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Art NOW: Graduate Students' Presentations and Panel Discussion
12:00 - 12:50 pm, January 31, 2020
University Recital Hall
Presentation order: Nicole Riedmueller, Migueltzinta Solis, Amber Morrison Fox, Michelle Sylvestre
Panel discussion with all four candidates.
Graduate Students' Open Studio Critiques
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, January 31, 2020
Location start: Room W869, Centre for the Arts
1:30 pm | Nicole Riedmueller
1:45 pm | Migueltzinta Solis
2:00 pm | Amber Morrison Fox
2:15 pm | Michelle Sylvestre
Everyone is welcome to attend both events
How does care manifest within institutions vs. outside of them? How can the unseen labor of mother be imaged? What is seen/embodied/written as feminine, and who gets to speak from this place? How do we negotiate the tension created between one's own body, the consumption of technology and the way we integrate it into our lives? Why do we desire to have control over our bodies? What are we willing to give up in exchange? Can a decolonial and queered notion of time shift how we relate? These are a few of the questions asked by the art works of the University of Lethbridge's graduate students in Art, New Media and Cultural, Social and Political Thought.
Nicole Riedmueller attended Emily Carr University of Art + Design and later graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University with a Bachelor of Fine Art. She has attended artist residencies both in Canada and abroad, and was awarded a Canada Council grant in Fine Craft. In 2017, she completed a Bachelor of Education degree in Fine Art from the University of Lethbridge. Currently, she is an MFA (Art Studio) student at theUniversity of Lethbridge. Her thesis work and research focuses on feminist approaches to materials and reflects her experiences of motherhood reflecting such themes as domestic spaces, isolation, time distortions and invisible labour. She merges clay slip casting, textile, stitchery, wool and hobby craft in her unconventional material practice.
Migueltzinta Solís is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. He was raised in California and Mexico. He holds an MFA in Art from the University of Lethbridge and a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from The Evergreen State College (Washington State). He is pursuing a PhD in Cultural, Social and Political Thought at The University of Lethbridge where he is creating works of video, textile and performance art which examine notions of cultural hybridity, perversity and time.
Amber Morrison Fox is an emerging artist from Vancouver Island, Canada. She completed her BA in Visual Art and Creative Writing at Vancouver Island University in June 2018 and is now an MFA candidate at the University of Lethbridge. She won the Visual Art Major Award of Excellence, Best Poetry Performance at VIU Create Conference, and Nanaimo Art Gallery’s Achievement Award in 2018. She is also the creator/editor of Sad Girl Review, an online magazine which explores feminine art and writing.
Michelle Sylvestre is a graduate student in the Faculty of Fine Arts, Deparment of New Media at the University of Lethbridge. She holds a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Lethbridge (2017). For the past several years, Sylvestre’s artwork has been presented in group exhibitions in Canada and abroad. Sylvestre’s research interests encompass data physicalization, digital fabrication, personal data tracking, wearable art and technologies, labour and the everyday.
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