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Markus Haala, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of New Media & Communication | New Media Division Chair

Markus Haala joined the William Penn University Faculty in the fall of 2019. In 2011 he graduated with a Bachelors in Fine Arts at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He continued on to obtain a M.F.A. in Visual Arts from the New Hampshire Institute of Art in 2019. To create his work, he utilizes state-of-the-art technology such as 3D scanning and printing and laser cutting in order to create objects that embrace concepts of the natural and the artificial, the organic and the synthetic.

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  • 2019 MFA – Visual Arts - New Hampshire Institute of Art. Manchester, NH
  • 2011 BFA – Fine Arts Willem de Kooning Academy. Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • 2004-2007 – Magister Studies in Art History, Archeology and Modern History - University of Bonn. Bonn, Germany
  • 2004 Associates of Arts – Media and Design Technology - Heinrich Hertz Europe College. Bonn, Germany
  • 2019 – Lowell Cultural Council Grant Recipient - Massachusetts Cultural Council. Lowell, MA
  • 2019 – Visiting Artist Fellowship. Art and Design Department - University of Massachusetts. Lowell, MA
  • 2019 – Research Residency Fellowship - Biophilia Research Residency. Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
  • 2017 – MFA Merit Scholarship - New Hampshire Institute of Art. Manchester, NH
  • 2013 – 1st Prize Winner, E-4-All Entrepreneur Award - Deshpanade Foundation/E-4-All/University of Massachusetts. Lowell, MA
  • 2011 – Lancia Talent Award Nomination - Affordable Art Fair. Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 2009 – Mobility Award (Study Abroad Scholarship) - Lesley University College of Art and Design. Boston, MA
  • 2009 – Explorer Award (Study Abroad Scholarship) - Willem de Kooning Academy. Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • 2007 – Federal Study Abroad Grant & Subsidy - Bureau of Education and Research, Germany
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