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Art NOW - Graduate Student presentations and public critique

uLethbridge Online Presentation
Friday, Jan 29, 2021 at 12:00 PM (MT)

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Graduate Student Presentations in Art NOW

The Department of Art invites community members, students and those involved with the arts and culture sector working in Lethbridge, across Alberta and globally, to attend the annual Graduate Student presentations and public critique.

Five individuals, each pursuing advanced research-creation degrees at the University of Lethbridge, discuss their current projects, works that combine scholarly investigation with innovation through art and design.

Amber Morrison Fox: Digital Publishing-DIY Downloads
Anna Nikolova: Transforming Reality
Lorne Power: Image/Text
Migueltzinta Solis: Theming the Postcolonial Dark Ride
Nayan Velaskar: Negotiating Queer Virtual Space

Following the presentations in Art Now (12:00 – 1:00 pm), presenters invite you in conversation and open question (1:00 – 2:00 pm).
All are welcome to attend.

Amber Morrison Fox
completed her BA in Visual Art and Creative Writing at Vancouver Island University in June 2018 and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Lethbridge. She won the VIU Visual Art Major Award of Excellence, Best Poetry Performance at VIU Create Conference, and Nanaimo Art Gallery’s Achievement Award in 2018. You can find her work online at &

Anna Nikolova
is a 2nd year MFA New Media candidate. She earned a BSc in Multimedia, Computer Graphics and Animation from the New Bulgarian University. Her research and artistic practice investigates interactive virtual environments as an evolving narrative form. Due to the pandemic, living in relative isolation, she began to consider and question parallel world building, her relationship with technology and virtual space, and the desire to reconnect with nature.

Lorne Power
studied photography at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design from 2015-2018. His first solo exhibition, Convenience, was held at a corner store in December 2018. In July 2019, he collaborated with his partner, dance artist Sarah Power, in the performance, No Flies on You, as part of Third Shift, a public art festival. In September 2019, his second solo show, Not After Last Night, was held at Jones Gallery in Saint John. This past Fall, Lorne began graduate studies in the MFA program at the University of Lethbridge.

Migueltzinta Solís
is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. He holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from The Evergreen State College and an MFA in Art from the University of Lethbridge. Migueltzinta is currently a 2nd year student in the Cultural, Social and Political Thought PhD program. This is his fifth time presenting for Art Now.

Nayan Velaskar
is a virtual reality artist. He is a first year MFA New Media student. He earned his BFA in experimental media from Teesside University. His artistic practice concerns negotiating and establishing virtual queer space.


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