Madoka Wada

Interactive Art & Design


I am a senior Interactive Arts major at Maryland Institute College of Art and have extensive professional experience as a web designer. Art and design can significantly improve people’s relationship with one another and with technologies. My practice embodies the intentional use of a variety of tools, including interactive art, community art, social design, and contact improvisation.


Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD
Interactive Arts BFA Candidate, 2016–2019

Berkeley City College (BCC), Berkeley, CA
Non-degree program for transfer students, 2014–2016


Creator and facilitator, Interactive Mural Lab, Patterson High School
Baltimore, MD, 2017–Present

Community Site Leader, School Mural, Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School
Baltimore, MD, 2017


Traveling O, Porto Gallery, Yokohama, Japan, 2011

Rainbow People, Sangatsu no Hitsuji, Tokyo, Japan, 2005

Venus, Sone Bar, Tokyo, Japan, 2004

The Anthem of the Sun, Sone Bar, Tokyo, Japan, 2003

Group Exhibitions

Transition, Piano Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, 2017

From Incarceration to Liberation / De la encarcelación a la liberación, The Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2015

Yasashisa ga tarinai, Bigakko, Tokyo, Japan, 2011

Pamir wo chacha seyo, Bigakko, Tokyo, Japan, 2011

Wonder Seed 2010, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan, 2010

Chiyoda Art Festival 3331 Independent, Arts Chiyoda 3331, Tokyo, Japan, 2010

Yawoyorozu: Love!!, Sone Bar, Tokyo, Japan, 2006

Artist in Residence

La Casa de los Niños de Yucatán, Hoctún, Mexico, 2012

Kotobuki Creative Action, Yokohama, Japan, 2010–2011

Art & Design Skills

Interactive arts
Web & graphic design
Social design
Community art
Mural creation
Video & sound editing
3D modeling & printing
Digital fabrication

Computer Skills

Adobe Creative Suite
Raspberry Pi
Ableton Live
Twitter Bootstrap
Balsamiq Mockups


MITx: Intro to CS, 2017


MICA Achievement Award, MICA, 2017–2018

A. Claire Gaskens Harper Scholarship, MICA, 2017–2018

Dean’s List, MICA, 2016–2017

Art and Cultural Studies Award, BCC, 2016

Bernard Osher Foundation Scholarship, Bernard Osher Foundation, 2016

Academic Honor Student, BCC, 2014–2016

Winning Team, Startup Weekend Tech for Good San Francisco, 2013