Madoka Wada

Interactive Art & Design


I use technology in art to make magic.
When we experience unexpected moments, our minds open up, and we remember a sense of wonder.
I practice this magic to engage participants with their true self.


Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD
Interactive Arts BFA, 2016–2018

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


France-Merrick Fellow Training, MICA
Developed and ran trainings as Community Arts & Service Coordinator
Baltimore, MD, 2018

Creator and facilitator, Interactive Mural Lab (IML), Patterson High School
Baltimore, MD, 2017–2018

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

Solo Exhibitions

Everyday Movements, Piano Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 2018

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

For Your Inspiration: Baltimore City Public Schools Exhibition of Student Artwork (As IML), Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, 2018

Break the Bubble (As IML), Rosenberg Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 2018

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 art & installation
Web & graphic design
Community art
event coordination
Social design
Mural creation
Video & sound editing
3D modeling & printing

Computer Skills

Adobe Creative Suite
Raspberry Pi
Ableton Live
Twitter Bootstrap
Balsamiq Mockups


English, Japanese


MITx: Intro to CS, 2017


Interactive Media Department Award, MICA, 2018

MICA Achievement Award, MICA, 2017–2018

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

Dean’s List, MICA, 2016–2018

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