Multiple artist talks and events, including artist-in-residence Michael Krueger, and more are coming up at Tamarind Institute during the spring and summer sessions. Events are held at Tamarind Institute, located at 2500 Central Ave., SE.
Michael Krueger, artist talk, Feb. 1, at 5:30 p.m.
Artist in residence Michael Krueger, is a professor of art at The University of Kansas, where he specializes in printmaking. His work explores human experience as it plays out in American history and contemporary popular culture. He works in a variety of media including, painting, drawing, printmaking, animation and ceramics.
Linn Meyers, artist talk, March 22, at 5:30 p.m.
Washington D.C. based artist Linn Meyers returns to Tamarind for her third artist residency. Her work is rooted in drawing, and her large-scale wall murals and more intimate works on paper all explore the unique and imperfect quality of the hand-drawn line.
Wonder Cabinet, April 20-22
Tamarind hosts a weekend long program of presentations, panels and demonstrations on the interactions of art and science, guest curated by Lawrence Weschler. New work by paper engineer Matthew Shlian will be featured, at the conclusion of his Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency at Tamarind. All events will be free and open to the public in various locations. The Albuquerque Wonder Cabinet is supported by the Frederick Hammersley Foundation.
Tamarind Student Exhibition, May 4-9
Featuring the collaborative work of Tamarind PTP students and UNM art students.
Hayal Pozanti, artist talk, May 17, at 5:30 p.m.
New York-based artist Hayal Pozanti returns to Tamarind for her second artist residency this spring. Her seemingly abstract imagery revolves around an invented “alphabet” of 31 shapes, each composition embedding data relating to the human impact of technological advancements.
Mark Mulroney, artist talk, June 14, 5:30 p.m.
Syracuse-based artist Mark Mulroney, returns to Tamarind for his second artist residency this summer. His humorous and incisive cultural commentary plays out in obsessive and nostalgic drawing, traversing every possible American preoccupation.
Nancy Friese, artist talk, June 28, 5:30 p.m.
Painter and printmaker Nancy Friese continues the plein-air landscape tradition. Friese began her tenure at Rhode Island School of Design in 1990 as the head of printmaking. In addition to teaching, she spends her time between her home base in Providence and a family farm in North Dakota, painting and drawing familiar forests, meadows and river banks. Her fascination with landscape has taken her to Giverny to paint Monet's gardens, and to Japan to study formal gardens. At Tamarind, she will expand her landscape arsenal to include the high desert of New Mexico.
Aaron Noble, artist talk, Aug. 2, at 5:30 p.m.
Los Angeles based artist Aaron Noble, returns to Tamarind this summer to collaborate in the workshop, having been on site earlier to create a temporary mural on Tamarind's Central Ave facade. As the cofounder of the Clarion Alley Mural Project in San Francisco, Noble is widely known as a mural painter, but he's also an accomplished printmaker. His references draw upon a broad swath of art history and comic books, ranging from William Blake to Marvel comics, bringing animated and futuristic imagery to his works on paper and wall murals.
Tamarind Institute is an internationally recognized fine art lithography workshop affiliated with the College of Fine Arts of The University of New Mexico. Tamarind is dedicated to the preservation and advancement of lithography through education, research, exhibitions, and artist residencies, and is credited with expanding the accessibility to and popularity of printmaking among contemporary artists around the world. Tamarind frequently sponsors programs with diverse populations, locally and internationally, benefitting University, Albuquerque, and New Mexico constituencies.