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MFAST features four full-time mentor faculty members for the Studio and Critical Studies components of the program.  Students work closely with their faculty mentor year-round to work through the development of their art practice.

In addition to the mentor faculty, a number of adjunct faculty members join MFAST during the summer session to provide instruction for both Professional Practice seminars and Technology for Artists tracks.


Zlata Baum

Zlata was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia where she lived until the age of twelve before moving with her family to New York City.

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Leah Cooper

Leah, a graduate of MFAST '09, has served as an undergraduate advisor at MICA in addition to being an active member of the Baltimore art community.

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John E. Penny

John Penny has taught sculpture, drawing, fine art, and theoretical studies in Australia, Great Britain, and the United States.

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