December 15, 2019


     Laura Aguilar (1959-2018) was a predominantly self-taught photographer who photographed marginalized subjects including herself—Chicanas, lesbians, obese women.  She consciously moved away from heteronormative images of Chicana female bodies and the...

November 8, 2019

   In the film Deseos (Desires) Carlos Motta fictionalizes the subjective experiences of two women in the early nineteenth century, one residing in the Ottoman city of Beirut who was punished by her mother for having a same-sex relation and...

October 2, 2019

     My interest in the abject stems from my medical background.  As a pathologist it is not uncommon to refer to a lesion's gross and microscopic appearance according to its similarities to food in color, pattern and consistency.  My latest body of work has to do with...

October 2, 2019


     Christina Ramberg (b. 1946, Kentucky; d. 1995, Chicago, IL) was one of the “Chicago Imagists,” a group of artists who studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the 1960s. The group incuded Roger Brown, Jim Nutt, Gladys Nilsson, and Ed...

July 14, 2019

I am still confused about the comments made at my second year review.  I am conflicted about how to proceed going forward.  There’s been alot of talk here at the school in praise of visiting artists, about their work ethic, about acknowledging labor, which the artists...

June 22, 2019

Thanks to visiting artist at SAIC, Jennie C. Jones, I got some much-needed clarity about Colonial Kaleidoscopes, the recent ceramics, performance and video trilogy I created in collaboration with Niurca Marquez and Pioneer Winter:

Not only d...

July 25, 2018

I have spent the last six weeks engaged in a very enjoyable yet rigorous practice of art-making, reading, writing, and collaborating with fabulous peers and faculty at SAIC.  I was honored to speak about Cauleen Smith at the last Saturday colloquium of the semester.  I...

August 29, 2016

My children’s abandoned playground slide lay recumbent in my overgrown Miami backyard.  Her shapely form called to me like Homer’s sirens.  She demanded that I turn her into a fountain-sculpture of a powerful sea goddess.  I complied.  I carved her uppermost layer, hol...

January 26, 2016

I arrived Thursday to clear skies and lots of snow on the ground, lows at 0 - 3 degrees F.  I was engaging a Canadian colleague from Toronto in some political talk about the residency on the shuttle bus to Montpelier, as our assigned readings of Hito Stereyl are quite...

January 17, 2016

In a few days I will be embarking on a new facet of my life.  I just turned 50, and I am switching gears from a successful career as a pathologist to the pursuit of a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts.  I will be attending the Vermont College of Fine Arts.   I...

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