Benjamin Winans's sculptural works contend with the impact of Christian nationalism within national memory and the artist’s own lived experience.
New Mexico Artists to Know Now
Roswell-based artist Kate Turner makes art that reflects her unique history and experience and examines contemporary issues of race, gender, and identity.
Karma Henry is a Paiute, Italian, and Portuguese artist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, whose acrylic paintings consider the landscape as site for both the literal and personal embodiment of place.
Zuyva Sevilla, an artist based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, makes new-media works that contemplate the cosmic and ineffable, such as heat signatures and dust patterns.
Ahní Rocheleau is a Santa Fe-based artist whose interdisciplinary work collapses the distance between humans and nature, exhibiting a deep care for the environment that bridges art and activism.
New Mexico artist Lynnette Haozous (Chiricahua Apache, Diné, Taos Pueblo) combines art and activism with murals that bring representation of Native peoples and cultures into public spaces.
Kaitlin Bryson works at the intersections of art, community, ecology, and social justice to create works that reframe concepts of decay while elevating the experience of transformation.
Apolo Gomez’s series Exodus fuses the commonplace with something more curious, yielding presentations that seamlessly cohabitate together.
Hernan Gomez Chavez, an artist and activist, makes work about his personal history along the borderlands of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Kirsten Angerbauer creates immersive, multi-sensory experiences and installations constructed of site-specific designs, sound art practices, and new media.
As a photographer, curator, and small business owner, Cougar "Ndoi" Vigil integrates multiplicities of perspectives into his work about Indigenous narratives, perspectives, and knowledge systems.
New Mexico artist Jennifer Thoreson calls on her own religious experiences as she examines the complex relationships between belief systems and human behavior.
Southwest Contemporary announces the 12 New Mexico Artists to Know Now 2023.
Southwest Contemporary announces the fourth annual 12 New Mexico Artists to Know Now and a group exhibition.
Morgan Barnard is an experimental saxophonist and installation artist using interactive light play to express actualities of the land.
Artist Amelia Bauer's playful approach to the subject of ruins—ancient and contemporary—acts as a perceptual leveling device in her series On Ruins.
Mikayla Patton works with hand-made paper, sinew, beads, and embroidery to create sculptures that continue cultural traditions while reflecting the current moment.
Adrian Aguirre resides in Las Cruces where he is an educator and artist exploring issues of migration through representational drawing and painting.
Albuquerque artist Caroline Liu paints images that teeter between the real and the imaginary.
Artist Terran Last Gun (Piikani) creates ledger drawings, prints, and murals that translate Indigenous culture and cosmology into geometric explorations of color, shape, nature, and sky.
A native of Albuquerque’s South Valley, Eric J. Garcia imbues political art with personal experience.
Albuquerque-based artist Welly Fletcher’s sculptural practice activates lines that question normative gender roles, sexual orientation, and identity.
Santa Fe-based Tigre Mashaal-Lively creates large-scale interactive sculptures influenced by Afrofuturism, solarpunk, and mycopunk.
New Mexico-based artist Nina Elder explores geology, ecological processes, and deep time while addressing social justice and transformation with materials like radioactive charcoal, stardust, and pulverized guns.
Artist, activist, and curator Nikesha Breeze creates ritualistic art to explore intergenerational trauma and healing.
Artist Emily Margarit Mason creates staged, surreal photographs that translate the physical world from something seen to something felt.
Artist Sarah Siltala uses masterful techniques to create flashes of awareness that visit most of us infrequently—instances of total presence.
Artist Shannon Christine Rankin works with maps to depict new, reimagined, and ever-changing geographies.
Designer and textile artist Josh Tafoya blends traditional patterns and techniques with contemporary fashion in stunning and masterfully crafted designs.
Artist Izumi Yokoyama's drawings depict the natural world, exploring the relationship and fragile balance between living and dying.
Artist Andrés de Varona’s photographs show his perspective on human life, addressing loss, conflict, and grief.
Shoshannah White finds inspiration in environmental science and the climate, sparked by the interaction of raw materials and the photographic process.
Artist Catie Soldan uses experimental darkroom techniques to represent the emotional qualities of nature in her fine-art photography.
Artist nicholas b jacobsen works to untangle the genocidal practice of removing Indigenous people from their immemorial homelands.
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.
Artist Tommy Bruce's many-sided art practice comments on identity construction, often through his real-life renderings of furries.
Southwest Contemporary announces a call for artists for the third annual 12 New Mexico Artists to Know Now feature.
“The intention of this work is to honor vulnerability, impermanence, and cycles of life on our planet,” c marquez says of their work, which includes two-dimensional pieces, sculpture, installation, and the results of a daily sketchbook practice.
Intensely thoughtful, Raphael Begay sees significance in objects and quotidian scenes and is able to begin a conversation with the viewer through his lens. With installations and discussions about his work, he adds a further dimension of storytelling that engages community...
Garcia, an Art Institute of Chicago–educated artist who moved to Santa Fe from his native Houston in 1987, developed a unique transfer procedure: he creates an image or pattern on paper that’s soaked in gum arabic and water, which is then hand pressed onto a painting surface.
Currently residing in Albuquerque where they are pursuing an MFA in photography, MK began the recent series The Pain Is Just an Annoyance Now as members of their family began to pass away and they witnessed the grief of their mother. These losses spurred an exploration of the complications of family relationships, as well as obscured histories through the physical remnants of the past that shore up the present—family photo albums.