Visiting Artist Lecture Series — Fall 2021
LaMont Hamilton is a multidisciplinary artist whose work deals with the spiritual, ecological and subconscious through sound, installation, performance, poetry and lens based medium. Hamilton has been the recipient of several fellowships and awards including the Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship, Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Artadia Award, ArtMatters Grant and more. LaMont Hamilton is the 2021 artist-in-residence at the University of Colorado Art Museum.
Althea Murphy-Price’s work is inspired by the social implication of beauty and its relationship to female identity, women and culture. Topics of real and false, decoration, and imitation are explored in two and three dimensional working methods, using traditional and non-conventional approaches to printmaking, and sculpture. Her artwork has been shown widely throughout the country as well as internationally.
Sama Alshaibi’s photographs and videos situate her own body as a site of performance in consideration of the social and gendered impacts of war and migration. Her work complicates the coding of the Arab female figure found in the image history of photographs and moving images. Alshaibi’s sculptural installations evoke the disappearance of the body and act as counter-memorials to war and forced exile. In 2021, Alshaibi was named a Guggenheim Fellow in Photography. Sama Alshaibi received her MFA from CU Boulder in 2005.
Nicki Green is a transdisciplinary artist working primarily in clay. Her sculptures, ritual objects and various flat works explore topics of history preservation, conceptual ornamentation and aesthetics of otherness. Green has exhibited her work internationally, and has contributed texts to numerous publications including a recent piece in Duke University Press’ Transgender Studies Quarterly.