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Kimowan Metchewais’s Search for Visual Sovereignty

Kimowan Metchewais’s Search for Visual Sovereignty

Kimowan Metchewais’s Search for Visual Sovereignty For the 2002 installation Without Ground, the Cree artist Kimowan Metchewais transferred dozens of small photographic self-portraits to the white walls of the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania. The full length likenesses were posed in the ICA’s Ramp Space as if they were searching...

October 8, 2020October 8, 2020
Conversation with Interdisciplinary Artist Marcella Ernest

Conversation with Interdisciplinary Artist Marcella Ernest

Conversation with Interdisciplinary Artist Marcella Ernest. Marcella Ernest (Ojibwe), an interdisciplinary film and video artist and a postdoctoral fellow in art history at the University of New Mexico is currently working on a multimedia video installation, The Indians of Gunflint Lake. The focus of the work, as she describes it, is an “abstract narrative about...

October 8, 2020October 8, 2020
Art for Justice Fund Announces Spring 2020 Grantee Cohort

Art for Justice Fund Announces Spring 2020 Grantee Cohort

Art for Justice Fund Announces Spring 2020 Grantee Cohort. Szu-Han Ho has been awarded a grant from the Art for Justice Fund (@Art4JusticeFund) for work on migrant detention. Szu-Han Ho’s work in performance, sound, and installation explores the relationship between bodies and sites of memory. She often works collaboratively, through collective action, structured improvisation, and...

October 8, 2020October 8, 2020
Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Art and Ecology Bill Gilbert has released a new book entitled Arts Programming for the Anthropocene: art in community and environment with Routledge Press. Drawing upon his experience as founder and director of the Land Arts of the American West program, Gilbert makes the case for expanding the frame of tertiary level Fine Arts education beyond the traditional campus context to ensure the ongoing relevance of university and college programs in the Anthropocene epoch. The book includes contributions from five directors of field program on three continents presenting a varied survey of possible models for field-based education.

Professor of Art and Ecology Bill Gilbert releases a new book

Professor of Art and Ecology Bill Gilbert releases a new book. Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Art and Ecology Bill Gilbert has released a new book entitled Arts Programming for the Anthropocene: art in community and environment with Routledge Press. Drawing upon his experience as founder and director of the Land Arts of the American West...

October 8, 2020October 8, 2020
The Department of Art welcomes a new faculty member in Photography

The Department of Art welcomes a new faculty member in Photography

We are excited to announce that we have added an outstanding new faculty member to our Photography program. Mark McKnight (b. Los Angeles, CA) is an artist whose work has been exhibited internationally. His art has been reviewed in Aperture, Art in America, BOMB Magazine, and The New Yorker. Recent solo exhibitions include Mark McKnight (Aperture Foundation, New York, 2020) and in this temporarily...

October 8, 2020October 8, 2020
Congratulations to our Department of Art MFA student Erin Gould!

Congratulations to our Department of Art MFA student Erin Gould!

Congratulations to our Department of Art MFA student Erin Gould! The Faculty Senate Teaching Enhancement Committee awarded the 2019-2020 Susan Deese-Roberts Teaching Assistant of the Year award to Erin Gould. Award Winners are nominated by students and colleagues and are chosen for their teaching excellence and innovation. A virtual awards ceremony will be held this...

October 8, 2020October 8, 2020