IMDA Welcome Event with Tiffany Holmes

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IMDA Welcome Event
Featuring IMDA alumna Tiffany Holmes ’99, IMDA MFA
Friday, October 14th, 12 – 2 p.m.
102 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The IMDA Welcome Event welcomes six new graduate students to the Intermedia + Digital Arts MFA graduate program this fall: Aimi Bouillon, Dilay Koçogullari, Leah Michaels, Mandy Morrison, Bryan O’Neill, and Nicole Ringel. Each will give a brief presentation on their artwork prior to a lecture by Dr. Tiffany Holmes ’99, IMDA MFA, UMBC’s 2016 Outstanding Alumna of the Year in Visual and Performing Arts. She is Dean of Undergraduate Studies and a professor in the Art and Technology Studies Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Holmes’ research and practice explores the potential of technology to promote positive environmental stewardship. Recent projects include a commission for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications where sequences of experimental animations visualize real time energy loads. Her paper detailing this work, “Eco-visualization: Combining art and technology to reduce energy consumption,” won a Best Paper award at Creativity and Cognition 2007 and a 2010 doctoral degree. She lectures and exhibits worldwide in venues that include the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, 01SJ Biennial, Siggraph 2000, World@rt in Denmark, and ISEA Nagoya. A recipient of the Michigan Society of Fellows research fellowship in 1998, Holmes has earned the Illinois Arts Council individual grant, an Artists-in-Labs residency award in Switzerland, and a 2010 Rhizome Commission.

This event also highlights the thesis work of the 2016 MFA class of through the display of the award winning IMDA Journals by Tom Boram, Elena DeBold, Cliff Evans, William Stitt.

Light refreshments will be served.

Admission is free.

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