Isabel Pardo
Isabel Pardo is an artist and curator based in Baltimore, MD. She has a BFA in Painting, Art History, and Curatorial Studies from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Curatorial projects include “This Is Not The End,” a virtual exhibit in January 2021 and MICA’s 2019 Exhibition Development Seminar’s ‘Historically Hysterical’ at Baltimore’s Peale Center. Solo exhibitions include, "Have You Seen the Horsemen Yet?" at The Alchemy of Art in Baltimore, MD and "Half Sinner, All Saint," virtually at The Aerogramme Center for Art and Culture. Inspired by surrealism and alchemy, She strives to create dynamic experiences for the viewer through multimedia paintings and immersive assemblage installations.
In my work I address all painting as a collage. I consider my work a deliberate collection of individual images, layers, and colors spliced together to entwine new and old meanings for each symbol chosen. I draw upon my identity as a painter and curator to engage physical space in a way which alters the viewer experience by translating 2D space in my paintings into 3D installations. Implementing a combination of traditional water media and oil painting with assemblage installations including found objects, fabric, and construction materials, I explore how art historical imagery and symbolism can be re-interpreted and recycled. By use of surrealist and mythological imagery, I create my own form of alchemy in work that is transformative in dimensionality and symbolism.

2021 Maryland Institute College of Art, MD 
BFA in Painting,  Minors in Art History and Curatorial Studies - Summa Cum Laude 
Spring 2020 Studio Arts College International Florence, Italy 

Curated Exhibitions
2021     Isolated But Not Alone, Virtual Exhibition, The Aerogramme Center for Arts and                Culture in collaboration with founder and curator, Zoe Moldenhauer  
2021      This Is Not The End, Virtual Exhibition, Independently curated with Johanna                         Cordasco 
2019      Historically Hysterical, The Peale Center, MICA Exhibition Development                             Seminar, Baltimore, MD
2017      Stigma, Alhamra Art Center, Bernardsville, NJ
2017      Epoch., Farmstead Art Center, Basking Ridge, NJ

Solo Exhibitions
2022     Half Sinner, All Saint, The Aerogramme Center for Arts and Culture, Virtual                         Exhibition 
2022     Have You Seen The Horsemen Yet?, The Alchemy of Art, Baltimore, MD
Group Exhibitions
2022.     Out of Body, Paradice Palase, Virtual Exhibition
2021       The Witching Hour III, Nefarious Contemporary, Virtual Exhibition
2021       Allegorical Impulse, Rumman Collective, Virtual Exhibition
2021       Meridian Prologue, Current Space, Baltimore, MD 
2021       MICA 2021 Commencement Exhibition, Virtual Exhibition
2020       New Normal, MICA GD Archives, Virtual Exhibition
2020       Out of Order, Maryland Art Place, Virtual Exhibition 
2020       EXHALE, Liberty Cycle, Basking Ridge, NJ
2019       Junior Independent Pop-up Exhibition, MICA Lazarus Center, Baltimore, MD 
2019       Personal Directions Pop-Up Exhibition, MICA Main Building, Baltimore, MD
2019       Studio Mixx, Fox 2 Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD 
2019       Who Are You?, Wilgus Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD 
2019       Juried Undergraduate Exhibition, Meyerhoff Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD 
2019       De Colores, Middendorf Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD
2018       First Year Experience Exhibition, Meyerhoff Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD
2018       Generations, Rosenberg Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2021    Allegorical Impulse, The Rumman Collective, Virtual Residency, collective based               in Dubai 

2021      LED Baltimore Art Board featured artist, Baltimore Office of Promotion of the                       Arts, Sept. 2021 
2021        Residual Believers, Issue 1 May 12th, 2021 
2021        Seaborne Magazine, Issue 1 May 28th, 2021 
2020       “Frontrunner Profile of the Week: Isabel Pardo,” by Mary Pat Abruzzo July 2, 

2021       Departmental Recognition Award — MICA 
2020       Reba Stewart Memorial Scholarship — MICA
2019       Student Program of the Year Award — MICA iLead Program 
2019       Emerging Student Leader Award — MICA iLead Program 
2019       Painting Department Scholarship — MICA
2018        Foundation Scholarship — MICA
2017       Creative Vision Award — MICA
2017       The DaVinci Award — MICA
2017       Academic Excellence Award — MICA