2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition
Runs: April 17 – May 9, 2015
Opening Reception: April 24th, 4 – 8 PM
This year’s MFA graduates are Aubrey de Cheubell, Lea WiseSurguy-Sophiliazo, and Kristopher Wilson. While all working in highly different formats, each artist has a connection to the world around us as well as within us.
Read more HERE
Graduating MFA student Lea WiseSurguy-Sophiliazo and Mr. Ruben Zapata from NMSU’s Food Safety Laboratory will be giving a collaborative artist and scientist lecture on the bio-artworks of Lea WiseSurguy-Sophiliazo, who uses agar to grow human bacteria in her artwork.
This lecture will be an insight into the precedents of bio-arts, a look into the current works of bio art in the University Art Gallery, and a scientific explanation of the technologies used for these pieces
The gypsy wagon will be making a stop at the University Art Gallery on April 7th at 4pm. Peter and Donna Thomas are book artists from Northern California who have been spending the last year traveling around the U.S. in a handmade gypsy wagon. The wagon is their temporary home as well as a place to sell their books, teach book arts workshops and give talks and lectures. Wherever they’ve gone, their gypsy wagon has attracted attention for its whimsical color and design.
For more information on the Wandering Book Artists, you can visit their website at: http://wanderingbookartists.blogspot.com
The NMSU University Art Gallery hosted the annual Juried Student Show, the exhibition featured a wide range of artwork created by both undergraduate and graduate students from diverse disciplines, and various majors across the NMSU main campus.Juror Fausto Fernandez carefully weaved through the online submissions and chose which ones would be included in the show. Click here to see who made it in the show and who also got awards! Read more here.
Artist workshop in conjunction with JSS 2015:
Juan Cholo-“Light is the New Heavy”:
March 20, 12-2pm. Read more here.
Las Cruces Creates
A group exhibition running in the University Art Gallery January 15th, through February 28th, 2015. This group exhibition features 21 different artists who are currently making art within the community of Las Cruces.
Las Cruces Creates includes works by Chris Bardey, Nancy Begin, Karen Bucher, Sharbani Das Gupta, Greg Decker, Carlos Estrada-Vega, John Garrett, Stephen Hansen, Amanda Jaffe, Suzanne Kane, Robin Labe, Rosemary McLoughlin, Brack Morrow, Louis Ocepek, Mary Robertson, Joshua Rose, Jesse Reinhard, Jacklyn St. Aubyn, Isadora Stowe, Jean Reece Wilkey, and Mary Wolf.
Events Associated with Las Cruces Creates:
JOHN GARRETT USES YOUR OLD CLOTHING FOR A RAGS TO ARTWORK WOVEN COMMUNITY STORY! Community weave will ask Las Crucens to donate their old t-shirts and clothing to be used in a large woven piece.
Starting on January 5, Garrett and Sage request that you donate all forms of knitted garb, including used and old T-shirts, knitted pants, shirts and skirts, which, over the course of the month, will be constructed into a large tapestry. Read more here
Saturday, February 7, 12oo-4:00pm
Las Cruces Connects was a celebratory weekend of art exhibits, art based events, and performances. This artastic weekend created a connection between the University Art Gallery, Las Cruces Museum of Art, and all the various arts organizations within our community. We created a map of each participating organization. There was bus transportation at each of the blue marks on the map. View the map here: Art_Hop_Map_ 2015Final.
Saturday, February 7, 2pm
On curating vs. Creating and Miami Basel
Thursday, February 12, 6pm
On community arts engagement
Saturday, February 21, 12-2pm
A workshop with the artist Isadora Stowe.
Thursday, February 26, 6pm
On his art and the Community Weave project.
Friday, February 27, 3pm
Author Peter Turchi will give a talk exploring the challenges of discovery, the challenges of presenting those discoveries, and how the presentation itself is often the key to discovery.
August 29-December 6, 2014
Off the Wall is an exhibition inspired by the minimal wall drawings and sculptures of Sol LeWitt. This two-parted exhibition will both trace the history of Sol LeWitt’s relationship with NMSU, as well as show the extent of his influence on a new generation of artists who use the surface of the wall as their canvas.
Read full press release here
June 13-August 2, 2014
In this exhibition, we featured two distinct shows: “Old Friends and New Faces: Selections from the Permanent Collection” as well as “New Mexico Center for the Graphic Arts: Prints for Sale”. Old Friends and New Faces featured the latest works to be added to the collection through donations, including seven silkscreen prints by famed American artist Andy Warhol and a bronze bust by renowned British Modernist Sir Jacob Epstein. The exhibition also includes works in many media, as well as works by local favorites like Ken Barrick, Gaspar Enriquez, Becky Hendrick and Luis Jimenez. Some of the best examples of contemporary book art from the collection were also on view. Read more here.
April 25 – May 10, 2014
842 Miles is the result of a semester-long collaborative project between students in the Metals Programs of New Mexico State University and Stephen F. Austin State University in Nagogdoches, Texas. It is co-curated by Lauren Selden McAdams and NMSU Assistant Professor Motoko Furuhashi, and will feature mixed media objects that have been worked on by students at both universities.
April 25 – May 10, 2014
Histories Remediated: The NMSU 2014 MFA Exhibition will feature works by three current MFA Candidates—Eddy Escobar [a.k.a. “Juan Cholo”], Nick Gialanella and Will Ross. These young artists work in a variety of media areas, including photography, painting, printmaking, video and sculptural installation.
March 13 – April 5, 2014
Jessica Pizana-Roberts served as Juror for JSS 2014
January 23 – March 1, 2014
The exhibition features works from three contemporary artists – Michael Borowski, Frol Boundin and Richard Hesketh – all of whom are adjunct faculty in the NMSU art department.
