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March 05-08, 2020

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2020 SPE Annual Conference: Hosted by The University of Houston | Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts | School of Art

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Francis Almendárez

Francis Almendárez

Friday, March 06, 2020 @ 11:00am, Galleria III&IV

"Re-photographing the Boundaries: A Double Consciousness"

Francis Almendárez is an interdisciplinary artist from Los Angeles and currently based in Houston where he teaches at University of Houston and Houston Community College. His work has been exhibited regionally and internationally including at... read more

Hannah Altman

Hannah Altman

Saturday, March 07, 2020 @ 9:00am, Plaza I

Graduate Presentations

Hannah Altman is a Jewish American artist from New Jersey. Her work considers relationships between body, interiority, feminine performance, lineage, and the structures that perpetuate them using photographic based media. She is an MFA candidate... read more

Qais Assali

Qais Assali

Saturday, March 07, 2020 @ 9:00am, Galleria III&IV

DIALOGIC: Reinventing Representation

Visual artist and educator from Palestine. Recently was Artist-in-Residence for Critical Race Studies at Michigan State University, and currently at the Core Residency, MFAH. He holds two master's degrees - MFA in Photography from Bard... read more

Evan Baden

Evan Baden

Saturday, March 07, 2020 @ 11:00am, Plaza II

"The Open Road – Photography and the Road Trip"

Evan Baden earned his MFA from Columbia College in Chicago in 2014. He has exhibited widely in Europe and the US and is held in a number of public collections. He is currently an Instructor... read more

Jeremy Bolen

Jeremy Bolen

Saturday, March 07, 2020 @ 1:00pm, Galleria I&II

DIALOGIC: Landscape Trauma

Jeremy Bolen is an artist researcher, organizer and educator interested in site specific, experimental modes of documentation and presentation. Much of Bolen's work involves rethinking systems of recording -- in an attempt to observe... read more

Michael Borowski

Michael Borowski

Saturday, March 07, 2020 @ 9:00am, Galleria I&II

DIALOGIC: Machine Vision

Michael Borowski is an Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Virginia Tech. His work uses metaphors of building and construction to examine societal values that are embedded in the built environment. He received his MFA... read more

Jonathan Castillo

Jonathan Castillo

Friday, March 06, 2020 @ 1:00pm, Galleria I&II

"Shifting Visions from Me to We"

Jonathan Castillo's photography focuses on people, place and social issues. His work has been featured with Wired, the BBC, CBS: Los Angeles and G1 Globo. , Awards and honors include the Albert Weisman Award, the... read more

Alicia Chester

Alicia Chester

Saturday, March 07, 2020 @ 11:00am, Galleria III&IV

"The Future is Past: Identity and Photography Through Time"

Alicia Chester is an artist, writer, and PhD candidate in visual and cultural studies at the University of Rochester. Currently she holds a fellowship at the George Eastman Museum. She completed a BFA and MA... read more

Kimber  Chewning

Kimber Chewning

Saturday, March 07, 2020 @ 11:00am, Galleria III&IV

"The Future is Past: Identity and Photography Through Time"

Kimber Chewning is a PhD Candidate specializing in photohistory and contemporary art at Boston University. She researches the ambiguities between selfhood and artistic "work" and how this is visually documented. She has worked for the... read more

Elizabeth Claffey

Elizabeth Claffey

Friday, March 06, 2020 @ 1:00pm, Galleria III&IV

DIALOGIC: Women, Humor, Empathy and Representation

Elizabeth Claffey is an Assistant Professor at Indiana University, a 2019-20 Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, and a 2012-13 Fulbright Fellow. Her work focuses on the way... read more

Rachel Cox has exhibited her work broadly having recently been included in exhibitions at The Belfast International Photography Festival, Photo London, Foto Mexico, and the Mumbai Photography Festival. Her work has been published in TIME,... read more

Marcus DeSieno

Marcus DeSieno

Saturday, March 07, 2020 @ 9:00am, Galleria I&II

DIALOGIC: Machine Vision

Marcus DeSieno is a Washington-based visual artist interested in how the advancement of visual technology continually changes and mediates our understanding of the world. DeSieno is Assistant Professor of Photography at Central Washington University in... read more

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