Alumni Achievement


Diana Nicholette Jeon IMDA '06
The Photography Gala Awards

Parastoo Aslanbeik MFA Thesis Award

Jovan James, CA Alumni '12 Wins Film Award
Best Narrative Short at Outfest Los Angeles Film Festival

Elena DeBold, IMDA MFA '16, Directed Rock Video
Kristina by Natural Velvet

Amy Berbert Photo/Graphic Design '17 Documentary Award
Campus Movie Fest

Amy Berbert Photo/Graphic Design '17 on NPR

Josh Sinn Photo '13
Secrets Lingering in the Shadows of Baltimore

Cyndi Amerman Photo Alumna
Getty Images Favorite Images for 2016

Gary Kachadourian Tulsa Art Fellowship

Dr. Tiffany Holmes M.F.A. '99
Outstanding Alumna of the Year -- Visual and Performing Arts

Dean Alexander '88
Baltimore Sun: Take 10 Feature on Fashion Photographer Dean Alexander

Monica Gallagher '01
Vis Arts alumna Monica Gallagher on National Public Radio

Shelly Kuzniarek '99 Award by Print Magazine
Top 10 Finest Letterpress Studios In The World

Nick Prevas '03 New Position with Ravens
Design Manager for Baltimore Ravens

IMDA alumnus Jaimes Mayhew & Rahne Alexander Awarded Fellowship
Johns Hopkins Film Incubator

BMA Selects Baltimore Artists Rahne Alexander & Jaimes Mayhew for one-year Commons Collaboration
10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218

Maryland State Arts Council Announces Individual Artist Award Recipients
More than $200,000 in Fellowships awarded to 96 Outstanding Maryland artists

New Video Channel on Vimeo
UMBC Visual Arts channel

Victor Torres IMDA MFA Directs Gallery

Marian Glebes, IMDA '09
RUBYS 2015 Artist Grantee

Eric Smallwood & Linda Dusman in Baltimore Sun
Interview: Octava Project Maryland Innovation Initiative Grant

Eric Smallwood Invited to ISEA 2015
Octava Project Presentation at ISEA 2015

Trawick Prize Finalists Cazabon and Hughes

Adam J. Kurtz Alumni Book Release
1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion

Hadieh Shafie IMDA '04: Outstanding Alumna

Robert Pawloski Screenplay
Screenplay 'Bronze' Named Finalist in Screenwriting Competition

Alumna A. Moon IMDA '99 Wins Fulbright
Fulbright Scholar Research Award to Turkey

Alumna Angel Kristi's ('05) Film Project
Cinema Arts Alumna Angel Kristi Directs a New Movie

Soundheim Semi-finalists

Shannon Young (IMDA '08) Receives PhD Scholarship
PhD Research Scholarship at La Trobe University, Australia

City Paper Top 10 Art Shows
Faculty and Grads in Top Ten Baltimore Art Shows of 2012

Phil Davis IMDA '07 Music Video
Animated Music Video for The Spinto Band

Guenet Abraham and Kelley Bell win Publications Design Competition
2012 AAM Museum Publications Design Competition

Monica Gallagher AIM '01
Monica Gallagher (AIM '01) in UMBC Magazine

MSAC Artist Awards
MSAC Individual Artist Awards given to Faculty and Alumni

Rolando Vargas IMDA '11 at Documentary Festival
Kasseler Dokfest
Kasseler, Germany

Jaimes Mayhew IMDA '11 Receives Fulbright Award
9 Month Iceland Social Art Project

Feature Story About UMBC Gaming
Bmore online magazine interviews UMBC faculty

Monica Gallagher Alumna Interview
Monica Gallagher Interviewed by

Alumna Hadieh Shafie Wins Bader Award

Alumnus Brian Dannelly Directs HBO Film
'97 Cinematic Arts Alumnus to direct a new HBO comedy

Carmelo Torres Receives Fellowship
Carmelo Torres, Visual Arts BA ('10) Receives WW-RBF Fellowship

Steven Fischer '98 VPAF
Steven Fischer, Filmmaker

Mina Cheon MFA '02 Publishes Book
Mina Cheon, IMDA Graduate Alumna (M.F.A. '02) earned her PhD and published a new book, SHAMANISM + CYBERSPACE (2009)

Nathan Duncan FV/Photo '06
Alumnus edited award-winning film

Art History Alums
Art History Alums Accomplishments

Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo Honorable Mention
Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo and VA Alumna Emily Wilson Design

Andy Hsu & Sean Lake Win Tellys
Andy Hsu & Sean Lake Win Multiple Tellys

Vincent Carney '08 Alum
Photography Alum Featured in CMYK Design Magazine§_id=22&entry=325&type=2&issue=43

Ivy Parsons IMDA '05, Baltimore Community Fellow
Baltimore Community Fellowship from Open Society Institute

Hadieh Shafie Wins Baker Award
Hadie Shafie, IMDA '04 Alumna

Diana Jeon, IMDA '03
Diana Jeon's (IMDA '03) prints and videos on exhibit

Visual Arts Alumni & IRC Staff at ISEA2008 Singapore
This year the 14th International Symposium on Electronic Art was held in Singapore from July 15 - August 3, 2008. UMBC was well represented by Visual Arts alumni and a former IRC staff member.

