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Chris Kojzar IMDA MFA ’18

Alumnus Chris Kojzar published his article “Plainclothes Agenda” on 21st century flâneurism in Seventh Wave Magazine in the 8th Issue “Power And” 


Mollye Bendell, IMDA MFA ’18

Mollye Bendell, IMDA Graduate Student,  exhibited her virtual reality artwork Wander/Wonder in “Young Blood” at Maryland Art Place. In June of 2018 she was a resident artist at Wave Farm presenting her Whethervanes installation and curated a broadcast of art radio.She presented her paper Politics of Machines: Art and After, at Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark.


Mitchell Noah, IMDA MFA ’18

Mitchell Noah exhibited in three exhibitions in Summer of 2018, including: “Young Blood,” at Maryland Art Place; Strength in Practice, at Gallery CA and made his Brooklyn debut in “Midnight” at Paradice.


IMDA MFA alumna Marian April Glebes ’09 leads an $100k effort to transform the transportation hub at Penn Station, Baltimore
The Baltimore Sun reports that Glebes is leading a group of artists to transform an area outside Baltimore’s Penn Station into a “stoop” as part of a project for people to congregate, and as traffic calmer near the busy Charles Street onramp to the Jones Falls Expressway. Yvonne Wenger reports “The project builds on other efforts to make the transportation hub come alive with the addition of seating and free Wi-Fi near the enormous aluminum statue of intersecting human figures as a redevelopment strategy for the century-old station moves forward with plans for shops, offices, a hotel and homes.”


IMDA MFA Alumna Dr. Mina Cheon ’02 to exhibit in the 2018 Busan Biennale

Mina Cheon will be featured in the 2018 Busan Biennale. As Artforum notes the biennale “will feature the work of sixty artists who were invited to respond to issues ranging from the global political climate to the international exchange and obstruction of information.” The exhibition will be on view from September 8 – November 11 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, South Korea. Follow this link for more information at Artforum. Mina Cheon is represented by Ethan Cohen Fine Arts.


IMDA MFA alumna Agnès Moon ’99 wins Rubys

Agnès Moon ’99 has won her second Rubys, this time to back Hapaxes, an experimental non-fiction video which uses reenactments and voice-over commentary to mine meaning from a previously-hidden trove of personal photos in an effort to understand a suppressed family history as well as the denotative limits of visual representation.



Dance and Linehan Artist Scholar alumna Maia Schechter ’18 debuts dance at Kennedy Center

On Saturday, June 9 Maia Schechter presented her choreographic work Now Elsewhere at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Schechter’s dance was selected for the finals of the American College Dance Festival (ACDF) through a nationally competitive process. Her dance, Now Elsewhere, previously has been performed at West Chester University in Pennsylvania and twice at UMBC.


Kasey Mannion, Undergraduate Research Award Recipient in Dance

Kasey Mannion is a senior Linehan Artist Scholar majoring in Dance, as well as pursuing certification in Elementary Education. Funded by a Linehan Summer Study Award and an Undergraduate Research Award, Kasey attended Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s Pre-Professional Summer Intensive. While in this program, she trained in contemporary dance under notable professionals in the dance field for four weeks learning new techniques and highly sought after pieces of repertory by renowned choreographers. Kasey will be applying her new knowledge and inspiration gained from this experience to create her Senior Capstone dance piece to be performed in the UMBC Senior Dance Concert this fall.