Posts tagged "MICA"

Me, Jerry Saltz, Ambition, and Public Urination

by Jeriah Hildwine Jerry Saltz speaking at MICA. This photograph is from a 2008 appearance, originally posted on My first encounter with Jerry Saltz was about five and a half years ago, when he came to speak at the Maryland Institute College of Art while I was a student there in the Hoffberger School... Read more »

Bringing Themselves to the Big City: Artsplosia, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign MFA show, at Co-Prosperity Sphere

By Jeriah HildwinePhotographs by Stephanie Burke I first heard of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign back in late 2003, when I was  applying to graduate school.  A friend told me that it was a well-regarded program, well-ranked by the U.S. News and World Report rankings, and so it went onto the list of nineteen... Read more »

"The Figure Is Tits and Ass," or "Why Thomas Kinkade Needs More Cock"

by Jeriah Hildwine “The figure is tits and ass.” This was Grace Hartigan’s response to the class, when one of my classmates expressed an interest in painting the figure.  Grace was my instructor at the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art, while I was a graduate student there from 2005... Read more »