Tucson, Arizona is home to an incredible community of creative people. Southwest Contemporary visited in November 2023 to discover the local art scene.
In Interference Patterns at SITE Santa Fe, Nicholas Galanin (Lingít/Unangax̂) stokes rage and reckoning with the dark history and continuing legacies of settler-colonialism.
Check out these Southwest art exhibitions for fall 2023, featuring the churning creativity of community, the crisis of climate change, and cowboys.
Groundswell at the Nasher Expands the Conversation Around Land Art to Include a Multiplicity of Perspectives
Groundswell: Women of Land Art features twelve artists—some names familiar, some fresh—all working concurrently yet in the shadow of their male Land Art counterparts.
Eco art is attracting a new generation of artists, but when working with the land, there’s a way to do it right and a way to do it wrong.
Luis Jiménez’s monumental sculptures are found all over the country. Why is the artist not more well known?
For this social practice collective in Lubbock, Texas, the mesquite tree has become a charismatic icon for water conservation and urban afforestation.
Cannupa Hanska Luger melds past and future in an Amarillo Museum of Art exhibition that pays tribute to millions of massacred Plains bison.
From legendary folk artists in Texas to Black cowboys in New Mexico, these 2022-23 exhibitions are sure to get you thinking and exploring this winter.
The Southwest Contemporary team visits Roswell to do studio visits with the residents of the renowned and generous Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program.
Illustrations from a Murder Capital: Alice Leora Briggs Portrays Ciudad Juárez’s Recent Dark History
Abecedario de Juárez by artist Alice Leora Briggs and photojournalist Julián Cardona is partly an illustrated glossary of narcolenguaje and partly a collection of stories from the streets.
A new hanging of Clyfford Still’s work, co-curated by a cohort of young children, presents "not just boring grown-up things" at Denver’s Clyfford Still Museum.
UMOCA’s artist-in-residence program in Salt Lake City provides studio space and exhibition opportunities for Utah artists while enriching the local arts community.
M12 Studio’s multi-year collective projects show the complexities of rural places and open conversations about what connects us.
Nevada Museum of Art’s Art + Environment Conference transitions to a virtual format with the potential to expand audiences and present more diverse perspectives on Land Art.
Designer and textile artist Josh Tafoya blends traditional patterns and techniques with contemporary fashion in stunning and masterfully crafted designs.
Shoshannah White finds inspiration in environmental science and the climate, sparked by the interaction of raw materials and the photographic process.
Artist Isadora Stowe's work explores the landscape of the mind as it relates to the physical environment. She creates an all-encompassing vision with a visual vocabulary that is both personal and builds on the universal.
Catherine Czacki, who is based in Portales, NM, finds radical healing in making her art—objects, sculptures, paintings, talismans, and wall hangings from a variety of different materials— and enjoys the subversive side of indulging in material.