Residency at Creative Paradox! by Nicole M

This summer I'm beginning a year-long residency program at Creative Paradox, an artists' studio & co-op space in Annapolis, MD. I can't say how pumped and grateful I am for this opportunity to have a supportive studio environment to make work in, especially after leaving somewhere like MICA.

The overall mission of Creative Paradox is to "cultivate a vibrant network of artists who glorify God and impact culture." The residency, which is brand new, is unique in its focus on both the artistic growth & personal growth of the artists. I'll be sharing a studio space with two other artists, painter Lee Nowell and illustrator/creative writer Jacqueline McNally. Read more about the program and see our bio pages on the website here.

Here's a few photos of the studio space I'm now working in!

Beginning of a new painting installation I'm just starting:
It's evolving! 
My whole studio-half!
Also check out an article written about us in The Capital, a local newspaper. Here's Casey Johnson, the director of the program, giving an interview:

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MICA Thesis Show by Nicole M

Well it's official official! In addition to the No Boundaries' Block Party, last weekend also marked the graduation ceremony and thesis exhibition for MICA's class of 2012! It was a whirlwind of art, activity, family, & friends, and I'm excited to share some images of the final show! Although I finished classes back in December, I've been working on a new series of paintings for this spring's thesis exhibition, and I'm really proud of how everything came out! I also got to walk across the stage and shake hands with Fred Lazarus, which symbolically marks the end of my MICA career and beginning of my real life one!

Sincere thanks to everyone who stopped by to see my work during the show.

Adventures of a Blue Squiggle, Prologue and Act I
I'm selling these little collages for $75 each, including plexi glass frame, email me at if interested! I'll ship em to you!
Adventures of a Blue Squiggle: (from L–R) Prologue, Act I, Act II, & Act III

Expect a website update soon with images of new work! All pieces from the show are for sale, please email for price or show inquiries. 
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Thanks for your love & support!

MICA's 2012 Commencement Exhibition! by Nicole M

It's finally here! MICA's 2012 Commencement Exhibition where I'll be showing a recent series of paintings at is this weekend May 10th–May 14th! If you're in the Baltimore area I hope you'll be able to come celebrate hundreds of talented young artists graduate from the Maryland Institute College of Art. =)
Above is a preview of a painting that I'll have in the show. My work will be in the Fox 220 Gallery on MICA's campus so be sure to check it out!  Read a recent email blast I just released with more information on this weekend here! If you'd like to sign up for my mailing list to receive more art updates in the future, sign up here!

If you can't make it out to the show this weekend, look forward to tons of photos from the event after next week!