Kirk Daniel Palmer, “A Prayer for Wadah, 2015,” oil, alkyd, beeswax, and hand-mixed earth pigments on cotton

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is pleased to present the 2016 MFA in Studio Art Candidates. Working in a broad range of painting, sculpture, textile, photography, performance, and video work, the exhibition features Lindsey Bailey, Jacqueline Bishop, Howard el-Yasin, Suzy Kopf, Kirk Daniel Palmer, Georgeann Schellenger, and Azucena Trejo Williams.

The exhibition is on view from June 24 through July 9 in the Sheila & Richard Riggs, Leidy, Decker and Meyerhoff Galleries. A closing reception will be held on Friday, July 8 from 5–7pm.

  • Lindsey Bailey’s #bangagitatetransitrepeat involves performance, video, color, sound, photography, and interactive set pieces in a contemporary arrangement that allows the viewer to become part of the story.
  • Jacqueline Bishop’s current body of work explores issues of sexuality and desire in relationship to female bodies.
  • Howard el-Yasin‘s ongoing investigation of detritus interweaves the process of collecting with spatial installation.
  • Suzy Kopf’s American Monument, combines AstroTurf, hand screenprinted wallpaper, an edition of artist books and a collection of postcards to address the traces of midcentury advertising and ethos still evident in the American populated landscape today.
  • Kirk Daniel Palmer‘s body of work combines found objects and paintings to reclaim a sense of static space in the face of contemporary information consumption.
  • Georgeann Schellenger’s textiles are imbued with social and personal histories that can speak directly to unequivocal other-ing.
  • Azucena Trejo Williams’ installations reference the landscape in relationship to the body and human interventions.

For more information on the graduates, please go to: mfastblog.wordpress/class-of-2016