43 Notable alumni of
Maryland Institute College of Art

The Maryland Institute College of Art is 1330th in the world, 484th in North America, and 456th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 43 notable alumni from the Maryland Institute College of Art sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Jeff Koons

    Jeff Koons
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    sculptorpainter
    Biography

    Jeffrey Lynn Koons is an American artist recognized for his work dealing with popular culture and his sculptures depicting everyday objects, including balloon animals produced in stainless steel with mirror-finish surfaces. He lives and works in both New York City and his hometown of York, Pennsylvania. His works have sold for substantial sums, including at least two record auction prices for a work by a living artist: US$58.4 million for Balloon Dog (Orange) in 2013 and US$91.1 million for Rabbit in 2019.

  2. Abbi Jacobson

    Abbi Jacobson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actortelevision actorscreenwritervoice actor
    Biography

    Abbi Jacobson is an American comedian, writer, actress, illustrator and producer. She co-created and co-starred in the Comedy Central series Broad City (2014-2019) with Ilana Glazer, based on the web series of the same name. Her other roles include voicing Katie Mitchell in The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021), Nya in The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017), and Princess Bean in the series Disenchantment (2018-present), in addition to appearing in the live-action films Person to Person (2017) and 6 Balloons (2018).

  3. Noelle Stevenson

    Noelle Stevenson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    comics artistcomics writerwriter
    Biography

    Noelle Diana Stevenson is an American cartoonist and animation producer. She is the creator, showrunner, and executive producer of the animated television series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power which ran from 2018 to 2020. She is also known for the fantasy comic Nimona and her work on the comics series Lumberjanes.

  4. Yumi Hogan

    Yumi Hogan
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politicianartistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Yumi Hogan is a Korean–American artist. She is the First Lady of the State of Maryland as the wife of Larry Hogan, the Governor of Maryland. Hogan is the first Korean American first lady of a U.S. state and the first Asian American first lady in the history of Maryland.

  5. Frank Cho

    Frank Cho
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    writerscreenwritercomics artist
    Biography

    Frank Cho, born Duk Hyun Cho, is a Korean-American comic strip and comic book writer and illustrator, known for his series Liberty Meadows, as well as for books such as Shanna the She-Devil, Mighty Avengers and Hulk for Marvel Comics, and Jungle Girl for Dynamite Entertainment. Cho is noted for his figure drawing, precise lines, and depiction of well-endowed women.

  6. Ellen Lupton

    Ellen Lupton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    authorgraphic designerwritercuratormuseum professional
    Biography

    Ellen Lupton is a graphic designer, curator, writer, critic, and educator. Known for her love of typography, Lupton is the Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City and the founding director of the Graphic Design M.F.A. degree program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), where she also serves as director of the Center for Design Thinking. She has written numerous books on graphic design for a variety of audiences. She is a contributor to several publications, including Print, Eye, I.D., Metropolis, and The New York Times.

  7. James Kochalka

    James Kochalka
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    comics artist
    Biography

    James Kochalka is an American comic book artist and writer, and rock musician. His comics are noted for their blending of the real and the surreal. Largely autobiographical, Kochalka's cartoon expression of the world around him includes such real-life characters as his wife, children, cat, friends and colleagues, but always filtered through his own observations and flights of whimsy. In March 2011 he was declared the cartoonist laureate of Vermont, serving a term of three years.

  8. Nancy Rubins

    Nancy Rubins
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    artistpaintersculptordrawer
    Biography

    Nancy Rubins is an American sculptor and installation artist. Her sculptural works are primarily composed of blooming arrangements of large rigid objects such as televisions, small appliances, camping and construction trailers, hot water heaters, mattresses, airplane parts, rowboats, kayaks, canoes, surfboards, and other objects. Works such as Big Edge at CityCenter in Las Vegas contain over 200 boat vessels. Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Monochrome I, Built to Live Anywhere, at Home Here, at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, contains 66 used aluminum boats and rises to a height of 30 ft.

