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Photo & Digital Media
Visiting Artists

Faculty, public, and students not registered in a current photo course, please email

Abbey Hepner: to attend.

FALL 2021

Sarah Sudhoff 

(Performance/ Photo)

Wed. Sep 1, 1:15pm CT

Art & Design West 1104 

Sarah Sudhoff is a first-generation Cuban-American multidisciplinary artist based in Houston, Texas. She is a former photo editor for Texas Monthly and Time magazines. She served as Executive Director and Curator for the Texas Photographic Society and the Houston Center for Photography. Sudhoff holds an M.F.A. in Photography from Parsons School of Design, New York, and a B.J. in Journalism and Photography from the University of Texas at Austin. She taught photography at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Trinity University, San Antonio, and the Art Institute of San Antonio. Sudhoff will be teaching at St. Edwards University in Austin this fall.


Sudhoff’s work interweaves themes of gender, science, and personal experience through photographs —staged and found — as well as through performance, installation, and sculpture. Artist grants from Houston Arts Alliance (2020, 2019 & 2017) and The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation (2013) have furthered her career. Her artwork has been included in exhibitions throughout the U.S. and abroad, including recent and upcoming exhibitions and performances at Ivestor Contemporary, Austin; Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans; Casa Otro, Las Cruces; Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art, Houston; Blaffer Art Museum, Houston; The DoSeum, San Antonio; Stay Home Gallery, Paris; Filter Photo, Chicago; PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury; The Pandemic Archive, New York; grayDuck Gallery, Austin; Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, The Health Museum, Houston; Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver; Texas Vignette, Dallas; Satellite Art Show, Austin; Experimental Action, Houston; Cindy Lisica Gallery, Houston; Galveston Arts Center, Galveston; Pioneer Works, Brooklyn; Roots & Culture, Chicago; and the DongGang International Photo Festival, South Korea. She has participated in artist residencies at Artpace, San Antonio, the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, Bloomington, Indiana, and The DoSeum in San Antonio, Texas.

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Bree Lamb 


Wed. Sep 8, 9:00am CT

ADE 2218 / Zoom

Bree Lamb is an artist, educator, and editor based in New Mexico. She received her MFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico. Bree is a Beaumont Newhall/Van Deren Coke Fellow and is represented by Gallery 19 in Chicago. She is the Managing Editor of Fraction Magazine, Project Manager at Fraction Editions, and Assistant Professor of Photography at New Mexico State University. Bree has previously worked for Wildenstein & Company, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Fovea Exhibitions, and photo technique Magazine.


Nona Faustine Simmons

(Performance/ Photo)

Mon. Sep 13 2:30pm CT 

Art & Design West 1104 

*Sponsored by the SIUE Photo Club

Nona Faustine is a native New Yorker and award-winning photographer. In 2019 she was distinguished with the New York Foundation Arts award in Photography, BRIC Colene Brown Art Prize, Anonymous Was A Woman Award, and Finalist in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Outwin Boochever Competition. Her work focuses on history, identity, representation, evoking a critical and emotional understanding of the past, and proposes a deeper examination of contemporary racial and gender stereotypes. Faustine's work has been exhibited at Harvard University, Rutgers University, Maryland State University, Studio Museum of Harlem, Brooklyn Museum, the International Center of Photography, Saint John's Divine Cathedral, Tomie Ohtake Institute in Brazil among others. Her work is in the collection of the David C. Driskell Center at Maryland State University, Studio Museum of Harlem, Brooklyn Museum and the Carnegie Museum, In 2020 her work was acquired by the North Dakota Museum and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum in Minnesota, Brandesis University, the Johnson Museum, Minnesota Institute of Art, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Faustine’s My Country series will be on view at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburg, Fantasy America March, 2021. Her White Shoes series is on view at the Brooklyn Museum, The Slipstream April 2021 and the Minnesota Institute Of Art, In Her View.

Logan Bellew

(Performance/ Photo)

Wed. Sep 15 2:45pm CT

Art & Design West 1104 

Logan Bellew is a photographer and installation-focused artist based between Brooklyn, New York and Nicosia, Cyprus. The practice of conserving artifacts, stories, and histories form the conceptual core of his work and uses investigative ideologies and autobiographical experiences to develop the deep personal narrative that concerns his work to this day. He is also an active volunteer with the AIDS Solidarity Movement of Cyprus where he was a representative for AIDS Action Europe and helps facilitate island-wide HIV education, public speaking, testing, and outreach campaigns. Currently he is working to document the experience of volunteering in medical research before and in the wake of COVID-19.

Logan earned an MFA in photography from the University of New Mexico and currently teaches at the State University of New York in New Paltz and Arizona State University. His photographs, videos, and installations are exhibited and published internationally including the International Association of Photography and Theory in Cyprus, Primal Sight - a contemporary survey of black and white photography - and the Museum of Modern Art’s artist book collection among others. He is one of the first international recipients of a residency with the Visual Artist’s Association of Cyprus. Outside of his community, artistic, and academic work Logan has also made contributions to projects, exhibitions, and publications with the Getty Foundation, Tamarind Institute, Phoenix Art Museum, The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Public Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Princeton University Art Museum, Julie Saul Gallery - New York, and Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel - São Paulo.

