declanmckenna5@gmail.com

Education
Maryland Institute College of Art 2017-2021
B.F.A. in Animation, Printmaking



Residencies and Internships
Globe Collection and Press Intern 09.21 - 12.21
Letterpress, Design, and Production Internship at the Maryland Institute College of Art

Undergraduate Research Associate in Astrobiology 06.20 - 08.20
       10-week residential program with the NASA Goddard Center for Astrobiology

Screenings

2022:
MICA Animation Commencement Screening, Baltimore, Maryland (05.15.22)
Saltwater

2021:
LUCID, A night of Experimental Animation, Baltimore, Maryland (12.17.21)
Saltwater
16th Annual Jena Fulldome Festival, Jena, Germany (10.08.21)
Crooked
Animation Practice, Process, and Production, United Kingdom (04.21.21)
Breaking News: Stars Crash

2020:
Chennai International Queer Film Festival, Chennai, India
bEACH
MICA Animation Festival, Baltimore, MD (11.20.20)
cali
MICA Animation Festival, Baltimore, MD (11.20.20)
A PLACE NOT UR OWN
Balticon, Baltimore, MD (5.24.20)
Breaking News: Stars Crash
MICA Film and Animation Festival, Baltimore, MD (3.1.20)
bEACH
International Festival for Science Visualization, Tokyo, JP (2.16.20 - 2.18.20)
Crooked

2019:
Maryland Science Center Planetarium, Baltimore, MD (12.10.19)
Crooked
Rosenberg Gallery, Baltimore, MD (11.7.19 - 11.25.19)
A Gift for My Mother
Maryland Science Center Sphere, Baltimore, MD (10.15.19)
Torment
Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival - Installation, Baltimore, MD (10.4 - 10.6.19)
Prairie
Nasa Family Day: Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (4.25.19)
Breaking News: Stars Crash

2018:
MICA Film and Animation Festival, Baltimore, MD (12.1.18)
Untitled (Space)



Exhibitions

Solo:

Saltwater
Pinkard Gallery, Baltimore, MD (Nov. 9 - Dec. 3, 2021)

Group:
THE SHOW - Artwalk
 Decker Gallery, Baltimore, MD (May 13 - 16, 2022)
Animation Senior Exhibition
Rosenburg Gallery Baltimore, MD (Dec. 13 - 17, 2021)
Art is Not Enough
Decker Library at the Bunting Center (1.22 - 5.22)
We Are Everywhere
Fox 2 Gallery (10.04.21 - 10.15.21)
Day Dream
Decker Library at the Bunting Center (1.20 - 5.21)
Liber Transformed
Trophy Gallery (3.9.20 - 3.30.20)
We Are Everywhere
Fox 2 Gallery (2.24.20 - 3.21.20)
AVALANCHE
The Brown Center (12.19.19 - 1.20.20)
Open Doors
Scholarship Exhibition at the Mosher Building (12.19)
Paper, Plate, Screen
1515 Building (11.19)
Printmaking Juried Exhibition
Rosenberg Gallery (11.19)
Who are you?
Wilgus Gallery (11.19)
Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival
Parkway Theater Installation (10.19)
Monoprint 2019 
1515 Building (4.19)
Collected Life Drawing Works
Main Building (4.19)
Collected Life Drawing Works
The Fox Building (3.19)
Group Show at the Crown
The Crown Bar (3.19)
Anatomy For Artists
Main Building (12.18)
Juried Undergraduate Exhibition
Decker Gallery (11.18)
Foundation Exhibition
Meyerhoff Gallery (10.18)
Face to Face
ABOX at the Leake Building (4.18)
Showing at the Studios
Mosher Studios (3.18)
Juried Undergraduate Exhibition
Meyerhoff Gallery (11.17)
Popup Show
Soo’s Kim Chi House (10.17)
Showing at the Studios
Mosher Studios (10.17)
QWERTY
Rosenberg Gallery (9.17)
Marin County Fair
(7.17)
Advanced Art
Youth in Arts (7.17)
Advanced Art
Bartolini Gallery at the Marin Center (6.17)
Rising Stars
Youth in Arts (4.17)



