Juried by Stephanie Edwards, Independent Curator


On view in Mariani Gallery: April 16 - 30, 2018
Curatorial Talk with Juror: April 19 at 4pm in Guggenheim Hall, Room 001
Opening Reception + Awards Ceremony: April 19, 5-7pm

The Annual Student Exhibiton is an annual juried showcase of the students of the School of Art & Design. We are pleased to welcome this year's guest juror, independent curator Stephanie Edwards. Visiting artist and scholar, Stephanie Edwards is an independent curator in pursuit of a MA in Gallery Management and Exhibit Specialization from Western State University and holds a BA in Studio Art with a minor in Curatorial Studies from Metropolitan State University. As a practicing artist herself, Edwards sees her curatorial practice as material for social practice artwork by utilizing communication as a medium. Artist advocacy has become a central element in her curatorial strategy through her training as a curatorial intern at Black Cube, a nomadic art museum that is the first organization to be W.A.G.E. certified from its inception. Edwards is a former curator of 965 Gallery at Center for Visual Art.

Select publications include Language as Medium Interview with Joel SwansonandIllusive Facade: An Interview with Laura Shill. Recent examples of curatorial work include ​​Resound:​ ​Reverberations​ ​between​ ​Artist​ ​and​ ​Place at 965 Gallery and​ ​​Emerge:​ ​A​ ​Visual​ ​Arts​ ​Showcase​ ​of​ ​MSU​ ​Denver​ ​Students at Emmanuel Gallery. Edwards has recently held a number of roles, such as panel discussion monitor for Carving your Niche: Printmaking Practices, juror ofAnalogue Impressions: Examining the Printmaking Process, and organizer of Print // Ex: A community Print Exchange. Edwards' performance work with The Mothers was featured in Performance Art Week Eight at Emmanuel Gallery. More information on Edwards' practice can be found at Cargo and LinkedIn.

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