  9. Frances Quinlan

    Frances Quinlan
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Christine Frances Quinlan is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and visual artist best known for fronting Philadelphia indie rock band Hop Along. They have painted all the band's album art.

  10. Jen Stark

    Jen Stark
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    sculptorartist
    Biography

    Jen Stark is a multi-media American artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Stark is best known for creating optical art using psychedelic colors in patterns and drips that mimic intricate motifs found in nature. On March 26, 2021, Stark became a notable non-fungible token maker when Farzin Fardin Fard won a bid to buy her piece Multiverse for 150 Ethereum.

  11. Sarah Andersen

    Sarah Andersen
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Enrolled in the Maryland Institute College of Art
    Studied in 2014
    Occupations
    cartoonistillustrator
    Biography

    Sarah Andersen is an American cartoonist and illustrator, and the author of the webcomic Sarah's Scribbles.

  12. Takeshi Yamada

    Takeshi Yamada
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    Takeshi Yamada is a Japanese-American artist and rogue taxidermist.

  13. Joyce J. Scott

    Joyce J. Scott
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    artistjewelry designer
    Biography

    Joyce J. Scott is an African-American artist, sculptor, quilter, performance artist, installation artist, print-maker, lecturer and educator. Named a MacArthur Fellow in 2016, and a Smithsonian Visionary Artist in 2019, Scott is best known for her figurative sculptures and jewelry using free form, off-loom beadweaving techniques, similar to a peyote stitch. Each piece is often constructed using thousands of glass seed beads or pony beads, and sometimes other found objects or materials such as glass, quilting and leather. In 2018, she was hailed for working in new medium — a mixture of soil, clay, straw, and cement — for a sculpture meant to disintegrate and return to the earth. Scott is influenced by a variety of diverse cultures, including Native American and African traditions, Mexican, Czech, and Russian beadwork, illustration and comic books, and pop culture.

  14. William Henry Rinehart

    William Henry Rinehart
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1825-1874 (aged 49)
    Occupations
    sculptorartist
    Biography

    William Henry Rinehart was a noted American sculptor. He is considered "the last important American sculptor to work in the classical style."

  15. Wucius Wong

    Wucius Wong
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1936-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    painterpoet
    Biography

    Wucius Wong is a Hong Kong Chinese ink painter and leading figure of the Hong Kong New Ink Movement. He has worked to bring attention to Hong Kong's efforts in Chinese contemporary art, and was one of the first artists to bring modernism to the region.

  16. Heather Day

    Heather Day
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Heather Day is an American artist and entrepreneur based in San Francisco, California.

  17. Juan Fernando Bastos

    Juan Fernando Bastos
    Born in
    Venezuela Flag Venezuela
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Juan Bastos is an Venezuela-American portrait artist of Bolivian descent who also creates other representational art, including pieces that utilize mythology and symbolism. He works primarily in painting and drawing and currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

  18. Carter

    Carter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    John Carter is an American multidisciplinary, conceptual artist and film director, using the professional name Carter for his artworks. He is based in New York City.

  19. Shinique Smith

    Shinique Smith
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    Shinique Smith is an American visual artist, known for her colorful installation art and paintings that incorporate found textiles and collage materials. She is based in Brooklyn, New York.

  20. Hugh Bolton Jones

    Hugh Bolton Jones
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1848-1927 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Hugh Bolton Jones was an American landscape painter. He grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, where he received his early training as an artist. While studying in New York he was strongly influenced by Frederic Edwin Church of the Hudson River School. After spending four years in Europe he settled in New York in 1881, where he shared a studio with his brother Francis Coates Jones for the rest of his long life. He was celebrated for his realistic depictions of calm rural scenes of the eastern United States at different times of the year, usually empty of people. He won prizes in several major exhibitions in the US and France. His paintings are held in public collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institution.

