2023 Extreme Arts Final Presentations

HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts Program Final Presentations

Each year, students from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) work with MICA faculty and JHU researchers as part of the HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts Program. Artists bring their unique perspectives to the problems and methods being explored by HEMI researchers, applying what they learn to their artistic practice.

This year, HEMI hosted three Extreme Arts interns:

  • Shan Deng (HEMI faculty host: Tyrel McQueen, MICA mentor: Liz Enz)
  • Mantis Harper-Blanco (HEMI faculty host: Kenneth Livi, MICA mentor: Giulia Livi)
  • Lianghong Ke (HEMI faculty host: Paulette Clancy, MICA mentor: Jay Gould)

Please join us for final presentations from these artists on Tuesday, Sept. 26. Presentations will be held in Malone Hall, Room 137 and will be followed by a light lunch reception.


September 26, 2023




Malone Hall 137


Parking in the South Garage is recommended. Please see the attached map.

Extreme Arts Summer Project Final Presentations

Join us as we celebrate the completion of projects by our 2019 HEMI/MICA summer program participants!

Laila Milevski (Illustration Practice) worked with Prof. Thomas Gernay (Dept. of Civil Engineering) to create a pamphlet series related to different aspects of fire engineering, as well as a stop-motion animation centered on the experience of wildfire and losing one’s home.

Mae Rowland (Interdisciplinary Sculpture) worked with Prof. Susanna Thon (Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering) on the nature of physics and light in the scope of computational modeling and digital 3D rendering.

Yi Zheng (Illustration) worked with Prof. Sabine Stanley (Dept. of Earth & Planetary Sciences) on creating illustrations and animations related to planetary magnetic fields and interior structure models.

Presentations will take place in Malone Hall, Room G33/35.

Symmetry & Fracture: Works by Jenna Frye

HEMI research asks fascinating questions about what happens to materials under extreme conditions. Much of HEMI research can’t be perceived without powerful scanning technologies, let alone touched. Touch and perception, however, are both essential to how artists and designers learn and understand the world.

Symmetry & Fracture offers a way to physically connect with the complex research ideas of HEMI labs through hands-on exploration of mineral crystal systems and the grain boundaries of metallic materials.

You are invited to playfully investigate and decide for yourself where or if boundaries lie between art and science.

Extreme Materials and Conditions: Common Ground between Art and Science Gallery Reception

Extreme Materials and Conditions: Common Ground between Art and Science by Jay Gould, 2017 HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts Program Artist in Residence

A capstone exhibition of works developed over a one-year residency with the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute

Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Q Level
3400 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218

Artist Talk 5:30 – 6 PM

Extreme is a word often used to consider the outermost limits. We strive to find the boundaries of our existence, yet we assume that those bounds can always be pushed further. This exhibition of photographs and sculptural works uses analogy and storytelling to playfully describe how HEMI is pushing the extreme boundaries of materials, time, and scale through their research. The audience is invited to consider the imagination required to observe and test a world that is so far beyond our given, natural senses.

HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts Summer Project/Internship Proposal Deadline

The Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI) and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) are pleased to announce the 2015 Summer Project/Internship. The goal of this project/internship is explore visual representations of the HEMI organization, structure, current research, and relationships. Visual representations can include, but are not limited to: storyboarding and narrative, animation, photography, graphic design, interactive arts or products, games, information visualization, illustration, or drawing.

HEMI expects the internship to take place between June 1 and August 15, 2015.

Click here for details on what to include in your proposal.

Proposals are due by 5:00 pm Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Please email the proposal as a single PDF document to the HEMI Senior Administrative Coordinator, Ms. Bess Bieluczyk ([email protected], 410.516.7794). Questions may be addressed to Ms. Bieluczyk as well.

HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts Open House Image Submission Deadline

The HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts Program is a new initiative that brings faculty and students from both institutions together to explore unique perspectives on extreme events.  The program aims to encourage collaboration among artists and researchers to examine data, interpret outcomes, and translate results from extreme events in new ways. It is our hope that this dialog will create a stronger community through a shared sense of curiosity and exploration.

We invite you to celebrate the launch of the Extreme Arts Program at our Open House: April 16, 2015 from 4:00 – 5:30pm. Registration is required.

Any images submitted after today are not guaranteed to be included in the Open House.

HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts Open House

HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts Open House
Light refreshments will be provided

Location: Malone Hall, Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University

The Open House provides an opportunity for Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) faculty to learn about each other’s research interests and explore potential synergies. Possible mutual areas of interest may include but are not limited to:

  • Data visualization
  • Interpretation, translation, and/or effective communication of large amounts of data
  • Response to research regarding HEMI ‘extreme’ events, collaborations, interdependent systems through:
    • Storyboarding and narrative
    • Animation
    • Photography
    • Graphic Design and graphics
    • Interactive arts or products
    • Games
    • Information visualization
    • Illustration
    • Drawing
    • Painting
    • Sculptural forms or materials

At the Open House, we will be announcing a residency program at HEMI for an artist or designer for Fall 2015 semester. This proposal-based opportunity encourages JHU and MICA faculty to team together to explore new approaches and provide new perspectives to HEMI-related research and themes.

The event is free, but registration, providing some basic information and images, is expected by April 6, 2015. The registration data will be available to participants at the Open House to support collaboration and shared dialog at the event. Any submissions after April 6th will not be included in the Open House.

Images and information submitted  at registration will be used for display and a program distributed at the event as well as for publicity surrounding the Open House.

Click here to register if you are a MICA faculty member/student. Registration will request the following items:

  • Contact information
  • Artist/Designer statement and/or research interests
  • Personal website URL for your practice and/or research
  • Upload of up to three images (jpeg format preferred, 300 dpi) which will be displayed during the Open House

Click here to register if you are a JHU faculty member/researcher. Registration will request the following items:

  • Contact information
  • Research interests
  • Personal website URL for your research
  • Upload of up to three images (jpeg format preferred, 300 dpi) which will be displayed during the Open House

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Bess Bieluczyk, [email protected] and (410) 516-7794.

Information for attendees:

If you are traveling by car, visitor parking is available in the South Garage. If you are using a GPS system for directions, the best address to use in 3101 Wyman Park Drive.

Malone Hall (#43 on the map) is located between Mason Hall and Hackerman Hall on the Johns Hopkins University campus.