Margaret MacDonald is a native of New York who has made Baltimore home since 2010. For her MFA thesis in Curatorial Practice at MICA, centered on the intersection of biology and art, Margaret is asking how an exhibition can be a space for experimentation and research. She holds bachelors in Art History and in Chemistry from Grinnell College in Iowa and a doctorate in Chemistry from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked as a research chemist for the US Army and was an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Conservation Science at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a Postdoctoral Fellow in Conservation Science at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. She spent the summer as a curatorial intern at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.



Tiffany Small spent her childhood and adolescence in Germany until she moved to Seattle, Washington to study Creative Writing at Seattle University. After finishing her undergraduate studies, she moved to Washington, DC where she worked in retail and marketing. Tiffany was introduced to graphic design while working at the National Academies Press and began studying full-time in MICA’s Post-Baccalaureate program. She’s currently finishing her second year of MICA’s Graphic Design MFA program. During her three years at MICA she’s explored a variety of communication mediums from brand systems, editorial design and animation to ceramics, welding, and dance.



Joe Crawford Pile is a painter who has worked every step of an art object's journey from studio to gallery. For two and a half years he was an artist assistant to Benjamin Edwards. Over the next eleven years he got handy with picture framing, general fabrication, art handling, and art installation while working for Archival Art Services, Phrame Inc, and MICA Exhibitions. He is currently focusing his energy on his art practice.



Maceo LesterAlex Rubin


Research Assistants

Motor House Opening
Gage Branda
Jake O'Hagan
Sam  Kendrick
Sanskruta Chakravarthy (Kimchi Experiment assistant)
Sarah Whelton

1000 Handshakes Performance Experiment
Mika Rosenberg
Anne Estes