Meeting of the Minds Lecture

March 31, 2016 at UNM Art Museum, noon-1pm

Meeting of the Minds is an informal series of lunchtime conversations and creative interventions that allow for more intimate exchanges with the artwork on view in the UNM Art Museum. Led by faculty, students, artists, curators, and community members – this program invites multiple perspectives and fresh insights in the interpretation and experience of the visual arts.

PechaKucha talks by artists: Nick Simko , Katelyn Bladel , Stefan Batista , Eugene Ellenberg, Julianne Aguilar, and Erin Fussell

Graduate Students in Art & Art History

UNM Graduate Art Association


Sound Work for Melting

Albuquerque-based artist Marietta Patricia Leis shows her work with David Vogal at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, North Carolina. The show, titled Melting, examines climate change from a personal point of view on a trip to Antarctica.  

I created the sound portion for Leis’ Drake Passage piece. 

Melting runs April 1-August 26, 2016. Leis will be in attendance for the reception on  July 1 and giving a lecture on the work on July 6. 


What is There That We Cannot See? Show & Lectures

Graduate art show on view at the UNM Art Museum. Juror: Courtney Fink.

Lecture: Courtney Fink, February 24, 5:30-7pm

In this lecture, Courtney will talk about her curatorial vision and process for the juried exhibition as well as her work in the field of artists’ spaces over the past twenty years – highlighting projects that connect to artist-centered organizing and the artist as curator.

Courtney Fink is an organizer, arts advocate and curator. She is the co-director and co-founder of Common Field, a new visual arts organizing network that connects contemporary, experimental, noncommercial artist organizations and organizers across the US and beyond. From 2002-2015 she was the Executive Director of Southern Exposure, a 41-year-old non-profit organization in San Francisco that supports visual artists.

Still from Hallowed Ground

Related: I’ll be giving a pecha kucha talk at Meeting of the Minds in the museum on March 31, 2016, 12-1pm along with other graduate artists in the show. 





(un) is my upcoming installation and performance on clearing oneself from feeling stuck.

Exhibition: February 15 – 26, 2016

Closing Reception: Friday, February 26, 5 – 7 pm, with a performance at 5:30pm

John Sommers Gallery
Art Building #84, Room 202
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9pm – 4:30pm


SITE Scholar Inauguration at SITE Santa Fe

Honored to announce that I was nominated as a SITE Scholar for the 2015-2016 year.

Inauguration at SITE Santa Fe on December 11, 2015 in conjunction with the current scholars show. Photographs: Kate Russell

Site Santa Fe's Young Scholars Inaguration and Graduation 2015
SITE Santa Fe’s Scholars 2015-2016 Inauguration
Site Santa Fe's Young Scholars Inaguration and Graduation 2015
SITE Santa Fe’s Scholars Inauguration
Site Santa Fe's Young Scholars Inaguration and Graduation 2015
SITE Santa Fe’s Scholars Inauguration, L-R:  Kaitlin Bryson, Honored Professor Mary Tsiongas, Erin Fussell




Highway Confessional on Soundart Radio in Totnes, United Kingdom

The extended version of Highway Confessional includes a conversation mash-up with Aziza Murray at the Route 66 Diner in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Pleased to announce that it will air on June 18th on Soundart Radio in Totnes, UK as part of the Hildegard to Hildegard showcase on female composers. 

Have a listen if you’re in the area at 102.5 fm, 1:30pm (GMT +1).





Broken Beautiful: Potsherds in Pueblo Pottery

I interviewed Native American Art Historian Dr. Aaron Fry and contemporary Pueblo Potter from Ohkay Owingeh Professor Clarence Cruz on all the ways broken pieces of ceramic pottery represent and connect Pueblo people to the land, to history and their ideology.

These interviews are part of the Albuquerque Sound Booth in the exhibition Visual Sound at Central Features Gallery in downtown Albuquerque, NM, April 24-June 6, 2015.


Image Credit: Artstor. Potsherds; Chaco Canyon black on white, hachure c black, no date


g_olo_g at ISEA2015

Pleased to announce that the project exploring choreography and technology, called g_olo_g, that I worked on in collaboration with Andrea Polli, Rachel McCaulley and Steven Tainsh has been accepted to ISEA2015, the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art in Vancouver, B.C. this August! 

Watch our performance: