We are pleased to announce THE CURSE OF DIMENSIONALITY, an exhibition of the work of Kimberly Hall (MICA Faculty, Illustration Practice M.F.A.) from her time as the 2017 Artist-in-Residence with the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI).  The Artist-in- Residence is offered by Johns Hopkins University as part of the HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts Program.

April 9th-May 19th, 2018
Q Gallery, Milton S. Eisenhower Library
Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus

Many artists rely on the occurrence of chance and mistake to help propel their work into new areas, and while that open-minded approach is sometimes elusive, it is often exciting. For this residency, Kimberly Hall explored the work of Dr. Lori Graham-Brady and her students, who also work with chance in their research of randomness in the behavior of non-homogenous materials, such as concrete and ceramics. Through Kim’s conversations with this group, she was impressed with the ways the scientists described their process and felt it was deeply connected to the struggle of the human condition and making sense of the world. Kim, co-owner of Nottene design studio, has created a scratch-off wallpaper and transparent fabrics that aim to illustrate the practice of research and highlight the connection between discovery and meaning.

About Kimberly Hall

Kimberly Hall received her M.A. from Central St. Martins, London, and a combined B.A. and B.F.A. from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has drawn or designed for Coach, Hussein Chalayan, Anthropologie, and the Denver Art Museum, among others. Her illustration work has graced runways, print mags, retail products, and a lot of computer screens. She runs a print and pattern studio based in an old row home in Philadelphia called Nottene, pronounced [nuh-ten-uh], based on the Norwegian word for nuts.

About the HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts Program

The HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts Program is an opportunity for MICA faculty and students to work with engineers and scientists at the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI). The program aims to encourage collaboration among artists and researchers to examine data, interpret outcomes, and translate results from extreme events in new ways.

For a full description of the program’s goals please visit this website.

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 7:30 am to 3:00 am

Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus, Q Gallery 3400 N Charles St Baltimore, MD 21218

Event Type

Exhibit, Exhibition


MFA in Illustration Practice, Office of Research


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