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Ally Christmas

(Video/ Photography)

Wed. Sep 22, 1:00pm CT

Art & Design West 1104 

Ally Christmas is a visual artist currently living and working out of Shepherdstown, WV. Much of her work revolves around notions of selfhood, virtuality, and lived experience, and her hybrid practice involves a number of forms including digital video, still photography, tintypes, and textiles. Her work has been shown at a wide variety of venues, including bitforms gallery in New York City; aCinema’s aDifferent Festival in Milwaukee; ATHICA in Athens, GA; Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta, GA; the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO; and the Alternative Film Festival in Toronto. In 2018, Christmas received her MFA in Photo/Video from the University of Georgia, after which she spent two years teaching video art and photography courses at Grinnell College as the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Video and New Media. She is currently teaching lens-based media as the coordinator of the Photo program at Shepherd University.



Katherine Guinness

Theory and Ethics of Virtual Reality

Friday, April 30th at 2:00pm

Art and Design West 1104

Katherine Guinness is an historian and theorist of contemporary art who received her PhD from the University of Manchester in 2012. She has taught in a wide range of departments and programs across the globe, including the University of Sydney (where she taught a class in “Digital Arts” in their Digital Cultures program), the University of New South Wales (where she taught Architectural History), North Carolina State University (where she taught in their Art History and Women’s and Gender Studies programs), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (where she taught a number of First Year Seminars in Art History). She is interested in many topics within contemporary art, all of which she examines with a feminist lens, and is currently working on projects that include the first academic monograph on German artist Rosemarie Trockel; the aesthetics of “zaniness” in contemporary Australian performance and video art; and death, immortality and digital media in the work of a number of younger video artists.

Albert Abdul-Barr Wang

What the Heck is an NFT?

Friday, April 23rd at 2:00pm

Art and Design West 1104

Albert Abdul-Barr Wang is a Salt Lake City-based conceptual photographer, fabric, tapestry, painter, sculptor, and installation artist. He is also the owner of Office Space, a contemporary gallery in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

His projects focus on historical and economic archives, glitches in artificial intelligence as related to Muslim identity, surveillance and linguistics, science fiction, capitalist machinery, Afro-linguistics, and the commodification of political violence through technology and social media. He has exhibited at Postmasters Gallery, Site:Brooklyn Gallery, Filter Space, Equity Gallery, Texas Photographic Society, and Tiger Strikes Asteroid. Also he has been an artist-in-residence at the School for Visual Arts and a recipient of the Working Artist Org grant.

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Daniel Kariko


Wed March 3, 1:00pm CT

ADE 2218 / Zoom

Daniel Kariko is a North Carolina-based artist, and an Associate Professor of Fine Art Photography in the School of Arts and Design at East Carolina University, in Greenville, North Carolina. Kariko’s images investigate environmental and political aspects of landscape, use of land, and cultural interpretation of inhabited space. In addition to the images of arthropods, he worked on several long-term photographic projects in his native Serbia, recording the aftermath of the war in Balkans. Since 1999 Kariko documented the endangered wetlands and dramatic changes in the landscape in Barataria- Terrebonne region of South Louisiana. Kariko’s work has been shown nationally and internationally in galleries and museums, including: Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groeningen, The Netherlands; Yixian International Photography Festival, Huangshan City, China; Manchester Science Festival, UK; Rewak Gallery, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; Edinburgh International Science Festival, UK; Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia; Rijeka Foto Festival, Croatia; Fries Museum, The Netherlands; Festival della Scienza di Verona, Italy; Photon Gallery, Vienna, Austria; Royal Albert Hall, London, UK; ArtCell Gallery, Cambridge, UK; Galata Museo del Mare, Genova, Italy; Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL; and The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, Albuquerque, NM. Kariko’s work was featured in a number of online and printed publications, including: Nature, Art Papers, CNN Photos, National Geographic Proof, PetaPixel, Wired, Design Observer, and Discover Magazine. Kariko received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana and his Masters of Fine Arts from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona in studio arts with a concentration in photography.

Ranran Fan

(Performance/ Photo)

Wed March 3, 10:00am CT

ADE 2218 / Zoom

(b. China) is an artist currently based in the US, working primarily in photography, installation and performance. Ranran earned a BFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a BS in Biology in Hong Kong, and is pursuing a MFA at the University of New Mexico Studio Art. Her work has been exhibited internationally including Academy Art Museum, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe Art Institute, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (China), and Incheon Marine Asia Photography and Video Festival. Ranran has been nominated as a SITE Scholar at SITE Santa Fe (2019). She received several awards including Student Award for Innovations in Imaging at Society for Photographic Education (U.S., 2019), and the Shiseido Photographer Prize at Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (China, 2018).

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