Four with MICA ties make Forbes 30 under 30 Art & Style 2021

Four members of the MICA community were included in the Forbes 30 under 30 Art & Style 2021, which highlights those who are creating and designing the future of fashion and the arts. 

Those with MICA ties chosen this year include Maria Fragoso ’19 (Painting BFA), Faith Couch ’19 (Photography BFA), Abigail Lucien and Kahlil Robert Irving. 

Fragoso and Couch are both recent MICA graduates. Fragoso is a painter, makes works that depict intimate relationships, exploring notions of queer identify, feminity and masculinity with strong influence from her Mexican heritage. Couch focuses her photography on accessing the memory of the Black experience and the folklore within memory by using gestures and vivid colors.

Lucien, an Interdisciplinary Sculpture faculty member, is an interdisciplinary artist based in Baltimore raised in Cap-Haïtien, Haiti, and Florida, works in sculpture, poetry, video, and sound. Irving, a Ceramics faculty member who is based in St. Louis, MO, holds a BFA in art history and ceramics/sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute and was an MFA Fellow at Washington University's Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Art, and was recently awarded the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and the Joan Mitchell Foundation grants.