Category: Alumni SpotlightCollege of Fine Arts News
Congratulations UNM Photography alum Martin Wannam who is now the Assistant Professor of Art at UNC Chapel Hill
Congratulations UNM Photography alum Martin Wannam who is now the Assistant Professor of Art at UNC Chapel Hill Martín Wannam (b. 1992, Guatemala) is a visual artist and educator whose work critically examines Guatemalan’s historical, social, and political climate,...
UNM MFA Art & Ecology alum Dylan McLaughlin appointed Early Career Fellow at UT Austin
UNM MFA Art & Ecology alum Dylan McLaughlin appointed Early Career Fellow at UT Austin The University of Texas at Austin, College of Fine Arts welcomes three Early Career Fellows for the next two years as part of its Expanding Approaches to American Arts...
Work in Progress with Jared Tso
Jared Tso (Diné), who teaches ceramics and makes pottery from the road, is a rising star in the world of Indigenous pottery. During my pottery classes at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, I admired Jared Tso’s pottery—with its beautiful curvature and...
A UNM Film and Digital Arts graduate, Shaandiin Tome, featured in New Mexico Magazine
A UNM Film and Digital Arts graduate, Shaandiin Tome, featured in New Mexico Magazine. FROM THE VERY BEGINNING of Shaandiin Tome’s short film Mud (Hashtl’ishnii), you notice the graininess. It’s shot on 16-millimeter film, a bold aesthetic choice that is not easy to...
Music alumnus doing some incredible work during this time of COVID
Alumnus Ingela Onstad doing some incredible work during this time of COVID. Ingela Onstad, who completed her M.M. In Voice Performance (2014) and her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling (2017) from UNM, recently launched a new business called Courageous Artistry. Through...
Announcing the 2019-2020 Fulcrum Fund Recipients
Two former UNM MFA grads of our Experimental Art and Technology are 2019-2020 Fulcrum Fund Recipients! The Fulcrum Fund, now in its fourth year, is a grant program developed and administered by 516 ARTS as a partner in the Regional Regranting Program of The Andy...
Recent College of Fine Arts graduate receives Andrew W. Mellon fellowship
Kyler Michael Brahmer, a recent graduate from the College of Fine Arts, has received an Andrew W. Mellon fellowship for a summer workshop at UCLA. Funded by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the UCLA/Getty Graduate Program in the Conservation of...
Because It’s Time: Unraveling Race and Place in NM
Because It’s Time: Unraveling Race and Place in NM examines race and identity in New Mexico and is a space for artistic expression that grapples with the complexities of who we are, how we are understood, and how that impacts the way we live (or don’t) in a variety of places.
Making movie magic, like a girl
University of New Mexico alumna Carol Payne banded together with her colleagues at Industrial Light & Magic to create Women in VFX, a series that highlights women working in visual effects for film and television.
Eric-Paul Riege commissioned new work for SITElines.2018 Biennial
His work is a celebration and study and being of Hózhó–Diné philosophy that encompasses beauty, balance, goodness, and harmony in all things physical, mental, and spiritual.
Honoring the legacy of Patrick Nagatani
On April 27, the UNM Art Museum will open “Patrick Nagatani: A Survey of Early Photographs” in the Raymond Jonson Gallery. The photographs in the exhibition predate Nagatani’s move to New Mexico, highlighting the work he did as a graduate student and earlier, when Nagatani was a novice photographer.
Fine Arts Faculty and Alum Secure Fulcrum Grant Awards
Professor Ray Hernández-Durán and BFA Joanna Keane Lopez among those receiving project funding from the 516 ARTS partnered grant program
Watch: Jami Porter Lara Exhibits at The National Museum for Women in the Arts
Jami Porter Lara discusses the importance of the arts, her time at UNM, and how she uses a 2000-year-old ceramic process to connect the past and present in Border Crossing
Santa Fe Declares Dana Tai Soon Burgess Day
Santa Fe native and UNM alum, Dana Tai Soon Burgess is a leading American choreographer, dancer, and cultural figure. He has been referred to as the “poet laureate of Washington dance”
Watch: Julia Lambright – Hybrid-Iconography Creations
Julia Lambright’s dream to become an artist started in her native Russia. But it didn’t end there. As a successful makeup artist in Moscow, Lambright felt there was something missing in her life.
Contact the College of Fine Arts
How to Apply
• All students must be admitted to the University, whether as an incoming freshman, transfer student, or non-degree student. Apply online through the Admissions Department at UNM
•After meeting all CFA admission requirements, students must apply to become a declared major.
The College of Fine Arts Student Success & Advisement Center is committed to serve the UNM community with compassion, guidance, and respect as we promote academic excellence.
To speak with a CFA advisor, please call (505) 277-4817.