Conserving Tradition: Caring for the NMSU Retablo Collection
October 25 – December 21, 2013
The NMSU retablo collection received restorative work by students in NMSU’s Museum Conservation Program and were displayed for the first time in 10 years. The conserved pieces were presented along with before photos, as well as brief explanations of the techniques used in the restoration.
Make ‘Em All Mexican
October 25 – December 21, 2013
Amidst the roiling national debate about American identity, veteran California Latina artist Linda Vallejo creates a realm in which US popular culture is overlain with a Mexican-American sensibility. Gleefully raiding the world of classic commercial images of middle class WASP life, Vallejo gives common American icons a new “sabor” or flavor. The result is the satirical series “Make ‘Em All Mexican.”
- Gordon Fuglie, Curator, Central California Museum of Art
Post Racial U.S. ?
October 25 – December 21, 2013
The juried exhibition, titled, “Post-Racial U.S.?,” was inspired by the election and reelection of President Barak Obama. Over 100 artists submitted over 300 works of art for consideration. Andrew Connors, art historian and curator at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History was the juror for the exhibition.
NMSU University Art Gallery Annual Juried Student Show
March 8 – April 6, 2013
The exhibition features the work of 37 student artists at all levels of study, working in many media areas, including ceramics, video, charcoal drawing, oil paintings, photographs and mexed media installations. The exhibition will run until Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Texas-based sculptor Grant Billingsley, a nationally-recognized artist who is currently working at the Boarder Arts Residency program in La Union, served as juror for this year’s show.
November 9, 2012 – January 11, 2013
Rematerialized included a group of eight contemporary artists from US and Canada, whose work focuses on the use of objects, performances, and spaces, recycled, reapplied, recast, recombined and re-contextualized from our everyday world. Participating artists were: Io Palmer, Assistant Professor at Washington State University, Pullman, WA., Paho Mann, Assistant Professor of Art at University of North Texas, Denton, TX, Heidi Schwegler, Associate Professor of Metals at Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR, Joe Casey Doyle, NMSU alum, Assistant Professor of Art and Design at University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, Angela Ellsworth, Associate Professor at Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, Elizabeth Lundberg Morisette, independent artist living in Ft. Collins, CO, Tim Liddy, independent artist living in Kirkwood, MO, and Kuh del Rosario, indendent artist living in Vancouver, BC.
- NMSU UCOMM VideoTonya Suther of University Communications interviewed interim Gallery Director, Dr. Stephanie Taylor about the current exhibition, rematerialized and upcoming plans. Click the above link to view the segment.
- NMSU NewscenterHere we have an article about the rematerialized exhibition from UCOMM. Click on the above link to read it.
Draw a Line and Follow it: Videos by William Lamson
September 14 – October 28, 2012
Brooklyn-based artist Will Lamson often uses his knowledge of technology to interact with and change perceptions of everyday objects, and this display of some of his recent video work highlighted his unrelenting and often surprising exploration of the interface between man, nature and machine. This was the first complete exhibition of video-based work to be featured in the UAG.
This exhibition was presented in partnership with ISEA2012 “Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness,” the 18th Annual Symposium on Electronic Art.
THINKING NEW MEXICO : A CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION
May 25 – September 1, 2012
A celebration of the centennial of New Mexico statehood (1912-2012), this exhibition showcases artwork from each decade from the 1910s to the 1970s, and surveys the best in contemporary New Mexico art.
2012 MFA Thesis Exhibition
April 20 – May 12, 2012
2012 Juried Student Show
March 16 – April 4, 2012. The juror for JSS 2012 was Lisa Anne Auerbach.
Meow Wolf Presents Glitteropolis
November 30, 2011 – February 18, 2012
An interactive, immersive environment by a Santa Fe-based artists collective.
Looking Back/Looking Forward: Amanda Jaffe Retrospective
September 2 – October 15, 2011
Works by retiring Ceramics Professor, Amanda Jaffe dating from 1977- 2011.
Milford Zornes: California Watercolorist
Works from the Bob and Mary Culpepper collection
May 20 – July 22, 2011
Bob and Mary Culpepper met Milford Zornes in Colima, Mexico and began collecting his artwork over many years, steadily adding to their collection. The Culpeppers purchased one from 1924, when Zornes was only 16, and even have one painted by Zornes’ on the occasion of his 100th Birthday celebration in in 2008.
The Cheated Eye 2011 MFA Show
April 15 – May 6, 2011
Featuring works by Brad Adams, Bethany Carlson, Kyle Coffin, James C. Gamble, Rebecca Munoz and Natalia Rodriguez.
2011 Juried Student Show
March 11 – March 31, 2011
2011 Department of Art Faculty Biennial
January 21 – February 23, 2011
Modern Design·Folk Art
October 15 – December 17, 2010
Unmute: Text and Image in American Art 1970-2000
August 20 – October 1, 2010
Connecting with the Divine
Devotional Art in New Mexico
June 4, 2010 – August 6, 2010
En Masse: 2010 MFA Exhibition
April 16 – May 7, 2010
Chris Bardey, Amanda Marcott, James Meaux, Jacob Munoz, Elizabeth Nielsen, Brett Thompson, Isadora Stowe, Edward Schmitt, Angelita Rodriguez, and Seth Roby
2010 Juried Student Show
March 12 – March 31, 2010
Luis Roldan: Permutados y Testimonios
January 22 – February 26, 2010
Joanna M. Wezyk: Construction Zone
November 6, 2009 – January 11, 2010