Prof. Kimberly Hall Selected as Second HEMI/MICA Artist in Residence

Feb 23, 2017 | No Comments | By Michelle Pagano

Kimberly Hall, credit: Malcolm Brown

HEMI is pleased to welcome Kimberly Hall, full-time faculty member in the Illustration Practice MFA Program at MICA, who has been selected as the second Artist in Residence for the HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts Program. The goal of this artist/designer in residence position is to bring MICA and JHU faculty together to collaborate and explore ways to represent, visualize, and/or interpret HEMI research. Hall will be with us for the Fall semester, beginning in August 2017, and hopes to give us a new set of analogies and context for our research that may allow it to reach out beyond our peers and intrigue new audiences who are completely unaware of our work.

Hall received her M.A. from Central St. Martins, London, and received a combined B.A. and B.F.A. at Tufts University & The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has been a teacher since 2009 and has won numerous national awards such as the Merit Award and Silver medal by the Society of Publication Designers. Hall’s work is widely published and exhibited around the country.

Her proposed project, “Pete and Repeat (and how they change or stay the same)” will pair her with Prof. Lori Graham-Brady in a study of composites that have an inherent randomness to them, such as soil, cellular materials, and concrete.


 […] When small changes occur in a material Dr. Graham and her team study how those small changes create a bigger change (or failure) in a material. […] It is a common way to reason, linking small actions and outcomes to larger scale affects, and it is a technique that humans use in decision making on a regular basis. Exploring how these relationships work is fascinating not just as a working artist, but as a human being engaging in society at large.


Prof. Hall has worked from east coast to west, from the UK & Europe in publishing, fashion, and art. She has drawn or designed for Coach, Hussein Chalayan, Anthropologie, and the Denver Art Museum, among others. Her illustration work has graced runways, print mags, retail products, and a lot of computer screens. She runs a print and pattern studio based in an old row home in Philadelphia called Nottene, pronounced [nuh-ten-uh]. It is a Norwegian word that means nuts.

The first HEMI/MICA Artist in Residence was MICA photography professor Jay Gould.

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