Abby Bennett

Abby Bennett (MFA 2015) brings public artwork into focus

Sept. 26, 2023

Master of Fine Arts alumna Abby Bennett has launched a successful career in the arts after graduation and now builds monumental public artworks around the world. Professor Yumi Janairo Roth sat down with Abby and talked with her about her time at CU Boulder and her career trajectory. What was...

Brianne Cohen Southeast Asia research

Eyeing environmental issues through a camera lens

June 6, 2023

For Brianne Cohen, assistant professor of contemporary art history at the University of Colorado Boulder, art is much more than an aesthetic: It can offer powerful commentary on the issues of the day and galvanize public opinion. "There is a question of compassion fatigue. If we’re barraged with all these images of atrocity and war and so forth, can we actually move as a public to effect change? So, that’s the big question for me. Can they do that? I think that (the images) can.”

Brianne Cohen book

How art can mobilize ‘preventive publics’ against barbarism

April 27, 2023

In her upcoming book, "Don't Look Away: Art, Nonviolence, and Preventive Publics in Contemporary Europe" (Duke University Press, May 2023) University of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor of Art and Art History Brianne Cohen delves deeply into the role that art can play in creating public commitment to curbing structural violence in Europe.

Xiao Xiao Strong 2022

The King Awards: Long may they reign

April 11, 2023

The King Awards and Exhibition have been celebrating CU Boulder students’ artwork for more than a decade.

Shloka Dhar

Artist vivifies the pain, diaspora and tragedy of Kashmir

Dec. 21, 2022

Shloka Dhar, who majored in art practices and molecular, cellular and developmental biology, is the College of Arts and Sciences’ outstanding graduate for fall 2022

A Home In Between, Partial C: God's plan for the redemption (Erin Hyunhee Kang)

CU Boulder artist embodies resilience in the wake of the Marshall Fire

Oct. 31, 2022

Artist Erin Hyunhee Kang cultivates collective understanding in her exhibit: “A Home In Between” In a word, MFA student Erin Hyunhee Kang is resilient. Her resilience is not only evident in the themes of A Home In Between, her current exhibit at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA), but it is definitive of her character and perspective on life.

A multimedia installation, titled Dioramas for Tanjong Rimau, by Zarina Muhammad, Joel Tan and Zachary Chan that was featured as part of Brianne Cohen's research.

AAUW awards grants, fellowships to four CU Boulder scholars

Oct. 21, 2022

The funding will allow the scholars to pursue projects related to artists documenting ecological devastation in Southeast Asia and geopolitics in Iran, as well as for career development. Brianne Cohen, the recipient of the American Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship, who researches art history and criticism. AAUW awarded Cohen funds for her project, titled: The Emphatic Lens: Contemporary Art, Ecology and Kinship in Southeast Asia.

Tyler Wilde installs the final letter on the marquee of the Cody Theater as part of the "We Are Coming" display Wednes Sept. 21, 2022. Stephen Dow

'We are coming' highlights Filipinos in the American West

Sept. 21, 2022

Professors’ conceptual art shines spotlight on those who existed at the margins of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West shows

cam nelson

Art scholar wants to make CU Boulder stand out in African diasporic studies

Sept. 9, 2022

For cam nelson, a new assistant professor of art history at the University of Colorado Boulder who is comfortable with both she/her and they/them pronouns, it’s important that their work, rather than their persona, take center stage.

Albert Chong, Winged Evocations, 1998 (detail), bronze masks, steel armatures, pinecone-embellished suits, rawhide, duck feathers, gearmotors, and motion sensors; installation view, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio, commissioned and produced by Oberlin College. Photo: © John Seyfried, courtesy the artist

Receptacles of Memory

May 22, 2022

Lara Mashayekh speaks with artist Albert Chong and scholar Marci Kwon about the role of the archive and mysticism, their lived experiences as professionals in the art world, and their forthcoming endeavors.