The four Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts graduate students will showcase their work.
The MFA in film is an interdisciplinary endeavor between the Art and Art History Department and the Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts Department and offers the best of both worlds.
Kim TallBear is Associate Professor, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment. She is building a research hub in Indigenous Science, Technology, and Society. Follow them at www.IndigenousSTS.com and @indigenous_sts. TallBear is author of Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science (University of Minnesota Press, 2013). Her Indigenous STS work recently turned to also address decolonial and Indigenous sexualities. She founded a University of Alberta arts-based research lab and co-produces the sexy storytelling show, Tipi Confessions, sparked by the popular Austin, Texas show, Bedpost Confessions. Building on lessons learned with geneticists about how race categories get settled, TallBear is working on a book that interrogates settler-colonial commitments to settlement in place, within disciplines, and within monogamous, state-sanctioned marriage. She is a citizen of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in South Dakota.
About the Lecture Series:
The Mellon Sawyer Seminar, Deep Horizons: Making Visible an Unseen Spectrum of Ecological Casualties & Prospects, aims to traverse multiple disciplines and perspectives to investigate intersectional questions concerning the changing planet as it affects specific peoples, communities, wildlife species, and ecosystems in varying and inequitable ways.
Virtual conversations with University of Colorado Boulder Master of Fine Arts candidates and Arielle M. Myers.
Schedule of Virtual Events:
Wednesday, May 12, 6:00—7:00 p.m. Registration is required.
Featuring: Cali Banks, Emily Irvin, Chelsea Taylor and Emily Van Loan
Wednesday, May 19, 6:00—7:00 p.m. Registration is required.
Fearturing: Joelle Cicak, Dalton Frizzell, Dallas Guffey and Shelby MacAuliffe
Wednesday, May 26, 6:00—7:00 p.m. Registration is required.
Featuring: Alejandra Abad, Sam Bares, Robert Martin and Mikey Yates
The Master of Fine Arts thesis work is the culmination of two to three years of research and experimentation by graduate students in ceramics, film, interdisciplinary media arts practices, painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture and post-studio practice.
Arielle M. Myers is a curator based in Taos, New Mexico and Denver, Colorado. Arielle earned her Master's degree in Art History from the University of Colorado Boulder. She is a founding member of Union Hall, a non-profit arts exhibition space supporting emerging artists in the Union Station neighborhood of Denver, where she continues to hold the position of Chief Curator. In 2020, she relocated to Taos and opened The Valley, a contemporary art gallery presenting exhibitions of emerging and early career artists both local and national.
Sama Alshaibi talks about her experience in the MFA program at the University of Colorado Boulder and being a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow.
Landing in Colorado just months before 9-11 Sama Alshaibi, an Iraqi immigrant, found her world forever changed. Looking for opportunities to make work about the complex history of the US Middle East relationship, CU Boulder’s Department of Art & Art History became a home for her creativity to thrive.