Studio arts sophomore Elisis Miller begins work on a final project for her Studio Arts class final. She has until the end of the semester to make 100 unique bowls. Miller feels as though “shaping clay is like shaping yourself from the inside out while pulling yourself into the bowl.” Along the way, she has discovered that each bowl creates a unique sound during its...
Studio Arts major Dagui Schunemann, left, a sophomore from Brazil, works on her collage during the Layers and Series painting class, in thaw. Natalie Buckner a Studio Arts major, and a junior from Dallas, Texas, works on her art piece in the background.
The Studio Arts BFA Thesis Exhibition “She Wants to Have Her Cake and Eat It Too” opens April 21 with a reception from 5-7 p.m. in the Southwest Annex. Mauriah Creelman, Letitia Hill and Ryan Robertson’s work explores femininity, gender stereotypes and gender norms.
On the evening of March 25, SFUAD students in the Graphic Design and Digital Arts departments put their work on display for Ephemera 7, the latest in an ongoing series of shows curated by members of the Alexis Collective.
On March 24, Santa Fe University of Art and Design’s Southwest Annex was transformed into a temporary art gallery for Phát Lê, Sarah Rothenthal and Chase Stafford, the first group of seniors in the graduating class of 2016. Their Studio Arts BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition was a huge success, attracting attention from students across departments, as well as members of the Santa Fe community. But, this opening senior thesis exhibition marks the beginning of a change in the way the Studio Arts senior shows are run.
Hannah Marcotte installs her piece “Synecdoche of a dress” for the student juried show at Wade Wilson, which opened Feb, 19 and runs through March 11. “Synecdoche” means a part representing a whole. “Synecdoche of a dress,” As Marcotte explained, is about 5-foot-by-5-foot piece she made by taking micro photos of a dress she owns and painting each photo on to 1-foot-by-1-foot boards that make up the whole piece....
From sculpture to photography to drawings, students from the Monte del Sol exhibit their work in the Marion Center for Photographic Arts as part of an annual collaborative exhibit. The show will be up through Feb. 29.
“I try to communicate it in a way that other people could find meaning in it,” studio arts major Ryan Villarma says. “I think art is useful for that purpose, that it can help inform people on different things.”
“Being an artist is a selfless thing to do because it’s about sharing perspectives,” Phát Lê says. “I want to tell a story, not just to communicate with my country but also to unify multiple perspectives. I think that’s why I want to be an artist.”
Junior studio arts major Mike Sutton spends free time in the ceramics studio working on personal projects, such as his pottery. In the photos above, Sutton is shaping a bowl on the pottery wheel. He is new to sculpting but has been a painter for 20 years. “I really enjoy pottery,” Sutton says. “Whenever I work on a project it really makes me slow down and pay attention to what I am...
All of Gardner’s recent paintings came out of her Layers and Series class. She prefers working from photographs. “Most of my work is very straightforward,” she says. “Like, look at the clock, see what’s missing.”
As the school year comes to a close, student art exhibitions fill up the schedule at SFUAD. “We’re just about hitting the time when the campus will be swarming with art,” says Linda Swanson. “In addition to student shows, you’ll be seeing lots of student work around a lot of different places.”
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