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MFA in Interdisciplinary Art Virtual Winter Residency 2021

January 4 - January 16

Black and white logo for Sierra Nevada University's low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts program

MFA-IA Public Event Schedule

Photo of American interdisciplinary artist Macon Reed Visiting Artist Lecture
Macon Reed

January 6 2:00 pm
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Macon Reed is an artist working in sculpture, installation, video, radio documentary, painting, and participatory projects. Her work has shown at venues including PULSE NYC Special Projects, BRIC Media Arts, ABC No Rio, The Kitchen, Art F City FAGallery, Chicago Cultural Center, Mana Contemporary, Roots & Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, ICA Baltimore, and Athens Museum of Queer Arts in Greece.

In addition to her BFA and MFA degrees, she studied Radio Documentary at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and Physical Theater at the Dah International School in Belgrade.
artist website: www.maconreed.com

Photo of American artist Joseph DeLappe Visiting Artist Lecture
Joseph DeLappe

January 6 10:00 am
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Joseph DeLappe, a native San Franciscan, has been working with electronic and new media since 1983. He is currently based in Dundee, Scotland, where he is Professor of Games and Tactical Media at Abertay University. His work in online gaming performance, activist/political art, participatory and social practice, sculpture, and electromechanical installation have been shown throughout the United States and abroad.

In 2016 he collaborated with the Biome Collective in Dundee to create “Killbox”, a game about drone warfare that was nominated in 2017 for a BAFTA Scotland in the “Best Computer Game” category.
artist website: www.delappe.net

Photo of American artist Rodney Ewing Visiting Artist Lecture
Rodney Ewing

January 8 2:30 pm
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Rodney Ewing, also a San Franciscan, is a visual artist whose drawings, installations, and mixed media works focus on his need to intersect body and place, memory and fact, to re-examine human histories, cultural conditions, and events. In his work he is pursuing a narrative that requires us to be present and intimate.

His work has been exhibited extensively, including at the Museum of African Diaspora, San Francisco CA; The Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco; Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, CA; and The Drawing Center, New York, NY.
artist website: www.rodneyewing.com/

Image of Walter Kitundu, a multidisciplinary artist who focuses on kinetic sculpture and sound installation Visiting Artist Lecture
Walter Kitundu

January 11 5:15 pm
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Walter Kitundu is a multidisciplinary artist who focuses on kinetic sculpture and sound installation, composition, public art, and teaching. He builds (and performs on) extraordinary musical instruments, while researching and documenting the natural world. Kitundu has created hand-built record players driven by the wind and rain, fire and earthquakes, birds, light, and the force of ocean waves.

In 2008 he received a MacArthur Fellowship in recognition of his art practice.
artist website: www.kitundu.com

Thesis Reception + Graduation

January 12 10:00 am
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Celebrate with the graduating MFA candidates.

Midway Open House

January 13 4:00 pm
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Come to the Midway Exhibition

Photo of Native American artist Kade Twist Visiting Artist Lecture
Kade Twist

January 14 5:15 pm
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Kade L. Twist is an interdisciplinary artist working with video, sound, interactive media, text, and installation environments. Twist’s work combines re-imagined tribal stories with geopolitical narratives to examine the unresolved tensions between market-driven systems, consumerism, and American Indian cultural self-determination.

Mr. Twist is a co-founder of Postcommodity, an interdisciplinary artist collective that was included in both the 2017 Whitney Biennial and documenta 14.
artist website: www.postcommodity.com


January 4
January 16
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