Amy Hoagland artwork

CU Boulder artist wins national award for art about climate change

April 7, 2022

CU Boulder artist Amy Hoagland (MFA candidate, 2022) has received national recognition for her artwork, which addresses climate change, sustainability and humans’ relationship with the natural world.

STEAM student tracing stump rings.

A scientist, an artist, and student interns walked into a forest

Oct. 25, 2021

When you were in high school science class, was one of your lead instructors a sculptor? Maybe, but you probably didn’t know about it. Working with teaching artists is one way CU Science Discovery approached its recent ‘Forests and Fire’ field course held at Cal-wood Education Center, located near Jamestown. The course was part of CU Science Discovery’s efforts to foster STEM engagement and career exploration among Colorado high school students.

Alejandra Abad

Community helps finish hopeful messages art installation in Boulder

Feb. 7, 2021

Alejandra Abad and Román Anaya, University of Colorado Boulder fine arts graduate students, developed the “Our Wishes/Nuestros Deseos” project as a way to create community art during a pandemic. The concept is to reclaim flags, using them to embody inclusiveness instead of as divisive symbols.

Alejandra Abad and Román Anaya, collaboratively known as Abad◮Anaya, pose draped in hand-colored fabrics. (Credit: Alejandra Abad and Román Anaya)

Art flags aim to unite people, celebrate culture, spark hope

Nov. 30, 2020

The new year’s art project and its accompanying public art motorcade are the result of work by two CU Boulder graduate students and artists: Alejandra Abad and Román Anaya, collaboratively known as Abad◮Anaya. The two artists will use flags to artistically represent people’s hopes and dreams as a way to reclaim flags from being divisive symbols about the past and present, and allow them to embody a more inclusive future.

Allyson Burbeck with mural

Street art portrays Denver’s Chicana/o culture

Aug. 19, 2020

Allyson Burbeck has long been interested in graffiti and street art. She wrote her undergraduate thesis on graffiti art in 1980s New York. So, it wasn’t a surprise that the robust graffiti and street art scene in Denver drew her to CU Boulder for a master’s degree in art history.

Gladys Preciado

Gladys Preciado: Antiracist Practice Beyond the Museum’s Walls

July 16, 2020

Gladys Preciado is an educator for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Maya Mobile Program. She teaches Mesoamerican art, history and culture to seventh graders within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). She holds a master’s degree in Art and Art History from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Elspeth Schulze

CU Boulder artist accepted into Tulsa Artist Fellowship program

June 11, 2020

Elspeth Schulze, sculptor, ceramicist and installation artist, was selected out of more than 1,200 applicants. Schulze innovatively modifies found materials into works of art that provide both entrancing visuals and layered meanings. In her world, the ordinary transforms into the exotic.

Jasmine Baetz installing artwork

CU Boulder MFA student creates sculpture to remember Los Seis de Boulder

Aug. 26, 2019

After watching a documentary, “Symbols of Resistance,” on the bombings, Jasmine Baetz, an Master of Fine Arts student at CU Boulder who studies American ceramics, wondered why there was no mention of them on the Boulder campus. “I thought it was a pretty wild oversight,” she said. In 2017 she started a project to create a sculpture dedicated to “Los Seis de Boulder,” the six of Boulder. The concrete, clay and grout monument stands a few feet tall and depicts the visages of the Los Seis in mosaics, with each one facing the direction in which they died, Baetz said.

jasmine colgan

As artist's skin turns white, her art ruminates on the meaning

June 4, 2019

Diagnosed at 21 with vitiligo, which causes a loss of skin pigmentation, Jasmine Colgan says 'I am not a woman of color, but a woman of colors. … My skin, which is both black and white, is a literalization of this fact of my existence'

Aaron Treher, lecturer in the Department of Art and Art History, developed a novel approach to conservation that’s part site-specific artwork and part structure to entice the birds into making it their home.

Pushing Boundaries: Grad students think like barn swallows to craft an artistic nesting site

Sept. 5, 2018

Molly McDermott, a PhD student, and Aaron Treher, an MFA graduate, collaborated on the wooden sculpture that has been installed at a barn swallow colony on private land north of Boulder.