From August through November 2020 artists participating in the Land Arts of the American West program  explored Albuquerque through a series of Art & Ecology Field Labs. As a response to these experiences each artist produced a series of works shared here on this website and as a folded map publication.


Artists and Projects
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Alisha Anderson is an MFA student in UNM’s Art & Ecology program. Currently, her research-based practice focuses on energy systems and their ecological ramifications. This semester she traced systems she’s entangled in by following pipes, wires, and sunlight. 

Kerry Cottle is a visual artist and MFA candidate in Painting and Drawing at The University of New Mexico. Her work is an ongoing meditation on abstraction and color theory as a method to symbolically consider, restore, and gently subvert flawed value systems. 

Jana Greiner identifies as a queer sculptor and interdisciplinary artist and has been working with needle and thread since they were a child. Drawn to the traditional idea of textiles being ‘women’s work,’ Jana uses this life-long skill to create art that challenges that perspective. 

Daniel Hojnacki is originally from Chicago, IL. His photographic process is currently in a state of curiosity and flux, attempting to relay history into nuanced and abstracted quiet forms of contemplation with material experimentation. 

Britney A. King (Diné / Annishinabe Ne-I-Yah-Wahk) is a digital artist that creates audio visual re-mixes. She employs physical manipulation & sound-reactive techniques as experimental modes of re-envisioning & imagining post-colonial landscapes of identity, gender, & sexuality. 

Shelby Roberts is currently an MFA candidate in the photography program at The University of New Mexico. Her practice is oriented around ideas of relating to place, the process of healing, and human-made infrastructure. Roberts has a special interest in self-publishing and zine culture.

Magdalena Sterling is a fourth year undergraduate student at The University of New Mexico. Her artistic practice includes embodied research processes, experimentation and is heavily influenced by location, environment and community. She also has experience in archival work and curation. 

Cristina Tadeo is an MFA candidate in Dance at The University of New Mexico. Her artistic practice is situated at the intersection of performance, environment, design, and process documentary. Her research explores the interactions of embodied practice, empathy, and ecology.