UMBC’s master of fine arts program in intermedia and digital arts (formerly imaging and digital arts) has stood out for over twenty years as one of the only ones like it in the country. Here’s what two of our MFA alumnae are doing now.
Mina Cheon ’02, M.F.A. imaging and digital arts, along with her husband, Gabriel Kroiz, will install 15 diamond-shaped sculptures along Pier 5 for Light City in an exhibit called “Diamonds Light Baltimore.” Cheon, who teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art, says that she and Kroiz “wanted to participate in the healing aspect of our city [after last spring’s unrest]…There’s so many different ways that artists, architects, and culturists could be really active in participating in community development and progress.”
Christine Ferrera ’10, M.F.A. imaging and digital arts, recently talked to BmoreArt about the trajectory of her artistic career from painting and printmaking to performance art. Ferrera’s best-known performance piece, Starbux Diary, comes from of a decade’s worth of notes Ferrera wrote on Starbucks’ corporate comment cards, and the notes the coffee chain would write back. They were recently compiled into a book.