The UNM Art Museum presents the University of New Mexico Department of Art’s 29th Annual Juried Graduate Exhibition. The exhibition, titled Not Yet and Yet, features the work of fifteen artists currently enrolled in the MFA Program and working in all mediums – painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, sound/installation, and video.
The artists’ works presented here speak to the ideas of our time through representations of identity, perceptions of self, attraction and repulsion, consideration of natural phenomena, and comfort or lack thereof, with humor and heart swells throughout. As a whole, there is a palpable feeling that, amidst the fits and starts, the hammer and the dance, something of promise could be on the horizon.
-Nancy Zastudil, Guest Curator
Juana Estrada Hernandez
Jenny Irene Miller
Sofía Méndez Subieta
Corn Wagon Thunder
Alexandria Zuniga de Dóchas
Nancy Zastudil is an independent editor, writer, and curator working toward equitable representation in and access to the arts. From 2018 to 2021, Zastudil was gallery director at Tamarind Institute where she curated exhibitions around themes of identity, belonging, and narrative. Previously, she was administrative director of Frederick Hammersley Foundation, owner of Central Features Contemporary Art, and associate director of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at the University of Houston. She edits artist books and exhibition catalogs, and she contributes to Arts and Culture Texas, Edible New Mexico, Hyperallergic, Southwest Contemporary, among others. She regularly participates in artist award juries and grant proposal reviews, most recently for the Mid-America Arts Alliance, Fleishhacker Foundation, Creative Capital, and Harpo Foundation. Zastudil received her MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts in 2007 and her BFA in Painting and Drawing from The Ohio State University in 2001.