Category Archives: NMSU Alumni

Mariah Morell at Art Obscura 11.9.20

Mariah Morell received her BFA in 2016 and has been actively showing her work. From her website: My work is about the excess and exuberance of youth. Using excessive mark making to convey the subject of youth and exuberance. Specifically relating to the younger generations voice and how people transform over time and grow out…
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Frank Meuschke’s Exhibit “Invisible Present”

Frank Meuschke received his MFA from NMSU’s Department of Art in 2000. From here, he went to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture for an artist residency program and upon completion, soon became their Dean from 2001-2003. He has had numerous exhibitions, residencies and teaching appointments. Frank is currently the resident artist at the Cedar…
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Pop Up Art Show Creates a Bridge in “Challenging the Traditional View”

Karen Conley, recent alumna from NMSU’s BFA program, took on the charge along with the help of artist friends, Roy van Der Aa, Tiffany Figuero and a few others to organize a recent pop up exhibit, “Challenging the Traditional Viewpoint”. Two art supporters and members of the Las Cruces Community Partners, Bob Pofahl and Steve…
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NMSU 2011 Distinguished Alum, Dr. Kim Baronowski

Dr. Kim Baronowski is an alum from the NMSU Department of Art where she received her BFA in sculpture and her MFA in Sculpture and Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth. Dr. Baronowski went on to receive her doctorate in psychology and is currently a counseling psychologist in New York City where she also serves as…
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MA Alum, Haley Luster

Congratulations to recent alum, Haley Luster (MA ’17) in her new position as Museum technician and conservator at the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe!

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Celebrate the Opening of Cruces Creative’s Makerspace

Coming up on May 19th, celebrate the upcoming opening of the makerspace, that our alumna, Lea Surgey-Wise and others have been working on since the inception of Cruces Creative.  You can find out more about this organization and the next few events they will be hosting starting next Saturday, May 19th with a celebration for…
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NMSU Alumna 2016, Mariah Morell Exhibiting in International Juried Show

Mariah Morell, BFA 2016, will be showing 5 drawings in the upcoming exhibition, 21st Annual NO DEAD ARTISTS, at the JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY, New Orleans, LA. INTERNATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY ART AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 FIRST SATURDAY GALLERY OPENINGS ||| 2 SEPTEMBER, 6-9PM http://jonathanferraragallery.blogspot.com/ MATTHEW WELDON SHOWMAN | gallery director + partner |…
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Alumni, Michelle Lantieri Receives Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

  Michelle Lanteri, University Art Gallery interim director and MA alumna, has been accepted into the Native American Art History PhD program at The University of Oklahoma (OU) in Norman, as an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellow. Michelle will begin the five-year PhD program this August, and she and her husband John will move to…
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Michele Abeles

Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Michele Abeles Michele Abeles received an MFA in photography from Yale University. Her work will be on view at the 12th Biennale de Lyon and the Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel and has been featured in exhibitions includes: Sculpture Center; White Columns; and MoMA PS1, in New York. Lecture: 5:30 PM Tuesday,March 14,…
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$250,000 Gifted to the NMSU Dept. of Art on Giving Tuesday!

THANK YOU FOR GIVING TUESDAY AND THE DEVASTHALI CHALLENGE!!! Dr. Rama and Ammu Devasthali, seen on the far right, have contributed $250,000 to D. W. Williams Hall for equipment for the new art department building.  As part of Giving Tuesday at NMSU, the Devasthali’s set up a challenge to match their contribution dollar for dollar….
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