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Ian Colwell

Admissions Counselor

Dept. : Admissions

Ian is the admissions counselor for Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Ian is an interdisciplinary artist born in Poughkeepsie, New York, and is currently living and working in Portland, Maine. In May 2020, they received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking with honors from the Maine College of Art & Design. They have exhibited their work throughout Maine, including the Portland Public Library, The Institute of Contemporary Art, and Maine College of Art & Design.

In their artistic practice, Ian composes colorful, expressive gestures utilizing intersecting elements of sculpture, drawing, and painting. A gender non-conforming artist, Ian presents self-portraits that challenge social constructs surrounding identity. Each portrait is a “Frankenstein” of layered semiotics, including visual motifs of lived experiences both past and present.

They have been an artist resident of the Stephen Pace House in Stonington, ME, in 2019. In addition to their visual work, they also co-curated the annual MECA&D Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis exhibition in 2020.