In Lak' Ech San Diego to Denver: You Are My Other Self

August 15 - October 4, 2014

The exhibition features artists from California and Colorado who engage in an exploration of immigration, cultural difference and equality. David Avalos, artist and professor of art at California State University, San Marcos was invited by MSU Denver to participate as curator and artist for the exhibition. Avalos will also be the honoree of MSU Denver Department of Chicano/a Studies 2014 Richard T. Castro Visiting Professorship. 

Paper Work

June 20 - August 2, 2014

Exploring the limits of agility and strength, paper becomes emblematic of tenacity and transformation. Works featured incorporate the fields of mathematics, engineering and design.

Artists: Melissa Jay Craig, Jennifer Ghormley, Anne Hallam, Bovey Lee, Diane Martonis, Dawn McFadden, Liz Miller, Mia Pearlman, Susan Porteous

Emerging Artist Gallery

Young Artist Studio

June 20 - August 2, 2014

Making Contact

MSU Denver Art Faculty Exhibition

February 21 - April 5, 2014

MSU Denver art faculty Making Contact through collaboration, interactive artwork and programming that reaches across the artist/viewer divide.

Cross Currents November 22 - February 8, 2014

The artists of Cross Currents represent the spirit of innovation by blending elements found in traditional Native American art with meaning and strategies born of 21st century artmaking, adding unique voices to the visual language of today. From this platform they present new possibilities for understanding the complexities of cultural identity from the varied perspective of individuals with different indigenous backgrounds. Acts of misrepresentation and appropriation of traditional symbols propagated by mass media are confronted head-on, while declarations of individuality, rejecting labels and stereotypes, offer new models of self-ascribed cultural identification.

Artists: Cannupahanska, Nicholas Galanin, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Merritt Johnson, Sarah Ortegon, Wendy Red Star, Sarah Sense, Marie Watt, Will Wilson

IMAGE: Merritt Johnson, “Emergency Mantle for Diplomatic Security and Near Invisibility” (detail), mixed media, 2013‌

View the exhibition catalog here.