Each semester, the graduate programs across MICA host a variety of local, national, and international visiting artists, designers, and critics.

These outstanding professionals give public talks, share meals with students and faculty, engage in give-and-take in small class meetings and seminars, and critique student work in the studios, in the campus galleries, and out in the neighborhoods surrounding MICA. Visitors to MICA are part of the fabric and culture of the educational experience.

Rinehart School of Sculpture Guest Speakers AY 18-19

Chakaia Booker

Chakaia Booker is a prominent artist known for her work using tires as a medium. Other mediums in which she works include metal fabrication, printmaking and abstract painting.

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Rick Cleaver

Richard Cleaver has been working in sculpture for 45 years. He received a BFA from MICA and an MA from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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Maren Hassinger, Director Emeritus

After studying dance and sculpture at Bennington College, she completed her MFA in Fiber Arts at UCLA.

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Miguel Luciano

Miguel Luciano's work explores themes of history, popular culture, social justice and migration, through sculpture, painting and socially engaged public art projects.

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Ben Luzzato

Ben Luzzatto is an artist living in Washington DC. He works as a Professor of Interdisciplinary Sculpture at The Maryland Institute College of Art.

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Scott Pennington

Scott Pennington is a Baltimore-based artist specializing in large-scale participatory installation and sculptural assemblage works.

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Hugh Pocock

Born in New Zealand and raised in the United States, Hugh Pocock's work seeks to integrate the dynamics of natural and cultural phenomena.

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Andrea Polli

Andrea Polli is an artist and scholar working at the intersection of art, science, and technology whose practice includes media performance and installation, public interventions, curating, directing, and writing.

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Aviva Silverman

Aviva Silverman (b. 1986, New York) is an artist working in sculpture, performance, photography, and theater.

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Susan Stewart

The poet, critic, and translator Susan Stewart is the Avalon Foundation University Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English at Princeton University.

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May Sun

May Sun is active in multiple disciplines and professional pursuits as a public artist, studio-based artist, and art educator.

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