and cultural enlightenment. Interpretations of the students’ personal experiences and observations are expressed through film, advertising design, fashion, digital media arts and photography.”

Didas Akognon, “Speak Life,” VCDMA-Time Based Media/Film
Angelina Mushala, Bold Dreamer, VCDMA-Fashion; Maurice McBride, “Black Men Don’t Cry,” Studio Art-Photography


Jesus Estrada, “There’s More to Peru than Cuzco,” VCDMA-Advertising and Design
Jessica Adams, “Self-Care Solace: A Self Care Journey,” VCDMA-Media Arts

Goucher College

Goucher’s online student showcase is live and will continue to be updated over the next few weeks.
The senior capstone shows are also online.
The students have also put together a virtual art scene for themselves. 

Dan Leizman, THREE GRACES: III, charcoal on paper, 2020; Nora Neely, Scream, 35mm film and digital text; Juliet Birch, Get Growing, composited original images in Photoshop document

Just a Scratch by May Hathaway

Mixed Media Animation Loop From Autobiographical Fiasco Series 2020

Johns Hopkins University

JHU’s Center for Visual Arts is presenting works online by their senior art minors: Angela Zhu, Gabriella Swistara, Grace Ren, Janice Wang, Jonghae Lee, Julia See, Mary Elena Grimmett, Sijia Ma, and Zoe Goldstein.

Sijia Ma, Chrysanthemums, Oil on Canvas
Zoe Goldstein, Untitled, Digital print
Gabriella Swistara, Untitled, Digital print
Janice Wang, Self Portrait, Oil on Canvas
Grace Ren, A Lunch Date, Oil on Canvas

Loyola University Maryland

Loyola’s Julio Fine Arts Gallery presents a selection of work by students in Loyola University Maryland’s Fine Arts courses from the 2019-2020 academic year.

Peter Goodman, The Faces We Wear, Digital photography
Nevay Archuleta, Panic!, Digital Media
Alexa Vincento, Untitled, Cyanotype and Acrylic paint
Joshua Chrobak, Cyborg, Mixed Media
Kelsey Hawkins, Harwood Community, Chalk pastel and toner ink transfers

McDaniel College

McDaniel College has created two Facebook events with links to their senior capstone shows. “Perspective, Perceptions, and the Self: Private Lives in a Public World” features the work of seniors Carolyn Cox, Justin Frock, Molly Gough, Monica Dewberry, and Zuri Haley-Robbins. A second Facebook event, “Something Bigger” includes links to the websites of seniors Lauren Beckjord, Sheila Evans, Daniela Yacobucci, and Mollie Riner. Both events will be live through May 22, 2020. 

Monica Dewberry, Consumerism, Screenshot from a video
Lauren Beckjord, Fruit Body, Micron marker on Paper mounted on panel
Carolyn Cox, A Beginner's Guide, Artist Book
Daniela Yacobucci, Late Night Uber, Oil on Paper


MICA Grad Show 2020 showcases the breadth of work of more than 150 of MICA’s graduate students. This semester, due to the global pandemic, the college will showcase the evolving work of the Class of 2020. 

Browse the work of the Class of 2020 at upcoming cohort-specific online events and experiences such as live stream film screenings, digital catalogs, curatorial essays, and pop-up galleries. As many students were unable to document finished thesis work before leaving campus, the website also acknowledges our new physical distancing reality and showcases student work that was ready and even raw, past work, and in some cases records how MICA’s graduate community is staying creative all around the world during the COVID-19 crisis.

Follow along on Instagram at Graduate Studies at MICA (@micagrad):
February 12–21: Teaching, MA
March 16–27: Filmmaking, MFA
March 28–April 3: Illustration Practice, MFA
April 13–15: Illustration, MA
April 16–18: LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, MFA
April 20–22: Social Design, MA
April 23–25: Graphic Design, MFA
April 27–29: Curatorial Practice, MFA
April 30–May 2: Mount Royal School of Art, MFA
May 4–6: Photographic and Electronic Media, MFA
May 7–9: Community Arts, MFA
May 11–13: Rinehart School of Sculpture, MFA
May 14–16: Graphic Design, MA
June 8–13: Studio Art, MFA

MICA will provide future opportunities for the public to connect with the MFA and MA work of the Class of 2020.


