Arts Spotlights

Danielle Damico (IMDA ‘21) presented her IMDA MFA thesis project The Sky is Coming at the Digital Culture & AudioVisual Challenges Conference hosted by Ionian University in Corfu, Greece on May 13. The Sky is Coming will be screening in the New Works program at 2640 Space in Baltimore on May 20.

Hadieh Shafie (IMDA ‘04) is presenting new work in a solo exhibition within these pages at Yavuz Gallery in Sydney, Australia, opening May 26.

Diana Nicholette Jeon (IMDA ‘06) will have her work featured in the exhibition LensCulture New York 2022 at Caelum Gallery, New York, May 20 – 22.

Kristin Putchinski (IMDA ‘24) was a featured dancer in Vincent Thomas’ Moving Dialogues Redux, presented at Baltimore Theater Project in March 2022. The performance was reviewed recently in The Dancer-Citizen.

Mollye Bendell (IMDA ‘18) accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Immersive Multimedia Design at University of Maryland, College Park.

Liza Aleinikova (IMDA ‘23) has been awarded the RTKL Fellowship, which is an award for an emerging artist of creative and scholarly excellence who has demonstrated promise in making an impact on their field.

Sofie Clemmensen (Dance) has been awarded the 2022 CIRCA-IMET Artist-in-Residence Fellowship. She will be in residence at The Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology during the Fall 2022 semester.

Timothy Nohe (Visual Arts) is featured in the article UMBC’s Timothy Nohe brings an artist’s perspective to the prestigious ACE Fellowship, written by Tom Moore for UMBC News on May 9.

Mark Alice Durant (Visual Arts) and Rahne Alexander (IMDA ‘21) will both be featured in The Lost Weekend, a community Literary Festival hosted by Greedy Reads Bookstore in Baltimore, May 13 – 15.

Sarah Sharp (Visual Arts) and Lynn Cazabon (Visual Arts, CIRCA) were each awarded Spring 2022 CAHSS Dean’s Research Fund Grants.

Shelly Purdy (’10 Music), Mischa Salkind-Pearl (’07 Music), Will Yager (IMDA ‘24), and Tom Moore (OIA) are performing in The Alvin Lucier Festival, taking place May 12, 19, and 20 at the University of Baltimore and George Washington University.

Patrick Crossland (Affiliate artist in Music) has been invited to perform in the Festival Zeitgenössische Musik in July 2022 at the Freilichtmuseum Klausenhof Herrischried in Germany.

Corrie Francis Parks (Visual Arts) has been awarded a 2023 Fulbright Scholar Award for an artist residency at Museumsquartier in Vienna, Austria, where she will be working on Embodied Ice, an installation about the movement and melting of rock glaciers in the alps.

Josh Sinn (Visual Arts alum) has several photographs featured in the opening sequence for the new David Simon series filmed and set in Baltimore, We Own This City, on HBO.

Kayla Massey and Gretta Zinski (current Dance majors) won a Changemakers Challenge investment award from the UMBC Alex Brown Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation to support Pennies for Pointe, their project to increase the participation of underrepresented populations in dance.

Brea Souders‘ (Visual Arts alum) photographic series Vistas is discussed in the article What Does it Mean to Photograph the Pandemic in the May issue of Frieze.

Irene Chan (Visual Arts) has work in the exhibition Adaptation: Artists Books for a Changing Environment, on view at the Environmental Design Library at UC Berkeley until May 15. Her books won a purchase award and are now in the permanent collection of the library.

D’Juan Moreland (Music Composition and Biological Sciences major) was named a 2022-23 Goldwater Scholar. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program is designed to provide the United States with “a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers” to move the nation forward.

Corrie Francis Parks‘ (Visual Arts) currency animations are featured in the exhibition Really BIG Money at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

UMBC Wind Ensemble recently released their debut album Filtering, featuring world premiere recordings of works by Daniel Bernard Roumain, Brad Ellis, UMBC alum Samuel Winnie, and UMBC faculty members Anna Rubin and Janice Macaulay.

Jules Rosskam (Visual Arts) was awarded a 2022 CIRCA Summer Fellowship to support the production of his film Desire Lines, a feature-length hybrid documentary that issues a radical reframing of transmasculine sexuality through intimate personal testimony and formal experimentation.

Lisa Moren (Visual Arts) was awarded a 2022 CIRCA Summer Fellowship to support the production of Chamber of Wonders, a mixed reality installation scheduled for exhibition at the Peale Museum in Baltimore in 2023.

Jacqueline Pollauf (Music) recently published an article in the American String Teacher Journal, Eliza Ridgely: More than Her Portrait about historic Baltimore harpist and subject of a Thomas Sully portrait. Pollauf will also be giving a talk at the 2022 American String Teacher Conference.

Mollye Bendell’s (IMDA ‘18) augmented reality installation Outgrown was selected to be included in the Currents New Media Festival 2022, taking place in Santa Fe, NM June 17 – 26.