Catch up on recent art news headlines in the Southwest region, including people on the move, grants, and more.
The New Mexico Museum of Art Vladem Contemporary is set to become the Santa Fe Railyard’s newest and highest profile occupant.
Morgan Barnard is an experimental saxophonist and installation artist using interactive light play to express actualities of the land.
Mikayla Patton works with hand-made paper, sinew, beads, and embroidery to create sculptures that continue cultural traditions while reflecting the current moment.
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.
Santa Fe-based Tigre Mashaal-Lively creates large-scale interactive sculptures influenced by Afrofuturism, solarpunk, and mycopunk.
Jivan Lee’s series 10,000 Mountains represented a fundamental shift for the painter from chasing the light to deep meditations on place that revealed the miraculous through the mundane.
The Albuquerque Museum tells the compelling story of African American homesteading in New Mexico in the exhibition Facing the Rising Sun.
Through the Flower in Belen, New Mexico is organizing a new installation with a collective of New Mexico artists to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Judy Chicago’s Womanhouse.
David Rios Ferreira and Denae Shanidiin collaborate in a multimedia exhibition at UMFA featuring portals to connect us to lost loved ones and heal communal pain.
In The Passage, Tucson artist Nika Kaiser reimagines endings and the possibilities of a post-human future inspired by the reemergence of Glen Canyon.
Fox Hysen, the 2022 Frederick Hammersley Visiting Artist, will present a talk at the Albuquerque Museum on April 28 and host an open studio on the UNM campus on April 21.
Julio César Morales explores cultural differences as senior curator for ASU Art Museum in Arizona, drawing on his binational experiences to address social justice issues through collaboration.
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.
In So That We May Fear Not at Finch Lane, photographer Jesse Meredith documents an American militia group and illustrates contradictory narratives of maleness and patriotism.
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.
In Celestial Movement, artist Tom Kirby's latest exhibition at Winterowd Fine Art on Santa Fe's historic Canyon Road, the artist's transcendental paintings explore the mysterious and limitless skies as the earth makes its elliptical path through space.
Dyani White Hawk (Sičáŋǧu Lakota) melds Indigenous patterns, materials, and symbolism with modernist archetypes in Speaking To Relatives at MCA Denver.
Houston curator Suzanne Zeller uses their curatorial platform to promote underrepresented queer narratives in contemporary photography.
Southwest Contemporary's handy roundup of choice spring 2022 art exhibitions includes shows in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.
Writer and poet Laura Neal visits Theresa Chong's Dallas exhibition dedicated to the organization of grief, and finds the power in the familiar and heavy emotion.
M12 Studio’s multi-year collective projects show the complexities of rural places and open conversations about what connects us.
Spirit of the Land is a love letter to the Southern Nevada desert: a series of exhibitions opening in late March across three venues celebrates the East Mojave landscape.
In the heart of one of the nation’s most conservative states, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, led by Laura Hurtado and Jared Steffensen, brings groundbreaking contemporary art to the state.
Cara Despain’s exhibition In Memoriam: Carbon Paintings at Utah’s Kimball Art Center confronted the pressing environmental and moral calamities of the American West.