  21. Henry Arthur McArdle

    Henry Arthur McArdle
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1836-1908 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    paintercartographer
    Biography

    Henry Arthur McArdle was an American painter of French and Irish ancestry. He was born in Belfast, Ireland on June 9, 1836, and immigrated as a teenager to the U.S. state of Maryland, where he studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art. During the American Civil War he was a cartographer in the service of Robert E. Lee. After the war he took a job at Baylor University and Baylor Female College and moved to Independence, Texas, where he was also known as Harry McArdle, with his new wife Jennie Smith.

  22. Deana Haggag

    Deana Haggag
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    curator
    Biography

    Deana Haggag is an American arts organization leader. She is the program officer in arts and culture at Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Formally, Haggag was the President and CEO of United States Artists (2017–2020), and was Executive Director of The Contemporary (2013–2017) in Baltimore, Maryland.

  23. Gwen Lux

    Gwen Lux
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1908-1987 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    sculptor
    Biography

    Gwen Lux Creighton professionally Gwen Lux, was an American sculptor known for her abstraction and frequently constructed from polyester resin concrete and metals. She was among America’s pioneer women sculptors.

  24. Janet Werner

    Janet Werner
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    artistpainter
    Biography

    Janet Werner is a Canadian artist based in Montreal. Her work is known for its incisive and playful depictions of female figures, raising questions about the nature of the subject in painting.

  25. Mina Cheon

    Mina Cheon
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    Mina Cheon is a Korean American new media artist, scholar, and educator. Since 1997, she has been living between Baltimore, New York, and Seoul.

  26. Andrea Chung

    Andrea Chung
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    Andrea Chung, is an American artist born in Newark, NJ and currently works in San Diego, CA. Her work focuses primarily on island nations in the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean sea; specifically on how outsiders perceive a fantastic reality in spaces deemed as “paradise”. In conjunction, she explores relationships between these cultures, migration, and labor - all within the context of colonial and postcolonial regimes. Her projects bring in conscientious elements of her own labor and incorporate materials significant to the cultures she studies. This can be seen in works such as, “Bato Disik”, displayed in 2013 at the Helmuth Projects, where the medium of sugar represents the legacy of sugar plantations and colonial regime.

  27. Bernard H. Paul

    Bernard H. Paul
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1907-2005 (aged 98)
    Occupations
    puppeteertheatrical directordesigner
    Biography

    Bernard H. Paul was an American puppeteer best known for his traveling show and television broadcasts of "Paul's Puppets". His marionette show ran for 10 years on WBAL-TV in Baltimore. In 1931 he performed the first known children's television show.

  28. Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle

    Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Enrolled in the Maryland Institute College of Art
    Graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle is an American artist and Assistant Professor at the University of California at Berkeley Department of Art Practice, who focuses on questions of race, sexuality, and history through a variety of visual and textual mediums. She lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Notable works include the Kentifrica project, the Tituba series, The Evanesced, and the Uninvited series. She is a member of CTRL+SHFT Collective in Oakland, California.

  29. Charles Yardley Turner

    Charles Yardley Turner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1850-1918 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    artistpainter
    Biography

    Charles Yardley "C. Y." Turner was an American painter, illustrator, muralist and teacher. His genre scenes and American historical paintings were popularized through engravings and book illustrations.

  30. Harold J. Ross

    Harold J. Ross
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    photographer
    Biography

    Harold J. Ross is an American fine art photographer, best known for his fine art photography work in the light-painting method. He is acknowledged as having developed specific techniques using digital multi-capture processes to create images with incredible depth and detail.

  31. Pat Ward Williams

    Pat Ward Williams
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    photographer
    Biography

    Pat Ward Williams is an African-American photographer whose work often engages with the complexities of race, gender, and history. In addition to her smaller-scale photographs and installations, she has designed three public artworks in Los Angeles.

  32. Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum

    Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum
    Born in
    Botswana Flag Botswana
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum is a figurative artist and designer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her work has been featured in numerous galleries and exhibitions, including Tiwani Contemporary in London, England and the Museum of African Design in Johannesburg.

