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Raphael Benero: 2020 MFA Thesis Exhibition

On view online: May 8, 2020 – Ongoing Las Cruces, NM–The University Art Museum (UAM) will present Raphael Benero: 2020 MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring artwork by MFA candidate Raphael Benero. This year’s MFA exhibition presents a body of work that invites viewers to engage in sculptures that replicate childhood objects negotiating cultural dynamics and Mexican…
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MFA Candidate, Yashoda Latkar Receives the Top Award in the Arts

NMSU Research and Creativity Week, November 11th – 15th, 2019 was filled with scholarly and creative research events that included presentations from NMSU’s students and professors along with workshops aiding in grant writing and research. Our department is proud to announce MFA Candidate, Yashoda Latkar as the recipient of a $1500 travel award for her…
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MFA, Brittany Chavez’s New Work Included in the Exhibit, No Human Involved

Congratulations to our MFA Candidate, Brittany Chavez for her video has been accepted into the exhibit, No Human Involved. This exhibit is part of the 5th Annual Sex Workers Symposium at PICA, the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art. Brittany was interviewed by PICA for this exhibit. The show opens on November 8, 2019 and coincides…
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Ger Xiong, MFA receives Fulbright U.S. Student Award to research in Thailand!

Ger Xiong, a graduate student pursuing his MFA in Studio Arts, has been selected for a 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S Student Award to research in Thailand. Ger was born in Chiangkham refugee camp in Northern Thailand when his family escaped the Hmong genocide in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. His family immigrated to the U.S….
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Monica Martinez Seizes Opportunity as Recipient of the Vivian B. Head Scholarship

The Vivian B. Head Scholarship is available for students in the art, music and theatre departments. Students are required to write an essay about free enterprise. Monica Martinez wrote about how she would use the free enterprise system in the art world and found out over the summer she was chosen to be the award…
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1 – Month Residency for MFA Graduate, Madison Manning Coming Up Soon!

  “Madison Manning, MFA candidate, was selected for a one month residency at DE-CONSTRUKT [PROJEKTS] in Brooklyn, New York. In January, Madison will host Big Fun Party With All Your Cool Weird Stuff; a participatory installation that changes daily with the guests. Guests are invited to bring their old belongings and thrift store treasures- clothes…
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