Alumni Highlight: Marie Conner
April 03, 2020
While at PNCA, Low-Residency MFA Alumni '19 Marie Conner’s artwork and research focused on disability theory, feminism, and how art can help us see, understand and connect with each other. That investigation continues to fuel her work. Conner is currently forming a nonprofit organization called the International Disability Aesthetics Institute, focusing on advocacy, education, access, and opportunities for disabled artists working in contemporary visual arts. As she was building a network of other disabled arts organizations across the world, she realized this type of organization does not exist anywhere.
Additionally Conner maintains a studio practice creating paintings, sculpture, and performance work that has been seen at: PLACE, thirdroom, and the Ford Gallery, among other venues. She has experience curating from working with the Littman + White Galleries, the PNCA Curatorial Fellowship, and through running her own art space Tethered Cord Studios. In the upcoming Lewis and Clark College Gender Symposium Conner will be facilitating a workshop titled Lookin’ for Love: Sex and Intimacy in Fat, Broken, and Non-normative Bodies with current Low-Residency MFA candidate Kelsey Hamilton Davis.
2023 MFA Thesis Exhibition Announcement
We are thrilled to announce Pacific Northwest College of Art's 2023 MFA Thesis Exhibition!
On view across three locations in downtown Portland, Oregon May 4 ~ May 21, 2023
Please join us for a First Thursday Opening Reception on May 4 from 5pm - 8pm!
Tanja Geis Artist Talk with LRVS and Art + Ecology
PNCA’s Art + Ecology and Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies programs are pleased to invite you to a remote lecture with multidisciplinary artist Tanja Geis. Using found and forged materials, working in sculpture, drawing, video, and walking, Geis pulls poetry from ecosystems hanging in the balance.
MONDAY, MARCH 20, 5:30pm PST
2022 Glean Exhibition Recap featuring LRVS '22 alumni ahuva s. zaslavsky
Celebrating Glean 2022 Artist Residency recipient and Low-Residency Visual Studies alumni '22 ahuva s. zaslavsky
Winter Session Artist Lecture with Ranu Mukherjee
Our Winter Session concludes with a visit from multidisciplinary artist Ranu Mukherjee on Friday, Jan 13th at 5:30pm PST. Live via Zoom, RSVP for a link.
Winter Session Artist Lecture with Heather Hart
Join LRVS on Thursday, Jan 12th at 5:30pm PST for a visiting artist talk with luminary Heather Hart.