Conferences and Talks

2021
Astro-Animation
SAS: Animation Energies at Tulane University, 2021 06.16.2021
Astro-Animation
Animation Practice, Process, and Production, New York, 04.21.21

2020
Astro-Animation
Balticon 54, Baltimore, MD 5.24.2020
The Interwoven Glimmers of Life, Astrobiology and Animation
17th Annual URAA Seminar, NASA Goddard Center for Astrobiology, Virtual, 08.07.2020

2019
Breaking News: Stars Crash, Waves Seen Artist Talk
NASA Family Day, Goddard Center, Greenbelt, MD 4.25.2019



Awards


2022
Sidney Lake Leadership Award (Nominee)
Maryland Institute College of Art

2021
Fred Lazarus Leadership for Social Change Award
Maryland Institute College of Art
Faculty and Staff Queer Alliance Scholarship
Maryland Institute College of Art

2020:
Audience Choice Award
MICA Animation Festival, Audience Vote
Excellency in Planetarium Student Film
Internation Festival for Science Visualization
Undergraduate Research Associates in Astrobiology Award
NASA Goddard, American University
William Ferguson Scholarship
Maryland Institute College of Art, Jury Selected

2018:
Best in Experimental
MICA Film Festival, Audience Vote
Foundation Department Award
Maryland Institute College of Art, July Selected

2017:
Martin Luther King Youth Humanitarian of Marin County
Fred and Jonna Lazarus Endowed Fund Recipient
Maryland Institute College of Art
Phyllis Thelen Distinguished Young Artist
Awarded at the Marin County Fair
Mae Lacourse Scholarship for Civic Action
San Rafael High School Alumni Association
Merit Award
Youth in Arts, Rising Stars Show
Best of Show: Collage
Awarded at the Marin County Fair


Publications
ALL IN Recognizes 2022 Student Voting Honor Roll, Forbes.com, 05.17.2022
ALL IN Campus Democracy 2022 Honor Roll Recepients, 05.12.2022
Student Perspective on Learning Online, Baltimore College Town, 11.02.2020
NASA’s Partnership Between Art and Science: A Collaboration to Cherish, Nasa.Gov, 09.14.2020
Asuka Chondrite: Artist Profile, @NasaSolarSystem, 09.04.2020
Astonishingly old Antarctic space rock could explain mystery of life's weird asymmetry, Space.Com, 08.23.2020
Pristine Space Rock Offers NASA Scientists Peek at Evolution of Life’s Building Blocks, Nasa.Gov, 08.20.2020
NASA’s First Virtual Internship - In Their Own Words, NASA Video, 07.30.2020
Love Hurts, Lit Helps Andrew Simmons, 2020
Laurel Moon Literary Magazine, Brandeis University, Spring 2020



Client Work

Animation:
NASA Goddard - Ocean Worlds Week August 2020, Animated Title Sequences and Icon Design
        - August 2020 Instagram Filter for @nasasolarsystem, Illustration, Animation, SparkAR Coding
        - Asuka Chondrite Publication, Editorial Gif Design
Maryland Institute College of Art - MICA Votes, Video Editing and Animation
MICA Animation Department - MICA Animation Festival, Poster Design and Festival Bumper Animation
Huh. - Directed by Ida Lasic, Assistant Colorist

Art and Design:
Franca Muller-Paz City Council Campaign - Print At The Polls Event, Screenprinted Poster Design
Love Hurts, Lit Helps - Written by Andrew Simmons, Cover Art and Internal Illustration

Research:
Astro-Animation - Video Editor, Research Assistant for Laurence Arcadias. Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Baltimore City Hall - Mayor Scott Arts and Culture Transition Committee, Research Assistant



Arts Events

2020
Print At The Polls: Franca Muller-Paz City Council Campaign
Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD 11.02.2020
Print At The Polls: Baltimore Votes / Vote with MICA Organizers and Activists
Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD 10.30.2020
National Divestment Day: Student Written and Artistic Testimonial Drive
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD 2.03.2020
Student Climate Action Poster Drive - MICA Organizers and Activists
MICA, Baltimore, MD 1.31.2020
2018
Face to Face, Portrait Exchange and Reception with the Baltimore Montessori School
Leake Building at MICA, Baltimore, MD 4.15.2018