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The Interdisciplinary Sculpture Department strives to educate students on a broad range of creative possibilities within the material, spatial, and time-based arts. Grounded in existing sculptural disciplines, we believe in the importance of using history and theory as a method to forge new and experimental definitions of sculpture. Our mission is to equip students with a breadth of experience and a depth of understanding that can be drawn upon throughout their professional, personal, and civic lives.


Full-Time, Part-Time and Visiting

Benjamin Luzzatto - Chair

Ben Luzzatto is an interdisciplinary artist living in Brooklyn, NY. His work includes sculpture, architecture, engineering, and object design. His pedagogy is informed by his writing on the philosophy of language. Intimate relationships with timeless, natural systems and individual agency in the face of larger existential threats, like climate change, are at the center of Ben’s practice.

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Sarah Doherty

Sarah Doherty is an artist whose work explores the intersections of art, architecture, urban spaces and technology through installation art and urban intervention projects.

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Ryan Hoover

Ryan Hoover is an artist who employs a range of digital, biological, and traditional artistic media to explore technology, its history, and the future of its impact on society and the individual.

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Hugh Pocock

Hugh Pocock is director of the Social Practice and Sustainability concentration and who leads the Urban Farming course at MICA. His work seeks as a location the points of transaction between culture and natural phenomena.

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Jacquie Tull

Jacqueline Yvonne Tull is an interdisciplinary artist whose work encompasses drawing, digital painting, and sculpture including metalworking, woodworking, casting, fabric, and found materials. She is the Interdisciplinary Sculpture Metalworking Instructor and a member of Automat Collective, an artist-run gallery in Philadelphia. She has exhibited in the Mid-Atlantic region, New York, and Berlin, Germany.

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Rachel Martino

Rachel Martino is a MICA alumnus and metal fabricator by trade. They received their BFA from the department in 2017 and returned as the Research Technician for the metal shop in 2021. They oversee open shop hours.

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David Taylor

David is the Program Coordinator for the Interdisciplinary Sculpture department. He oversees the administrative tasks of the department.

Past Full-Time, Part-Time & Emeritus

David Brooks

David Brooks (b. 1975 Brazil, Indiana) is an artist whose work considers the relationship between the individual and the built and natural environment.

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Abigail DeVille

Abigail DeVille (b. 1981, New York, NY) received her MFA from Yale University 2011 and her BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2007. DeVille has exhibited a constellation of site-specific installations in the United States and Europe.

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Amber Hawk Swanson

Hawk Swanson holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Studio Arts, 2006) and is a recipient of a 2015 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Artist Community Engagement Grant and 2014 Franklin Furnace Fund Grant.

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Ajay Kurian

Ajay Kurian (born 1984, Baltimore, MD) is a multimedia artist whose work has been exhibited internationally.

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Abigail Lucien

Abigail Lucien (they/she) is an interdisciplinary artist raised in Cap-Haitian, Haiti and Florida. Working in sculpture, poetry, video, and sound, their practice looks at ways cultural identities and inherited colonial structures transmit to the body and psyche by playfully challenging systems of assimilation through material.

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Pooneh Maghazehe

Pooneh Maghazehe has exhibited works and collaborative performances at ZKM Center for Art, Beijing 798 Biennale, Newark Penn Station, DePaul University Museum, ICA Philadelphia, and ICA Portland.

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