2008 Alums Produced
HD Videos For Our Website

The Visual Arts website has new video interviews of our faculty and staff, in order to provide viewers a more personal insight of the department. The videos are available by going to the Faculty/Staff section and clicking on each person's name to view their bio and video.

Thomas Desimon and Sam Janesko, both UMBC Visual Arts graduates of 2008 with a Film/Video concentration, produced the first 17 faculty video portraits in the Spring of 2008 under the supervision of Associate Professor Vin Grabill. Sam and Thomas were enrolled in the department's upper-level High Definition video course, and all portraits were shot and edited in HD video. This new technology produces digital videos which have superior visual clarity and resolution.

Thomas and Sam are continuing their interest in media production following graduation. Thomas reports, My interest in video is to treat it like a work of graphic design to yield non-narrative, abstract textures. The application of such works, I believe, is deeply embedded in pop culture and advertisements, and is now emerging in a new art form, VJing; the act of live video editing to the harmony and rhythm of music. My most immediate goals in this field are to build a repertoire of video textures and continue to learn the necessary software.

Sam states I am currently freelancing in the video field and as of right now, have the intention of strengthening and progressing my business shooting music videos, weddings, events, helping film crews, and editing. I try to stay open to all roads as I continue to expand the other side of my video experience, that being my personal time-based art projects to show at film festivals.

Grad and Undergrad Alums
Win Awards at Rosebud

2008 Rosebud Awards go to Renee Shaw (M.F.A. 2005)
and Scott Mueller (B.A. 1999) with Eric Cheevers .
Steven Fischer (B.A. 1998) won Best of Show.

'99 Alumna
Designed Our Website

Emily Wilson, Graphic Design '99 Designed the Visual Arts Website

'92 Alumnus
Programmed Our Website

Jason Rosenberg, Art History & Theory '92 Programmed the Visual Arts Website

'06 Alumnus
Awarded Scholarship

Hadi Gharabaghi Art History & Theory '06
Received Prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship

'98 Alumnus Receives Ph.D.
Dr. Ugo Ubgor, Graphic Design '98 Received a PH.D. from the
Vienna University of Technology

'07 IMDA MFA Alumnus: Exceptional Graduate
Brendan Howell, IMDA '07


Lisa Moren Launches NONUMENT01
Saturday, May 19th, 2018 // 1 - 4 PM
101 E. Pratt St | Baltimore | MD

Visual Arts Faculty & IMDA Grads @ Light City
Spark II
Saturday, April 14th, 2018 // Saturday, April 14 - Saturday, April 21

Bonnie Crawford, IMDA '08, Solo Exhibition
China Hutch Projects
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 //
Chestertown, MD

Diana Nicholette Jeon (MFA IMDA '06)
RECOLLECTIONS: A Community Photography Project
Sunday, July 16th, 2017 //
Kingsley House and the New Orleans Photo Alliance | New Orleans, LA photography-project/

UMBC Visual Arts at Light City
UMBC Spark Gallery
Friday, April 7th, 2017 //
Calvert & Water Street // Baltimore

Aimi Bouillon, Mollye Bendell, Bonnie Crawford Kotula at Area 405
XXChange, An Exhibition of Artists & Makers
Thursday, November 17th, 2016 //
405 East Oliver Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Jaimes Mayhew, IMDA MFA '10 and Rahne Alexander
CIRCA Catalyst
Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 // 7 - 8 PM Reception Follows

IMDA Alumna Marian April Glebes
Baltimore Claworks Community Exhibition
Thursday, November 10th, 2016 //
5707 Smith Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209

(im)Permanent Landscapes
Short video works curated by Sarah G. Sharp
Sunday, April 24th, 2016 // 6-8pm
Terrault Contemporary Gallery 1515 Guilford Ave. Baltimore, MD 21202

Light City Baltimore
UMBC Visual Arts Faculty Corrie Parks & Kelley Bell
Monday, March 28th, 2016 //
Columbus Center | 701 E Pratt St | Baltimore, MD

