Site Specific, The Baltimore Area

Five young alumni — based in the Baltimore area — who have carved out impressive creative spaces.

Ben Iluzada ’15
Printmaking B.F.A.

Iluzada, originally from Southlake, Texas, is a prolific printmaker, papermaker and bookbinder. He runs 2.Step.Press, a collaborative printmaking and book arts studio, which he founded his senior year at MICA. Iluzada also runs BSMT PRESS with Sarah Greenlaw ’15 (Illustration B.F.A.), a screenprinting studio that sells original and custom apparel and accessories.

Hermonie Williams ’07
Interdisciplinary Sculpture B.F.A.

Originally from Los Angeles, Williams is a multidisciplinary artist who makes hybrid works using photographs of her sculpture to create comprehensive visualizations of abstract concepts. Williams has been featured in solo exhibitions at Baltimore’s Terrault Contemporary and Gallery Four. Her work has been included in group exhibitions across Baltimore as well as PS122 in New York and Western Exhibitions in Chicago.

Nour Tabet ’14
Graphic Design M.F.A.

Tabet, originally from Lebanon, describes herself as “a trilingual, multicultural and post-geographic designer.” She brings this international perspective to her work at the Washington, D.C., office of Huge, a global digital agency. There, she has designed digital products for clients such as Pfizer, First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative, and NBC.

Harrison Tyler ’14
Interdisciplinary Sculpture B.F.A.

Originally from West Palm Beach, Florida, Tyler is the digital operations manager at Open Works, a non-profit organization in Station North that makes advanced fabrication tools available to the public through courses and shared makerspaces. Along with Evan Roche ’14 (Interdisciplinary Sculpture B.F.A.), he co-founded Jimmi Research, a company that sells user-assembled 3D printers the pair designed.

Alice Gadzinski ’16
Rinehart School of Sculpture M.F.A.

Gadzinski, originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, is an exhibiting artist and Launching Artists in Baltimore (LAB) award winner who was recently an artist-in-residence at the Creative Alliance. Gadzinski’s space reflects her work’s exploration of “ideas of taste and the pressures of social performance, examining the present through past camp iconography.”