  33. Dorothy Gillespie

    Dorothy Gillespie
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1920-2012 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    sculptor
    Biography

    Dorothy Gillespie was an American artist and sculptor who became known for her large and colorful abstract metal sculptures. Her works are featured at her alma mater (Radford University) in Virginia, where later returned to teach, as well as in New York (where she was artist in residence for the feminist Women's Interart Center), Wilmington, North Carolina and Florida.

  34. Edward Berge

    Edward Berge
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1876-1924 (aged 48)
    Occupations
    sculptor
    Biography

    Edward Henry Berge was an American sculptor. He is mainly known for his bronze monumental works and figures, created in the traditional manner in contrast with the avant-garde work of his contemporaries.

  35. Leslie Smith III

    Leslie Smith III
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    Leslie Smith III is a contemporary African American visual artist. He currently lives and works in Madison, Wisconsin.

  36. Danielle Eckhardt

    Danielle Eckhardt
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Danielle Eckhardt, is an American painter, who is known primarily for her paintings on spirituality, surrealism and (PTSD). Her art work familiar to the community of Virginia Beach received wide coverage at various art exhibitions.

  37. Larry Poncho Brown

    Larry Poncho Brown
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    Larry "Poncho" Brown is an American artist, who began as a sign painter professionally, and has worked in both painting and sculpture. He has also worked as a curator. His work has been shown in exhibitions, television series, and multi-disciplinary art pieces.

  38. John Ennis

    John Ennis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    John Ennis born 1953 is an American painter. Ennis is a portrait painter and former book-cover illustrator; his paintings currently hang in over 100 fine art collections worldwide. He has over a thousand published book cover illustrations to his credit.

  39. Betty Cooke

    Betty Cooke
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1924-.. (age 98)
    Enrolled in the Maryland Institute College of Art
    Studied in 1942-1946
    Occupations
    jewelry designerartistinterior designer
    Biography

    Catherine Elizabeth Cooke is an American designer whose career has lasted more than 73 years. She is principally known for her jewelry. She has been called "an icon within the tradition of modernist jewelry" and "a seminal figure in American Modernist studio jewelry". Her pieces have been shown nationally and internationally and are included in a number of museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York. She is regarded as an important role model for other artists and craftspeople.

  40. Juan Logan

    Juan Logan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Enrolled in the Maryland Institute College of Art
    In 1998 graduated with Master of Fine Arts
    Occupations
    artistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Juan Logan is an American artist from Nashville, Tennessee. His paintings, sculptures, and installations are reflective of his experiences of racial and institutional power structures in the South and prompt viewers to consider social responsibility.

  41. Jim Radakovich

    Jim Radakovich
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Jim Radakovich is an American sculptor and painter living and working in New York City. He was a key figure in the East Village art scene in New York from 1982 to 1987 often showing together both Neo-Surrealist paintings and totem-like sculpture. He frequently exhibited with other artists who emerged at the time, including Kiki Smith, David Wojnarowicz, George Condo, Rick Prol, Peter Schuyff, Mark Kostabi and Marilyn Minter.

  42. Jeorge Bennett Watson

    Jeorge Bennett Watson
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Jeorge Bennett Watson is an American Film/TV and theatre actor who has appeared as Thomas Wilson in ABC's For Life (Season 2), Pete in the Hallmark Channel's movie Holiday for Heroes., Mark Higgins in Netflix’ Luke Cage (Season 2), Lifetime Movie Network’s pilot My Sordid Affair, as Officer Ahearn, FX series Justified, Showtime’s Shameless, CBS’ The Defenders, Cold Case, and NBC’s Homicide: Life on the Street. He is best known for his recurring role in the first season of HBO’s The Wire as Marvin Browning. He resides in New York City.

  43. Tom Smith

    Tom Smith
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    paintertelevision producer
    Biography

    Thomas Joseph Smith is an artist who specializes in painting, sculpting, and video. His works have been shown in cities such as New York City, Taipei, Sydney and Rio de Janeiro. Early in his career he created illustrations for the New York Times Op Ed. page, How China Got Religion, under the alias Thomas Jay.