John Alexander '04 Alumni Solo Exhibition
John Alexander Nature Photographs
Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 //

Mai Huynh '15 Wins Kinetic Sculpture Race
Mai Huynh Visual Arts Alumna '15 Designed Kinetic Vehicle for INDS Class
Sunday, June 14th, 2015 //
American Visionary Art Museum | Baltimore | MD

Shana Palmer IMDA '14 Exhibition
Friends With Shadows
Friday, February 20th, 2015 // 7:00 PM
Terrualt Contemporary | 15 W. Guilford St. | Baltimore, MD

Christine Ferrera IMDA '10 Book Release
Starbux Diary 10th Anniversary
Saturday, February 14th, 2015 // 9 PM
The Crown | 1910 N. Charles St. 2nd Floor | Baltimore!performances/c1l1j

IMDA MFA Alumni in Group Exhibition
Happy NOT Sappy at Kaplan Gallery in Rockville
Friday, December 12th, 2014 //
Kaplan Gallery // visarts Rockville // 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD 20850

Christine Ferrara IMDA ('10) in Amsterdam
Between You And Me Performance at Fringe Festival
Thursday, September 11th, 2014 // 7:30 PM

Lexie Mountain IMDA ('14) Exhibition Review in Bmoreart
REAL TREE at Amex Contemporary
Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 //
1515 Guilford Ave. | Baltimore, MD

Gary Kachadourian (IMDA '12) Drawings
12th National Drawing Invitational
Friday, July 18th, 2014 //
Arkansas Arts Center | Little Rock, Arkansas

'14 IMDA Alumna Dominique Zeltzman
Selected for Maryland Art Place 2014 Young Blood Exhibition
Thursday, July 17th, 2014 // 6 - 8 PM
Maryland Art Place | 218 West Saratoga Street | Baltimore, MD 21201

Mina Cheon IMDA Alum '03
Double Mirror Exhibition at American Museum
Saturday, April 5th, 2014 // 5:00 PM
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016

Steven Silberg & Kristen Anchor at Gallaudet
PTSD: Post-Technomatic Similacral DIYconstructions
Thursday, February 6th, 2014 // 6 - 8 PM
Linda K. Jordon Gallery | Gallaudet University 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002

MICA Animation Festival
Phil Davis (IMDA '07) Curates Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Invitational
Friday, November 1st, 2013 // 7:30 PM
Maryland Institute College of Art | Brown Center | 1300 W. Mt. Royal Ave. |Baltimore, MD

Gary Kachadourian in SUNY Exhibition
Home Maker: Prints of Houses, Houses of Prints, SUNY Purchase
Monday, October 14th, 2013 //
735 Anderson Hill Road // Purchase, NY

Christine Ferrera IMDA Alumna ('10) Solo Show
Christine Ferrera: Between You And Me at VisArts at Rockville
Friday, June 21st, 2013 //
155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD 20850

Eric Smallwood Exhibition at VisArts Rockville
Tethered in the Weather, Solo Exhibition
Friday, May 31st, 2013 // Opening 7 - 9 PM
Gibbs St. Gallery | 155 Gibbs Street | Rockville | MD | 20850

Visual Arts Alumna Pilar Rau '96 At URCAD
Pilar Rau to give URCAD Keynote Address & Research Talk
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 // 12:00 PM
University Center Room 312

Film Alum Brian Dannely ('97) Feature Film
Teen Drama Struck By Lightning
Sunday, January 6th, 2013 //
Select Theaters

Maryland Art Place LUX Exhibition Features Faculty & Alumna
MAP's Photography Exhibition, LUX
Friday, November 9th, 2012 // 7:00 PM Annual Fall Gala
Maryland Art Place 8 Market Place, Suite 100 Baltimore, MD 21202

Ding Ren '05, Solo Exhibitions in Rotterdam & Amsterdam
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 //

Visual Arts Faculty & Alumni in Group Exhibition
Saturday, October 6th, 2012 // 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Gallery CA 440 E. Oliver St. Baltimore, MD

Joseph Faura (IMDA '11) Solo Exhibition
Constellations: A Solo Exhibition by Joseph Faura
Saturday, September 15th, 2012 // Artist's Reception 4 - 6 PM
Gormley Gallery | Fourier Hall Notre Dame of Maryland University 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210

Gary Kachadourian in Young Blood Exhibition
Maryland Art Place MFA Exhibition
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 // 6 - 8 PM
Power Plant Live! 8 Market Place, Suite 100, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

