Justin Favela, Luis Tapia, and Rose B. Simpson are recipients of the inaugural Joan Mitchell Fellowship, which gives awardees unparalleled recognition and $60,000 in unrestricted funds.
Devon Dikeou’s Mid-Career Smear in downtown Denver is a retrospective that examines "in-between" spaces with keen observation and irreverent humor.
The artists in Undoing Time: Art and Histories of Incarceration explore the relationship between visual culture and imprisonment at the Arizona State University Art Museum.
San Antonio artist Michael Menchaca’s Artpace exhibition, The 1836 Project, is an immersive video installation employing poppy animation to take aim at “the colonial fantasies of the Texas creation myth.”
Patricia Norby, the first Indigenous curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, talks about the representation of Indigenous art in institutional gallery spaces.
A handful of DIY, artist-led endeavors in the Southwest demonstrate how artists don’t just DIY—they do it for and with each other.
Hung Liu’s Sanctuary at Turner Carroll Gallery in Santa Fe illuminated and paid respect to the renowned artist and her moving works.
Tucson galleries and museums are tackling an array of topics during the fall 2021 exhibition season, bringing together artists working in neon, sculpture, video, installation art, photography, and more.
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum in Arizona explores the Visionary Arts movement with exhibitions featuring Alex Grey and Allyson Grey plus several contemporary artists based in and beyond the Southwest.
SITE Santa Fe presents three multi-sensory installations by Joanna Keane Lopez, Oswaldo Maciá, and Johnny Ortiz for fall 2021.
Hunt Slonem: Curiouser and Curiouser at K Contemporary in Denver features 200 pieces from the New York artist's career—including his signature bunnies.
At the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe, worldwide Indigenous artists render the effects of uranium mining and nuclear bomb testing on their lands and people.
Thais Mather: Western Blue at Santa Fe’s form & concept ponders the comprehensive characteristics of the color blue in a cunning display of sculptural installations, micro-pointillist drawings, watercolors, and holograms.
Golden Light, Long Shadows, and Roadside Flowers, a new exhibition by Daniel McCoy, opens at Hecho a Mano in Santa Fe on September 24.
Gulf Coast Anthropocene, the latest exhibition at Project Row Houses in Houston, features works that stray from traditional narratives of the climate crisis to center the Black and brown communities most at risk.
Artist Tigre Mashaal-Lively talks with Southwest Contemporary about the burning of The Solacii sculpture, which was destroyed in a suspected arson outside of Santa Fe’s form & concept gallery.
As voting rights and the DACA immigration program took hits in Texas, Arizona artists Gloria Martinez-Granados and Joan Baron remain committed to John Lewis’s renowned call to make "good trouble."
The Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, established in 1967, gives worldwide artists an entire year of rent-free creation, monthly stipends, support for artists with children, large spaces, and beautiful light in southeastern New Mexico.
From Land Art in Nevada to abstraction in Denver, from demons in Dallas to the legacy of Elaine Horwitch in Santa Fe: visit ten art exhibitions across the Southwest before summer ends.
In Imminent Archive, George Bolster and Dong Kyu Kim exhibit exquisite textile works that examine time, displacement, and the human search for home.