Come listen to your professor peers talk about their sabbatical adventures in an informal
‘bring your own bag lunch’ setting!

WHO: Ligia Bouton, Associate Professor, CFA Department of Art & Art History

WHAT: a presentation titled “Endings and Beginnings: A Sabbatical in Two Parts”

WHEN: Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
12:00 to 12:45 pm
WHERE: CFA Room 2018

For more information, call A.J. at 277-2112 or email


Ligia Bouton was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and spent her childhood in London, England. She received her education at Vassar College and at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Her creative work combines sculpture and drawing with performance, digital video, and photography to recreate appropriated narratives. Each project wrestles with the intersection of functionality and narrative, drawing on sources from art history, classical and contemporary literature, and science. Recent projects have been shown at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Guildhall Art Gallery in London, SITE Santa Fe, the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2015 Bouton’s work was featured in the exhibition, “Charlotte Great and Small” celebrating Charlotte Brontë’s bicentenary at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Yorkshire, as well as at Peters Projects in Santa Fe. Past projects have been installed in New York at Bill Maynes Gallery and Denise Bibro Fine Art, and in New Jersey at City Without Walls. Reviews of this work have appeared in Art in America, Art Papers, The Art Newspaper, The Philadelphia Enquirer and The New York Times. Bouton’s video work has been shown at Art Claims Impulse in Berlin, in the Biennial of Contemporary Art, Nimes, France, and at the Temporary Art Center, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, as well as in The Female Avant Garde Festival in Prague.

Ligia Bouton is currently Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Foundations at the University of New Mexico, and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her family.

Upcoming CFA Brown Bag Sabbatical Faculty Presentations:
February 26, 2016: David Schepps (Music)
March 4, 2016: Dorothy Baca (Theatre)
March 21, 2016: Mary Anne Newhall (Dance)
April 8, 2016: Bill Walters (Theatre)