IMDA Alumna Mina Cheon Solo Exhibition
Mina Cheon Polipop and Paintings at Maryland Art Place
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 // 6 PM Artist Talk 7 - 9 Reception
8 Market Place, Suite 100 Baltimore, MD 21202

Lynn Cazabon Uncultivated Photos
Photo Project Featured In Upcoming Exhibitions, Digital Art Catalogue
Friday, February 24th, 2012 //

Natalia Panfile Montpelier Exhibition
Body/Food at Montpelier Arts Center
Friday, February 3rd, 2012 // 7 - 9 PM
9652 Muirkirk Road | Laurel, MD 20708

Kelley Bell Bromo Seltzer Tower Projections
Saturday, November 5th, 2011 // 6:30 - 9:30 PM
21 South Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD

Kathy Marmor IMDA '98 Exhibition
Kathy Marmor at Esther Klein Gallery, Philadelphia
Friday, October 21st, 2011 // 5 - 8 PM
3600 Market St., Philadelphia, PA

Alumni Filmmakers Panel at UMBC Homecoming
Saturday, October 15th, 2011 // 3 - 5 PM
The Skylight Room at the Commons

IMDA Alumna Jill Fannon in Exhibitions
Masters of the Visual Universe MFA Biennial Exhibition
Thursday, October 6th, 2011 // Opening Reception: Friday, October 7, 5 - 11 PM
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

IMDA Alumna Jill Fannon at MAP
Jill Fannon, IMDA ('11) will show her photos in Youngblood Exhibition at MAP
Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 // 6 - 8 PM
Maryland Art Place, 8 Market Place, Suite 100, Baltimore

8th Annual Transmodern Festival
Four Days of Avant Performance, Installation, Sound, Film, Mayhem, Ecstasy, and Radical Culture!
Thursday, April 28th, 2011 //
Multiple locations

Daphne Gardner Film Premiere
Daphne Gardner, Cinematic Arts alumna film screening
Friday, April 22nd, 2011 // 1:30 PM
UMBC Fine Arts Room 221A

Cinematic Arts Alumni's Film at Sundance
Michael Tully's new film SEPTIEN featured at Sundance
Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 //

VARTS Faculty and Grads at WPA Exhibition, Catalyst
Saturday, November 13th, 2010 // 6 - 9 PM Opening
Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.

Megapolis Audio Festival
Timothy Nohe, IMDA MFA students and Alumni At Audio Arts Fest
Sunday, May 16th, 2010 //
2640 Space, 2640 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21228

Ding Ren Photo Alum '05
Solo exhibition: Observations and Interventions
Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 //
Montpelier Arts Center

Visiting Artist Spring '10 Lecture Series
Visiting Artists Lectures Announced
Friday, February 5th, 2010 //

Alumna Valerie Paulsgrove (PH '09)
Photography Alum in Photography Show
Sunday, December 6th, 2009 // 5 - 7 PM
Ann Marie Garden Art Center, Main Gallery 13480 Dowell Road Dowell, MD 20629

Nick Prevas Poe Film
Film/Video Alum has film in Poe Project
Friday, December 4th, 2009 // 8 PM
Baltimore Museum of Art,0,4923439.story

Megan Willy Animation '07
Alumna Megan Willy Wins Best of Show at Rosebud Film & Video Fest
Monday, June 29th, 2009 //

Alumnus Steven Fischer Film
Old School, New School Explores Creativity
Thursday, April 30th, 2009 // 7:30 PM
Lecture Hall 7, ITE Building

Ruth Bowler, IMDA Alumna
Letters, Words and Phrases exhibition at Goucher College
Monday, March 23rd, 2009 // Thursday, April 9, 6 pm
Goucher College, Rosenberg Gallery

Lynn Cazabon and IMDA Alumna Hadieh Shafie
Women's Work: Exhibition in Washington, D.C.
Friday, March 20th, 2009 //
Civilian Art Projects, Washington, D.C.

Chad Eby Visiting Artist
IMDA Alum Receives Grant for 'formLab'
Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 // 4 - 7 PM
ITE 110

Faculty & Student films
in Rosebud Festival

Vin Grabill, Cathy Cook and Renee Shaw films showing at Rosebud Film Festival.
Saturday, June 14th, 2008 //
Rosslyn Spectrum Theater
1611 N. Kent St.
Arlington, VA

'98 Alumna Kathy Marmor
Exhibition, Bird Watching
Thursday, May 1st, 2008 // 6pm to 8pm
A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

'03 Alumnus
Directed Documentary

Phil Knowlton, F/V '03 won People's Choice Award
Adventures for the Cure
Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 // 7 pm
Lecture Hall 3 (Administration Building)