Mount Royal School of Art
Participating Artists: Alexandros Ampatzoglou, Ben Paljor Chatag, Ji Zhang, Lisa Weisdorf, Meghana Gavireddygari, Miguel Braceli, Monsieur Zohore, Nina Q. Allen, Tianyue Su, Tony Lugo, Tyler Yvette Wilson, Yifan Wang, Yoshiaki Nakamura, bev yockelson and vegaaltair

Tianyue Su, Bio Calibrator, living physarum polycephalum (a common yellow slime mold), wearable structure, fabric, color powder, water, timer, performance
Meghana Gavireddygari, Letter (Passage to India), cement, turmeric & tea casts of wood blocks, wood
Peishan Huang, Artificial Nature #21
Monsieur Zohore, MZ.12 (How Taxing), performance
Alexandros Ampatzoglou, Art-i-facts, Acrylic paint and screen prints on canvas

Curatorial Practice

Participating Curators: Aden Weisel, Eva Sailly, Hannah Davis, Imani Haynes, Minwen Wang, Nathalie von Veh, Qing(Ashley) He, Rodrigo Carazas, Sung-ah Kang, Tiffany Ward

Image from Performance #3 at NoMüNoMü on February 22, 2020. Photo by Hannah Davis

TRIADS: Arrangements in Site & Sound
Curator: Hannah Davis
In place of an exhibition in April-May 2020, Davis will be releasing a short film by Rachel Schmidt, alongside a digital publication on the project’s website that catalogs the project thus far on May 1, 2020. You can also visit the project’s Instagram @triads_2020.

Seungbok Roh, 1366 Project, Digital Achieve Pigment Print, 2020

Safe House
Curator: Sung-ah Kang
Feminism in Korea only really began to take root as a radical movement in the 1980s, and it remains controversial in public discourse. Despite progress, it is still socially difficult in Korea for anyone to declare “I am a feminist.” Kang has curated an exhibition for female Korean artists, a ‘Safe House’ for them to speak. You can also visit the project’s Instagram page, @safehouse2020.
Featured Artists: Heejung Nam, Youngjoo Cho, Sunwoo Jung, Gyeongyeon Kim, Kyuwon Kim, Seyun Moon, Seungbok Roh

not (yet) futura free

Curator: Nathalie von Veh
In partnership with STABLE, Nathalie von Veh presents a series of poetry, performances, and programs archived as an online publication.The projects center on explorations of language, healing, and longing for the future.
Featured Artists: Nina Q. Allen, Sera Boeno, Rex Delafkaran, An Ly, cevahir c. özdoğan, Mojdeh Rezaeipour, Ashley Shey, Hannah Spector, Twin Jude & Mel-Xochitl Campos and Arrin Sutliff & Eileen Rae Walsh


A Roving Presence…
Curators: Dulcina Abreu, Zion Douglass, Deyane Moses, Ryan Patrick, Babette Pendleton, and Sicong Sui
Launches May 10, 2020
. Since its inception in the Fall of 2019, A Roving Presence… explored possibilities surrounding migration and mourning, spiritual transmission, and nomadic existence in relation to the social and economic changes Baltimore City has and continues to experience. In the wake of coronavirus, these themes take on new and potent imaginations.
Featured Artists: Amy Reid, Lynn Hunter, and Yoshi Nakamura

The Filmmaking MFA graduating class of 2020 held a live broadcast on Friday, April 17 and ​Saturday, April 18​ in collaboration with the SNF Parkway Theater in Baltimore, during which 11 films were screened. Information about each of the films and their trailers can be viewed on the program website.


Blank Canvas (Maomao Zhao)
Sankofa (Retji Dakum)
Hear No Evil (Xuan-Cui)
Her Summer (Yunye Chen)

LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting

Participating Artists: Mimi Pinnow, Carolyn Forrester, Jerrell Gibbs, Eric Birkin, Timo Kuzme, Xuanlin Ye, Edward Moore and Michael Pajtas

MICA’s LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting’s May 2020 thesis exhibition has been moved online. The students have self organized a TBD 2021 New York exhibition with help from Timo Kuzme, generous donors, and the guidance of Director Joan Waltemath, Professor Stephen Ellis, and curator Melanie Kress.

