CFA Downtown Studio

113 Fourth St. NW

The CFA Downtown Studio, located at 113 Fourth St. NW, is an exhibition and event space that provides a professional public platform for students within the College of Fine Arts.

In addition to being a unique off-campus site to showcase current student art, the CFA Downtown Studio frequently works with emerging local artists, collectives, curators, art historians and musicians on special exhibitions, artist lectures, music concerts and experimental sound performances.

As part of the CFA Downtowns Studio’s commitment to fully participate in and with the downtown and greater Albuquerque community, a high school outreach effort has also been established to invite students to artist talks, exhibition tours and workshops.

Current Exhibition: Someone to Ride the River With

A Survey of MFA photography students from the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and the University of New Mexico

February 1st- 17th, 2017
Reception: February 3, 2017 6pm- 8pm

“Someone to ride the river with,” a saying used in the Western United States during the late 1800s, referred to a person who could be counted on, someone who was reliable. In the spirit of this adage, MFA photography students in the Southwest are banding together to form a network through which they can provide support and help one another to navigate the uncertain waters of academia and the art world. This exhibition showcases work from current graduate students in the photo programs at three major universities in the Southwest. Opening at the Lionel Rombach Gallery in Tuscon, AZ, in conjunction with the Society for Photographic Education’s Southwest and West joint regional conference, the show was on display at the Harry Wood Gallery in Tempe, AZ and be on display from November 21st – December 2nd before closing at the Center for Fine Arts Downtown Studio in Albuquerque, NM from February 1st – 17th.

About CFA Downtown Studio

UNM College of Fine Arts Dean Kymberly Pinder and several CFA faculty members worked collaboratively with leaders from City of Albuquerque to create the CFA Downtown Studio. The City of Albuquerque is the owner of the space and is generously leasing it under agreement.

UNM Graduate Student Lara Goldmann works as its director to program and coordinate exhibits and activities.

Contact the CFA Downtown Studio

113 Fourth St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

(505) 277-2112