Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series

2021-2022 Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series
Sponsored by the NMSU Department of Art and paid for by the Lilian Steinman Visiting Artist Fund: 

Artist Lecture: Micahel Waugh
Wednesday, January 27, 6:00PM

Please join the NMSU Department of Art and the University Art Museum in welcoming Michael Waugh as our first artist lecturer of the spring season on Zoom, Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
Michael Waugh lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He holds a BA in history from the University of Texas, an MFA in creative writing from Texas State University, and an MA in painting from New York University. For ten years, he helped run the non-profit gallery, Momenta Art in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. His work has been reviewed by the New York Times, Art in America, and ARTNews.

Artist Lecture: Abby Hepner
Tuesday, February, 2, 6:00PM

Please join the NMSU Department of Art for an artist lecture with Abby Hepner. Hepner is an artist and educator. Her artistic practice examines health, technology, and our relationship with place through photography, video, and installation-based work. She frequently works at the intersection of art and science, investigating biopolitics and the use of health as a currency. Hepner holds undergraduate degrees in Art and Psychology from the University of Utah and an MFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico. She has served as a juror for several national exhibitions and is a content contributor for Strange Fire Collective. Her work has been exhibited widely in such venues as the Mt. Rokko International Photography Festival, SITE Santa Fe, the University of Buffalo Art Galleries, and the Lianzhou Foto Festival. Her monograph, The Light at the End of History, will be published by Daylight Books in 2021. She is Assistant Professor of Art and Area Head of Photography at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Artist Lecture: Emily Cobb
Wednesday, February, 17, 6:00PM

Please join the NMSU Department of Art for an artist lecture with Emily Cobb. Cobb is a jewelry designer and maker living in Providence, Rhode Island. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM from Tyler School of Art in 2012. Her work has been featured on the cover of Metalsmith Magazine and in publications such as Digital Handmade: Craftsmanship in the New Industrial Revolution, and exhibited internationally in museums such as the Racine Art Museum, Bellevue Arts Museum, and HOW Art Museum. Emily is currently an Assistant Professor of Jewelry and Metals at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston.



Artist Lecture: Jennifer Morla
Tuesday, March, 2, 6:00PM

Please join the NMSU Department of Art for an artist lecture with Jennifer Morla. Morla is President and Creative Director of Morla Design, San Francisco. With over 300 awards of excellence, she has been recognized by virtually every organization in the field of visual communication. She is the recipient of design’s most honored awards: The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Award and the AIGA Medal.






Artist Lecture: Justin Favela
Zane Bennett Collection Study Room, RM 106, Devasthali Hall
Thursday, March 12, 6:00PM
Please join the NMSU Department of Art for an artist lecture with Justin Favela.

Justin Favela is known for large-scale installations and sculptures that manifest
his interactions with American pop culture and the Latinx experience, Justin
Favela has exhibited his work both internationally and across the United States.
His installations have been commissioned by the Denver Art Museum in Colorado
and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas. His latest major project, Recuérdame, will be on view in New York City at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling until September 8th, 2019. Fav e Podcast. Justin Favela graduated from the UNLV Department of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2010.

Learn more about our previous VAS including Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Justin Groth, Leslie Moody Castro, Hrag Vartanian, Ryan McNamara, Patty Chang, CASSILS, and more. 

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All VAS events are free and open to the NMSU community and the public. It is sponsored by the NMSU Department of Art and is paid for by the Lilian Steinman Visiting Artist Fund.

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