Mimi Pinnow, Liminal, Oil on canvas
Carolyn Forrester, Exhibitions, Oil, acrylic, acetone transfer, photograph on canvas


Jerrell Gibbs, Breakthrough, Oil on canvas
Edward Moore, Duck Island Lookout, Oil on Birch Panel
Ye Xuanlin, Money God, Oil on photo transferred wood panel

Towson University

Towson University will host its Senior Show Exhibition online this year due to COVID 19. The site launches May 21st with an open Webex event from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The site will showcase work from majors in Ceramics, Digital art and Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interdisciplinary Object Design, Jewelry and Metals, Painting, Drawing and Printmaking, Photography, and Sculpture.

Ashley Edmondson
Keeley Smith
McKenna Sites

Stevenson University’s School of Design

Theatre and Media Performance Program
The program has been posting some performances to their program Facebook page.

Graphic Design Program
Twenty-three graduating students are hosting their 2020 Graphic Design Showcase online, Perception. The work explores “a way of regarding, understanding, or interpreting something.”

Designers pictured here: Aika San Diego, Diane Adote, Ana Marie Lewis, Cassie Myers, Hailey Guit

Aika San Diego
Diane Adote
Ana Marie Lewis
Cassie Myers
Hailey Guit

Film & Moving Image Department

A showcase of this year’s capstone short film projects was live-streamed on May 12, 2020 aon the department’s YouTube channel. The showcase offered a selection of original documentary, fiction and experimental film works exploring various subjects from graduating seniors: Dustin A. Acevedo, Ally Barlow, Dylan M. Borcherding, Aaron A. Boutwell, Shomari Fortson, Evan A. Gloyd, Alexis M. Harris, David W. Hessie, Jr., Deja N. Ingram, Will Johnston, Roderick Q. Jones, Jarred T. King, Zoe N. Maliszewskyj, Jaclyn E. Mayne, Jimmy McDonald-Mercer, Dylan Mehring, Jennifer M. Miller, Rodney L. Mitchell, Robert J. Morison III, Yazzy Nelson, Erin J. Orwig, Mark E. Perry, Mariam T. Salahvarzi, Allie Sheedy, John Travers, Kyle J. Whitehead, Lexxiana K. Zollicoffer. 

A “Coming Attractions” poster gallery for all the films is online and updates on the films are available on the department’s blog.

Dylan Borcherding’s Digital Poster for “The Body Disposers”
Mark Perry’s Digital Poster for “Alang and David”
Allie Sheedy’s Digital Poster for “No Gloves, No Problem”
Dylan Mehring’s Digital Poster for “The Madness in the Grooves”
Evan Gloyd and Jimmy McDonald’s Digital Poster for “Trick or Bleat”


UMBC’s 24th Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD) was online this year, showing films, animations, artworks, performances, and presentations from the departments of Visual Arts, Music, Theatre, and Dance.

Intermedia and Digital Arts Program
IMDA MFA students defended their MFA thesis projects remotely. UMBC plans to present an exhibition of their work in the fall.
Graduating MFA Candidates: Jason Charney, Adan Rodriguez, Mandy Morrison, and Brandon Ables.

Mandy Morrison, Spirits of Promise and Loss, Six-Channel Video Installation with Audio, (schematic for
Brandon Ables, “One Man Trance” [detail: Bedroom Smart Mirror and Nail Clippers], Interactive installation with furniture, smart mirror, TVs, nail clippers, pinch sensor, hypnosis scripts
Jason Charney
Adan Rodriguez, Loketon Housing, composite photograph

Visual Arts Senior Exhibition
Launches on May 19, 2020 and up through June 12, 2020. The Department of Visual Arts presents the 2020 Visual Arts Senior Exhibition, celebrating the work of graduating seniors in Photography, Graphic Design, Cinematic Arts, Animation/Interactive Media, and Print Media and reflecting the interdisciplinary orientation and technological focus of the department.

Still from The Process, a performance film by Ayodélé Le Veau
Image from terminal, a dance choreographed by Emily Godfrey

Images courtesy of the artists/institutions. Header image (clockwise L-R): Didas Akognon, Peishan Huang, Emily Godfrey, Yunye Chen

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