Viola Arduini / MFA Art & Ecology
Viola is an Italian artist currently based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In her work, she investigates the relationships formed by humans, animals, and technology. Graduated in Documentary Photography (MA) from University of South Wales (UK) in 2015, she’s completed her MFA in Art & Ecology at University of New Mexico in 2019.
Hollis Moore / MFA Art & Ecology
Hollis is an artist and educator currently living in Albuquerque, NM. She investigates environmental issues related to water scarcity with performative field research, printmaking, and installation. Moore begins each project by facing a tenuous perception on an ecological system and progresses as she unfolds her knowledge about that place. Her deformation of knowledge results in materialization of artwork. She brings process to the forefront: knowledge as process, land as process, and making as process. What materializes is reciprocity with the land.
Moore has participated in artist residencies with Women’s Studio Workshop, Land Arts of the American West, LEAP, and Signal Fire Arts. Her work has been included in Emergency Index Performance Publication and in shows at the Santa Fe Art Institute, Tamarind Institute, and Texas A & M University Islander Gallery. She earned her MFA from UNM in 2018 and her BA from Colorado College in 2013.
Kaitlin Bryson / MFA Art & Ecology
Kaitlin Bryson lives and works in the high deserts of New Mexico, and has spent her life working as an artist and organic farmer. Drawing from her experience as a cultivator, her artwork illuminates the processual nature of life through the lens of transformation. Biological materials are embedded into her work so that the “finished” pieces have the potential to play, transform, and live out their own dynamic processes. Her work unfolds as restorative gestures for human and nonhuman audiences, serving as a reminder that mutability and adaptability are the common grounds we all inhabit. Bryson received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Nevada, Reno in 2012, and a Master of Fine Arts in Art & Ecology from the University of New Mexico in 2018. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at The Holland Project in Reno, Nevada, Site Santa Fe, and BioCultura in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and has been performed at The Holocene in Portland, Oregon. In January of 2018 Bryson will participate in the Interface Residency Programme in Gallway, Ireland, supported by funding in part from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Lannan Foundation.
Lara Goldmann / MFA Art & Ecology
2017 and Earlier
Eric-Paul Riege (2017)
Moriah Fiebeger (2015)
Jami Porter Lara (2013)